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. “

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.

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Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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On Education

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thanks to Jim Hays for sharing this on Facebook earlier today. A good reminder that what may appear to be slow may actually be deep. compared to that which happens fast but is superficial. Being Effective

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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.

2017 153

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.

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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 130

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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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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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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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.

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.

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#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 153

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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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.

2016 141

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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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.

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.

Moderation is an Educational Opportunity

Managing Communities

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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.

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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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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.

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