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Learning 3.0 and the Smart eXtended Web

This slide show accompanied a keynote presentation given for the ICL conference in Villach, Austria on 28 September, 2012.

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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

 

 

Miloš Bajčetić's insight:

“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, 2014 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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50 Alternatives To Lecturing

50 Alternatives To Lecturing | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"As teachers, when we lecture, we have the best of intentions. We have a concept we want the class to understand, so we stand and explain it to them. We give them background. Offer details. Anticipate and pre-empt common misconceptions. Illuminate the more entertaining bits. Emphasize the nuance."


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The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius

The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The best (and worst) ways to use social media

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, Today, 1:13 PM

Good tips...

Matt Smeller's curator insight, Today, 1:51 PM

a good reminder...

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4 Steps to a Useable and Used LMS | Edudemic

4 Steps to a Useable and Used LMS | Edudemic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The term learning management system (LMS) means many different things to teachers, administrators, students and parents. For some, it’s an essential part of their teaching and learning. Many others, however, feel their schools succeed despite their LMS – not because of it. Teachers, whose focus is on the practice of teaching rather than the use of technology, too often dislike or even resent the LMS they are forced to use.

What if, instead of evoking groans, frustration and headaches, a school’s LMS united students, teachers, administrators and parents around teaching and learning? At St. Andrew’s College, Canada’s largest all-boys boarding school, we set out to find an LMS that’s both useable and used.

St. Andrew’s has long believed that technology is an essential part of the teaching and learning process for students and teachers, as well as an effective way to enhance parental involvement. We implemented a full one-to-one laptop program in 2002, moving to pen-enabled tablet PCs in 2008, and implemented Edsby as our LMS in 2012. Instead of installing an LMS simply for the sake of having one, schools would be better off focusing on their unique pain points and on how an LMS can address them. The LMS is meant to streamline tasks and support all stakeholders. Above all, students, teachers, administrators and parents all need to believe the system adds value. Without buy-in – most importantly from teachers, every LMS is doomed to be “shelfware.”
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Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics

Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"The research dissociates the mechanisms used in memory storage from those of memory retrieval. Image credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT."

 

"A new study claims researchers have been able to reactivate memories which could not otherwise be retrieved by using optogenetics."


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Nobody’s mind seemed to change

Nobody’s mind seemed to change | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Paul Berman starts his long and brilliant article on the Charlie Hebdo-PEN protests by noting that both sides agreed on the values; it was the facts that were contested.

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Free MOOCs? Forget about it.

Free MOOCs? Forget about it. | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Remember the halcyon days when MOOCs (massive, online open courses) were going to revolutionize the world, eliminating barriers of class and geography that were preventing hardworking, intelligent people from receiving—and benefitting from—an education?

 

Over the past month, Coursera has quietly implemented a huge policy change that gives up on that dream.

 

It will no longer be offering free Statements of Accomplishment to students who successfully complete (pass) Coursera courses.


If you’re a student who wants to share your achievement with current or potential employers, you’ll have to pay for that certificate.

 

 


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timokos's curator insight, Today, 4:25 AM

Coursera has made an unannounced policy change and no longer offers free honour code certificates & has limited access by mobile phone to tests in MOOCs to verified certificate tracks. 

 

Although understandable from a business & sustainability perspective for Coursera itself, this article raises the just question how this fits in with earlier statements by Daphne Koller that Coursera want's to enhance access to Higher Education around the world. 

 Interesting quote: 

"On Coursera discussion boards, I’ve seen mentions of some universities leaving the Coursera platform for EdX. I’d assumed it was a preference for the EdX platform, but now I wonder if this policy change is the reason behind the shift."


Hopefully EdX sticks to it's open access & open source policies!

Wilko Dijkhuis's comment, Today, 2:10 PM
Humm . . . lets try positive thinking: . . . Coursera is a silicon valley start up . . . searching for a business model . . . they like to do A/B testing . . . lets hope that this is a B that will be rejected by the fast majority of users. . . . If not: remember this is a open market: you can switch to edX,, Future learn, Iversity, FUN, etc, etc.
Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, Today, 2:22 PM

Humm . . . lets try positive thinking: . . . Coursera is a silicon valley start up . . . searching for a business model . . . they like to do A/B testing . . . lets hope that this is a B that will be rejected by the fast majority of users. . . .


