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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

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Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

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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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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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What Are The Components of a Good LMS? | Your Training Edge ®

What Are The Components of a Good LMS? | Your Training Edge ® | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
LMSs have many features, and we have already looked at the features you should look for when choosing a LMS. We have also looked at how you should choose a LMS. However, now we need to know what parts usually make up a good LMS. It doesn’t do any good to jump into the market blind, with no idea as to what you’re looking for. With that in mind, we are now going to look at what the main components of a LMS are -or should be-.

There is no set rule as to what components should form a LMS, but there are a few that, if they were not present, would render the LMS useless. In the same vein of thought, these components -or lack thereof- might make an argument as to whether the system was a LMS or not.
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Guidelines for the Development of a Quality Assurance (QA) Framework…

Guidelines for the Development of a Quality Assurance (QA) Framework for Open, Distance and eLearning Programmes AVU Quality Assurance Framework Workshop Dr B…

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It's time to shift discussion of 'online learning' to 'digital strategy' (essay) | InsideHigherEd

It's time to shift discussion of 'online learning' to 'digital strategy' (essay) | InsideHigherEd | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

It’s taken decades, but educational technology is finally beginning to change the way we think about education itself -- not just the way we deliver it.

 

Twenty-four years ago, I taught my first writing course in a classroom kitted out with 25 computers. A few years later, I team taught my first online and hybrid courses via threaded discussion boards and asynchronous email-based class discussions, respectively. Of course by that time, the pioneers in the field had already been at the online learning game for years.

 

In those days, online learning was about experimentation -- seeing what the new technology could do. Soon, though, online learning became a means to an end, in the form of rapid market expansion and tuition growth, aided by 100 percent year-over-year growth rates in the mid-1990s and driven by the early entrants in the market -- for-profit universities and continuing and professional education divisions at nonprofit universities.


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New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers usually think of network connectivity as happening in a slow, continuous manner, similar to the way water moves through freshly ground coffee beans, slowly saturating all the granules to become coffee in the container below. However, over the past few years, researchers have discovered that in special cases, connectivity might emerge with a bang, not a whimper, via a phenomenon they have dubbed “explosive percolation.”

 

This new understanding of how über-connectivity emerges, which was described earlier this month in the journal Nature Physics, is the first step toward identifying warning signs that may occur when such systems go awry—for example, when power grids begin to fail, or when an infectious disease starts to mushroom into a global pandemic. Explosive percolation may help create effective intervention strategies to control that behavior and, perhaps, avoid catastrophic consequences.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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Blended Learning - an institutional approach. Great paper with useful resources and links to further exploration

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Blended Learning - an institutional approach. Great paper with useful resources and links to further exploration

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Blended Learning - an institutional approach. Great paper with useful resources and links to further exploration

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Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so

Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
As Mitra thought about what was happening, his background in physics informed his ideas. “With the hole-in-the-wall, I’d just watch this trial-and-error process going on with practically illiterate children. So that’s when I began to get a feeling that this is not related to literacy. Then as I went on doing more experiments, it turned out that it wasn’t really related to anything. It seemed to be like random chaotic behaviour that resulted in ordered things in the end. In physics, we call this a self-organising system, like an ant hill.”

In 2010, he gave a TED talk on the subject and in 2013 he won the $1m (£640,000) TED prize to build a “School in the Cloud” and this is where Lorraine Schneiter and her co-grannies come in. Mitra has set up seven so-called Soles in India and the UK – self-organised learning environments – to test the theory that children, in small groups, with access to a computer and a few other conditions, can essentially learn by themselves.

 

The kind of education that schools offer is completely out of date, in Mitra’s view. “It’s fashionable to say the education system is broken. It’s not broken at all. The Victorian system, which is the model of education used practically everywhere in the world, does exactly what it was designed to do. Which is to have an elite class who will run the show, assisted by an army of clerks for whom a curriculum was designed and who were mass-produced to do their jobs.

 

“So, it’s not broken, but what it is producing are people who are not needed. You know, an average boy from an average school in a poorer area would go out for a job interview, and the employer says, ‘What can you do well?’ And he’ll say, ‘I have good handwriting, my grammar’s excellent, I can spell properly and I can do arithmetic in my mind.’

 

“Well, if I was the boss I would think: I don’t care about your handwriting, everything’s done on computers. Grammar is not particularly important, we deal with the Chinese and the Americans who don’t bother about grammar at all, as long as it makes sense. Spelling is corrected by the computer and you don’t need to know anything about arithmetic. In fact the less arithmetic you do in your head the better.”

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Want to be more productive? Start understanding your brain

Want to be more productive? Start understanding your brain | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
"When we dedicate a portion of our day to quiet thinking, we get more done and generate higher-quality ideas."

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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute

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Exploring emerging educational models: New Report

Exploring emerging educational models: New Report | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
SSATB just posted this new "special report," which I researched and wrote most of this past spring.   It profiles new (and relatively new) innovative educational models which are becoming more sign...

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Future-Gazing: What Learning Ecosystems Might Look Like By 2025

Future-Gazing: What Learning Ecosystems Might Look Like By 2025 | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

In the future, learning “channels” will offer more choice and more control. They will be far more sophisticated than what we have today.

That said, what the most important aspects of online course design end up being 10 years from now depends upon what types of “channels” I think there will be and what might be offered via those channels. By channels, I mean forms, methods and avenues of learning that a person could pursue and use. In 2015, some example channels might be:

* Attending a community college, a college or a university to obtain a degree
* Obtaining informal learning during an internship
* Using social media such as Twitter or LinkedIn
* Reading blogs, books, periodicals, etc.

