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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

As MOST of YOU know, I am an autodidact, a self-directed learner. I learn BETTER by doing it on my own, by searching my own articles, relevant to the topic which needs to get learned. Pursuing ALSO my learning by choosing the books which I decide to buy for my Professional Development! This time YOU will see a lot of “I’s” in my blog post here, different from usual, where I mostly use the WE. WHY!? Because it’s ME who is owning MY learning and I decide WHAT is BEST for me, that is working perfectly, I learn MUCH quicker! ūüėČ

Another reason WHY I learn on my own is the BAD quality of courses around where adults are getting treated as pupils (Pedagogy) and NOT as mature persons (Andragogy)!! Aged 62 years (2017), I DON’T want to get treated as a 12 years old in courses, I won’t feel comfortable at all!! It’s about time that EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors get training about ANDRAGOGY!

WHAT is Andragogy?

Text from Wikipedia:¬†Andragogy¬†refers to methods and principles used in¬†adult education.[1][2]¬†The word comes from the¬†Greek¬†ŠľÄőĹőīŌĀ-¬†andr-, meaning “man”, and ŠľÄő≥ŌČő≥ŌĆŌā¬†agogos, meaning “leader of”; it literally means “leader of man”, whereas “pedagogy” literally means “leading children”.[3]

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Check out also my PracTICE, the How-To I gave courses for adults and seniors on Andragogy concept below, please:

You might be interested as well to find out about:

 

FIRST of all, DON’T fear about learning new stuff, even if it feels strange and NOT understandable up from the beginning! There might be strange words in the learning texts which YOU don’t know YET; but by reading different texts you will understand these words and later understanding ALSO the whole! I learnt that way, it takes time on the beginning, BUT later you will learn very quickly! It’s like an exponential curve

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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MUST follow names in EDUcation and also from successful people:

  • Howard GARDNER
  • Sir Ken ROBINSON
  • Jack MA
  • Daniel GOLEMAN
  • John HATTIE

 


Owning the LEARNing

Personally I am convinced and PracTICE with students, learners showed me ALSO, that when owning its learning boosts learning and even accelerates it!! The learners are more motivated to learn as they are engaged in the learning process! I did THIS MOSTLY through Curation! Learn more below please:

 

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L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE,¬†partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure)..


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Blogging, blogs, Infographics, Text links in my article, I, ME, MY, owning MY learning, making OWN choices for learning, Curation, PKM, Knowledge Management, LEARNing2LEARN, Autodidact, Engagement, Andragogy, Heutagogy…

 

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Some Quotes for EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE to make THEM think on Modern-EDUcation… | Part 2

Some Quotes for EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE to make THEM think on Modern-EDUcation… | Part 2

 

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A new year, new challenges!

As every new year there is a new challenge to perform for a BETTER Professional-Development for TEACHers, EDUcators, LEHRENDE, Instructors. Especially for Modern-EDU, Modern-Pedagogy, Modern-Learning there is still a lot to LEARN! Here below some thoughts in form of quotes from me.

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LEARNing by Doing

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L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure)…


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!?

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!?

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UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!?

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / HowTo!? WHAT!??? I hear very often (too often) this phrase “As a TEACHer, professor, I want to teach my whole career THE SAME way as I do NOW AND WE did it ALWAYS SO!“. Aaaaargh, when I hear that phrase I get even more grey hair as I already have ūüėČ

Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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NEW research has shown that WE as TEACHing persons did it WRONG the last centuries and that WE need to focus more on the students, learners. It is NOT us, THE TEACHing persons WHO are the most important, BUT the students, learners! The role of TEACHers, EDUcators has changed as I mentioned this in a previous post <===> SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?.

That post explains already the How-To of THE CHANGE, BUT let us GO deeper in detail about WHAT WE need to focus on and WHAT will help us to adapt to it.

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First of all, THE <===> UnLEARNing THE OLD <===>, please check my curation from where YOU could learn about it:

Image credit: https://etcjournal.com/2013/01/14/the-first-step-in-educational-change-is-unlearning/

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A MUST Read Book From Howard GARDNER To Understand What The Skills Are THAT Students Need In 21st Century!

programmerman-animatedMOST of Educators, Teachers are struggling about the How-To of teaching THEIR students, learners for a future WHERE NOBODY knows WHAT the jobs would be as ICT together with Social Media and the “Big Data” will create NEW opportunities for entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. New Apps will get created, there is a market for Cyber-Security and Privacy, there is a need for “Community Managers”, and much more…

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Howard GARDNER book-Five Minds For The Future.

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SO… WE need to find a “Leitfaden” for WHAT WE should teach OUR students, learners to be ready for a very quick changing world, a “LEARNing-Path” for “Life-Long LEARNing” to adapt quickly to THAT situation (quick changing world)! There is NO ONE SOLUTION existing, WE need to integrate different skills, theories, PracTICE into a whole to achieve THAT very hard task!!!

One size doesn’t fit all! I recommend to YOU strongly to read the book from Howard GARDNER 5 Minds for the Future; it SHOULD be a MUST read for any teaching person ūüėČ

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To resume the book check below please.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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Check out ALSO my multilingual (English, French, German) books selection which I have read below, please:

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EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, Professors Need To Become MORE Professional!

EINSTEIN quotes-problems.

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I am sixty (60) now and WHAT I see online, hearing from students (and encountered as a student as well…) about the “Professional Development” from EDUcators, Teachers, Professors, Instructors in EDUcation, it gives me more grey hair as I already have!!! ūüė¶ Since ages THEY are behind and NEVER will be Up-To-Date!!!

This needs to get considered and “DeepTHINKing” about it is a MUST!!!

I created several blog posts together with online friends on <===> Global-Collaboration <===> which will give YOU some insights, tips and tricks, advice on the How-To to change this, check below please:

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SO… That was about <===> Professional Development <===> above, BUT aren’t there any other advice, research papers about it!? YES, please check my curation below please:

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WE Have Now ALSO Social Media To LEARN Together On Global Collaboration

programmerman2Sounds strange, learning together on a <===> Global Collaboration <===> WITH <===> Social Media <===>, especially <===> Twitter <===>!??? Well, I agree, at first moment it is ūüėČ I was thinking the same on the beginning and didn’t know actually WHAT to do with Twitter in 2009!!! Actually NOW (30-11-2015) I have posted more than 101k (101,365) posts (tweets) and I have a “Google Page Rank” of 5/10!!!

I used blogging (WordPress) and Twitter together wit Curation for my LEARNing and Coaching, as well for <===> Global Collaboration <===> check below please:

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Let Us Mention ALSO Curation As It Is THE Way To Collect Information AND To Learn On A Daily Base

I invite YOU to read my blog post <===> Learn Every Day a Bit-With Curation <===> and to check the infographic below to understand about WHAT it is.

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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept

programmerman-animatedI have seen people on Social Media Twitter and others, especially EDUcators and TEACHers struggling on the How-To prepare students and learners for future jobs which don’t exist yet and which NO ONE knows WHAT they will be. Countless were the posts “But how will I teach my students, learners when I don’t know what the jobs will be in the future!?” So I designed a concept with ICT PracTICE which can adapt to any situation, please check below:

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YOU might be interested ALSO in small steps for LEARNing To LEARN:

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And another advice with a bit humor included ūüėČ

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Growth Mindset, Rise of the Professional Educators Teachers, Howard GARDNER books, Five Minds For The Future, UnLEARNing, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN, Creativity, ICT PractICE, as less Theory as possible, workforce, eSkills, 21st Century skills for students, student centered, Global Collaboration, Digital CitiZENship (Dan),

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Success Story of Life-Long LEARNing | Best PracTICE | ICT eSkills For Jobs

Success Story of Life-Long LEARNing | Best PracTICE | ICT eSkills For Jobs

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Success Story of Life-Long LEARNing | Best PracTICE | ICT eSkills For Jobs

First of all, this blog post is NOT made for bragging BUT shows WHAT could get obtained while being a Life-Long Learner! In a world WHO is changing quicker then WE can follow (MOSTLY), it is important to stay up-to-date about WHAT’S going on around and this on a daily base!!! I am a Life-Long Learner since +/- 45 years already (I am 60 now) and it is a pleasure for me to learn! I want to share my passion with YOU and trying to give YOU that virus ALSO ūüėČ

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programmerman-animatedWHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===> Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!?¬†

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? ūüėČ

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!

Find out WHY and How-To.

