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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News


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Lovely insight into the personality of the 'father of the MOOC'.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 5, 11:42 PM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 2:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 5, 10:23 PM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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Illustrative Chart on Project Based Learning Vs Problem Based Learning | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Illustrative Chart on Project Based Learning Vs Problem Based Learning | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | emerging learning | Scoop.it

Project based learning and problem based learning are two didactic approaches to learning that are often used interchangeably to refer to the same thing: engaging students in authentic learning activities. This truism does not always hold true. In a learning task that is problem based, the focus is on finding solutions to the  problem posed  through applying learned strategies and in so doing the process of arriving at the solution is, in and of itself, an integral part of the overall learning taking place . Whether a learning activity is authentic or not does not really matter from a problem based learning perspective because often times 'fictitious scenarios' are purposefully designed to provide learners with a contrived environment to work on their ill-structured problems.


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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 6:30 AM

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 22, 3:32 AM

Project Based Learning Vs Problem Based Learning

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How to Create Open Content (#OER)

How to Create Open Content (#OER) | emerging learning | Scoop.it
From Open.Michigan - a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community Th...

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Quick guide to creating open content. Useful for teachers and those teaching digital citizenship to students.

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Session 34 – How can pupils give each other quality feedback and enhance their learning? | UKEdChat.com

Session 34 – How can pupils give each other quality feedback and enhance their learning? | UKEdChat.com | emerging learning | Scoop.it

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How can pupils give each other quality feedback and enhance their learning?

Session Summary:

Once again, hosting #ukedchat was an evening of mind-frying! In the nicest possible way, of course, but so many different ideas were floating about from what seemed to be a simple question! We started off talking about pupil feedback that is given via face to face, real life, real time methods – 2 stars and a wish, Tickled Pink, Green for Growth, “Even Better If….”, Elmos, OSC (one small change),  traffic light cards + pairing up red/green pupils! The use of post-it notes is still going strong – whether by teachers or students/pupils…. Opportunities to check each others’ work for  neatness, spelling, etc are seen as important… and links between 360 feedback in the business world were mentioned. Plan, develop, reflect/revisit, revise, rework/learning caterpillars/heart of the matter are other phrases used


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10 Ways to Teach Innovation ~ Mind/Shift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation ~ Mind/Shift | emerging learning | Scoop.it

By Thom Markham

 

"Innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, but not quickly enough to get young people ready for the new world. But I do believe there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas:"


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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | emerging learning | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:46 PM

The graphic (above) provides a nice visual to help understand the difference between project based learning and traditional units with a final project. Where are the differences? Traditional units have lectures, activities, quizzes, a review, an exam the project. With project bases learning you begin with an event plus a rubric and then move through a series of activites that help students reach benchmarks. Project based learning is authentic learning.

More information on this can be found in the post.

Melissa Jenkins Borchers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 6:03 AM

Good visual as to how we should be shifting learning. 

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | emerging learning | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:06 PM

This post looks at five strategies to help students keep their brains turned on. You can also watch a video where Dr. Willis discusses "how boredom and fear cause students to literally switch their brains off." Below are two of the five items shared:

* Promote curiosity not as a thing, but the thing

* Use indirect signals rather than "telling"

You might also want to check out the post "Five Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious" located at

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-learning-strategies-that-make-students-curious/

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:27 PM

This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

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Educational Theory and Practice: The Multitasking Myth: Technology Use and Instructional Outcomes

Educational Theory and Practice: The Multitasking Myth: Technology Use and Instructional Outcomes | emerging learning | Scoop.it

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A Curated Audio-Visual Masterpiece: A Color Map of the Sun by Derek Vincent Smith


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I don't even understand half of what he has done in this film but it is captivating. The music is pretty, the composition of the images is clever and there are moments of levity to break it up. A new slant on curation to create something new. Interesting watching.

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:12 PM


Here's a great curation story. Derek Vincent Smith also known musically as Pretty Lights has published a video album that is a curation masterpiece since its very inception. To create a uniquely personal sound and style Derek has brought to the recording studio tens of musicians to record and master 25 vinyls from which he would then sample, remix and curate the final tracks of his new album.


The videos of the tracks, (here is a short playlist I've created of some of the most representative ones) are equally impressive, as they have been produced by capturing imagery that would be otherwise be considered utterly useless and curated with graphic and visual effects of all kinds as to generate some truly visual masterpieces.


