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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Contemplating the consequences of Constructivism - The Learner's Way - 21 views

  • learning is a process which occurs within the mind of the individual as they process stimuli arriving from their sensory buffer from their environment (broadly speaking), into working memory and onward into long-term memory. 
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      The emphasis does not have to be on the individual, as is common. The social group learns by means of individual, but joined and synchronized, learning.
  • self-guided learning or self-initiated learning
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      Not in the case of social constructivism.
  • what is significant
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      To others...
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  • the research on what produces effective learning supports this
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      Of course, that depends on what exactly is evaluated.
  • independent practice
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      and social practice
  • This desire is evident when we expect our learners to be scientists, historians, geographers, researchers and problem solvers/finders.
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      As well as critical citizens.
  • We teach the skills of inquiry, problem solving and experimentation and then provide opportunities for independent practice.
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      Can you imagine anything a better explanation of "knowledge transfer"?
  • we have previously instructed them in
  • The gradual release of responsibility model of instruction suggests that cognitive work should shift slowly and intentionally from teacher modeling, to joint responsibility between teachers and students, to independent practice and application by the learner
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      Does not sounds like the classroom is empty? Classmates? Who cares about them?
  • It is not always the case that learning is best served when the process begins with direct instruction.
  • Schools provide a rich environment within which such learning may occur
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      It is not always the case, and I would rather say that is not often the case, if our cultural legacy that depicts the school in literature and films.
  • best model can be to begin with an independent exploration of new content even when this produces failure
  • schools maximise their impact on the learning that occurs
  • constructivism urges teachers to ensure that the learner is at least as involved in the process as their teachers are
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      I would call that "teacher-centred constructivism".
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Alchemy, Innovation, and Learning, in 2025 | EDUCAUSE - 12 views

  • For example, all of us can relate to how we moved, in financial record-keeping, from paper processes to our present reconceptualized approach. First, we duplicated the by-hand processes and forms into a digital format, including all the checking and rechecking by people. Only when we had convinced ourselves that a digital world was possible, that it was reliable, and that the output was valid did we rethink the process of what needed to be done and for what purpose. Only then did we redesign the approval process, for instance, to include human checking only when required by best practice under audit standards. At that point, true reconceptualization (reengineering, disruption) occurred.
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    "For example, all of us can relate to how we moved, in financial record-keeping, from paper processes to our present reconceptualized approach. First, we duplicated the by-hand processes and forms into a digital format, including all the checking and rechecking by people. Only when we had convinced ourselves that a digital world was possible, that it was reliable, and that the output was valid did we rethink the process of what needed to be done and for what purpose. Only then did we redesign the approval process, for instance, to include human checking only when required by best practice under audit standards. At that point, true reconceptualization (reengineering, disruption) occurred."
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

'Big data' was supposed to fix education. It didn't. It's time for 'small data.' - The ... - 33 views

  • the limitations of current big data-driven policies and practices
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      There is a difference between claiming that big data does not work and claiming that current big-data driven policies do not work.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Scaling Personalization: What It Takes To Meet The Expectations of Today's Students | T... - 36 views

  • service that’s friendly, immediate, accurate and goes the extra mile
  • students want a flexible, affordable, easy-to-use product that meets their needs
  • We provide students with access to our predictive analytics tool, which looks at student behavior and gives them a sense of whether they’re on track for success, could make some improvements or are falling behind.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Should students be partners in curriculum design? | Times Higher Education (THE) - 35 views

  • We are pretty good at listening to students in terms of moans, groans and satisfaction,” says Healey. “We are not as good at going to the next stage, where partnership comes in, where we have students sitting at the table with us and making decisions
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Prometheus and the Pendulum: Why the University of Michigan Joined edX | The EvoLLLution - 15 views

  • This first major wave of experimentation has revealed the magnitude of opportunity to transform lives and push the bounds of discovery
  • personalization at scale
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      As commented by Stephen Downes in his talk in Mexico.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Embracing Differentiation and Reclaiming Audacity: An Interview with James Hilton | EDU... - 17 views

  • We're going to see growing pressure on higher education to offer increasingly differentiated paths to education
  • the demographic bubble supporting growth—and a disproportionate investment—in higher education has moved on to health care and to end-of-life issues. That bubble is not likely to come back to higher education
  • the tensions around cost are not going to go away in the next five years
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  • The demand for more evidence-based demonstration that the methods of teaching and learning are working will continue to intensify
  • What is that vision now, in the 21st century? For me, it's the notion that education can be tailored and customized for every single individual
  • The danger is that we will concentrate exclusively on finding ways to refine the current system and we will lose the opportunity to reimagine higher education for this century, this economy, and this technology. We will miss the opportunity to redefine education for a world in which access to information, networks, and computation is ubiquitous
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

The Market Is Sending A Message About Modalities: Are We Listening? | The EvoLLLution - 15 views