When I was 45 years old I became unemployed (I was a manager in electronics at that time…) and I was struggling to find a new job, NOT easy at all for that age ūüė¶ I accepted even to work for 45% less money earning (got adjusted by unemployment agency to 100%) and to change my daily suit wearing to a blue collar suit to make sure to have a job again… During that period I was following a lot of courses. In 2002 I became an ICT Course Instructor”¬†by having followed pedagogical courses (April to July 2002) from “eLuxembourg” (certificate FORM/03/2002/017). YES, with 47 years old I studied Pedagogy for four month to give ICT courses, very hard, BUT I did it! I found my vocation, my passion, where I gave pedagogical and andragogical (Adult Learning / Andragogy) courses to people from 11 to 79 years old for 9 years before I was out of the system (because of heavy health problems) and became retired.

Learn more about Andragogy (and my story):

NOW, even being retired I STILL give online courses and I am very active on Social Media Twitter, with blogging  on WordPress and with Curation.

Here below my addresses:

Concerning Social Media Twitter: 

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On Twitter I reached a “Google Page Rank of 5/10” which is very high!

WHAT is a “Google Page Rank?”:

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How To Stay Up-To-Date On A Daily Base!?

Well, that is actually NOT THAT DIFFICULT as most would think! I advice YOU to make <===> Curation <===> and to create YOUR <===> [PKM] Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===> to LEARN on a very quick way.

I advice YOU to read the following, please:

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WHAT About Challenges AND Contests To Show YOUR Expertise!? 

I encourage YOU to get some courage AND show WHAT YOU are capable to do! Maybe YOU don’t know HOW GOOD YOU are!? YOU have NOTHING to lose, ONLY to win! Personally I won an international contest (German speaking countries) in 1979 about electronics which gave me a new job, a higher paid job, a publication in an “Electronics Magazine (ELO)” and a NEW career which was THE beginning of my career path as you actually know now! At the time WE called it <===> Do It Yourself <===> TODAY there is a NEW name for it, it is called <===> The Maker Movement <===>, ONLY the name changed but it existed already more than 40 years ago ūüėČ

Actually, there is a NEW Contest (I love challenges) where I applied and got accepted! Check the video below please and if YOU love it, give me a “Like” please as “Like’s” are part of it as well as views on the video, the winner will be the one WHO has most “Like’s” and page views!

Here are the rules from the contest:

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For the votes, BEST is to go directly to my YouTube Channel <===> YouTube Channel Gust MEES or here <===> eSkills for jobs YouTube Channel

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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!? Part 2

 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, please! ūüėČ

 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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THE Benefits Of An Advisory Board And Meetings | How To | DO’S AND DON’TS

THE Benefits Of An Advisory Board And Meetings | How To | DO’S AND DON’TS

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DO’S: WHAT Is An Advisory Board GOOD For Anyway!?

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Well, the name itself explains it, isn’t it!? It is a board with people WHO were chosen to give advice and THEIR experience, their professional knowledge to persons which degrees and diplomas might even be higher, BUT WHO don’t have these competencies as the members of the Advisory Board have! THE Advisory Board might ALSO have higher degrees, competencies and diplomas as from those where they are in (Government, schools, EDUcation…).

Those chosen people in the Advisory board give advice for a BETTER way as it is actually, otherwise they wouldn’t have any existence right, isn’t it!? ūüėČ

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THE most IMPORTANT is that the Director Board CAN LISTEN to the members of the Advisory Board and NOT take constructive criticism personal by straight answering on an opponent view, NOR to see these persons as enemies!

An Advisory Board is an enrichment for any organization as collective intelligence is getting used to GO for BETTER!

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sharing-iconTo get feedback, you have to be open to feedback. This sounds obvious, but it’s very easy for people to ignore feedback or not ask for it at all. To be truly open to feedback, you have to acknowledge the possibility that you’re wrong or that a better solution exists. The key is to view feedback as additive instead of competitive.

‚ÄúThe key is to look at the viewpoints being offered, in any successful feedback group, as additive, not competitive. A competitive approach measures other ideas against your own, turning the discussion into a debate to be won or lost. An additive approach, on the other hand, starts with the understanding that each participant contributes something (even if it‚Äôs only an idea that fuels the discussion‚ÄĒand ultimately doesn‚Äôt work).‚ÄĚ

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The above mentioned is ALSO valuable for any sort of meetings.

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There are commercial programs existing to organize meetings, check a non exhaustive list below, please:

And WHAT about Online Video Conferencing programs?

Pixar’s success isn’t an accident. They’re successful because they’ve mastered meetings. Learn what makes them so effective.

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DON’TS In An Advisory Board!

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SO… as mentioned above these people are respected people for THEIR competencies, experience, innovative minds and valuable insights! WHEN those people are getting treated as 12 years old persons, thus meaning: by Pedagogy based meetings instead of Andragogy based meetings they will feel offended!

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AND when YOU make reports where invited members from the “Advisory Board” (adults and seniors) get marked (like in school) as “Not Excused“, “Excused“, “Present” in the reports, OH MY GOD!!!¬†

Here below such a (fictive) report WHO shows the “presences“, names and companies are hidden, ONLY marked¬†by color (organizer, members…).

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In the above fictive example the following colors mean:

  • RED is regular members of the Advisory Board
  • Orange-Brown are members of the Organization
  • Green are PRESENT members of the Advisory Board

When YOU have a look on the above fictive sheet you will remark that ONLY 6 members from the Advisory Board from a total of 32 members were present and 4 members of the Directory Board. This means a presence of ONLY 12.5%! In such a case as demonstrated above with the fictive presences sheet, the responsible people of the Directory Board should ask themselves WHAT is the reason of such a minor presences!?

The Board Directory members should be OPEN to these advice and NOT take it personal, nor being stubborn by NOT <===> listening and understanding them. <===> They should be OPEN for questioning the WHY these advice to engage discussions and let people express it also…

DON’T make an enemy attitude AGAINST persons which gave the organization constructive criticism, NOR let them show YOUR enemy attitude when YOU meet them outside in private life! DON’T consider THEM as YOUR employees which YOU want to control and dominate, they are FREE and OUT of YOUR control anyway!

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 Recommendations

programmerman-animatedThe above mentioned is resulting as my experience in 40 years in the workforce/labor and also in managing positions where I was present in more than 100 meetings , without counting the meetings and congresses which I was leading in my sports career as president of a sports federation and president of a club. I followed special courses about:
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  • Conflict Management
  • Sales Management
  • How to lead a team
  • In German: Kommunikation, Sich selbst und Andere f√ľhren, Konfliktbew√§ltigung (Firma Klaer-Werk in Trier [DE]) von DIPL. PSYCH. Alex HENNING ¬†und DIPL. PSYCH. Stefan LEHNHOFF (2001)
    • Communication
    • Listening to others
    • Empathy
    • Not creating underdogs
    • Win-Win situation

 

sharing-iconIt is STRONGLY recommended that persons WHO hold the meetings, especially the main speaker and responsible one visit courses about the how-to of holding meetings and especially courses about “Conflict Management” to ensure a professional behavior in such meetings. Problems could get avoided¬†before they occur through <===> Proactive THINKing <===>!

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I advise ALSO, this is nearly a MUST in the 21st Century while using ICT, THE letter “C” <===> Communication:

  • To create a discussion platform (Forum) where the members of ¬†the “Advisory Board” can discuss together…
  • To create a curation platform where the members of the¬†“Advisory Board” can curate content which will be of benefit for the Director Board
  • Consider to make an “Advisory Board” where active and passive people from the workforce/labor are ALSO integrated. Especially retired persons as they can speak FREE without fear as NOT anymore in the system ūüėČ

 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post (preparation / brain storming):¬†Respect, NO UNDERDOGS, win-win situation, NO HIERARCHY, NO MIDDLE AGES THINKING, OPEN MINDED, OPEN for CHANGE, OPEN for ADAPTING to 21st Century, eSkills, eLeadership, CyberSecurity Awareness, Digital Citizen, NEW ways of communication, THE letter “C” in ICT,

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Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

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Collaboration and Coaching

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Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?

students-workforceIt is a question which I get asked very often “Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?“. Well, first remember that adults and seniors are OUT of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> since long or very long, THEY are NOT used anymore for learning! That is a very important fact to consider first before YOU start teaching adults and seniors. ALSO, adults and seniors are NOW (as out of school) mostly more focused on the benefits THEY could have in their private life and are willing to learn stuff which fits to their needs in private life!

Another very important point to consider is that a lot of adults, seniors have a FEAR against schools and school-teaching, they made bad experiences with teachers AND still thinking on the stress with tests! AND they are used to an OLD outdated EDUcation System which told them that learning is finished once reached the degree (the diploma in the pockets)! BTW: a RETHINKING of EDUcation for <===> Life-Long Learning is a MUST! As well as how the diplomas are getting handled and valued: e.g.¬†A diploma today doesn’t show any professional development made!!! My proposition is to create the diplomas as: first diploma after school is “A, B,C etc…”, then the professional development (followed courses) should get added such as e.g. A1-2015-1: first professional development made in 2015, one course. A1-2015-5¬†first professional development made in 2015, five courses, and so on…

This would make the diplomas more valuable as the workforce would recognize them much more than normal ones where they don’t see straight on if a person has followed courses after school or not…

THE factor time is ALSO very important, as said already above, adults and seniors need MORE time to learn as NOT used anymore for learning! Prepare YOUR courses by considering longer sessions! 

