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The Future of Learning Environments: An Issue That Concerns the Students

The Future of Learning Environments: An Issue That Concerns the Students | Learning | Scoop.it

Following her first article on her experiences as an architect/designer working with kids, Moa Dickmark offers her insights into the future of pedagogy and learning environments, an issue that raises various questions around the world.


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"...she believes that students and teachers should have a say and be a part of the development and implementation process."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:02 PM

I think the article raises a key point about who we are asking advice on school design or learning environment design. We have to be careful on two levels when we include students and I think we should.

 

First, we have to ask and listen attentively. When something is not achievable, we need to answer in ways that explain what makes that thing unachievable. Is it simply unachievable or are there other ways to see it.

 

Second, and connected to the first, we have to be genuine in asking questions and answering. Several years ago, a principal approached students and asked what they wanted to make an ideal school. They mentioned, among other things, a library and cafeteria. The first was presented as a bunch of books in containers sitting on shelves in an area of the building our students rarely went to. Students later questioned that and had they been listened to more carefully that principal would have realized part of the library was a regular time to look through books and a reading time. As a teacher, I did some of the latter, but struggled to find ways for the former. The cafeteria was laughed off, but why it never materialized was never explained to students. Many students explained they wanted something different once or twice a month and to eat with their friends in a common area.

 

It becomes disingenuous if we ask questions and do not listen deeply. Ironically, that principal has gone on to bigger and better things as an emissary of change.

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Destructional Design

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I refuse to say how many times I've been asked to do any of these.

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5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make - eFront Blog

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make - eFront Blog | Learning | Scoop.it
Which are the most common mistakes eLearning developers make and how can you avoid the negative impact of those on your eLearning courses?

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The Rise of the Microlearning Solution

The Rise of the Microlearning Solution | Learning | Scoop.it

"The Microlearning solution breaks down the traditional long training or learning curriculum into easily consumable pieces of information by breaking it up. It takes a course or a module and deconstructs it to form building blocks of information that can be personalized according to the needs of the learner."


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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence | Learning | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.

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It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question. 

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Companies are so bad at helping workers develop their careers, most are training themselves

Companies are so bad at helping workers develop their careers, most are training themselves | Learning | Scoop.it

No employee wants to stay in the same position forever. That's why people go back to school, attend conferences, schmooze, network, work overtime, take on new projects: to push their careers forward. But the training or education programs of most companies tend to fall far behind employees' needs, according to a report this week from Degreed, a startup that tracks across-the-board learning. Two-thirds o

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McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure - InformationWeek

McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure  - InformationWeek | Learning | Scoop.it
McDonald's worldwide has to onboard more than 700,000 people a year. A new cloud-based document infrastructure lets the company save money and time while keeping consistency high.
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Why Experts Make Bad Teachers

Why Experts Make Bad Teachers | Learning | Scoop.it
We’d all agree that to teach a subject, you must know the subject. So you’d think that experts would be the best teachers, but they’re not…

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From the article: "In order to teach efficiently, experts try to cut right to the chase. They teach the Abstract Model. Why? Because, they’re trying to save you all the hassle of learning it, “The Hard Way”. The problem is ... without Concrete experiences and many of them, it’s very difficult to understand the model."
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Evoluo's curator insight, August 1, 2016 5:51 PM

Pourquoi les experts font-ils de piètres enseignants / formateurs ?
Etienne Bourgeois ajouterait aux arguments de l'article, que l'expert pourrait avoir tendance à accroître l'asymétrie entre les apprenants et lui, ce qui est peu propice à l'apprentissage.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 13, 2016 2:40 PM
Experts may make "bad teachers," but as teachers we need to remember our abilities and training that make us educators--model, lead, facilitate
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Teaching Literacy, Not Literacy Skills

Teaching Literacy, Not Literacy Skills | Learning | Scoop.it
Through the lens of having been a teacher/professor, published writer, and recreational/competitive cyclist for over thirty years, several high school experiences are now illustrative of larger facts about the tension between teaching discrete skills versus fostering holistic performances. In high school, I made As in math and science courses, but typically received Bs in English—and…
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4 Ways Being An Ambivert Has Helped Me As A Leader

4 Ways Being An Ambivert  Has Helped Me As A Leader | Learning | Scoop.it

Advantages of Being an Ambivert

When you understand what it's like to be both an extrovert and an introvert, it can help you relate to the people you work with better. Especially, if you are in a leadership position.  Here are the ways I've used being an ambivert to my advantage.

 

1) I know when to give introverts time to collect their thoughts. Introverts aren't comfortable being put on the spot. They appreciate time to contemplate and then respond. I allow my introverted coworkers ample time to review and come to their own conclusions so they can feel comfortable articulating their ideas and responses.