  • Students today are accustomed to the immediacy of information access, which is a palpable contrast to models of waiting for a classroom time for information
  • Students today are accustomed to the immediacy of information access, which is a palpable contrast to models of waiting for a classroom time for information
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Comparisons of Online Versus Traditional Education Miss The Point | The EvoLLLution - 21 views

  • One reason educators search for alternative education modalities is to provide access venues to overcome student challenges. For many students, online is the only modality by which they are able to attend college or continue with a college education. But it’s by no means a panacea.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension | EDUCAUSE - 63 views

  • digital screen readers engaged in greater use of shortcuts such as browsing for keywords and selectivity.5 Moreover, they were more likely to read a document only once and expend less time with in-depth reading
  • digital reading makes it easier for students to become distracted and multitask
Paul Beaufait

The purpose of aggregating bookmarks for the Diigo in Education group - 142 views

aggregations Diigo education groups purposes moderation noise-to-signal signal-to-noise tools
started by Paul Beaufait on 23 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
  • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
     
    It seems Paul is assuming that the purpose of the group is not to share sites on Education-as most of us have believed so far-but to share sites on the use of Diigo in Education.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The "Blurred Lines" Between Traditional Online Courses and M... - 17 views

  • By making auditing online courses easy and free, they exponentially expand their ability to attract and capture student data, which will remain in the silo.
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond - 38 views

  • So a lot of public education was, in fact, concerned with trying to teach independent people to become workers in an industrial system.
  • we have to train them in obedience and servility, so they're not going to think through the way the world works and come after our throats.
  • One can at least be suspicious that skyrocketing student debt is a device of indoctrination
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      My landlord in Edinburgh, Peter Sinclair, used to say that students do not protest these days because they all have loans to pay.
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  • "the failures of the institutions responsible for indoctrinating the young."
  • there's no real economic reason for high-priced higher education and skyrocketing student debt
  • There are a lot of factors. And one of them, probably, is just that students are trapped
  • First of all, the existence of the advertising industry is a sign of the unwillingness to let markets function. If you had markets, you wouldn't have advertising. Like, if somebody has something to sell, they say what it is and you buy it if you want. But when you have oligopolies, they want to stop price wars
  • It's not just you learned how a mosquito flies in the rain, but you learn how to be creative and why it's exciting to learn things and create things and make up new things. And that can be done from kindergarten on
  • It doesn't matter how much you learn in school; it's whether you learn how to go on and do things by yourself
Craig Dunlap

Banned Unless Required - 59 views

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started by Craig Dunlap on 21 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
  • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
     
    I think you should read the comments to the article ;-) I would say that if we apply old test to new behaviours the latter may get worse results than previous behaviours tailored to meet the tests. Furthermore, if Internet is so distracting, and our students are going to lived in an Internet-ised world the rest of their lives, should not be training them to be better users of it rather than artificially isolate them?
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

On Academic Labor » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names - 24 views

  • they want to keep costs down and make sure that labor is docile and obedient
  • If you have to control people, you have to have an administrative force that does it
  • we should put aside any idea that there was once a “golden age.” Things were different and in some ways better in the past, but far from perfect
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  • And I think those are the kinds of things we should be moving towards: a democratic institution, in which the people involved in the institution, whoever they may be (faculty, students, staff), participate in determining the nature of the institution and how it runs; and the same should go for a factory
  • There are more and more professional administrators, layer after layer of them, with more and more positions being taken remote from the faculty controls
  • In a reasonably functioning university, you find people working all the time because they love it; that’s what they want to do; they’re given the opportunity, they have the resources, they’re encouraged to be free and independent and creative—what’s better?
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It - Hybrid Pedagogy - 76 views

  • More and different types of learning and teaching are available in the digital environment. We must convince ourselves that we don’t yet understand digital education so we may open the doors more broadly to innovation and creativity
  • we shouldn’t set off on a cruise, and build the ship as we go
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      Why not? I might not be possible in the physical world, but that does not mean it cannot be done in the digital one.
  • Few institutions pay much attention to re-creating these spaces online
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      They do not need to. The digital learning space does not have to be like the physical one.
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  • What spaces can we build online that aren’t quantified, tracked, scored, graded, assessed, and accredited?
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      Are social networking applications you are talking about?
  • What we have is a series of online classes with no real infrastructure to support the work that students do on college campuses outside and between those classes
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      In physical schools that work have to be done on campus, because when students leave they become distant from each other. But that does not happen online: students are close together both inside and outside the "campus"; actually, they are simultaneously inside and outside campus.
  • Up to now, online learning has taken little notice of the web upon which it’s suspended
  • Today, the road to access doesn’t necessarily detour through the university, and anyone, of just about any age, can travel it.
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      This is, of course, an overstatement, as not everyone is prepared, given their development and living conditions, to take advantage of Internet.
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    A critical view about e-learning as it mostly happens today.
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