Hospitality in the classroom and digital pedagogical practices encourage participatory pedagogy and collective action. This model of learning and teaching emphasizes the shared responsibility between all members to contribute to...
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
We investigate the impact of community structure on information spreading with the linear threshold model. Contrary to the common belief that communities hinder information diffusion, we show that strong communities can facilitate global cascades by enhancing local, intra-community spreading. Using both analytical approaches and numerical simulations, we demonstrate the existence of optimal clustering, where global cascades require the minimal number of early adopters.
Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies with memoranda acting as signals; and so it is with other cas. Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different cas, there remain many unanswered questions about "steering" these systems. In Signals and Boundaries, John Holland argues that understanding the origin of the intricate signal/border hierarchies of these systems is the key to answering such questions. He develops an overarching framework for comparing and steering cas through the mechanisms that generate their signal/boundary hierarchies.
Holland lays out a path for developing the framework that emphasizes agents, niches, theory, and mathematical models. He discusses, among other topics, theory construction; signal-processing agents; networks as representations of signal/boundary interaction; adaptation; recombination and reproduction; the use of tagged urn models (adapted from elementary probability theory) to represent boundary hierarchies; finitely generated systems as a way to tie the models examined into a single framework; the framework itself, illustrated by a simple finitely generated version of the development of a multi-celled organism; and Markov processes.
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Hive Chicago is a network of civic and cultural institutions dedicated to transforming the learning landscape by creating opportunities for youth to explore their interests through connected learning experiences.
Leaders need thisThe Self-Care Dashboard is a Google Spreadsheet that I use to track weekly self-care practices. I give myself points when I exercise, when I turn off my email in the evenings and on weekends, and w...
We’re in the midst of a creativity crisis. In an age where we’re desperate for new answers to old questions, and for children to more readily step into leadership roles as innovators, this is a problem.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
Este é o segundo post de uma série de três partes com estratégias e desenvolvimento de habilidades para os instrutores que querem criar, facilitar e incentivar a colaboração entre os alunos trabalham em grupos ....
The Leap of Reason team had conversations with more than 100 thinkers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to produce a new report that explores the state of e-learning and its potential as an agent for change—far beyond the confines of formal education. By taking into account a historical perspective on technology adoption and experiences from across academia, government, and the private sector, the report gets beyond the hype. "Merely putting content online is not enough to improve how we teach and learn," Mario Morino and his colleague Katie Paris argue. Their report makes the case that e-learning, done right, however, offers the potential to fundamentally change how we transfer knowledge in all aspects of life.