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#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities

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Goal of CoI is constructing another level of awareness. They did a construct validation pilot study, data from 167 participants, from a 54 item questionnaire. Randy promotes shared metacognition as an interesting future research topic. community of inquiry conference eden eLearning metacognition research self-regulated learningRelated to the Community of Inquiry model.

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

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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.

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

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love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. Alice Jesmont pointed me towards the upcoming alledgetly first Moodle research conference that will take place from 14 - 15 September 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece (what a great location!). moodle research LMS eLearningIt will be a great Moodle meeting moment.

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

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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? Great!

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

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We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Therefore, knowledge construction is about a change in focus from knowledge attainment to skill development. Knowledge construction is about using information in consecutive ways. How Do we Construct Knowledge in the 21st Century? 1) Is it Knowledge Construction and is Knowledge Construction the Main Requirement? It is very easy to confuse research or information discovery as knowledge construction.  This teaching mindset is now obsolete.

Yes! #PhD written. looking for joyful bliss once more

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should have know better, as research is not void from passion. Indeed, I think no meaningful research can be done without passion being at the root of it. Researching in a strong academic institute such as IET certainly helps to become a mentally enriched academic. The data were analysed using Charmaz’s (2014) method for constructing a grounded theory. So, this is it.

Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

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To analyse the data I used a grounded theory approach, more specifically, I constructed a grounded theory following Charmaz's (2014) latest guidelines and pointers (while adding some of mine as well). mooc online learning phd research social learning technology thesisso with some slack in between). Admittedly, any learning could be covered by these 5 learning elements. yes, plan.

#edenRW9 Tweaking facilitator focus in MOOCs changes course dynamic dramatically

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This is a liveblog from EDEN research workshop 9. MOOC research initiative at AU selecting MOOC research initiatives. eden liveBlog mooc research social learningMartha Cleveland Innes from Athabasca University (yeah!!!) talks about MOOC MOOCs are part of educational reform. But can MOOCs help us with educational reform. Learner-centered.

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

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Research showed that there is a greater uptake of informal kinds of online learning opportunities, and the more informal the nature of the online learning activity, the more factors, beyond involuntary exclusion, that become important (Eynon & Helsper, 2011). education technology economic crisis critical research mooc future of education For a full time schedule, look here. 2011).

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

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Louisiana uses text messaging for construction updates. A new text messaging program in Southwest Louisiana is using SMS to update its residents on real-time construction-related news. The post SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates appeared first on Mobile Commons. Americans spend 26 minutes a day texting.

Blogphilosophy: Education makes the world a worse place

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Why do I put so much time and effort in researching education? They are educated in surviving, constructing mind weaves to make them and others think violence is permitted, they understand how to fire guns pointed away from their homes. Something to keep many of us busy, working, researching. blogphilosophy education critical researchIn fact: it helps destroying it.

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

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This was a must see for me, as it fitted a gap that I found in my research set-up (informal learning in MOOC with interactions involving both internal and external MOOC participants), and it potentially had the power to lift my research instruments to the next level (hopefully giving me some mobile options as well after joining a workshop later this week on Tin Can xApi - if possible).

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. Although literature is seen as an important part of the research process, there are some criticisms from non-academics on its transparency. 1997) reading ethnographic research, second edition, London, longman Hammersley, M. phd research seminar

#edenRW9 editors and the publishing process #papers

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Question : Interesting question from Airina Volungeviciene whether the published research can be tagged in some way (like with xAPI or similar but than connected to bridge theory to practical) in order to see how applicable the research is, whether it is implemented and how. And than provide the author with the option of what the author can do, making it possible to the author to enter into a constructive conversation. If the research is old, probably not accepted, use up to date research. conference eden liveBlog online education paper research

PRiME workshop on PostHumanism and Resilience thinking robots @OUUK @robotics

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This is definitely a timely event as it launches a constructive idea exchange with regard to what we need to think about to enable societies to be resilient in case of major emergencies (natural and human disasters affecting small to big regions). The main aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and stakeholders from a variety of fields within the future technologies area.

#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

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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. This model can be used for a variety of learning problems and goals, every time constructing on the learners solution. Mentions the three C's of effective learning Construction, conversation, collaboration.

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

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This simple tool was initially build to construct interactive mobile courses for health care workers in different developing regions, but with the rise of MOOC, I figure it could be used for all global courses. eLearning ICT4D instructional design m4d mLearning mobile mobile learning online learning paper research 2009). Or for very local courses at that.

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

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Is there such a thing as zone of proximal development for researcher teams? feel that if a new research that expands across many fields of interest has any chance of succeeding, it must connect experts from all of these fields. John mentions a great resource for research on self-regulated learning: Zimmerman. research lak11 eLearning concerns eLearning analytics

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

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What a refreshing research document! Sometimes I forget the most inspiring part of science: exploring and constructing the now to imagine and build better futures for us all. Not the dry scientific facts, but the organic flow of ideas that come to us as research projects are build. Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. from mLearning.

The ethics of research in low resource areas

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So who does benefit from using new technologies and innovations, if not the learners for whom they are constructed or produced? Well, this question is raised by the article I mentioned and which was selected as a winner of a Lancet / Global Forum for Health Research competition to find the best ideas on innovation for health (their were 8 winners, see the picture).

