Universities in Flux: Capturing and Keeping Adult Learners
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by Vickie Cook, Michele Gribbins, Ray Schroeder, Punya Mishra, Chris Dede, Lydia Cao, Curt Bonk, Yong Zhao
10h ago
Given student demographics and fast changing societal needs, it is extremely difficult today for higher education institutions to maintain enrollments and even harder to grow them. In Episode #198 we will discover some of the ways that the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) has successfully addressed, and at times, grown its adult learner population through technological interventions like blended and fully online forms of learning delivery as well as massive open online courses (MOOCs), innovative professional development programs, and, most recently, experimentations with Generative AI ..read more
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The future of e-learning in post-COVID Africa.
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by Rebecca Stromeyer, Ambassador Rudo Chitiga, Ify Obidi-Essien, Paul Birevu Muyinda., Curt Bonk, Yong Zhao, Chris Dede, Punya Mishra
2w ago
Learning is changing. It is changing every day. It is changing in North America. It is changing in western Australia. It is changing in the Middle East. It is changing in Latin America and throughout South America. It is changing in East Africa. It is changing in Western Africa. North and South Africa too. It is changing across the globe; it is increasingly more open, online, blended, massive, flexible, global, virtual, visual, collaborative, hands-on, on-demand, and much more. One aspect of learning that is particularly important today is online (including blended) learning. However, it is in ..read more
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Hosts Reflect
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by Curt Bonk, Yong Zhao, Chris Dede, Punya Mishra
1M ago
Hosts reflect with Chris Dede, Curt Bonk and Punya Mishra ..read more
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Using 21st Century Online Learning to Teach Girls in Afghanistan
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by Punya Mishra
1M ago
Using 21st Century Online Learning to Teach Girls in Afghanistan with guests, Timothy Stiven, Founder, Flowers for the Future; Jasmin Azizi, Advisor and Developer, Flowers for the Future and Andishvar Mohibi, student ..read more
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Social-Emotional Skills in Chilean Classrooms with guests Francisca Astudillo, Francisca Sáez, & Sofia Larraín
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by Francisca Astudillo, Francisca Sáez, Sofia Larraín, Curt Bonk, Punya Mishra, Yong Zhao, Chris Dede
1M ago
Social-Emotional skills in Chilean classrooms with Francisca Astudillo, Francisca Sáez and Sofía Larraín Social-emotional skills are widely recognized as vital tools for youth to thrive in society, sparking a growing interest in integrating their development into the Chilean educational system. What better way to systematically equip children with such a crucial tool? Yet, despite recognition and inclusion in the national curriculum by the Ministry of Education, social-emotional learning (SEL) remains vaguely implemented in Chilean classrooms. Why? This episode delves into the story of Eventur ..read more
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Champions of Robotics
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by Punya Mishra, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, Chris Dede
1M ago
Champions of Robotics Some of the most powerful principles of learning in the 21st century relate to collaboration and teamwork, hands-on doing, and learning relevancy and meaningfulness. As such, Episode #193 of Silver Lining for Learning promises to be highly unique and inspirational. Why? Well, the “Pythoneers 52402” team in Dallas, Texas recently won the state championship for robotics, and, then, they did something even more inspiring which kids all over the world only dream about. What did they do? Well, they won the First Robotics world breakthrough award at the world competition in Apr ..read more
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Building Worlds: Connected Camps in Minecraft
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by H Chad Lane, Jeff Ginger, Kobe Duda, Chris Dede, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, Punya Mishra
2M ago
Building Worlds: Connected Camps in Minecraft with guests H Chad Lane, & Jeff Ginger What-if Hypothetical Implementations of Minecraft (Project WHIMC) is the brainchild of Chad Lane and Jeff Ginger at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (see 3:37: Gameplay Trailer). In Episode #192 of Silver Lining for Learning, they will discuss Project WHIMC and the "Connected Camps" that they coordinate with kids in the summers. Project WHIMC takes advantage of many free and open Web resources to foster engaging and interactive learning and cultivate student interest in STEM. Utilizing Minecraf ..read more
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Hosts Reflect
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by Punya Mishra, Chris Dede, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk
2M ago
Episode 191 of Silver Lining for Learning featured a conversation between Yong Zhao, Chris Dede, and Curt Bonk. They discussed the rapidly evolving role of AI in education,  emphasizing the importance of understanding AI's current capabilities and limitations through sources like the national AI institutes. They highlighted the potential of AI to enable truly personalized, self-directed learning experiences tailored to individual needs. The hosts explored the concepts of self-directed learning versus personalized learning,  noting self-directed learning empowers learners with more au ..read more
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Digitally operated one room schoolhouses for under-privileged out-of-school children
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by Faisal Bin Badar, Abha Gupta, Alya Iqbal, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, Punya Mishra, Chris Dede, Jon Mason
2M ago
Learn about the mission and history of EDvantage Digital Learning Systems (ELDS). In particular, you will discover how ELDS provides digitally operated one room schoolhouses for underprivileged out-of-school children. It operates the Digitally Operated One-Room Schoolhouses (DOORS) Network that provides free international quality and inclusive education to underprivileged Out-of-School Children at their doorstep and suited to their socio-cultural and financial challenges and limitations. EDLS Documentary: https://youtu.be/yuGNpURvryk?si=9XX8Y0cMdQSBdQ8v Team Composition for the Podcast Dr Jon ..read more
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Higher Education Futures at the Intersection of Hope, Justice, and EdTech
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by George Veletsianos, Camille Dickson-Deane, Sakinah Alhadad, Jen Ross, Shandell Houlden, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, Punya Mishra, Chris Dede
2M ago
Episode 189, Saturday April 20 at 6 pm Eastern Special Issue; Special Show: Exploring Higher Education Futures at the Intersection of Hope, Justice, and EdTech Session Abstract: In Episode #189 of Silver Lining for Learning, we will explore a special issue of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. Edited by a team of experts in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia our guests ponder higher education futures at the intersection of hope, justice, and educational technology. Join us in this thought-intensive session and help us imagine bright and hopeful fu ..read more
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