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Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center

Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

"We know that each student is unique, but what about each student's brain? This new Students at the Center infographic draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning."


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Nora Tejeda's comment, July 17, 2013 7:50 AM
The Mind, Brain and Education report behind this infographic is also great! Thanks for sharing!
Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:23 AM

What about, the learning processthat drawn by pupils.. thats interesting way of entering their minds...

Lia Goren's comment, July 20, 2013 4:18 PM
I loved it! thank you
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Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Here are some useful tips for a teacher. Take a look at these dos and don’ts for project based learning.
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Some useful tips for project-based learning enthusiasts.

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The Ultimate List of HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

The Ultimate List of HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
There isn't any doubt that the eLearning industry is evolving. Curriculum is becoming more interactive and, at the same time, an increasing number of learners are using mobile devices to access eLearning courses.
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The author invites you to "take a look at how HTML5 may play a major role in the future of the eLearning industry, and delve into the ultimate list of HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available today."

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Vt. moves toward proficiency-based learning - WCAX

Vt. moves toward proficiency-based learning - WCAX | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Vt. moves toward proficiency-based learning WCAX "We have to do a better job in education of identifying what good learning looks like and hold kids accountable for accomplishing that before we say you're ready for the next challenge," Evans...
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From the article:  "’When a student goes through and they get a passing grade of 70 in algebra, they move on to the next grade. In the past we haven't been concerned about that 30 percent that the student didn't learn,’ Fischer said.

He says the goal of proficiency-based requirements is to get at that 30 percent, making sure students learn everything before moving ahead. And that's where that relearning comes in for teachers. Lesson plans need to be reconfigured and flexible to change for each student as he or she progresses.”  The article provides details on how to "get at that 30%."

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Media (R)evolutions: Internet Users by Age and Development Level, 2011*

Media (R)evolutions: Internet Users by Age and Development Level, 2011* | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have...
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From the article:  "...tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have little resemblance to yesterday's."  Please read on.

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The Importance of Aesthetics in Serious Games -

The Importance of Aesthetics in Serious Games - | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
First impressions matter in almost every situation – including game play. Aesthetics are a huge part of the game play experience. If the game doesn’t LOOK appealing, then players won’t want to play even if the game has a great game goal and rules. Conversely, a game that may be “just okay” from a game play perspective can be elevated by strong aesthetics. This fact can be a plus in learning games where content might be a bit dry but a great theme and aesthetics can help create an enjoyable experience. Compare these two game boards. Which one makes you more curious about playing the game? What about these game characters and images? Do they make you curious and want to play? What other information is being shared via the aesthetics in the game? (Answer: Progression, topic, what to do next, theme, overarching mood, etc.) Aesthetics do several things for you in a game (any game – including serious games). For example: Set a mood and reinforce a theme or a concept Immerse the player into the game experience and help them suspend reality so they can play the game. Offer cues that can guide performance and communicate a player’s status and progress. Facilitate understanding of game play, making it easier for a player to figure out what to do. Are you in the position of hiring out game design and development? Terrific! Our team would love to chat with you. If, however, you are NOT in this position and are instead a team of one, here are some resources for you. If your skill set doesn’t reside in the graphic design arena, my first vote is for you to hire a graphic designer to help you. The hourly rate for a solo freelancer is typically around $75/hour. Ten to 20 hours of a graphic designer’s time can probably get you all the art assets you need for a basic game. If you have no budget for a graphic designer, here are a couple of other options to check out for digital art assets: http://opengameart.org — has some nice graphics bundles you can download and use in your digital games. http://elearningtemplates.com/elearning-activities/ — has cutout people and graphics as well as some “game” templates (they aren’t really games, but are gamified activities.) You can also check out this site to purchase game components for board games or card games at a reasonable price. Available items include tokens, dice, game boards, cards, chips, money, etc: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts
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An interesting article from learning veteran Sharon Boller.

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Campus Technology : April 2014, Page 1

Campus Technology : April 2014, Page 1 | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Click once to access the "6 High-Impact Technologies in Higher Ed" slideshow.  What other trends do you see emerging in the learning field?

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What Works In Education And How Do We Know?

