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Maximize your "Aha!" Moment

Maximize your "Aha!" Moment | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Brain studies on creativity reveal what goes on at that "Aha!" moment when we get a sudden insight. If you measure EEG brain waves during a creative moment, it turns out there is very high
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I find the neuroscience behind insight fascinating.  Don't you?

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What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC Students

What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC Students | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.
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Thinking about creating a MOOC?  Read what MOOC students suggest you do.

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Not sure I like this idea as it shows how we are building on the past.  My preference would be to shift the paradigm to embrace a whole person educational orientation.  Your thoughts?  Should education be only about knowledge?

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Hannah Kramer's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2014 2:07 AM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:30 AM

Interesting.

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | Glance | First Monday

The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | Glance | First Monday | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses
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Very helpful. Insights into the what,why and outcomes for MOOC's.

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MOOCs as double edged swords

MOOCs as double edged swords | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Are MOOCs losing their original worthy goals?

I think the current xMOOCs are doubled edged swords. Either way would cut into the flesh of Higher Education.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’

Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’ | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

The average completion rate for massive open online courses is less than 7 per cent, according to data compiled by an Open University doctoral student as part of her own Mooc studies...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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A little bird told me...

A little bird told me... | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Fiona Milburn:  "As a creative practitioner, you're probably familiar with twitter as a key social media platform for marketing your projects to today’s internet-savvy audiences.But did you know it’s also a great storytelling tool?"


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Educators using twitter with students?  Ya think?

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Rob Schneider's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:30 AM

This is an interesting concept. Hope it doesn't become a fad, though.

Shwetal Randive's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:38 AM

Creative uses of Twitter - A storytelling tool

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, May 6, 2013 2:16 PM

If you like Twitter and storytelling, read this!

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READER SUBMITTED: Lifelong Creativity Is Within Everyone's Reach

READER SUBMITTED: Lifelong Creativity Is Within Everyone's Reach | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 years old when she started writing the Little House on the Prairie series.
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you betcha!

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Douglas Eby's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:58 PM

Related post: Does Creativity Have An Expiration Date?

At 96 Martha Graham premiered her work The Maple Leaf Rag.

Sidney Sheldon wrote his last novel at about age 87.

Edward Albee won a Tony award for a new play in 2002, at age 75.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/10/does-creativity-have-an-expiration-date/

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How To Hack An "A-Ha!" Moment

How To Hack An "A-Ha!" Moment | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Your brain is like a quilt: Experiences are threaded together and new ideas come from what you already know. Here's how to move the process...
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A good reminder about the importance of off-site locations for strategy planning and creative foresight sessions
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The TIME Creativity Poll

The TIME Creativity Poll | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
In partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America and Microsoft, TIME polled Americans about the role of creativity in the workplace, in schools and in government.
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Do these stats surprise you?
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15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code

15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Should we be teaching our to kids code? Hell yea! How do I know? I’m a teacher and I see much of the present curriculum just plain tedious, rote memorization. I also have witnessed the decline in creativity in the classroom, year after year it is whittled away. Not much left today, and even teachers who value it above all else, have had the wind blown out of their sails."


Via John Evans
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Reading, writing, 'rithmetic, code  Makes sense to me.

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M Labelle-Fisch's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:04 AM

teachingYet aching students to code means teachers need to learn...or learn to get out of the way and facilitate. 

 

Keetah Brough's comment, April 26, 2013 9:18 AM
no. if we've stopped teaching long division i definitely code is about as obsolete unless one wants to take it.
Ken Ronkowitz's comment, April 26, 2013 10:55 AM
coding teaches a lot about critical thinking, logic and the beautiful economy of clean code. but teaching it because you think you are creating coders is useless.
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More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity ...

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity ... | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A bit like an IQ test measures intelligence, the Torrance Test and others like it measure creative ability.
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Learning Strategies and Achievement

Learning Strategies and Achievement | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Learning strategies can predict achievement above and beyond IQ test performance.
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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.
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Cities, MOOCs, Global Networks

Cities, MOOCs, Global Networks | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

The last several days of higher ed media coverage have been rich with discussions about the tangle of global networks being formed. (...) these global networks are quite tightly configured and very urban-centered: they are being harnessed to create new spaces of knowledge production to creatively unsettle and hopefully strengthen city-region innovation systems.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


Via Lucas Gruez
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Who would have thought this possible, even 5 years ago.  Are you like me, and wonder what's next?  My question - is it about education or, is it about learning?  Your take?

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Creative People Say No — Thoughts on creativity

Creative People Say No — Thoughts on creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most inte…
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There are some good lines in this brief article, including "There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes". Enjoy.  Thanks Vicky Jo Varner for the link.

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Is Online Learning Right for Me?

Is Online Learning Right for Me? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

... A popular choice for people who are on the go is online educational courses. Not only can you make your own schedule, but you don't have to get out of your pajamas to take your algebra class. But online education isn't for everyone. This infographic looks over the pros and cons ...

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The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED

The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.

Via Douglas Eby
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Likely there are many sources for inspiration, and, tellingly, all these presentations have something to offer when you open your mind to consider new ideas, aim for new decisions and take new actions.  Enjoy!

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Nora Wendel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:27 AM

Watch one a day for inspiration!

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The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A history of xMOOCs and cMOOCs (or collectivist MOOCs) with a review of two of the xMOOC providers and advice on how to choose between them.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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A good intro to MOOC's.  Next best thing in education?

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Sérgio Lagoa's curator insight, May 4, 2013 11:16 AM

http://www.openuped.eu/courses/details/1/10

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com
Ken Ronkowitz's curator insight, May 4, 2013 2:40 PM

perhaps not the "ultimate" but a good short introduction

Marci Segal, MS's comment, May 5, 2013 8:29 AM
Agree - a good introduction
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How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”“What two numbers add up to 10?
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Nice piece on shifting perspectives.

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Generations X,Y, Z and the Others...Social Librarian Newsletter - WJ Schroer Company

Here's primer on the identification and description of the population cohorts in America as currently widely (but not universally) agreed upon by demographers and market researchers.

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Always good to review the uniqueness of generational cohorts

 

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How Our Senses Influence Creativity

How Our Senses Influence Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
There are many practical implications of these findings. The results suggest that people and objects in the real world may unconsciously affect our cognition by triggering a global or local processing style.
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Your creative output may be enhanced by first priming yourself with a mixture of sensory stimuli. Thanks to John Cabra for this link.
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The Role of Color in Marketing [Infographics] | Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog

The Role of Color in Marketing [Infographics] | Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Use color to your advantage across all of your marketing channels to improve brand awareness and drive purchasing.
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What a fun piece to broaden thinking. Do you believe the colour-emotion associations?
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Shawn Simpson's comment, May 1, 2013 5:23 AM
It all depends on the cultural reading of colors.
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A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective

A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
An interesting 70 year old book is gaining popularity again in the creativity and innovation fields.
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Great reminders, reviewing this post could give you an important insight ..:-)

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Phillip Newsome's comment, April 23, 2013 2:48 PM
An important reminder to let IDEAS lead, not the channels they ride on
Kathy Jordan's comment, June 18, 2013 10:03 AM
Great curation and great book summary. Thanks!
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:04 AM

This is a great summary of a classic book. Can't wait to buy the original!

 

 

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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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