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Just Awesome. Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm | Which Way L.A.?

Just Awesome. Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm | Which Way L.A.? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in hand, my students sat in one tight group, with notes and books and laptops open and available. They were poised to share each other’s thoughts and to copy the best answers.  As I distributed the tests, the students began to talk and write. All of this would normally be called cheating. But it was completely okay by me...."


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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

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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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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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!

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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

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
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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Designing effective moocs

Designing effective MOOCs Positional paper for the Design Issues and Participation in MOOCs Symposium at the Internationalization, Cross-border Education and E…

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The Pedagogy of Trolls - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Trolls - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Andrew Shaw’s “The College Experience: A Modern-Day Paddy West?” demonstrates the value of asking undergraduates to prepare and publish assignments. As an historian of the early modern world, Shaw was able to make a meaningful contribution to an on-going discussion of #FutureEd that was taking place on the HASTAC website as well as other venues. Reflecting on her experiences of engaging in a global discussion, undergraduate Suzanne Hakim comments that never in her academic career has she “been able to connect and share thoughts and opinions with my peers and multiple professors on an intellectual level.” The experience of publishing was refreshing because she was treated with respect as a colleague with independent thoughts.

Asking students to participate in scholarly dialogues gives them the ability to participate in scholarly conversation, to manage different viewpoints and different ways to express them, and to participate in thorough and respectful debate about important issues.

While the benefits undergraduates receive by publishing meaningful assignments is undeniable, there is a dark side to asking students to publicly share their work; something Leslie Nirro learned after publishing “Breaking Down Barriers Between the Humanities and Sciences” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. After reading her analysis, labronx — an individual who hides behind his anonymity — commented “Oh good God, what an idiot!” He later referred to “this author’s stupidity” without really engaging in the arguments she presented because his goal is “to get people (and myself) comfortable with bashing feminism.”

Nirro had been attacked by a troll.

Learning to deal with trolls, controversy, and criticism is educationally important. But the time to begin teaching students these lessons is prior to publication; not after they have been attacked.

After having students read blog postings, comments, and articles on which they might comment, I have them write a publishable response but request that they not publish it. The publishable comments are then vetted in class and the students receive additional coaching from me. Only after students have had the ability to practice and gain confidence in their abilities, do I ask that they publish.
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10 ways to socialise your Mahara ePortfolio

Presentation by Pascale Hyboud-Peron (ThinkAgency, NZ) at Mahara Hui in Auckland, New Zealand, on 9 April 2015.

Slides are available at http://www.slideshare.net/maharahuinz...


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Sigi Jakob's curator insight, May 25, 10:17 AM

Excellent demonstration on the social features and functions of MAHARA

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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

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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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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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The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The Matthew effect refers to the notion that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Research has identified (and any teacher can attest) that some children enter school “wealthier” than their classmates when it comes to literacy foundational skills. Children who start out with advantages, in terms of early reading skills and vocabulary, tend to thrive and grow academically, while “less wealthy” children tend to fall progressively further behind.


With alarming studies like the 30 Million Word Gap reiterating the catastrophic long term effects on students that do not possess these foundational skills, it is incumbent on our country to stem the tide. Consider the graph below that illustrates this point.
And that data just represents the first three years of a child’s life. Now compound this divide over the next three, six, nine, or twelve years (when the children would be sophomores in high school). Research is clear: knowledge of words is knowledge of the world. So, how can we as a collective curb the Matthew effect and level the playing field? Below are a few ideas with which to start the conversation.


Intervention Programs


Early intervention is crucial. High-quality preschool is absolutely essential. All children deserve the opportunity to start their school career on or relatively close to grade level, instead of several years behind.


Additionally, we must advocate for and implement intervention programs in the primary grades to bridge gaps and support student development. All too often, we see intervention programs attempting to mend the disconnects children face in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. It’s disingenuous. Generally speaking, intervention in 4th and 5th grade is about targeted skill instruction to help pass a test. But if we don’t begin intervention programs until students hit the intermediate grades in elementary school, we’ve missed our opportunity. Our programs should focus on K–3 students. We need to identify gaps and provide remediation early. Without early intervention, the gap widens over time and is almost insurmountable by 4th grade. Research indicates that in 5th grade and above, literacy intervention programs are only successful with about 13 percent of struggling readers.

 

 

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This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.

“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,” asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven rules for critical thinking known as Prospero’s Precepts. If science and human knowledge progress in leaps and bounds of ignorance, then the recognition of error and the transcendence of falsehood are the springboard for the leaps of progress.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few principles (adults have experience, adults like control over their learning experiences, etc.) I was lacking in my overall knowledge in that area. Creating an infographic is a great cure to this. I need to research, read articles and gather the appropriate information. Then I have to boil it down to its most simple form and try to find visuals that represent what I am trying to communicate. Anyways, it’s a good learning process.

I thought I would jump online and quickly find the “list” of the 6 adult learning principles, or whatever. No such list exists. After much reading I have come to find out that there is no actual official consensus on what the principles of adult learning are. Many are generally agreed upon, but there is still much theoretical debate going on for each proposed principle
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