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Where does curation sit in e-learning?

Where does curation sit in e-learning? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Where does curation sit in all of this? Whilst blogging implies creating content or self-publishing, curation is aggregating content by one person for others – going out with a broom to sweep autum...

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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.”

 

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:58 AM

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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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Learnlets » Kris Duggan #LnDMeetup Gamification Mindmap

Learnlets » Kris Duggan #LnDMeetup Gamification Mindmap | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Kris Duggan spoke on gamification at the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology MeetUp. He talked about some successes at his Badging role and then his new initiative bringing gamification more intrinsically into organizations. He proposed five Goal Science rules that resonated with other principles I’ve heard for good organizations.

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Six Principles for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Faculty Development Center

Six Principles for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Faculty Development Center | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

This is an era of rapid transformation and heightened opportunities for Faculty Development Centers (FDCs). There is a growing realization that faculty development can be a crucial component in addressing some of the most significant challenges facing higher education, including technology’s impact on teaching, reliance on part-time and distance faculty, and student success.

Tightening higher education budgets, on the other hand, pose a significant threat to programs and centers that are unable to show the value of the services they provide. FDCs rarely operate under financial models that give them direct control over their budget, or that provide direct income-generating activities. It is vital, therefore, for FDC leaders to demonstrate the value of what they do to those who control the budget process. Outcomes-based assessment is a powerful tool that can be used to evaluate and improve the services FDCs provide while simultaneously communicating the value of what they do.

Outputs vs. Outcomes
Output-based evaluation assesses direct products, particularly the volume of activities in which one is engaged. FDCs that evaluate themselves solely by the number of workshops they provide, or by the number of participants in their events, are measuring an output. While there is definite value in knowing that information, it provides no direct indication of its worth to participants, nor any indication that change of any sort happened as a result of that activity. Outcomes-based evaluations, on the other hand, assess changes in the behavior or attitudes of the participants themselves. Here are the general principles I recommend when developing and using outcomes-based assessment:

Principle 1: Identify the key organizational goals for your center
Principle 2: Identify two or three outcomes for each organizational goal
Principle 3: Identify ways to collect data relevant to the outcomes chosen above
Principle 4: Understand the limitations of your data
Principle 5: Use the data to improve
Principle 6: Use the data to tell your story

 

 

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30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom

30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
September 14, 2014
Now that the new school year started and that students are back to their 'formal' learning mode and everything seems to be unfolding as planned, it is time to pause and think...

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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.


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How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

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Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC?

Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

From the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement:


"Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) shift the focus of school reform from restructuring to reculturing (Louis, 2006). A PLC is an ongoing process used to establish a schoolwide culture that develops teacher leadership explicitly focused on building and sustaining school improvement efforts. Generally, PLCs are composed of teachers, although administrators and support staff routinely participate (Bolam, McMahon, Stoll, Thomas, & Wallace, 2005; Huffman, 2000). In some schools, PLCs are extended to community members and students, as appropriate (Stoll, Bolam, McMahon, Wallace, & Thomas, 2006; Stoll & Louis, 2007). Through participation in PLCs, teachers enhance their leadership capacity while they work as members of ongoing, high-performing, collaborative teams that focus on improving student learning (Rentfro, 2007). "


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The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki

The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

by Dov Herzberg

 

How many do you know or follow?


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Brain Inflammation Dramatically Disrupts Memory Retrieval Networks

Brain Inflammation Dramatically Disrupts Memory Retrieval Networks | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

A new study provides additional insight into the cognitive losses often seen as a result of chemotherapy and in some autoimmune diseases.

 

Brain inflammation can rapidly disrupt our ability to retrieve complex memories of similar but distinct experiences, according to UC Irvine neuroscientists Jennifer Czerniawski and John Guzowski.

Their study – which appears today in The Journal of Neuroscience – specifically identifies how immune system signaling molecules, called cytokines, impair communication among neurons in the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for discrimination memory. The findings offer insight into why cognitive deficits occurs in people undergoing chemotherapy and those with autoimmune or neurodegenerative diseases.

 

Increased cytokine levels in the hippocampus only affected complex discrimination memory, the type that lets us differentiate among generally similar experiences – what we did at work or ate at dinner, for example. The image is for illustrative purposes only and shows a hippocampal brain slice from a rat. Credit Semiconscious.


