Community Capers

Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

While at the SITE conference in New Orleans I met a young educator working and researching in iPads and special education. This generosity speaks volumes to the professional ethos of this school and the pride that these educators all have in their accomplishments.

Jokaydia: People (and meetup)

Community Capers

Joanna Kay opened her spaces in Second Life in November 2007 with leasehold areas offered to other educators to support the cost of the then one sim. Jokaydia now covers 3 sims (islands) and is home to hundreds of educators. Come visit Jokaydia and meet the community members.

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Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

It is en educational community that cuts across geographic, systemic and sectoral boundaries to serve the needs of educators in K-12, academic, vocational, corporate and not-for-profit environments. “

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MirandaNet: Introduction

Community Capers

The MirandaNet Fellowship is a community of UK and International educators, educational researchers, technology consultants focused on the domain of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in school education and in supporting action research best practices.

Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

Stories of failure to develop community are abundant, especially in the education sector.

MirandaNet: Common ties

Community Capers

MirandaNet strives to enrich the lifelong learning of professionals involved in education. Using advanced technologies the Fellowship spans social, vocational, cultural and political divide to create lifelong learning solutions for the education marketplace” (Cuthell, 2005, p. The way in which industry and education in the UK have become such effective collaborators might also be quite unique. MirandaNet has a clearly articulated purpose.

MirandaNet: People

Community Capers

The Fellowship activity is overseen by an Advisory Council made up of 25-30 very senior academics, technologists, industry representatives, and government agency and education system representatives from across the United Kingdom. The Director, Christina Preston was well known in the Educational ICT area, both in academic and industry circles, well before she launched the MirandaNet Fellowship.

MirandaNet: Place

Community Capers

The public site MirandaNet is open to the broader educational community. The community resources, projects and publications link to the priorities and standards of, and are linked on, the National Grid for Learning, an English Government Clearinghouse of educational resources. The community management and Scholars work has postioned MirandaNet as an expert advisory body in the field of educational technology.

MirandaNet: Social interaction

Community Capers

The research project partnerships, between people in different educational contexts, create strong bonds between members as they come to rely on and relate to each other when working together. Whether in an industry, academic or advisory capacity, MirandaNet Fellows all work to provide services for each other and ‘reify’ (Wenger, 2002) their practices in artifacts shared over the public site with the larger external educational community. People rarely leave this community.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Moderation is an Educational Opportunity

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Interacting with Members

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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.

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Notes on the NYC Department of Education Social Media Guidelines

SocialTech

NYC Department of Education (DOE) issued their Social Media Guidelines this week. There are some great things going on in the NYC public sector - in Government, schools, museums and libraries - in terms of the social and educational use of technologies.

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Copy, Adapt or Innovate? Educating Yorkshire with the Kings Speech…

Chris Collison

Last year, the BBC TV series “Educating Yorkshire” was broadcast in the UK. It was a fly-on-the-wall documentary about a state school in the North of England, introducing us to the reality of today’s education, and the challenges for teachers and students alike.

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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.

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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.

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

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Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education

SocialTech

Centre For Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, are. It's also great to be speaking in and supporting Open Education Week , and to be part of a worldwide community who are committed to promoting and. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.

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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.

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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

E-book – Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators

e-Moderation Station

Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators. I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my fourth book – and my very first e-book! The book has been cooking for a while. In fact, it’s spent approximately 8 months in the oven. But at last it’s on the table and ready for eating.

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.

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.

Access to open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This week I have been reminded that I cannot assume that everyone working in education will have online access as and when they want it. Tagged: access , broadband , online learning , open education , open learning.

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

This week the Digital Education Team have published an updated version of the manifesto and compared it to their 2011 version on their manifesto website and asked for comment. Manifesto for teaching online: Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, 2015.

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