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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
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There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house.

It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.

These technologies hold massive potential for young people both in and out of school.

Schools are getting interested in this "rapid prototyping" technology. But there are still the usual barriers - access, funding, teacher awareness and confidence.

However, many learners are getting 3D design whether or not their schools are ready.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

It was a revolution moving higher education from bricks to clicks… and now it's started to go back to bricks again.

Online university providers, which offered people the chance to study from home, are turning full circle by creating a network of learning centres where students can meet and study together.

Instead of demolishing the dusty old classrooms of academia, the online university revolution is responsible for opening some new ones.

Coursera, a major California-based provider of online courses, is creating an international network of "learning hubs", where students can follow these virtual courses in real-life, bricks and mortar settings.

And there are thousands of meet-ups in cafes and libraries where students get together to talk about their online courses.

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Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity

Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
When analytic thought, the knife, is applied to experience, something is always killed in the process. That is fairly well understood, at least in the arts... Something is always killed. But what is less noticed in the arts—something is always created too.-Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance I teach design process to people with very little experience in design, at a thing we call the Design Gym. The response from our attendees is always very positive.
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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

At Harvard, more people have signed up for Moocs in a single year than have attended the university in its entire 377-year history. That's a great success story in opening up education, but what do you do with all those hungry minds?

 

Enter the Spoc. And the clue is in the "small, private" part of the name. These courses are still free and delivered through the internet, but access is restricted to much smaller numbers, tens or hundreds, rather than tens of thousands.

 

It means a selection process for applicants and the capacity for a more customised experience. Looking further down the track, it wouldn't be difficult to imagine fees and course credits.

Harvard and University of California, Berkeley, part of the edX online alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are among the universities beginning to experiment with this more refined model.

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More Professors Use Social Media as a Teaching Tool

More Professors Use Social Media as a Teaching Tool | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Professors find that social media facilitates intellectual and interdisciplinary discussions among students, but also increases distraction and causes privacy concerns.
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China: Opportunity and risk for hi-tech firms

China: Opportunity and risk for hi-tech firms | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

A new report calls for China to be seen as a land of scientific opportunity not a black hole of intellectual theft and cybercrime.

The study is by Nesta, a think tank founded to promote innovation, and it argues that the massive and growing scale of Chinese science means it is simply "too big to ignore"- spending about $500m on research every day and employing a quarter of the world's R&D workforce.

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair

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Lance Weihmuller's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:01 PM

"...what he calls the 'biggest failing of the big Mooc providers': they are simply repackaging what is already known rather than encouraging creativity and innovation."

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:09 PM

Stephen Downes' Full Article

Doudou FENG, Fidel FABIAN, Julie FELL, Tchaï SENE's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:25 AM

Pay attention to the piece of the anti-moocs information.

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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Clive Hilton's insight:

Sometimes it's worth just going back to the basics. And this is one of those times. My students - yes you, Team! - take note, please.

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Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 10:42 AM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 10:42 AM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 29, 2013 12:23 PM

Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

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UK enters online university race

UK enters online university race | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The UK's biggest online university project is being launched, with a partnership of more than 20 universities offering free courses.

 

Students will be able to follow courses on mobile phones as well as computers.

The UK's project, called FutureLearn, will see UK universities entering the global market in so-called Moocs - massive open online courses.

It could "revolutionise conventional models of formal education", says universities minister David Willetts.

 

The launch of FutureLearn will see 21 UK universities, plus Trinity College Dublin and Monash University in Australia, offering courses that are taught and assessed on the internet.

 

The UK universities include Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Warwick, Bristol, Reading and Southampton.

 

The British Library, British Museum and British Council will make material available to students.

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Lessons from online learning

Lessons from online learning | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The growth in online learning and the challenges it poses for the world's universities?
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Universities who have looked so snootily on the internet for quite a long time are now falling over each other to get their courses online. They are struggling to work out the implications of mass audiences.

The impact of really good lectures delivered by really good lecturers will come as no surprise to anyone who has been to one of those crowded live debates in London or New York, or attended a literary festival.

 

It's apparent that there is a heartfelt need for people to encounter ideas. Older "students" seem hungrier for this intellectual exposure than people in their youthful university phase.

 

And the top university lecturers find their internet-accessed popularity exhilarating - a new dimension to their teaching experience. Maybe a lucrative one.

 

The potential of Moocs is very disruptive for conventional universities and for the people who work for them. Many questions are raised.

Are Moocs democratic or super-elitist? Will they empower a few superstar professors while reducing to insignificances those other teachers whose courses attract only a smattering of followers?

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Fears some universities may close

Fears some universities may close | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Some universities may close as a result of political and financial change in the sector, suggests a survey of senior leaders.

 

The study by a management consulting firm predicts further cuts in public funding to universities. Some 60 senior university leaders from across the UK responded to the survey, around a third of the total.

