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Decentralizing education: how startups are dismantling the university | KurzweilAI

Decentralizing education: how startups are dismantling the university | KurzweilAI | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Dale J. Stephens leads UnCollege, the social movement changing the notion that college is the only path to success. His first book, Hacking Your Education, will be published by Penguin in 2013. Also see the three related posts today (below).

 

Student/teacher interaction

 

“What about student/teacher interaction? What about building a social and professional network? How can you get a job without a degree? How will you know you’re succeeding without grades?”

 

Every seasoned supporter of self-directed education has faced questions like this. If you haven’t yet, you will. Trust me. People often have a hard time understanding how certain elements of education can flourish outside of classrooms. Homeschoolers and unschoolers have found creative solutions — cooperative classes for varying subjects, speech and debate leagues, field trip groups — that decentralize and expand the learning experience.

 

But what about higher education? Can all the benefits that society associates with traditional higher education be provided and even exceeded with non-traditional methods? The purpose of this post is to look at how startups are doing just that.

 

UnCollege has written posts with an in-depth look at specific startups, such as Udacity, but here we’re going to take a high-level approach and see how the startup community is providing benefits that traditional higher education institutions claim to have a monopoly on. We’ll do this by focusing on their solutions for content delivery, social interaction, professional feedback, and certification.

 

Content delivery

If you’ve been following trends in higher education at all, the idea that universities don’t have an edge on content delivery won’t be surprising to you. Institutionalized-ed says that students should learn in a way that allows them to successfully regurgitate information via testing and exams.

 

Decentralized education says let the student learn in a way that allows them to master the information, not just regurgitate it.. The content is the part of the university that has become most decentralized – it started more than 10 years ago with MIT’s OpenCourseWare and has continued from there.

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Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged - BBC News

Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
A focus on "playful experimentation" will boost learning, says the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning | Co.Design

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning | Co.Design | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.
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Freelance State of Mind: creativity’s impact on our mental wellbeing - Design Week

Freelance State of Mind: creativity’s impact on our mental wellbeing - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re drawing, fanaticising over comics or exploring films, engaging your creativity can have a positive impact on mental health, says Ben Tallon.
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The power of protest art: DIY creations inspired by Donald Trump - Design Week

The power of protest art: DIY creations inspired by Donald Trump - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
W attended the latest London rally opposed to President Trump’s UK state visit and spoke to protesters about the placards they had created.
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Why are fewer students taking on art and design at university? - Design Week

Why are fewer students taking on art and design at university? - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The latest figures from UCAS show a big drop in students taking up art and design compared to 2016 - we look at why this has happened.
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Meet the kids who think for themselves - BBC News

Meet the kids who think for themselves - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
A new learning technique is driving results up in UK schools.
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11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about

11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers. It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where we’ve created an entire …
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Strategies for Creative Teaching | ROSS LAIRD

Strategies for Creative Teaching | ROSS LAIRD | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Teaching (in its various forms) is one of the most influential roles in society. After parenting, it is perhaps the most crucial, for all ages. And yet, teaching — whether to children or adults — is a profession in which few practitioners have any substantial training. Some instructors have certificates or degrees in teaching, but there’s so much to know about the subject that most good instructors pick up their best skills after training, in the field, thinking on their feet and trying to keep learners awake.
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Sloyd Education Theory: Making Things With Your Hands Makes You Smarter - Core77

Sloyd Education Theory: Making Things With Your Hands Makes You Smarter  - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
I love learning, and I hate school. Sitting in a classroom while a teacher drones on is my idea of torture. It's unnatural and it's boring. But if there's a physical problem to solve—let's say I'm making something in the shop, and it keeps breaking, and I have to find
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Sea Hero Quest | Memories of a Sea Hero

Watch to discover how you can help fight dementia with our revolutionary new game, Sea Hero Quest. Let’s game for good. Download Now: Apple Store
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Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline' - BBC News

Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline' - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The world's largest dementia research project suggests ability to navigate declines as we age.
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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic?
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Fostering creativity - Research summaries - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

Fostering creativity - Research summaries - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
This document provides a summary of research associated with creativity and learning. It reviews and evaluates the evidence emerging from empirical research and also the work of schools in recent years. The document includes a review of key aspects such as the nature of creativity, broadening the meaning of creativity, hard thinking and soft thinking, the work of Howard Gardner, Maslow, Vygotsky, Guy Claxton and Edward de Bono, developing creativity, lateral thinking, creative thinking, self-esteem, visualising, concept maps, spider diagrams, and the implications for the work of schools.
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WHAT CAUSES CREATIVITY

what causes creativity... 1. Confidence 2. Observation 3. Humility 4. Mindfulness 5. Curiosity 6. Resourcefulness 7. Energy 8. Action
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The last things that will make us uniquely human

The last things that will make us uniquely human | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
In a few decades, AI will outstrip many of the abilities we believe make us special. This is a grand challenge for our age, argues researcher Viktor Mayer-Schonberger.
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Michael DiTullo Design Tutorials

Michael DiTullo Design Tutorials | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Home page of Michael DiTullo, Chief Design Officer at Sound United and designer with 20+ years experience at Nike, Jordan, Converse, and frog design
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Fred Deakin: Young designers should experiment and "try anything" - Design Week

Fred Deakin: Young designers should experiment and "try anything" - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
As part of our Design Week at 30 series we catch up with University of the Arts London professor of interactive digital arts Fred Deakin to talk about how design education has changed over the years.
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Creativity, Combat, Cardboard and Chaos: Boxwars - Core77

Creativity, Combat, Cardboard and Chaos: Boxwars  - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
What do you do when you're bored? When a trio of Australian friends, Hoss Siegel, Josh Spiegel and Ross Koger, found that they "had a severe lack of creativity in our lives" they decided to do something about it. Their solution: Get a bunch of friends together, build cardboard suits
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Susan Cain on Introversion

The world is full of noise and those that are the loudest are the ones we tend to follow but what about the quiet ones? Author Susan Cain shines a spotligh
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The slow professor | University Affairs

The slow professor | University Affairs | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The authors of a new book challenge what they call the “frantic pace” of contemporary university life.
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Study finds lecture hall internet access bring out the worst in students

Study finds lecture hall internet access bring out the worst in students | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Michigan State University study says that web surfing brings down the grades – no matter how smart the student
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The Artificial Intelligence Behind Google Translate Recently Did Something Extraordinary

The Artificial Intelligence Behind Google Translate Recently Did Something Extraordinary | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Those translations aren't making us laugh as much as they used to.
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Sea Hero Quest | The Project Story

Introducing Sea Hero Quest, a mobile game created to change the future of dementia research. Join us and #gameforgood. Download Now: Apple Store
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Stanford study finds walking improves creativity

Stanford study finds walking improves creativity | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
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Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News

Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
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