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Does brain stimulation make you better at maths?

Does brain stimulation make you better at maths? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Researchers led by Roi Cohen Kadosh at the University of Oxford trained people on two kinds of maths skills, rote learning simple arithmetic problems and practicing more varied calculations.

 

During this learning process they applied small and continually varying electrical currents to the scalp, above the temples. A control group wore the electrodes but didn’t receive any current. Compared to the controls, the people who practiced with the current turned on performed faster on the maths problems.

 

Even more amazing, when a subset of the participants were brought back six months later, those who had received the electrical treatment were still significantly faster, albeit only for the harder, more varied, calculations.

 

 

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The original paper: Snowball, A., Tachtsidis, I., Popescu, T., Thompson, J., Delazer, M., Zamarian, L., Zhu, T., Cohen Kadosh, R. (2013). Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation. Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.045Ed
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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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Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator? See why students, screenwriters, and businesses love Storyboard That.

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A Peek at Blackboard’s ‘Complexity Problems’ and Struggle to Maintain Legacy Software

A Peek at Blackboard’s ‘Complexity Problems’ and Struggle to Maintain Legacy Software | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Blackboard didn’t build its bad brand overnight. For those who want to understand why its tools have, at times, been so unpopular, George Kroner, a former employee, walks through some of the technical complexities afflicting the learning management system provider. The details

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Digital Video - An interactive ebook for teachers

The book focuses on practical ways teachers can explore and exploit the potential of the vast web-based video resources that now exist on the internet. In addition to this the book offers guidance on how to encourage students to use video as a creative tool that can support their language learning.
The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery.
The book contains:
-: 315 full colour illustrations
-: 26 embedded video tutorials
-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links
-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions
-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources
-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches.
-: An interactive glossary

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The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

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The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

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The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

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The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

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Redesigning My Classroom Environment

Redesigning My Classroom Environment | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Mixing up the types of seating in a classroom can engage different learners and allow students to select various positions depending on exhaustion level, needs of an assignment, or their need for simply a new view.

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources are learning tools like textbooks, lesson plans, and other media that are in the public domain or openly licensed, meaning that use you can freely use and adapt them. Unlike online resources that are free but not openly licensed, you can adapt OERs as much as you like to your own needs, which makes them an infinitely flexible tool. For example, you could take a geography textbook and add examples and landmarks from your own region. Or you could take a storybook and translate it, as a class, into another language. Or your art class could create new illustrations for an existing story.

You can also contribute your new, modified version of the work back to the public, making OERs a wonderful way for you and your students to share your work with other classrooms around the world. You could take a science textbook from South Africa, add some of your own lessons and examples, and then find that your modified version has been translated into Swedish for students in Sweden. It makes the world a bit smaller!
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7 Quick Steps for Making an eLearning Infographic

7 Quick Steps for Making an eLearning Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
With a little planning ahead, even a beginner can make decent eLearning infographic. Here's how!
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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

 

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Professor Leaves Academia to Start a New & Game-Changing Kind of College

Professor Leaves Academia to Start a New & Game-Changing Kind of College | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
This concept of connection with the community is an exciting and interesting part of the Wayfinding Academy. While there will be some core courses of study for each student, Michelle envisions learning experiences where you walk into the room and find it hard to tell who is professor, full-time student, and who is a community member participating for personal growth and interest. It is a vision for an open learning community, one that blurs the distinctions between what happens in the school and what happens in the community. Students will spend signficant time in the community, and community members will hopefully be engaged and present in the school. As I listened to Michelle explain this vision, I pictured a community where the role of teacher and student is played by all.

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This concept of connection with the community is an exciting and interesting part of the Wayfinding Academy. While there will be some core courses of study for each student, Michelle envisions learning experiences where you walk into the room and find it hard to tell who is professor, full-time student, and who is a community member participating for personal growth and interest. It is a vision for an open learning community, one that blurs the distinctions between what happens in the school and what happens in the community. Students will spend signficant time in the community, and community members will hopefully be engaged and present in the school. As I listened to Michelle explain this vision, I pictured a community where the role of teacher and student is played by all.

 

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This concept of connection with the community is an exciting and interesting part of the Wayfinding Academy. While there will be some core courses of study for each student, Michelle envisions learning experiences where you walk into the room and find it hard to tell who is professor, full-time student, and who is a community member participating for personal growth and interest. It is a vision for an open learning community, one that blurs the distinctions between what happens in the school and what happens in the community. Students will spend signficant time in the community, and community members will hopefully be engaged and present in the school. As I listened to Michelle explain this vision, I pictured a community where the role of teacher and student is played by all.