 

"It is clear that we are witnessing a sea-change in the dynamics of higher education", said co-author Mike Boxall.

 

Declining government grants, limits on undergraduate numbers, higher student fees and cuts to research funding have resulted in a dramatic shift in priorities for university leaders, argues the report by PA Consulting.

 

The authors detect signs of a switch among university leaders away from "their historical obsession with outlook for government policy and funding".

Instead the focus is increasingly "the competitive battle for fee-paying students", with a "new imperative" to offer "attractive and rewarding learning experiences", including better student access to academic staff.

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In the Hands of God: Do You Want to Live? - Core77

In the Hands of God: Do You Want to Live? - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.

 

In the coming week we'll be publishing posts by frog's researchers drawing on their experience of working for commercial and non-commercial clients in some of the less predictable places of the world: Afghanistan; post-revolution Egypt; Rwanda; Burundi; Brazil, Ethiopia; South Sudan; India and China—the list of countries is extensive, the global insights team ratchet up more than 150 projects a year across industries— financial inclusion, healthcare, automotive, fast moving consumer goods.

 

In this series, the posts are written by Jan Chipchase, Cara Silver and Mark Rolston to coincide with the publication of their new report: In The Hands of God: A Study of Risk and Savings in Afghanistan that explored issues related to the design and adoption of mobile money services. As you might expect from a country at war, Afghanistan is very much an outlier, but as such it can reveal behaviours that are far more difficult to spot elsewhere in much the same way that lead users are different from mainstream users. It's a journey that revealed the best and worst of humanity: from the family bonds, trust, betrayal and even an attempted kidnapping.

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Bauhaus, Modernism & Other Design Movements Explained by New Animated Video Series

Bauhaus, Modernism & Other Design Movements Explained by New Animated Video Series | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Open University has developed a fun way to market their design courses: a series of six short animations called “Design in a Nutshell” that briefly survey important movements in the arts and architecture—from the late-nineteenth century Gothic...
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Modest plug. I was the author on the project.

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Mmmm. I've been advised that this has been the OU's most successful social media project to date. Slightly stunned at the enthusiastic response.
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How to design better data visualisations | Infographic | Creative Bloq

How to design better data visualisations | Infographic | Creative Bloq | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of centuries, data visualisation has developed to the point where it is in everyday use across all walks of life. Many recognise it as an effective tool for both storytelling and analysis, overcoming most language and educational barriers. But why is this?
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Education: Design, Creativity, and Knowledge - Point of View - March 2014

Education: Design, Creativity, and Knowledge - Point of View - March 2014 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Nearly three hundred years ago Montesquieu wrote in The Spirit of Laws, “Today, there are three different or contradictory types of education out there: that of our parents, that of our teachers, and that of the world. Everything we are taught in the latter undermines everything we are taught in the first two.” 

For the sake of the apprentice, I would like the practice of design and its creative potential to play a central role in breathing new life into the master’s purpose. A driving force in the teaching and understanding of all things, the master enables the apprentice to take ownership of the design field’s breadth and the myriad opportunities available therein. The master fosters broader reflection and helps channel context- and reality-based scenarios.

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How to Be Creative: It’s All in the Process

How to Be Creative: It’s All in the Process | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Left-brained or right-brained? Creativity is way more complex than that.

PBS Digital Studios’ series Off Book provides an insightful, in-depth look at how creativity operates, the misconceptions that surround it still, and the artist’s life struggle to always keep pushing forward. We’re not “naturally” creative, there’s a defined process that encourages idea creation, as Off Book shows us.

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How technology best boosts learning

How technology best boosts learning | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
An inner city primary is at the heart of a research project on how tablet computers may boost children's learning.

 

The Lambeth school's head teacher, Kate Atkins, says the aim is to help pupils develop a range of learning strategies.

"Poor learners are often over-confident about the power of their memories and can struggle to find alternative strategies.

 

"We need to encourage them to think about how they learn and to try something else."

 

Children at the school are encouraged to reflect on every piece of work or unit of learning.They are asked to think about which bits went well, what they struggled with and what they might need to do to improve when they next revisit the subject.

 

A key part of this is to ask children how they felt about each piece of work, for example many children find conducting a science experiment exciting and fun but hate having to sit down and write it up afterwards, says Ms Atkins.

 

"An emotional reaction is a key part of the learning process."

 

The research project aims to test whether the strategy actually improves pupils' attainment.

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Biggest educator you've never heard of

Biggest educator you've never heard of | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

This is the biggest education provider you've never heard of. Until now.

The Alison project - Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online - has already signed up more than two million students to more than 500 online courses.

It's adding another 200,000 each month and founder Mike Feerick is confident this expansion could accelerate even more rapidly and reach a billion students towards the end of the decade.

