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Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic]

Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.

 

We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.

 


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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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Worth watching..

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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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instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe

instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Pulse audiences for free using mobile devices: from a group of friends to hundreds at events. Watch results appear instantly and share them easily. Zero setup, it's a web app.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 2, 5:02 AM

This looks like a great tool to make lectures and classes more interactive.

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Can universities go global without losing their values?

Can universities go global without losing their values? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
As universities expand abroad, must they compromise their values of personal and academic freedom? Robert Quinn of Scholars at Risk looks at this thorny issue.

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Design Thinking - Collaborative and Digital learning innovation for the classroom

Design Thinking - Development of the essential 21st century competencies within a classroom environment - supported by literature, knowledge, policies and ...

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Professional Use of Social Media for Learning in a Community of Practice

Professional Use of Social Media for Learning in a Community of Practice | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Upon recently reading Mayes' and de Freitas' 2004 study Review of e-learning theories, frameworks and models, I was interested in one of their conclusions. After going through the main theoretical ...

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Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis.

“Instead of asking, ‘How do we study the immune response of the brain?’ ‘Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?’ now we can approach this mechanistically. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG). “It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can’t be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions.”

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said. “Hard to imagine that these vessels would not be involved in a [neurological] disease with an immune component.”

New Discovery in Human Body

Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience, described his reaction to the discovery by Kipnis’ lab: “The first time these guys showed me the basic result, I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to change the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation – and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding – that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system.”

Even Kipnis was skeptical initially. “I really did not believe there are structures in the body that we are not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” he said. “I thought that these discoveries ended somewhere around the middle of the last century. But apparently they have not.”

‘Very Well Hidden’

The discovery was made possible by the work of Antoine Louveau, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Kipnis’ lab. The vessels were detected after Louveau developed a method to mount a mouse’s meninges – the membranes covering the brain – on a single slide so that they could be examined as a whole. “It was fairly easy, actually,” he said. “There was one trick: We fixed the meninges within the skullcap, so that the tissue is secured in its physiological condition, and then we dissected it. If we had done it the other way around, it wouldn’t have worked.”

After noticing vessel-like patterns in the distribution of immune cells on his slides, he tested for lymphatic vessels and there they were. The impossible existed. The soft-spoken Louveau recalled the moment: “I called Jony [Kipnis] to the microscope and I said, ‘I think we have something.'”
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GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset

GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items select for the collection authenticate and …

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Adam J. Kovitz's curator insight, May 1, 10:55 AM

Excellent post on the many benefits of adopting content curation for your organization.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 2, 3:41 PM

Curation is a great way to build your Personal Learning Network. Would like to get a little bit better with it.

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To Treat Depression, a New Approach Tries Training the Brain

To Treat Depression, a New Approach Tries Training the Brain | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The approach is to think of a brain region that goes awry as “more like a muscle that is atrophied,” says Greg J. Siegle, director of the Program in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “The solution to an atrophied muscle is to rehab it.”

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 1, 10:38 PM

What an interesting approach. 

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The pros and cons of getting a degree online

The pros and cons of getting a degree online | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Despite significant coverage of online education in recent years, finding a balanced perspective can be remarkably difficult since conversations tend to be highly partisan. Online schooling is either presented as the inevitable and awesome educational wave of the future or talked about as a cheap facsimile of the traditional classroom experience.

 

For potential students trying to make a decision about their own educational journeys, this can be confusing and even distressing. You certainly don’t want to choose the wrong path for yourself, so how can you know if an online degree program is the right option for you?


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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Cognitive Flexibility Theory

Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Cognitive Flexibility Theory | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The Cognitive Flexibility Theory, introduced by Spiro, Feltovich, and Coulson in 1988, is about how learning takes place in “complex” and “ill-structured domains”. In essence, it’s a theory that strives to determine how the human mind can obtain and manage knowledge and how it restructures our existing knowledge base, based on the new information received. Research on the Cognitive Flexibility Theory has sought scientific evidence with respect to how knowledge is represented within the learner's mind, as well as which internal processes take place according to the mental representations we receive. In this article, I’ll briefly explain basic principles of the Cognitive Flexibility Theory and I’ll give you some ideas about its practical applications in the eLearning course design.


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The Future of Online Testing with MOOCs: An Exploratory Analysis of Current Practice

The Future of Online Testing with MOOCs: An Exploratory Analysis of Current Practice Eamon Costello (National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University


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Kathy Dawson Shields's curator insight, May 31, 8:54 AM

Scalable assessments with unlimited numbers of students

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Digital game-based learning levels up digital literacies

Digital game-based learning levels up digital literacies | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Digital literacies and digital game-based learning (DGBL) are both concepts that have emerged in the educational arena since digital technologies have become all pervasive in every aspect of society. With mobile technologies continuing to develop, games are being used more and more by people of all generations and schools are realising that there is some potential for adopting digital games into the formal setting for learning (Beavis, 2012; Arnab et al., 2012). Digital literacies have been recognised as necessary for successful participation in all aspects of life and are embedded throughout the Australian Curriculum / NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum within the General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum priorities. There are many similarities between digital literacies and digital game-based learning, yet, it would seem that very little research has been undertaken to make the link obvious between these two concepts.

