A conversation with Professor Stephen Heppell on social media in teaching and learning
Stephen Heppell talks about anytime anywhere learning with social media and how social media is changing the dynamic between the learner and the educator.
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Edtalks with Stephen Heppell
Stephen Heppell is at the heart of a global revolution in learning space design. In this ULearn11 EDtalk Stephen explains why he believes that the 'structures and strictures of education will be swept aside by the engagement, seduction, delight, passion and astonishment of a new learning world.' Stephen shares his conviction that if we want to know what education will look like in the future, we only need to look at what is happening in the online world now. Click here to view the video.
Scott Klososky – IBM Impact Conference 2011
Scott Klososky delivers his speech at IBM's 2011 Impact Conference in Las Vegas.
The Basics of Blended Learning
BYOD in the 21st Century
Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie,
Marc-Andre Lalande explores the advantages and limitations of BYOD for education.
What to expect at EduTECH 2013
TED Talks 2013- Ken Robinson: How to escape the education's death valley
In his talk at TED Education Week 2013, Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
You can catch Sir Ken Robinson here in Australia when he presents (via satellite) at EduTECH 2013! Find out first hand why we need a radical rethink of our school systems, how to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Podcast with Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder, November Learning
Podcast with Marc Niemes, Founding President: VP of Export Markets and Mobile Learning at eLearning Industry Association
Podcast with Warren Moseley, Director of Information, Communication and Learning Technology at Whitefriars College
Ahead of the K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress at EduTECH 2013, Warren Moseley, Director of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies at Whitefriars College, explores the fundamental elements needed to make a technology program work, the importance in gaining stakeholder buy-in in the process and the strategies needed to develop and maintain a responsible culture around the use of technology.
Podcast with Brian Clark, Executive Director of Information Technology Services at RMIT University
Ahead of the Tertiary Technology Leaders Congress at EduTECH 2013, Brian Clark, Executive Director of Information Technology Services at RMIT University explores how BYOD is changing and reshaping the role and function of ICT in tertiary education, how RMIT University is increasing the speed and quality of service delivery in order to meet university-wide goals; and his top tips to help staff keep up with changes in technology.
Podcast with Charles Jennings, Founder, The 70:20:10 Forum
Ahead of the Corporate and Government Learning Congress Charles Jennings explores how the 70:20:10 model can improve the learning and performance of adults, how the model challenges the ‘traditional’ ways of learning and how emerging technologies can impact on the culture of an organisation.
Interview with Craig Rispin, Business Futurist and Innovation Expert
Ahead of EduTECH 2013, Craig Rispin explores the major trends and driving forces currently impacting learning and development practices within organisations, how organisations can harness new technologies to improve organisational learning and development and the strategies that can be used to support the 70:230:10 learning model.
Interview with Ewan McIntosh, Founder & CEO of NoTosh
Ahead of EdUTECH 2013, Ewan explores the impact emerging technology and trends such as BYOD are having on the way students learn, how social media can be harnessed to create an ‘open education’ and the skills that are needed to implement creative practices and processes in the classroom.
Paving the path to technological innovation: A Case Study on RMIT’s Desktop Free University
RMIT’s implementation and delivery of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment for the university’s new Swanston Academic Building (SAB) in Melbourne, is a classic example which demonstrates how new technology can be used to aligned and applied to best support pedagogy and learning outcomes. Ahead of the Tertiary Education Leaders Congress as part of EduTECH 2013, Brian Clark, RMIT University’s executive director of IT services, shares the challenges faced throughout the design and implementation of the VDI program, the importance of selecting the right vendors in the process and the overall impact the program has had on increasing the speed and quality of service delivery in order to meet university-wide goals.
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8 tips to create an effective school technology program
Ahead of the K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress, Warren Moseley, Director of Information Communication & Learning Technologies at Whitefriars College, shares his top tips on how to make a school technology program work, based on his experience from implementing the tablet and notebook program at Whitefriars College over the past 14 years. Click here to download the article.
What is web 3.0, really, and what does it mean for education?
Karen Cator and other visionaries I technology and education weigh in on why K – 12 leaders should care about web 3.0 and other (r)evolutions in technology. Click here to read the article.
Look into the mirror – 4 tips for learning professionals by Charles Jennings
It goes without saying that all humans are different. However there are also some remarkable similarities. Over the years learning thought-leaders and practitioners have attempted to produce generalised solutions that address the similarities and minimise the differences. This, of course is a Sysphean task and we've ended up down many blind alleys – such as learning styles, gender and age stereotypes, and thinking that eLearning is a magic solution or implies 'learner-centricity.' Click here to read more.
