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The State of Digital Education.

The State of Digital Education. | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

The State of Digital Education Infographic #elearning #edtech #edtechchat

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What is happening with Digital Learning, 2014?   This infographic provides perspective and key phrase that speaks volumes, "Education's Internet Moment is Now."  ~  Deb

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:48 PM

The challenge we face is that School is an outdated technology itself. We need substantial structural change.

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Presentation Zen & Learning: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education

Presentation Zen & Learning: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to his newest, and what could be his best to date in 2013.


Excerpted from a Garr Reynolds post:

     

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Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration... [to] light a spark and point the way.

     

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His first talk http://bit.ly/1fjhkH6 —presented sans multimedia in the true Sir Ken Robinson style — was made in 2006 and is the most viewed TED talk of all time.

   

His follow-up talk given in 2010 http://bit.ly/1f6zZp2 also has been downloaded millions of times.

      

I have seen Sir Ken speak many times and he is always inspiring and engaging, but his latest TED talk, http://bit.ly/IEXH0Q presented at TED Talks Education in April of this year, is my favorite yet.
    
Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration.

      

Presentations related to leadership must necessarily light a spark and point the way.

   

Sir Ken does not scream or jump up and down but he nonetheless ignites, provokes, and inspires his live audience, and anyone else who cares to listen to his presentation on line, in a meaningful and memorable way.

   

Millions of people have seen his latest talk, but just in case you have not, please set aside about 20 minutes to watch this outstanding, short TED talk.


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Sir Ken, with humor, discusses conformity and bureaucracy, as a problem in getting a "real" education, including the arts, humanities.  He mentions low-grade clerical work "figiting" often diagnosed as ADHD, and children who suffer from "childhood" and igniting the spark of curiousity, flourishing.

Individualized teaching and learning, and the system has to engage them, raising the status of the teaching profession, investing in professional development, devolving responsibility to the school level for getting the job done.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:25 PM

From our Agile Learning http://www.scoop.it/t/agile-social-learning 

news:  This is included in BEST of the BEST as a model of what inspires, and motivates.  

Sir Ken gives examples and insights into individualized learning useful in business, for professional development as well as and in education.  

It is usefully provocative.  Enjoy! ~  Deb

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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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I'm intrigued by these visual stats.  Do you agree that the USA is the leader in creativity?  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/stem-to-steam-recognizing_b_756519.html
Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education

MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"I will say the blended model, ...with certainty, is revolutionizing, higher education." "...access to a Master Teacher..."  ~ Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania


Charlie interviews:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX;
  • Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor and CEO of Amplify and
  • Tom Friedman of the New York 


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Pacing the learning, removing the exclusive, high expense of the classic 4 year degree, access to "Master Teachers," are some the the advantages.

An alternative view of higher education was forecast by a guest blogger on my own website who built his own degree at a much lower cost, listed above, "Right Sizing..."   ~ Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:28 PM

A blend of views discuss MOOCs and on-line education.  Note the access and pacing comments of Anant Agarwal from edX and what he's implying.  ~  Deb

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Professors were asked, do they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype." 79% said yes.


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In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.

 

Hype around these new free online courses has grown louder and louder since a few professors at Stanford University drew hundreds of thousands of students to online computer-science courses in 2011.


Since then MOOCs, which charge no tuition and are open to anybody with Internet access, have been touted by reformers as a way to transform higher education and expand college access.


Many professors teaching MOOCs had a similarly positive outlook: Asked whether they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype," 79 percent said yes.


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There is some synchroncity here that this article is showing up while I'm listening to a professor at UM talk about Harvard choosing a MOOC for accounting for their entry level accounting (Brigham Young) and outsourcing professors.

Can paths to efficiency and worker health co-exist?

Professor:  Wally Hopp, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Herrick Professor of Manufacturing, Ross School of Business   Positively Lean: A Path to Efficiency and Energization?


Examples:  Henry Ford, Joe at GM Powertrain, FelPro (300% ROI on Employee Benefits, no turnover > sold to Federal Mogul)


Key themes in the blend:

  • Share the gain
  • Appeal to pride
  • Cultivate a community
  • Pursue a higher purpose <motivation>  (Sugar water or change the world)

 

Apple >> Change the world

Patagonia  >> Corporate responsibility  (Don't buy what you don't need)
University of Michigan  Uncommon education for the common man  (President James Burrill Angell) 


Questions:

  • Is the key challenge aligning organization & employee benefits from efficiency gains?
  • Or is it cultivating a sense of higher purpose?
  • Or something completely different?    
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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

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FREE CODE for 2 days at codeschool: http://go.codeschool.com/PzsLdA


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One stop shopping on this post for MOOCs.  Imagine the "learn at your our pace concept, kinda like TV is just about now is.  Watch it when you want, as you want.  ~  Deb

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The democratization of knowledge!
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Adapting Executive Learning: How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence'

Adapting Executive Learning:  How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence' | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

A new perspective on change including: Creating Infectious Action, great experiential learning to inspire change, and Stanford's d.school.


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Scaling Up Excellence
 ....never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the d.school creates for both students and teachers.

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Stanford Biz School Professor Huggy Rao and I spent seven years working on Scaling Up Excellenceto be published in early February. The d.school and the book are deeply intertwined – it never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the d.school creates for both students and teachers.


In 2006 we moved into our first dedicated teaching space – a double-wide trailer on the Stanford campus. A big and often unruly gang of us taught a class that is now called Bootcamp for the first time that January.


...Over 20 people were on the teaching team for 60 students).  ...I was talking a lot (often over a glass of wine) with Stanford Business School colleague Huggy Rao — who had just arrived at Stanford...about the madness of the d.school, how our goal was to create great experiential learning.

