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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Paul Jinks

Paul Jinks

Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 8 views

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    Handy graphical overview of different theories of learning: behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism and connectivism. Doesn't get hung up over which is 'right' but makes claims for the usefulness of each.
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Open Educational Resources (OER) - A Video Primer | Contact North - 3 views

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    What are Open Educational Resources (3 mins)
    Comparing Commercial and Open Educational Resources (7mins)

    From the Ontario Online Learning Portal.
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Developing digital literacies - Jisc infoNet - 1 views

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    JISC InfoKit on digital literacies.
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The Design Studio / EBEAM Project - 4 views

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    Report of the e-assessment project at the university of huddersfield.
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Why Reflect? - Reflection for Learning - 3 views

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    Looks like a good starting place for an overview of reflective learning, linking back to Dewey, and particularly Kolb.
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How Online Learning Is Like Babysitting | Edudemic - 3 views

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    Humorous piece about the incessant demands of online learning. 
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Data Dealer: Privacy? Screw that. Turn the tables! - 4 views

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    Simple one-player game showing a simple schematic of how data is traded. Surprisingly addictive. Curious that Google and Facebook don't get a mention.
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    Interesting game where players are data dealers collecting personal information through more or less legitimate means for sale to employers and insurance companies.
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Learning to Teach online - 9 views

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    Engagement should be at the heart of online learning.
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PLE Diagrams - 5 views

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    Bunch of diagrams showing a diverse range of ideas about what PLEs are, the tools that enable them, theories that underpin them etc.
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TACCLE 2 - 6 views

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    Resources for teachers wishing to introduce e-learning into their practice in the classroom. Mostly for Primary/Secondary.
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Educators' Guide to RSS and Google Reader Replacements | The Edublogger - 5 views

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    Preparing for life after Google Reader.
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Your digital footpring - 5 views

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    Digital footprint tutorial from Imperial College, Loughborough University and the University of Worcester. Modified by Glasgow Caledonian University.
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Personalized Learning, Backpacks Full of Cash, Rockstar Teachers, and MOOC Madness | Be... - 2 views

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    Wide ranging presentation on the implications of technology implementation at school level in the US.

    Technology tends to extend current practice rather than overthrow it. Familiar forms succeed over novel ones (see success of Khan Academy, Coursera). Treating students as individual consumers rather than members of (learning) communities is the thin end of a wedge which radically changes what education is about.
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The Big Problem for MOOCs Visualized | Open Culture - 8 views

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    Universities will need to radically improve retention if they're going to recoup their investment by monetizing certification (for example). Interesting numbers on student completion and faculty investment of time and money. 
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Susan D. Blum: Learners Are People, Not Isolated Test-Taking Brains: Why MOOCs Both Wor... - 1 views

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    Why MOOCs both work and fail.
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Useful iOS features for teachers (iPad specific) | Making things... Learning Things - 1 views

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    Worth knowing if you or your students have iOS devices. 
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Learning Design Support Environment - 2 views

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    Our project goals are to:
    - Research the optimal model for an effective learning design support environment (the Learning Designer)
    - Achieve an impact of the LDSE on teachers' practice in designing TEL
    - Identify the factors that are conducive to collaboration among teachers in designing TEL
    - Embed knowledge of teaching and learning in the learning design software architecture
    - Improve representations of the theory and practice of learning design with TEL.
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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit - NYTimes.com - 5 views

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    More universities lining up to offer MOOCs as for-credit tasters of their programmes.
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