I’ve worked in various roles where digital, learning and culture meet – including:
- Senior lecturer in visual communication
- Making proof-of-concept pilots for delivering media online at the BBC
- Managing a team of online distance learning developers at the University of Oxford
- Leading numerous studies around the impact of the Web on learning and higher education.
Ah! , y por último el post de su blog, que se titula (Re)humanising eLearning , y que comienza así ... :
For my ‘Spotlight stage’ session at Online Educa (15:35 on Thursday 4th) I’m exploring ‘Re-humanising eLearning’. This is a theme very much inspired by Catherine Cronin’s keynote at ALT-C this year in which she spoke, among other things, about the value of online identity and open practice.
When I’ve mentioned the theme of Re-humanising eLearning to colleagues many of them suggested that eLearning was never particularly ‘human’ in the first place. This is a reasonable, if disappointing, comment. Nevertheless, take a look at almost any Digital Literacy framework and it will have the distinctly human (in that it is about the ‘self’) concept of a Digital Identity highlighted in it somewhere. In my favourite framework/hierarchy from Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe Digital Identity is the apex of digital capability.
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Vol 9, No 8 (2014)
Special Issue "Learning in Networks"
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Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all
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Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching, including eFront. The list includes some of our favorite resources too so heres an extract of the article.
Teaching Tools & Technologies
Videos, slideshows, games, and interactive group activities are all part of the online teacher’s toolbelt, and when a teacher is as savvy with technology as the students, amazing things can happen in an online classroom. These tools for online teachers and learners can improve communication between participants who may be thousands of miles apart geographically, but learning together in a shared technologically enabled space.
Articulate Studio is a tool for authoring eLearning course materials, and the company keeps a blog that updates on happenings concerning education and how it ties into technology. Posts highlight different innovations, as well as walls that people typically run into when trying to innovate in the EdTech community or work in online learning.
Tap into Sloan-C for community, insight, inspiration, education, and professional resources geared specifically to online educators. A membership in this organization can provide numerous other benefits that can add clout to your resume.
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources is run by Tony Bates and is dense with tools for improving distance education around the world. With quality commentary and up-to-date news, the site is incredibly thorough and helpful for teachers looking to expand their breadth of knowledge.
SmartBuilder is a suite of point-and-click authoring tools for elearning courses. Since building courses with SmartBuilder doesn’t require the user to write any code, it is accessible and easy to learn for any user with an interest in constructing their own online course.
How would you like to use software that checks against plagiarism, reduces grading time, improves feedback to students, and engages those students? Turnitin offers all this and more to help make the online educational experience one to fully savor as it evaluates and improves student writing.
Simply put, Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations so viewers can better see your ideas, understand them, and remember them. The smart folks are already using this too, from bestselling authors to business leaders and entrepreneurs around the globe.
Create stories, games, and animations and share them online at Scratch with over three million other projects. Scratch is a project out of the MIT Media Lab; although designed specifically for ages eight through sixteen, it is a creative tool for people of all ages.
Lose those three-ring binders and gain some LiveBinders, instead — the best way to collect resources and organize them online. This tool is great for students, too, and allows educators to share resources with peers or students with ease.
Do rubrics make your head ache? Try RubiStar, a free tool that helps teachers create quality rubrics in short order. Save your rubrics online so you can gain access to them from any computer. RubiStar also offers free registration and a rubrics search engine.
Face it — learning curves can be intimidating, and the worst fear is loss of valuable time in the process. myBrainshark can help you to create great online courses and presentations by taking the mystery out of processes such as adding voice to PowerPoint, narrating documents, uploading videos, and producing Podcasts.
ClickClass is an e-learning authoring tool designed to help users deliver and manage online learning content. Use it for free to learn how easy this tool can be, and pay only after you acquire more than two active users of your content.
Resources for Teaching Online helps teachers build valuable courseloads for eLearning and working with students online. The site underlines different online teaching methods, advice for planning and building a course online, among other useful links.
Classroom2.0 is a dynamic social network for anyone who is interested in participative technologies and their uses in the classroom. Join over 70,000 participants in this community-supported network to share experiences, tips, and resources for digital classroom excellence.
If you’re an educator who craves sharing and learning information about your career, then you might want to check out the Teaching With Technology Wiki. This site is growing into a comprehensive source of information about all e-learning aspects, from the beginning components of an e-learning course to assessing that course’s viability.
E-Learning Council is a very dense site for compiling useful resources for eLearning teachers. They have annual symposiums, a forum, and a blog that all make it easier for teachers to increase the effectiveness of their teaching.
Edudemic is a colorful, captivating tool for teachers to increase the effectiveness of their teaching through useful tips. Aside from good resources and tips, they also have introspective articles that analyze different aspects of the teaching process and commentary.
New Instructional Designer Instructions equips teachers with the resources to effectively design coursework for students and help set them up great eLearning courses.
eLearning Guild provides a great community for eLearning professionals to come together and be able to collaborate on different initiatives and explain what techniques or methods are currently working. Additionally, the resources provided on the site allow for teachers to make their own quality content, pulled from a variety of sources.
Wikispaces Classroom is a content-based resource for teachers to manage the pace of their class through a newsfeed, effectively provide assessments, and keep their projects on track. The site is a fantastic tool for the evolving face of technology in education.
