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iEDu: Web2.0 ReWired for the iGeneration

Please join me to discuss, brainstorm, assist, debate, etc. methods in which we must Rewire our teaching methodologies  whilst being actively aware of the socio-economics of  our students.

Please read an excerpt from my Masters Thesis:


As instructors we must continue to learn, to remain current, and to discover new teaching methodologies that engage the student of today. In many cases instructors try to utilize their current technologies into their curriculum. The leading programs are utilized to teach our students, but in many cases our technology is no longer relevant and do not the students of today. We must rewire our methodologies and infusion Web2.0 instructional technologies for the generation who live in an “i” world so they are prepared for their future. According to Dr. Rosen, author of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn students of today “spend their days immersed in a ‘media diet’” (Rosen, 2010, p. 2). Additionally author of e-Learning2.0: How Web Technologies are Shaping Education the e-learning “has the potential to become far more personal, social, and flexible” (O’Hear, 2006).


Moreover, we are apart of a society that is ever multi-tasking or looking for new ways to increase our learning. I agree with Dr. Rosen: “[t]hey want to learn, but our current teaching models simply bore them to sleep. Education should excite and stimulate them and it will, if we make radical changes in our conceptualization of teaching and learning. This is a generation that learns differently, and unless we recognize and accept those differences, we will turn them off to education.

Gaelyn-Levai, Zariah. "iEDu: Web2.0 ReWired for the iGeneration." MA thesis. Chapman University, 2012. Print.

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One step behind or one step ahead...

Started by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai Jul 22, 2013. 0 Replies

It is always a difficult choice to move, especially when the family consist of school-ages children. What is the  one piece of advice you would give to a family when looking for a school for their children?*for the purpose of this question let's…Continue

Adaptive Technologies:

Started by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2013. 5 Replies

There is a lot of discussion concerning innovative technology and the virtual classroom. However, I really would like to hear your thoughts concerning your experience with adaptive technologies and if the tech community is looking at that as well.…Continue

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Why Technology?

Started by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai. Last reply by Hazel Owen Mar 26, 2013. 1 Reply

What about technology motivates you in your given environment? Share experiences you have about utilizing technology (of any kind) in your working environment.Continue

So - how do we learn? Experiences, insights, useful resources

Started by Hazel Owen. Last reply by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai Mar 8, 2013. 2 Replies

This video has some interesting insights into how youth learn. There might be a couple of points that you don't agree with...or which sound a bit 'suspect' - would be great to hear your thoughts on that :) Continue

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Comment by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai on January 19, 2015 at 12:03

SCORM & Tin-Can

As we know Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of current technical standards used for e-learning software products but what is around the corner? Is this an all encompassing model of standards or will we need to modify our e-learning course work to different standards?

What should we expect for e-learning standards? 

The answer is already here... SCORM evolved is Tin Can API. 

Comment by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai on April 19, 2013 at 5:33

I would like to give a warm welcome to our new member Nigel Bailey.

Comment by Zariah Gaelyn-Levai on March 8, 2013 at 12:29

Welcome to iEDu: Web2.0 ReWired for the iGeneration. Please feel free to post about your experiences with utilizing technology within you classroom/curriculum/environment. I look forward to hearing the plethora of experiences.

 

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