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Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | Higher Education | Scoop.it
We've found some interesting new research which suggests the optimal video length for student engagement is six minutes or less. It's no big surprise that students lose interest in videos that are too long; however, what's ...

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"Several Studies published recently show similar results; students lose interest in longer lecture videos and become distracted. If lectures are short or broken up by some kind of interaction (such as quizzes), then engagement is far higher."

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 23, 2013 1:56 PM

I love it when research confirms the hands on knowledge I've acquired while teaching online.

Donna Farren's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:01 PM

I totally agree and think student can be K12 or adult. 

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“Hay que acabar con el formato de clases de 50 minutos”

“Hay que acabar con el formato de clases de 50 minutos” | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hoy comenzamos a saber que nadie puede aprender nada si no le motiva. Es necesario despertar la curiosidad, que es el mecanismo cerebral capaz de detectar lo diferente en la monotonía diaria. Se presta atención a aquello que sobresale. Estudios recientes muestran que la adquisición de conocimientos comparte sustratos neuronales con la búsqueda de agua, alimentos o sexo. Lo placentero. Por eso hay que encender una emoción en el alumno, que es la base más importante sobre la que se sustentan los procesos de aprendizaje y memoria. Las emociones sirven para almacenar y recordar de una forma más efectiva.
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"Hoy comenzamos a saber que nadie puede aprender nada si no le motiva. Es necesario despertar la curiosidad, que es el mecanismo cerebral capaz de detectar lo diferente en la monotonía diaria. Se presta atención a aquello que sobresale. Estudios recientes muestran que la adquisición de conocimientos comparte sustratos neuronales con la búsqueda de agua, alimentos o sexo. Lo placentero. Por eso hay que encender una emoción en el alumno, que es la base más importante sobre la que se sustentan los procesos de aprendizaje y memoria. Las emociones sirven para almacenar y recordar de una forma más efectiva." (Francisco Mora)

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5 Top Sources Of Big Data In eLearning 

5 Top Sources Of Big Data In eLearning  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wondering which are the top 5 Sources Of Big Data In eLearning? Read this article for 5 top sources from which you can acquire Big Data in eLearning.

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The Future of Higher Education | Kevin Manning 

There is an assumption that persists in the educational community that more mature teachers are much more difficult and reluctant to be trained on the effective use of educational technology. To some degree, I think this assumption has been built on by the digital native vs digital immigrant myth. But as someone who has trained teachers of all ages all over the world I would say that, from my own experience, this hasn’t been the case.
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The Future of Education: Makerspaces, Incubators & Innovation Labs

The Future of Education: Makerspaces, Incubators & Innovation Labs | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the past few months, we’ve written substantially on how schools and universities are incorporating new technologies into their curriculums and pedagogies, from increased use of digital resources to better engaging with students through digital storytelling. But what about the actual spaces—the classrooms, intensive workshops, and labs—that are helping students bridge the digital literacy gap and innovate for the future? We examine how multidisciplinary workspaces, including makerspaces, incubators, and innovation labs, are productively disrupting current educational frameworks and reshaping the face of higher education.
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What Makes Israel's Innovation Ecosystem So Successful

What Makes Israel's Innovation Ecosystem So Successful | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Israel’s success as an innovation hub.
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How business schools bring innovation to their classrooms 

How business schools bring innovation to their classrooms  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs once said that innovation is what distinguishes a leader from a follower. The top business schools have realized that they can hold on to their reputation only if they are continually innovative. This realization has inspired them to spark innovations in their MBA curricula and in the format and delivery of their management specializations.
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Costs Involved in eLearning - Infographic 

Costs Involved in eLearning - Infographic  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
e-learning, web2.0, web 2.0, aprendizaje, formación online, formación virtual, capacitación virtual, comunidad eLearning, technology, edublog, weblog, e-Learning, elearning, formación corporativa

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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Alicia Hill - Here are six strategies for increasing student engagement in the virtual classroom from high school to higher education.

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¿Qué relación hay entre el sistema educativo y una sala de emergencias? 

¿Qué relación hay entre el sistema educativo y una sala de emergencias?  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
El New York Times publicó un artículo titulado “Un mar de cambio en el tratamiento de los infartos” sobre la disminución de un 38% en la tasa de mortalidad por infartos en la población estadounidense. Sorpresivamente, este logro fue alcanzado tanto en los hospitales privados como en los centros hospitalarios más pobres y sin nuevos descubrimientos médicos, nuevas tecnologías o incentivos de pago y tuvo poca difusión pública. La clave fue una serie de cambios en procedimientos que redujeron el tiempo que tomaba destapar la arteria bloqueada y hacer que la sangre circulara nuevamente.