And as (already) MOST of YOU know me, a music video, related to the TOPIC ūüėČ

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Chose ALSO a room who doesn’t look sterile (white color) as it would remind them school again! And of course DON’T give the courses in a school! Sounds strange!? Think on the psychological background of fear ūüėČ Make the learners feel comfortable!

And last but not least, DON’T teach adults, seniors with a normal pedagogy, as THEY won’t accept it to get treated as 12 year old persons!!! THEY ARE OUT OF SCHOOL and they want to get treated as adult, <===> mature persons<===>!


SO… How To Teach Adults, Seniors!?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1First of all, I mentioned it already above, DON’T let them feel like being in school and that YOU are a teacher, educator! Tell them that YOU will be THEIR coach who is guiding them and NOT teaching them and that THEY have a certain autonomy in the “Learning Room” (NOT Classroom!) They are allowed to move around in the “Learning Room”, searching help among their peers by respecting the noise level, copying from each other <===> YES, copying is allowed, OH WHAT FUN¬†<===> everything which was forbidden in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> is allowed here, hey that makes engaging them and they have fun as well ūüôā

As THEIR coach YOU take care of an individual learning, YOU assist the persons in their learning, DON’T FORGET about the learning rhythm, one size doesn’t fit all! Some persons need more time…

YOU may use a beamer (or a digital whiteboard, depending on YOUR budget…) to introduce first about WHAT the learners will attend to learn where YOU show ALSO the <===> Learning Path <===> which YOU have prepared for them, so they will know up from the beginning where the destination goes with ALL the differentstations“, they will feel comfortable as they can visualize it, they will know as well WHAT skills they will acquire, less unknown stuff to think about…

An example below:

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The learners will learn about any station in the “Learning Path” AND ALSO know about WHAT skills they will acquire! Click the above image, please, to enlarge it.

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Motivation for adults and seniors… NO excuses for NOT willing to learn ūüėČ

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Course participants may print the above images and keep it with them, so they remember how young their brain is <===> 18 years <===>!

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

Adults and especially seniors are NOT anymore used to LEARNing! By knowing this YOU need to take care about it: YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers and tell THEM that they shouldn’t fear, that they should tell YOU when being in trouble, YOU should tell them that YOU take ALL the necessary time so that THEY will understand it, YOU should encourage them at any moment so that they will find the pleasure to LEARN ūüėČ YOU SHOULD use Empathy, observing them and find out WHO are those who are shy; the ones WHO won’t tell you when there is a problem. YOU SHOULD interact with them, looking over their shoulders and finding out WHERE the problem is.

That is the hardest part BUT the MOST IMPORTANT one as when they understood that they could find confidence in YOU, then they will advance in their LEARNing, THEY NEED confidence in YOU and in THEMSELVES!

Thus meaning: make the LEARNing individual! Take care of each person till they have understood it. It is like <===> differentiated instruction <===> EDUcation, BUT more coaching than teaching. In one phrase, differentiated instruction is primarily suiting instructional means to meet individual learning needs.

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Considering the “Learning Room“:

As mentioned already, make sure that the room isn’t sterile, NOT white! Consider the psychology of colors as it works, my 9 years experience with adults and seniors (NOT teaching) coaching. I used a pastel yellow color in the “Learning Room“, why!?

Yellow adds optimism to your home, prompting feelings of happiness in all who enter. Yellow activates memory, stimulates the nervous system, promotes communication and sparks creativity. And THAT is WHAT WE want in learning, isn’t it ūüėČ

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Make ALSO sure that there is an extra room available, where the adults, seniors can jump in to drink a beverage and eventually have some chatting with other participants, make them feel relax

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SO… WHAT To Teach THEM And How!?

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As mentioned already, adults and seniors learn differently and slower (consider the time fact); they want stuff which they can use in their private life! SO… WHAT could be those interests!? Did I say interests, YES, it is exactly this WHERE YOU need to focus when giving courses to adults and seniors! Before starting a course I do every time an introduction session where myself and others present themselves, after the introduction I ask everybody to come in front to me and writing with capital letters on a Flipchart their interests, they could use ALSO 4 different colors (red, green, blue, black).

WHY this!? First of all, there is a bit action as they have ALL to move from their places which is different from <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> and the color they chose is ALSO a sign of their character and mood… By the way: I ask them later also WHY they were choosing that color, just to open a discussion and to make them curios about next steps; they will be aware ALSO that I observe what is going around me and that I give THEM attention

WE will have a look all together NOW on the Flipchart and to find out the common interests, thus meaning: there will be a lot of people probably (mostly) who have THE same interests (hobbies) and NOW everybody knows WHO has the same hobby. WE created already an interest community without knowing it as these people will later talk together and probably will make an exchange of experiences ūüėČ It is up from there WE will build up OUR course(s)!

YOU certainly will encounter these hobbies: cooking, traveling, festivals, photos, gardening, cinema, reading, swimming, different sports, wandering, cards playing, taking videos, music, motorcycles, cars and more… That are the most common ones by my ¬†experience over 9 years.

Some examples of blogs and curation about gardening (flowers), cooking, festivals:

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NOW WE know much more about OUR course participants and WE have a starting base: as anybody mostly is proud about WHAT they are doing and easily willing to talk about it (mostly…) WE will show THEM on How-To they can do it through using ICT by explaining THEM that more people would see THEIR exploits and knowledge by using curation, blogging and Social Media. WE will explain them ALSO how it will work by examples, so that THEY can see it visually. And WHY NOT, for the creative ones, how to use “ThingLink“. By experience, women are MORE creative than men, just saying…

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SO… How Can I Say That This (The PracTICE) Is Working!?

programmerman-animatedWell, I was a pioneer in my country Luxembourg (Europe) already in 2002 where I gave pedagogical courses about ICT to a wide range of the population as up from 12 years old (even younger when together with a parent) to 79 years old with different nationalities. ALSO there were two days in the week reserved (booked by planing inside the school) for the primary school where they could use OUR “ICT LEARNing room” by my coaching to learn the (at that time) NEW technologies. Schools didn’t have YET computers in the classes at that time and I was working very close together with the teachers and helped also to convince the responsible people from the commune about the necessity of computers in the classrooms, which worked ūüėČ

SO… WHAT was that “ICT LEARNing Room“, called “Internetstuff“!? And WHY was my “Internetstuff” DIFFERENT from ALL the others in Luxembourg!?

A bit History and Story Telling: What is a “Internetstuff”? It was a project by the “European Commission” to bring the “ICT” to ALL the inhabitants in any commune in the European countries. They called it at that time “eEurope” and in Luxembourg it was a special task force, called “eLuxembourg” that was charged about it. SO, they decided to create special places where the population could learn through courses about “ICT”, which they called “Internetstuffen”.

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The Government in Luxembourg was looking at the time to find competent people to give those courses about ICT and they were advertising in the newspapers, where I made my application. I was selected and had to follow a 4 months long education through special tailored courses about the How-To to give pedagogical courses with ICT, a bit hard at that time as I was 45 years old already, BUT I did it and I found my vocation!

I offered my services and skills to different communes and it was in ETTELBRUCK (North of the country and 30 km away from where I am living) that I found a new job and a new adventure as a pioneer. Apart from giving courses about and with ICT, NO ONE of the responsible persons had a clue about the How-To, so they told me “Do what You want, You should know what…“, OK, I was perplex and ALONE to do this job!

First I elaborated the opening hours, than I created a “brochure” which was sent to all the houses in that small city (8k inhabitants) to inform them about this new service offered by the commune. I created also a “member card” of a value of 25‚ā¨ for a whole year who gave the participants the right to visit the place to use only the internet (very few had Internet in 2002) and/or to take part of courses. The place was open on a 5/8, 5 days from Monday to Saturday from 8h30 am to 11h30 am and from 13h30 to 17h30. Monday and Wednesday mornings were reserved for Primary School classes from 08h am to 11h30 am. Saturday and Sunday was closed.

There were also evening courses organized and I collected about 1k6 (1,600) hours of overtime work during 1 1/2 year (non payed hours)! I couldn’t do that job anymore alone, BUT I din’t get a co-worker allowed neither. NO budget for it! I decided NOT anymore giving evening courses and giving the courses on a different way: people (learners) could visit the place whenever they wanted during the opening hours (only in the day) and I would give them courses individually and on different disciplines (security, Office, Photo Editing, website building, email, Skype…).