Improving Learning with the 70:20:10 Model
Charles Jennings, Founder of the 70:20:10 Forum was first introduced to the power of learning technology in the first year of his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney in the late 1960s, where lectures were delivered by television and students could attend classes and do well in their exams without ever seeing a ‘live’ teacher.
Things have come a long way since then and after working at the innovative edge of learning for the past 35 years, Charles launched the 70:20:10 Forum, promoting and supporting the 70:20:10 learning model as exceptionally well-suited to enable workers to improve their performance in the context of their daily workflow.
Never let technology get in the way of a good learning structure: 5 tips to help you develop an effective learning and development model
As more companies move towards a focus on the digital space, employers are faced with the question of how does their current learning and development model keep up with the changes in technology and workforce? Ahead of The Corporate and Government Learning Congress at EduTECH 2013, Marc Niemes, Founding President: VP of Export Markets and Mobile Learning at the eLearning Industry Association of Victoria, explores the strategies needed to create and effective learning and development model in order to engage and retain staff.
The Importance of eLearning in learning and development models
As the corporate learning culture continues to evolve, employers and managers are now tasked with ensuring current learning and development models keep up with changes in technology and in the workforce. At the forefront of this change is eLearning, which provides organisations with the tools to integrate readily available technology to create a holistic and continuous learning platform.
Ahead of the Corporate and Government Learning Congress at EduTECH 2013, John Stericker, Instructional Designer, Learning and Development and eLearning specialist at Fuji Xerox, breaks down the barriers to eLearning, exploring the benefits and why eLearning should be owned and loved within an organisation.
What schools will look like in the year 2020
What does the school of the future look like? An infographic created by Edudemic explores the ways schools will change and why in the future.
12 YouTube videos every online educator should view
What are the benefits for the teacher and learner in the content of open education and OER? How does a blended-learning school boost student achievement? How can we design schools for 21st century learning? What will the classroom of the future look like? What are the tools and resources needed by the 21st century educator? elearning industry has compiled a list of the 12 YouTube Videos every online educator should view which will answer the above questions.
Australian Universities ranked amongst the best in the world
Five Australian universities have been ranked amongst the world's top 100 according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released earlier in 2012.
50 education technology tools every teacher should know about
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days ad early every teacher has a few favourite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with a students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Edudemic has compiled a list of tech tools that should be part of any teacher's tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.
Infographic: students and technology
This infographic from Educause illustrates some of the opinions and attitudes students have towards new technologies.
Schools that foster creativity by Dr. R. Keith Sawyer
Sir Ken Robinson is 100 per cent correct: creativity should be as important in education as literacy. Today we are living in an innovation age, and creativity is more important than ever before in history.
13 Real-World Examples of Blended Learning
Blended learning – which combines traditional face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning – is considered by some to be education's next big thing. Salman Khan has made a name for himself with the through his Khan Academy, which is used in around 15,000 classrooms to augment the learning. Edudemic breaks down 13 examples of how blended learning's proliferation has made an impact at various levels in the US.
The five biggest ways students actually want to use technology
This infographic by Edudemic explores the biggest ways students actually use technology.
With the Digital Education Revolution (DER) coming to an end, many schools are now faced with the task of finding the necessary funds to continue the 1:1 target without ongoing financial support of the federal government. This article featuring Michelle Houwen, Business Manager at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and Chair of ASBA, explores how the changing landscape of education in Australia will affect teachers and students, in particular school business managers and administrators.
Shattering the classroom walls
eLearning shatters the idea that any class has to be constrained with respect to space or time," says U chemistry professor Chris Cramer. "The walls and boards of the traditional classroom disappear as connection to networked content, knowledge, and experts can take students and instructors anywhere in the world.
48 Free Education Apps Sorted by Grade Level
The best free education apps put together by edudemic.
7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers
The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even soft-spoken students. But we've already made our case for why teachers should consider using social media in their classrooms. What about the how?
10 Tips to make BYOD a Success in your enterprise
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more than a fad. It's a movement toward a different kind of enterprise computing. BYOD requires a lot of planning and work, but businesses that embrace the change can find new efficiencies and actually increase security. Here are 10 tested tips to make your transition as smooth and productive as possible.
Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students
BYOD: 10 Reasons why it’s a good idea
Education must move with the times. What can be done to reach a technology-savvy generation that reolies on media every free second of their time? BYOD – Bring Your Own Device, a trend that is catching on quickly. Bring You Own Device has transformed the classroom by creating new opportunities for learning.
