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Crib Sheets Help Students Prioritize and Organize Course Content | Faculty Focus - 66 views

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    A brief analysis of how crib sheets help review and can assist in the learning process
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The Sad Reality Of Education Technology | Edudemic - 100 views

  • This technological revolution is different; it has the potential to fundamentally change the way we teach and the way students learn.
  • The sad reality is that most schools still believe that they are “teaching with technology” because they have a computer lab where they teach students important skills like word processing and how to create Power Point presentations.
  • we need to teach them how to find information and more importantly what to do with the information that they find
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  • It’s no longer about who has the most information in their heads, it’s about who can find that information the fastest and who can do something with the information that they find.
  • The only way to do this is to make the fundamental change from teaching how to use technology to using technology to learn.
  • This model is fundamentally flawed because it teaches our students to be passive participants in the learning process.
  • With the advent of personal technology devices, we have the best opportunity of our careers to help students become more active participants in the learning process.
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Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs - 10 views

  • You can’t motivate students with technology because technology alone isn’t motivating. Worse yet, students are almost always ambivalent toward digital tools.
  • Technology, as Dina Strasser likes to say, is a motivational red herring
  • What students are really motivated by are opportunities to be social — to interact around challenging concepts in powerful conversations with their peers.
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  • Technology’s role in today’s classroom, then, isn’t to motivate. It’s to give students opportunities to efficiently and effectively participate in motivating activities built around the individuals and ideas that matter to them.
  • Once you have the answers to these questions — only after you have the answers to these questions — are you ready to make choices about the kinds of digital tools that are worth embracing.
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    You can't motivate students with technology because technology alone isn't motivating. Worse yet, students are almost always ambivalent toward digital tools.
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The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic - 10 views

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    A great article on the future of teaching with some great implications for tertiary education.
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TCRecord: Article - 44 views

  • Education as a dwelling in the human experience of reality is ending. As with the Roman Empire, it is ending with a whimper, not a bang.
  • an education is learning to see, to think, to read, and to write.
  • Education is not chasing a grade.
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  • Ultimately an education is a deep unfolding involvement with life here on earth. The deeper the involvement in seeing and thinking, the more complex is the dance in which you participate.
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    A great article on the future of education with a view to a digital education - one where learners are not learning rote facts and figures but rather learning to engage and interact on a deeper level with the content and knowledge.
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Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning - 99 views

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    A good overview of constructivism as a concept of learning and method for teaching. Very clear, and all the major contributors are identified.
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Using Reading Prompts to Encourage Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus - 118 views

  • “Students can critically read in a variety of ways: When they raise vital questions and problems from the text, When they gather and assess relevant information and then offer plausible interpretations of that information, When they test their interpretations against previous knowledge or experience …, When they examine their assumptions and the implications of those assumptions, and When they use what they have read to communicate effectively with others or to develop potential solutions to complex problems.
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Making connections
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  • Identification of problem or issue
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Making application
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    A quick overview of using reading prompts to encourage critical thinking.
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3 Ways Disruptive Theory Can Change Education | Edudemic - 1 views

  • Disruptive theory posits that there is a new technology — referred to as an enabling technology — that alters the price/performance paradigm of an industry
  • Enabling technologies allow the price/performance paradigm to be altered in such a way that it allows enterprises that leverage the new, enabling technology reach customers that the incumbents operating with the status quo technology cannot reach
  • How Does It Apply To Education?
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  • The Internet and social media
  • Game mechanics
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • I think niche social networking is a space where the new price/performance paradigm in education can really blossom
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    A quick overview of disruptive technologies and education.
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Developing Reflective Approaches to Writing - Confluence - 10 views

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    Reflective practice in writing resource website.
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3 Ways the Internet Is Changing Education Right Now | Edudemic - 86 views

  • The world has shrunk considerably and the speed of life has increased dramatically.
  • Democratizing Education
  • a single laptop and a satellite internet connection can provide a classroom, school, or village with access to any content they wish
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  • Lowered Costs
  • Online education means that one teacher can instruct countless students
  • Knowledge can be transferred over time and space endlessly
  • Improved Learning
  • Not only can the internet provide education to more people at a lower cost, it can also offer better quality.
  • Interactive learning is more effective for retention that lectures.
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    A quick overview of how the Internet is changing education, and how educators can take advantage of it.
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How Has The Internet Changed Education? [Infographic] | Edudemic - 7 views

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    If you want evidence of the way the internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning.
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6 Ways To Make Online Education More Inviting | Edudemic - 92 views

  • The most popular complaints about online learning are lack of engagement, slow response time from the instructor, and a loss of the sense of community.
  • Anxiety is the enemy of learning. Students need to know their teacher, environment, and peers. In a virtual environment, you can only rely on your user interface to do this for you.
  • A Participants List
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  • Instructor Bio and Contact Information
  • A Calendar
  • Learning Objectives and Expectations
  • Media
  • An Introductory Discussion
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We Don't Need Digital Textbooks, We Just Need Digital Education | Singularity Hub - 0 views

  • Have you ever seen a grassy lawn on a college campus with a multitude of little dirt paths criss crossing it? Each trail is worn by students making the same decision, branching where someone thought to head somewhere new and others followed. That’s the right model for how we should let students teach themselves.
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      Metaphor for textbooks and learning?
  • We need writers, and filmmakers, and animators, and everyone else who generates educational content. We need editors and watchdogs to evaluate the content and make sure it is good. We need teachers who can hold students hands as they walk their educational path, and who can inspire them to explore areas they may find boring at first. We need supervisors and tests to evaluate how well this system is working. We need parents and communities to decide our expectations for that system. We need all those things.
  • The future of education doesn’t depend on us digitizing and updating textbooks, it will rely on us leaving the textbook format behind entirely.
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  • Every page of Life on Earth will be filled with compelling animations of biological processes, real footage of organisms, and interviews with scientists. The textbook won’t be a dead piece of paper, it will be alive, constantly updated by the latest in scientific understanding. There will likely be homework servers and online forums to connect students together.
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Ommwriter - 85 views

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    A writing program that blocks all other programs on the computer and uses a full screen so that concentration has a better chance of happening.
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Online media use in Australia 2007- 2011 | Australian Policy Online - 15 views

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    An interesting report with the most interesting data being that "100% of students are online in 2011". While the survey data is apparently representative of the Australian population, I would argue that this figure is not the case and that deeper research needs to be undertaken before these figures can be used as a foundation for embedding technology and internet into education. However, it does show the increasing rate of uptake of online activities within Australia and the trends for access information.
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