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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Blended learning | Scoop.it

"Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading."

 

“We can’t turn back,” [Doctor Maryanne] Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”

Wolf is training her own brain to be bi-literate. She went back to the Hesse novel the next night, giving herself distance, both in time and space, from her screens.

“I put everything aside. I said to myself, ‘I have to do this,’ ” she said. “It was really hard the second night. It was really hard the third night. It took me two weeks, but by the end of the second week I had pretty much recovered myself so I could enjoy and finish the book.”


Via Howard Rheingold
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Are we becoming Twitter brains? We are losing the ability to read long texts if we don't preserve the analogue reading and writing. Our brain adapts to the digital way of skimming through texts, thereby losing the 'deep' comprehension created by offline reading

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Terheck's curator insight, April 8, 5:19 PM

Yes, I feel it personnaly quit different, and I still prefer to read on paper. While on screen, I read, as an activity aong others. When I take a book, I stop was I was doing, and start reading, just reading, beeing more focuses on what I read.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, April 9, 6:28 AM

Reflexão sobre leitura no impresso e no digital . Ainda não tinha ouvido 'Bi-literacy' 

Yolande Villemaire's curator insight, April 9, 5:55 PM

Slow reading versus online skimming. Training oneself to be bi-literate: digital reading and reading books. 

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21 Essential Strategies for Managing Virtual Teams | Biz 3.0

21 Essential Strategies for Managing Virtual Teams | Biz 3.0 | Blended learning | Scoop.it
I’ve been working with hundreds of virtual team members in over 9 different countries in the past 8 years.

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Virtual teams are here to stay, but it is a great challenge managing them. In my experience, you can't. The solution is to create trust and leadership competencies within the team.

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Gudrun Hoehne's curator insight, July 1, 6:30 AM

Even though I agree with many of the tips shared here for managing virtual teams, I am not sure about Timedoctor. Tracking time like Timedoctor would completely demotivate me as a team member. I want to be trusted instead and truly bellieve that it is vital for managers of virtual teams that they trust their team members and coach them instead of micromanaging.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Blended learning | Scoop.it

"Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading."

 

“We can’t turn back,” [Doctor Maryanne] Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”

Wolf is training her own brain to be bi-literate. She went back to the Hesse novel the next night, giving herself distance, both in time and space, from her screens.

“I put everything aside. I said to myself, ‘I have to do this,’ ” she said. “It was really hard the second night. It was really hard the third night. It took me two weeks, but by the end of the second week I had pretty much recovered myself so I could enjoy and finish the book.”


Via Howard Rheingold
Julie Ekner Koch's insight:

Are we becoming Twitter brains? We are losing the ability to read long texts if we don't preserve the analogue reading and writing. Our brain adapts to the digital way of skimming through texts, thereby losing the 'deep' comprehension created by offline reading

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Terheck's curator insight, April 8, 5:19 PM

Yes, I feel it personnaly quit different, and I still prefer to read on paper. While on screen, I read, as an activity aong others. When I take a book, I stop was I was doing, and start reading, just reading, beeing more focuses on what I read.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, April 9, 6:28 AM

Reflexão sobre leitura no impresso e no digital . Ainda não tinha ouvido 'Bi-literacy' 

Yolande Villemaire's curator insight, April 9, 5:55 PM

Slow reading versus online skimming. Training oneself to be bi-literate: digital reading and reading books. 

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35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies | Blended learning | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

 

Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud.

 


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Guided mastery at work

Guided mastery at work | Blended learning | Scoop.it

Imagine you’re afraid of snakes. You don’t just dislike them. You're so afraid that you can’t even walk on grass for fear a snake might be there. Like other phobias, the fear paralyzes you and the ...


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Building confidence in learners is the best method to accelerate their learning.

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Creating Passionate Users: Conversational writing kicks formal writing's ass

Creating Passionate Users: Conversational writing kicks formal writing's ass | Blended learning | Scoop.it

If you want people to learn and remember what you write, say it conversationally. This isn't just for short informal blog entries and articles, either. We're talking books.


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Dick Cheuk's curator insight, February 6, 5:48 PM

Conversation is much easier to follow!

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The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Blended learning | Scoop.it

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority blogs.hbr.org (blog) And when the learnings are captured in a knowledge management system, revenue jumps again.


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Learning is an important prerequisite for innovation, this study shows.

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Study: Online Learning Sees Slowest Growth in a Decade - U.S. News & World Report

Study: Online Learning Sees Slowest Growth in a Decade - U.S. News & World Report | Blended learning | Scoop.it
Study: Online Learning Sees Slowest Growth in a Decade
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Interesting...are we going back to traditional class-room training, or has online training just reached a plateau?

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | #elearning

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | #elearning | Blended learning | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Our learning experience is changing, both in the education system and in the workplace. This table provides an overview of the new web 3.0 and its implications

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 12, 1:56 PM

Web 3.0 has been shared on this Scoop.it and this table is a bit different from previous ones. What do you think? Is your school heading towards a Web 3.0 environment, where teachers will not only be those whom are licensed professionals but also those who are accesible on line from all parts of the worlld? Will schools graduate students whom view industrywill view as co-workers whom are prepared for a knowledge economy? This table presents what may be in the future. What do you think?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 12, 2:55 PM

Great to have a chart for comparison

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6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic | Blended learning | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at 6 trends and predictions for social media in the new year. While it is somewhat geared towards businesses, each one has implications in both the classroom and for personal use as well.