If not: remember this is a open market: you can switch to edX,, Future learn, Iversity, FUN, etc, etc

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9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis - Daily Genius

9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis - Daily Genius | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
There are a few key things that tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis to stay ahead. These edtech teachers are looking for new ways to innovate, refine, and deploy new learning strategies and goals. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Check out the visual we whipped up to help explain what we’re talking about.
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LESIBA's curator insight, May 28, 8:14 AM

its a must read

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How to grow your professional learning network using social media - Daily Genius

How to grow your professional learning network using social media - Daily Genius | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The idea of connecting with other educators, school leaders, and parents online is a great one. But figuring out where to start can be a challenge. Currently, about 80% of U.S. teachers are on social media and using it to become better at their profession. In an effort to make sure these teachers are making the most of their time, we wanted to put together a handy visual guide that will help you grow your professional learning network (PLN) using social media.

These tips and ideas are simple and there’s a big reason for that. Instead of giving you 50-100 different ways to use the social networks, we wanted to start small. Teachers have basically no time to learn 100 different ways to use Twitter so why not instead offer our best tips in one simple-to-use visual.

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LESIBA's curator insight, May 28, 8:14 AM

Very interesting.

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Top LMS Stats and Facts For 2015 Infographic You Need To Know

Top LMS Stats and Facts For 2015 Infographic You Need To Know | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
There are many research studies, polls, and reports that offer us invaluable insight and forecasts about Learning Management Systems. The Top 15 LMS Stats and Facts For 2015 You Need To Know Infographic presents the important LMS Stats and Facts For 2015 that will give you a glimpse into the future of LMSs and who are the key players today. If you’re looking for a new LMS, then these figures may even help you fine-tune your list of necessary features and functions your LMS should have.
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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

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Access for Learning

Welcome to the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. This site provides resources for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and NIMAS.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 27, 1:27 PM

This is the NEW AIM / CAST website.  This is an essential source for information about accessibility and learning. 

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A blended e-learning approach to intercultural training by Joan M. Stewart


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 5:48 PM

How do you go about designing blended intercultural e-learning?

Molina Luis Alberto's curator insight, May 28, 6:40 PM

Interesting and useful article for our daily activities iwith our students !  ;)   Luis M.

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A Brief History of Instructional Design | Origin Learning

A Brief History of Instructional Design | Origin Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. A 2015 research by ATD, titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face. “The field of instructional design (ID) incorporates a rapidly growing and changing array of learning strategies, tools, and approaches into training experiences that appeal to today’s workers while meeting their complex learning needs.”

Like everything else, this drastic change in approach hasn’t been fast. It has been a slow process of evolution dating back to World War II – from where ID finds its roots. Here is a brief history of how ID has changed over the years to take its present shape.
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7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions)

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions) | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here are the traits of a bad eLearning course that you should steer clear of.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, Today, 1:03 PM

Some good things to remember here. I think the first one "Be Dull and Boring" is perhaps the most important. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, Today, 2:21 PM

So, you when go to the trouble and effort to build an e-Learning course why not make it one that people will love?

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Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity

Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University recently set out to explore the neural basis of creativity and came up with surprising findings. Their study, published May 28 in Scientific Reports, suggests the cerebellum, the brain region typically associated with movement, is involved in creativity. If so, the discovery could change our understanding of the neurological mechanisms behind some thought processes. (Scientific American and Scientific Reports are both parts of Nature Publishing Group.)

There is a scientific belief that the cerebral cortex is the part of the brain that “makes us human,” and that the two hemispheres of the cortex differentiate the creative thinkers from the logical thinkers (the “right-brained” from the “left-brained”). This has fostered the view that “neurological processes can be divided into “higher” cognitive functions and “lower” basic sensory-motor, functions,” says Robert Barton, an evolutionary biologist at Durham University in England who was not involved in this study—but the latest research calls that understanding into question.

Three and a half years ago, Grace Hawthorne, an associate professor of design at Stanford University Institute of Design, known as the d.school, approached Allan Reiss, a behavioral scientist at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Hawthorne wanted to find a way to objectively measure whether or not her design class enhanced students’ creativity and Reiss, inspired by the game Pictionary, developed an experiment.

Participants in the study were placed into a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine with a nonmagnetic tablet and asked to draw a series of pictures based on action words (for example, vote, exhaust, salute) with 30 seconds for each word. (They also drew a zigzag line to establish baseline brain function for the task of drawing.) The participants later ranked each word picture based on its difficulty to draw. The tablet transmitted the drawings to researchers at the d.school who scored them on a 5-point scale of creativity, and researchers at the School of Medicine analyzed the fMRI scans for brain activity patterns.