The learners had more autonomy, I let them work by PracTICE after first having them explained about the How-To shown with a beamer and then also on their own PC (there were 10 PCs in the Learning Room). They could come WHEN they wanted and for how long they wanted. They were completely FREE, no MUST, NO STRESS… I explained them, showed them, observed them (studied their behavior…) and interacted only when needed, when I felt that they must get a bit help to continue. I encouraged them to try by error till they would have learned it and when learned I showed them some tricks by giving advice on How-To do BETTER. It was ME who adjusted and adapted to them, a win-win situation. They learned slowly but surely and once the basics understood (the most important) they learned the other stuff to learn much more quick as they felt more confident about ICT. I encouraged them to practice at home which they all did. I asked them where they still have problems when practicing at home and WE repeated it on another way when possible, otherwise same procedure…

I was also constantly updating my “Professional Development” by reading lots of books (insatiable…):

Autonomy, TEAM, self-directed, autodidact, coaching, guide, analyzing learners constantly, adapting constantly, FAQ’s, PLN, PKM, SKYPE, VOIP Telephony, image editing, eMail, collaboration,

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Testimonials, Feedback From My LEARNers

This, below, is NOT bragging BUT my pride about the feedback (which is a MUST) from my “LEARNers” who visited my courses.

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The above texts are in French, Luxembourgish, Italian, Portuguese, German: if YOU are NOT used to those languages please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours ūüėČ

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The above text is in French, if YOU are NOT used to the language of Moli√®re please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours ūüėČ

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More about the history behind the above feedback, YES there is a special story behind, please check:

 


In 2015 Coaching-Mentoring Is Seen As An Education Difference-Maker

[START Text from¬†On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning]¬†Coaching is a difference-maker in education. ¬†Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not what makes learning organizations distinct, especially not those that seek to reach and provide a high-quality education to a full spectrum of learners. The same thing is true as we continue to implement¬†things like competency-based education models. Many celebrate the way CBE can reduce the cost of college degrees, increasing access and opportunity, and addressing critical workforce needs. However, if cost reduction happens at the expense of great coaching and mentoring, I am concerned that we will make little progress in the democratization of education. The ‚Äúhaves¬†and have nots‚ÄĚ of education depend largely upon the prerequisite skills needed to take advantage of newer and emerging learning environments ranging from CBE to MOOCs, self-directed learning to self-organized learning environments.¬†[END Text from¬†On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning]

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Feedback, Reflecting A MUST-Adapting Constantly

As already mentioned above, I asked a lot about WHERE some could have problems to understand and encouraged the learners to tell me, even I asked them to write down on the Flipchart questions they would have eventually. WE collected them all and when they were fit enough on the keyboard I let them create themselves (with my little help) a FAQ’s list (Frequently Asked Questions) and a glossary, see example below please.

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Please find below my blog posts about FAQ’s:

Keywords: win-win situation… honesty, straight talking, dealing with mature people, provoking could be (I do…) welcome with a bit irony and humor, dealing with humans, different characters needs to get analyzed before action, a bit courage to go out of normal,

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Necessary Material For The Courses

Apart from the computers with internet connection here below a list of necessary material:

  • Flipchart
  • Printer All In One (with scanning function)
  • Camera for Photo Editing courses
  • USB Sticks
  • Head phones with micro for Skype use
  • Some webcams for Skype use

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Is My Proposed Way Of Coaching With ICT ONLY For Adult Learning!?

sharing iconThere is a lot of common from the above mentioned with youth coaching and could be applied as well for them! WHEN YOU make youth feeling being accepted as adults, they will give YOU more respect and it will be a GOOD¬†atmosphere for BETTER learning also! I had teens visiting my “Learning Room [Internetstuff]” for the ONLY purpose to listen and to observe when I gave courses with coaching to the participants. They came in their FREE time when there wasn’t school and made their homework while observing also my “style of teaching, as they said”. I got told by some of them that they learned MORE in 2 hours about ICT than they learned in a month in school. And THAT is THE difference between theory and <===> PracTICE! <===>.

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Preparation, keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: EPAL, Andragogy, Heutagogy, Flowchart, cooking, nature, flowers, gardening, traveling, interests, PracTICE, profit for private life, NO THEORY!, engagement, Social Media, sharing, communication, NO FEAR, which websites to trust, which FREE services to use, which FREEWARE to use, Kursus schmackhaft machen, spice in LEARNing, quote Gust, LEARNing2LEARN, Life-Long LEARNing, blogs creating, NO STRESS, NO TIME LIMITATION, NOT FORCING, LEARNing-By-Doing, selfish, pride of something (sports, traveling…), bragging through Social Media (negative transformed to positive)…, staying in touch with (abroad) family, Skype, Facebook, Picasa, PhotoScape, Photo Editing, ThingLink, Creativity, positive Psychology, TEAM or WHO is BETTER, individualists, Streber, Alpha person and/or TEAMLEADER, community THINKing OR selfish, Empathy, NO RELIGION and NO politics allowed in courses to respect each OTHER, tolerance, Win-Win thinking amplified for course participants, win-win situation between coach and learners,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Own YOUR LEARNing: Challenging LEARNers To Do Unconsciously Homework

Own YOUR LEARNing: Challenging LEARNers To Do Unconsciously Homework

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LEARNing To LEARN | THE How-To | Use Psychology

Ever thought about how to get YOUR learners (students) involved on learning without to force THEM to do so!? WHAT about to try the “Play the curios card“!? Sounds strange to YOU? Let me explain, please:

Well, it is boring for MOST learners (students), educators and teachers included, to follow every time THE SAME procedure, isn’t it!? SO… WHY NOT giving an option!? Something special, where there isn’t any MUST to do it! Just saying that there is something which the teacher, educator, instructor has put on the internet to show OTHERS what (s)he did for own “Professional Development” and WHAT helped them to progress, to be “Up-To-Date”. Wouldn’t the learners (students) become curios about the WHY!? Aren’t THE learners (students) trying to have MORE knowledge as THEIR teachers, educators, professors, instructors? Certainly THEY would like to do! SO… Play THAT curiosity card (psychology) to GET them in ūüėČ Here, below an example, choose different ones if wished so. Make it YOUR “Curiosity Card“!

Resources for challenging the learners and for talented, gifted learners… OR, How-To guide “unconsciously” the learners for special homework without telling THEM that it is homework by using “curiosity” ūüėČ

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Does this make YOU “Deep Thinking”!? More to come…

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

 

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

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Authentic PracTICE Through Global Collaboration

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM] The authors of this blog post “@ICTPHMS (Dan KIRSCH‘s Blog)” and “@knolinfos (Gust MEES‘s Blog)” have met each other on Social MediaTwitter” and decided one day to work together on a common blog about “Digital CitizenShip“, a “Global Collaboration” from authors of the USA and Luxembourg (Europe) was born. Find below, please, OUR collaboration blog:

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Lots of stuff I learned

Ideas:  using scenarios where the learners (students) play different roles to explain about GOOD and BAD behaviour on Social Media and let THEM blog about it. After the blogging THEY might ALSO create comics in a dialogue style whereTHEIR thoughts are included, such as I did in my blog post here ===> https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/ <===.

I created these comics with dialogues with the following online program:

If you have the time, you might later create ALSO a magazine where the learners (students) bring in THEIR comics. Find some propositions of magazines below, please:

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The above mentioned will engage YOUR learners (students), THEY will have FUN to learn and to create THEIR OWN stuff, it will boost creativity ALSO! When THEY are getting older THEY will remind WHAT THEY created as it was a pleasant learning moment in THEIR life and certainly THEY will be motivated for ===> Life-Long-Learning <===

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WHY do WE use a bunch of different so-called tools to LEARN about Digital Citizenship?

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[DK]¬†Dan KIRSCH‘s insight

Dan KIRSCHI have utilized the collaboration with Gust via twitter on the topic of Digital Citizenship within my 8th grade ICT classes. Currently, I am teaching 3 classes with approximately 30 students in each. One of our curriculum standards is to teach Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. I began to investigate different ways of teaching this to my 8th graders where it could be authentic and actually “practice what is being taught“. Through collaboration with Gust and other social media colleagues on twitter I began to utilize blogging (Edublogs) as a platform to teach Digital Citizenship.

Each student has their own blog, which is contained under my class blog. In this platform, we treat our blogs as our “social network” where students comment on blog prompts given by me or themselves containing information on Digital Citizenship, real-life scenarios, and social media. It is also used to teach other ‚Äúedtech‚ÄĚ skills; such as inserting media, using embed code, and RSS Feeds. This is the fourth year I have used edublogs and I enjoy reading what my students produce; especially the reflections and connections they make with one another.

