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The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers

The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers | Education | Scoop.it
I’ve lost track of who on social media pointed me to this, but this blog post about testimony to the Michigan Legislature is a brilliant demonstration of what’s so difficult about teaching even simple subjects. Deborah Ball, the Dean of the education school at the University of Michigan gives the legislators a simple grading exercise…
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Curriculum 'to match world's best'

Curriculum 'to match world's best' | Education | Scoop.it
Five year olds will start tackling fractions and computer algorithms, as a more stretching national curriculum is announced for schools in England.
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My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My Fault

My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My Fault | Education | Scoop.it
They crave SpongeBob. I craved Asteroids. But we’re both really looking for the same thing.
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Homework Is Evil?: “The benefits of completing homework for students with different aptitudes in an introductory physics course”

Homework Is Evil?: “The benefits of completing homework for students with different aptitudes in an introductory physics course” | Education | Scoop.it
One of the perennial problems of teaching intro physics is getting students to do their homework, so I was very interested to see Andy Rundquist on Twitter post a link to a paper on the arxiv titled “How different incentives affect homework completion...
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Coursera

Coursera | Education | Scoop.it
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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I Teach for Free, They Pay Me to Grade

I Teach for Free, They Pay Me to Grade | Education | Scoop.it
Over at Unqualified Offerings, Thoreau has a bit of a rant about what students perceive as grading on a “curve”: Moreover, many students have only the foggiest idea of what a curve is.
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Future U: The stubborn persistence of textbooks

Future U: The stubborn persistence of textbooks | Education | Scoop.it
E-readers are ascendant, but they'll have to fight to gain ubiquity.
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California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks

California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks | Education | Scoop.it
Backers hope to offset rising cost of traditional textbooks.
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Testing students during video lectures improves learning

Testing students during video lectures improves learning | Education | Scoop.it
Regular quizzes limit mind-wandering, increase note-taking, and cut exam anxiety.
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Top 10 Tips, Tricks And Tools To Train, Exercise And Better Your Brain

Top 10 Tips, Tricks And Tools To Train, Exercise And Better Your Brain | Education | Scoop.it
While we’re always using our brains, we’re not necessarily doing much to keep them in good shape. Here are the top ten sites and tools to ...
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Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet

Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet | Education | Scoop.it
The empirical results of first-year MOOCs are in. We're not there yet in terms of retention, learning, or access.
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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’ | Education | Scoop.it
Our troubleshooting engineer on beating the boys at their own game
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Brain training app brings big data to human cognition

Brain training app brings big data to human cognition | Education | Scoop.it
Checking the impact of age and alcohol with a sample size of 6 million.
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The world's most sleep-starved students

The world's most sleep-starved students | Education | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in the underachievement of school pupils, according to a global study.
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Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets

Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets | Education | Scoop.it
Can instructors keep up with rapidly changing technologies in the classroom?
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New York City imposes new social media rules for teachers

New York City imposes new social media rules for teachers | Education | Scoop.it
Professional accounts, or ones that can be used to interact with students, will be monitored.
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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Education | Scoop.it
If you listen to the advocates of online learning, MOOCs and Internet-based courses will cure all of our education problems. Just hand out some Android tablets, stream some courses in Python, and s...
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