Check the story of the making of the video here: http://youtu.be/jOZtWO7P6-g 


The results, in my humble view, are truly stunning. 

See this video to get an idea of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RlcrCRSY4Y&feature=share&list=PLCoh11EkrUagtT06Dlv4ayybfF1BlHNHc 


Here we have a music artist who has not simply written music and recorded it, but has conscioulsy produced musical content to the curate from it something new and unique. 


Curation at its best: 10/10



The making of Color Map of the Sun: http://youtu.be/C402fprLRDw 


Download free album: http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel/ 


Download free video and audio tracks via BitTorrent: http://bundles.bittorrent.com/prettylights-a-color-map-of-the-sun/ 


Color Map of the Sun playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoh11EkrUagtT06Dlv4ayybfF1BlHNHc 






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If Google Could Search Twitter, It Would Find Topsy

If Google Could Search Twitter, It Would Find Topsy | emerging learning | Scoop.it
A San Francisco start-up says it has compiled an index of every Twitter message since the microblogging service was founded in 2006, and the entire database is free for the public to search.

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More than I need...yet.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:28 AM

Searching all the tweets since 2006 does kick up some virtual dust.  I'm adding Topsy to my information discovery routine. In just a few minutes I found some great resources that would have slipped by without this great search tool. 

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School bullying 'affects adult life'

School bullying 'affects adult life' | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The impact of bullying in childhood continues into adult life, damaging health and job prospects for victims, suggests research.
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Study that looks at the longer term effects on lives of both being a bully and a victim. Indicates that lives are impacted long after the event and that patterns of behaviour follow from these school day episodes.

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The Use of Social Media in School

The Use of Social Media in School | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.
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MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly - Hybrid Pedagogy

MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly - Hybrid Pedagogy | emerging learning | Scoop.it
“Too many people are drinking the MOOC Kool-aid (or dumping it out hastily) when what we need to do is look closely at the Kool-aid to see what we can...

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A Simple Process To Learn How To Curate Any Content You Read: The Cornell Notes


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 26, 9:02 PM

Cornell note-taking video. Handy to to teach students. 

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, January 27, 5:07 AM

I will add to pkm skills.

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, April 13, 5:24 PM

如何策展你所阅读的任何内容的简单学习过程:看奈尔笔记方法。

康奈尔笔记法将笔记本分为三栏:大区域的主栏、条目栏(线索栏)、总结栏。

记笔记方法为”5R's”法:

1.Record- 在主栏中,尽可能多地记录一些重要事实、思想、概念等。

2.Reduce,归纳- 在线索栏,将这些事实,思想和概念归纳概括为一个词汇、或一句短话。

3.Recite,背诵 - 利用线索栏的提示,尽可能全面、而非机械地,用你自己的语言复述你所记录的主栏中有关讲座内容的事实、思想,然后对照笔记确认你所讲的。

4.Reflect,反思 - 思考这些材料与课程、单元/被讨论的科目之间的关系,这部分内容卸载总结栏。

5.Review,总结 - 每周花10分钟快速回顾你的笔记,你将会记住你所学习的大部分内容。


Thanks to Peter Mellow, and catspyjamasnz.

 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | emerging learning | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 17, 8:01 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein provides a great list of books that you could use to teach children about the skills and attributes that they need to learn. She states " Children’s books, as they are written and presented as stories, have great potential to explain these often abstract concepts.  There is also evidence that the brain processes stories differently and more powerfully than facts and lectures."

The stories are divided into sections:

* Grit

* Resilience

* Hope & Optimism

* Vision

* Self-Regulation

* Empathy & Global Awareness

There is also a list of books suggested by Tony Wagner in the areas of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration and Curiosity and Imagination.

Although geared to children some are appropriate for older students.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 18, 6:25 AM

Para niñas y niños :)

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 5:47 AM

The forgotten, but essential, skills! #mersd #studentengagement

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Ten Questions You should ask before you Flip Your Classroom

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes.  Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below.  The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class.  This is only the first step.  Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.

 


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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | emerging learning | Scoop.it

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So this seems to be a good point to look not just at 2014, but where we might be going five to ten years from now, and in doing this, I want to include choice or human decision-making as well as technological determinism. In other words, what kind of online learning do I expect in the future, given what I know so far? - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/01/12/2020-vision-outlook-for-online-learning-in-2014-and-way-beyond/#sthash.lq0TBxwU.dpuf


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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | emerging learning | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 12:57 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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Citing an Image is Not Enough!