It‚Äôs amazing to see how students communicate via the technology ‚Äúmore‚ÄĚ than they would face to face; especially on how to become a positive Digital Citizen! Recently, I have begun to archive their posts on to storify (with no last names) to use for future classes you can access this via my edublog: http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org


Post: 20/03/15

The following video is one of my students who was interviewed by one of our local TV stations who came I did a story within our my classroom. The story focused on Social Media, but with an emphasis on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety. I share this; not as I method of “bragging” but demonstrating that teaching students to be aware of what they share online “digital footprint” could and will have a lasting affect on their future. My goal is that I never have to hear about one of my former students being “trapped” because of something they said, posted, and/or shared on social media or the internet.


New Post: 04/03/15

Teaching Digital Citizenship through Authentic Practice ==> through the creation of infographics!¬†The following (see link below) are my student(s) created infographics. They created their infographics on a specific topic of Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety and posted it on their edublog “social media platform.” Students are in 8th grade (12-13 year old).

The objective of the unit was ==> Students will create an infographic presenting student researched information on a specific Internet Safety Topic.


Post: 18/02/15

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Understanding what your digital footprint says about you. The following blog post (prompt) ==> check link here <== was given to my 8th grade students as a more interpersonal digital citizenship reflection. The previous posts have been more focused on the “broad” perspective of Digital Citizenship and what it is ==> what it means. <== The objective was for students to take an interpersonal “look” at themselves and reflect on the ==>HOW TO<== become & maintain a positive digital footprint as they progress through their high school years, ¬†and into college. My goal as their ICT instructor is to¬†make students ¬†realize that once they enter college and are “away” from parents/guardians peer pressure can and often times does involve them in negative way. The point is ==> teaching students to be aware of this now they will be able to think twice before they “make the choice” to share/post negative material on the internet/social media, which in return could damage their “digital footprints.”


Post: 06/02/15

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Student example as seen on mrkirsch.edublogs.org of Digital Citizenship.

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through Comics

Objective:
The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories.

Main Idea:
The following link is to my 8th grade students edublogs. The focus of this blog post come from Gust MEES. My students created¬†comic strips utilizing the online website Pixton. The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories. They are required to have a Digital Citizenship ‚Äúdilemma‚ÄĚ and at the end of their story they must have a positive outcome and/or resolution to the situation. There scenarios can be anything related to Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. Please check the link below to see a gallery of my students finished Digital Citizenship comics.

The following link is a curate blog reflections from my students on Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. This was a “lead-up” activity to the comic strips seen above. The curation tool I utilized for this is Storify.


Teaching with Content Curation (added February, 3, 2015)

Content¬†curation is the “…process¬†of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant¬†to a particular topic.¬†Teacher content curation can be used by¬†students and students can be asked to show expertise with examples of curation.” In my 8th grade ICT class we will be completing webquests on content curation as a teach method of introducing students to “Content Curation.” The following text reviews what content curation is and it’s purpose, along with several content curation platforms, what a webquest is, and followed by a lesson plan I will use in my classes.¬†


Storify:

  • create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Flipboard: 

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  • Flipboard is your personal magazine.
  • It’s a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about.
  • Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected with¬†topics and people closest to you.
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Scoop.it!: 

  • Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.
  • Think of it as a way to build content.
  • You can bookmark and share your sources.
  • Can be used to increase your authority on a topic.¬†

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  • Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web
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Introduction into Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

Content curation is the “…process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. ¬†The work ¬†involves ¬†sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.” ¬†A content curator picks the best content that is “…important and relevant to share with their community (in the case our class community).¬†It isn‚Äôt unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: ¬† They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.”

Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about “…putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Content curators provide a customized selection of the best and most relevant resources on a very specific topic or theme” (in this case ours will be on Digital Citizenship, ICT, and Educational Technology). A¬†content curator “…continually seeks, ¬†makes sense of, ¬†and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online.”

Why is Content Curation Valuable?

Individuals and organizations¬†are making, sharing media, and content all over the social web. ¬† For example, on Facebook the average user¬†creates 90 pieces of content each month. ¬†If you “…multiply that by the 800 million Facebook users, ¬†it isn‚Äôt surprising that ¬†data or content on the Internet is¬†¬†measured in billions of gigabytes.” Essentially, we are living an era of content overload!!! A content curator¬†offers high value to anyone looking for quality content because finding that information (and making sense of it) requires more and more¬†time, attention, and focus.

For individuals and organizations,¬†content curation can help establish their “thought” leadership and capture attention in today‚Äôs information “overloaded” world. ¬† ¬†Content curation can “…help your organization become the go-to authority on an issue or topic area.” ¬† It can be done as simply as writing a blog post (this is excatly what we will be doing with our edublogs in my classes) with links or sharing annotated links on Twitter around your topic.

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Getting Started

This¬†questionnaire¬†(citation on pic) can help you think through a plan for content curation before you dive into the curation tools. ¬†There has been an explosion of tools and you can distracted by useless features. ¬† ¬†Even better, “… perhaps focus on the skills with the tools you know how to use already.” ¬† You might want to integrate the process of content curation into a channel you‚Äôre already using (in my class students will be including this within a category on their blogs).

Citation:
Kanter, B. (n.d.). Beth’s Blog. Retrieved January 14, 2015, from http://www.bethkanter.org/


[DK] Please check the link ==> Content Curation Lesson Plan  to access my recently created content curation lesson plan for my 8th grade students.  This lesson plan is posted for colleagues in my PKM to access. 

[DK] Great twitter chat archive on Digital Citizenship via @mrkempnz & @BevLadd (7/5/2015) curated on storify.

[GM] Through curation one can build up ALSO its own “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management” (PKM), please check below:

Through curation and using Twitter one builds up ALSO a “PLN” (Personal Learning Network), please check below:

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 Creating a Webquest

programmerman-animatedWebquests are useful teaching tools for educators. An imaginative webquest can capture the attention of a student as he or she learns about any number of topics. For instance, I have chosen to use my classes edublogs as our webquest platform where we can incorporate curated content on Digital Citizenship.

A teacher who wants to bring his or her own webquest ideas to life must make a detailed plan. Some teachers begin by choosing a web quest template. There are online resources available that outline the specific elements of a webquest. For example, a webquest has an introduction that explains its purpose to students. A webquest also includes a task that lets students know what they are expected to do. Next, the process sets out a path for students to follow that leads them to relevant information. Those are just a few of the steps that a teacher needs to fulfill in order to make an effective webquest.

==> Mr. Kirsch’s¬†Sample Content Curation Webquest <==


Teaching with Content Curation Lesson Plan

  • Focus Question: Do students know where to get quality information from the Internet?
  • Additional Questions: 1. What resources do teachers need to find quality information on the Internet (i.e., content curation)?
  • 2. How should the Internet be used in the classroom?

Lesson Goals/Objectives: To get students to think how to best use the Internet in their classroom.

Activity Description:

  • Spend time discussing the basics of Internet searches (e.g., have students with more experience help others). See Evaluating Websites from the University of California Berkley in Resources. Talk about Search engines and other ways to find information (2nd and 3rd tier investigation).
  • Create a webquest (using our edublogs) and have students write about what sites they come up with using our “curated content.”
  • Have the students support why their “curated content” was appropriate for this lesson within their blog posts.
  • Students will then be assigned a topic (social media, educational technology, digital citizenship, and/or online security) to begin their curated content. Once content as been established and shared via WordPress or social media the students will then blog (webquest) about their thoughts on curated content.

In The 21st Century, The Word TEACHing Gets Replaced By LEARNING TO LEARN, How To

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How To Design A Course About Digital CitizenShip?

Please check below, on How-To YOU could create YOUR own course, based on PracTICE AND student centered:

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 THE Whole FREE Course On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” ūüėČ

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Using A Flowchart To Design The Course

Check below, please, to find out the how-to.

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THE Whole FREE Course Using FlowCharts On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” ūüėČ

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 Related links

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How to Use Storify:

Luckily, it’s easy.

storify by @ICTPHMS.

  1. First, create an account at Storify (you can log in with Twitter or Facebook).
  2. Click the blue ‚ÄúCreate a Story‚ÄĚ button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Look at the right side of the new screen where the icons of your favorite social media websites reside.
  4. Click on any social media icon (like Twitter), then put in a username for that network you want to search. You’ll see all the recent Tweets from that person/hashtag/search query.
  5. Now, start dragging content from the right hand panel from the social media networks you are searching into the left hand panel where you are telling your story. Add words or titles. You are finished!! A story told in text and pictures via social media updates.

Want an Example?

Here’s one of my classes using storify. It’s a recap of our Digital Citizenship Chats we did on our class blog.

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: @ICTPHMS, @Knolinfos, collaboration, Global Collaboration, Education, Global Education, TRUST, #digcit, Digital CitizenShip, digital citizen, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Best Practices, Learning To Learn, Learning By Doing, Student centered, Coaching, #EdTech #tools, #esafety, #blogging, ICT, #edblogs, authentic practice.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship. Currently, I have the priviledge to be on my school districts ICT curriculum committee. We are rewriting and updating our ICT curriclulum in grades 6-8 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Example 1

PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Example 1

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LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE

programmerman2With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!

