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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley | Mind/Shift

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life thrive: diversity, curiosity and creativity.
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Outstanding perspective on the future of education ...

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Outstanding perspective on the future of education ...

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Buying Textbooks? Chegg And Textbooks.com Should Be Your First Stops

Buying Textbooks? Chegg And Textbooks.com Should Be Your First Stops | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

One of the worst kept secrets among students is that school bookstores overcharge for textbooks. If you attend university, you’ve no doubt encountered this fact, and maybe at some point you’ve even bought a book at the unreasonable price offered directly by the school. But why would anyone do that when plenty of websites out there will sell or rent the very same book for a fraction of the price?

 

Two of the most used sites for getting textbooks (besides Amazon, of course) are Chegg andTextbooks.com, but which should you use for your next college textbook buying excursion? Well, let’s take a look at what the two bookstore behemoths have to offer, then you can decide which site is right for you.

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The high cost of books has continued with the evolution of e-books. Hopefully, in the future all e-books will be $9.99 and e-textbooks $19.99. Affordability and open educational access to resources will benefit all stakeholders throughout the world. 

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Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
As summer reflections on the past school year turn into aspirations for the next year, it's important to keep in mind the big picture of change in education. Five shifts in how we think about schools
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This is an interesting perspective about future educational trends worth reviewing.

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holbel mendez's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:15 AM

"Interesrting perspective a bout the future of education"

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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

 

Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it.

 

What if a class consisted of words that led to information that whirled into blended realms of creativity set up just for students, created by students. The students then dictated what they learned instead of reluctantly ingesting information and standards imposed upon them.

 

That exists here and now. In every nook and cranny, around every corner, inside every well-engineered lesson, students might just learn what they want to learn and actually find success while improving the world around them.

 

Take a tour of 50 different views of education that somehow find a similar note:  Education must change.

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 This is the  challenge of 21st century teaching and learning.Many different approaches have been listed, some with videos and links provided for additional information.

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Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.
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The next generation of education is this evolution of competency -based learning. Even more changes with Educational administrations and accreditation services as well. Hopefully, a new paradiam shift will occur to truely develop into 21st Century learning.

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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Established in 2008, the mission of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) is to discover and disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders.


NILOA assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes. Documenting what students learn, know and can do is of growing interest to colleges and universities, accrediting groups, higher education associations, foundations and others beyond campus, including students, their families, employers, and policy makers.

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This site provides excellent teaching and learning outcomes and assessment resources. 

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Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text

Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
eBooks Changing the Way Students Gain Knowledge

Innovative classroom apps aren’t the only iPad feature generating a lot of excitement in education, however. Interactive iPad textbooks — that is, books that not only contain e-text, but also include videos, quizzes, and other interactive content — have also been garnering a great deal of attention.

 

As the prices of textbooks increase to what many would deem unreasonable levels, large companies like Apple, as well as startups such as Inkling and Metrodigi, are working to change how textbooks are published, distributed and read

 

According to Wired, Apple’s iBookStore is focusing on revolutionizing K-12 textbooks, while the San Francisco based startup Inkling is one of the premier publishers of iPad textbooks for colleges, medical schools and other institutions of higher education.

 

Both Apple and Inkling have formed partnerships with major publishers such as McGraw-Hill and Pearson, two of the largest textbook publishing companies in the country.

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The winds of change are blowing books -  all book publishers to adapt, modify and  change with re-develpoment of their business models or...become extinct. The newspapers, magizines and journals have felt this sting of constructionist thinking...whole generations in the future will look at paper as an antiquated medium within the next 10 years.

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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | TeachThought

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

When we hear the word genius, certain people come immediately to mind—Albert Einstein in mathematics, or Warren Buffett in investing—but what exactly sets these people apart?

 

It’s easy to simply shrug and say to ourselves, “Those people are just different.  They have something most people don’t, and it’s as simple as that.”

 

But the steps taken to arrive at a place of genius are actually more concrete, and have less to do with innate talent, than you might think.

When it comes to cultivating intelligence, mindset is a huge factor.

 

Research from top cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience labs is demonstrating that fundamental aspects of intelligence, and even intelligence itself, can be altered through training.

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This is an excellent resource article on deeper thinking and learning processes.

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Rapid, Responsive Research—The 90-Day Cycle Handbook – Carnegie Commons

Rapid, Responsive Research—The 90-Day Cycle Handbook – Carnegie Commons | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

As the Carnegie Foundation explores new tools and processes for Research & Development leading to real improvement in education, the 90-Day Cycle has emerged as an invaluable method for rapidly developing innovative approaches to support practice improvement.

 

The timeframe of 90 days—dramatically shorter than most traditional scholarly research pursuits—allows this method to be agile in responding to a variety of pressing needs that emerge on the front lines of improvement work in our schools and colleges. Generally, 90-Day Cycles are a disciplined and structured form of inquiry designed to produce and test knowledge syntheses or prototyped processes or products in support of improvement work.

