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Connectivism: A Theory of Personal Learning

Overview of personal learning and personal learning environments, connectivism, and our experience in the CCK08 course. by Stephen Downes


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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 6, 3:09 PM

Teorías del aprendizaje.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 7, 11:58 PM

At-a-glance map of the theories and principles underpinning education.  This is an important reference tool for educationalists to help avoid a reductionist and simplistic approach.  Learning is a complex process.

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Dear Diary: journaling is good for you

Dear Diary: journaling is good for you | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans write about their day-to-day lives, failures, successes, and adventures in journals. Why? What about journal writing is so satisfying? Researchers around the world have explored the impact of recording feelings and events. Here is just a selection of insights from their research: 1. Journaling restores your immune cells. A researcher from the University of Texas at Austin found that regular journaling strengthens immune cells (T-lymphocytes). 2. Journaling reduces stress. A 2010 study out of the University of Eastern Michigan found that among (stressed) college students, journaling about emotional stressors reduced anxiety significantly. 3. Journaling reduces the impact ...
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In addition to reducing stress, journaling strengthens immunity (UofTexas study) and releases dopamine (Harvard study)

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Learning with 'e's: The meaning of pedagogy

A post by Steve Wheeler about the meaning of pedagogy: "Good pedagogy is about guiding students to learning. It's about posing challenges, asking the right questions, and presenting relevant problems for learners to explore, answer and solve".

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The Greek word for child (usually a boy) is pais (the stem of this is 'paid'), and leader is agogus - so a paid-agogus or pedagogue was literally a leader of children.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Many highlights but especially this post distinguishes between Lave & Wenger’s communities of practiceand Brown & Campione’s communities of learners, explaining that communities of practice emerge naturally because the community members have a common interest, whereas communities of learners are designed by instructors to put students in situations where they will engage in active and distributed learning. --featuring the research of Filitsa Dingyloudi

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 9:02 PM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 24, 11:56 PM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 5:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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"It’s really about praising the process they engage in, not how smart they are or how good they are at it, but taking on difficulty, trying many different strategies, sticking to it and achieving over time"

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A Safe Space for Dangerous Ideas; a Dangerous Space for Safe Thinking - Hybrid Pedagogy

A Safe Space for Dangerous Ideas; a Dangerous Space for Safe Thinking - Hybrid Pedagogy | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Danger and safety are both integral to education, particularly if one ascribes to critical pedagogy, which is, in many respects, about balancing the two elements.
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Safe spaces promote innovation

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Research Tutorial for Grounded Research

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good tutorial for grounded research

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The cognitive importance of storytelling

The cognitive importance of storytelling | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Last week, I shared Dr. Klaus Oberauer’s research into how working memory operates and how multitasking is more fiction than reality. One of the key findings in Dr. Oberauer’s work is that there are three functional components of working memory: the active center of attention that is being processed by the brain, the active data [...]

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 15, 11:30 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Nacho Vega's curator insight, August 18, 3:53 AM

What makes one person more memorable than another? 


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Daniela's curator insight, September 12, 3:30 PM

Para nuestra memoria y nuestro desarrollo del cerebro, la importancia del contar historias 

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How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
With research findings widely available on websites and Twitter feeds, it's easier than ever to oversimplify the results—and risk bringing half-formed ideas into America's classrooms. 
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by Jessica Lahey and Tim Lahey, especially pertinent is the discussion of causation and correlation.

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Game Play Schemas: From Player Analysis to Adaptive Game Mechanics

Game Play Schemas: From Player Analysis to Adaptive Game Mechanics | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
International Journal of Computer Games Technology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles on both the research and development aspects of games technology covering the whole range of entertainment computing and interactive digital media.
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by Craig A. Lindley & Charlotte C. Sennersten....great read for research methodology and results

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How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning - eLearning Brothers

How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning - eLearning Brothers | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Not to give away instructional design secrets, but I’m going to tell you how I’ve been structuring eLearning Experiential Course Flow to enhance eLearning.
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"Structuring your course around connecting to (Existing), creating (New), and planning for experience (Future) increases learning engagement and amplifies the effectiveness of their learning." The blog writer indicates that this is for adult learners but I think the learning audiences can be expanded...