Use Planboard to save time by removing repetitive actions from your life — align your teaching schedule, create a template for all your lesson plans, and integrate and track educational standards into your methodology in one easy-to-organize space. You can share schedules with students or substitute teachers, attach notes and files directly to your lesson plans from any computer, and embed videos and other multimedia content into those plans to engage your students.
For the full list please go to http://top5onlinecolleges.org/teaching-tools/
It’s inevitable that any medium designed for ease of communication and networking will be applied to a learning context however many educators are still trying to come to grips with Twitter, and in particular its use in the classroom.
There are a multitude of ways Twitter can be integrated into classroom teaching, for example:
- Gather real world data – this makes learning based on up-to-date information with real people (with a real story behind it!).
- Monitor/ GeoTag the ‘buzzwords’
- Summarize topics/ view as tweets
- Collate classroom views
- Let parents follow what you’re up to
- Find out where people are – giving the class an immediate set of places and distances to research.
- Story telling in 140 characters as group or individual
- Twitter poll
- Word morph – using your network to search for synonyms and other meanings
- Finding ‘classmates’ in other locations to share information, resources and ideas
- Point of view and character development using Twitter (or “Twalter egos”)
- Global assembly
- Word play
- Communicate with experts
- Monitor the learning process
- Probability – when learning about probability and the language of chance in mathematics, use your Twitter network to offer a real world response to your questions
(For more ideas check out this presentation online)
We also found it interesting how this one college is using Twitter in the classroom:
We’d love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for using Twitter in the classroom! If you’d like for us to add your suggestion to the list in the post, please put them in comments below!
The integration of digital media and technologies in education is a policy priority throughout Europe. National and regional initiatives are often grounded in the belief that schools must provide students with the skills needed to participate in our knowledge society. However, reality has shown that a well-planned use of ICT in education calls for more than new media and tools, requiring profound pedagogical changes from within the school system, not least the accommodation of a more personalised approach to learning. In light of changing schools and the evolution towards creative classrooms, this issue of eLearning Papers will explore the new role of teachers in 21st century learning contexts.
This issue spotlights new research and classroom practices that illustrate how new learning technologies have affected teachers' professional environments. 21st century learners has become a buzz-word in the field of educational research. This issues applies the term to teachers, seeking practical examples and prospective visions that examine what it means to be a teacher in today’s knowledge society.
The fast-paced evolution of technology is challenging for teachers, who often struggle with the demands of keeping up-to-date with their students’ digital lifestyles. Initiatives for the enhancement of ICT in education often address deployment of devices and tools in the classroom, without fully considering how they may affect and change the way people teach and learn. (...)
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A través de las redes sociales descubrimos, compartimos, recomendamos, opinamos y experimentamos. Los Social Media han revolucionado el mundo y nos han abierto una ventana que ofrece infinitas posibilidades de aprendizaje.
Pero, ¿más información e interacción significa una mejor educación para los estudiantes de hoy en día? ¿Cómo aprovechar estas posibilidades?
Juntamos a cinco personalidades de diferentes ámbitos como son Gaby Castellanos, Núria Mañé, Jordi Jubany, Rafael Gómez y Núria Farré para compartir una mesa acerca de la educación y de las oportunidades que nos ofrecen las nuevas tecnologías para lograr un aprendizaje mejor y más personalizado.
El futuro de la educación se acerca y os invitamos a descubrirlo juntos.
Y también juntos, después, lo celebramos :)
Conoce a nuestros ponentes:
Galardonada como La personalidad más importante en España en el sector de la publicidad (2010) y como una de los Top 25 Power People in Latin America Advertising, Gaby Castellanos es la fundadora y CEO de SrBurns, una agencia especialista en Social Media que se autodefine como un equipo de “expertos en imposibles”.
Consultora de Comunicación Online, Social Media Strategist y Formadora. Actualmente, es la Directora de Social Media en Social You, S.L., Delegada Territorial de Barcelona en Aerco, profesora y ponente de AERCO, IED, SGAE, ICUB y GUIAE, entre otros.
Maestro especializado en educación musical y antropólogo social y cultural. Ha compaginado la docencia en varios centros educativos y la formación de docentes con la investigación en grupos de trabajo y grupos de investigación de la Universidad de Barcelona y la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Recientemente ha publicado Connecta't per aprendre, Aprenentatge social i personalitzat.
Maestro de Primaria de la Escuela Waldorf-Steiner El Til·ler, en Bellaterra. Después de un par de intentos fallidos de estudiar una carrera relacionada con la informática, se acercó al mundo de la música tradicional y estudió magisterio musical. Descubrir la pedagogía Waldorf le mostró un camino diferente de hacer las cosas, una forma de encontrar el sentido a cada práctica didáctica.
Maestra de Primaria en uno de los pocos centros públicos que trabajan por proyectos, el Turó de Can Mates, en Sant Cugat del Vallés. Después de más de ocho años como docente, Núria ha tenido tiempo para reflexionar acerca de lo que es y lo que debería ser, para ella, la educación. Pero ahora su visión puede cambiar, ya que en diciembre será madre por primera vez.
Moderador: Xavi Casado
Especialista en comunicación y RR.PP. Durante su carrera profesional ha participado en el desarrollo e implementaciónde programas de comunicación para más de 40 empresas e instituciones, pertenecientes a diversos sectores de actividad empresarial. Colabora habitualmente con la Universitat Abat Oliba-CEU, La Escuela Internacional de Protocolo y ESIC.
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