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The Awesome Science of Mindmapping

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Mindmapping is a very serious and well researched subject, or art … or something .

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence

 

 

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“The real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.”

 

Great Talk!

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:58 PM

Worth watching..

Laurent Picard's curator insight, January 22, 12:22 PM

Une vidéo trés intéressante (et amusante) où Ken Robinson parle du système éducatif américain. Mais ses propos s'appliquent aussi au notre...

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School by Neil Postman - EbookNetworking.net

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, a book by Neil Postman (The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School/Neil Postman #books http://t.co/lQOPfOmx07)...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, Today, 12:24 PM

What is interesting is that Neil Postman felt that the indiscriminate use of digital technologies was a problem. He understood it was necessary to use and implement digital technologies, but not without deep questioning and deep thought.

 

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Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics

Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"How much of our intelligence is a genetic gift or the product of hard work is difficult, perhaps impossible, to know for sure. But for our brains to perform their best, new research suggests, it’s better to believe that effort trumps heredity."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 9:40 PM

As teachers many of believe it is important to teach students about growth mindset. This research provides additional information about the value of doing this. Quoting the last paragraph from this article in Time:

"The takeaway: How we’re predisposed to think about problems changes the way our brains handle them. Beyond the abilities we’ve inherited, the most important factor in achievement may be believing that it’s within reach."

If you are interested in more information on growth mindset search for the term in this Scoop.it. There are quite a few articles and videos that are appropriate to share with students.

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6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together

6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Education is a pretty hot-button issue for so many people out there. The issues in education are numerous and varied, and interestingly, many people find themselves feeling pretty strongly about one or two issues, and could take or leave many of the others. So whether special needs students, public funding, gender equality in education, or …

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 19, 12:22 PM

Who doesn't love TED talks?

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Personal Learning in a Connected World: Learning and Performance Supp…

This presentation outlines the NRC's Learning and Performance Support Systems program as an instance of a personal learning environment. It situates this program in a context where education depends on the development and refinement of critical literacies, which are in turn fostered by the interactive and communicative capacities of the PLE. Presented at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Does Discussion Make a Difference? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here’s the scenario: Students are taking a chemical thermodynamics course. The instructor solicits clicker responses to a conceptually based multiple-choice question. Students answer individually, write a brief explanation in support of their answer, and indicate how confident they are that their answer is correct. They are then encouraged to discuss their answers with two or three (self-selected) other students. After that discussion, they have the opportunity to change their answer if they wish, write another explanation for the answer, and once again indicate their degree of confidence in their answer. Do you think that discussion would make a difference—particularly, would it make a difference in their understanding of the concept?

That’s the protocol students followed in the research referenced below. In one cohort, students saw how the rest of the class answered the question before their discussion, and in a second cohort they did not.

The results came down pretty substantially on the side of discussion. “A statistically significant number of students who originally had the correct multiple-choice answer had a higher value code assigned to their explanation after group discussion, and therefore demonstrated more explicit understanding of difficult concepts in chemical thermodynamics.” (p. 1,482) In other words, even though they had correctly answered the question after discussing it with peers, students had a richer understanding of the answer. The same was true for students who initially answered the question incorrectly. Regardless of whether they corrected their answer or answered incorrectly again, in both cases they improved the code value of their explanations. Only when students changed a correct answer to an incorrect one did the code value of their explanations decline. However, the number of students who changed correct answers was small compared to the number who changed from incorrect to correct answers.
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Visual Content Is Shaping the Future of Social Media [Infographic]

Visual Content Is Shaping the Future of Social Media [Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Visual content is exploding on social media, with sites like Pinterest and Vine leading the charge.

Even Twitter, which started as a place to post short and simple messages, now has images for a more visual experience. Indeed, the future of digital media is upon us — and it’s rich with visual content.

According to an infographic from Oracle, there are five tweets per second that include a Vine link. The acquisitions of Tumblr and Vizify point to an increased interest in interactive media and infographics, with Yahoo investing in visual media.


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Michelle Smith's curator insight, September 19, 1:29 PM

Social media used to be about text that grabbed consumers attention. Now, its all about the visuals and text doesn't matter as much. According to this article our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Depending on whom you are targeting, visuals may be the best bet. For example, if you are targeting B2C, you should consider using things such as Vine to grab the consumers attention because they are much more responsive to that. If you are targeting B2B, it is best to stick with text-like options such as Linkedin. When marketing, it is important to take into consideration whom your target market is before you put together a marketing plan. You never know, they may want to see more visuals. 

