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The social classroom 2.0

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OPPORTUNITIES, INTRICACIES AND COMPLEXITIES Not so long ago, educators and policy makers were heralding the rise of the SMART classrooms. Now, they are heralding the rise of the SOCIAL classroom. Like it or not, Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society and lifestyles. Our students are constantly on ALL kinds of social media. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, you name …

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Rankings and league tables: they matter, or do they?

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Dr. Jane Hunter, our speaker at EduTECH Asia says “Everyone loves a good league table in the higher education sector … or do they? I guess the glow that a ranking emits all depends on where your institution appears on the list.” Last Thursday in “The Age” newspaper education editor Henrietta Cook reported that six Australian universities finished in the top 100 …

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Exploring new modes of learning and teaching in higher education

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The online and open education world is changing how education is resourced, delivered and taken up.  The time has come to re-imagine and modernise higher education, but how many universities are ready for this change? And how can you make sure your institution is ready? At EduTECH Asia we’re bringing together a series of leading experts to offer practical perspectives on the possibilities …

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Reinventing Leadership in Higher Education

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Leadership in higher education is multidimensional and complex, requiring a meticulous and systematic approach.  To stay competitive and to thrive in the current higher education landscape, it is critical that college and university leaders prioritize, focus, and evolve their operations and their offerings. In this blog, Rab Paterson shares insights on the challenges and skills required in effectively leading higher education.   …

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What can universities learn from schools?

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The High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) framework is an Australian model for technology enhanced learning in schools. It was developed from research on exemplary teachers’ knowledge of technology integration in the classrooms of students aged 6-16 years old in New South Wales (NSW) public schools. HPC builds on the valuable work of TPACK developed by Mishra & Koehler (2006) in the …

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Innovative Learning with Augmented Reality

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Many of us reading this would agree that the usual step-by-step protocol fails to spike creativity or enhanced in-depth thinking in a practical session, especially when it comes to 21st century learners.  The gap has always been about what’s learnt in a practical session and applying it to solve a real-life problem. As a consequence, it is common to observe the students commenting that the traditional practical sessions are non-challenging and outright …