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#Flipped classroom streamed conference & some #history

Ignatia Webs

With all the changes that are happening in education (more online, more access for many students) the concept of the flipped classroom has gained a lot of attention, and it attracted a lot of researchers investigating its benefits and challenges. conferences education eLearning k12 online learning

WiZIQ offers free #iPad enabled online #classrooms for teachers

Ignatia Webs

Virtual classrooms are a technology in high demand as they allow any trainer or teacher to reach an international audience at any given moment. As such the educational department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine , who has students and partners around the world is taking a second look into the WiZIQ functionalities. seminar mobile virtual classroom wiziq ipad

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. into classroom learning. Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring!

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

In the post, we will consider the use of mobile devices within the Flipped Classroom method. As I myself am currently learning about and thinking about the concept of the Flipped Classroom, it would be prudent to look elsewhere for a more definitive definition of the Flipped Classroom.  In the Flipped Classroom model, the sequence is flipped.

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

In the post, we will consider the use of mobile devices within the Flipped Classroom method. As I myself am currently learning about and thinking about the concept of the Flipped Classroom, it would be prudent to look elsewhere for a more definitive definition of the Flipped Classroom.  For the purposes of this blog post, a simple description will do so simply put, a flipped classroom is a classroom where the instructional time and student activity time are reversed. In the Flipped Classroom model, the sequence is flipped.

#MOOC factors influencing teachers in formal #education

Ignatia Webs

This is a paper entitled MOOC factors influencing teachers in formal education was written for the Mexican open journal: Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a distancia. gladly accepted the request, because I think MOOC can be used in multiple forms, supporting teachers in all areas of formal education. eLearning higher education k12 mooc online education online learning paper

Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects

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mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, systems and solutions providers) can offer to support education. GSMA is still looking for mobile education case studies and educational institutions which would be interested in working with mobile network operators on pilot projects. mobile mLearning education lifelong learning mobile learning informal learning

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. totally agree with her observation that institutions should stop thinking from what was (classroom teaching, teacher in front.) education collaborative learning mooc instructional design informal learning

Running race between open learning and formal higher education

Ignatia Webs

As the discussion on the future of higher education keeps on going, it is interesting to see how the presidents of colleges look upon these changes, particularly when looking at how top management looks at the pro's and con's of online learning. The public and college presidents differ over the educational value of online courses. Do Laptops and Smartphones Belong in the Classroom?

#IRRODL : Why the #chaos of #MOOC s and #mlearning will be a benefit to #education in the long run

Ignatia Webs

To all of us who think education is stressed for change, this paper on using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education is a collaborative effort to embrace chaos in new educational formats (MOOC, mLearning) to come to a new educational balance. in the end. There are many other great articles in it. education2.0

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. into classroom learning. Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring!

#Teacher contest: using innovative practices in your classroom? Enter!

Ignatia Webs

My wonderful PAU education colleague Maria Perifanou just sent me a wonderful contest for all you primary and secondary teachers (in EU). The Open Education Europa portal has just launched a contest aiming at collecting and sharing innovative teaching practices taking place in Europe. From my end, I am going to ask my GUSCO colleagues to enter (one or three wonderful teachers working on the integrate MOOCs in secondary school classrooms to increase lifelong learning skills ). Inclusion; providing access to education or training to a previously excluded group or audience.

How to evaluate apps and websites for meeting your classroom needs

Cell Phones in Learning

However, once we are able to narrow down to a few options to use in their classroom, they need to do some evaluating of these sites for themselves. No site or app is perfect for all classrooms, so we need to make sure the resources they select are personalized well enough to suit their classroom needs. Thus it is important that we understand how to thoroughly evaluate the effectiveness of an app or resource to meet their classroom needs. Below are some of the criteria that we should be considering when bringing an app or website into their classroom for learning.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. Why is this technological innovation different for education than previous moments (for example, the rise of television or the popularity of personal computers)? I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Education is under pressure to change because of a number of factors. Recently, a United Nations task team led by UNESCO produced a  think piece on education and skills  beyond 2015 – key points listed below.

Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course

Ignatia Webs

Spreading the official words on the Flipped conference MOOC option: MOOCs are opening up new opportunities for faculty members to flip their classrooms. Can we apply this educational innovation to scientific conferences by flipping the conference room? conference eLearning flipped classroom mooc online learningEMOOCs 2015 is not only a flip mode conference but also an open one!

CIDER session: supporting online Teachers: Moving Pedagogical Know-How into Virtual Classrooms

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virtual classroom for instance does not immediately translate to a more open, pedagogically sound teaching, on more then one occasion virtual classrooms have resulted in ex-cathedra lessons, where the only benefit for the learner is that you do not get caught sleeping. It is an exploration of an action research project focusing on Master of Education professors working in conjunction with an instructional designer. pedagogy virtual classroom CIDER changeTechnology does not necessarily result in better teaching. in public! Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

How to Integrate Mobile Technologies Into the Classroom

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile expert and author Chad Udell shares his experience speaking to an international audience on how to use mobile technologies in the classroom. Conferences Mobile Apps Pedagogy and Learning education Green Team

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. All of these methods have helped keep classrooms full at a time when college admissions have dropped for the first time in 15 years. College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Write a letter?

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

uLearning Blog

Despite being a consumer device, it has seen massive adoption by professionals in business, medicine, and education. Here are the top 3 things that iPad 2 has going for it as far as education is concerned: 1. So what does the iPad not have yet for education? We also need clarity around education use off apps and iTunes content.

Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

Ignatia Webs

This book has took only 6 months to gather 16 educational technologists, and all-round eLearning practitioners (both in online education, mobile learning, and any sub-section in technology enhanced learning). books ebook education eLearning online education online learning technology So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

However, once again to regard the mobile device as only for use at a distance is to miss its opportunities for use in the classroom, where mobile applications can support learning processes. education future future of education mLearning mobile mobile learning Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. What a refreshing research document! from mLearning.

free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd

Ignatia Webs

The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. Here is the short list of article titles, with a multitude of interesting MOOC angles: assessment, engagement, methods, improving classroom instruction. Lozano and Víctor M. R.

Engineering Intelligent Content for Mobile Learning by Rick Wilson & Gary Woodill : Learning Solutions Magazine

Mobile Learning Edge

Consider the possibilities open to teaching and engaging students when you take away the restrictions of a classroom-style format, allowing them to learn at a pace and in an environment that suits them … Once we add the ability to move around and to contextualize learning based on the learners location, the classroom metaphor barely works at all. Articles Industry Learning Theories Presentations classroom curriculum Gary Woodill Intelligent content mlearning Rick Wilson

#oeb14 Ola Rosling with a #flipped keynote approach

Ignatia Webs

He merges his previously acquired knowledge from google, and is now taking it to education. conference flipped classroom OEB These are the notes I took during Ola Rosling''s keynote at Online Educa Berlin. Yesterday Ola Rosling made a very important remark on Big data and power, as big data is in the hands of the few, that same data is under the power influence of that few.

The iPad mini review for Educators

uLearning Blog

WHAT ABOUT EDUCATION? Apple CEO Tim Cook reported during the iPad mini launch that 2500 US classrooms are now using iPads. In Australia the Sydney Morning Herald (1.7.12) has reported that 60% of Catholic Schools in the Sydney area have deployed them, with large official trials having been run by almost every state Education Department as well.

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Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

The eBook has 6 chapters that are taken from other Routledge books mentioned at the beginning of this eBook: Chapter 1: the basics: This chapter takes on some basic but important questions about online teaching: how is it different from teaching in a traditional classroom environment? By including open resources in educational experiences, opportunities for learning increase dramatically.

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Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. We have been using smartphones in the classroom.  Lets educate accordingly.

Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX

Ignatia Webs

With a bit of a delay some thoughts on Google''s move towards education ( lining up with EdX for the MOOC.org platform ). It does not come as too much of a surprise, as Google has been exploring education for a longer period of time. The Google teacher academy ignited new interest in using open tools for educational purposes. But in the end, teaching is a real craft.

Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The booklet starts off with some figures regarding educational change: 98% of college & university presidents think that change is needed in education a and 67% think the change needs to be disruptive (Chronicle of Higher Ed study from 2014). connecting college classrooms from Morocco, Pakistan, US). education education2.0 higher education LMS report technology

iPods in the Classroom

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Just discovered a publication with lots of good information and suggestions for using iPods in the classroom. Tags: resources education apps mobile learning iPod podcast article Enjoy! Open publication - Free publishing - More technology.

Free 86 page book on Visible Learning via Routledge #visibleLearning

Ignatia Webs

Visible Learning The term visible learning (launched by John Hattie) is still gaining momentum and although its main focus is on classroom settings, with some adjustments you can use it across the educational board, including some online learning options. education educational methodology eLearning higher education k12 learner analytics learningwonder why?

Mobile Apps for Classroom Management and Assessment

Cell Phones in Learning

One area of education technology that we do not focus on enough is the ability for technology to aid teachers in assessing and tracking management in the classroom. The image that you work from is a seating chart for your classroom, and each student''s image or an avatar represents them. Below I will review a few of the FREE options I have come to appreciate.

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

Ignatia Webs

This book should be useful for anyone teaching in the humanities that wants to extend learning beyond the classroom walls; it is also most useful for learners in these disciplines that want to extend their engagement with their subjects to their neighborhoods, their streets, and their cities. mobile mLearning education research mobile learning books ebook eLearning

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Free Informal language & MOOC conference call #CfP #MOOC #Language

Ignatia Webs

Topics included but not limited to: · - MOOCs - design, learning, teaching, quality assurance, etc · - CALL and its normalisation · - Mobile-assisted language teaching and learning · - Informal language learning · - Learning to learn languages ● Student mobility ● Virtual classrooms, eLearning, and ePortfolio Confirmed keynote speakers are: Professor Agnes.Kukulska-Hulme (The Open University, UK) Dr Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh University, UK) Registration: Download the registration form from here. Deadline for submitting : 27 May 2016. Notification of acceptance : 10 June 2016.

True History of #MOOC with mixed panel by Steve Hargadon

Ignatia Webs

Steve Hargadon is famous for his Future of Education series in which he focuses on a number of educational changes and evolutions. He does this by interviewing a variety of educators, researchers and enthusiasts. The panel consisted of Dave Cormier is an educational activist, researcher, online community advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds.

5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

James Clay’s presentation is all visuals, but takes us from the history of farming, through the development of classrooms, to the future based on augmented reality. Visions about the Future of Mobile Learning | Educational Technology – Theory and Practice | Timo Ilomaki  | 12 September 2011 Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

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Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

mLearning Revolution

There’s no denying there’s a revolution happening today in Education driven by important trends such as the Flipped Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and of course schools embracing mobile technologies creatively for learning. There are many great Apps out there from companies who are disrupting Learning and Education in a positive way through the use of Technology.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

Ignatia Webs

high-impact, grass-roots training conference for classroom teachers by classroom teachers. This growth and attention has to do with the fact that Learning Analytics has become a multidisciplinary area where computer scientists, learning researchers, educational managers and practitioners can all cohabit. Important dates: Proposals need to be submitted by 30 January 2016. 2007).

Making Learning #data public from @CarnegieMellon

Ignatia Webs

Wonderful article from Inside Higher Ed mentioned that "Carnegie Mellon University will open the world’s largest database on student learning to the public in an effort to identify best practices and standards for using technology in the classroom". It is just the way they move forward and the attempt they constantly make at using education to lift everyone up. Really nice.

Liveblog #emoocs2015 Amdocs a corporate training MOOC

Ignatia Webs

The content was always meaningful: no compromising in comparison to classroom content. The content was always meaningful: no compromising in comparison to classroom content. conferences corporate eLearning emoocs liveBlog mooc online education online learningThese moocs are seen as personal development, not mandatory training. 50% of the actual learners finished the course.