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Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

Problem In the educational reality of the second decennium of the 21st century education is molded by a variety of new factors. Due to these new technologies and emerging formats, education is forced into a process of transformation. As such many tensions accompany this educational transformation, and especially when looking at the more vulnerable learner groups. 87-88).

#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education

Ignatia Webs

As an example of why I feel the Unified Learning Theory might parallel String theory approach: the magnification levels (now, I now this is still very sketchy, so feel free to share shortcomings or positive additions: Different levels: Learning overall Educational field (e.g. education eLearning informal learning OEB online learning unified learning theory

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Ignatia Webs

For those wanting to co-author on the potential negative effects of data on education, feel free to have a look at what I call '' the big data ramble, a plea for more human indicators '' (beware that is a draft, so more chaotic than the text I bring below, but. Digital divide One of the reasons that data is currently corrupting education, is because big data increases the digital divide. But which partners are they choosing, and how does this affect the other educational institutes? Which means that all of us in education will have to become data savvy at some point.

Blogphilosophy: Education makes the world a worse place

Ignatia Webs

These last few days were pushing the truth into my face again: education does not change the world. Why do I put so much time and effort in researching education? It is any region empowered by the educated that decides ‘the other’ should be destroyed (read murdered under a false flag of well-meant excuses). Annihilating the powerless and educating the thinking. We could.

Noam Chomsky on the purpose of #education via #LWF

Ignatia Webs

In this 21 minute video you can hear his opinion on education. Noam's ideas on education in short (and paraphrased by me at times): There is a constant struggle between two realities: the principles of the enlightment and indoctrination. Technology is a neutral instrument, education is a framework Currently there is a substantial growth in technology, culture.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes I forget the most inspiring part of science: exploring and constructing the now to imagine and build better futures for us all. education future future of education mLearning mobile mobile learning Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. What a refreshing research document! What a refreshing and easy to read paper. from mLearning.

Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). So there are barriers in harnessing mobile technologies for education. constructing meaning is at the core of learning. But what about values, leadership, relating to people.

Joining the debate on #OECD report on students, computers and learning

Ignatia Webs

While the latest 190 page OECD report on students, computers and learning: making the connection , made a lot of educators tows curl. We- as educators - know and understand the importance of context (long known evidence-based outcome for mobile learning, eLearning and now gradually entering the MOOC research as well), of language use, of how personal each of our learning journeys takes form.

The iPad mini review for Educators

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You might also want to know that it’s a solid slice of aluminum and beautifully constructed. WHAT ABOUT EDUCATION? 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. So, yes, iPad is big in education.

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

In a previous post I linked to a presentation by John Traxler , focusing on the discrepancy between current mLearning projects constructed by the mLearning research community that are often lacking rigorous evaluation and sustainable options, and the mobile corporate world pushing for scalable, sustainable mobile projects that are based on pragmatic, transparent facts. and so on.

#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

Ignatia Webs

We need to look at education that could not be done in traditional education before, that is the strength of learning with mobile devices. Constructive learning with mobile devices for meaningful, collaborative learning first they solve the problem themselves, then they discuss with peers to see what the others did and how this works or not with their own solution, after that the teacher gives feedback. So it is a three step process towards collaborative knowledge construction. Mentions the three C's of effective learning Construction, conversation, collaboration.

Tin Can: learner #analytics for the next #research frontier

Ignatia Webs

As I am researching learner interactions in a mobile accessible open, online course – I can see that access pushes forward learner interactions, and even meaningful, constructive learner interactions (research snippets will be shared soon, still getting my thesis together). And the effect on educational research is ENORMOUS: How do people like to learn? THAT is what I am looking for.

#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). Pathgather is not an open educational resource or OER, nor is it Open Source, so it cannot (yet) be used in the open. And in sharing among all of us, concepts are constructed, OER take shape. That is a sweet thing.

Call for peer review on #mLearning Curriculum Framework

Ignatia Webs

Adele Botha took the lead to construct a Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework. And she graciously asked some domain experts to co-construct it in a first phase. The week will be facilitated by Adele Botha, an expert in both mobile learning and educational course architecture. mobile collaborative working mLearning education collaborative learning mobile learning mooc mobimooc

Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

Real life: educators have twitter meetings where they discuss a particular educational issue (#lrnchat) Twitter Extra: using a hashtag (#) to keep on track of specific topics. Where learners are asked to build a presentation, share it and discuss each other’s work (constructively). social media mooc mobimooc eLearning open educationA big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. Look here for all tweets regarding mLearning (updated life). Video (e.g.

