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A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments

A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Most of our education technology investments involve some combination of improving the state of practice in "What Don't I Know" - "How Do I Learn This?" and "How Did I Do?"

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is part 3 of a 3 series set of short, clear blog posts advocating for adaptive learning with feedback.   The author offers precise definitions of the elements.



These are useful concepts in the series, especially the problem of the bell curve in Part 1, which I'll address soon in my Talent & Performance Development curation stream.


~  Deb

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The Essentials of Business Storytelling

There are some absolute basics you should get under your belt to make the most of business storytelling. This presentation sets the groundwork for business stor

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Storytelling is emerging as a top tool for leadership and learning.  This is a great resource for exploring the story's power to help with agile learning.  ~  Deb

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:53 AM

Fantastic primer on telling stories in business. It doesn't take long but the message is compelling. Shame on you if you went through Shawn's presentation and didn't swear to start telling more stories. It would make life more interesting. 

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Summer Reads ~ Book List

Summer Reads ~ Book List | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

For those interested in this curator's fave books for inspired business & life:


Categories:


  • Performance
  • Planned Change
  • Disruptive, Unplanned Change
  • Strategy
  • Brain Function and Development


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Adaptation, connection and agility are the key themes.  ~  Deb

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Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn

Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Luck is occasional but intent lasts forever.

   
What started as a single post-it on [the authors] cubicle wall has organically grown, like an idea-amoeba, into a wide-spread reference wall filled with 41 quotes, business techniques, executive sayings, and original diction.

    

Having tracked and physically “favorited” innovative and creative insights over the past two years, I have developed a quick-reference chart to continually motivate my work output while adding a comforting change of pace for my vision to wander during those much needed breaks.

   

ScoopIt's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Vision boards are making the rounds in entrepreneurial business.  Why not "learning to learn" think boards on one of ScoopIt's own curation blogs.  

Hmmm, add some color post-its for colleague to add their idea, and the local inspiration could be even more fun. ~  D

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Theories of Learning

Theories of Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Handy Infographic on where we've been.  Where we are going, scooping it when I find it.  ~  D

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:13 PM

We treat social constructivism as if it is new. Dewey and Montessori wrote about it over a century ago although they did not call it constructivism. The idea of using digital technologies and social media add a new twist to old ideas and it is important to inquire into what that means.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:03 PM

nicely succinct infographic on learning theories

Tom Short's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:58 PM

Nice overview of various learning theories; positioned against some new thinking about Networked learning theory.

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it


"Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.  Is sticking to content standards still appropriate?"


Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past.


....how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) teacher.


But PBL is the near-term solution. The ultimate destination is to align education with the requirements of a process-based world. 


Via MindShift


Via Stephanie Sandifer
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Intrigued by the question and the process-based recommendation.  What do you think?  ~  D

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10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video

10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Timing, Relationships, Relevance, Engagement and more.


From "Leaving to Learn"


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Well done!  These 10 student expectations are questions, EXCELLENT questions for adult as well as younger student educators and shed light on needs for business / learning innovation. ~ D

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How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.

Via  Duncan White
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Sounds holistic, integrated.  How cool is that for amping up the learning? ~ D

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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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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

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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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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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

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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Prezi Design Strategies

Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. Let me know what you think.


Via Baiba Svenca, michel verstrepen
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Prezi is a cool tool that "Zooms" into content, and provides a different experience for story telling.  Seeing "structure" and considering Marshall McLuhan's concept that the "medium is the message" may provide helpful insights here.  ~  Deb

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:11 AM

Must share with 7th grade students working on a Prezi project

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:32 PM

Els prezi vistos des de dins.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

Prezi is an amazing tool for clearning student thinking

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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   

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Tailored education?  No wonder it is hot!  ~ D

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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.

 

NOTE: To subscribe to the RSS feed of Amazing Science, copy http://www.scoop.it/t/amazing-science/rss.xml into the URL field of your browser and click "subscribe".

 

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


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

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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♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:58 AM

WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

Arturo Pereira's curator insight, August 12, 9:01 AM
The democratization of knowledge!
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Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com

Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Best-selling author William A. Donius shares what neuroscience has revealed about how we can learn to literally think differently to be more innovative.


The process of using the non-dominant hand, considering a question and allowing an answer to flow forth from that hand without consciously thinking about it, is in effect, walking yourself down a new garden path – a truly amazing experience. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

How to think differently, using your body in a different way, is VERY helpful to agile learning.  ~  D

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Deborah Long's curator insight, July 6, 2013 8:57 PM

Drawing on both sides of the brain particularly the non dominant side opens one to new experiences and ways of thinking.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 11, 2013 1:20 PM
Breaking through our patterned thinking is essential to adaptive and agile learning, esp. when we don't know what we don't know." Getting out of that comfort zone is a challenge, books like this help.
Free Your Mind's curator insight, July 31, 2013 1:00 AM

Neuroplasticity has proven that we can really re-train our brains for just about everything.  Given the right amount of effort and time you really can train yourself to react differently and be happier.  It's worth trying!

