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Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

Ignatia Webs

A new report is published from UK Higher Ed Academy, this one focusing on flexible pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning. The report takes a look at potential pedagogical changes needed with the changing online learning landscape (ranging from classroom ICT based courses, to blended to fully online). eLearning online learning pedagogy report

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. WiZIQ has a nice set of options: white board, breakout rooms, polls, screen-sharing, content uploads, public and private classrooms. seminar mobile virtual classroom wiziq ipadIn the meantime I am going ahead with it in MobiMOOC.

Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The 35 page report (or booklet) on Teaching with Technology was just released by the Inside Higher Ed magazine and written with support from Blackboard (the LMS). Connecting to international classrooms : also an old option (learning experiences in other countries), which is now gaining interest due to technological solutions. higher education LMS report technology

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.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

2-3 Days Classroom Based courses. Less classroom training. As classroom training will diminish. While I agree there is a place for facilitated group learning I don’t think it can be done ONLY in a classroom setting. Technology can help in reducing costs and must be used in the mix. Read more about it on the survey page on their website. Scientific isn’t it!

How Teachers Are Using Mobile Technology Classrooms and Outside of School

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW Internet and American Life Project has just published the results of their study on how teachers in grades 6-12 are using technology. A few highlights of the study include. Just 18% feel they know more than their students

#Googleglass out, other smart tech in? Where is #educational bonus?

Ignatia Webs

The wearable technologies are booming business, but a lot of it is still very expensive. Cheap virtual reality and smart glass solutions are increasingly being rolled out, but as with all technology: multiple companies are trying to corner the market, but in the end only a few will keep on standing (and it seems tech launches and halts happen quicker than ever). Time or budget wise.

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.

Triple E Framework: Integrating technology to meet learning goals

Cell Phones in Learning

As a teacher educator, I spent the past decade struggling to help my pre-service and in-service teachers understand the difference between randomly using flashy technology in lessons and integrating technology with a purpose towards enhancing the learning goals. We talk about the philosophical model of what how we should be thinking about integrating technology in the classroom ( TPCK ), yet it is purely a theoretical framework without a clinical core. Both of these models focus more on “how” the technology is being used to modify or change the traditional teaching.

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Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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Are you BYOD while flipping the classroom? Have a look at our quick guide to the top trends in Learning Technology. Many of the most inspired MOOCs are not modelled on a traditional lecture / classroom based experience at all, but rather built on learner centered, connectivist ideas, where the students work. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are. What they mean.

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

Ignatia Webs

Technology does not necessarily result in better teaching. There are many instances where one can wonder why trainers and teachers even use technology. 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. pedagogy virtual classroom CIDER changein public! If this interests you, look at this presentation. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

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). Technology has invaded our working and recreational lives to an extent that few envisaged 20 or 30 years ago. So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

The Future of Mobile Technology: The Sixth Sense?

The Mobile Learner

Although the challenge today is integrate current technology in today’s classroom in a way that is useful and practical for personal productivity and for learning, it is always interesting to see what the future of technology will be and the potential uses for it.  In this newly released TED video, Pattie Mae and Pranav Mistry demo their wearable technology nicknamed “Sixth Sense&# and discuss what may be possible in the near future.  If we can access all of the information we need from wherever we are, what is the need for memorization? Enjoy.

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

Ignatia Webs

Good talk, but a bit technology utopian. In the next 15 years, we will no longer have mobile phones, innovations evolve towards embedded technologies. He says that although technology is changing at an incredible pace, schools are tredding behind. So he is involved in creating mobile technology to be used in 2020 (thought: what is the audience he has in mind?).

Modern Technology and the Return of Oral Communication

The Mobile Learner

One could easily make the claim that when it comes to communication, the rise of modern technology beginning in the early 20th century has ushered in a resurgence in the use and importance of oral communication skills. Writing, a technology in and of itself, changed society radically in that it allowed people to communicate with other people over vast distances of both space and time. The advent of the telephone, the television and radio began to change this as new electronic technology allowed people to record spoken words and transmit them over large distances of space and time.