 


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Shilpa Bansal/Balan's curator insight, January 10, 8:21 AM

This prediction is bang on target. There is no running away from social media. It is not an option anymore. The future  is where the technology is and it is going to integrate right into your life. There would hardly be a difference between social media and real life. 

The face of education will change in this new world. It will diminish the boundaries and people from all parts of the world will come together and make learning fun .

CSINowedu's curator insight, January 11, 8:58 AM

Nice infographic!

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 4:21 PM

more social less media

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Making Sense of Responsive e-Learning Design

Making Sense of Responsive e-Learning Design | Blended learning | Scoop.it
A comment made by Tom Kuhlmann in an exclusive interview with Learnnovators, spurred us to set out on a journey to explore how the community perceives and practices responsive design in e-learning. Our findings and learnings were fascinating.

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Responsive design gives the best user experience - but it's often expensive and complicated. Get a few useful tips to start designing!

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Report: Most Associations Use Social Technologies to Extend Learning ... - Associations Now

Report: Most Associations Use Social Technologies to Extend Learning ... - Associations Now | Blended learning | Scoop.it
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Social technologies provide opportunities for that kind of interaction and to extend knowledge sharing outside the “classroom,” he added.
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Formal learning experiences are decreasing, videos, tweets and discussion forums are increasing in organizational learning. Good news for the collaborative segment.

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

A Visual Primer On Learning Theory | Blended learning | Scoop.it

Unlike many theories involving physics for example, it is unlikely that a single learning theory is “right,” and will ultimately prove other theories “wrong.” How people learn is complex, and any unifying theory on how it all happens that’s entirely accurate would likely be too vague to be helpful. In that way, each “theory” is more of a way to describe one truth out of many.


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Love this visual overview of the most important learning theories and approaches.

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Miriam Conde's curator insight, March 13, 2:01 PM

Interesante infografía

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7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards

7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards | Blended learning | Scoop.it
Storyboard writing is a core skill that all e-learning instructional designers must master. Yet there are common pitfalls that pop up frequently - both for newbies and seasoned instructional designers.
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Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead

Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead | Blended learning | Scoop.it

To succeed today you must be in a constant state of adaptation – continually unlearning old ‘rules’ and relearning new ones.

 

As futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler once wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”


 


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John Michel's curator insight, February 5, 7:39 AM

Unlearning is about moving away from something—letting go—rather than acquiring. It’s like stripping old paint. It lays the foundation for the new layer of fresh learning to be acquired and to stick. But like the painter who needs to prepare a surface, stripping the paint is 70% of the work while repainting is only 30%.

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100+ Influential Learning Professionals Worth Following - Edudemic

100+ Influential Learning Professionals Worth Following - Edudemic | Blended learning | Scoop.it
The below list of influential learning professionals features nearly 150 influential learning pros who know a thing or two about the future of education and e-learning.
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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic] | Blended learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 1:04 AM

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:21 AM

Show this to the class - good graphics to read.

Show them the Ebbnghaus curve. How can they use social media to reinforce their own learning?

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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A Mobile Dilemma

A Mobile Dilemma | Blended learning | Scoop.it
A Critical 21st Century Skill

Now here we are in the year 2014, and things seem to be changing for many schools.

It would seem that the smartphone is finally getting its due as a computer with telephonic capabilities. Our phones are used as computers even as our computers are now used as phones.

An interesting Nielsen study showed that in March 2012, a majority (50.4 percent) of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Mobile devices have also replaced desktop computers as the primary access device to the Internet.

 

Via Gust MEES
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I have often thought about this dilemma, too. We have been talking about mobile learning for years now, but it is still 'a new technology' The opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning are endless, but educators still hold back. The millenials are way ahead already.

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What Is Agile Learning Design?

What Is Agile Learning Design? | Blended learning | Scoop.it
If you're in the learning design business or working with game based learning, then you've probably come across the term Agile a lot recently, so we're going to try and make sense of it.

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8 Keys to the Mindset of a Successful eLearning Professional

8 Keys to the Mindset of a Successful eLearning Professional | Blended learning | Scoop.it

Before you start designing or re-designing be sure you put first things first. And that means getting into an eLearning mindset.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Blended learning | Scoop.it

It’s been 30 years since I developed the notion of “multiple intelligences.” I have been gratified by the interest shown in this idea and the ways it’s been used in schools, museums, and businesses around the world. But one unanticipated consequence has driven me to distraction—and that’s the tendency of many people, including persons whom I cherish, to credit me with the notion of ‘learning styles’ or to collapse ‘multiple intelligences’ with ‘learning styles.’ It’s high time to relieve my pain and to set the record straight.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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Important points about individualized teaching

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:05 AM

Gardner summarizes:


As an educator, I draw three primary lessons for educators:


1. Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.


2. Pluralize your teaching. Teach important materials in several ways, not just one (e.g. through stories, works of art, diagrams, role play). In this way you can reach students who learn in different ways. Also, by presenting materials in various ways, you convey what it means to understand something well. If you can only teach in one way, your own understanding is likely to be thin.


3. Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students.