Thursday, 22 January 2015

Jisc at BETT 2015: enhancing the learning of students | Jisc

Jisc at BETT 2015: enhancing the learning of students | Jisc: "Jisc at BETT 2015: enhancing the learning of students"Jisc's Lawrie Phipps discusses the findings from a day of sessions on the topic of 'Enhancing the learning of students'. 

To hear the podcast go to http://www.jisc.ac.uk/podcasts/jisc-at-bett-2015-enhancing-the-learning-of-students-21-jan-2015

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Why Your Students Forgot Everything On Your PowerPoint Slides | EdSurge News

Why Your Students Forgot Everything On Your PowerPoint Slides | EdSurge News



"Don’t fret, we’ve all been there: You’re up late the night before Thursday and you have to teach a lesson at 8 AM the next day. So, what do you do? Throw some text on a PowerPoint and get ready to talk through your points. Couldn’t hurt, right? You might not always read straight off of the slides--they’ll just help keep your lecture on track, and if you lose your place, the text is right there for you.

Unfortunately, whether you’re discussing Columbus with 4th graders or quantum physics with college freshmen, you may be hurting your students’ learning more than helping them.

Let’s explore what instructional design doesn’t typically work with students, or anyone’s learning for that matter, when you teach with PowerPoint--as well as how you can avoid it. It all begins with a little concept called “cognitive load.”"




To read more go to https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-01-19-why-your-students-forgot-everything-on-your-powerpoint-slides 



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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Navigating the dynamic higher education landscape: A possible strategic framework | bethanyaldenrivers

Extract from: Navigating the dynamic higher education landscape: A possible strategic framework | bethanyaldenrivers:



"How can we provide quality assurance around the design and implementation of strategic programs for higher education? Increasingly, higher education institutions are implementing programs that address: distance and online learning, strategic partnerships, student success, as well as many other topics.

Here, I’ve attempted to develop a quality framework, based on my own principles for strategic program design and delivery, that rests on three overarching principles:

The strategic program is meaningful.
The strategic program is robust.
The strategic program is sustainable."



To read more go to: https://bethanyaldenrivers.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/strategic-framework/ 



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Dazzled by pedagogical innovations | Alejandro Armellini

Extract from: Dazzled by pedagogical innovations | Alejandro Armellini:



"At recent events in the UK and overseas, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss the concept of pedagogical innovation in higher education. In particular, I focused on whether certain initiatives (often carrying flashy names) constitute pedagogical innovation and if so, against what criteria.

The key message of this blog post is this: many of such initiatives are not pedagogically innovative. They can be described in many other ways, including technologically innovative and sometimes disruptive. However, most fail to meet a basic criterion for innovative pedagogy: evidence that they improve (or have the potential to improve) student learning:

“Adapting to characteristics of students and responding to their development is an inherent aspect of pedagogy. […] These adaptations can be considered innovations if are based [sic] on a new idea and when they have the potential to improve student learning, or when they are linked with other outcomes […]”

(Vieluf, Kaplan, Klieeme & Bayer, 2012. Emphasis added)."



To read more go to: https://alejandroarmellini.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/dazzled-by-pedagogical-innovations/





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