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.

In Training.

Mobile Learning Edge

So what can you do if you are new to the shoe or the technology?  . Similarly, we have sat learners in classrooms for a century.  Same applies to classroom learning. You may not be a convert to the new shoe or the modality/technology but information seeking is always good.  How-to Learning Technologies Learning Theories Uncategorized Blended Learning mlearning Mobile Learning planning mobile learningI love to run.  Yet, I have suffered injuries so I am cautious and curious about any fads as I train.  The Here are the 6 Planning Tips: 1. Walk, Walk, Walk.

Benchmark study in UK shows mobile learning technologies at 39%

Mobile Learning Edge

The answer is “both&# in that for many people the ideas in The Mobile Learning Edge are still too radical for their particular corporate setting, while others have embraced these new technologies and are rapidly moving ahead in their deployment. Europe and Japan have always been ahead of North America in terms of innovative uses of mobile technologies for learning. So, it is not surprising that a UK benchmark study of 600 organizations would show that mobile technologies had a 39% penetration rate. Virtual classroom 46%. Mobile technologies 39%.

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

Ignatia Webs

This debate embedded in the Open Education Europe, focuses on the main question: " Digital technology in schools is a 'benefit' or a 'burden'? ". I do have some personal itch when looking at the selection of questions provided by the survey people of this debate. The best teachers are those who inspire, no matter which technology is used, no matter where they live and teach.

5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

It is notoriously hard to predict the future of anything, but predicting technology trends can be done if you look for products and services already in development. 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.

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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. Open publication - Free publishing - More technology. Enjoy!

The Mobile Learner » Beyond Banning: Rules for Classroom Use of Cell Phones

The Mobile Learner

The evolution of corporate mobile learning

Mobile Learning Edge

… [They must] creatively balance the demand for knowledge and information against the realities of changing content and instructional design, disappearing content expertise, disruptive technologies, demand for on-the-job proficiency and an increasingly dispersed workforce with less tolerance for off-the-job formal learning. Looking forward, Avey sees less traditional classroom-based learning as technologies allow us to tie even closer job performance with specific informational needs, for example via avatars and cloud computing.

#free report on learner at the center of a #networked world

Ignatia Webs

report offers insight in the strategies that are put forward by an intelligent task force of experts in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (experts from Google, UN, public libraries, national council of education, Microsoft, School districts, creative commons, Voto Latino, to name a few). The 115 p. Every student should have access to learning networks.

Podcasts Shown to be Potentially More Effective than Classroom Lectures

mLearning is Good

Many of us mobile learning enthusiasts are very excited about the technology associated with m-Learning. But we are often asked about the effectiveness of mobile learning vs. classroom learning or traditional e-learning models. But I think that conclusion would fail to recognize that the prevalence of podcasts has been brought about by the pervasiveness of mobile technology.

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.

Blogphilosophy: Microsoft's #Hololens, the #augmented journey

Ignatia Webs

Mobility as a driver The roll out of mobile technology and mobile devices was crucial for sending augmented reality out into the real, mainstream world. The options for education are multiple: augment the classroom, augment housework, increase informal, augmented and immediate learning. This is where it becomes of interest for education, as simulations become a possibility.

Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., technologies for integration within each course.

iPad: three intriguing early apps for the classroom

uLearning Blog

If a major technology company like Apple can launch a new mobile device and only 1 month later find itself selling more of them than it does of its desktops and laptops, and when a recent survey showed that more kids owned mobile phones than books, I’d say perhaps the move to a world of ubiquitous computing is getting closer. The app I’m using is Big! Browser. 3.

One Laptop per Child Australia ‘flips’ the ICT in education deployment model

uLearning Blog

There has been a new buzz word added to the education lexicon of late (as if one were needed) – the flipped classroom. Technology now allows anyone (ie. Case in point is Salman Kahn whose prolific creation of online science and maths lessons is often cited as one of the best examples of the flipped classroom. Full PDF with higher res figures can be downloaded  HERE ).

