Innovating Pedagogy 2019

This report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment to guide educators and policy-makers.

A full-text PDF version of this report is available to download from:
https://iet.open.ac.uk/file/innovating-pedagogy-2019.pdf

This seventh report proposes ten innovations, many of which are currently implemented but have not yet had a profound influence on education. To produce the report, a group of academics from The Open University collaborated with researchers from Norway’s Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology.

From a long list of new educational terms, theories and practices, this short list of ten innovations has the potential to bring about major changes in educational practice.

What We Learned From Reading 1,000 Articles On Lifelong Learning

A very interesting article about Lifelong Learning.

The 20 conclusions:

  1. There is a growing interest in continuous and lifelong learning
  2. People are naturally curious and lifelong learners
  3. Younger people have a particularly strong focus on lifelong learning
  4. The knowledge economy drives continuous learning
  5. Change means continuous learning
  6. Change also means unlearning
  7. Organisations aim to recruit lifelong learners
  8. Organisations need to support the continuous learners they recruit
  9. CEOs must address lifelong learning
  10. Continuous learning platforms are the future
  11. Continuous learning will disrupt current learning approaches
  12. The future is open, continuous and embedded
  13. Shifting responsibilities for learning
  14. Learners have the key responsibility
  15. Continuous learning means doing not just reading or studying
  16. Continuous learning is essential for career success
  17. Job security is being employable
  18. Lifelong learning is about more than career success
  19. Continuous learning needs to be a habit
  20. Algorithms are also continuous learners

Read the complete post on https://blog.anderspink.com/2018/05/what-we-learned-from-reading-1000-articles-on-lifelong-learning/

The Online Learning Guidebook

An interesting guide to help students of all ages learn more effectively online.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-schools-guidebook/

As online education continues to grow, many schools are making online education a major part of their curriculum. To help students understand this trend, the guide also includes a detailed breakdown of online learning methods and technologies, as well as information on how to identify quality online schools or programs.

The guide looks at Khan Academy, Coursera and MIT OpenCourseware specifically and includes advice and keys to success from a panel of online learning experts.

How to teach programming/coding?

What is the best way to learn/teach programming/coding?

For example: JavaScript, HTML / CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby, APIs

It isn’t easy to teach and learn online technical subjects such as programming. In my opinion, you need to change the learning paradigm by:
transferring the student the learning responsability for their own learning,
Giving help with with good web based tools and
leading and supporting students progress.

Codecademy offers learn to code interactively, for free.

As Codeacademy writes in his blog:

“We do not want to open up universities. We want to open up knowledge. Everyone knows something they can teach someone else and we want to help them do it. Our community has created tens of thousands of courses and taken millions of courses. At this point, more than a billion lines of code have been submitted to Codecademy.”