 

The 90-Day Cycle Handbook, now available for download on The Carnegie Foundation website, serves as a comprehensive guide to the purpose and methods of this disciplined and structured form of inquiry. This handbook is an introductory document that delineates the purpose and process for this method. It is sprinkled with helpful tips and illustrative examples from previous successful cycles.

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"90-Day Cycles are a disciplined and structured form of inquiry designed to produce and test knowledge syntheses or prototyped processes or products in support of improvement work." This is a working model that can be adopted and modified to fit stakeholders needs.

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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Keep up, keep up. If you've only just caught on to the concept of online university courses called Moocs, then you're in danger of falling behind again.

 

Harvard, one of the world's most influential universities, is moving on to Spocs - which stands for small private online courses. Nothing to do with Star Trek and sombre Vulcans, but plenty to do with ambitions "to boldly go".

 

And could these be the real deal? The academic chairing Harvard's online experiments says we are already "post-Mooc".

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MOOC's and SPOC's will hopefully livelong and prosper... in 21st Century teaching and learning.

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Ignatia Webs: Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX | e-lions, e-tigers and e-bears, Oh my

Ignatia Webs: Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX | e-lions, e-tigers and e-bears, Oh my | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

With a bit of a delay some thoughts on Google's move towards education (lining up with EdX for the MOOC.org platform). It does not come as too much of a surprise, as Google has been exploring education for a longer period of time.


Starting with Google's business approach that people are able to dedicate some time of their Google professional work to innovative projects they set up themselves. This highlights to me the trust in experimentation, self-directed training and learning to reach new innovations. 

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This is an excellent article on e-educational trends. I am excited about the possibilities...e-lions, e-tigers and e-bears, Oh my   

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21st Century Schools International

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Our work has provided us with many wonderful opportunities to see the world, to meet and work with educators from many countries, and to develop our own personal Global Competencies.  Visit our blog to see where we've been! 

21st Century Schools International will be a hybrid for profit and non-profit organization dedicated to assisting educators and students worldwide in designing and implementing authentic 21st century schools.    

21st Century Schools International offers a variety of opportunities to help you take your classroom, campus, district, state, organization or country into the 21st century! 

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They are building great learning and teaching resources for the 21st century international education.

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The 21st Century Principal: 5 Obsolete Practices and Ways of Doing School We Need to Abandon

The 21st Century Principal: 5 Obsolete Practices and Ways of Doing School We Need to Abandon | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

“The nation has become obsessed with ‘seat time,’ assuming that this ‘hunkering down’ at desks and tables will result in higher test scores.” Ron Nash, From Seatwork to Feetwork


What are some outmoded educational practices and ways of schooling that we need to change the most? Like the concept of "seat time" mentioned above, many of our ways of doing school and educational practices are obsolete. 


These obsolete practices are still embedded in many of our schools and need to be changed because they perpetuate the same kinds of teaching and learning from the old industrial model of schooling that fails to adequately prepare our students to engage life in the 21st century. Here's a list of those "Obsolete Practices."

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I have to agree to this line of thinking. We need to move away from the traditional learning paradigm.

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Bring on the learning revolution! | TED Talks

Bring on the learning revolution! | TED Talks | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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This is an outstanding talk...Correct, move from the education reform of a broken system by "Keep Moving Forward" to a learning revolution and "rise with the occasion".

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U.S. Learning Registry Aims to Tailor Online Content for Educators | Education Week

U.S. Learning Registry Aims to Tailor Online Content for Educators | Education Week | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Federal officials are trying to build participation in an online information network designed to organize and vet academic content for educators, a tool meant to free them from having to go through time-consuming, site-by-site searches for materials.

 

The U.S. Department of Education and other entities have been working on the network, known as the Learning Registry, for two years, though they say they only recently finished the computer code for the system. The agency has spent about $1 million on the project so far.

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The "Learning Registry" will become a key resource for 21st century teaching and learning environments.

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Carolina, aqui van muchas ideas

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Coursera's new iOS app makes mobile learning beyond simple | Learn Egg

Coursera's new iOS app makes mobile learning beyond simple | Learn Egg | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a current Coursera online student or simply looking to enhance your understanding of the world, listen up.

 

One of the big MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses) leaders has just launched a mobile app designed to make mobile learning incredibly simple.

 

From the looks of it, they’ve succeeded.

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The new program is very intuitive and looks great. Now is the time to take a serious look at developing your individual learning plan and continue your lifelong learning adventure.

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XDiscovery launch mobile app to learn in seconds with visual knowledge maps for 4 million topics
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories | Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. There’s sub-levels of each theory, behavior and other categories … it’s complex. But it’s worth understanding.

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I posted this infographic last year and have shared this with my colleagues at school. The applications of these theories can and will be applied within the ever changing learning environments that include connectivism.

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This is a very good and detailed infographic.

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Lumina Releases Report on Connecting K-12 and Higher Education via Common Core State Standards and Degree Qualification Profile | Lumina Foundation

Lumina Releases Report on Connecting K-12 and Higher Education via Common Core State Standards and Degree Qualification Profile | Lumina Foundation | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Lumina Foundation has issued a report by two widely respected educators that examines how Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Degree Qualification Profile (DQP) can better forge alignment between the nation’s K-12 and postsecondary education systems.

