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We released our first white paper, on Social Learning, at the Collaborative Enterprise last week.

For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. Social learning can give us more and better feedback if we engage  our networks in order to develop emergent work practices. This requires not only a re-thinking of training but also our organizational structures. Читать далее…

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I spent close to a year laboring under the delusion that game based learning was all about incorporating course material into a game. After all, what else could it be? If I incorporate all the course learning objectives into a game setting and keep score – it qualifies as game based learning doesn’t it?

No! It doesn’t!

Research suggests that if learners are able to score and win the game without learning, they are more likely to do so. So what conclusion can we draw here?

In order for a game to be educational, it is imperative that the learners be required to learn in order to score and win the game. Читать далее…

As overcrowded classrooms, crunched school district budgets, and online, open learning become more prominent in lower and higher education — for better or worse — teachers and students are feeling stretched in many directions. While the hoped for result in democratic learning is that we’ll all be more connected, the truth is that we’re also losing valuable face time and struggling to find new ways to bring the world back to students. Avatars are being used to help these challenges, by helping younger students contextualize history lessons, giving teachers more direct training before they even meet students, and more. Here are 10 amazing ways avatars are being used in education.

  1. Training teachers: One of the more popular ways that avatars are being used in education is for teacher training. As part of a new research program at the University of Central Florida, specially designed avatars realistically imitate different types of students to help teachers practice classroom management and relate to their students. The training teachers stand in front of a projection screen, on which they see avatars that are being controlled — or acted out — by actual university students trained to behave a certain way. Other noises or outbursts like laughing or obnoxious sound effects are thrown in, too, to keep the trainee on his or her toes. Читать далее…

Hashtags are a great way of searching for tweets in a specific category from the whole of the Twitterverse – search for #ukedchat and you will come up with a huge stream of tweets which have been tagged as interesting to anyone wanting to read about UK education.  As well as searching for tagged tweets, you can tag your own tweet to make sure you are talking to an interested audience that extends beyond your followers.

You can tag absolutely any word on Twitter so it can sometimes be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.  I have read dozens of lists of ‘useful’ hashtags where many of the tags have never been used more than a handful of times.  Not useful in my book.

By talking to my followers and noting which hashtags are most often used by the tweeters I follow I have compiled a list of hashtags which I think will all be of interest to UK Teachers though many extend far beyond the UK. Читать далее…

I recently knew that some schools and high-schools are encouraging students to use iPads and iPhones in and out of the classroom. There is no doubt that they are perfect tools to engage students: kids and teenagers find it very easy to use and love gadgets, plus it is much easier to get students doing homework when they feel comfortable with the tool. We already have plenty of tools, platforms and apps that can help students and teachers collaborating and working together, real time even, but when it comes to assignments, most of them find it hard to get related to those activities, and here is where PCs, tablets and mobile phones simplified the job and even make it more attractive to the youngsters. So, if you want your students to get more involved in their learning process, you can suggest them one of these 22 best Apps.

Leafsnap: developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. It uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Free

Grammar Up HD: a must for grammar, vocabulary and writing skills Читать далее…

Как четыре университета в США подняли свой рейтинг…

Студенты, выпускники и абитуриенты каждый день ощаются в социльных сетях. Они находятся на Facebook, Twitter. И они говорят о вас. Общение происходит независимо от преподавателей и других студентов.

Некоторые университеты наблюдая эту тенденцию решили использовать социальные сети для получения обратной связи от студентов и улучшений. Созданы группы университетов, в которых студенты и не только обсуждают насущные проблемы. А первокурсники могут задавать интересующие вопросы и получать ответы не только от консультантов, но и от старшекурсников.
Когда университеты присоединяются к социальной сети, они должны поставить себя на место аудитории, сказал Kaltenmark (университет в Индианаполисе). Спросите себя: «Что ваша аудитория хочет узнать и услышать о вас»? Затем дайте им это. Это более эффективный путь, чем отправка сообщений по эл. почте или опубликование пресс-релизов.
Сиракузский университет, например,  поднял свой рейтинг среди абитериентов, используя Твиттер и социальные сети. Была организована группа старшекурсников, которые работали в сетях, отвечая на вопросы абитуриентов и советуя выбрать это учебное заведение.
С помощью социальных сетей эти университеты привлекли к себе большее внимание за небольшой отрезок времени.

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I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning.

The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are n’t in particular order.

Also, you should be sure that the e-Learning community will highly appreciate:

  1. if you post a comment with your experience with these tools and/or,
  2. if you post a comment with a link to any other free and open source Web Conferencing tool. Читать далее…

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  • Более 1/3 студентов в США изучают 1 курс онлайн, за 5 лет доля e-learning вырастет на 30-50%. Университеты пустеют. bit.ly/uMzqZP 6 years ago
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