WE are lucky, Social Media has emerged a lot of different tools which WE can use to organize OUR learning and to have access to it in the cloud, no need to have the learning stuff with us. WE find everything ONLINE and WE can build OURSELVES learning space, ALSO! ALL we need to do is to tinkering a bit around with different tools and merge them together to build ONE tool from whom WE will profit to learn at our own pace!

I will present to YOU a way who makes it very easy to organize YOUR learning and ALSO to provide YOU the way how you can learn on a very effective and efficient way. WE¬†will learn about curation, PKM and the use of ThingLink, that are the three components WE need. Through “Curation“, “Social Media” and a “PLN” WE are on ===> Collaboration <===, it’s NOT anymore the “ME”, BUT the “WE”!

As MOST is build around ===> Student Centered LEARNing <=== check below to learn more, please:

I intend to present different blog posts with different possibilities on ===> LEARNing To LEARN <===, this one is the first one of a series still to come…

Remember THAT in 21st Century EDUcation it is about ===> Student Centered EDUcation <===, Check below for more information:

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Let’s Start With Curation, What Is Curation And How To Use It?

I will try to explain to YOU in one sentence WHAT ===> Curation is <===: it is doing a research on the internet by using YOUR ===> Critical THINKing <===, analyzing the found and making a selection of ONLY the BEST found which YOU annotate THEN with YOUR personal reflections and THEN share it with YOUR ===> PLN <===. This is BETTER than looking ONLY on research results from the major search engines as it is filtered by humans with THEIR insights! Check below, please, for the How-To.

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What Is A PLN And How To Work With It?

Well, I will NOT talk too much about it, BUT will let YOU watch some videos and the image below. So YOU can make YOURSELVES your personal view about it ūüėČ BTW: I use my “PLN” for updating my ===> Professional Development <===, to make friendships, to connect globally, for coaching and for ===> Global Collaboration <===. PLN’s are MOSTLY created through ===> Social Media <===!

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Check ALSO the videos below, please.

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators

 

PLN how to build one!

 

What is a PLN

 

Importance of a PLN in Education

 

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What is PKM?

PKM” means ===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===, it is THE way how people can (and SHOULD) OWN OUR¬†knowledge, THE way on How-To organize OUR¬†LEARNing. It isn’t actually that difficult as it seams;) It is ONLY THE habit to know How-To do it, so WHAT are YOU waiting for to adapt for a BETTER way of LEARNing, follow the steps below, please ūüėČ

OURPKM” is depending MOSTLY from OUR “PLN” in the 21st Century as it is related to ===> Social Media <=== (Twitter, Facebook and…) because WE GET most information from THEM!

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What is ThingLink and how to use it?

Some PracTICE To Foster Creativity

programmerman-animatedThere are a multitude of tools which WE could use to foster the creativity of the learners, such as “Story Telling“, coding with Scratch and other programs, comics, and interactive images with links and videos such as “ThingLink“, which I will present here with some practical examples. Below my curation about ThingLink where YOU can first read about it for a better understanding:

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First of all, please let me tell YOU this: to engage YOUR learners show THEM some practical examples¬†and let THEM play around with them. THEY will have understood then what it is about and THEN YOU ask them to create THEMSELVES a new interactive image with ThingLink, a private one. One from where¬†THEY will get some profit for THEIR private life; such as e.g. my vacation trip (preparation) such as I did here ===> Schwarzwald | Black Forest | For√™t Noire (DE) | Europe <===, my Garden (for nature lovers) as I did here ===> My Wild Garden | Panorama View With Localisation Of The Flowers <===, for people who playing sports competitions and/or visiting them, such as I did here ===> Darts-Clubs in Luxembourg | FLD-2013 <===, where is my favorite music band and/or singer playing its next concert?, creating its OWN ‚ÄúPKM‚ÄĚ (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management) and/or courses, such as I Did here ===> Skills needed in the 21st Century from Educators, Teachers <===, and here ===> Learning IT-Security <===, ‚Ķ Well, let YOUR imagination flow to find more examples, I am sure YOU will find a lot ūüėČ Let it GO, let it FLOW!

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THE PracTICE, An Example

Check the screenshots below, please, how I announced a practical example on Twitter and follow it by ===> Deep Thinking <===!

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In the above mentioned way of LEARNing (Project Based Learning), the students will learn about “Sustainability” while walking in the nature by using their smartphones to take photos and videos and/or are using a professional photo machine and will discover so the nature and the fauna and flora. They will learn how to take photos (golden rule / Goldener Schnitt), learning about gardening, learning to make online searching for the photographed flowers, animals, insects, learning to make curation of their search results, learning to create their own PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management), learning to love the nature and animals, learning to create Slideshows, learning to upload a video on Youtube, creating blogs…

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Being Able To Use Different Techniques And Tools Combined To Express A Whole Entity Is “Learning To Learn”¬†

Please find below a reminder to understand what the world needs for abilities from students in 21st Century:

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By using the above mentioned techniques and advice, YOU will be able to understand WHAT ===> #LEARNing2LEARN <=== is and How-To forward it to YOUR learners (students). Through those learning techniques with #PracTICE and engagement THEY will be prepared for the 21st Century needed abilities from the workforce. THEY are ready NOW for ===> Life-Long-LEARNing <===. Here below an PracTICE example for LEARNing about ===> Digital CitizenShip <===.

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Organization, curation,learning while curating, reading before and while curating, PKM, Personal Knowledge Management, ThingLink, Blog,

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How-To prepare for giving a quality course

How-To prepare for giving a quality course

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Tip: NO TIME? Read ONLY the bold! Check out also my Wordle-Logo where the main keywords are present.

This blog aims to help people who start giving courses and/or would like to give courses one day, but others would certainly also find some new and interesting information to help improving their difficult tasks!

Introduction: What’s our role as Teachers, Educators, Instructors?

. teacherThe roles of Teachers, Educators and Instructors are the following and especially in networked learning environments:

          1. First of ALL: being BEST informed about 21st Century Education, a MUST! I precise!!! Your Professional Development MUST be up-to-date!
          2. Motivating the learners to learn
          3. Amplifying the learned
          4. Learning to learn, meaning: teaching that way that learners are being able to learn without a teacher (in the future, after school)
          5. Educating the learners to get competencies
          6. Amplifying the creativity of the learners. The world needs creative thinking people!
          7. Preparing the learners to get used to the 21st Century tools and to use them well; such as: Social Media, Office programs, Blogging
          8. Give the learners and yourself a challenge, challenges are great to achieve very difficult goals…
          9. Bring in some psychological tricks from marketing to make your learners curious about a certain topic
          10. Learning about the psychology of the sale and marketing would be a big profit for teachers and  learners! Check also http://www.destinationcrm.com/articles/Editorial/Magazine-Features/The-Psychology-of-the-Sale-53701.aspx
          11. Sell your product, that’s your to learn Topic for the learners. Be a good salesman!
          12. Educating the learners to Internet-Safety and to the basics of IT-Security is becoming a Must in 21st Century as we use e-Learning and “Bring Your Own Device” (Hashtag for Twitter = #BYOD)!
          13. We should educate the learners to become good e-Citizen, Digital Citizen
          14. We as Teachers, Educators and Instructors need to have latest updated 21st Century knowledge in Education and with Education Tools! Our Professional Development (PD) is very important to achieve the daily tasks! Check Twitter to know more about (lots of discussions…)¬†https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/Professional%20Development%20(PD)?q=Professional+Development+%28PD%29
          15. Trying to become a¬†perfectionist¬†to bring over best results, investing 300% of personal work to make sure to get out at least 80%…
          16. What Makes a Master Teacher
          17. What is a 21st century teacher?
          18. Be prepared for Connected Learning

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===> The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle <===

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FREE COURSE AND WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

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comp6_e0===> 21st Century Skills <===, Proactive Thinking, 21st Century Tools, motivation, engaging your learners (students), Learning to learn, respect, e-Citizen, Digital-Citizen, competencies, Professional Development (PD), Life-Long-Learning Strategies, Curation, How-To create a Book on WordPress, Critical Thinking, Quality Publishing, How-To use the 21st Century Tools, The SUCCES of our learners (students) depends on our knowledge, WE as teachers, professors, educators, instructors can always improve, WE as professionals are not allowed to have a “lazy¬†bone attitude”, WE as professionals need to protect the reputation of our profession by providing quality content, Accessibility, Blogging, Online-Safety, Cyber-Hygiene, hygiene, Awareness, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of Education, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics,¬†UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security‚Ķ

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don‚Äôt respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100%¬†doesn’t¬†exist! <===

===> ‚ÄúNothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Marie Curie ‚Äď <===

===> The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. -Aristotle <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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Take your time, please! There are a lot of information for some to learn; take it easy ūüėČ

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The Main Skills of a 21st Century Learner and Teacher

The quest to be a modern teacher or student is in full swing. First though, figure out if you have these important 21st century skills.