 

2) I know when to give extroverts the opportunity to speak their mind. Extroverts want to openly contribute. They are energized by speaking and engaging with others. I create opportunities for my extroverted coworkers to talk and share their thoughts and feelings so they can be heard.

 

3) I can sense when an extrovert is overwhelming an introvert. When an extrovert is spending too much time talking, it can be a major distraction for the introvert. There are times when I need to step in and create opportunities for the introvert to have some quiet time to calm his or her brain. 


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When you're both extrovert and introvert, it can give you a leadership advantage.

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. Interesting points for developing leadership skills
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Root Inc

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People are often promoted to manager for doing a great job in their current role. Most companies forget that managing people requires a whole different set of skills that the employee must now learn. With managers …
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Does Your Company Value Intrapreneurship?

Does Your Company Value Intrapreneurship? | Learning | Scoop.it
When business leaders say they want more entrepreneurs in their organizations, they have it wrong. What should they really be looking for are intrapreneurs.
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[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations

[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations | Learning | Scoop.it
The shortage of digital skills in the current marketplace is unprecedented. It is estimated that over 4.4 million IT jobs will be created around Big Data by 2015; however, only a third of these new jobs will be filled. Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital inclusion champion, believes over 16 million people in the UK lack the basic digital skills to fully benefit from the Internet. Even Millenials are a matter of concern. In a survey comprising over 800 middle to upper management executives from over 50 industries, nearly one in five Millenials in the modern workplace are perceived to be lacking in analytical skills.
 
The reasons driving this skills shortage are not hard to identify. The usage of mobile, social and analytical tools is permeating the length and breadth of every function across the organization. Unlike the past, the impact of these digital technologies and tools is felt not just in the IT department. This means that the magnitude of training and re-skilling thatis required is enormous. Moreover, each new technology cycle has brought forth new requirements and these cycles are increasingly getting shorter. Employees must now refresh their skills more frequently if they wish to stay relevant in this rapidly changing digital environment. The head of India R&D Labs of software firm SAP succinctly states: “The shelf life of a software engineer today is no more than that of a cricketer – about 15 years. The 20-year-old guys provide me more value than the 35-year-olds do.
 
Organizations are beginning to recognize the magnitude of the problem. Our own research with the MIT Center for Digital Business has revealed that 77% of companies considered missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their digital transformation. Digital leaders or ‘Digirati’ a are already investing in digital skills and reaping significant benefits in comparison to other companies (see Figure 1). On average, ‘Digirati’ are
26% more profitable than their industry competitors.
 
This skills shortage is creating a ‘war for talent’, where companies have to compete for the best talent with new categories of players. Unlike in the past, the hunt for the best talent is no more limited to localized skills in certain departments. In this case, the talent war is manifest across the entire organization. The important questions are: Do organizations include digital skills as a key component in their workforce plans? Are HR departments equipped and skilled to bring innovative solutions to bridge the digital skills gap? How are Digiratis developing digital skills?

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The Human Resources Function is Not Actively Involved in Digital Skills Development - An added challenge appears to be the fact that HR is not in the driver’s seat when it comes to steering digital skills development. We found that only 30% of organizations have mentioned HR as being actively involved in skills development. So, the question remains who is managing the transformation of skills if it is not HR? In over 60% of the companies we surveyed, it was the senior leadership, IT division, functional teams and employees who were spearheading digital skills development .
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Karen Bowden's curator insight, June 1, 2016 12:16 PM
“It is no longer sufficient that you think of your job as doing what you have constantly done for many years. If you have that mindset long enough then software will be developed to do what you do making you redundant.” Terry Harrison, past President of INFORMS and Professor at the Penn State University.
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Teacher professional learning pedagogy needs to change too

Teacher professional learning pedagogy needs to change too | Learning | Scoop.it

For too long now education conferences and professional learning events have prolonged a traditional “sage on the stage” approach. It is lazy and it needs to change. On one hand we espouse the virtues of student centred, active, critical thinking led learning and yet we don’t demand it when it is our turn.For too long now education conferences and professional learning events have prolonged a traditional “sage on the stage."

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7 Tips To Create Simulation-Based eLearning Assessments - e-Learning Feeds

7 Tips To Create Simulation-Based eLearning Assessments - e-Learning Feeds | Learning | Scoop.it
Do you need to test your employees' task proficiency? Are you more concerned about real world experience than theoretical know-how? In this article, I'll s
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The State of Personalized Learning

The State of Personalized Learning | Learning | Scoop.it
Examining products, practices, and an easy-to-use taxonomy. THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Philip Hickman, Ken Eastwood, and Eliot Levinson Personalized learning is the edtech phrase of the year and a key concept for how digitally delivered teaching and learning will make the most significant impact on teaching and learning, but what is it? The variety of…

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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage | Learning | Scoop.it
The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions on talk content, and for our speaker coaches to give advice to help each speaker feel their absolute best the day…

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Ed tech trends to watch out for in 2017

Ed tech trends to watch out for in 2017 | Learning | Scoop.it
The new year has only just started and headlines are already awash with the latest news and rumours of how technology will change our lives in 2017.

