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Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking

Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The new RSA animate video, The Power of Outrospection is quite thought provoking and has gotten me thinking about all kinds of links between empathy and creativity.

 

In the video, philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the idea that we live in a time that demands more empathic adventurers in all aspects of life. Empathy not just so we act better towards others, but also because it helps us create better innovations, services and quality of life. I was struck by the video because I think there is something in the zeitgeist these days that highlights the importance of empathy for creating.  

 

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"In realm of design, design-thinking is rooted in empathy, where you try to see from the perspective of a user of a given design or product.  There is a lot more to design thinking than that, but in a nutshell it is about human centered design where empathy is king."

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Are You Experienced? | CTQ

Are You Experienced? | CTQ | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
RT @MUEducation: Why experience is important for student learning http://t.co/a1NC5XRy58 #teachchat
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"Experience, however, is not available at our fingertips.  Cannot be bought or downloaded (hired, perhaps, yes).  Experience comes with time, commitment and repetition.  Knowing that we could do something and actually doing it are totally different animals."

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Communication Is Dead and I'm Afraid of the Robots

Communication Is Dead and I'm Afraid of the Robots | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Human conversations are now turning into people talking to their phones in short surges and sparks. Maybe it's just me? Maybe I am a dinosaur on the verge of extinction? (Of course Socrates thought the written word was the end of learning.
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For those who miss the (online) conversations :o)

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Improving Learning with Metacognition - Faculty eCommons

Improving Learning with Metacognition. Appreciate your teaching growth w this activity! http://t.co/sgQ2MWZNHg #thankateacher #APCommons
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The Science of Learning

Online education is hot field right now. That means a lot of programmers and data scientists are interested in learning about education and instruction; a lot of teachers are rethinking the potential...
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for the love of learning: Here's what learning looks like

Continuous learning!! what we might experience everyday in the classroom and staff meetings!! http://t.co/wOb8FVB6
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The Learning Cycle of A 21st Century Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Learning Cycle of A 21st Century Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

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93% of students use study apps70% of students study solo during exams59% of students use a mobile phone to study42% of students have as favorite place to study their bedroom
30% of students prefer to use Google Drive."
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Very interesting. 

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Fred Wilson Conversation: Ed startups

Investor Fred Wilson talks about opportunities for education startups as part of the EdStartup MOOC.
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Don't look to education institutions to revolutionise education, online Edu start-ups may be the biggest game changer in the education market.

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Now 2.5M Users Strong, Crowdsourced Learning Platform StudyBlue Grabs $9M To Help Students Study On The Go | TechCrunch

Now 2.5M Users Strong, Crowdsourced Learning Platform StudyBlue Grabs $9M To Help Students Study On The Go  | TechCrunch | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Founded in 2009, Wisconsin-based startup StudyBlue set out with a simple and straightforward mission: Leverage technology to help students improve their academic performance.
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"Today, StudyBlue has become a “digital backpack,” with its web and mobile study tools enabling college and high school students to store and organize their course materials, turning them into flashcards, quizzes and study guides that can be accessed on the go. By allowing students to share the content they create with others, the startup has amassed an enormous library of user-generated study materials — over 100 million in total — which cover a wide array of subjects, from zoology to anthropology."

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In Defense Of The Humble App Walkthrough | TechCrunch

In Defense Of The Humble App Walkthrough | TechCrunch | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Aaron Travis is vice president of user experience at Citigroup and CEO of PolySuite.com.
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"The difference between Global and Sequential learning is documented as part of a larger “Index of Learning Styles” [PDF] developed by Drs. Richard Felder and Linda Silverman. In addition to the Global vs. Sequential spectrum of learning, Felder and Silverman also identify the differences between Visual vs. Verbal, Sensory vs. Intuitive, and Active vs. Reflective learners."

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Leveraging the Devices, Tools, and Learning Strategies of Our Students

Leveraging the Devices, Tools, and Learning Strategies of Our Students | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
I developed a mission statement as an educator several decades ago. It is simply, “To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to become lifelong learners.” I have nev...
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Learning Blog | #etmooc Topic 2

Learning Blog | #etmooc Topic 2 | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As part of our Innovative Learning Designs inquiry, our focus for the past school term has been on using digital storytelling across the curriculum. Students have confidently and successfully...
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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether teachers are using jeopardy style questions to do test prep or bringing in online games like Minecraft to teach spatial reasoning, games have long been
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"67% [of teachers surveyed] use traditional and digital games in the classroom. Just 22% said they didn’t have time to integrate digital games and 56% say they don’t have adequate access to computers for digital game time."