A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D

Ignatia Webs

This lively report - well it is a free book consisting of 318 pages - on Designing and Implementing an ICT for Development initiative in a resource constraint environment is one of the most amazing mobile learning and technology projects I have read. This transformation can only be successfully done where technology is earned and not just given away or provided free of charge.".

Free IRRODL issue: #research papers in online learning performance & behaviour

Ignatia Webs

Effects of Navigation on Digital Reading are Moderated by Comprehension Skills Johannes Naumann, Ladislao Salmerón HTML EPUB MP3 PDF An Experimental Study of Satisfaction Response: Evaluation of Online Collaborative Learning Xusen Cheng, Xueyin Wang, Jianqing Huang, Alex Zarifis HTML EPUB MP3 PDF Analysis of Learning Achievement and Teacher–Student Interactions in Flipped and Conventional Classrooms Jerry Chih-Yuan Sun, Yu-Ting Wu HTML EPUB MP3 PDF If You Build It, Will They Come? great read as it offers holistic insights to interdisciplinary educational researchers.

Making the classroom a playground for learning (Innovations Report)

mLearning World

Playing computer games in school may sound like the kids rule the classroom. By using mobile devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and portable phones, researchers in the EU-funded project developed interactive tools, primarily games, to achieve learning objectives and deliver the curriculum using information and communication technologies (ICT). learing+2.0 mLearning

BBC NEWS | Technology | Controlling the hi-tech helpers

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Most weeks I am fortunate to hear about interesting and innovative developments in technology around the world as the in-house commentator for Digital Planet, the World Service radio show presented by Gareth Mitchell. Social justice and equality of opportunity need to be balanced against our drive toward digital engagement, in the classroom as everywhere else. The results are interesting to those of us who have seen how our children embrace new technologies. Help Skip to content Skip to bbc.co.uk The conclusions were hardly surprising.

» Mobile Technology in the Classroom Heidi Olson

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Heidi Olson Sharing a little of what I know Home About Mobile Technology in the Classroom I just finished up a 2-half day virtual conference on Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility sponsored by Educause. As far as using mobile technologies in the classroom, there is an opportunity to use the technology to engage the student and to keep them interested in the topics you cover. Tagged: conference , educause , mobile , mobile technology , MT. Those of us who joined as individuals were put on virtual teams.

Interactive technology keeps classes 'relevant'

mLearning World

As the Pine Tree High School science teacher moved her hand, a presentation projected onto her classroom wall came to life. The pad allows her to control the computer presentation as she walks around her classroom. Morton said the technology frees her from standing behind a desk at the front of the classroom, allowing her to interact more with her students. The technology helps keep students interested and alert in a course that is heavy on content and traditionally includes a lot of lecturing, she said. Beene said the district is not hurting for technology.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! The movement of learning from its traditional place in the classroom was first seen and felt with the advent of eLearning. – Jack Welch. Rings a bell?

Upcoming the Really Useful #EdTechbook and chapter

Ignatia Webs

Book description: Technology has invaded our working and recreational lives to an extent that few envisaged 20 or 30 years ago. We’d be fools to avoid the developments in personal, mobile, and wearable technology. What a great start of a new year, to be able to work with wonderful people and get a chapter out as well. really useful EdTech stuff in a non-academic, simple language.

The Fidelity of Mobile Technology continues to Deepen

mLearning is Good

If you haven’t seen this new technology being promoted by NVIDIA, you should check it out. This is a partnership between several organizations as you can see from the video, and it adds another layer of depth to the mobile augmented reality experience. I’ve written about other amazing technologies like the Layar Browser in previous posts, and this technology is similar but adds another element by allowing the user to interact with a fictional environment in the physical space. link].

Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing

Ignatia Webs

As the New Media Consortium report is out looking at the upcoming trends for k12 and online learning , I was pleasantly surprised by the emerging combinations which clearly embrace new educational technologies and student-centered focus. Rapid Acceleration of Intuitive Technology. ! Important Developments in Technology for K-12 Education Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less !