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7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning

7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

A smart learning shifts graphic realized by Terry Heick.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These concepts are are useful metaphors for looking at business today, especially moving away from institutional and compliance thinking to encouraging play (rather than compliance), connection and community. ~ D

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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

Via Gust MEES
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

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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12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting

12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Does the ideal creative situation feature options that are wide open with no limitations. Nope!
 

In actuality, this scenario would stifle most creative people. Here’s why…


1. Too many options cause paralysis

Limits tell us where to start, when to stop, and perhaps most importantly, what to ignore. 


2. A roadmap provides the clues that lead to solutions

Defined parameters act as guideposts that help channel creativity in a focused way...


3. Give a creative person a box and they will find a way out of it    ... it is simply amazing how often it transforms into a pleasurable, stimulating adventure in otherwise unchartered waters. 


- See more at: http://www.redesign2.com/1/post/2013/06/12-paradoxical-reasons-why-creative-limitations-are-not-limiting.html#sthash.VbiF2kdO.dpuf


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Photo credit:  Deb Nystrom

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good fences are not really just about "good neighbors" but really about playing to the edge using ALL of the space for whatever game could be imagined, and then some.  ~  D


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Christi Krug's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:10 PM

You need a box, in order to get yourself out of it.

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Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics

Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

From:  Frontiers in Neurorobotics and Frontiers in Cognitive Science is sharing~ state-of-the-art research ... driven by intrinsic motivations.


  • How do motivations drive learning?
  • How are complex skills built up from a foundation of simpler competencies?
  • What are the neural and computational bases for intrinsically motivated learning?
  • What is the contribution of intrinsic motivations to wider cognition? 


Autonomous development and lifelong open-ended learning are hallmarks of intelligence.


Higher mammals, and especially humans, engage in activities that do not appear to directly serve the goals of survival, reproduction, or material advantage.   Rather, a large part of their activity is intrinsically motivated - behavior driven by curiosity, play, interest in novel stimuli and surprising events, autonomous goal-setting, and the pleasure of acquiring new competencies.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Neurorobotics and intrinsic motivation, quite the combo in this piece.  ~ D

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What We're Learning from Online Education: Daphne Koller & Coursera, TED

"Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn."

With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.


With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them. Bio:
http://www.ted.com/speakers/daphne_ko...


Via Rebecca Frazee
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The revolution in learning is coming.  The data is already there.  The business models are about to come into being.  ~  D

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College for all, the Credits are Coming | McKinsey

College for all, the Credits are Coming | McKinsey | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Open online courses are changing higher education. Traditional colleges face dangers—and opportunities. A McKinsey & Company article.


The key question is how quickly these MOOCs will offer not just a breakthrough mode of learning for the enterprising and the curious but also bona fide credentials that students seek because employers value them.


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Once a sufficient infrastructure ...is in place—we’ll enter a new world.

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Early signs: Coursera recently announced that five of its courses have been approved for undergraduate credit by the American Council on Education.


Colorado State University’s Global Campus has started giving credit for the introductory computer-programming course offered by Udacity if the student passes a proctored exam, even though Stanford (where the company’s founders teach) does not itself offer credit for the course.


Once a sufficient infrastructure of credible exams and assessments around MOOCs is in place—and edX and Udacity students start taking proctored exams at hundreds of regional test centers—we’ll enter a new world.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The signs, they are appearing, along with the low graduation rates in traditional institutions.  Adaptive, self-paced learning is showing up here.  The article has useful pros and cons and depth writing about the trends.  ~  Deb

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Avoiding 3 Blended Learning Mistakes and the Future of OnLine Learning

Avoiding 3 Blended Learning Mistakes and the Future of OnLine Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Adapting a course to a blended learning format is not difficult.  Avoiding these three common errors helps."


1) Simply using an existing segment of the course for the live component.

    

2) Reusing existing content unedited
  • If students don’t see the connection between both the online and in class components, their level of participation tends to decline.
    
3) Using the wrong medium for the content

In a recent report, the National Education Organization (NEA) stated that by 2019, researchers predict that 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online.


It’s easy to discount these figures as they are representative of education, not the corporate training environment. But keep in mind that these students will be fully conversant with blended learning concepts and applications having received a good part of their education in a blended format. 


In five to ten years, they will be competing for the same training dollars as you.


Via Brian Bridges, michel verstrepen
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Good basics, good context on why this matters.  ~  Deb

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The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche

The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Marina Gorbis identifies unique human skills [that] should be the core of any public education program.


  • Sensemaking
  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Moral and ethical reasoning


As Gorbis write... “Learning is Social”.


We need to learn how to work better with machines, letting machines do what they are good at.


Gorbis shows how machines and average people can outperform experts at playing chess. 