Charlotte Mace de Gastines's curator insight, September 19, 3:34 PM

Global trend : the power of visual content

mcgrawmarketing's curator insight, Today, 8:09 AM

You know how much I loathe infographics...but this one was easy to read and made sense.  I would suggest that "All social networks should be considered" but unless you have unlimited resources, you might want to test and prioritize and invest where the greatest return is generated.  (Sorry, I work with firms much smaller than Oracle, about $38 billion, so they tend to have fewer resources.)  ;)

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If you still think curation doesn't add value, watch this music video

This guy created a remix of 23 music videos from YouTube to create awesomeness.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, September 18, 8:11 PM

Ever since we started working on content curation, we've had this question: is content curation adding value? Is it stealing? Is it repeating like a parrot?


And ever since we started, we've seen more and more examples of how the remix culture is becoming a massive trend. 


Just like good DJ's, good content curators are creating something new out of the existing by not only aggregating but giving new meaning to content. 


This video made me speechless. Isn't it amazing?

Andrew Federici's curator insight, September 18, 8:30 PM

Great example of how content curation is changing the world.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, September 19, 4:45 AM

Een creatieve manier van content curation!

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Pedagogy, Prophecy, and Disruption

Pedagogy, Prophecy, and Disruption | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Without consideration of its past, present, or future, critical digital pedagogy may become irrelevant before it begins in earnest. The forces of neoliberalism that critical pedagogues hoped to expose and remove have become extremely adept at moving into digital spaces. Online institutions run by for-profit companies attract students from vulnerable populations —  the very populations that critical pedagogues aspire to help. For-profit institutions are often a mixed bag, at best, for these students, but more public and nonprofit institutions model their online offerings to compete with for-profit models. While some professors and academics have resisted changes, the classes they’ve protected were upper-division seminars rather than developmental or basic courses. Educational experiences that create common ground rather than career or academic tracks have migrated into spaces for efficiency, thus reducing traditional liberal arts and sciences to more closely resemble for-profit colleges’ career-focused format.

 

The rise of the for-profit online classroom is well documented, and the expansion of for-profit education, in part, is the result of various decisions made by higher education institutions. While elite institutions were mostly preserved, public schools, especially community colleges, were hurt by the expansion of online education. Spaces for critical, engaged learning in communities gave way to large digital spaces driven by profit motivations. Some of these institutions are starting to falter, and the space for these failures allow for a critical digital pedagogy to enter online spaces. However, critical digital pedagogues need to consider how they can make critical pedagogy resonate with the public, and use critical theory to examine digital tools and new methods.


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Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

 

Very interesting, a MUST READ!

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 18, 10:49 AM

Very interesting, a MUST READ!


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 18, 12:39 PM

Who is listening? That is the key question.

 

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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

 

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

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Opening Up the LMS Walled Garden

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In yesterday’s post I described where I (and many others) see the LMS market heading in terms of interoperability. At the same time, the LMS does a very poor job at providing a lot of the learning technologies desired by … Continue reading →

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For top universities, students come second - Telegraph

For top universities, students come second - Telegraph | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Universities are increasingly complex, multibillion-pound organisations in which teaching comes a distant second on the priority list

 

Even those compiling the university rankings do not hide the fact that undergraduates matter little in the great scheme of things. QS’s listings, for example, are weighted heavily towards “reputation” (50 per cent of which is derived from a large-scale survey of academics and employers). The only gesture towards the undergraduate experience is the “faculty/student ratio”. But that simple measure tells us nothing about the quality of the experience, the value of the degree – or your chances of getting a job afterwards. QS admitted as much in a report accompanying the tables, saying that “genuine measures of teaching quality on a global scale are almost certainly unobtainable”.

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Learning {RE}imagined - Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy

Learning {RE}imagined - Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Here is an excerpt from my interview. Robinson draws parallels between “big education”, “big pharma” and even “big tobacco”, suggesting that there is gold in maintaining the status quo for those who stand to benefit financially. He says:

“I do think we live under a tyranny of testing. I think there’s no question about that. It’s not totally benign. An interesting parallel to me is the drug industry. Depression is now a worldwide epidemic. It’s anticipated that within about 20 years, according to the World Health Organisation, I’m told, that depression will be the single largest cause of mortality among human populations. Depression.

Well, the drug companies profit hugely from depression and all that kind of related, ancillary commercial interests. It doesn’t seem to me that they’re very keen to cure depression. Why would they? It’s not that the people who produce acid reflux pills out trying to cure acid reflux. They want you to keep taking it, so you can keep buying their products.