  • Develop¬†proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;
  • Build intentional¬†cross-cultural connections and relationships with others¬†so to pose and¬†solve problems collaboratively¬†and strengthen independent thought;
  • Design and¬†share information for global communities¬†to meet a variety of purposes;
  • Manage,¬†analyze, and¬†synthesize¬†multiple streams of¬†simultaneous information;
  • Create,¬†critique,¬†analyze, and¬†evaluate multimedia¬†texts;
  • Attend to the¬†ethical responsibilities¬†required by these complex environments.

First of ALL, please check these images as on my point of view they show BEST:

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Is your Professional Development Up-To-Date?

I think that “Is your Professional Development Up-To-Date?” is the first question which you need to ask yourselves! You can ONLY give BEST and QUALITY courses when knowing about the latest knowledge in a 21st Century Education. But HOW TO know this?

That’s a question I am getting asked very often from Teachers and Teacher-Students around the world through my Social Media presence on Twitter and I must say what I see on a global base doesn’t make me feel really happy! Lots of teachers around the globe are tweeting, which I encourage to do as much as possible by joining ALSO a so called “PLN“, a “Personal Learning Network“, but ONLY a few shows a real understanding, competencies, about what they are doing; even the so called “Edu-Stars” in certain countries!

Here is my selection of  BEST articles and Curation on HOW TO find out:

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Future Work Skills

Future Work Skills Needed (A MUST Read!)

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===> You will find the full article (FREE Course) here Is My Professional Development Up-To-Date? <===

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How-To prepare for giving a good course

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How-To prepare for giving a good quality course? That’s a question I got asked often from teachers and students in real life as well on the Internet from my “Personal Learning Network” (Hashtag on Twitter = #PLN), so I decided to share my knowledge through this blog and also giving practical advice about my lived adventures of giving courses and my evolution for giving better quality courses… We all make mistakes (especially when newbies…) and we have to learn from them; learning by doing and also the will to make it more perfect by a “Life Long Learning-Strategy”!

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I suggest to you to read first:  [Start] Text from the website Assessment for Learning.

Introduction to Assessment for Learning

This professional learning module is designed for those who are unfamiliar with the background to Assessment for Learning. It provides information which answers the key questions about Assessment for learning, proposes some key ideas and asks teachers to reflect on their own classroom practice.

Click on the links below to explore further:

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First of all, for whatever writing stuff and teaching activities, make a serious preparation by “brainstorming“. Let it go, let it flow and don’t take care about the order how you write down the stuff who is in your brain; it must first come out and you can later review it and trying to organize it… Below, e.g. you will see my thoughts and “brainstorming” for a new online course, it’s handwritten and not yet completely organized, but it contains the main idea and keywords and that’s the most important anyway…

===> Update (August 05, 2012): I got told about my handwriting that it is :((( I agree, most of the keywords were written while walking and on places where I didn’t have a solid underground to write properly ūüėČ Check below and read more, so you will understand, but really read it all, my critics back, sorry ūüėČ <====

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So, once written down as handwritten, for me the best and quickest way, you should have a look on how you could create Topics out from your keywords and best is to create Topics with a question mark! Actually to create this blog ALL my ideas were first ONLY in my brain and I wanted to use the above handwritten “brainstorming” to explain, but then, in the middle of writing the blog I got new ideas, found new stuff through “curation” and “serendipity” gave me new “brain food” to continue with it… So I decided to show you also my handwritten “brainstorming” and “keywords” for this blog, see below”…

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You may even see some keywords represented twice, don’t worry; better bringing in something twice than not at all! Keep your concentration on what your brain tells you to bring out… PS: I hope you can read my handwritten notes; I keep every time a paper sheet in the shirt pocket and so I write notes down where ever I get the ideas (in the bus, while walking in the nature…). No, no… The other place what you think, I don’t, at least one taboo place, LOL…

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1st Step: get organized

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There are different ways to collect the necessary information such as collecting, curating information by your own but you can do this also on a collective way (might be good to do it together with your students/learners…):

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Why should I use questions?

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1By providing Topics as a question that will make people curious and it will allow you also to bring in your “critical thinking” which is very important for a quality course. Use also¬†empathy and “emotional intelligence” to get your learners engaged in your course…

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What else should I consider?

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To make your course interesting to your learners  propose them also to make curation about the Topic they will have to learn, so they will get involved into the learning process by researching their own related resources

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¬†‚ÄúA picture is worth a thousand words‚ÄĚ, so use pictures and multimedia to enhance the learning. Create a¬†Pictures and multimedia library to enhance your worksheets and blogs… Make this library also available to your students and ask them also to help for building up that library

Some learners would be curious and they might also want to read some books, so prepare also a list of books and eBooks which they could retrieve in the school library; here again: involve your learners also to help building up that list

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A list of books which I have read and which I recommend to any teaching person could get found on my blog¬†https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/21st-century-howto-guide-for-teaching-people/¬†at the bottom of the blog. The presented books are in English, French and German (as I am multilingual…).

Let your learners blog about what they learned and let them Peer review their own blogs, read more here to understand the idea behind it¬†Peer to Peer U ‚Äď A New Model of Learning.

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Why connected learning?


Connected learning is a necessity in this digital age. More and more of our students learning, attention, and access to information is taking place outside of classrooms and through online networks and exchanges. Connected learning, however, can help them cultivate the skills necessary for fulfilling adult lives and careers and that formal instruction alone could not afford. Check complete article here Connected Learning.

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Free blogging resources:

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For young kids choose first a safe blogging service where the blogs will not be public and where ONLY you as teacher, parents and kids have access; this to educate them first about blogging, Internet-Safety, e-Reputation, e-Citizenship, Digital-Citizenship, the dangers of Internet! Once they have the necessary skills you can switch over to the normal blogging services…

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Create your courses on a “living way“, make them interesting and alive to your learners, show a bit humor as well, show your own motivation and your passion for your job…

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While blogging and/or creating a website there are also some rules to respect such as the right color schemes, check out below:

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Summary:¬†Matching your web site colors isn’t always as easy as it should be. Colors that look good to one person may look terrible to someone else. Color Match is a web site tool that helps you to easily find a perfect color scheme generated from a base color then displays the matching HTML color codes.

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You want certainly also to create some day online courses, aren’t you? Please check the links below who give you advice:

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Years ago I created a blog¬†21st Century How-To Guide For¬†Teaching-People who might be also helpful to you, just check it, please…

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Be also informed about 21st Century applications, subscribe to my daily published ‚ÄúThe Knol Infos Daily‚Ä̬†and my curation:
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Accept critics from your learners, how? Create a multiple choice poll where your learners can vote about the quality of your course, accept their critics and discuss with them what about you could change, example below…

.The poll below is multiple choice, so go for it please to let me know your meaning about this blog. Thank you in advance…

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Don’t Forget The Copyright Laws…

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When working together with your students and when they are publishing content (even yourself…), please take care about the copyright, you are not allowed to copy&paste content from Internet and text from books from other persons without their knowledge and their permission…
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When writing a book, creating a presentation for your students and when teaching your students and asking them to make researches (on Internet and on books) you are not allowed to copy and paste from other web sites, nor copy from an existing book, be conscious and responsible about that, please‚Ķ Respect other author’s¬†property‚Ķ Here below a non exhaustive list of laws in different countries‚Ķ
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Remember the 4 C’s

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The Four C’s: Making 21st Century Education Happen features educational leaders from Envision Schools (California), Catalina Foothills School District (Arizona) and Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Virginia). Each school profile focuses on a unique aspect of how 21st century skills can help prepare students for college or a career. This film highlights both the student perspective, as well as how educators are using the 4 C’s to create a collaborative environment. A presentation of EdLeader21 [edleader21.com] and the Pearson Foundation [pearsonfoundation.org].

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Is your blog, web site created for best accessibility?

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What is Accessibility? 

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sharing icon[Start Text from Online College]¬†The worlds of web design and online learning are interconnected in many ways. As an instructional designer, I work to ensure that courses are effective not only in terms of online navigation and working links, but also in the presentation of meaningful content and interaction. Not all websites are created equal ‚Äď some have much more helpful layouts and information than others ‚Äď and it‚Äôs a similar situation with online courses. Just as web designers consider the ‚Äúuser experience‚ÄĚ when creating new web pages, you should consider ‚Äúlearner experience‚ÄĚ when creating new materials for your online course. [End Text from Online College]

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I suggest to use this tool to check for best Accessibility: “Wave”¬†WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by¬†WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.