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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 1, 8:44 AM

Interesting article in the New Yorker on another digital controversy. 

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 9:08 AM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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Whyfinding: what pervasive gaming has taught me about 3D videogame design

Whyfinding: what pervasive gaming has taught me about 3D videogame design | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

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Extremely interesting discussion by Christy Dena about pervasive games, the fictional world we create overlaps with the player’s world. Dena includes external links to important studies and resources. I did not know what QWOP meant until this post (QWOP is a 2008 ragdoll-based Flash game created by former Cut Copy bassist Bennett Foddy. Players control an athlete named "Qwop" using only the Q, W, O, and P keys)

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Christy Dena:  "In this post I’ll describe my problem with (some) videogames, how I figured out the nature of the problem, and what it means."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, August 10, 11:29 PM

Christy Dena shares her insights.

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an inquiry-based system. Instead, a far more difficult issue will come to the fore: How will we know if inquiry-based learning is successful, and what non-standardized measures of achievement, like better attitude, apply?
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Post by Thom Markham: "This is a steep challenge because it forces education to cross a philosophic divide. Inquiry-based learning is disruptive to test-based standards and, by extension, the industrialized system itself. Tests reward the right answer, and even brief essays are expected to abide by the perimeters of known knowledge and standardized terms. But open-ended problems result in idiosyncratic solutions, derived from a process of exploration in which students practice evidence-finding, thoughtful exchange, and creative design. During that process, they change and grow as people, not just as test-takers. It will take thoughtful development of new metrics, some strange to education, to develop an assessment system that captures the richness of inquiry-based education."

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Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
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Shared by Henri Tan in a LinkedIn discussion. This post also cites Tom Whitby's article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles with both adults' and kids' learning.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

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This is a wonderful resource with a jpeg link and a description...thank you for scooping it, Beth!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 24, 6:26 PM

This version of Bloom's Taxonomy has been extended with a sharing component for Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is listed in the higher order thinking skills. The functional level of sharing is publicly sharing, publishing and broadcasting.

Along with this printable version of Bloom's Taxonomy you will also find links to five resources. Four of these look at Bloom's (in a variety of ways) and one is a research paper that looks at sustainable innovation in teacher practice.

Randy Nichols's curator insight, August 25, 8:12 AM

Remediating Bloom for new literacies.

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Study Backs up Strategies for Achieving Goals — Dominican University of California

Study Backs up Strategies for Achieving Goals — Dominican University of California | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
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A psychology professor at Dominican University of California found that people who wrote down their goals, shared them with others, and held themselves accountable for their goals were 33 percent more likely to achieve those goals.

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Study sheds light on damaging effects of marijuana among college-aged adults - EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.

Study sheds light on damaging effects of marijuana among college-aged adults - EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc. | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary powered by Education Action Group Foundation
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The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, which compared high-resolution MRI brain scans of recreational marijuana users aged 18 to 25 with those of nonusers, found significant abnormalities in the left nucleus accumbens and the left amygdala of marijuana users, even those who smoked just once per week.

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ThePomodoroTechnique_v1-3.pdf

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I just learned about The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo. The Pomodoro Technique is a productivity technique that gives our brains need time to stop and process what we've been doing. Accepting that our brain can’t work effectively for an  indefinite amount of time, The Pomodoro Techniques divides work time into 30 minute chunks so you don’t work indefinitely. Each 30 minute chunk has a 25 minute working period (like a short sit-com)  and a 5 minute break. Additionally, every 4 “Pomodoros,” you take a 15 minute break instead of a 5 minute one. There are Pomodoro apps for Android and iPhone

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Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other forms of storytelling including keynote presentations or short-form presentations such as those made...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 6, 5:28 PM

Lost? Storyboarding can help you find the essence of you children's or young adult story.

Urban Book Editor's curator insight, May 10, 5:47 AM

We can also use storyboarding to work out scenes in novels. If outlines feel too limiting, try storyboards instead.

