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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>About EdFutures</span></p>
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>About EdFutures</span></p>
EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as a lever for change (or trojan mouse).
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EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as '''a lever for change (or <font color="red">trojan mouse</font>)'''.
  
 
This is a wiki - so everything is 'under development'. Feel free to '''[[Special:UserLogin|join the EdFutures community]]''' and help us improve the wiki (and ultimately our education systems).
 
This is a wiki - so everything is 'under development'. Feel free to '''[[Special:UserLogin|join the EdFutures community]]''' and help us improve the wiki (and ultimately our education systems).
  
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Levers for change (?)</span></p>
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Levers for change (?)</span></p>
We are carrying out  [[Research Strategy|research]] exploring issues to do with a range of [[ICT provision|models of technology provision]] and related strategies in schools. We think of these as being levers for change. They include:
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We are carrying out  '''[[ICT strategy research|research]]''' exploring issues to do with a range of [[ICT provision|models of technology provision]] and related strategies in schools. We think of these as being levers for change. They include:
  
 
* [[1 to 1 computing|1:1 computing]]
 
* [[1 to 1 computing|1:1 computing]]
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* [[The flipped classroom|Flipped classrooms]]
 
* [[The flipped classroom|Flipped classrooms]]
  
Community members are writing up their [[Technology Strategy Case Studies|case studies]] and we will be exploring the data they have collected to identify [[Digital technology trends|emerging trends]] and develop [[Digital technology strategies|'strategic advice']].  
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Community members are writing up their [[Technology Strategy Case Studies|case studies]] and we will be exploring the data they have collected to identify '''[[Digital technology trends|emerging trends]]''' and develop '''[[Digital technology strategies|'strategic advice']]'''.  
 
 
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS)</span></p>
 
 
 
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* Do you know what technology your pupils have access to at home?
 
* Do they have internet enabled mobile devices?
 
* Would they be willing, able and allowed to bring them into school every day?
 
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If you are thinking about BYOD or BYOT then these are questions you need to know the answer to. <br>
 
{{:The Your Own Technology Survey}}
 
  
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[[Innovative 'schools']]</span></p>
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We are starting to build [[Innovative 'schools'|a list of schools that are doing innovative things pedagogically]] - if you know of one then [[Innovative 'schools'|add it to the list]] or let [[User:PeterT|PeterT]] know about it.
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>ICT in Schools</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Contents overview</span></p>
* [[PeterT's bliki]] (previously called The ICT Curriculum)
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*[[Yin-Yang vision|The Yin-Yang vision for education]]
* [[Assessment]]
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*[[Assessment]] (inc. [[Learning Analytics]])
* [[EdIF|The Education Innovation Framework (EdIF)]]
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*[[Innovation frameworks]]<br>(inc. [[The Computer Practice Framework (CPF)]], [[DTIF]] & [[SAMR]])
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*[[Technology Across the Curriculum]]
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*[[ARTS|Additional Routes To Success]]
  
* [[Technology Across the Curriculum]]
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*[[Tablets]]
* [[YOTS| The Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS)]]
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**[[Tablet FAQs]]
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**[[iPads|iPads]]
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**[[iPad FAQs|iPad FAQs]]
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**[[Android Tablets]]
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*[[Smart phones]]
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*[[iPods]]
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*[[Kindles and e-readers]]
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*[[Mobile Learning]]
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Technology in Schools</span></p>
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*[[Games| Game-Based Learning]]
* [[ETextbooks]]
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*[[Virtual/Online Tuition]]
* [[Games| Game-Based Learning]]
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*[[Search engines]]
* [[Learning Analytics]]
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*[[ETextbooks]]
* [[Mobile Learning]]
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*[[Social networking| Social networking and schools]]
* [[Search engines]]
 
* [[Social networking| Social networking and schools]]
 
**[[Tablets| iPads and other Tablets in education]]
 
**[[Smart phones]]
 
**[[iPods]]
 
**[[Kindles and e-readers]]
 
* [[Virtual/Online Tuition]]
 
* [[YOTS|The Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS)]]
 
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>ICT & Professional Development</span></p>
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* [[Pedagogical approaches]]
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* [[Innovative 'schools']]
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* [[The Profession|Is teaching a profession?]]
 