One sector set to undergo vast change in the near future is education, with artificial intelligence and virtual reality coming closer to mass market breakthrough, and the continuing evolution of learning resources to online and ‘mobile first’ platforms.

But what does the immediate future hold for education technology, and what are we most likely to see make a breakthrough in the coming 12 months?

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, January 30, 1:21 AM
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already taking the place of human interaction in the commercial sector as businesses increasingly see this as the answer to personalised online service.
Weichao (Vera) Chen's curator insight, January 31, 2:18 PM
Fun to read about the development of new technologies and their applications to education!
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it’s not a skills gap

it’s not a skills gap | Learning | Scoop.it
"Tools and skills are easy-to-fill buckets, but meta-competencies of learning to learn and working in digital networks take significant time, effort, and support to fill. A long-term strategy to support these meta-competencies is lacking in many organizations today. Everyone wants a quick fix. Projects are designed around clear short-term deliverables. Few measure competencies for the long term."
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The stunning geographic divide in American creativity

The stunning geographic divide in American creativity | Learning | Scoop.it
Where America's most creative people live.
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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning?

How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? | Learning | Scoop.it
Chapman Alliance: LMS Selection Services, Learning Technology Consulting, Choosing an LMS - "Research Participants: 249 companies organizations, representing 3,947 learning development professionals, who have created content consumed by 19,875,946 learners. All results are shown as ratios, showing number of hours of development to create 1 finished hour of learning (output)."
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The Management Thinker We Should Never Have Forgotten

The Management Thinker We Should Never Have Forgotten | Learning | Scoop.it

W. Edwards Deming believed that we can improve worker performance only when we improve the entire system they work within. And he believed that managers wrongly apply incentive pay plans, forced rankings, and all sorts of carrots and sticks to create the illusionof control without solving root performance problems.

 


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Much more to @demming thank his wheel...
Au delà de la roue...#leadership
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One more thing that'll kill you - Wylie Communications, Inc.

One more thing that'll kill you - Wylie Communications, Inc. | Learning | Scoop.it
One more thing that'll kill you: Screen reading causes nausea, eyestrain. Learn to write easier to read pages, blog posts, emails, & social media updates
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LearningFlash June 2016: Wake and Grow Up- Learning and Declaration of INDepe...

LearningFlash June 2016: Wake and Grow Up- Learning and Declaration of INDepe... | Learning | Scoop.it
My favorite quote from this issue: “Training (any mode) does not guarantee learning, and learning does not guarantee performance.”

Does the following sound familiar? 
"Here's how it usually plays out- a manager has a problem and it's gnarly. Not only does s/he not know what to do about it, but also doesn't have the capacity or time. Let's call Training! Throw the issue over the cubicle and make sure it lands on another scapegoat- Training is the perfect candidate. Best case, the training works. Worst case, we blame Training for not working."

Best advice in this issue: “Don't start until all stakeholders have agreed to the metrics and how / when they will be measured.” 
Who are your sponsors? Where are the metrics that prove your value to the organization? 
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How school can look more like an episode of Phineas and Ferb

How school can look more like an episode of Phineas and Ferb | Learning | Scoop.it
Phineas and Ferb are always in search of adventure, creating and imagining. Schools should look a lot like that on their best days.
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The characters in this show spark curiosity, facilitate organic exploration, persevere, practice resiliency and when they don't have what they need they make it.
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Selling With Stories: Will Barron interview With Karen Dietz

Full show notes: http://Salesman.Red/107 Karen Dietz joins Will on this episode of the Salesman Podcast to explain the power of story telling in sales. -

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 22, 2016 1:15 PM

Hey everyone,

 

A couple of months ago I was interviewed by sales guru Will Barron over in the UK about increasing sales through storytelling. The interview was published today so I'm thrilled to share it with you.

 

The video is 35 minutes long, and is also available on iTunes for download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/salesman-podcast-learn-how/id1007344621

 

We had a great time and Will is a terrific interviewer. Enjoy the show and hope you get some great tips :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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A Clever Use of QR Codes to Help Students Log In (EdSurge News)

A Clever Use of QR Codes to Help Students Log In (EdSurge News) | Learning | Scoop.it
First introduced in 1994 in Japan, QR codes never quite took off in the U.S. It may speak to our impatience that whipping out a smartphone, launching a scanner app, and focusing the camera on an image of pixelated square proved too big a hassle.
But perhaps people have been focusing on the wron
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