Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes and I discussed this in relation to the work of Jonathan Haidt in our 2018 paper When Inclusion Excludes: a counter narrative of open online education.

2019 148

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education. He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

2018 225

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Currently I am thinking about what implications some of the central themes of this book might have for education. The evidence that we do this in education is all around us. The challenge for educators is how to reconcile the need to fix and test within a flow mindset.

2019 193

Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

In OLDaily this week , Stephen Downes, in a comment on a post by Sasha Thackaberry , makes what to me is an astute point – that the future of education is not the same thing as the future of colleges. Redesigning education for the future. Trends in e-Learning and Virtual Education.

2019 213

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist doesn’t write about this in relation to education. What does this mean and why might it be significant for education? Breadth and depth in education. More commonly, in education, depth in learning is often counterpoised with breadth.

2019 174

Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

The University of Southampton’s Vision 2020 states that over the next few years we will “revolutionise education”. The new Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIaD) has been created to lead on this ambition and help shape the University’s future educational approach.

2014 207

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

This of course has implications for the purpose of education. Biesta sees the purpose of education as going beyond student-centred education. These are just three of many authors, not to mention philosophers, who have questioned the meaning and purpose of education.

2018 148

Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

It centred on the relationship between open educational resources (OERs), open academic practice and changing pedagogy. Tagged: #change11 , #fslt12 , davecormier , davewhite , downes , Higher Education , OER , openness , pedagogy.

Open 219

Imagism, interpretation and education

Jenny Connected

But my sense is that this is something that all writers, and indeed educators, have to deal with. In Week 3 of ModPo we have been introduced to the Imagist movement in poetry, focussing on the poetry of Hilda Doolittle (or H.D. as she liked to sign herself) and Ezra Pound.

2013 182

Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

Whilst the school offers a basic education in all subjects, it specializes in the performing arts and believes in the power of art, music, dance and drama to transform the lives of these young people giving them a ‘voice’ and the confidence to use this voice to express themselves and develop their potential. break the vicious circle of chronic poverty and social and cultural disempowerment through quality artistic training and education.

2012 170

Roles for Educators in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

All the discussion questions were interesting and there was some overlap between threads, but for this post I would like to comment on some of the responses to Mike’s question: What are the appropriate roles for educators (in MOOCs)? Mike Sharples’ question referred to educators, but sometimes people were talking about educators, sometimes about teachers and the two words were often used interchangeably. The role of the educator.

Roles 131

On socialisation and education

Mathemagenic

About socialisation as a big part of what happens in a school, even when everyone talks that schools are about education. About the choices that everyone of us has to make, because to be fair it’s both education and socialisation that we create the conditions for. The irony is that if I look closer into our homeschooling community I see way more support for socialisation than for education.

2017 89

Educational innovation: schools vs homeschooling?

Mathemagenic

It’s a pity that with the current educational climate there is often either/or situation where both sides do not want to do much with each other.

2015 190

Shaping the Future of Higher Education – standing still is not an option

Jenny Connected

Next week I will be attending a day conference about the future of Higher Education at Southampton University , so this month’s Teaching and Learning Conversation, hosted by Chrissi Nerantzi , caught my attention.

2014 209

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Elsua

To name: No, we don’t need no stinking education, nor enablement , because, you know, these social tools put in place are just so easy to use that no-one would need it, nor find it useful nor relevant.

2016 186

The Divided Brain: implications for education

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist is now turning his attention to how this might impact on our education, schools and universities and is in the process of writing a book about how science and education are becoming increasingly left brained.

2014 178

Inspiring students through research-based education

Jenny Connected

Research-based education was the focus of a one day conference at University College London (UCL)- this week (Thurs 3 April). He talked about research-based education from the perspective of social learning theory. (See Teaching in Higher Education , 10(3), pp.387–394.

2014 187

Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I think if you want to upsell me you have to educate me. Product education not just a sales reminder. Ok ok, back on topic: use your educational, FAQ, help, support whatevs files to do marketing. I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing.