20 Must-use Education Technology Tools
Educators may feel sometimes like they're on an island with little help in sight. But as technology teaching resources go, it may encourage you to learn that there are a number of online solutions available to help promote education from teaching reading basics to organizing classroom activities and encouraging civic involvement.
Flipped learning and its benefits in the classroom
Ahead of EduTECH 2013, Alan November, Senior Partner & Founder of November Learning, explores the concept of flipped learning in education, the benefits it has for students and teachers and the steps that can be taken to foster a culture that supports the flipped learning classroom.
Purpose is the most powerful source of motivation in learning
At TED 2011, Alan November, International leader in education technology and Founder & Senior Partner at November Learning, addressed what educators need to do to improve learning and make schools relevant. At the heart of his presentation was the idea of kids being able to use technology to make the world a better place and having a sense of ‘ownership’ of what they learn.
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The 10 skills modern teachers must have
There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC. What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long?
Will digital classrooms be the future of education?
I have been an educator and coach for many years. I am noticing there are more and more opportunities for students to get their education without ever setting foot in a school building. What are your thoughts on the future of teaching? Will there be teaching positions in the future, or will most students get their educations online?
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7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology
Want to know about Gamification in the classroom
The team at Youtopia has developed a dynamic management and engagement platform that gives teachers the tools to reach their goals, and have a good time doing it. Their secret sauce? Gamification. The system employs game mechanics to engage your students to go above and beyond and tracks everything for you while they do it.
Inspirational Education Technology Quotes
An amazing slidehow featuring 19 inspirational quotes by educators and thinkers.
Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian Schools, by Simon J. Crook, Manjula D. Sharma, Rachel Wilson and Derek A. Muller
In November 2007, 'A Digital Education Revolution' Policy Document was released stating an intention to "provide world class information and communications technology (ICT) for every secondary student in years 9 to 12", (Rudd, Smith, & Conroy, 2007, p. 1) "ideally equipping every student with a laptop" (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007). In February 2008, all secondary schools were informed that they could apply to participate in the Digital Education Revolution (DER) (DEEWR, 2008a; Gillard, 2008a).
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70:20:10 Learning Model Infographic
Based on an interview with Charles Jennings, this infographic looks at the fundamental elements of the 70:20:10 learning model.
Infographic: Students and Technology
This infographic from Educause illustrates some of the opinions and attitudes students have towards new technologies.
A snapshot of the current state of technology in K - 12 Education for 2012/2013
Based on feedback from education and IT professionals at EduTECH 2013 this infograph highlights the current trends and educational technology priorities for 2012/2013.
Busting Myths! Parent Teacher Interview Systems
Excerpt: Many schools now use electronic scheduling systems for their parent teacher night bookings. While paper bookings by students are ‘simple’ to administer, there are significant costs to this approach both educationally and financially. Parents are increasingly interacting with schools electronically and parent teacher interview booking has been found to provide.
The cost of timetabling
Excerpt: What is the cost of your timetable? A simple question perhaps – but the answer is complex. When asked, most schools immediately think of either the cost of timetabling software, or else the cost in staff time and expense in performing the task of ‘doing’ the timetable. Sound reasonable?
The Art of Class List Management
Excerpt: Class list management involves assigning students classes, changing subjects, checking data and ensuring kids are where they should be. How hard can it be? This is a huge area, occupying much time in schools. With the wrong tools or processes, there are significant problems. Like many things, the devil’s in the detail. Class list management can be another timetabling ‘dark art’!
Staffing too precious?
Bacchus March Grammar reduces ICT risks and costs
Established in 1988 amid the growing population centres to the west of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh Grammar has quickly established a strong reputation for catering for individual difference, personal development, academic growth and pastoral care.
Why educators need to put their head in the cloud
It has been a generation since computers were introduced into schools and over twenty years of one to one programs. In that time the world has changed significantly, particularly the way in which computers are used. Perhaps it is time for a generational change that will see schools move beyond the laptop and follow the world into cloud computing.
The mythical Man: Reviewing the skill requirement of the school IT manager
As the use and diversity of IT in schools has grown over the years, so have the requirements of the IT Manager. But have th expectations of the IT Manager grown beyond the capabilities of mere mortals? Are schools now looking for the mythical man?
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Streamline your training and development model at The Corporate & Government Learning Congress 2013
Alan November to headline Australia's largest K-12 education technology event
By far one of the biggest names in education worldwide, Alan November will return this year as a presenter in Australia's leading education event, EduTECH.