“Weak human + machine + better process

was superior to a strong computer alone

and, more remarkably,superior to a

strong human + machine + inferior process.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Sensemaking of MOOCs and adaptive learning.  Trust a smart process.  ~ Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:38 PM

It's not just the skills, it's the social and the process, lest all the talk about MOOCs and universities and skill training lead to engineering and accounting.  ~  Deb

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A Flipped University, the Minerva Project Wins Leading Stanford Scholar

A Flipped University, the Minerva Project  Wins Leading Stanford Scholar | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"This is a dream opportunity to create a university of the 21st century that takes advantage of what we know about the science of learning and motivation...[and] to integrate technology in a sensible way into a novel curriculum. It's really a chance to get it right without the constraints faced by most universities."


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Minerva is, in some ways, an even more audacious experiment than a free MOOC because it's aiming right at the heart of the elite university experience. 

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The Minerva Project, which made headlines and raised eyebrows in higher education with a $25 million seed round from Benchmark Capital last year, has appointed Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn as the Founding Dean of the university.


...they are excited about applying Kosslyn's extensive research in the science of learning, motivation, and cognition to a "blank slate" on which the collegiate experience can be re-imagined and realized."



Minerva is, in some ways, an even more audacious experiment than a free MOOC because it's aiming right at the heart of the elite university experience. 


Every course will be delivered via a flipped model where students are expected to do readings and videos prior to joining a Minerva professor for a real-time, online seminar capped at 25 students.


...Minerva is utilizing technology for real-time, distance learning to deliver instruction within the structures of a pre-defined curriculum and off-campus experience. And for "less than half of the tuition of Ivy Leagues," boasts Nelson.



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I'm intrigued to see if the flipped classroom and the blank slate will break through the old, rigid models of higher education.  Staying tuned.  ~  Deb

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susangautsch's comment, April 2, 2013 10:35 PM
yes, but I think they address many of the value points that come with a traditional college experience (i.e. rite of passage to adulthood, intense relationships with peers, lifelong network, study abroad experience, etc.) with new value points never before possible (scaled access to internationally recognized faculty, extensive global experience, and lower cost.) One could say they can't decide, or that their choosing to take the strong components of all the options and merging it into one. ... As you say, we'll see how it pans out in 2015 ... well, probably best to wait til 2020 giving them room to falter and grow.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, April 25, 2013 11:55 AM
All good points about the 4 year paradigm (some college's have allowed a BA in 3 years.) Using current motivation and learning science, and lessons from MOOC's, with elite leadership should still help advance the model. I'm intrigued and hopeful they can make it work.
Anne Fox's curator insight, April 27, 2013 6:03 AM

Yet another MOOC model but this time, one which may mark an equilibrium between free and outrageously expensive.

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Getting Stronger through Stress: Making Black Swans Work for You

Getting Stronger through Stress: Making Black Swans Work for You | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"...our focus in modern times on removing or minimizing randomness has actually had the perverse effect of increasing fragility."



Excerpts - Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: 


...we all need to find ways to harness the power of randomness, volatility and extreme events to help us grow and develop more of our potential.


Focusing on Black Swans


Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes about black swans [including] three books: Fooled by RandomnessThe Black Swan and, now, Antifragile.


Black Swans, in Taleb’s parlance, are “large-scale unpredictable and irregular events of massive consequence.’


The latest book focuses on approaches that enable us to thrive from high levels of volatility, and particularly those unexpected extreme events.

It...willl...prove infuriating to most of our economic, educational and political elites, for he argues that these elites have played a major role in making us increasingly vulnerable to volatility and Black Swans.


...The quest for antifragility

The real opportunity, in Taleb’s view, is to learn and grow from volatility and unexpected events – not to return to where you were, but to become even better as a result of the exposure and experience.   


He makes an important point: biological systems in nature are inherently antifragile – they are constantly evolving and growing stronger as a result of random events. In contrast, man-made systems tend to be fragile, they are the ones that have a hard time coping with random events.  


Taleb highlights a key paradox: our focus in modern times on removing or minimizing randomness has actually had the perverse effect of increasing fragility.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Resilience, Robustness? - Nope.  The blog author references another author who uses nature to describe "Antifragility."   I see a parallel with the concept of Agile systems, including learning agility and "unlearning."  ~  Deb


Photo credit:  by Tamsin Slater, Flickr CC

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:00 PM

This post was originally Scooped in Agile Learning.  It also seems a very useful perspective for Change Management Resources with the concept "Anti-Fragile" compared to resilience and resistance.  ~  Deb


Photo credit:  By Tamsin Slater

Harry Cannon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:25 AM

Are we becoming too risk averse, in projects and society? We seem less tolerant of failure, which makes us less able to deal with the setbacks that do occur.

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"Storyboard That" – a FREE Online Storyboard Creator

"Storyboard That" – a FREE Online Storyboard Creator | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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With Instagram and Pinterest illustrating the power of illustration, this tool may be very useful for supporting informal and formal learning, and you can't beat the price! ~  Deb

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