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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society.

Part2: the facilitators of the free mobile online course

Ignatia Webs

Now remember from the earlier post, much of a MOOC is about exchanging notes with peers, and constructing knowledge collaboratively, but you can be sure that with these facilitators you get your hands on great resources and your minds will be challenged by getting all of us in this together. connectivism mobile collaborative working education education2.0

Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach Posted by: louiseduncan | November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments | It was always my intention while in New York City last month to draw on it’s inspiration to construct a learning project utilising the iPod touch and Studywiz Mobile, as an example of drawing together a range of resources and sharing them on a mobile device. Tags: ipod education mobile ’ 4.

New, free #report on innovating #pedagogy by Open University UK

Ignatia Webs

The first report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. To produce it, a group of academics at the Institute of Educational Technology in The Open University proposed a long list of new educational terms, theories, and practices. We then pared these down to ten that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice, particularly in postschool education. We have not deliberately excluded school education, but that is not our area of expertise. pedagogy books ebook

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

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Today there are hundreds of apps for education available on the Apple Appstore – here’s a big list of iPhone apps for education. Foreman’s Mate – a utility for the workers in construction industry. Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Let me explain why I think that way. Why Mobile? Why Apps?

#Apple's Siri as part of our #education and #future

Ignatia Webs

Why do I feel it is a major cognitive actor for educational/research change? Are straight forward answers beneficiary for cognitive growth or do our brains need frustration to learn and really embed high-end knowledge construction? The upcoming societal changes are so phenomenal! Coming back to Siri: this is an amazing real life adoption of artificial intelligence.

#oeb14 Stephen Downes on personalised #learning

Ignatia Webs

Stephen Downes on reclaiming personalised learning The overall theme is that education is in for a reality check. The reality check he wants to share is that education and educational companies must face the fact that they no longer own the learners nor their learning. To teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to reflect and construct.

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Positive student feedback suggests that this type of teaching medium is beneficial to and appreciated by the motivated student. " The position paper accompanying this JOLT volume I also found of interest as it provides options for collaboratively constructing instructional design with multiple actors coming from different fields (within the same university). always nice. Victor J.

open academic education: people with an open PhD and master? Yes, they do it!

Ignatia Webs

What Lisa did was construct a course plan with credits, but combining courses from different educational institutions. Lisa's blog got me to Leigh Blackall's blog on his open PhD, which is also in education focused on open education using popular media for networked learning. Currently I am dabbling with the idea of a PhD. The description on its description page there.

Learning, #assessments should be future, context oriented thx @jaycross

Ignatia Webs

In some ways this plog relates to discussions on the use of testing/assessing which is a reoccurring discussion in education everywhere and online learning in particular. The personal constructs the learning. Sitting in a train heading for The Open University on a rainy day in September (Autumn in the Northern hemisphere). What we do with new ideas?

#oeb14 Ellen Wagner @edwsonoma on PAR and #data are changing everything

Ignatia Webs

This was a very illuminating session by Ellen Wagner , as it provided real options to tackle educational challenges (on the level of institutes as well as learners) on the basis of common educational data retrieved from a varied amount of higher ed institutions. But virtually no company on big data is involved in education. In US there is an educational problem.

The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

Ignatia Webs

Constructional design has an effect on team work and outcomes. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17(5), 743-757. Computers & Education, 59(3), 893-906. British Journal of Sociology of Education. These are the ideas I managed to write up as the seminar was proceeding (a recording will be made available by next month ): What trends learning today? Self-reporting.

Blogphilosophy rethinking educational methodologies: is constructivism indeed a solution for all regions?

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of weeks I have been following a module of a Master in Distance Education at Athabasca University. This particular module focuses on the International issues that arise while developing distance education for different regions around the globe. To me the same thing is true for educational methodologies. Does anybody have thoughts on this or experiences?

mLearning-World.com: The Learning Circuits Blog: What simulations are good at capturing that books are not

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Follow up to read the paper on simulation constructs. link] Posted by Matthew Nehrling at 2:40 AM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Education for the iPod Generation The world of personalized, on demand educational technology. Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Cu. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.