Check also my curation here:

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One can respect best accessibility knowledge and still have forgotten something (so did I…), here a screenshot from my test of this blog, check below to find out. So I really love that free service as it gives me best results… But it’s ONLY a tool, there is still more to consider as giving a transcript for published videos as well as a header for videos, which I still have to include also, later…

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Check the links on your publication(s)!

programmerman2Once your blog and/or website published check ALL the inserted links to control if they are working correctly (broken link?) and ALSO if they are pointing to the RIGHT address! One wrong letter included in the URL could lead to direct YOUR visitors to a malicious website, take care!!! This is called “Typo Squatting” or “URL Hijacking“!

The bad guys created already domain names using these mistakes to infect your devices with malware!

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Are you prepared in case of a break of Internet connection?

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attention triangle iconIt certainly happens once to each teacher, educator, course instructor that in the middle of the course the Internet connexion was broken, not a real fun when one based its course ONLY on Internet, isn’t it!? But when we are well prepared we can continue our course also without the Internet connexion if necessary! But, how?

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There are several freeware programs on the software market which allow us to copy complete websites with all the present links in HTML format and we need then only to burn it to a CD or DVD. One of those programs is HTTrack which I have been using since long…

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[Start Text from HTTrack]

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

WinHTTrack is the Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Seven release of HTTrack, and WebHTTrack the Linux/Unix/BSD release. See the download page. [End Text from HTTrack]

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Once the whole web site with all the links and its content are downloaded you only need to burn it to a CD or DVD or maybe to a Memory-Stick, your choice…

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And what about IT-Security + Internet-Safety in a world of BYOD?

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programmerman2I see strange words in that Topic there, what are You talking about there, could You explain more, please!? That is probably the questions you have, isn’t it? Most of teachers, educators and instructors are using Apple and Mac related devices and are not used to IT-Security, vulnerabilities and don’t even see the necessity of IT-Security in a world ofBring Your Own Device“, called also “BYOD” and/or “BYOT” (Bring Your Own Technology)! But in 21st Century YOU should, remember your responsibility against your learners and the society, you are the ones who should give BEST education to your learners to prepare them for the working world and there IT-Security plays a BIG role!

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Click image above to access the FREE courses about basic IT-Security and “BYOD”…

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[Start Text from http://www.infoworld.com/t/hacking/microsoft-hackers-aiming-cross-platform-vulnerabilities-199126?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter] More and more hackers are targeting the same application vulnerabilities on Macs and Windows PCs as a way to reap the financial benefits of writing cross-platform malware.

The trend involves exploiting vulnerabilities that go as far back as 2009 in Office documents. Other cross-platform, third-party technologies favored by hackers include Java, Adobe PDF and Adobe Flash, Microsoft security researcher Methusela Cebrian Ferrer said Tuesday in the company’s¬†Malware Protection Center blog. [End Text from InfoWorld]

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As this course is already very big, so I won’t bring in more information in here, instead check out please the following links where you will find the necessary information with Tips and advice:

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By checking the above courses you will remark also that I used different “techniques” to present them, even that one is made with “cartoons”. Why? There are different types of learners and different age of learners, so one course could attract more attention to a certain targeted group as another one! Think about that also, when you don’t see that wanted success so show people these different styles of presentation and ask them which one they would prefer and if necessary adapt your courses to that style also. You will sometimes need to create courses in different presentation styles…

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Make a list of possible questions that learners could ask, be prepared!

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Creating a FAQ’s list, but how? I am not used to that, what is your advice? There are different ways to create a FAQ’s list:

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This list will be a great tool for yourself who saves you a lot of time when once created, show it to your learners and every time you would have access also to it: So once a question is asked, switch to that resource on Internet and/or on a¬†local server…

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So, after evaluation of some Tweeps (Twitter user) of my “PLN“, here below my FAQ’s with questions and answers I got asked already…

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Q01: I looked over your blog, and it has a ton of info. A bit overwhelming for folks new to your site.

A01: Overwhelming, YES when one doesn’t know how to learn ūüėČ I suggest to read it like a book! Bookmark it and read it by chapters…

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  • I consider later creating a WordPress-Book and bring in the whole in different chapters… But first the whole knowledge must come out to not lose the main ideas and then later it should be split into different chapters where one can even go deeper…
  • Here the link on How-To create a WordPress-Book for people who are interested…
Q02:¬†between the lines a bit wider? I use an iPad… A02: I use the free version of WordPress and I don’t have influence on how WordPress converts it to iPad visibility, sorry. On a Laptop it looks OK, as I every time take care to leave enough space between the lines and also between the paragraphs to make it an easy read…
Q03:¬†Lot of stuff. I loved that role of educator. Handwritings little bit messy. You got point! A03: Concerning the handwriting, YES it looks mess as I wrote most down by walking without having a solid underground to write, but ideas must come out when one gets them ūüėČ
Q04: Concerning IT-Security, I use a Mac and other Apple devices, I don’t need to take care about IT-Security!

A04: Hahaha, a BIG laugh for that ūüėČ What’s about updating your knowledge base? Check here please to find out the necessity to take care about IT-Security:

Q05: I would like also to create HTML Tables like You but I am not an HTML programmer, any Online Tool to help? A05: Hi; You don’t need to have a lot of knowledge of HTML to create tables, check below for Online HTML Table Generators:

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Engage your learners into the learning process, How-To?

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Propose them also a Twitter Chat concerning a certain Topic of your courses, they will get engaged and motivated also. And they will get used to Social Media… But make a professional preparation for your Twitter Chat, I have seen strange “pseudo Chats” from big companies (I don’t name them…) and such Chat’s missed¬†definitely¬†their goal and didn’t reach the audience wanted…

My proposition for organizing an professional Twitter Chat is to follow #lrnchat, where here the link of their Blog who explains in detail on How-To¬†http://lrnchat.wordpress.com/. Enjoy to follow this Twitter Chat, you will learn a lot through that Chat and about how to run a¬†Twitter Chat, BEST Practice ūüėČ

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You may check also the Twitter Chat #edchat, what is it? Check http://edchat.pbworks.com/w/page/219908/FrontPage and watch also the video, please. And here an excellent explication from its co-founder (@tomwhitby) How does #Edchat connect educators?

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You may also create videos with your learners, this will engage them even more, check for best practice here Engage ME!

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Why all these mentioned topics and why is this blog so big?

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        1. Personally I want that my learners will get the best education and that they also have a certain freedom of working themselves for their own knowledge acquisition.
        2. Getting learners engaged in a course makes learning more valuable for them, they will learn even more as you might realize…
        3. By providing a blog with a lot of information it’s like a “book“, bookmark it and find your resources which you need also later; ONLY one address.
        4. In 21st  Century we need to have a lot of digital knowledge and digital skills
        5. Creating a quality course needs a lot of things to think about
        6. Use your blog to create a real website if there are a lot of information to bring over, like I do with most of my blogs… Once the whole information brought down in the blog you can later create small blogs who include ONLY a part of the published knowledge and you can even create a book with WordPress where you bring in the different chapters. This is also possible with WordPress, check here: Write a Book
        7. Thus meaning, create first your main blog (as I did here…) and later on you create the chapters as a new blog (a short one…) and create then a “WordPress Book” where you detail the single chapters mentioned in your main blog…
        8. You may have a look here to see how YOU can use a WordPress-Book as I did it with my FREE courses about IT-Security in French already http://gustmeesfr.wordpress.com/

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Final word: did YOU find out where YOU have to improve!?

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Chat iconBTW: I learned a lot while creating this blog (mostly a website now…) and I know that myself I have to improve, and YOU!?¬†Life Long Learning that’s what ALL of us who are involved in Education need to do, isn’t it!? I created this blog to give some guidelines to young teachers and educators which whom I am in contact in real world as well as on Internet and who asked me what is best preparation for a giving quality course… As I gave courses for eight (8) years to youth, primary schools, teachers from primary schools and mostly to adult and seniors, so this above is my experience and also my learned while preparing this blog.

Advice: What you should know absolutely is when giving courses to adults and seniors is that they are not anymore used to learn, the brain is not anymore that much ready to accept new “input” to learn, they don’t have anymore practice with learning! They are out of the learning process and their brain is more directed to “profit”, as they are in the working world ūüėČ So use, the “profitpsychological to get them involved with pleasure again to learn. My own experience has shown me that you will need about +/- 4-6 hours before you get them used again to learn really, before the brain switches to “back to school“!

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I will accept also any constructive critics as also some more resources from you dear reader, nobody is perfect, so you might have more knowledge as I have… I will update this blog when getting new knowledge and also when getting new valuable resources from my readers and they will get mentioned as well in this blog then (if wished so)…

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And don’t forget it, been involved in Education as a teacher, educator, instructor is not only a job! It’s a passion, love it and share your motivation with your learners…

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