"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."
So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.
Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]
The project RHAPSODY analyzes European health and social care systems for the underserved group of people with young onset dementia. Results will be used to build and probe an educational, interactive e-learning programme for carers.
If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we've picked out six of the best resources currently available online.
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing …
Associations Now Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs Associations Now A 2013 University of Michigan report, “Lifelong Learning: Generation X Illustrates the New Reality,” highlighted the fact that generation X is the first to fully embrace...
The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.
"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”
Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys? Forbes For the best part of 30 years, there has been a clear trend in education towards inclusion, as children with special needs are increasingly taught alongside their peers in mainstream schools.
Michael MacNeil's insight:
Things can slip backward without being noticed. Those who care about those with special needs must remain watchful.
The role of higher education may need to change ... Here, lifelong learning is much more institutionalised and is supported by national legislation and initiatives to provide education for all at all times.
Michael MacNeil's insight:
Universities need to lead with new ways of thinking about education.
If you're not using an anti-virus suite, but have discovered that living dangerously has led to your PC behaving oddly, there's a fair chance that your system has been infected by some form of malware. With no security suite on your PC already there is a strong chance that installation will be blocked by the…
We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.
OPINION: Who Needs Learning Relationship Management? We All Do EdSurge ... organizational theory and, in building our industrial system of education, forgot what our four-year-olds know: Learning doesn't work without relationships.