* [[New Models of CPD]]
 
* [[New Models of CPD]]
 
* [[Practitioner Research]]
 
* [[Practitioner Research]]
* [[The Profession| Is teaching a profession?]]
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* [[Research Sources]] (inc. [[MA & MEd dissertations]]
* [[Research Sources]] (inc. [[MA & MEd dissertations]])
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* [[PoLEY|Point of Learning in Early Years]]
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* [[Home Education|Home Education]]
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Other Stuff</span></p>
 
 
* [[Links]]
 
* [[Links]]
* [[MOOC| Moocs]]
 
 
* [[Open educational resources| Open Educational Resources (OER)]]
 
* [[Open educational resources| Open Educational Resources (OER)]]
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* [[A Digitized Future for Early Years Education?|Early Years and ICT]]
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* [[FoS Provocations]]
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[[TEST|Technology Enhanced Summative Testing (TEST)]]</span></p>
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Paper-based high stakes assessment (such as GCSEs and A levels in England) are the major barrier to change in [[Image:Exam room.jpg|100px|left]]curriculum and pedagogy in schools. Moving to on-screen exams would remove that blockage. Our aim is that the majority of GCSEs and A Level exams will take place on-screen by 2020. [[TEST|Find out more ...]]
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Vital</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[[NP3|New Purposes - New Practices - New Pedagogy (NP3)]]</span></p>
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<p>  This Society for Educational Studies (SES) funded research has lots to say about children's use of ICT outside school and how ICT is used inside schools (as well as about pedagogy more generally). There is information for [[NP3 for parents|parents]], [[NP3 for teachers & school leaders|teachers, school leaders]], [[NP3 for policy makers|policy makers]] and [[NP3 for researchers|researchers]] - all easily accessible from [[NP3|the NP3 main page]]. You can also download [http://edfutures.net/images/2/22/NP3_Executive_Summary.pdf the executive summary] and [http://edfutures.net/images/e/e7/NP3_Meta-analysis_report.pdf full report] - both of which contain key findings and recommendations.</p>
  
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|The EdFutures wiki is affiliated to [http://www.vital.ac.uk Vital], a professional development programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the UK government department with responsibility for infant, primary and secondary education.
 
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>The Schome Initiative</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki The Schome Initiative]</span></p>
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EdFutures complements [http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki the Schome Initiative], which starts from the premise that to achieve the optimal education system for the 21st century you need to start with a clean sheet because the existing education system is too resilient and self-sustaining. Much of the content within the Schome wiki is directly relevant to EdFutures. Here are some of the most relevant links:
 
EdFutures complements [http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki the Schome Initiative], which starts from the premise that to achieve the optimal education system for the 21st century you need to start with a clean sheet because the existing education system is too resilient and self-sustaining. Much of the content within the Schome wiki is directly relevant to EdFutures. Here are some of the most relevant links:
  
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* [http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/Role_of_ICT The role of ICT] <small>(This ought to be moved to EdFutures.net)</small>
 
* [http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/Role_of_ICT The role of ICT] <small>(This ought to be moved to EdFutures.net)</small>
  