Like cigarette manufacturers aren’t trying to wean you off cigarettes. There’s a kind of benign view of testing which is that it fulfils necessary purposes in relation to keeping track of standards, accountability in providing certification and qualifications for progress through the system. There’s a benign way of looking at them saying, well, it meets those important purposes in education, and there’s something to be said about that. What’s also true is it’s a massively profitable enterprise for all publishers. It’s one of the engines of the education economy.“

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Researchers Track the Rise and Fall of Brain Volume Throughout Life

Researchers Track the Rise and Fall of Brain Volume Throughout Life | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Stanford scientists have shown how the brain changes throughout life, and created a standard curve that can be used to assess whether patients are maturing and aging normally. This resource could help diagnose or monitor people with mental health conditions, learning delays or other diseases.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, Today, 1:23 PM

I love great uses for new technologies!

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Has Close Reading Gone Amok? (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris

Has Close Reading Gone Amok? (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
In this post we examine IRA's WHAT'S HOT results, which leads us to wonder if close reading has gone amok.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, Today, 6:11 AM

I really liked the quote, "This oversimplification of a sophisticated process, which involves trying to reduce close reading to a few objective responses in a workbook, is what often happens in education..." Close reading is no exception. Student, quite simply, need time to practice complicated skills. If scaffolding and worksheets are involved, then they need time to practice these skills AFTER the scaffolding has been taken away.

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Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content? - YouTube

3rd place winner on the "Why Open Education Matters" contest of the US Dept. of Education http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/07/why-open-education-matters-video-com...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 19, 3:48 PM

Really nice, simple video - gets the message across.  How can we apply this to MOOCs for example? 

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Benefits of Using HTML5 for E-learning Development – An Infographic

Benefits of Using HTML5 for E-learning Development – An Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
HTML5 – a technology that has taken the eLearning development world by storm. What makes this latest web paradigm the hottest topic of discussion? How can HTML5 be used to develop better eLearning courses? Check out this info-graphic for more details
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The Evolution Of The Employee

The Evolution Of The Employee | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is [...]

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This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is [...]


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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The 2,462 educators surveyed, who were either Advanced Placement teachers or National Writing Project teachers, largely agreed that technology positively impacts students with their writing, personal expression, and creativity, and facilitates collaboration. The ability to share work with a wider audience beyond the classroom is particularly engaging, with 96 percent of teachers responding that digital technologies make it more possible.

“The results definitely indicate mixed impacts on students writing, many positives and many negatives,” said Kristen Purcell, lead author of the Pew study, The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing Is Taught in Schools. “But we got the sense that teachers felt able to address the negatives, and take advantage of the positives.”
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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

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Revealing The Awesome Truth About Hackers

Revealing The Awesome Truth About Hackers | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Norse offers proactive security solutions, based on our global "dark intelligence" platform, to defend against today's advanced threats.

 

A MUST READ!

 


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Connectivism, Enculturation, Potlucks

Stephen Downes (2011) offered a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach--or, rather, to facilitate--learning about connectivism.  (Connectivism is, to put it crudely, the notion that learning ta...

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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now - YouTube

Your brain may never be the same! Watch our Q&A: http://youtu.be/thYzq0TEwbs

 

AsapSCIENCE has created this video that demonstrates the 5 ways social media is altering your brain - sometimes in ways that aren’t all that different from being addicted to drugs.

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Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There’s A Website To Prove It -

Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There’s A Website To Prove It - | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Remember that scene in Minority Report, where Tom Cruise is on the run from the law, but is unable to avoid detection because everywhere he goes there are constant retina scans feeding his location back to a central database? That’s tomorrow. Today, Google is tracking wherever your smartphone goes, and putting a neat red dot on a map to mark the occasion.

 

You can find that map here. All you need to do is log in with the same account you use on your phone, and the record of everywhere you’ve been for the last day to month will erupt across your screen like chicken pox.

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But! Before you worry too much, we can tell you this: There is a way to disable it now and even erase your past history map. So all is not lost. We are all about solutions here at natural cures, we weren’t about to let you walk away upset without a solution!

 

 

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Welcome to eLearning Guidelines | eLearning Guidelines

Welcome to eLearning Guidelines | eLearning Guidelines | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

The eLearning guidelines (eLg) have been developed to assist the tertiary sector in its engagement with eLearning. The guidelines offer prompts for reflection from five perspectives - the learner, teacher, manager, organisational leader and quality assurance body.  When considering one of these perspectives in the eLearning and eTeaching process, the guidelines assist the designing, implementing and enhancing of your practice to ensure thoughtful and intentional eLearning provision.

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