Samantha Melvin's curator insight, May 11, 3:14 PM

Great resource for CEDFA, this demonstrates the importance of planning "slides" in order to communicate our ideas effectively--teaching this to students is important, as they can learn to be efficient at getting their ideas out in the world #ufglobal #arted #communication #storyboarding 

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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain: Five Strategies for Reversing This Effect

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain: Five Strategies for Reversing This Effect | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Dr. Travis Bradberry explains startling new research from Yale University and shows you how to keep your stress under control.
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This study was mentioned in "How Successful People Stay Calm" written by Travis Bradberry

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 5, 7:06 AM

This study was mentioned in "How Successful People Stay Calm" written by Travis Bradberry

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History of Holacracy®

History of Holacracy® | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
The Discovery of an Evolutionary Algorithm
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This article is an excerpt from Brian Robertson’s upcoming book Holacracy: Evolution for Organizations. Holacracy is an organizational process replacing top-down, predict-and-control with distributive control.  

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People who doodled were able to remember 29% more information than nondoodlers, a study found

People who doodled were able to remember 29% more information than nondoodlers, a study found | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.
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"Some researchers suspect doodling may help the brain remain active by engaging its "default networks"—regions that maintain a baseline of activity in the cerebral cortex when outside stimuli are absent... People who were encouraged to doodle while listening to a list of people's names being read were able to remember 29% more of the information on a surprise quiz later, according to a 2009 study in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Post also includes mention of Sunni Brown's new book, "The Doodle Revolution."

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Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement

Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Discover four psychological theories that can help you get more engagement on Twitter.
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This post by written by Lanya Olmsted, concisely describes the theories of Cognitive Dissonance, Self-Perception Theory, Extrinsic Motivation, and Norming (which does not refer to the Cheers regular bar-stooler). Each includes an illustrative Tweet and a takeaway, which I like.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …

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This infographic/visualization provides six steps that show how to flip a classroom. It also makes it clear that after you work through the six steps you must also review what has taken place, revise as necessary and then repeat.

The six steps are:

1. Plan

2. Record

3. Share

4. Change

5. Group

6. Regroup

But to understand what they mean by each of these you should go to the post. Flipping the classroom takes time, but today there are many locations where you can find great videos that will work for you. There are numerous tools available that help you create videos on your own, or take an existing video and add comments, questions, etc., so that it will meet your needs. If you are considering using video as a way to flip your class in the upcoming school year this post also provides links to additional resources that you may find helpful.

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Se Jin Youn's curator insight, August 2, 9:28 PM

It is good concept to try Flip My Classroom.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 3, 11:18 PM

Thx! Beth Dichter

Randy Nichols's curator insight, August 5, 11:00 AM

What the Flip? (A simple explanation of an education trend.)

 

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Detecting Communities Based on Network Topology

Detecting Communities Based on Network Topology | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

Network methods have had profound influence in many domains and disciplines in the past decade. Community structure is a very important property of complex networks, but the accurate definition of a community remains an open problem. Here we defined community based on three properties, and then propose a simple and novel framework to detect communities based on network topology. We analyzed 16 different types of networks, and compared our partitions with Infomap, LPA, Fastgreedy and Walktrap, which are popular algorithms for community detection. Most of the partitions generated using our approach compare favorably to those generated by these other algorithms. Furthermore, we define overlapping nodes that combine community structure with shortest paths. We also analyzed the E. Coli. transcriptional regulatory network in detail, and identified modules with strong functional coherence.

  


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 3:54 PM

Community is a more complex and organic organizing than teams. Teams are inherently hierarchical with predetermined goals. Communities are fluid and the goals are continuously being negotiated. Schools and classrooms are better served to be thought of as communities with overlapping qualities and permeable boundaries with other communities.

Eli Levine's curator insight, July 29, 3:42 PM

A useful tool for policy making, because it helps identify communities and how they interact to form super-communities.

 

The essence of mapping the polity and the public, socially, economically, technologically, and infrastrucutrally.

 

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