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Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian

Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
This semester, a large Princeton course will integrate online lectures for the first time. Students in COS 226: Algorithms and Data Structures will experience some ...
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Princeton combines regular courses with MOOCs

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Bibblio's partnership with the Open University

Bibblio's partnership with the Open University | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Bibblio, a new social learning platform which allows anyone to view and share free learning materials such as videos, slides and audio, has established a partnership with the Open University, which already has over 700 videos and 300 audio files on the platform.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 5): Racing to the Past

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 5): Racing to the Past | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Part 5 of a timely reflection of an Oriental scholar about the tragedy to which the PISA models are dragging global education.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 3): Creating Illusory Models of Excellence

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 3): Creating Illusory Models of Excellence | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Part 3 of a timely reflection of an Oriental scholar about the tragedy to which the PISA models are dragging global education.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 1): Romanticizing Misery

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 1): Romanticizing Misery | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Part 1 of a timely reflection of an Oriental scholar about the tragedy to which the PISA models are dragging global education.

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PISA and Illusory Models of Excellence

PISA and Illusory Models of Excellence | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao, who was born and educated in China, is a sharp critic of standardized testing. This article is the third in a series in which he criticizes PISA for misleading the world and promoting st...
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A wise Oriental opinion on the dangers of the PISA paranoia.

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MOOC Report 4: A List Of Free Online Courses

MOOC Report 4: A List Of Free Online Courses | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
MOOC Report 4: A List Of Free Online Courses
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A List Of Free Online Courses

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Khan Academy: The Illusion of Understanding (Part 1)

Khan Academy: The Illusion of Understanding (Part 1) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Video Courses, Authentic Understanding, and the Illusion of Understanding

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Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young

Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it

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Assessment - Rubrics for Teachers

Assessment - Rubrics for Teachers | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, podcast, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other web 2.0 projects.

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Assessing Student Relationships

Assessing Student Relationships | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
In this third post in my series about comprehensive student assessment, I will tackle the second of the four quadrants of assessment (learning, relationships, resiliencies and behaviors). While
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Third post in an interesting sequence devoted to alternative ways of  assessing (students and everyone).

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A Case for Holistic Assessment of Students (and Everyone)

A Case for Holistic Assessment of Students (and Everyone) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
We’re stuck with standardized tests, and that’s a bad thing. Standardized tests are, at best, only intermediary steps to measuring everything we should be to more accurately determine a person’s
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First post in an interesting sequence devoted to alternative ways of  assessing (students and everyone).
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7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom

7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
"The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging."
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9 Tools For Using Wikipedia in the Classroom

9 Tools For Using Wikipedia in the Classroom | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Pierre Levy
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How Psychologists are Using Wikipedia in the Classroom (and How it Could be Used in Other Disciplines)
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Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love

Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
"Labels are distancing phenomena. They push us away from each other."

In the winter of 1969, shortly after a young woman he considered on
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A most inspiring post by MAria Popova on education on the education to conformity we are giving our children.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 4): Misleading the World

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 4): Misleading the World | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Part 4 of a timely reflection of an Oriental scholar about the tragedy to which the PISA models are dragging global education.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 2): Glorifying Educational Authoritarianism

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 2): Glorifying Educational Authoritarianism | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
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Part 2 of a timely reflection of an Oriental scholar about the tragedy to which the PISA models are dragging global education.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy
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An interesting map of the main learning theories and their creators.

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Alice Maria Costa's curator insight, April 20, 8:22 AM

Teorias de Aprendizagem ea Aprendizagem AMBIENTES EM do Século XXI

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Nice summary of many learning theories in one place!

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 12:13 PM

This is truly one mindmap that takes sometime to comprehend. 

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Educación Disruptiva: "Habitar el aula: afectos, espacios y humor" (Fundación Telefónica)

Educación Disruptiva: "Habitar el aula: afectos, espacios y humor" (Fundación Telefónica) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
La cuarta sesión de la Escuela de Educación Disruptiva (EED) abordará la importancia de adaptar los entornos físicos y crear aulas que fomenten el aprendizaje entre los estudiantes. También se valorará la importancia de generar un ambiente positivo, con humor y afectividad para mejorar la motivación.

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Lia Goren's curator insight, March 24, 8:31 AM

Imperdibles conferencias

Uno de los problemas más graves que tenemos que solucionar para alcanzar una educación del siglo XXI, es abordar la realidad de que en el acto educativo además de utilizar la cabeza, utilizamos nuestro cuerpo. En muchas ocasiones, estudiantes y profesores pasamos cerca de ocho horas sentados en recintos cerrados durante tiempos gobernados por las prisas y sin que los sentimientos se contemplen como parte fundamental del proceso de aprendizaje. Para crear una educación diferente necesitamos:

Incorporar los afectos e integrar el humorAlargar los tiemposDiseñar nuevos espacios y usos del mobiliario

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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education

I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, or "MOOCs," require a lot of motivation—and sometimes, a thick skin.
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The Essential Elements of an Excellent Blog Post (infographic)

The Essential Elements of an Excellent Blog Post (infographic) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Writing a great blog post is like baking a cake -- make sure you always have these essential ingredients!
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Useful Blogging Tips for Academic Writers (Infographic)

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Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools

Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
A fun set of Applications (Many Free) for Project Based Teaching and Learning. The contemporary classroom can be rather different than what we were used to

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Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice

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Measuring Learning in Holistic Assessments

Measuring Learning in Holistic Assessments | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
In my last column, I argued that it is important to incorporate widely-used standardized testing within a broader, more holistic assessment framework in order to get better insight into student
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Second post in an interesting sequence devoted to alternative ways of  assessing (students and everyone).

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Art Makes You Smart

Art Makes You Smart | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
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Why expanding access to art should be a central part of any school’s curriculum (NY Times).

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Where do you build your Personal Learning Network? (FB, Twitter, Scoop.it)

Where do you build your Personal Learning Network? (FB, Twitter, Scoop.it) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
“Research into where teachers build personal learning networks and which platforms they choose.”
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