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[[The Sonic Landscapes Project|The Digital Sonic Landscapes of Learning]]</span></p>
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<p>We know that many learners listen to music whilst they study. However, we don't know enough about what they listen to, why they listen to it and what impact it has on their learning?
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This project sets out to explore those issues, with a particular focus on secondary school students.  [[The Sonic Landscapes Project|Find out more ...]]</p>
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[[PeterT's bliki]]</span></p>
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[[PeterT's bliki|This]] is where [[User:PeterT|PeterT]] blogs about stuff that interests him, which is generally about things to do with education and digital technology. <br>
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Read [[PeterT's bliki]] or (better still) join [[Talk:PeterT%27s_bliki|the discussions]].
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>The OU's Education Futures Thematic Research Network</span></p>
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<small>This page was previously called 'The ICT Curriculum'</small>
[http://www.open.ac.uk/wikis/CREET/Educational_Futures_Thematic_Research_Network The Education Futures Thematic Research Network] is one of the main foci for researchers across The Open University. "The work of the network engages with the substantial challenges associated with learning for life in the 21st century." (quoted from its homepage). Unfortunately this site is currently only accessible to Open University folk.
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New editors: see the [[ToDo List]] for things that need doing and suggestions for things we might try out
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 26 November 2020

Welcome . Bienvenue . Bienvenido . Willkommen . 歓迎 . Benvenuto . Boa vinda . Υποδοχή . مرحبا . Välkomnande . Welkom . Bun venit

26-Oct-2020 - The halfbaked thesis template

Nobody is every happy with their thesis.png This blog post by Peter Twining provides some guidance about writing your thesis:
  • spanning what should be included in the thesis
  • as well as some of the pragmatics of how to format it.

As the name suggests it is a first draft - so feedback is sought ...

About EdFutures

EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as a lever for change (or trojan mouse).

This is a wiki - so everything is 'under development'. Feel free to join the EdFutures community and help us improve the wiki (and ultimately our education systems).

Levers for change (?)

We are carrying out research exploring issues to do with a range of models of technology provision and related strategies in schools. We think of these as being levers for change. They include:

Community members are writing up their case studies and we will be exploring the data they have collected to identify emerging trends and develop 'strategic advice'.

Innovative 'schools'

We are starting to build a list of schools that are doing innovative things pedagogically - if you know of one then add it to the list or let PeterT know about it.

Contents overview

Technology Enhanced Summative Testing (TEST)

Paper-based high stakes assessment (such as GCSEs and A levels in England) are the major barrier to change in
Exam room.jpg
curriculum and pedagogy in schools. Moving to on-screen exams would remove that blockage. Our aim is that the majority of GCSEs and A Level exams will take place on-screen by 2020. Find out more ...

New Purposes - New Practices - New Pedagogy (NP3)

This Society for Educational Studies (SES) funded research has lots to say about children's use of ICT outside school and how ICT is used inside schools (as well as about pedagogy more generally). There is information for parents, teachers, school leaders, policy makers and researchers - all easily accessible from the NP3 main page. You can also download the executive summary and full report - both of which contain key findings and recommendations.

Find out more ...

Find out about NP3's insights and recommendations

The Schome Initiative

Schome-logo-long-transparent.png
EdFutures complements the Schome Initiative, which starts from the premise that to achieve the optimal education system for the 21st century you need to start with a clean sheet because the existing education system is too resilient and self-sustaining. Much of the content within the Schome wiki is directly relevant to EdFutures. Here are some of the most relevant links:

The Digital Sonic Landscapes of Learning

We know that many learners listen to music whilst they study. However, we don't know enough about what they listen to, why they listen to it and what impact it has on their learning? This project sets out to explore those issues, with a particular focus on secondary school students. Find out more ...

PeterT's bliki

This is where PeterT blogs about stuff that interests him, which is generally about things to do with education and digital technology.
Read PeterT's bliki or (better still) join the discussions.

This page was previously called 'The ICT Curriculum'

Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS)

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YOTS has been mothballed - if you would like to take it over and revive it then contact User:PeterT

YOTS is a tool to help schools find out about the internet enabled mobile devices that their pupils have at home, and whether they would be allowed (by their parents), willing, and able to bring them in to school on a regular basis.


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Vital

x EdFutures.net spun off from the DfE funded Vital programme. Vital was taken on by Jisc but closed in mid-2015, whilst Peter Twining continues to lead on EdFutures.net.