2017 157

Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

Whilst the school offers a basic education in all subjects, it specializes in the performing arts and believes in the power of art, music, dance and drama to transform the lives of these young people giving them a ‘voice’ and the confidence to use this voice to express themselves and develop their potential. break the vicious circle of chronic poverty and social and cultural disempowerment through quality artistic training and education.

2012 100

ict innovations in education

Taming the spaces

From ECTEL2013 keynote presentation by Panagyotis Kampylis the more innovative practices are, the more difficult is to scale them up innovation ecosystem: there must be dynamical adaptations and adjustments innovations are started as top down but must contain bottom-up innovation leadership for strategic alignment support teachers and teacher autonomy support at multiple levels (class, places, […]. ecology

2013 109

Social media: 4 opportunities for secondary education

Joitske Hulsebosch

The table about learning in teacher communities started talking about education in the future. They thought it was slightly off-topic but I think it is relevant enough: your ideas about the future of education will determine the importance you attach to social media and social learning. education elearningNot too long ago I went to an evening session about social media at the secondary school of my daughter.

2011 153

An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. Perhaps most significantly for Higher Education, ‘open’ can be associated with transparency, which involves a way of ‘being’ or a ‘state of mind’. Although technologies are developing at a speed inconceivable a few years ago, and the number of MOOCs being offered is daily increasing, things tend to move slowly in Higher Education.

2013 195

Questions for Iain McGilchrist on the implications of the divided brain for education

Jenny Connected

At the end of last year’s course, Iain talked very briefly about the implications of left hemisphere dominance for education. A recently developed theory for education in a digital age is ‘connectivism’.

2016 130

Is our Education System in Crisis?

Jenny Connected

But this story begs the question of whether we think our education system is in crisis or not. So I think the answer to the second part of the question - do we need new institutions for 21st century learning?” - depends on whether we think our education system, whatever context we are in, is in crisis. Tagged: #change11 , change , education , eLearning , learning , teaching , Tony Bates. CCK11 ChangeMOOC11 #change11 change education eLearning learning teaching Tony Bates

5 Educational Trends for 2013

e-Moderation Station

Time to take a look at some of the educational trends that have emerged over the last 12 months, and that are likely to dominate the educational technology scene in the coming year. 2012 is drawing to a close, and 2013 lies ahead of us.

2013 114

Moderation is an Educational Opportunity

Managing Communities

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2015 74

Re-Imagining Education at Western Sydney University

Michael Sampson - Currents

Western Sydney University, with six campuses in the area, has installed new A/V equipment in two of its campuses to trial new forms of collaborative learning in classroom situations : In place of old-fashioned tutorial rooms with rows of desks facing the lecturer, the new campus will feature 24 learning studios accommodating between 50 and 60 students each.

2016 89

Re-Imagining Education at Western Sydney University

Michael Sampson - Currents

Western Sydney University, with six campuses in the area, has installed new A/V equipment in two of its campuses to trial new forms of collaborative learning in classroom situations : In place of old-fashioned tutorial rooms with rows of desks facing the lecturer, the new campus will feature 24 learning studios accommodating between 50 and 60 students each.

2016 89

Book: Mass collaboration in education is soon out

Taming the spaces

Mass Collaboration and Education Cress, Ulrike; Moskaliuk, Johannes; and Jeong, Heisawn (Eds.) Mass Collaboration as an Emerging Paradigm for Education? Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Ulrike Cress; Heisawn Jeong; and Johannes Moskaliuk. Theories, Cases, and Research Methods Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Mass collaboration Chapter 2: Allan Collins. A Brief History of Mass Collaboration: How Innovations […]. communities mass collaboration

2015 109

Social Media for Environmental Educators

Michelle Laurie

I was recently asked how social media is relevant to environmental educators. For a quick version of why its important, click the you tube video. If not participating in social media as an educator you are at risk of losing your audience. Educators (environmental or other) need to learn and understand how to use social media tools in their teaching practice as this is how young people are communicating, sourcing information and learning new ideas in today’s world.

