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Review of the Literature: Makerspaces


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 18, 2015 5:49 PM

How to put the hands on into hands-on learning... and why it makes sense. 

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Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?

 

Her review is based on 20 studies published since 1999. She found that researchers used a wide range of definitions for persistence. She opted for this straightforward description: persistence is “the ability to complete an online course despite obstacles or adverse circumstances.” (p. 30) The opposite of persistence is attrition, which she defined as “withdrawal from an online course.” (p. 30) Based on her review, she identified the following factors as being related to student persistence in online courses.


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Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:29 PM

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Cuppa | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:19 PM

This report focused on four questions:

What do teachers want and need from digital instructional tools?

How can product developers use this information to more effectively serve students, teachers, and schools?

What do we know about how teachers and districts select and purchase digital instructional tools?

What do we know about the overall market for digital instructional tools?

The report identified six instructional purposes for technology, moving from teacher-driven to student-driven and identify both a primary and a secondary benefit. The areas are:

● Deliver Instruction

● Diagnose Student Learning

● Vary Delivery Method

● Tailer Learning Experience

● Support Student Collaboration and Interactivity

● Foster Independent Practice

One piece that pops out quickly is that 54% of teachers surveyed did not find the digital tools they use effective.

Click here for the full report [PDF]

KCenter SKEMA's curator insight, April 25, 2014 4:53 AM

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just released a report detailing the results of 3,100 teacher surveys and 1,250 student surveys on the kinds of digital instruction tools that are useful and effective. The foundation has asked teachers and students what they need when it comes to digital instruction, aiming to close the communication gap between commercial developers and schools.

One of the biggest takeaways is that most teachers — 54 percent — don’t find many of the digital tools they use effective. That’s partly because teachers often aren’t making purchasing decisions. When they do have a say in tool selection they often report on its effectiveness more favorably. When asked about free products, teachers reported that free products are just as likely to be effective as the products the district purchased for them."

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Leaders to Learn From: 15 Good Ideas

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Reporters Lesli A. Maxwell and Jaclyn Zubrzycki have experience both in writing about school districts and working inside them.

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