Blogphilosophy: share your learning story: formal education shackled me, so I got out …

Ignatia Webs

Formal education does not lead up to much for a big portion of its content. My hypothesis is: some people feel that formal education shackles them, and a lot of the time this happens to learners from less fortunate classes, as they do not see or learn the benefits from higher education, nor its unspoken rules and social interactions. For years I did rather numbing jobs.

Pointers on writing a #literature review from M. Hammersley

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Seminar on reviewing literature in social and educational research given by Martyn Hammersley , CREET, the Open University. 1966) constructive typology and social theory, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts Oakley, A (2007). Educational research and evidence-based practice, London, Sage. How are you going to go about finding the relevant literature How to evaluate those studies?

8 contemporary #learning needs for the #knowledge age and K12 reform book

Ignatia Webs

belief this global change also has a profound effect on the leading educational model that was used in the Industrial Age and which has served as the balanced educational framework for the past century. Where the educational model of the Industrial Age focused on the linear transmission of information and knowledge; this era searches for a new system dynamic to complement the new educational realities of the Knowledge Age. He strongly beliefs (and I concur) that the emphasis of future education should not be on instruction, but on engagement. 2000). 2010).

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

Ignatia Webs

It will emphasize the possibilities of using mobile devices for educational or training purposes (basic cell-phones, to smartphones, mp3 players, tablet pc's,). mLearning can fit corporate training, k12 education, lifelong learning and of course as we see on a daily basis across the world: in regional and non-profit or ngo-settings. The date will follow later as well, but.

#lak11 getting #learning #analytics on track demands interdisciplinary teams and connectedness

Ignatia Webs

You cannot analyze learner metrics and hope to take educational action, if the educational intervention team is not connecting different fields together. John mentioned that most educational and training institutes are still at the analysis stage, but they do not move on to an intervention stage to get their learners on track.

Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Education however has always changed slowly, however in the recent decade, there was a phenominal transformation. All ICT initiatives for education must start with knowing the complete learning ecosystem, with all stakeholders. Mobile phones will be cheaper in the future, but we must also learn children to be constructive, self-exploratory and critical in and out of classrooms.

mLearning: Moving Beyond the App

The Mobile Learner

The discussion in education circles regarding inquiry based learning and knowledge construction applies when discussing mobile learning.  It is only by using mobile devices to collaboratively interact with others, construct knowledge and publish learning that mobile use begins to move to a new and higher level. Apps that allow students to communicate, collaborate, share ideas and construct knowledge with others across distances and time do support higher level learning. Apps are the foundation of all mobile platforms.  What are your thoughts here?

mLearning: Moving Beyond the App

The Mobile Learner

The discussion in education circles regarding inquiry based learning and knowledge construction applies when discussing mobile learning.  It is only by using mobile devices to collaboratively interact with others, construct knowledge and publish learning that mobile use begins to move to a new and higher level. Apps that allow students to communicate, collaborate, share ideas and construct knowledge with others across distances and time do support higher level learning. Apps are the foundation of all mobile platforms.  What are your thoughts here?

Considerations on What mLearning Now Means

The Mobile Learner

Educational and societal changes happen so rapidly these days that there is always something to reflect on. Back in 2007, when I began this blog, the posts often focused on ways educators and students could utilize mobile devices for learning in an attempt to make it’s use ubiquitous. They also exist to support knowledge construction, research skills and problem solving. It’s not mobile access to the Internet that matters but how mobile access can help develop research skills which in turn helps to develop skills in knowledge construction.

Preparing for #emooc14 & reflecting on #OER

Ignatia Webs

The second one is tougher, as it is a work in construction: planning a cMOOC with a twist tackling some MOOC challenges and options. Athabasca is paving the way for sustainable and durable Open Educational Resources (OER) and. As the MOOC stakeholder summit in Lausanne, Switzerland draws near. I am hoping to get the most out of the conference.

Been to Storehouse HQ, got the tshirt, glimpsed the future of publishing

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July 2014 saw myself, along with 500 others, attend the global 2014 Apple Distinguished Educators Institute in San Diego California, just a few hours south of Storehouse’s San Francisco base. This event is what we like to think of as the Education version of WWDC – a unique chance to meet with other Apple-device using educators and attend dedicated workshops. mt=11.