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How Using Social Media Affects Your Brain - Edudemic

How Using Social Media Affects Your Brain - Edudemic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Wondering how social media affects your brain? You're not alone. The usage of the top sites has had a measured effect you should know about!

So what exactly would you give up to keep your access to social media free of boundaries? Studies show that more and more often, younger generations will say that having regular access to social media at work is more important to them than what their salary is.

In fact, some would-be employees say that, if they can’t login to Facebook on the job, then the position isn’t worth it. So what’s so important about social media that we value it more than our jobs? The following infographic takes a look at how much we love social media, and why.
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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 2:58 PM

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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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6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with some of history’s most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.

Some of the things I’ve learned are more useful than others, and some are simply too weird to try.

Steve Jobs, for example, routinely sat on toilets, dangling his bare feet in the water while he came up with new ideas, and Yoshiro Nakamatsu (inventor of the floppy disc) would dive deep under water until his brain was deprived of oxygen, then write his ideas on an underwater sticky pad.

Weird ideas aside, I’ve developed a pretty good understanding of the habits of some of history’s most creative minds. There’s enough commonality between different people that I’ve distilled their habits into strategies that anyone can follow.

Six of these strategies stand out because they have the power to change the way you think about creativity. Give them a try, and you’ll reach new levels of creative productivity.

1. Wake up early.2. Exercise frequently.3. Stick to a strict schedule.4. Keep your day job.5. Learn to work anywhere, anytime.6. Learn that creative blocks are just procrastination.

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Millennials Are Shaping the Mobile Workspace of the Future [#Infographic]

Millennials Are Shaping the Mobile Workspace of the Future [#Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The future for higher ed learning is more robust mobile workspaces.

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business environment, and certainly every leader, should know about.


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Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning

Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
What's the Difference Between eLearning and mLearning? Here, we list down four of the main differences between both.

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Harvard Launches 'Virtual Classroom' for Students Anywhere

Harvard Launches 'Virtual Classroom' for Students Anywhere | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The newest classroom at Harvard's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers.

In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio 2 miles from campus, class plays out like a giant video conference.

Students can jump in to ask questions or respond to their classmates. The professor can stop a lecture to quiz individual students, or send the group a quick online poll.

The project, called HBX Live, is a departure from the genre of online courses that are recorded in advance to be taken later.

Here, Harvard sought to create a live, online replica of its campus classrooms.

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Peter Mellow's comment, September 1, 10:25 PM
As I said in the earlier report of this from Fortune: This is Harvard's vision of their classroom of the future, but it just looks like a video wall to me. I think there are some more fundimental things that could be changed in the learning approach that would work better. But hey, it looks impressive!
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Towards collaboration as learning: evaluation of an open CPD opportunity for HE teachers - Research in Learning Technology

Towards collaboration as learning: evaluation of an open CPD opportunity for HE teachers - Research in Learning Technology | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Towards collaboration as learning: evaluation of an open CPD opportunity for HE teachers

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ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC, speaks about personal learning in a networked world at the sold-out ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined event.

 

 

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30 Ways To Stay Creative (Infographic)

30 Ways To Stay Creative (Infographic) | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Here is a list of 30 ways to stay creative! What do you do to stay creative?


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 28, 7:59 AM

 Creative ideas often come to you when you are least expecting.  Don’t stress yourself out, remember, everyone is creative – different people just have different kinds of creativity and processes.

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5 Features That Define the Next Generation Social LMS

5 Features That Define the Next Generation Social LMS | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Social learning has been in existence for ages now. Inherently, man’s basic desire is to observe, learn, and share. Today, social learning is more defined to the extent of being perceived as a formal concept. Leveraging the existing social learning platforms has promoted the culture of learning. Hence, the future of social learning at the workplace lies in continuous social communication and collaboration via personal and technology-enabled methods.
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These 10 trends are shaping the future of education

These 10 trends are shaping the future of education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

It's an exciting time to be in education. The longstanding operating models for both higher ed and K-12 are both in a state of flux, and while demands for innovation probably won't create an all-new landscape, the resulting product of ongoing changes is likely to be unrecognizable compared to that of the last several decades. And while some challenges and changes are exclusive to one sector, a few see some overlap between K-12 and postsecondary learning.  

 

From alternative credentialing and changing demographics to testing concerns and the rise of STEM, here are 10 trends currently shaping the future of education.

 


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Getting Smart on Next-Gen Learning Platforms

Getting Smart on Next-Gen Learning Platforms | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
A Getting Smart bundle providing an overview of current next-gen learning platforms, published in partnership with Gates Foundation.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Good Online Bookmarking Tools for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Good Online Bookmarking Tools for Students | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Earlier today I shared a set of tutorials on using Symbaloo to save and organize bookmarks. Shortly after that post went live I received an email from someone looking for other bookmarking tools that her students could use. Over the years I've tried a lot of bookmarking tools, the following are the ones that I recommend most often.

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The end of Jobs is Near and Capitalism as we Know It is Over | Hacked

The end of Jobs is Near and Capitalism as we Know It is Over | Hacked | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

More and more news headlines and opinion pieces predict the end of jobs and the end of capitalism as we know it. The logic is simple: technology destroys more jobs than it creates. Automation is rapidly becoming cheaper and better than the labor of both blue and white collar workers, which therefore will be replaced by industrial robots and computer programs.

