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DigitalResearch2012 - YouTube

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Welcome to the YouTube Channel for Digital Research 2012.


For more details about the event please see: http://digital-research.oerc.ox.ac.uk


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The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability - AEI

The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability - AEI | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Competency-based education, broadly defined as a form of higher education in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than credit or clock hours, has begun to catch the attention of federal and state policymakers, foundations, and colleges. Among the model’s promising features are its potential to lower college costs and serve adult students in need of flexibility.

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A Study on e-Learning Effectiveness Paints a Pretty Picture « CDSM Team Blog

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#elearning tips presented in a visually striking infographic: http://t.co/hPuwW5U5wr All based on US Govt. research http://t.co/aq8D1ZXYRg

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #BYOD Toolkit Provides Resources Necessary for Success

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As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becomes and option for more and more schools, it is important to get the right pieces in place. A good place to start is the BYOD Toolkit which is part of the K-12 Blueprint for implementing successful technology initiatives.  The Toolkit includes case studies, checklists, step-by-steps, program frameworks, forms, and presentations to help in planning and implementing a BYOD program at the school or district level.

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15 Must-Have Marketing Tools for 2015

15 Must-Have Marketing Tools for 2015 | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

The "if you build it, they will come" plan won’t get your business seen in 2015. The fact is, 50 percent of companies plan to increase marketing spend in 2015. So what will you do to get exposure and grow your business this year?

If you don’t have the budget to assemble a top-tier marketing team, you’ll need some great tools to take your marketing to the next level. To help you reach your marketing goals this year, I’ve put together a list of 15 must-have tools to get you started....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 13, 11:50 PM

Useful social marketing tips and tools from Entrepreneur magazine.

Debora Figueiredo's curator insight, January 15, 6:57 AM

The "if you build it, they will come" plan won’t get your business seen in 2015.

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Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List - eLearning Industry

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Free eLearning Books: The Ultimate List of Free eLearning eBooks. 53 free eLearning and instructional design books from the eLearning industry's top talents
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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

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The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....

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Here are 10 examples of gamification tools that could be used in your classroom. Most of these are K-8 examples but some can certainly be used in high school and college environments.

Dawid Bielski's curator insight, January 6, 10:30 AM

Kolejny przykład na zmiane edukacji poprzez technologie :) 

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[Interview] Sir Ken Robinson at Miami Global Forum

So what has this explosion in technology meant for creativity and learning? According to Robinson, the impact has been enormous. “Tools have extended our physical reach, allowing us to do things physically we couldn’t otherwise do, but they’ve also expanded our minds,” he says. “The relationship between tools and intellectual, physical and spiritual development is really powerful.”

 

But while Robinson believes that tools play an important role in creativity, he sees an even higher calling for technology. “The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create, how creative we become with the tools,” he says. “The challenge with technology is not a technological one, it’s a spiritual one.”

 

For the best performing schools, technology has become an enabler of creativity and innovation, and Robinson believes it has the potential to do even more. “A lot of advocates of the standards movement think that creativity is some recreational activity, a distraction we don’t have time for,” he says. “The real situation is that adopting creative approaches to teaching and learning is among the best ways of engaging kids’ interests, imagination and therefore, raising standards.”

 

Creativity, as defined by Robinson, is also the basis for life-long entrepreneurship and innovation, highly sought-after in the 21st century workforce. He believes that, by unleashing students’ creativity, we can help them develop the kinds of skills that will serve them well in their careers, and as leaders of future generations.

 

In today’s thought-provoking Daily Edventure, Sir Ken and I discuss the state of education, technology and creativity, and what it all means for society. But there’s no better way to close out this post than by sharing the sign-off from the always-quotable Robinson’s keynote: “If we start to rethink some of the fundamental principles of education, [and] its relationship with technology, there’s a better chance that we will create the world that we and our children will want to live in.”


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 20, 2014 7:27 PM

“The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create, how creative we become with the tools,” he says. “The challenge with technology is not a technological one, it’s a spiritual one.”

 

This is an important consideration. Many so-called tech experts fall short in understanding the key skills are pedagogic/spiritual rather than technical and technological. When we resort to the latter only, we succumb to Technique (Ellul).

 

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Ubiquity Press

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Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

We also make our platform available to the Ubiquity Partner Network, providing the infrastructure and services to enable university and society presses to run sustainably and successfully.
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A ‘starter’ bibliography on design models for teaching and learning

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How Education Will Change [Presentation] | Strategy Lab Marketing

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50 media trends and predictions for 2014 - interactive

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A panel of 50 media and technology professionals highlight what they think will be the main trends, predictions and talking points of 2014
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Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida

Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

Course starts Feb. 23 and runs for 5 weeks. Aimed at K-16 educators.