 

Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, August 3, 4:51 PM

This concept of connection with the community is an exciting and interesting part of the Wayfinding Academy. While there will be some core courses of study for each student, Michelle envisions learning experiences where you walk into the room and find it hard to tell who is professor, full-time student, and who is a community member participating for personal growth and interest. It is a vision for an open learning community, one that blurs the distinctions between what happens in the school and what happens in the community. Students will spend signficant time in the community, and community members will hopefully be engaged and present in the school. As I listened to Michelle explain this vision, I pictured a community where the role of teacher and student is played by all.

 

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 3:54 PM

This concept of connection with the community is an exciting and interesting part of the Wayfinding Academy. While there will be some core courses of study for each student, Michelle envisions learning experiences where you walk into the room and find it hard to tell who is professor, full-time student, and who is a community member participating for personal growth and interest. It is a vision for an open learning community, one that blurs the distinctions between what happens in the school and what happens in the community. Students will spend signficant time in the community, and community members will hopefully be engaged and present in the school. As I listened to Michelle explain this vision, I pictured a community where the role of teacher and student is played by all.


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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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A good summary with everything there is to know about gamification.

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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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One Big Question: a #digped Discussion

One Big Question: a #digped Discussion | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Imagine that no educational technologies had yet been invented. If we could start from scratch, what would we build?

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Blended Learning Leaders Are Over the Honeymoon—and Rolling Up Their Sleeves

Blended Learning Leaders Are Over the Honeymoon—and Rolling Up Their Sleeves | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
This summer, I spoke to leaders at six public charter school networks who are now wily veterans in the art of blending teacher-led instruction with online learning--also known as “blended learning”. Their titles range from Innovation Manager to Director of Individualized Learning, meaning they work

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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4 Reasons Windows 10 Makes Sense for Education

4 Reasons Windows 10 Makes Sense for Education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Microsoft's next big operating system upgrade arrived Wednesday, bringing a host of new features, including several that educators may find useful.

Users upgrading to Windows 10 will immediately notice the dramatic overhaul Microsoft's designers have given the operating system's user interface, including the return of the Start menu, which was removed from Windows 8. But dig a little deeper and you'll find features that could help educators organize, present and conduct research more efficiently.
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Some Very Good YouTube Documentary Channels for...

Some Very Good YouTube Documentary Channels for... | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Some Very Good YouTube Documentary Channels for Teachers http://t.co/8w91rdSN4L #edtech #web20 #edapps

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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The volume of information available on the Internet is astounding, and it just keeps growing. Business intelligence company DOMO estimates that 571 new websites are created every minute.

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How Conflict Makes Us Better

How Conflict Makes Us Better | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Conflict. The very word sends negative and fearful thoughts through even the most hardy leaders.

None of us like conflict. If we had our way, each one of us would steer away from it and navigate towards the less painful, smoother waters.

However, where would any one of us be if we avoided conflict altogether?

We must admit that while uncomfortable, and even painful, conflict helps us become better leaders. Like an intense workout, the benefits that are received through times of resistance and pressure give us wonderful opportunities to grow and become stronger.

With the opportunities to grow in mind,  I offer some benefits for us to keep in mind on how conflict makes us better overall:

Makes Us Understand Others – Conflict is usually the stark differing of viewpoints, values, or vision. When we get outside of our views to see the other side, or as Stephen R. Covey stated “seek first to understand,” we will find out what the other party holds close to and begin to work towards a more common ground.

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As a leader, how do you deal with conflicts?

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The Web We Have to Save — Matter

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The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying. Why is nobody stopping it?

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Reading for pleasure builds empathy and improves wellbeing, research from The Reading Agency finds

Reading for pleasure builds empathy and improves wellbeing, research from The Reading Agency finds | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and the risk of dementia, and improve wellbeing throughout life, new research carried out for The Reading Agency has found.

The report, conducted by BOP Consulting and funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, brings together a strong and growing body of research that shows how and why reading for pleasure can bring a range of other benefits to individuals and society. There is already strong evidence to show that reading for pleasure plays a vital role in improving educational outcomes. However, in the UK, reading levels are low among people of all ages: most children do not read on a daily basis and almost a third of adults don't read for pleasure.


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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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