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How to start a movement

How to start a movement | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
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Can Training to Become Ambidextrous Improve Brain Function?

Can Training to Become Ambidextrous Improve Brain Function? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Although teaching people to become ambidextrous has been popular for centuries, this practice does not appear to improve brain function, and it may even harm our neural development.

Calls for ambidexterity were especially prominent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For instance, in the early 20th century English propagandist John Jackson established the Ambidextral Culture Society in pursuit of universal ambidexterity and “two-brainedness” for the betterment of society.

This hype died down in the mid-20th century as benefits of being ambidextrous failed to materialize. Given that handedness is apparent early in life and the vast majority of people are right-handed, we are almost certainly dextral by nature. Recent evidence even associated being ambidextrous from birth with developmental problems, including reading disability and stuttering. A study of 11-year-olds in England showed that those who are naturally ambidextrous are slightly more prone to academic difficulties than either left- or right-handers. Research in Sweden found ambidextrous children to be at a greater risk for developmental conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Another study, which my colleagues and I conducted, revealed that ambidextrous children and adults both performed worse than left- or right-handers on a range of skills, especially in math, memory retrieval and logical reasoning.

These effects are slight, but the risks of training to become ambidextrous may cause similar difficulties. 


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Publishing with iBooks Author

Publishing with iBooks Author | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author....

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Curated articles at the tap of a tag: E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine:

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 9, 8:17 PM

Click through to an interactive graphic built using ThingLink.  

 

Click a few tags to see how Scoop.it dynamically assembles a magazine based on your choice of tags.

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Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet

Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Brain-to-brain communication was achieved recently using brain-computer interfaces, computer-brain interfaces, electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings and the internet. The developers of this brain-to-brain communication system demonstrated the transmission of information between conscious human brains without use of motor or peripheral sensory systems. This means that the information was sent from one mind to another mind without talking […]

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Donald J Bolger's curator insight, September 11, 9:33 AM

I'm not saying that this will not some day be possible, but I'll file this one with the flying car.  We still drive 4-wheeled vehicles as we have a hundred years ago.

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The Successful eLearning Professionals [Infographic]

The Successful eLearning Professionals [Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ...


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Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning – Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s premier research universities with almost 60,000 students. It usually features within the top 30 universities worldwide in university rankings.

For the last 18 months, UBC has been developing a comprehensive strategy for teaching and learning for the future, and last week issued a report on its vision and how it plans to implement that vision. Although Flexible Learning is the term UBC has chosen to describe this strategy, it is in fact far more comprehensive and wide ranging than just blended or fully online learning. It is really about the transformation of teaching and learning in response to local, regional and global changes and challenges, based on a substantial amount of prior research, internal discussion, and input from external consultants (declaration of interest: I played a very small part in some of the early discussions of strategy).

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Top universities 'are the richest'

Top universities 'are the richest' | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Money is key to being a top university, suggests analysis by Times Higher Education magazine, ahead of its 2014 world university rankings.

The UK had 31 universities in the top 200 last year but the leading 20 were dominated by wealthy US institutions.

The magazine says the average top-200 university has plenty of money and strong international links.

The Million+ group, funded by newer UK universities, said the "perspective" of the rankings was "very limited".

Times Higher says its analysis will help universities and countries that are aiming to reach the global peak of higher education.

Its top 200 ranking, due at the beginning of October, aims to identify the world's best 1% of universities

The analysis found the average top 200 university has 19% international students, hires 20% of staff from abroad and has at least one international co-author on 43% of published research papers.

 

On average they have just under 12 students to one member of academic staff.

 

Their annual income - from government grants, student fees, investments and commercial fees - is worth worth some $750,000 per academic, says Times Higher.

 

Around a third of this is generated from research contracts in the form of government grants and fees from industry and commerce.

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MindMeister for Education: Teaching and Studying with Online Mind Mapping

Try a live demo on http://www.mindmeister.com/ We offer great discounts for students, educators and academic institutions. Sign up for one of our education p...

