So how can we benefit from uncertainty? How can we use volatility in our advantage? How should universities, colleges and schools adapt? And how can we learn uncertainty if the future of learning itself is unclear? These are the questions the OEB Conference is planning to ask and find answers to. This year’s edition of Online Educa Berlin is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. The NEO team is proud to be part of it!
Education and Augmented Reality — Really? If you are like me, you may find yourself outwardly agreeing that AR is an exciting mega-trend, but may inwardly be questioning it’s true reality (forgive the phrase) and more importantly be weighing up its true pedagogic value. After all, a teacher’s entire objective is to augment a student’s reality — using tools as simple as blackboards or as complex as tablets.
How to increase LMS success using training? The first thing that you can do is to start thinking about what you want to achieve with the LMS and set your goals. Make sure to make your goals as specific as possible and time bound. Any LMS goal is connected in some way to how much and how well the system is being used in the school. This will be your foundation for LMS success.
Treats and sugary drinks, confetti and silly party hats — these are the customary items in a celebratory setting and the NEO team had them all. What were we celebrating, you may wonder? Wonder no more: it’s the anniversary of the NEO Blog! It turns two. The combined effort of the entire NEO team and all our readers made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs, settling in the first 7%.
While including photos in learning materials is a noble idea, including stolen photos in them is not. If you just copy and paste any photo you find on the web into your lesson, you might be a thief. Teachers need to know the rules of copyright, the principle of fair use, CC licences and so on. But they also have a variety of free resources if they want to include photos in their learning materials. This article presents seven of them.
Last week I introduced three megatrends affecting e-learning. My research revealed a couple more exciting trends and emergent ideas in e-learning, so I promised another four for this week. Let’s call them micro-trends as they are smaller in scale, but nonetheless likely to have an impact on how and what we learn: entrepreneurial learning, microlearning, peer-to-peer learning and privacy and safety.
There are many aspects that can influence the decision to change the current school learning management system, many voices to be heard, and many documents to be created during the process. It may not be an easy decision, but having a clear understanding of the available LMS categories, along with the advantages and drawback for each of them, is definitely a great first step.
It’s that time again, when we’ve settled into the new academic year and take a look ahead to plan, in more detail, what and how our lessons and curriculum will roll out over the semesters. Keeping an eye on emerging trends in technology will give your planning some context and perhaps inspire you to try one or two new things in the new year. This article will cover three e-learning megatrends any educator should watch carefully.
While choosing the right edtech for the needs of the school is a very important part of making it successful, there is one aspect that often gets overlooked: the teachers. Training teachers to use technology in the classroom is paramount to edtech success. Let’s take the example of training teachers how to use a new LMS and check out a few ideas that can make them embrace the new edtech more easily.
Teachers have been encouraging children to tell their own stories, for generations. Adding and formalizing digital storytelling techniques will not just allow students to utilize varied technologies (thereby learning about them) but also to use narrative tools and forms of expression that are becoming ever-more natural and obvious to children that are digital natives.