The results were surprising: the prefrontal cortex, traditionally associated with thinking, was most active for the drawings the participants ranked as most difficult; the cerebellum was most active for the drawings the participants scored highest on for creativity. Essentially, the less the participants thought about what they were drawing, the more creative their drawings were. Manish Saggar, a psychiatrist at Stanford and the study’s lead author, summarized the findings: “The more you think about it, the more you mess it up.”
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Taking Risks in Your Teaching

Taking Risks in Your Teaching | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Any instructional practice that is new to you, such as group testing, giving students a role in creating a classroom policy, or getting students involved in assessment, is not just a new activity that requires attention to a new set of implementation details; it’s a practice that shines light on fundamental beliefs about teaching and learning. It raises questions, challenges what we believe, and enables us to consider how aspects of teaching and learning look when viewed from a different perspective. Maybe our beliefs can’t change, or maybe the practice doesn’t fit with a particular educational philosophy, but isn’t it better to have at least considered it or tried so we can say with authority that it’s at odds with what we believe?
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Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 28, 5:02 PM

Great interview & video

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Research and Markets: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Market Analysis and Forecasts 2015 - 2020

Research and Markets: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Market Analysis and Forecasts 2015 - 2020 | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Massive Open Online Course : Market Analysis and Forecasts 2015 - 2020" report to their offering.

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago this week, a chemist in what is now Silicon Valley published a paper that set the groundwork for the digital revolution.

You may never have heard of Moore's law, but it has a lot do with why you will pay about the same price for your next computer, smartphone or tablet, even though it will be faster and have better screen resolution than the last one.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 24, 2:26 PM

Gordon Moore is the founder of Intel. This article includes a link to NPR's "All Technology Considered".  If you who don't know about Moore's Law MUST read this article.  (It's a good read/listen for those of you who do as well! 8-)

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Deja Vu and Dummy Neurons — Medium

Deja Vu and Dummy Neurons — Medium | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Surely, all of you has experienced intuitive experience which named as Deja vu before. I call it intuitive because space, time and case hallucination are the supporting actors of the event. The original pattern is occuring in the brain which is limited by unclear space, time and case. Yes, you’ve experienced that event before but you’re not complately sure. You remember only the events but details.
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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Simple and free online photo editor with nice filters and features such as crop, resize. Give it a try !


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 4, 2014 5:14 PM


Pimagic is an excellent and super-intuitive free online image editor

accessible to anyone without needing to download, register, login or install anything. 


You can easily upload any image you have, and crop it, or apply to it one of several presets which allow you to easily improve it.

Pimagic also offers a set of visual effects, similar to those available in Instagram. 


Images can be saved in either .jpg or .png file formats.


The only function I was not able to find was a resizing tool. Did I miss it? 



Useful. Easy. Immediate.


Free to use. Ad free. 


Try it out now: http://app.pikock.com/pimagic 



Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for uncovering this gem.




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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

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teacher

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Toolkit: Battle of the PowerPoint eLearning Development Tools by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: Battle of the PowerPoint eLearning Development Tools by Joe  Ganci | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. This month’s review will save you much of that effort! Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format.

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Yes, you don't have to be everywhere in social media

Yes, you don't have to be everywhere in social media | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Today, I read an article about Yahoo and Google being interested in purchasing Flipboard. Before that, I had learnt that Re/code had been acquired by Vox Media. Oh, and did you know that Facebook has recently launched Instant Articles, a new product that allows publishers to create interactive articles on the platform?

If you feel overwhelmed, I understand. There is so much going on! After all, you are a small business owner or solo-entrepreneur, and you have other things to worry about.

So, here is my advice to you. Continue worrying about what matters to your bottom line. Because at the end of the day, that is exactly what Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other major social platforms do. They are businesses. As such, the people behind them will do what’s needed to fend off competition, make money, and continue thriving.

Don’t get me wrong. If you choose to have an online presence, it is important to be in the know about the latest social media developments. But the developments that concern the sites you use.
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The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd

The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

By getting to know these invisible learners, we think we can build a better foundation for online learning, the design of digital learning experiences, and the use of technology in education. It is already clear from our initial interviews that in order to create more egalitarian structures for education, we need to start peeling away the multitude of barriers that prevent the most vulnerable populations from participating. And that’s a good goal for all of us who care about learning, teaching, and education.


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OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability

OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education , social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector is also crucial. The publication, which builds on the results of the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) presented in the first edition of the Skills Outlook, also presents examples of successful policies in selected countries.

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint

How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Cosigning this: How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint


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