TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print.
Gamification is a buzzword that gets tossed around all the time, but the basic idea is simple: if you turn your life into a game, with digital rewards for real life achievements, you'll be more motivated to do something—or so the theory goes.
According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common:
1. Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectives
2. Academic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutions
3. Learners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning process
4. Teachers provide learners with learning supports and rich multiple media sources of information to assist students in successfully finding solutions
5. Learners share and defend solutions publicly in some manner”
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
First demonstration of a melanoma arising from a single cell | Researchers have found that cancer begins after activation of an oncogene or loss of a tumor suppressor, and involves a change that takes a single cell back to a stem cell state.
A recent study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found “active learning leads to increases in examination performance that would raise average grades by a half a letter, and that failure rates under traditional...
Jedidah Isler dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since she was a young girl, but the odds were against her: At that time, only 18 black women in the United States had ever earned a PhD in a physics-related discipline.
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