21st Century Learning Category

How Unconventional, Experiential Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonma/2015/05/15/how-unconventional-experiential-learning-is-reshaping-higher-education/?ss=forbes-woman “More caffeine, please!” My inner voice craves. I stare attentively at the same macroeconomic graph with X, Y, and Z axes on the projector screen for the nth time. In class the next day, the professor provides another interpretation of her theory. “Has she any real-world work experience?” I ask myself. Once again, sitting close to […]

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Standardising practice

http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/standardising-practice     Standardising practice Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:34 This month, I thought I would write a piece on standardising practice to help anyone new to this aspect of their teaching, training, assessment or quality assurance role. What is standardisation? Standardising practice ensures all teachers, trainers, assessors and quality assurers interpret and follow the requirements […]

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The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/01/the-6-major-skills-for-21st-century-students.html?m=1 Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major fluencies (standards) students need to develop in the 21st century classroom. Each of these fluencies is broken down into various skills all of which work in unison to cultivate the target fluency. From all the […]

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Students and staff working in partnership is driving change at universities

   http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/students-and-staff-working-in-partnership-is-driving-change-at-universities-09-apr-2015?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JISCBlog+%28Jisc+blog%29 Students and staff working in partnership is driving change at universities With this in mind I wanted to share with you what we are doing to help build partnerships between staff and students to understand and meet their needs better. Working in partnership on digitally related projects enables both staff and students to […]

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Putting digital skills on the FE agenda

http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/putting-digital-skills-on-the-fe-agenda?by The expansion of online business is outstripping all other growth areas of the global economy. More people shop online and do business online than ever before and the trend is set to continue. The digital economy crosses all industries and the potential job opportunities within it are huge. In fact, there are many jobs […]

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What Will Learning Look Like in 2024? – Curated Thoughts

http://twist.elearningguild.net/2014/09/what-will-learning-look-like-in-2024-curated-thoughts/ This post curates the growing conversation around #LRN2024 – What will learning look like in 2024? This year the DevLearn Conference and Expo turns 10 years old. Over the last decade DevLearn has been the event to showcase how new technologies are enhancing learning and performance. There’s a high likelihood that the advancements made […]

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Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 11:14 AM Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. It is changing and will continue to change every aspect of how we live. It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, […]

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Making eLearning more engaging for your learners

apprenticeshipblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/20140705-192013-69613124.jpg”> With interactive video you can contain all the learning with supporting information in one viewing experience, Duncan Brown says Digital video games are now firmly established as the most popular form of entertainment generating an astonishing £1bn revenue in the UK last year (Guardian January 2014). They are made absorbing, challenging and compulsive, not […]

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Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching

As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and […]

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, […]

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