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5 Hacks To Speed Up The Learning Process

5 Hacks To Speed Up The Learning Process | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Anyone can learn to learn quickly. Here are 5 learning hacks you can use.
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How to Harness Your Attention in The Age of Distraction

How to Harness Your Attention  in The Age of Distraction | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Great illustration by Anthony Weeks for Howard Rhinegold - His new book Netsmart is out, the link below will tell you all you need to know.

 

Being able to navigate through all the noise in this day and age is crucial.  This illustration via (Howard Rhinegold) speaks volumes.

 

Illustration of "Mindfulness/Metacognition" by Anthony Weeks for
http://www.rheingold.com/netsmart

 

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What Should Students Be Studying Now To Prepare For 10 Years From Now?

What Should Students Be Studying Now To Prepare For 10 Years From Now? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Xconomy team posed this question to their network [read: an older audience], reaching out to the people they knew “it would resonate well with.” And while we’ll include some of the answers they received, we decided to reach out to our own network and ask the question ourselves, curious as to whether a younger audience — whether they be fresh out of college, going for their MBA, or newly into their thirties, still trying to figure things out — would have something different to say.


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3 Powerful Techniques To Beat Procrastination

Here are the three extremely powerful techniques to beat procrastination, used by most successful people.

 

GM: pretty well explained. Could get used in classes as example on How-To better learn...


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9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn| The Committed Sardine

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In the following article from Daily Good, Leo Babauta, author and creator of the blog Zenhabits, states the following:


"Unfortunately, I was educated in a school system that believed the world in which it existed would remain essentially the same, with minor changes in fashion. We had no idea what the world had in store for us. And here's the thing: we still don't."

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Laptop Ergonomics - Basic Tips - Adult or Child Laptop Use at Home, Work or School

Ergonomic use of Laptop or Computer devices for recreation or work at home, office or school can bring you great benefits, including your children or kids, i...

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ON COURSE: Student Success Strategies

ON COURSE: Student Success Strategies | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here you'll find practical applications of the On Course Principles. Each strategy has the purpose of empowering students to become active, responsible learners. The majority of these ideas appeared originally in the On Course Newsletter. Additional strategies are described in the Instructor's manual for the On Course text. New ideas are added here often, so come back often. The most recent strategies are identified with the date.

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Student self-assessment for online learning readiness | Penn State Learning Design Community Hub

Student self-assessment for online learning readiness | Penn State Learning Design Community Hub | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The self-assessment is now available. The feedback has been enhanced (this will be an on-going process) and the tool has been tested, thanks to the Admissions Director, Rob W. Coffman, and Admissions Counselors Andrea Williard and Keith Eopechino at Penn State Harrisburg. I acknowledge with appreciation the feedback and input from Robin Gill at DuBois, the student advisers at the World Campus, the Schreyer Institute,  Laura Brown in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and the many institutions I tapped for valid content. Thanks to all of you.

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Thhis self-assessment will help you determine if you have the dispostions needed to be a successful online student!  First rate work from Penn-State! 

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Fear And Self-Loathing In The Classroom| The Committed Sardine

Fear And Self-Loathing In The Classroom| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Remember the dreaded volunteer call from your classes in school? The fearful point during the period when the teacher asks, "Who wants to come up to the front to demonstrate?" Remember the awkward silence, the shifting in the chairs, the sidelong glances that seem to say, "no WAY am I going up there—why don't YOU go?"


It's common even in the digital age, if not more common thanks to our ability to lose ourselves within personal tech and cover our identities better than ever before. Technology is something of a security blanket for those unwilling or unable to, as the saying goes, put themselves out there.


But it's not just about how things have changed; it's also about what hasn't changed in our educational approaches. William Johnson delves into the real reasons why we're still afraid to risk the public scrutiny of standing up in front of our classroom peers in this article he wrote appearing on gothamschools.org.


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Mar 31, 2012

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Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement

Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I've been a fan of Czikszentmihaly for a number of years.  I've experienced stated of flow while writing and working on my Internet project.    Following his ideas I found that using music helped me induce this state of hyper concentration.  Honestly, I associate Czikszentmihaly work with finding your passions in life.  Could we help our students find their passsions?  Chances go up when you understand this research.  (A good TED Video is an important part of this post. 



By Jackie Gerstien: When I first heard about Czikszentmihalyi’s “Flow” concept and research, I became quite intrigued with this research.  Its face validity immediately resonated with me.  I always...

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Students should be taught how to study.

Students should be taught how to study. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Every year I teach an introductory course on cognitive psychology to about 350 students. Every year I ask my students how they study and I find that they are much like students at Purdue, Washington University in St. Louis, UCLA, and Kent State--universities at which surveys have been conducted on student study strategies.

Like students at those schools, my students tend to take notes in class, color the readings with a highlighter, and later reread the notes and the highlighted bits of the text.

This Table show the results of a study by Jeff Karpicke and his colleagues (2009)  on the study strategies of students at Washington University in St. Louis. (For other studies leading to similar conclusions see Hartwig & Dunlosky, 2012; Kornell & Bjork, 2007)..."


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The title suggests they aren't - is that really the case? Not in my experience, or my classes.
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Tony Bates: A student guide to studying online

Tony Bates: A student guide to studying online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Although most students adjust very quickly, studying online is different in some ways from studying in class. In particular, it requires discipline to keep ‘on schedule’ when there are no daily set lectures or classes to attend. 


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Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students| The Committed Sardine

Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

n all the bustle to create a harmonious relationship between today's teachers and the digital learning environment, we forgot all about some tips for the most important ones of all—the students! Well, thankfully Heather Wolpert-Gawron remembered when she wrote this great article for Edutopia which offers some good learning tips for our digital kids.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.