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From Questions to Concepts: Interactive Teaching in Physics

How can you engage your students and be sure they are learning the conceptual foundations of a lecture course? In From Questions to Concepts, Harvard Univers...
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Liqvid e-Learning Services: Vivek Agarwal's Rs 15 crore firm cashes in on demand for English - The Economic Times

Liqvid e-Learning Services: Vivek Agarwal's Rs 15 crore firm cashes in on demand for English - The Economic Times | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it

In spreading the use Liqvid's english learning software Vivek has struck a chord with the masses -  with over 500,000 learners.

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Before starting Liqvid, Agarwal, an IIM-Calcutta alumnus, had co-founded eGurucool, an IT-assisted education portal offering digital content in the sciences and teaching methodology to schools. 

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Australia falling behind in education due to NAPLAN: Pasi Sahlberg

Australia falling behind in education due to NAPLAN: Pasi Sahlberg | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Australia puts too much emphasis on NAPLAN testing and blames poor results on the family background of students rather than the inequity in the education system, one of the world's leading educators has warned.
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''Standardised testing is driving inequity in the system because the nature of the tests is normally limited to maths and reading and sometimes science, which narrows the scope of success in the system,'' ....

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Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations

Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Adobe says its new iPad app, Voice, is ideal for crafting business pitches and presentations.
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Breakthroughs in collaborative education : Akshay saxena at TEDxSGGSCC - YouTube

Akshay currently serves as the President of Avanti Learning Centres. For his work at Avanti, he was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, the Draper Richards Kaplan...
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Breakthroughs in collaborative education: Another example of Peer Instruction in action

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Maximizing Learning: Peer Instruction Improves Student Learning

Maximizing Learning: Peer Instruction Improves Student Learning | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
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Similar results obtained from Jeff Stanger's trials at Sydney High School
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Gusto Debuts A Smarter, More Powerful Email App For iPhone | TechCrunch

Gusto Debuts A Smarter, More Powerful Email App For iPhone | TechCrunch | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
There's no lack of startups trying to rethink the mobile email experience - for example, Mailbox, Boxer, CloudMagic, Triage, or Acompli, to name just a few...
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Think Education New Sydney Campus Presentation

Think Education New Sydney Campus Presentation
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Computers on Wheels (COWS) and other Way Finding tools.

Some great learning spaces.

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“Destructive forces” unravelling NBN, says Budde

“Destructive forces” unravelling NBN, says Budde | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
"Destructive forces" at work in a "highly polarised political environment" are starting to "unravel" Labor's National Broadband Network project, veteran analyst Paul Budde said yesterday, with the new Coalition Government having boxed itself into a...
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Innovation in Education: MOOCs, Scalability, and Pedagogy

Andrew Ng speaks about Coursera and its mission to bring education to everyone. Ng shared his views on how MOOCs can optimize and personalize education exper...
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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy ...

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy ... | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
The course in question was college level introductory biology, but it easily could have been a basic high school biology course. Dr. Marrs is practicing Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), an interactive engagement pedagogy used ...
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The 6 most common questions about using Peer In...

The 6 most common questions about using Peer In... | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
What is Peer Instruction? Peer Instruction is research-based teaching method that leverages the power of social interaction to drive learning. In an ideal implementation of Peer Instruction, studen...
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New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come to Life on a Mobile Device

New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come to Life on a Mobile Device | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it

By simply snapping a picture of a pre-tagged textbook page on a mobile device, students discover interactive content illustrating the concept being taught.

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Pearson’s enVisionMATH Texas 2.0 is the first instructional program to feature BouncePages in the Student Edition, Grades K–5. Each grade level features 120 pre-tagged lesson pages that instantly change static print pages into an interactive, digital learning experience.

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Assessing the quality of a student-generated question repository

Assessing the quality of a student-generated question repository | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Students can create high quality assessment questions.
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Results published on first study of student produced assessment material in 1st year college Physics  course, Jul 2014

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eInstruction by Turning Technologies Releases New QT Device Clicker with QWERTY Input | eSchool News | eSchool News

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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The new device facilitates richer data collection from various question types and self-paced testing mode for individual assessment.

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Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education

Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education
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Awarded for development of the Peer Instruction teaching methodology, now broadly adopted.

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How A Toddler Playing With An iPhone Led To An Education Revolution

How A Toddler Playing With An iPhone Led To An Education Revolution | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Dan Yang was a highly successful telecom entrepreneur, until her toddler daughter's fascination with the iPhone prompted a leap into education startup...
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Rather than put the attention on the latest devices in the classroom, Yang says the school and its digitally enabled curriculum will help teachers encourage analytical and research skills, to do research and cultivate curiosity and ability

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Amazon.com: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts (9780670025435): Stanislas Dehaene: Books

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Terrific book, real progress: "Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts"

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Maker Movement

Good introduction to the maker movement.

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The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - Infographic explores Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory, the Assumptions of Adult Learners and Andragogy Principles.
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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or
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Adaptive Learning, Analytics , Survey/Poll Tools and Student Response Systems high on list

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Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it

We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2,500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear:  companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.

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Gallup research shows that only 13% of employees around the world are actively engaged at work, and more than twice that number are so disengaged they are likely to spread negativity to others.

 

Is it the responsibility of educators to prepare students for this poor work culture and assist them to change it?

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MOOCs and Libraries: Production & Pedagogy

This video is of the "Production & Pedagogy" session at the 18-19 March 2013 "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event host...
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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy -

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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Technology in Music Education: Student Response Systems

After visiting the MACUL conference in Grand Rapids, MI this past weekend, I was excited about the up and coming student / audience / classroom response systems being utilized. The best one so far (in my opinion) was ...
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Mazur Criticizes Forms of Assessments | News | The Harvard Crimson

Mazur Criticizes Forms of Assessments | News | The Harvard Crimson | Helping Students Learn | Scoop.it
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Mazur also argued that assessments promote “inauthentic problem solving,” and thus fail to provide students with the skills most needed in the real world. Mazur said that assessments should focus on feedback, not ranking, and on skills, not memorization.

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