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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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"Completely rewired?"  Doubtful, but some interesting ideas presented. 

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Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Less memory!

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 3, 2014 1:05 AM

Some interesting research and anecdotal evidence is summarised in this article. #mustread

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:29 PM

I'm not sure I buy all of it for all of us. But, distract? FOMO? Create more? Yes, yes and yes.

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Will at Work Learning: People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really?

Will at Work Learning: People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Publication Note This article was originally published on the Work-Learning Research website (www.work-learning.com) in 2002. It may have had some minor changes since then. It was moved to this blog in 2006. Introduction People do NOT remember 10% of what...
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Are you basing any of your learning design decisions on these "urban myths?"

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools http://t.co/zQma5rjq4T
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An interesting list.  Likely you can add a few more things to it.

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Top 10 e-Learning Tips to Transfer Knowledge From Theory to Practice

Top 10 e-Learning Tips to Transfer Knowledge From Theory to Practice | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
In this post, I will share the top 10 e-Learning tips that can help you to effectively transfer knowledge in learning settings, instead of merely providing instruction.
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Instructional Design Models in the 21st Century: A Review ...

Instructional Design Models in the 21st Century: A Review ... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Instructional design model need to move from adopting a standard approach to developing models that could be customized to the 21st century needs of each learner. ... instructional design model.
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A critical look at Dick, Carey, Kemp, Gagne, ADDIE, etc.  Do you agree with the author's premise?

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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Why Google's 'Helpouts' Concept is a Brilliant Idea for Online Education

Why Google's 'Helpouts' Concept is a Brilliant Idea for Online Education | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I wrote about synchronous learning in a recent post where I suggested that technological applications have advanced to a point where real-time exchanges between students and instructor, students an...
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7 Things I Learned From Teaching With Twitter | Inside Higher Ed

7 Things I Learned From Teaching With Twitter | Inside Higher Ed | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
7 Things I Learned From Teaching With Twitter: http://t.co/s0A1Wmg4WF
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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:17 AM

Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Phygital Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
After our inspiring and thought-provoking interview with Connie Malamed, we were left wondering about the interesting human nature that is revealed with the ‘forgetting curve’, and its impact on learning design. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this phenomenon. Read on...
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Before I forget, let me share the link to this interesting article on the Forgetting Curve.  In addition to providing insights, it also provides links to other useful resources.

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5 Must See TED Talks for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Must See TED Talks for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Impressive! 

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Interesting Graphic Featuring 30+ iPad Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Graphic Featuring 30+ iPad Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Professional Learning | Really?

Professional Learning | Really? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
You may have seen this YouTube clip that is circling social media at the moment. It was taken at a Chicago Professional Development session and was shared as an example of why teachers are going ou...
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Scarier than "The Shining."  Yikes!

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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a learning styles assessment to determin
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Simple changes to homework improved student learning - Phys.Org

Simple changes to homework improved student learning - Phys.Org | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Simple changes to homework improved student learning Phys.Org The findings by a team from Rice's Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship and Duke's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience demonstrate how technology and cognitive...
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How do you spot a subject matter expert? | TrainingZone.co.uk

How do you spot a subject matter expert? | TrainingZone.co.uk | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Stephen Walker looks at how you find a subject matter expert by examining what is different about their behaviour.
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Letter Grades Deserve an 'F' | The Atlantic

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'  | The Atlantic | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.

 

Worse, points-based grading undermines learning and creativity,rewards cheating, damages students' peer relationships and trust in their teachers, encourages students to avoid challenging work, and teaches students to value grades over knowledge.

 


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From the article:  "Teachers are trapped in a Catch-22. We are asked to assess our students precisely (many grading programs track scores to the hundredths place) and with the appearance of objectivity while using an inherently subjective process. Teachers are then asked to present their calculations on official documents and defend those numbers at parent-teacher conferences as if they are objective measures of student learning. For all the effort, time, and best intentions teachers invest in those reams of grade reports, we are lying to ourselves and to our students’ parents, cheating our students out of clear and accurate feedback on their academic process, and contributing to the greater illusion that grades are an accurate reflection of skill mastery."  Explores an important issue with well-written, thoughtful prose.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:41 PM

"Standards-based grading establishes one high standard—mastery—for all students. Students who move often, such as kids in poverty, the military, or the foster care system, benefit the most from a standards-based system of evaluation because it would quickly and clearly communicate their competence in a given subject based on a common set of standards."

 

Hopefully, Standards- based assessment and competency-based learning will move educational assessment into the 21st century teaching and learning environments.

David Snow's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:57 AM

There is a lot to think about here. An interesting and thought-provoking article, which should lead to a change in assessment practice.

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3 Ideas for Incorporating Music Into Core High School Classes - US News

3 Ideas for Incorporating Music Into Core High School Classes - US News | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Integrating music into academic subjects such as English can help students think more critically and creatively, educators say. (When music is infused into instruction of core topics, students are more focused and engaged, educators say.
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From the article:  "For some teachers, says Susan Riley, a Maryland-based arts integration specialist and former music teacher, finding ways to integrate music into core curriculum may be intimidating. Adding music to another subject helps students focus and engage more in the classroom, she says."  Some interesting and creative ideas shared.

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Use Data to Tell the Future: Understanding Machine Learning - Wired

Use Data to Tell the Future: Understanding Machine Learning - Wired | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Venture Capital Post Use Data to Tell the Future: Understanding Machine Learning Wired When Amazon recommends a book you would like, Google predicts that you should leave now to get to your meeting on time, and Pandora magically creates your ideal...
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Marc My Words: Why I Hate ADDIE by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: Why I Hate ADDIE by Marc  J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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A critical review of ADDIE and its value in the learning development process.

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21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
This is the new buzz world this year in our schools. But, is it really new or is it just integrating the computer lab into the classroom? Or is it doing what some of the best teachers already do? T...
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The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme | DMLcentral

The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme | DMLcentral | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I often get asked questions like these: Does peer learning really work? Don’t we need experts to learn from? Can the (proverbially) blind really lead the blind? Those are good questions and I will get back to them in a second.

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Addressed the important question:  "Could peer learning be the (only) answer to scale meaningful learning and education for a growing global population?" 

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9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What Goes on in There?: Learning Labs

What Goes on in There?: Learning Labs | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A non-profit dedicated to making technology more diverse finds a permanent home to echo its welcoming vibe.
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From the article:  "You don’t expect to smell freshly baked muffins at a computer-programming hub. But for Learning Labs founder Heather Payne, spaces for technology should be welcoming."  Read on...

 

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