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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it

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.


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Learning that is rewarding is also learning that's more effective. The challenge lies in producing engaging pedagogies which promote discovery and the joys of learning; something that can be quite challenging in an increasingly metrics driven sector

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:19 PM

While stress may be useful for learning not to touch a hot stove, it tends to inhibit the kind of learning that is most needed by students in today's world.

Josefina Santos's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:09 AM

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LSE NetworkEdge: Stephen Downes (with image, tweets) · arkarnad

Beyond Institutions: Personal Learning in a Networked World
9 July 2014 - London School of Economics and Political Science
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Arun Karnad's summary of Stephen Downes' presentation at the inaugural LSE Network Edge seminar

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Un-Fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech #CETIS14

Un-Fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech #CETIS14 | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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The keynote speech from CETIS 2014. A great breakdown of the history of ed-tech, and why we shouldn't forget where it all started...

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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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MOOC participants are predominantly male, educated, and from North America. For MOOCs to be truly Massive and Open, this has to change

 

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Cursive or keyboard? Is note-taking the issue here, or pedagogy?

Cursive or keyboard? Is note-taking the issue here, or pedagogy? | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it

Wikimedia commons - Medieval lecture

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My analysis on the recent press coverage on the Mueller and Oppenheimer paper on note-taking using laptops in lectures. What is your opinion? Are laptops helping or hindering learning in lectures?

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6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education

6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
In our second look at the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, we cover the six “significant challenges” it identifies as impeding the adoption of technology in higher education
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A helpful breakdown of the challenges facing education technology uptake from the NMC Horizon report 2014

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Jisc and ProQuest enable access to essential digital content | Jisc

Jisc and ProQuest enable access to essential digital content | Jisc | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
A new agreement for a national license between Jisc and ProQuest will enable access for the UK higher education community to two major digital archives: Early European Books Collections 1-4 and The Vogue Archive.
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Good news for open access

 

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Digital Literacy: Interaction as Language

Digital Literacy: Interaction as Language | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
In my last post I posed a question - If we use the example of traditional literacy, reading/writing, it is inseparably paired with language - so what accompanies digital literacy? Doug Belshaw wrot...
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Tim Klapdor on using interaction as a language to better define digital literacy

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Know your Product II – Are MOOCs the pedagogical messiah or just a very naughty boy?

Know your Product II – Are MOOCs the pedagogical messiah or just a very naughty boy? | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
Much of the recent debate, certainly within the academic beltway, has been about trying to re-contextualise and develop new measures of success for MOOCs. Some of this ground shifting can be easily...
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Open MOOCs and Closed OERs - Tautology and the benefits of saying something twice

Open MOOCs and Closed OERs - Tautology and the benefits of saying something twice | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
The idea of openness is one of the most used and often misunderstood terms in Higher Education. It informs many of the debates around access, delivery, equity, innovation and technology. It became ...
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Our own Peter Bryant reports from OCWC14 conference in Ljubljana and OER14 in Newcastle. His observations question the disruptiveness of technology (particularly MOOCs).

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Universities 2030: Learning from the Past to Anticipate the Future | GlobalHigherEd @insidehighered

Universities 2030: Learning from the Past to Anticipate the Future | GlobalHigherEd @insidehighered | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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A rather long, but nonetheless interesting blog post on how universities in the past have responded to major change, and how universities could react to the changing nature of education today.

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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it

Via Greenwich Connect
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A very interesting article by Stephen Downes on connectivism as a learning theory. We will be hosting Prof. Downes as a speaker at our next NetworkEd event on 7 July, where we're sure he'll stimulate a very interesting debate on learning theories and connectivism in higher education

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So, is Connectivism a learning theory? Or rather, as others argue, a theory of knowledge or of education? Stephen Downes spells out his perspective on what a learning theory is, and why Connectivism should be understood as one of them.

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Have big university lectures gone out of fashion?

Have big university lectures gone out of fashion? | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
No longer can students sit passively and imbibe information – today's 'blended learning' approach demands engagement and ideas
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While big university lectures certainly won't be out of the picture in the near future, blended learning certainly isn't a "bargain basement" form of lecture delivery. Blended learning has a long way to full adoption, but could definitely have a positive effect on the way both students and lecturers engage with lecture materials

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Thoughts on innovation in higher education – Sorting the revolutionary change from the merely cosmetic

Thoughts on innovation in higher education – Sorting the revolutionary change from the merely cosmetic | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
*apologies to Alvin Toffler for the appropriation of his quote for the title* “Once I began thinking in terms of waves of change, colliding and overlapping, causing conflict and tension around us, ...
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Moving towards learner autonomy – Stephen Downes on personal learning in a networked world | ALT Online Newsletter

Moving towards learner autonomy – Stephen Downes on personal learning in a networked world | ALT Online Newsletter | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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LTI Learning Technologist Sonja Grussendorf's analysis of Stephen Downes' presentation on learner autonomy at LSE's inaugural NetworkEdge event.