Citing an Image is Not Enough! | emerging learning | Scoop.it
I am thrilled to see so many students creating blog posts and going BEYOND "writing" text made up letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Being able to "read" and "write" in other media is part o...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 2, 2013 7:02 PM

Yet there is still the issue that students are citing images without checking to see if they have the correct permissions to do so. Students (and teachers) need to be aware of copyright rules. Using resources like Flickr you will find many pictures but students need to learn how check to see if the image is under Creative Commons and accurately site the source.

Langwitch does an excellent job explaining a situtation that she experienced with her students and provides screenshots to help you understand what to look for. Teaching students how to cite resources is teaching our students media literacy.

Consider having your students create an image that they could put under Create Commons and have attibuted to them of others were to use it.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:52 PM

I don't know that I, myself, am as through as I could be about this. Thanks

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | emerging learning | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Perfect for buillding on from the digitial citizenship starter course - whanau education needs to touch on these aspects of awareness as well.

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:12 AM

These are information literacy skills: how to find, access and use information.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:09 AM

The Big Six taught me a lot on how we assume kids can skim and scan.  We need to take more time to show them how to search.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:07 AM

do your students know how to search, find and curate information?

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How to design your online course

How to design your online course | emerging learning | Scoop.it
You can follow this simplified course design guide lines stage by stage. State the rational for your online course, e.g. to reach a wider audience, etc...

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Checklists and starters for designing online course.

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, September 29, 2013 11:43 PM

I love this mind map!!!

David Nandigam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 2:27 AM

“Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time.” ― Robin Wasserman, Crashed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 10:13 AM
  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    The  key factors are: Learners’ age, back ground knowledge, the purpose of learning, the learners’ circumstances (employed, students, unemployed, etc…)

  • DO YOU HAVE THE COURSE CURRICULUM?

    In many cases the course curriculum does exist, for example: National Curriculum, University course modules , In-house corporate training.

  • WHAT EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS NEED TO BE MET?

    All external examination bodies provide an exam guide or syllabus which you have to insure your course will address them.

  • WHAT IS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

    Would your learners attend any face to face classes? Do they access their course from home, work, or college? Do they work as a group or individuals?

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Curation Levels: Learner, Facilitator, Designer - Where Do You Stand?

Curation Levels: Learner, Facilitator, Designer - Where Do You Stand? | emerging learning | Scoop.it

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Explanation of levels of content curation - sets aspirational goal. Relevance to students as a pathway for their development. See Robin Good's great summary.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:58 PM

Awesome explanation for curation.  Thanks Kirsten Wilson @teachkiwi for this wonderful insight into why we curate!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:36 PM

Robin Good opinion:

Kirsten Wilson analyzes three different levels of content curation presently in use and describes accurately the differences between these. 

 

"In regards to levels of curation it is much like Blooms. There is knowledge level curation- it is done for remembering and understanding (the “Learner Level”).


Another level is applying and analyzing- it is curated for use or been used and is a proven tool for using whether it be your tool or a tool you have discovered from your global connections via Social Media, blogs or simple internet searches (the “Facilitator Level”). 


Finally, there are curations that go to the level of evaluation and creation… these are the curations that become invaluable tools to others. It takes the most work, but the result is most thorough and the resource it provides to others can be invaluable (the “Designer Level”)."

 

He concludes by reminding all would-be curators the importance of attribution and the amount of effort that the "designer level" of curation requires: "In this world of immediate access and available content make every effort to honor the source of your curation, inspiration and/or springboard for design. 


Those that do curate at a “Designer” level and in many cases are the first in their field of expertise to find a new “method” put hours into the development and design."

 

 

Rightful. Instructional. 7/10

 

Full original article: http://teachkiwi.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/content-collaboration-and-curation-part-2/ ;

 

 

(Image credit: Three trophies by Shutterstock)

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:16 AM

Robin Good把内容策展分为三个层次:策展的学习者,策展的设计者,策展的促进者。

 

 

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125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart by Katie Vander Ark - #blendchat, AdvancePath, blended learning, blended learning resources, Christensen Institute, Compass Learning, Connections E...

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart by Katie Vander Ark - #blendchat, AdvancePath, blended learning, blended learning resources, Christensen Institute, Compass Learning, Connections E... | emerging learning | Scoop.it
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List of links to articles, organised into sections so easy to navigate around. Everything piled in so self selection crucial.

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Failure as a tool

Failure as a tool | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Vinod Khosla on the importance of failure...
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