Julie Lindsay is an Australian author and educator and the founder and CEO of Flat Connections. In this conversation with Jane Nicholls she discusses how as a connected educator you are able to bring those world connections, those global connections into the classroom. Julie also stresses the importance for Global Educators in turn to support connected students.
Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship.
These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.
Tim Klapdor from CSU uImagine shares thoughts about user experience and learner design
@julielindsay @uimagine_csu @lyn_hay @valpeachey I have a slightly different take on this... https://t.co/xZMmKqk4OI although I share the sentiments
There are many criteria to create or assess the user experience:
· Search – how easy it is to find the site or application
· Consistency – does it provide same experience across all the devices
· Content – how intrigued is the content to keep user glued
· Design – is it beautiful, clean, brand enhancing visual design
· Access – how easy to use and understand the app
· Desirable – how much influence it generates on users to use the app
· Credibility – can users trust the app
· Usefulness – how valuable are the features and functions
User Experience #UX is at the heart of #DigitalTransformation: https://t.co/8TGMBbKQC3 #abdsc #Agile #DataDriven #BigData #DataScience #DesignThinking by @rautsan https://t.co/dJNjdJsTLe
Learning occurs as the result of interaction between learners and their environment. When the learning has a planned outcome, it becomes a purposeful activity that requires the artistry and skill of a learning designer.
In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations – a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle.
The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will in no small way depend on what is happening in today’s classrooms. Indeed, it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real social contract with citizens.
The rapid proliferation and deployment of smart mobile, pervasive computing, social and personal technologies is changing the higher education landscape. In this presentation I will argue that new media present new opportunities for learning through digital technologies, but that such opportunities will require new literacies.
#INF530 how have you built your digital pedagogy? https://t.co/axcH9px6Vm
On a more practical level, boyd urged attendees to “help young people understand epistemological differences.” The term generally refers to questions over the nature of knowledge and how beliefs about what’s right or wrong are constructed. One question that she believes is valuable for teachers to explore with students is: “Why do people from different worldviews interpret the same piece of information differently?”
The challenge, she said, is making sure that media literacy and critical thinking are not deployed in the classroom as “an assertion of authority over epistemology.”
Is your online training content ready to go global? When developing online training material, it is important to plan ahead and create a realistic budget. It’s best to design the online training content in such a way that it’s easier to adopt localized versions. A little organization and research beforehand can go a long way and make online training globalization a much smoother process. Let’s take a closer look at the following 6 steps to globalizing online training content.
Welcome to All Aboard! Are you keen to improve your digital knowledge, skills or confidence? If so, we’d love to help. All Aboard is a national project that aims to empower learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, their study, or other aspects of living in a digital age.
developed a simple, fun (we hope!) way of thinking about digital skills (in the form of a Metro Map)
produced and shared lessons and learning materials that anyone can access online
promoted the use of ‘digital badges’ across a range of applications including, of course, digital skills
worked in partnership with many organisations and groups, including supporting student engagement projects
championed a focus on confidence, empowerment, identity, and wellbeing.
Interested? Then read on and start your digital journey!
How do you develop a cost-effective quality learning model for the 21st Century for disadvantaged children in small rural schools scattered across Colombia?
Beginning in the 1970s, Vicky Colbert rose to the challenge. She focused on building an innovative education model in which key strategies were cooperative learning and cross-peer tutoring. Colbert and her team at Fundacion Escuela Nueva essentially pulled off a paradigm shift, moving their schools from a teacher-centered education to a student-centered learning model that integrates curriculum and teacher professional development and engages local communities in the education journey of their students.
“Retrieval practice” is a learning strategy where we focus on getting information out. Through the act of retrieval, or calling information to mind, our memory for that information is strengthened and forgetting is less likely to occur. Retrieval practice is a powerful tool for improving learning without more technology, money, or class time.
Download the FREE retrieval practice guide
Phenomenom brings together the latest research in societal trends, student engagement and positive psychology to make fresh food (especially veg!) an exciting part of every classroom. Rather than teaching food in isolation, these 25 live-action-plus-animation webisodes provide an engaging spring-board to curriculum-aligned resources designed to integrate across key learning areas for gr. 3-6.
It’s been four years since we launched the CSER Digital Technologies Education Program! We are so honoured to have been able to work on this project with you all, and to have such fabulous partners to collaborate with. Special thanks, of course, to our supporters and collaborators, including Sally-Ann Williams, Leanne Cameron, Julie King, Google Australia & New Zealand, Digital Careers, ACARA, ESA, CSIRO, the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training, and all of the amazing people we work with across Australia (and beyond!).