    

  • Huggy, a design thinker at heart, immediately asked the “and” question “suppose we did an executive program that combined traditional classroom education in the mornings AND that hands on stuff you do at the d.school in the afternoons.”
  

Huggy convinced Stanford to take a risk on our crazy new program. ...We launched Customer-Focused Innovation in 2006...    30 or so executives gathered in a case style classroom at the Business School to discuss topics like leading innovation, strategy, marketing, and such.


Read more on this story here.


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This is a new millenium case study on how new models of learning develop in higher education, amidst hide-bound academe, inspiring executives who may bring in with them old patterns, yet are open to new modes of learning.


There is hopefulness for our own capacity for change in reading this adaptive learning story.  ~  Deb

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Catching Up Business: STEAM Blends Science & the Arts in Public Education

Catching Up Business:  STEAM Blends Science & the Arts in Public Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

STEAM Blends Science and the Arts including the 2013 example from the Wall Street Journal today of eighth-grade students in Brooklyn are learning to build cameras and getting practice composing images as part of a new class that combines technology and the arts.

     

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"the innovative practices of art and design play an essential role in improving STEM education and advancing STEM research."

    

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The original news is 2011:

...Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, are helping to fuel work in [STEAM.]

    

The NSF has provided research grants and underwritten a number of conferences and workshops around the nation this year, including a forum hosted by the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, titled "Bridging STEM to STEAM: Developing New Frameworks for Art-Science-Design Pedagogy."

    

Picking up on the Rhode Island institution's push for STEAM, in late September, a lawmaker from that state, U.S. Rep. James Langevin, a Democrat, introduced a House resolution to highlight how "the innovative practices of art and design play an essential role in improving STEM education and advancing STEM research."

    

Source:      Building STEAM: Blending the Arts With STEM Subjects: Goals are creativity and engagement Robelen, Erik W. Education Week  31.13 (Dec 7, 2011): 8.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I've been aware of STEAM for awhile.  It's good to see WSJ reporting on it at the 8th grade level, circa 2013.  The news is that this is older news, circa 2011 via the other examples above.   It remains to be seen if the industrial mindset will advance to truly embrance creative and entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.  

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028


Take a look at   2018


Technology to promote early literacy habits is seeded by venture capitalists. This is the start of new government programs that start farming out literacy and educational programs to start-ups, entrepreneurs, app developers, and other private sector innovators.


Digital literacy begins to outpace academic literacy in some fringe classrooms.


...Open Source learning models will grow faster than those closed, serving as a hotbed for innovation in learning.


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Trend watching.  ~  D

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, May 7, 2013 5:08 AM
Great idea Audrey!
Audrey's comment, May 7, 2013 6:39 PM
Thank you.
Dwayne L Thompson's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:02 PM

An educated consumer is our best customer! 

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Adaptive Learning is Hot!

Adaptive Learning is Hot! | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning is hot. The technology, loosely defined as data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities, is developing at a dizzying pace.


And colleges have been hard-pressed to keep up with the mishmash of adaptive offerings from emerging firms.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation representatives believe adaptive learning has plenty of potential, both to help more students earn a college credential and to do so more efficiently. So the foundation footed the bill to bring together leaders from a group of a dozen relatively tech-savvy colleges and two associations to share information.


The group has met three times. One attendee calls it the most diverse gathering of institutions he’s seen in 40 years on the job.



Read more:   Inside Higher Ed   

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Tailored education?  No wonder it is hot!  ~ D

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23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching

23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching - A follow up to the article: A Pedagogical Framework for Digital Tools.

23 free, web-based tools for use in education. The tools are organized according to which form of teaching the author thinks they support the best. 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Intrigued to learn about this Venn diagram of three forms of learning digital learning tools, for which several are listed as having elements off all three forms.   Digital, on-line educators, what do you think?  ~  Deb

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 2013 11:46 AM

A MUST read...

 

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Learning to Let Go: My Friday Non-interference Pact with my Students | Blogging Pedagogy

Learning to Let Go: My Friday Non-interference Pact with my Students | Blogging Pedagogy | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Beginning ...with the second half of the semester, every Friday is given over to my students. We don’t have any readings assigned by me, and I don’t plan any material for the class.


Instead, small groups of 3-5 students are responsible for determining the day’s content and executing that.  

 

"You need to plan some sort of activity that will last at least 30 minutes; it must engage the whole class; and it must relate in an immediate way to the text we are currently reading."


Otherwise, you are free to plan what you want, and I won’t interfere.


...After the anxiety wears off, my students often seem to engage with the activity remarkably well.


It encourages ownership of the material, it provokes them to think in depth about a week’s worth of reading, and the discussion that have come out of it (so far) have turned out to be really e


It’s hard to give up directing the conversation, steering students —but of course, I still do that Mondays and Wednesdays.


What I discovered is that this group of students, ...comes around to the right questions and interpretive moments, anyways.


Today one of the group members asked about tree symbolism in Beloved. “Perhaps it’s coincidental,” one student said.


“Well,” another student answered, “it’s hard to imagine that it would be coincidental—think of all the planning that went into the novel.” And from there they were off, debating the symbolism and even debating the value of reading for symbolism...

 

Though their arguments often lacked an advanced theoretical vocabulary, my students were really thinking at high levels with great rigor.


The pedagogical point of all this, ...there is a real value in letting go of control of the classroom for a while. Let your students make mistakes, and see if they can sort them out on their own.


Let your students talk about what they’re invested in, what they find compelling about the topic at hand, what they don’t care about, and why.


Let go of being a classroom “parent” and let your students take responsibility for themselves.

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