 

" EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are bringing back the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Instructure's Canvas Network with "BlendKit2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," their second installment on the merits and methods of blended learning. The BlendKit2014 course was EDUCAUSE's first-ever MOOC, and it elicited a tremendous response from the higher education and K-12 communities."


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Best Education Blogs to Watch in 2015 | ExamTime

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We highlight the best education blogs to watch in 2015 who share their recommendations & tips with the education community. Don't miss these blogs!

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Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014

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... In its recent review of key stats and trends, Class Central offers a convenient summary of the rapid expansion of MOOC programming over the past three years and a detailed breakdown of the MOOC market in 2014...

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


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How Internet of Things will transform the way you do business - SVIC

How Internet of Things will transform the way you do business - SVIC | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things really represents the next iteration of the internet, or as sometimes it’s called, Web 3.0, and some are predicting that this will be bigger than anything we’ve seen so far. Cisco has readily embraced the whole Internet of Things movement.

 

CEO John Chambers claims IoT will have five to 10 times the impact on society as the Internet itself and is projecting a $19 trillion dollar market for this industry over the next decade. We’ve seen some early commercial successes like the Nest thermostat, Fitbit, and many are readily anticipating the Apple Watch to also be a big conduit for IoT.

 

We get the idea that IoT will be huge, but what we really want to know more specifically is how it will transform the way we do business. What are some of the things that startup owners, entrepreneurs, and CIOs of enterprises need to be paying attention to in 2015 as IoT takes off? There are a number of ways that IoT will impact your business. Here are some of the most salient ones to consider....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 14, 9:33 AM

How much is the internet of everything worth? Cisco says 19 trillion dollars.

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Société ?

Kaleb Matthies's curator insight, January 21, 11:37 AM

very true, shows how revolutionary the internet has become.

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Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book

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The Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book makes it easy for educators to learn how flipped instruction works and how other educators have been using it in t
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Education struggles to respond to the potential of Cloud computing

Education struggles to respond to the potential of Cloud computing | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
How should education respond to Cloud Computing developments? What is the role of managers and leaders?

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Instructional Design Models and Theories - eLearning Industry

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At the Instructional Design Models and Theories Journey you will find 33 Instructional Design Models and Theories. A New IDM Will Be Added Every Week!
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Building a Productive Learning Culture: Advancing the Organization’s Learning Capability

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In a previous blog, “Building a Productive Learning Culture: Rightsizing Learning Opportunities,” we explored the ways that L&D teams can curate learning opportunities to offer those that are most relevant to employees. In this blog, we’ll look at how to teach employees how to learn—rather than just telling them what to learn.
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools
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The updated list with some old favourites still there. Like the Forbes 500, i suspect some significant changes with each year.

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Welcome // | DiRT Directory

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The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.

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Connectivism | Visual.ly

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This infographic outlines the learning theory pioneered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

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Brain Rules: 12 Things We Know About How The Brain Works | Farnam Street

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Brain Rules: 12 Things We Know About How The Brain Works

by Shane Parrish

If workplaces had nap rooms, multitasking was frowned upon, and meetings were held during walks, we’d be vastly more productive.

Here are 12 things we know about how the brain works from Brain Rules.

Rule #1 Exercise boosts brain power
Wondering whether there is a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? The answer is yes.

Just about every mental test possible was tried. No matter how it was measured, the answer was consistently yes: A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared with those who are sedentary. Exercisers outperform couch potatoes in tests that measure long-term memory, reasoning, attention, problem-solving, even so-called fluid-intelligence tasks. These tasks test the ability to reason quickly and think abstractly, improvising off previously learned material in order to solve a new problem. Essentially, exercise improves a whole host of abilities prized in the classroom and at work.

Rule #2 Survival
The human brain evolved, too.

The brain is a survival organ. It is designed to solve problems related to surviving in an unstable outdoor environment and to do so in nearly constant motion (to keep you alive long enough to pass your genes on). We were not the strongest on the planet but we developed the strongest brains, the key to our survival. … The strongest brains survive, not the strongest bodies. … Our ability to understand each other is our chief survival tool. Relationships helped us survive in the jungle and are critical to surviving at work and school today. … If someone does not feel safe with a teacher or boss, he or she may not perform as well. … There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom and cubicle.

Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently

What you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like – it literally rewires it. … Regions of the brain develop at different rates in different people. The brains of school children are just as unevenly developed as their bodies. Our school system ignores the fact that every brain is wired differently. We wrongly assume every brain is the same.

Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things

The brain is not capable of multi-tasking. We can talk and breathe, but when it comes to higher level tasks, we just can’t do it. … Workplaces and schools actually encourage this type of multi-tasking. Walk into any office and you’ll see people sending e-mail, answering their phones, Instant Messaging, and on MySpace—all at the same time. Research shows your error rate goes up 50% and it takes you twice as long to do things. When you’re always online you’re always distracted. So the always online organization is the always unproductive organization.

We must do something emotionally relevant every 10 minutes to reset our attention.
10-minute-rule

Rule #5: Repeat to remember

Improve your memory by elaborately encoding it during its initial moments. Many of us have trouble remembering names. If at a party you need help remembering Mary, it helps to repeat internally more information about her. “Mary is wearing a blue dress and my favorite color is blue.” It may seem counterintuitive at first but study after study shows it improves your memory.

Rule #6: Remember to repeat

How do you remember better? Repeated exposure to information / in specifically timed intervals / provides the most powerful way to fix memory into the brain. … Deliberately re-expose yourself to the information more elaborately if you want the retrieval to be of higher quality. Deliberately re-expose yourself to the information more elaborately, and in fixed, spaced intervals, if you want the retrieval to be the most vivid it can be. Learning occurs best when new information is incorporated gradually into the memory store rather than when it is jammed in all at once. … Memory is enhanced by creating associations between concepts. This experiment has been done hundreds of times, always achieving the same result: Words presented in a logically organized, hierarchical structure are much better remembered than words placed randomly—typically 40 percent better.

Rule #7: Sleep well, think well

The bottom line is that sleep loss means mind loss. Sleep loss cripples thinking, in just about every way you can measure thinking. Sleep loss hurts attention, executive function, immediate memory, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning ability, general math knowledge.

As for naps

Napping is normal. Ever feel tired in the afternoon? That’s because your brain really wants to take a nap. There’s a battle raging in your head between two armies. Each army is made of legions of brain cells and biochemicals –- one desperately trying to keep you awake, the other desperately trying to force you to sleep. Around 3 p.m., 12 hours after the midpoint of your sleep, all your brain wants to do is nap.

The ideal time to nap – the nap zone
nap zone

One more tip, “[d]on’t schedule important meetings at 3 p.m. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way

Your brain is built to deal with stress that lasts about 30 seconds. The brain is not designed for long term stress when you feel like you have no control. The saber-toothed tiger ate you or you ran away but it was all over in less than a minute. If you have a bad boss, the saber-toothed tiger can be at your door for years, and you begin to deregulate. If you are in a bad marriage, the saber-toothed tiger can be in your bed for years, and the same thing occurs. You can actually watch the brain shrink.

What causes stress?

Business professionals have spent a long time studying what types of stress make people less productive and, not surprisingly, have arrived at the same conclusion that Marty Seligman’s German shepherds did: Control is critical. The perfect storm of occupational stress appears to be a combination of two malignant facts: a) a great deal is expected of you and b) you have no control over whether you will perform well.

What affect does stress have on the brain?

Stress damages virtually every kind of cognition that exists. It damages memory and executive function. It can hurt your motor skills. When you are stressed out over a long period of time it disrupts your immune response. You get sicker more often. It disrupts your ability to sleep. You get depressed.

Stress not only lowers performance, but also heightens emotional memory so that the poor performances are very easy for us to remember.

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Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses

Our senses work together so it is important to stimulate them! Your head crackles with the perceptions of the whole world, sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, energetic as a frat party. … Smell is unusually effective at evoking memory. If you’re tested on the details of a movie while the smell of popcorn is wafted into the air, you’ll remember 10-50% more. … Those in multisensory environments always do better than those in unisensory environments. They have more recall with better resolution that lasts longer, evident even 20 years later.

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Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses

We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. … Pictures beat text as well, in part because reading is so inefficient for us. Our brain sees words as lots of tiny pictures, and we have to identify certain features in the letters to be able to read them. That takes time. … Why is vision such a big deal to us? Perhaps because it’s how we’ve always apprehended major threats, food supplies and reproductive opportunity.

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Rule #11: Male and female brains are different

What’s different? Mental health professionals have known for years about sex-based differences in the type and severity of psychiatric disorders. Males are more severely afflicted by schizophrenia than females. By more than 2 to 1, women are more likely to get depressed than men, a figure that shows up just after puberty and remains stable for the next 50 years. Males exhibit more antisocial behavior. Females have more anxiety. Most alcoholics and drug addicts are male. Most anorexics are female. … Men and women process certain emotions differently. Emotions are useful. They make the brain pay attention. These differences are a product of complex interactions between nature and nurture.

Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers

The desire to explore never leaves us despite the classrooms and cubicles we are stuffed into. Babies are the model of how we learn—not by passive reaction to the environment but by active testing through observation, hypothesis, experiment, and conclusion. Babies methodically do experiments on objects, for example, to see what they will do.
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