 

Discussions around the need for alignment between K-12 and postsecondary competencies are not new. This report, however, highlights ways that CCSS and DQP can be used together to promote development of a common language throughout the entire pathway to a college degree.

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An excellent article on future educational trends of the 21st Century learning stakeholders. They have included world class resources.

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Many Questions About Education's Future - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Many Questions About Education's Future - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

What will higher education look like in the future? What courses will students take? How will they pay for it?

 

Over dinner recently, my son and daughter-in-law asked: When it’s time for kids born today to go to college, what will their experience be like?

Considering the vast differences in the generations already seated around the table, it’s a valid question. My college years bore little resemblance to what my children experienced not so many years later.

But when I thought about the seismic shifts higher education is undergoing these days, that original question began to splinter and proliferate.

 

Who will go to college in 2030? How much will it cost, and how will students pay for it? What will they study? Will targeted vocational training replace a liberal arts education? What learning delivery methodologies will institutions use? Will students still attend brick-and-mortar schools or only learn virtually? What kind of graduates will enter the workforce, and what are the implications for employers?

 

At this point, there are no concrete answers, but I did a little digging and uncovered some opinions and research about the future of higher education that should influence and inform decisions in the present.

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More questions than answers...I think the excitment of education is the not knowing... allowing innovation and development to take the lead vs the top heavy educational management.

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UC San Diego Team To Intro Massive Open Online Research | Campus Technology

UC San Diego Team To Intro Massive Open Online Research | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

"To our knowledge, this is the first major online course that prominently features massive open online research, or MOOR, rather than just regular coursework" said UC San Diego Computer Science and EngineeringProfessor Pavel Pevzner, who is offering the course along with two of his graduate students, in a prepared statement.

 

"All students who sign up for the course will be given an opportunity to work on specific research projects under the leadership of prominent bioinformatics scientists from different countries, who have agreed to interact and mentor their respective teams."

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Educational technology evolution...Massive Open Online Research, or MOOR. Lead, follow or get out of our way...UCSD CSE

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Making Friends With Failure

Making Friends With Failure | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recast these situations right, we learn to create a new normal, to persevere, to learn to be more flexible, or to redirect our energies.

 

Using the F-Word in School

 

There is a major disconnect between schools and the real world on the notion of failure. School teaches us there is only one answer for every problem. And if we don't get it, we are a failure. This dissuades students from trying -- they fear failure. We need to teach students how to make friends with failure.

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There has to be a respect with learning from failure. DO NOT allow anyone to shame a student(s) on failure. We learn the most from our mistakes in academia and life. This is one of the many reasons, that we lack innovation...Fear / Shame of failure...

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Marzano Research Laboratory | Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills, Tips

Marzano Research Laboratory | Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills, Tips | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The following tips from this book are designed to assist you in applying the latest research in tangible ways in your classroom, your school or your district. Below each tip, you will find the book excerpt on which the tip is based.


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World class teaching and learning reosurces for the 21st century student.

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Pearson Partners with Two Universities on Competency-Based Learning Degree - Chief Learning Officer

Pearson Partners with Two Universities on Competency-Based Learning Degree - Chief Learning Officer | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and College for All Texans Foundation have partnered with Pearson to work with two state institutions — Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College — to create a competency-based learning Bachelor of Applied Sciences, or BAS, degree in organizational leadership.

 

The program is called the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Project, or TAB, and is supported by an EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges, or NGLC, grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Faculty from both institutions are leading the curriculum design effort with Pearson, assisting in the development of 90 credit hours of online competency-based courses and providing custom curriculum and instructional design that aligns with the competencies established by the faculty. The program will launch in spring 2014 and is expected to serve 250 students in its first year and enroll more than 6,000 students by 2019.

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Next wave of progress...Competency-based learning.

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Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start.

 

 These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin.

 

Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash.

 

This infographic outlines some of the key components to creating an online course.  Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses.

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This covers the key aspects of on-line course design, but please keep an open mind with the focus on blended learning. Remember, research has proven that learning is a social and individual integrated activity. 

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Mark Fuson's curator insight, February 26, 2015 2:09 PM

Very good infographic about what components qualify an online course to be considered high quality. These are also true in the blended learning model.

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The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts

The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The 2013 Update to our Annual Look at the Technologies, Tools, and Techniques That Today’s Educators Should be Aware of.

Each year I refresh this list, sharing my current perspective on those emerging technologies best suited to help engage students and improve learning outcomes in the coming academic year. The list has evolved quite a bit since last year as increased mobility and evolving resources lead the way to more self-directed learning and empowered teachers and students. I’ve also made a point of including Profession Development in the list, which is essential to the successful implementation of these technologies and can’t be overlooked!

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Yes, so many more to add to this list...maybe the top 25 would be more like it. What would you add to the list? For me, the Google Edu should be on this list, it is still emerging to be the key Edu platform enviroment.

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