Mientras leía el artículo, me pregunté: ¿qué podríamos aprender nosotros, como profesionales de la educación de esta historia? ¿Qué pasaría si tratáramos a los estudiantes con la misma urgencia con la que este sistema de salud trató a pacientes con corazones en riesgo? A continuación, describo cinco lecciones para mejorar el sistema educativo sacadas de un lugar tan inesperado como una sala de emergencias. 
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Interesante reflexión de Javier Luque que nos entrega "cinco lecciones para mejorar el sistema educativo sacadas de un lugar tan inesperado como una sala de emergencias."

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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
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El reporte 2017 de la NMC Horizon sobre las tecnologías emergentes en la educación superior. Vale la pena echarle un vistazo.

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Cada niño necesita un campeón | Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
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“Enseñanza y aprendizaje deben traer alegrías.. cada niño merece tener un campeón, un adulto que nunca dejará de creer en ellos, que entienda el poder de la conexión y les insista en que llegarán a ser lo mejor que pueden llegar a ser”

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Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code

Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Makeblocks, a company known for kid-friendly robotics and DIY hovercraft-drones, is launching a new gadget-building platform called Neuron. It's like Lego meets Littlebits -- you get over 30 blocks with different functions that kids can snap together and then program to create science experiments or gadgets like an internet-connected cat feeder. The system is platform agnostic, the company says, so it can work with products like Lego and even Microsoft's Cognitive Services AI platform.
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Productos que se están desarrollando para acercar la robótica y la programación a los niños.

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Reimagining the role of the library in the digital age: changing the use of space and navigating the information landscape

Reimagining the role of the library in the digital age: changing the use of space and navigating the information landscape | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This changing use of the library’s space points to the need to move on from the inseparable vision of books and libraries, and think about why someone makes use of the contemporary library.  A student may simply be looking for a serious space for serious work. They know their needs can best be met in the library; after all, generations of students have come through our doors to work. We see two fundamental differences, though: firstly, the majority of today’s students are not using libraries in a traditional sense. They pass by our collections and rarely interact with librarians. Secondly, the form of student work today is very different from the past. It often requires collaboration with other students, the creation of tangible objects using technology housed in the library, the pursuit of interdisciplinary debate, and all of that has to be accommodated alongside a continued demand for quiet study environments. Whilst some universities have been able to build or expand their libraries to meet these changing needs, others have moved collections to off-site stores to create an opportunity for versatile space allocation.
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Las bibliotecas están evolucionando a un nuevo rol que no se limita a ser espacios llenos de repisas de libros sino a construir en sus ambientes verdaderas experiencias de aprendizaje y apoyar la investigación desde el manejo experto que tienen de la gestión de la información en cualquier formato.

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6 Ways To Create Engaging Learning Experiences 

6 Ways To Create Engaging Learning Experiences  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create meaningful and Engaging Learning Experiences? Check 6 ways to create meaningful and Engaging Learning Experiences.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:39 AM

Some good basic tips.

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Una mirada al futuro del aprendizaje

Una mirada al futuro del aprendizaje | Higher Education | Scoop.it
KnowledgeWorks propone una serie de conceptos sobre cómo será la educación en el futuro.
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48 cursos gratuitos de Harvard que puedes hacer este 2017 

48 cursos gratuitos de Harvard que puedes hacer este 2017  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
La Universidad de Harvard, uno de los recintos educativos más importantes a nivel mundial, pone a tu alcance de manera gratuita 48 cursos en línea de diferentes modalidades para que elijas el que más se ajuste a tus inquietudes. Puedes encontrar cursos sobre letras, matemáticas, administración, historia, informática, religión, psicología, derecho y demás. Conócelos:
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The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Once considered the skill of the future, coding is now a necessity for most emerging career fields. If learning to code is like learning a foreign language, then it follows that it might be easier to learn when you're young. And now there's a robot for that.

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Como la tecnología, cuando es desarrollada sobre bases pedagógicas centradas en la persona que aprende, puede producir enormes resultados en los niños, incluso en temáticas aparentemente tan áridas, como lo podría ser la programación.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 20, 1:53 PM

Robotics via Kubo for the early grades teaching coding skills.

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Secrets To Israel's Innovative Edge

Secrets To Israel's Innovative Edge | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on Israel’s success as an innovation hub. 
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What's the Cost of Elearning—and Is It Worth It?

What's the Cost of Elearning—and Is It Worth It? | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Find out how much it costs to create one hour of elearning. Learn more about when it makes financial sense—and when it doesn't. Read our expert insights.
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Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom 

Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made.

Content conversion must consider the learners. If they aren’t in the classroom, are they sitting at desks, working the shop floor, or streaming training on their phones in the park? It must consider the training format. What happens when a daylong training session becomes multiple shorter blocks of eLearning? Content must be tailored to suit the configuration of the class.

Planning to take conventional content into the digital arena? Here are five best practices to ensure you can bring your most important content with you and deliver it in meaningful ways when you leap the eLearning divide.
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