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Top Trainer Tips to Drive Online Engagement

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The trainer’s role is critical to learning, whether in the face-to-face classroom or online. It is well known that trainer-to-student, and student-to-student (social presence) interactions are a critical component of learning. They are also an important factor in learner satisfaction, which results in learning effectiveness, higher retention and completion rates.   To drive engagements and retention of student, the following …

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Colourful Classrooms – How To Shift Grey Matter [Part 1]

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“Differentiate”… “be inclusive” … “ensure all learners are engaged in the classroom”. These are some of the most common chants we often hear from those with a stake in the education field. By that, I mean politicians, businesses, educational leaders, parents, students, and even our wider community. So by that, you see, I mean everyone. That’s right, we have long …

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Blended E-learning: The Future of Australian Education?

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Recently, debates concerning teaching have centred on two key questions – what and how. While these fundamental questions have been prominent throughout educational discussion for decades, the fast-paced growth of technology has widened debates beyond what we teach to how we teach. Are We Equipping Our Students To Be Future-Proof? Expanding opportunities for technology to aid learning run parallel to …

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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 Horizon Report – K12 Edition

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Although the full 2015 K-12 Horizon Report is anticipated to be finished by June this year, an early preview of this report was already showcased at the CoSN’s annual conference this week, offering educators a sneak peek into the future. This interim report identifies the 16 technologies that are shaping and transforming K-12 education and a vision of the students …

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Don’t Smile Until The Easter Bunny Comes!

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“Remember, when you see somebody at the top of the mountain, it’s unlikely that they fell there.” — Unknown In this article, I’ll discuss relationships in schools. Luckily, this is nice safe ground for Teachers to explore. After all, we value relationships in schools quite highly. Sure, there’s some variance in just how valuable we perceive them to be, but …

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Searching For The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

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In this article we look at discussing flipped learning as a perfect recipe, taking food for thought from the story told by Malcolm Gladwell in his famous TED talk on “Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce.” Teachers and students can be said to fall into three broad categories: those who like their “spaghetti sauce” (aka flipped classroom experiences) plain, those who …

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Can Technology Make The Process Of Education Faster?

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I vividly remember picking up our first microwave oven with my dad. I must have been 5 years old. Instantly, cooking food became quicker and easier. I was born in a time when technology was just starting to influence the way we lived our lives. I remember the first drive-through McDonald’s. In an instant, you could have your meal delivered …

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Going Off The Grid – Rethinking How We Teach

Kim Huynh Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education, Project Management, Vocational Education 0 Comments

By Lori Dyer On October 10th, we walked into Geoff’s Shed, where TEDxMelbourne 2014 was held, with great anticipation of what was to come. What was “Off the Grid” going to entail? There were obvious references to outer space in the propaganda that came out a few weeks prior to the event, but what else? What does it mean to …

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My Learners are not Technologically Savvy

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We may live in the 21st century, yet something I hear quite often from educational providers is that “my learners are not technologically savvy” or “they don’t really use technology”. Another common statement I hear is “my learners are remote so they don’t have access to technology”. I have heard this so often now and every time I do, I cringe!!!   …

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How to Flip Your School – Flipped Learning Program Launch

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Circulus Education held a Flipped Learning launch for schools on September 11, 2014 at RMIT University. Annie Agnew, leading Education Expert and Consultant at Circulus Education, led the keynote speech. The event was aimed to launch Flipped Learning within Australia and also discuss the many solutions it can present for schools and educational providers. The concept of Flipped Learning is …

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Flipping The Way We Practice

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Reorganisation of in-class and outside class activities.  Realigning Class Time One of the core goals for teachers is ensuring that the time spent in class is maximised for learning, and that it is productive and meaningful for their students. The Flipped Learning pedagogy focuses on an intentional reorganisation of in-class and out of class activities – potentially tripling the time …

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Flipped Learning? Musicians Have Been Doing it for Years…

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You’ve probably already heard the catchphrase “flip your classroom” thrown around a few times in the past year or so. Educational buzzwords go in and out of fashion, but are often overly self-explanatory – think “inquiry-based learning”, “BYOD” or “student-centred”. Flipping your classroom is certainly one of the more popular, newer methods for teaching. But it’s certainly not a new …

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Flipping for Successful Learning: The Big Picture

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Flipped Learning – Turning Learning Inside Out   As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how education addresses the ever increasing demands for change, integrating emerging technologies, and maximising the possibilities for every student. Teachers are searching for ways to focus on engaging students in authentic, …

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Light Bulb Moment for Learning: The Secret to Flipped Learning

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Flipped Learning is a way to transform and enrich the learning experience for both teachers and students. The “flipped classroom” refers to a form of blended learning in which the students learn online by themselves, typically at home, and homework to be done in class with teachers and students discussing. Principal Greg Green, one of the key pioneers of the …