In 2025, there will likely be new and powerful channels for learning that will be enabled by innovative forms of communications along with new software, hardware, technologies and other advancements. For examples, one could easily imagine:

* That the trajectory of deep learning and artificial intelligence will continue, opening up new methods of how we might learn in the future
* That augmented and virtual reality will allow for mobile learning to the nth degree
* That the trend of Competency-Based Education (CBE) and microcredentials may be catapulted into the mainstream via the use of big data-related affordances

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What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC

What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Despite the extensive critique they have received since they first appeared back in 2008, without any doubt, MOOCs consist today the latest trend in online learning. As MOOC initials stand for Massive Open Online Courses, by definition, they raise some key issues for which eLearning professionals who want to keep up-to-date with latest trends in the field may need further clarification. In this article, I’ll discuss these key definition issues, I’ll explain why MOOCs have not received the expected attention up to present, and I’ll highlight the critiques they have received as important factors to consider before launching your first MOOC course.
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Neural Representations of Emotion Are Organized around Abstract Event Features: Current Biology

Research on emotion attribution has tended to focus on the perception of overt expressions of at most five or six basic emotions. However, our ability to identify others’ emotional states is not limited to perception of these canonical expressions. Instead, we make fine-grained inferences about what others feel based on the situations they encounter, relying on knowledge of the eliciting conditions for different emotions. In the present research, we provide convergent behavioral and neural evidence concerning the representations underlying these concepts. First, we find that patterns of activity in mentalizing regions contain information about subtle emotional distinctions conveyed through verbal descriptions of eliciting situations. Second, we identify a space of abstract situation features that well captures the emotion discriminations subjects make behaviorally and show that this feature space outperforms competing models in capturing the similarity space of neural patterns in these regions. Together, the data suggest that our knowledge of others’ emotions is abstract and high dimensional, that brain regions selective for mental state reasoning support relatively subtle distinctions between emotion concepts, and that the neural representations in these regions are not reducible to more primitive affective dimensions such as valence and arousal.


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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.

When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.

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Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Forget the insult “fathead.” We may actually owe our extraordinary smarts to the fat in our brain. A study published in Neuron in February revealed that the variety of fat molecules found in the human neocortex, the brain region responsible for advanced cognitive functions such as language, evolved at an exceptionally fast rate after the human-ape split.

 

The researchers analyzed the concentrations of 5,713 different lipids, or fat molecules and their derivatives, present in samples of brain, kidney and muscle tissues taken from humans, chimpanzees, macaques and mice. Lipids have a variety of critical functions in all cells, including their role as the primary component of a cell's membrane. They are particularly important in the brain because they enable electrical signal transmission among neurons. Yet until this study, it was unknown whether the lipids in the human brain differed significantly from lipids in other mammals.


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Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
To help your tech program get off to a fulfilling start this year, here is our essential list for your highly engaging, fully functioning EdTech classroom.

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MOOCs and Social Learning Networks - by Stephen Downes

In this presentation I look at the intersection of MOOCs and social learning networks by looking at the various aspects of openness in MOOCs - open admissions,…

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Top 5 Tips For Online Facilitators

Top 5 Tips For Online Facilitators | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to think about online facilitation as an extension of face to face teaching. It isn’t. Here are 5 tips for online facilitators that may help you think a little more about how your course will run and where it might not meet your expectations.
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Flipped Classroom Turns Nursing Education Upside Down

Flipped Classroom Turns Nursing Education Upside Down | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The merit and strategies of “flipping a classroom” and its usefulness in higher education courses will be addressed for members of the Dayton Area Nurse Educators and all school of nursing faculty at Cedarville University Aug. 11.

The event will be held in the university’s Health Sciences Center and will be led by Tim Bristol, Ph.D., founder of NurseTim Inc.

While Bristol’s background is in nursing, the seminar will be open to all faculty at Cedarville, as the concepts of “flipping a classroom” are applicable to all fields of study.

The concept of “flipping a classroom” was introduced into higher education more than a decade ago. One of the leaders of the teaching method, Wes Baker, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor of communications at Cedarville University. He helped develop the classroom flip as an alternative teaching model compared to traditional lecture-based education. You can read more at http://xeniagazette.com/news/education/1710/flipped-classroom-turns-nursing-education-upside-down

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Top Tips For Study Success Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top Tips For Study Success Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) have created a fantastic eye catching infographic pinpointing their top tips for study success. The Top Tips For Study Success Infographic aims to help all students on any career path to make the most out of their study time. From what to eat to when to sleep, the infographic provides a wealth of information on how to maximise your learning potential and prepare yourself mentally for any learning challenge.
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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.

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Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 1, 1:55 PM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?

Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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Zencaster - for podcasting

Zencaster - for podcasting | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Zencastr records each party locally from their own computer to a high quality mp3. No more dropouts due to a bad connection. No more changes in quality during the show. Nothing but crystal clear audio.
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A Handy Checklist for Creating Effective E-learning Assessment Questions [infographic]

A Handy Checklist for Creating Effective E-learning Assessment Questions [infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
It is well-known that assessments are a vital component of an e-learning course. Good assessments play an important role in enhancing the efficacy of the online course by helping evaluate the knowledge gained by the learner and reinforce the learning.

But, how can you design highly effective assessments for your e-learning course? What are the aspects you need to consider to create questions for your online course? Well, here is an info-graphic that lists a few important things that you need to do to develop good assessments for your course.
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