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

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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.

Call for peer review on #mLearning Curriculum Framework

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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. But now the floor is open to all of us to strengthen the framework. Reviewing and optimizing the framework is one of the topics of the free, open, online course on mobile learning ( MobiMOOC ).

Bogus research data on effectiveness of learning methods

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Will Thalheimer who has a great blog with research-based commentary on learning and performance got some mails out on this topic and … those mails surely got me gasping for air. Jay Cross got me straight on fraudulent information concerning the effectiveness of learning methods. Some of those circulating statistics turn out to be myths linked to professional names like Glasser and others.

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

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This metadata can later be used for additional learning tracks or research. Where learners are asked to build a presentation, share it and discuss each other’s work (constructively). Slideshare Prezi Collaborative reference managers For those learners interested in research or formal accreditation, Real life: easily access citations, building reference lists, creating literature reviews. A 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. augmented learning).

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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. ’ 4. Theme: Ocean Mist by Ed Merritt.

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

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At present I go through the book at a slow pace (kid sick, working on PhD, dream, getting some rogue research planned and described, being me). The personal constructs the learning. Research literature is littered with the adagio that we connect new knowledge to the old knowledge we have acquired… but this is highly personal. What we do with new ideas?

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

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Example: oh but that is not going to happen some of you might think… but let’s look at Viktor, he is associated with a couple of large, financially rich universities: Harvard, Oxford) The digital data-minded professors The same is true for teachers, professors, research assistants. Research proved this time and time again. On the other hand bigger budgets and funding than ever before are going straight into big data research and implementation (for education among others), because data will enable an improved education. Feel free to share ideas and comments on it. al-Khw?rizm?,

Noam Chomsky on the purpose of #education via #LWF

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So behind any significant use of technology, there needs to be a well constructed apparatus. Sometimes I even wonder whether research is not just another way to keep intellectuals outside of society, and give them a bone to chew on so they will not stir up things for the happy few. Across time there have always been people who's voice was sounding louder than the voices of others.

live blognotes from Howard #hRheingold #oeb14

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It would not be there unless students, individuals construct information (remark from myself: yes, but are these self-made content pages taken up by search engines?) Procedural knowledge is increasingly freely available, but understanding how all of these fit together in order to attain more knowledge needs to be researched. I was quite excited to hear Howard Rheingold.

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

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Another objective to look at ROER4D is to get a network going (next to testing the claims) in order to bridge the isolated spaces the current OER academics are in (for the global south, miles from conferences), and build a research capacity on OER in the global South. And in sharing among all of us, concepts are constructed, OER take shape. That is a sweet thing.

Preparing for #emooc14 & reflecting on #OER

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This means: getting ideas for my ongoing PhD research and paving pathways for the next MobiMOOC roll-out (which is now in my head set for October/November 2014. The first is easy: getting into the research track and other sessions and hearing what other MOOC research colleagues have found. feel there is something in it for MOOCs with a twist.

Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

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As Sheryl Kingstone, research director at Yankee Group, points out, “It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. They created a user profile for each subscribed mobile user based on previous purchases, then constructed personalized messages using that information. Why you should adapt your mobile marketing strategy.

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

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But the challenge is to build metrics that are constructive for both students and educators. 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. REALLY interesting.

#mlearn2010 Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing environments by Chris Glahn

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Christian Glahn wears a nice suite, and he is nicely shaved with a smooth voice, he mentions at the start of his presentation that this project is about a framework in construction. research is based on three pillars: adaptation and personalization orchestrating learning learner mobility Adaptation and personalisation Starting from Adaptive presentation (Brulowsky?

#mLearn2010 Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning - some lessons learned by Gunnar Liestol

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Please if you can, look this research up! this is why they want to put the things together, construct the technologies upfront. Finally, design features for further research and development are suggested. Gunnar is a curly person with glasses, who just gives an AMAZING presentation!! It is so strongly build (sustainable, new, well-thought throug). Just amazing!

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

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It is an exploration of an action research project focusing on Master of Education professors working in conjunction with an instructional designer. Results indicate the need for professors to examine their own pedagogical constructs and concepts of learning communities and power relationships. Technology does not necessarily result in better teaching. There are many instances where one can wonder why trainers and teachers even use technology. in public! If this interests you, look at this presentation. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

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

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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. While the latest 190 page OECD report on students, computers and learning: making the connection , made a lot of educators tows curl.

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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Research (discussed below) from Project Tomorrow and a group of researchers at UT Austin suggests that the answer may be, or become, yes.  In the same way that I worked with faculty and administrators 10 years ago to convince them that high quality teaching and learning can happen online, I am being convinced that high quality teaching and learning experiences can happen in a mobile environment.

Province, industry, and university partner for mobile learning research | Tony Bates

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#mLearn2010 keynote of Agnes Kukulska Hulme on Conversations en route to Learning

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The pervasive learning space still needs to be researched extensively. The nature of conversations en route to learning should be researched, how? donate your sms texts to research ( [link] ), additional layer to your conversational layer. research data from conversations with self: mappiness application which monitors your mood. Live from mlearn 2010 Wednesday 2010.