The number of new jobs that are created to develop new technologies is nowhere near the number of workers that the new technologies will make unemployable. For some time, skilled workers in sectors that require creativity and a personal touch will be relatively safe, because they can't be replaced by automation - yet. But advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are likely to permit replacing nearly everyone with cheaper machines.

This is not a "weak signal" - a small trend hidden in the noise that some intellectual claim to have spotted - but a damn strong signal that everyone can see. The first "unmanned" factory is now operating in China, and companies are replacing stock analysts with computer programs. The end point of the trend is clear - someday in the next few decades nearly everyone will be out of a job in the traditional sense.

"Within 10 years, we will see Uber laying off most of its drivers as it switches to self-driving cars; manufacturers will start replacing workers with robots; fast-food restaurants will install fully automated food-preparation systems; artificial intelligence–based systems will start doing the jobs of most office workers in accounting, finance and administration," writes technology and business expert Vivek Wadhwa on The Washington Post. "The same will go for professionals such as paralegals, pharmacists, and customer-support representatives."

 

 

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Four Key Questions About Large Classes

Four Key Questions About Large Classes | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here’s a set of questions about large classes that I’m thinking we ought to be discussing more than we are.

1. How many students make it a large class?

2. Who should be taking large classes?

3. What content is best suited for delivery in a big class?

4. Who should be teaching the large classes?


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Students Find MOOCs Helpful, But Still Perceive Traditional Courses Being More Superior

A new study found that students think MOOCs can help them obtain personal and professional gains, but feel that such courses are not up to par with traditional learning. In addition, 8 in 10 respondents said MOOCs might not always be accurate as the courses are not peer-reviewed.


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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, August 17, 5:09 AM

Always good to stay up to date on video apps. Thanks!

Angela Ribo's curator insight, August 17, 10:27 AM

I think this will come in handy this year.

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Meant to be Your Favourite...

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment - by Stephen Downes

This is an update of an earlier presentation in which I outline the major elements of a personal learning environment and describe its origins in the concept of the MOOC. Some new slides describing the architecture and how to contribute to the expansion of LPSS. As well, this presentation comes the day after this <a>workshop</a> in Giuadalajara and is informed by it. Please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/363 for video (Spanish) and audio (English).


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Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training

Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
MUNCIE, Ind. — On a typical day in Corey Gilman’s second-grade class, students view and listen to books on a Smart Board, following the text in their hardcover readers; they collaborate in small groups named for colors; and take turns using an iPod to listen to a reading of books they wrote by hand and …

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Accreditation will change -- but survive

Accreditation will change -- but survive | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Elementary Students

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Elementary Students | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here are some wonderful tools and strategies for developing critical thinking skills with your elementary school students.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, September 1, 7:32 AM

This is a great structure for younger students in particular. The six question words allow students to analyze nearly anything. For older students, I would certainly add more questions to drive the inquiry even deeper. For example: WHEN: "What was the context in which they said it?" WHY: "Were they trying to inform or persuade?" HOW: "What medium was used to deliver the message? How does that affect the message?"

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European project HEIRRI: RRI in higher education

European project HEIRRI: RRI in higher education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) will lead the European project HEIRRI: Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation, which aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Re...

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Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 6:42 AM

Some nice insights here.

Donna Farren's curator insight, September 1, 8:35 AM
I think there is a lot of good information that can be applied to distance education here. So many people get caught up in distance learning being text based they forget they can add these types of other tools.
Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, September 1, 7:13 PM
Interesting insight on traditional learning and how technology allows teachers to go back to those roots.
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ICT Facts and Figures

ICT Facts and Figures | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Technological progress, infrastructure deployment, and falling prices have brought unexpected growth in ICT access and connectivity to billions of people around the world. In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, up from less than 1 billion in 2000. Globally 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 3:38 AM

Great to see some real impact in developing countries.


Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 1, 7:36 AM

It's important to see educational technology from a global perspective. ICT (Information communication technology)  is the name that most of the world uses to describe the digital processes that impact learning. 

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Need Reasons To Use Gamification? - Infographic

Need Reasons To Use Gamification? - Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Games in elearning?

It doesn’t seem like this could be of benefit to anyone but as it turns out gamification in elearning is proving quite effective.

If you are currently creating an elearning course or already have courses created then you too may want to incorporate gaming elements.

There are a variety of ways to go about this. Some elearning development tools make it possible to easily add simple gaming elements. Another method is to leverage a learning management system that makes it easy to gamify your learning.

Between these two approaches I believe it makes most sense to find a learning management system that supports gamification. Recent trends show that most LMSs are moving in this direction anyhow so finding one that meets this requirement shouldn’t be too difficult.

But why should you incoproate gamification in your learning management system to begin with? If anything, it just sounds like more work. Is the work really worth the effort?

There isn’t an easy way to answer that question as many factors need to be considered.


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Growing Trend Of High School Students Taking Online College Classes

Growing Trend Of High School Students Taking Online College Classes | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
An increasing number of high school students are enrolling in online college classes, according to a recent New York Times article. College admissions directors commented on this growing trend, as well as its benefits.

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Seth Allen, dean of admissions at Pomona College, said his school has seen online courses on applications from both domestic and international applicants, as well.

 

But Allen warns that MOOCs are not necessary for students already involved in multiple extracurricular activities. He said it's important that the student tries out the classes because they're interested, not because they want to look good on paper.

 

"Where we put value on it is where it demonstrates curiosity rather than achievement," Allen said.


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