#MeToo Why SILICON VALLEY Can’t Follow EDUCATION in Managing Abuse of Power

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Are Health and Education doing a better job? Be More Like TEACHERS And LECTURERS in EDUCATION . Why doesn’t the tech industry, the entertainment industry hold their leaders to account like Education does? Education does a mighty fine job. Education had not.

2017 157

Higher Education Records ROI for Social Media

Portals and KM

Here is last year’s study - Social Media Use Continues to Expand in US Higher Education. Here is another study,  Higher Ed Documents Social Media ROI: New Communications Tools Are a Game Change r, by Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research. They have been watching trends in social media usage at US colleges and universities since 2007 providing unique longitudinal data.

ROI 122

Flipped Classrooms - Use Classroom Time for Collaborative Interaction #collaboration #education

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, a similar idea is taking hold in some educational settings. One principle of an effective meeting at work is to use face-to-face time for discussion, negotiation, and clarification - not for passing on the information.

2012 173

More Paintings for Sale at Community Commitment Education Center, New Orleans

Portals and KM

I have hung some more paintings for sale at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans (Leonidas and Spruce). Part  Part of the center is Stella's Cafe seen below where you can get delicious drinks and food for very reasonable prices.

2016 141

Calling Up for a Reboot of the Education System – Today!

Elsua

Specially, that one clip that touches base on one of my passions: Education. And even more when that video was all about calling up for a reboot of the current education system. Education? education is somewhat dire [.] ", with one single hope: "[.]

2010 196

Less education, more play

Neighbourhoods

Since my kids were at school, many moons ago, I’ve been highly sensitive to the need to challenge the obsessive over-regulation of childhood generally and school time in particular. So thank you Peter Gray in today’s Indy for a forceful and knowledgeable articulation of the arguments.

2014 57

Re-Imagining Education: Remote Students Outperformed Classroom Students

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a recent article in Fortune Magazine, Adam talks with an ex-Stanford Professor about re-thinking online education. That made me believe it’s time to try something radically new in education. I found the line about comparative performance most fascinating: Fortune: You’ve been a Google executive and Stanford professor. Where did you get the idea for Udacity, your online-courses startup? Sebastian Thrun: In 2011 I attended a TED talk by Sal Kahn, whom I adore.

2014 124

Social Media Use Continues to Expand in US Higher Education

Portals and KM

Like many business brands, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogging and podcasting are the tools of choice for US institutions of higher education. A new study by Nora Ganim Barnes and Ava M. Lescault, Social Media Adoption Soars as Higher-Ed Experiments and Reevaluates Its Use of New Communications Tools , provides some useful results. They began to look at this issue in 2007.

2011 175

Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

SocialTech

I''m happy to announce that Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with Leicester City Council''s DigiLit Leicester project to create guidance for secondary school staff, designed to introduce and promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across city schools.

2014 72

Australia: Ban vs Educating on social media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We won’t educate them, we’ll just y’know, stop it. I mean, we banned sex education and that stopped everything. Banning vs education: What does failing to properly educate our children on social media look like? I’m still miffed about the Department of Education stopping the work that Al Upton was doing educating his students. I’ve got a good idea. Let’s ban kids from using social networks. Like YouTube in schools.

Large Systems Complex Change Webinar: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil

Networking Action

Topic: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil. Date: Friday, September 11. Time: 7am PT/ 10am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/827415859 j/827415859 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 827 … Net Dev

Brazil 122

Educational Change is a Team Sport

Nancy White

Great stuff from Ellen Wagner that resonate with some of the conversations we’ve been having across the #change11 MOOC on Technology, Change and Education. Take a peek: Education transformation really is a team sport. Old ideas don’t just fade away. Old ideas can be stubborn and relentless. Systemic change calls for many contributors. There are many variables to address, much practice and dedication required to develop expert skills.

2011 102

The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

They wanted us to think of ways the 10 Principles would apply to education. After the 10 Principles of Social Media for Business came out, people began to engage us on different real-world applications. One of these was the University of Lisbon who asked for a brief thought-exercise.