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Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking

Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The new RSA animate video, The Power of Outrospection is quite thought provoking and has gotten me thinking about all kinds of links between empathy and creativity.

 

In the video, philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the idea that we live in a time that demands more empathic adventurers in all aspects of life. Empathy not just so we act better towards others, but also because it helps us create better innovations, services and quality of life. I was struck by the video because I think there is something in the zeitgeist these days that highlights the importance of empathy for creating.  

 

Ben Weinlick...

Via Edwin Rutsch
Marg OConnell's insight:

"In realm of design, design-thinking is rooted in empathy, where you try to see from the perspective of a user of a given design or product.  There is a lot more to design thinking than that, but in a nutshell it is about human centered design where empathy is king."

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Flying not flapping: a strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions | Salmon | Research in Learning Technology

Flying not flapping: a strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions | Salmon | Research in Learning Technology | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Flying not flapping: a strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions (Via @MohamedKassam: Writing an HEI or FE e-Learning Strategy - Read 'Flying not Flapping' from @gillysalmon
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Learning Theory - What are the established lear...

Learning Theory - What are the established lear... | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | 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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A good snapshot of history of learning theories, although doesn't include more recent additions (e.g. connectivism)...

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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...

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Why instructional design (still) matters...

 

I'd also add some ID characteristics that I've experienced in my 10 years of education design that "come alive" when collaborating with teachers and they include: iterative nature of the process, participatory ethos, shared (and contested) meaning-making, and an ongoing need to develop skills in evaluation (of online courses).

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The Open University Releases eBook on Responsive Open Learning Environments

The Open University (OU) has produced an interactive eBook about Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE). This eBook provides an introduction to Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Self Regulated Learning (SRL).
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Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States | The Sloan Consortium

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States | The Sloan Consortium | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The tenth annual survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States.
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"The 2012 Survey of Online Learning reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. Higher education adoption of Massive Open Online Courses remains low, with most institutions still on the sidelines."

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Learning resources | Howard Rheingold

Learning resources | Howard Rheingold | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
RT @hrheingold: Links to most of the media I've created around learning: http://t.co/05tMBxTl
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In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets. | MIT Technology Review

In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets. | MIT Technology Review | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
This year, the Web was dominated by online education, shifting social networks, and the continued march toward mobile.
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"Of course, more and more of the Web was experienced on smartphones and tablets in 2012. The first time smartphones and tablets outsold personal computers was 2011, and that trend continued in 2012. Mobile Internet usage has been rising quickly—it accounted for 13 percent of Web traffic in November—and it’s expected to grow more dramatically. According to IDC, the number of mobile users is expected to climb from 174 million this year to 265 million in 2016, with more of us accessing the Web with a mobile device than with a PC in 2015."

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Why online learning may (not yet) be the next big thing

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"It appears mind-blowing that while society undergoes fundamental change and the internet disrupts multiple industries, education has not been transformed by the adoption of information technology. Despite few rare instances, education did not get any cheaper, nor has it made wide-scale use of technology to reach broader audiences. While I believe in the long-term potential of online learning and education, I think there are many misconceptions about the attractiveness of this sector in the near-term."

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Open (remixable) moocs – what would it look like, what could we do with it? « Finding Knowledge

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"OER are resources videos, lectures, books, notes, activities, whatever. But from what Ive seen, while most moocs are open in the sense that anyone can join them, they dont live up to the other principles of openness to which OER adhere. One of those principles is that one should be free to reuse the materials, and (depending on the licence) remix them."

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The Art School as Artwork | Createquity. | the school of impermanence - creativity & learning

The Art School as Artwork | Createquity. | the school of impermanence - creativity & learning | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
However, what differentiates these new exploratory educational practices from their historical predecessors is that the schools themselves are also the art, framed as participatory, collaborative community projects.
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» Effectively Learning How To Code: Tips and Resources ACRL TechConnect Blog

» Effectively Learning How To Code: Tips and Resources ACRL TechConnect Blog | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
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I particularly like tips 5 and 6:

 

5. Find a community for social learning and support.

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6. Start working on a real-life problem ‘now.’ Don’t wait!

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Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution

Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution | Learning Design and Inquiry into Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There have been a number of recent posts about the importance of “social” for organizations.
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"Trust is built by sharing vulnerability,” says John Hagel, a long time author and consultant who co-chairs Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. “The more you expose and share your problems, the more successful you become. It’s not about the top executive dictating what needs to be done and when, it’s about providing individuals with the power to connect."

 

...What could education institutions learn from these business experiences?

 

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