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Study of MOOCs Suggests Dropping the Label ‘Dropout’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Study of MOOCs Suggests Dropping the Label ‘Dropout’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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Stigmatising auditing students on MOOCs with labels such as 'dropout' is counter-productive. It's increasingly clear that many MOOC students participate in MOOCs out of interest in specific areas of the subject material, and perhaps not so much about gaining a qualification

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Big Data, Learning Analytics, and the Learners | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Big Data, Learning Analytics, and the Learners | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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Can Learning Analytics actually measure learning? Or are they measuring something else entirely?

 

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The logical impossibility of Status Quo: Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it)

The logical impossibility of Status Quo:  Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it) | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
It is a reality. Learners arriving at university this month are already e-learners (and this isn’t a new phenomenon by any means, see Allerton (2001). If we are to assume that before they land in o...
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Head of CLT Peter Bryant's presentation on digitally relevant pedagogy at the Teaching and Learning Conference at Goldsmith's University on 30 May 2014

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True innovation in Higher Ed will emerge from faculty-driven, open-source projects, not start-up commercialisation

True innovation in Higher Ed will emerge from faculty-driven, open-source projects, not start-up commercialisation | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
Leslie Madsen-Brooks is skeptical about the kind of disruption start-ups and tech folks promise. She highlights ways university faculty and staff are already driving thoughtful technological innova...
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Innovation in higher education isn't about paradigm-shifting solutions from start-ups, it's about empowering faculty to innovate

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The rhetoric which surrounds MOOCs can distract us from the broader project of ‘unbundling’ the University in pursuit of profit

The rhetoric which surrounds MOOCs can distract us from the broader project of ‘unbundling’ the University in pursuit of profit | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
Internet delivered higher education is described by some in revolutionary terms, providing access to education for poor people or remote populations. In practice, though, the ‘unbundling’ of activi...
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MOOCs - are they really unbundling higher education and opening up the sector to the less socially mobile, or simply letting in profiteers to carve up  smaller institutions?

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envisioning_the_future_of_education.png (1754x2480 pixels)

envisioning_the_future_of_education.png (1754x2480 pixels) | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
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An interesting infographic on how the future of education technology may look. The Envisioning Foundation here see gamification and open access leading to an increasing digitisation of education and a merging of the virtual and physical classroom. What's interesting to note is the how the authors believe that digitised classrooms will lead to a "disintermediation" between the traditional teachers-student model.

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What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies - Innovate My School

What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies - Innovate My School | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
What is innovation, exactly? Teacher of French and Japanese Rory Gallagher discusses how teachers and companies affect education-innovation.
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A good article on what innovation is and where it comes from. Innovations need to instill new values, to be truly successful in the long term.

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The Flipping Conference

The Flipping Conference | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
On 29th April 2014, the University of Bath held the UK's first conference on "flipping". Flipping is the practice of taking the information content of a traditional lecture, and delivering it to st...
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CLT's Steve Bond reflects on his experiences at the Flipping conference held at the University of Bath on 29 April 2014.

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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it
Link: Beyond MOOCs Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (PDF) Link: Beyond MOOCs Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (MS Word .docx) Executive Summary The key opportunity for institu...
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The conclusions this paper makes seem to reflect the findings of our own paper on Trends in Educational Technology report. The authors also provide a useful guide as to the extent and time taken for concepts raised by MOOCS, such as linking to VLEs and the adoption of new business models in higher education, to be adopted by universities

 

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From MOOCs to Dragons | Inside Higher Ed

From MOOCs to Dragons | Inside Higher Ed | Education and learning technology | Scoop.it

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Dan Butin argues that "...all eyes roll by now when MOOCs and “disruption” are mentioned in the same sentence; but that doesn’t change the inconvenient reality that MOOCs are but the face of massive underlying technological innovations currently underway". New models of teaching will indeed emerge from technologies espoused within MOOCs, but with universities adopting MOOCs at various levels, what may emerge is more likely to be somewhere between the dystopian utilitarianism and the open nirvana of educational resources, with top universities leading in pedagogical innovation.

 
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