But this ambitious project isn't another Silicon Valley spin-off, fuelled by venture capital and a surfeit of sunshine and flow charts.

This global digital empire is based in a technology park in Galway in the west of Ireland.

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Design & Thinking - a documentary on design thinking

Design & Thinking - a documentary on design thinking | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Design & Thinking is a documentary exploring the idea of Design Thinking.
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Biomimicry DesignLens :: Biomimicry 3.8

Biomimicry DesignLens :: Biomimicry 3.8 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
What is the DesignLens?

The Biomimicry DesignLens is a collection of diagrams that visually represent the foundations of our design approach. It includes the core components of this approach: Essential Elements, Life’s Principles, and Biomimicry Thinking.

Who is the DesignLens for?

Biomimicry and the DesignLens can help you deeply observe the way life works, and provide a framework for using nature’s genius to inform human design.

How to use the Design Lens

The DesignLens is intended to complement your biomimicry practice and education. You can browse the materials on our site, or download the Collateral Folder to print the diagrams or use them in presentations.

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'Exams all online within a decade'

'Exams all online within a decade' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Traditional exams will die out within a decade in favour of online assessment, predicts a private schools' leader.

 

Pen and paper exams will be a thing of the past by 2023, David Hanson of the Independent Association of Prep Schools will tell its annual conference.

"Technology will have been completely embraced" by a generation of teachers who grew up with it Mr Hanson will say.

Simon Lebus of the exam board OCR predicted "slow migration to e-assessment in high stake exams".

However he added that "the process will be evolutionary in that different subjects are likely to migrate at different times."

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Quizzing Plus Design Equals Practise [design:WIKI]

Quizzing Plus Design Equals Practise [design:WIKI] | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

In the late 1930s, an ambitious graduate student named Herbert F. Spitzer asked thousands of Iowa sixth graders to read a short article about bamboo – an article he later described as “highly factual, authentic, of the proper difficulty, and similar in type to the material that children read in their regular school work.”

 

He divided the students into 10 groups and gave them long multiple-choice quizzes (“What usually happens to a bamboo plant after the flowering period?”) at varying intervals. One group, for example, was quizzed immediately after reading the article, then again the next day, and then a final time three weeks later. Another group was quizzed only once, three weeks after reading the article. The students did not know when they would be quizzed, and they did not keep the article, so they had no chance to study on their own.

The results were striking: On tests three or nine weeks later, students performed far better if they had previously been quizzed within 24 hours after first reading the article. When Mr. Spitzer wrote up his work in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 1939, he made a recommendation that might have made millions of students and their teachers groan: “Immediate recall in the form of a test is an effective method of aiding the retention of learning and should, therefore, be employed more frequently in the elementary school.”

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Foreign students 'feel less welcome'

Foreign students 'feel less welcome' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
More than half of overseas students in the UK say they have felt "less welcome" because of policies to cut migration, a survey suggests.

 

A survey of more than 500 overseas students across 105 institutions showed 52% had a negative perception of the attempts to cut migration numbers.

 

Almost half of North American students in the UK shared this concern.

Universities have campaigned to have students counted separately from headline migration figures.

 

Business Secretary Vince Cable recently said that the UK's "torrid" debate on immigration risked damaging the economically valuable recruitment of overseas students.

 

He warned of the "public panic" over migrant numbers and how it could adversely affect overseas students.

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Technology brings postgrads in from the cold

Technology brings postgrads in from the cold | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Smartphones and laptops mean students on field trips can interact with universities

 

A postgraduate student is on a field trip to the Orkney Islands collecting data for her PhD in cultural heritage. She checks her RSS feed on her smart phone over breakfast, honing in on the most relevant reports from hundreds of professional journals and blogs that she follows.

 

Her working day begins with a Skype meeting with supervisors in Leicester and Glasgow. Together they edit an article via Google Docs. She then publishes a blog via Wordpress, which she uses to share and test ideas-in-progress with peers and experts worldwide. Some critically appraise her thoughts, linking their own knowledge and research. She tweets about her blog, asking for ideas.

 

She shares her data with research team members via data storage Dropbox. She uploads a video of her field excursion to one of the most remote islands on YouTube, alongside other clips she's archiving for her dissertation.

 

This is a model postgraduate, employing technology to the full, according to Prof Allison Littlejohn, director of the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Cloud schools offer new education

Cloud schools offer new education | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Educators at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh outline their vision for future learning.

 

Children in developing countries could educate themselves using computers, the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh has been told.

Prof Sugata Mitra was outlining details of the first "school in the cloud".

While there would be an online adult moderator at times, the pupils would largely organise themselves, he said.

 

Meanwhile, an MIT professor laid out his vision of bringing the very best university education to some of the poorest parts of the world.

Prof Anant Agarwai already has one million students enrolled in his online school, edX, an online platform offering courses from some of the highest-profile universities.

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