21st Century Learning Category

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

The dictionary definition of blended learning (sometimes called hybrid learning) is so broad, it sometimes feels like nearly every modern classroom could fit under that umbrella. But the key to understanding blended learning is that it’s not about the technology; it’s about transforming instructional design to maximize teacher time, to better utilize digital resources, and […]

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How what you do now can help shape learning technology across sectors – FE News

Following the publication of the report from the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) in March this year, the question of how technology can effectively be used for learning, teaching and assessment is now being explored by a new group, ETAG. http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/how-what-you-do-now-can-help-shape-learning-technology-across-sectors

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End of the 9 to 5

The new Study programmes are a welcome opportunity to look afresh at how we prepare young people for work or further studies. The funding methodology provides the flexibility for a wide range of complementary activities which best prepare the individual student to progress. The FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group) recommendations regarding the development […]

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Welcome to ETAG, the Education Technology Action Group

The Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) was set up in February 2014 by three ministers: Michael Gove, Matthew Hancock and David Willetts. Its mission is to promote the use of digital technology across the schools, further education and higher education sectors for the benefit of students, employers and the wider economy. It is an independent […]

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique […]

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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

In the 21st century, we are living in a creative society and economy rather than an industrial one, which begs the questions: What skills do young people need in this new world? How can they gain creative skills for innovation in the work place? http://www.edutopia.org/blog/common-core-and-creative-learning-courtney-boddie

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let’s talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? http://www.edutopia.org/blog/guidebook-social-media-in-classroom-vicki-davis

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

You’ve got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I’ve used with my students or successfully […]

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Will Online Education Render Traditional College Obsolete?

Technological change has made online coursework very competitive with the traditional means of teaching. Will it lead to dramatic change in college, or have only a minor impact? Consider the analogy to music. http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2013/10/29/will-online-education-render-traditional-college-obsolete/

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What Can Educators Learn from the Gaming Industry?

As Jordan Shapiro said at the 2014 Global Education & Skills Forum: Games are not just about entertainment and distraction anymore. We need to approach them as a particular kind of persuasion — a particular kind of rhetoric. A particular way of looking at the world. A different way of thinking. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/educators-learn-from-gaming-industry-kelly-teng

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