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Il mio strumento di mind mapping preferito e come lo si può utilizzare per l'educazione, molto interessante soprattutto la seconda parte per gli educatori, mentre la prima è di interesse generale

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Il mio strumento di mind mapping preferito e come lo si può utilizzare per l'educazione, molto interessante soprattutto la seconda parte per gli educatori, mentre la prima è di interesse generale

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QUODL - Quality of Online & Distance Education

QUODL - Quality of Online & Distance Education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

From Peter Condon's blogThe Rules of e-Learning: Never Compromise on Quality I have seen numerous questions and comments on Linkedin from Instructional Designers, L&D professionals, Trainers, Teachers and others about the diminishing quality of e-learning.  We have a multitude of quality standards for e-learning - sometimes I think there are too many! There seem to be equally large numbers of organisations that propose, support and champion e-learning quality.  Yet so many discussions, blogs and other comments bring up the poor quality of e-learning, I have to wonder about the efficacy of the current provision and support for quality in e-learning.


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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Important research compiled on the effects of students multitasking while learning shows that they are losing depth of learning, getting mentally fatigued, and are weakening their ability to transfer what they have learned to other subjects and situations.

 

Educators as well as students have noticed how schoolwork suffers when attention is split between homework and a buzzing smartphone. Many students, like Alex Sifuentes, who admit to multitasking while studying, know the consequences well. “When I was grounded for a couple of months and didn’t have my phone, I got done extra early with homework,” Sifuentes wrote in response to Annie Murphy Paul’s article, “How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?”

 

 

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Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog

Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

In our brains, we have two types of memory. One is our working memory, which we use to process new information. The capacity of our working memory is quite limited so it can only handle so much before it becomes overloaded. The second is our long-term memory, which is where we store information from our working memory and where we retrieve that information from later. Within our long-term memory, information is organised into schemas, which are organisational frameworks of storage (like filing cabinets). Not exceeding working memory capacity will result in greater transfer of information into long-term memory.

 

CLT proposes that there are three types of cognitive load:


- Intrinsic: this is the level of complexity inherent in the material being studied. There isn’t much that we can do about intrinsic cognitive load; some tasks are more complex than others so will have different levels of intrinsic cognitive load.


- Extraneous: this is cognitive load imposed by non-relevant elements that require extra mental processing e.g. decorative pictures, animations etc. that add nothing to the learning experience.


-  Germane: these are elements that allow cognitive resources to be put towards learning i.e. assist with information processing.

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Why Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Why Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The Why Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic presents Handwriting facts about that show that Handwriting increases brain activity and retention
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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs - by Stephen Downes


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Little bit peculiar to me. But anyway it is worth to take a look.

 

조금 심오하고 별나 보이기는 하지만 한편으로는 공감가는 부분도 있을 듯.... 

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The Future of Data Storage [Infographic]

The Future of Data Storage [Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Ebuyer has prepared an infographic outlining how data storage has progressed so far and where it is heading.

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Antoine Knockaert's curator insight, September 12, 11:25 PM

A little bit humoristic but ... maybe !

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Andrew Stewart, Esq.'s curator insight, September 14, 3:32 PM

The  evolution of data storage has been very interesting to watch, I can remember buying audio tapes, then compact disks, them digital music downloads, now we are entering into a new technology like Trent Reznor's Beats, which allows full access to any and all music for a relatively small fee.


Other types of Data storage have evolved even more dynamically, evidenced by the following infographic.

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The MOOC 2.0 will provide scaling for the second phase — the learning phase — by scaling 1-on-1, face-to-face learning. Indeed, the technology is already in place and widely available: video chat. Interestingly, a quick web search for face-to-face learning paints a clear picture of the status quo: it’s face-to-face learning versusonline learning. Is it not obvious that face-to-face learning can occur online as well?


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Scientists Map White Matter Connections Within the Human Brain

Scientists Map White Matter Connections Within the Human Brain | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers develop new technology which allows for more accurate mapping of the connections within white matter tissue in the human brain.

 

Roughly 100 trillion connections between neurons make it possible for the brain to function. Psychology Professor Brian Wandell’s group has devised a technique for mapping these connections with greater accuracy than ever before.

 

Two different algorithms produce two very different estimates of the shape of the same white matter connection in Franco Pestilli’s brain. The LiFE software, developed in the Wandell Lab, aims to produce more precise estimates. Credit Wandell Lab.


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The Principle(s) of Active Learning

Slides to support a conversation about active learning at the Intel Visionary Conference. 25 April 2013.
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