Throughout this chapter, connections will be made between digital game-based learning and digital literacies to show that digital game-based learning is a powerful pedagogy that incorporates the elements of digital literacies. In showing the similarities, it will be seen that through the adoption of game-based learning, digital literacies can be taught in context. Digital literacies are the skills that connect the learning content (curriculum) and digital games are the platform that these digital literacies can be practised within a meaningful context.
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The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Turn off your phone
0:36 Silence extraneous noises
1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign
1:26 Make sure you are actually recording
1:41 Look at the camera
2:08 Think about the video background
2:30 Remain stationary
2:52 Use big text
3:44 DON’T USE ALL CAPS!
3:55 Use drop shadow
4:20 Video length
4:53 Speak at a normal pace
5:22 Summary

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Ace Your E-Learning with These 8 Quiz Examples

Ace Your E-Learning with These 8 Quiz Examples | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

What’s the best way to make sure your learners catch everything you throw at them? Pop quiz! If you make your quizzes engaging and interactive, your learners will actually enjoy proving they’re paying attention.

 

For ideas and inspiration, take a look at these great examples of interactive assessments.


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What does a degree mean? It’s hard to tell

What does a degree mean?  It’s hard to tell | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
It’s not enough for graduates to get a job. They must know they’re ready to excel in it. That requires a bold reorientation of how we think about postsecondary credentials, not just in terms of classes completed, but also competencies gained. And it demands a new way of explaining what degrees and other credentials mean – for the benefit of students, employers, communities and our future. 

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Twitter + mini MOOCs = new social sharing called EdCasting - eCampus News

Twitter + mini MOOCs = new social sharing called EdCasting - eCampus News | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
EdCast launches a “Twitter for education” with its new mini-MOOC social sharing platform.

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Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"Composing a story from scratch comes naturally to some people. For the rest of us creating a story from scratch can be a struggle. Over the years I’ve found that using pictures helps a lot of students get started on crafting stories."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 6:23 AM

If you are looking for some great tools that will provide inspiration for learners to write stories check out this post by Richard Byrne. He provides ten tools that you may find useful.

The first section has two tools that help learners create collages, CanvaPicCollage (Android and iPad app), and  PicMonkey (browser based). He also suggests using ThingLink as a tool for learners to enhance their collage (and links to a tutorial).

The second section looks at "threading images into stories." Thematic allows you to upload images and display up to twenty in a story with one line of text for each image. Storehouse is a free iPad app that allows you to use images and video and arrange them with a line of text above or below the image or video clip. Adobe Slate is a free iPad app that also allows you to create stories and has more features than Storehouse.

The final section looks at creating picture books and suggest My Storybook (web based), Picture Book Maker (web based) and Little Story Creator (free iPad app).

Each of these tools is described in more detail in the post. As this school year draws to a close your class might enjoy using one of these tools to create a story about what they have learned this year.

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Do you need a click and reveal in your e-learning?

Do you need a click and reveal in your e-learning? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
What exactly am I talking about when I say a click and reveal interaction? I’m talking about those buttons or tabs that learners click on to get more information. They’re really quite popular in the e-learning world. But do you really need them?
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Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Asynchronous, Synchronous, Blended, knowing which are most important to you and your learners can help you decide which one(s) to consider.

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ITNedu - The leading source of educational video content

ITNedu - The leading source of educational video content | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping students to relate their studies to real life situations.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 1, 2:32 PM

This looks like a great resource for educational video. Register now and get updates.

flea palmer's curator insight, June 2, 6:47 AM

This looks like it's going to be a fantastic resource as the intention is to add clips on a range of subjects - there are already many great clips around physics. You can register to receive updates.

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The Future of Online Testing with MOOCs

The Future of Online Testing with MOOCs: An Exploratory Analysis of Current Practice Eamon Costello (National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University) Jane Holland (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Mark Brown (National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University)


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If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage

If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
It’s hard to be creative in the profession when training is limited to formal workshops. We need to learn more from eachother through social media debates

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Future of Education 2020 Summit

Future of Education 2020 Summit | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. For the first couple of hours ther...

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The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Turn off your phone
0:36 Silence extraneous noises
1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign
1:26 Make sure you are actually recording
1:41 Look at the camera
2:08 Think about the video background
2:30 Remain stationary
2:52 Use big text
3:44 DON’T USE ALL CAPS!
3:55 Use drop shadow
4:20 Video length
4:53 Speak at a normal pace
5:22 Summary

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Why companies are moving to microlearning platforms for training ?

Why companies are moving to microlearning platforms for training ? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

... Demand is growing for MOOCs and alternative learning options online as companies recognize the alarming and ever-shifting skills gap. The four-year degree is no longer the only answer for a lifelong career — and possibly is not the answer for any relevant career for many graduates. Microlearning platforms help fill in the gaps for the estimated 50 percent of learners who are working adults in this country.

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