Organizations that don’t learn constantly, adapt continuously and execute relentlessly are more likely to be disrupted by constant change and competition. Peter Senge, in his book defined a learning organization as: “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly
The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...
The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".
Believe it or not, introducing random chance into our classrooms can have a positive effect on how much students prepare—and how much they learn.
Kiruthika Ragupathi's insight:
this article provide techniques that take two tasks that most instructors dislike—administering pop quizzes and “cold calling on students”—and place them in the hands of the gods of probability! And following a little randomness into our classrooms can have a positive effect on learning outcomes!
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January 2014, Volume 406, Issue 1, pp 1-4 Students must be provided both with a strong foundation on which to build and link new knowledge, and an understanding of what that knowledge will be used for. In order to achieve this we need to rely on the research base and evidence emerging from discipline-based education research (DBER)—a field that combines deep disciplinary expertise with knowledge and understanding of the science of teaching and learning. This paper presents a short overview of these ideas
Kiruthika Ragupathi's insight:
Cooper highlights four key points that is important to consider if you aspire to provide students with a strong foundation on which to build and link new knowledge, and an understanding of what that knowledge will be used for.
Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, with each other, and with you—the professor—simultaneously, which means they have a lot of potential for meaningful learning and high retention.
There is no guarantee that students will really apply themselves by just creating a discussion. What you get out of a discussion assignment depends on what you put into it. Here are some tips for writing your discussion prompt, selecting your settings, and participating in the discussion.
It’s no wonder that innovation is so difﬁcult for established firms. They employ highly capable people—and then set them to work within processes and business models that doom them to failure. But there are ways out of this dilemma.
ATC21S aims to offer 21st-century curricula recommendations for education systems to support an improved workforce. Our goal is to create a new assessment framework with teaching and learning resources to help students develop 21st-century skills.
24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World Business Insider Different cultures can have radically different leadership styles, and international organizations would do well to understand them. British linguist Richard D.
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