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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Connects | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

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Mapping our connections: this tool may be used to curate many different kinds of connections. I will devote some time to learning how to manipulate it, then I will know how useful it is.

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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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Tony Bates » Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much?

Tony Bates » Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much? | Connects | Scoop.it
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72,000 to join Kenya public universities as 66,000 miss out

72,000 to join Kenya public universities as 66,000 miss out | Connects | Scoop.it

Over 72,000 candidates who sat last year's Form Four examinations have been selected to join various public universities and colleges next month.


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Progress is being made, for sure, but is it enough? Definitely not, is the answer. Too many students, especially female, don't go on to Secondary education, let alone Tertiary education.

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Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Connects | Scoop.it
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This us a follow-up to the initial blog post. Ms Moser-Mercer, responds in the comments that discuss the utility of this experiment.

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Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory

Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory | Connects | Scoop.it
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The debate about the theory of connectivism

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How and Why Institutions are Engaging with MOOCs...Answers in Report "MOOCs: Expectations and Reality"

How and Why Institutions are Engaging with MOOCs...Answers in Report "MOOCs: Expectations and Reality" | Connects | Scoop.it
How do institutions use MOOCs; and to what end?  •  Why do institutions pay thousands of dollars to develop and offer a MOOC on an external platform?  •  How do institutions determine the effective...
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Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage'

Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage' | Connects | Scoop.it
Unless universities adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of students in emerging economies, free online courses will have no relevance

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:45 PM

With many developing nations having strong roots in critical and libration pedagogies its not surprising this situation arises.  The teacher as little more than a subject matter expert has had little relevance to education for half a century at least.

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Turning a MOOC Into a Meta-MOOC (Participatory) Experience

Turning a MOOC Into a Meta-MOOC (Participatory) Experience | Connects | Scoop.it
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Questioning the test, or at least some parts of it, can open up the conversation.

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Tony Bates » Look back in anger? A review of online learning in 2013

Tony Bates » Look back in anger? A review of online learning in 2013 | Connects | Scoop.it
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One of the best comments on MOOCs in 2012

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allAfrica.com: Africa: Survey Suggests Moocs Are Failing to Educate the Poor (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Survey Suggests Moocs Are Failing to Educate the Poor (Page 1 of 2) | Connects | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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I could barely get email on my iPad in most places in Kenya, let alone try to do a MOOC. That is why cell phone technology will leap ahead of the MOOC. Check out Eneza Education.

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Brainstorm in Progress: Open Ed 13: George Siemens

Brainstorm in Progress: Open Ed 13: George Siemens | Connects | Scoop.it
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Original cMOOC practice and theory explained again.

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How Does Coursera Make Money? (EdSurge News)

How Does Coursera Make Money? (EdSurge News) | Connects | Scoop.it
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for free. It was started by two Stanford professors in late 2011. In less than three years it has reached 10 million students around the world and raised $85 million in ventur
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It's

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Tony Bates » Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Tony Bates » Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | Connects | Scoop.it
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Tony Bates discusses 6 research articles about MOOCs. His conclusions are that we don't yet know much about the field, especially the issues of 'scale' and the non-North America/Europe experience of MOOCs. 

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xMOOCs and cMOOCs - do we even care?

xMOOCs and cMOOCs - do we even care? | Connects | Scoop.it
First published by EDU Tech on 24th July, 2014 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an exciting new development in online education. In this article, Viplav Baxi explores the origins of MOOCs, t...
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The xMOOC / cMOOC story as seen from India

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elearnspace › New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

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George Seimens will offer this course in the Fall of 2014

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Connects | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Great map

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2014 7:37 AM
Learning theories
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Learning theories

JulieLaRoche's curator insight, April 12, 2014 11:00 AM

I love infographics like this that depict the 10,000 foot view to show the overall subject, the various theories or parts, and how the pieces fit together and influence one another.

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What’s Next for Education? Answer: Follow-the-Learner

What’s Next for Education? Answer: Follow-the-Learner | Connects | Scoop.it
Most readers are likely familiar with the childhood game follow-the-leader. The ‘leader’ would lead doing various antics while the ‘followers’ would mimic the leaders’ every move. Players who faile...
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The analogy of follow the learner is the milkshake  sellers follow the customer

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Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014

Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014 | Connects | Scoop.it
There are patterns within the trend predictions for 2014 that are worthy of paying attention to. There is strong, if not overwhelming evidence that behaviour patterns of students, educators, employ...
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Looking ahead to 2014, the year of: increasing collaboration, humanize the learning experience, and support personalized learning

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About those U Penn MOOC results reported at MRI13 -

About those U Penn MOOC results reported at MRI13 - | Connects | Scoop.it
Michael and I have been at the MOOC Research Initiative conference in Arlington, TX (#mri13) for the past three days. Actually, thanks to the ice storm it turns out MRI is the Hotel California of conferences.
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Early analysis of how MOOCs are doing at least from the enrollment - dropout numbers pov

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Brainstorm in Progress: Open Ed 13: George Siemens

Brainstorm in Progress: Open Ed 13: George Siemens | Connects | Scoop.it
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Geoff Cain looks at MOOC history and calls for the Connectivists to keep making connections.

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Why Online Classes Might Not Be Good for Developing Countries

Why Online Classes Might Not Be Good for Developing Countries | Connects | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in the New America Foundation’s Weekly Wonk. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.
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The emergence of ultra-affordable blended-learning degree alternatives based on free online resources just might be the “leapfrog” solution that allows nations full of undereducated young people to move into the middle classes.

  
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Brainstorm in Progress: Open Ed 13: Andrew Ng

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XMOOCs explained but not really Open (that's the first 'O')

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Connects | Scoop.it
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From Contact North

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