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Massive MOOC Grading Problem - Stanford HCI Group Tackles Peer Assessment

Massive MOOC Grading Problem - Stanford HCI Group Tackles Peer Assessment | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Peer assessment may lead to better learning outcomes. In his Human Computer Interface course, Scott Klemmer of th HCI Group found that students can be put to work reviewing their cohorts.

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As expected, the solution to the massive grading problem of MOOCs is to be found in the clever use of peer assessment. 

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Stanford researchers say school kids can do safe and simple biological experiments over the internet | Stanford News

Stanford researchers say school kids can do safe and simple biological experiments over the internet | Stanford News | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers have invented a remote-controlled system called the Biology Cloud Lab that enables teachers and students to design and observe experiments involving single-celled organisms.
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A promising example of the use of remote labs in education.
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Ayn Rand's Advice for Conquering Writer's Block

Ayn Rand's Advice for Conquering Writer's Block | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
The real reason it took her 13 years to finish her second (and most successful) novel.
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Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson

Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson shares his thoughts on student engagement and testing, the future of teacher education programs, and why vocational education matters.
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A talk with Sir Ken Robinson on his new book "Creative Schools" (Penguin, Apr 2015).

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Bibblio's partnership with the Open University

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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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Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia | Research | Intelligent Television

Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia | Research | Intelligent Television | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it


There is no doubt now that the video production community with new stakes in education is growing, as is the educational community with new stakes in video production.  Books will forever be important, and in-class, in-person instruction will forever be as essential to effective teaching as it is to parenting, but video has become the dominant communications medium of many of our lives, and screens – computer screens, cell phone screens, and tablets – the new, dominant form of information transmission.  


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9 must-have tools for online writers

9 must-have tools for online writers | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Seeking to root out clichés or overcome writer's block? There's an app—or some program—for that. Take a look.
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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools (The New York Review of Books)

The Myth of Chinese Super Schools (The New York Review of Books) | Alternative Ways of Learning | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao’s new book tells us that China has the best education system because it can produce the highest test scores. But, he says, it has the worst education system because those test scores are purchased by sacrificing creativity, divergent thinking, originality, and individualism.
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Test scores are purchased by sacrificing creativity, divergent thinking, originality, and individualism. 

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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
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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, 2014 11:22 AM

Teorias de Aprendizagem ea Aprendizagem AMBIENTES EM do Século XXI

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 29, 2014 3:09 PM

Nice summary of many learning theories in one place!

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 3:13 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, 2014 11:31 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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