What Works In Education And How Do We Know? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
What Works In Education And How Do We Know?
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New Compilation of Articles on the Flipped Classroom | Inside Higher Ed

New Compilation of Articles on the Flipped Classroom | Inside Higher Ed | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Inside Higher Edis today releasing a free compilation of articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the flipped classroom.




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Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.
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Another point of view on MOOCs.

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Use Perfect Learning Objectives To Boost The Quality of your e-Learning

Use Perfect Learning Objectives To Boost The Quality of your e-Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The best way to create terrible e-Learning is to dump content in an authoring tool (as if it was PowerPoint) add some questions and call it a course. Everybody knows (or should know) that learning development starts with defining clear learning objectives. This blog post precedes the course and tool to explain to you the basics on how to create good learning objectives. 
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The Learner's Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change

The Learner's Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
It recently occurred to me how much Hollywood can teach us about how people learn as well as change. I've adapted the model for movies to how people learn.
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Learning and Teaching Resources Released

Learning and Teaching Resources Released | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Learning and research resources from the Archives and Special Collections have been released here So far these cover: feminism and women studies, politics, race, animals and art, LGBT, war and art,...
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From the site:  “So far these cover: feminism and women studies, politics, race, animals and art, LGBT, war and art, disability, 20th century art education, and art education protest.”  There may be something that you can use here.

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How to Use the Science of Learning and Remembering in Corporate Training

How to Use the Science of Learning and Remembering in Corporate Training | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
If eLearning is a “check the box” activity, effective learning design does not matter. But what about when training directly affects business outcomes? When this is the case, instructional designers need strategies to improve both learning and remembering. Techniques such as spaced repetition, use of story, and feedback loops can help.
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Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession - Education Week News (blog)

Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession - Education Week News (blog) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession Education Week News (blog) In Wake County, N.C., school leaders held a press conference Thursday warning of a high number of teacher resignations this year, led in part, they said, by low...
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Apparently, the grass is not so green...

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A nonprofit in Queens taught people to write iPhone apps — and their incomes jumped from $15k to $72k

A nonprofit in Queens taught people to write iPhone apps — and their incomes jumped from $15k to $72k | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The first students of the Access Code program in New York saw their incomes go from $15,000 to just over $72,000 six months after graduation.
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The inspiring story of the "Access Code" training program developed by the non-profit "Coalition for Queens."

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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools.
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Language Learning needs a Flip

Language Learning needs a Flip | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Language learning should be kept out of the classroom. Teachers and students should focus on practicing conversational skills instead.
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Speed Learning: A Classroom Activity

Speed Learning: A Classroom Activity | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
When I explain speed learning to the students, it is inevitable that one of them will say... is this like the learning version of speed dating, and the answer is, Yes! One of the issues that I try ...
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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to. Trainings can be monotonous, especially in the context of ‘pure’ technology-aided learning. You do not have an instructor
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How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning - Resources Shared at #ASTDTN | David KellyDavid Kelly

How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning - Resources Shared at #ASTDTN | David KellyDavid Kelly | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Includes links to many interesting and thought-provoking articles.  Recommended.

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MOOC: Stop Complaining and Just Enjoy Them!

MOOC: Stop Complaining and Just Enjoy Them! | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not for everyone, but everyone can benefit from them if willing to keep an open mind. Stop overanalyzing revolutionary ideas within education and stop searching for the “magic bullet.”
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For your reading pleasure:  More on MOOCs.

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Not your Father’s LMS: The How and Why of Millennial Workforce Learning

Not your Father’s LMS: The How and Why of Millennial Workforce Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
As a father to four sons who are growing up as part of the millennial generation (those born from 1981...
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Gamifying Learning

Find resources at List.ly/list/DF3-game-based-learning-and-gamification and ShellyTerrell.com
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Police are getting online multiple choice questionnaires to prepare them for domestic abuse. Is it effective? [Y/N]

Only 8 out of 43 police forces deal appropriately with domestic abuse in England and Wales. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of the Constabulary have looked at just how the police are being trained to deal with it better.
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MOOCs and disruption - An interview with the FutureLearn CEO

MOOCs and disruption - An interview with the FutureLearn CEO | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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An interview with FutureLearn CEO Simon Nelson “to discuss all things digital and find out what drives him forward in his current quest to democratise education.”

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