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The Design Thinking School | NoTosh

The Design Thinking School | NoTosh | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

AFTER FIVE YEARS of working amongst technology startups and creative industries, I spotted a similarity in the processes of the most successful firms with whom I worked, a process that is also visible in some of the learning environments we most admire.
The five-stage design thinking process provides a useful set of tools for co-designing a curriculum with students, parents, colleagues and even the wider community. We’re now working with schools across Australia, Europe and the Far East on changing practice systemically with this process.

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On Becoming a Phoenix: Encounters With the Digital Revolution - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

On Becoming a Phoenix: Encounters With the Digital Revolution - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
The logic that has evolved from the "disruptive technology" of for-profit colleges is appalling.
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How Is College Different From High School? - - SMU

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The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
Stanford doesn't want me. I can say that because it's a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class b..People around the world have gone crazy for this opportunity. Fully two-thirds of my 160,000 classmates live outside the US. There are students in 190 countries—from India and South Korea to New Zealand and the Republic of Azerbaijan. More than 100 volunteers have signed up to translate the lectures into 44 languages, including Bengali. In Iran, where YouTube is blocked, one student cloned the CS221 class website and—with the professors’ permission—began reposting the video files for 1,000 students.
Aside from computer-programming AI-heads, my classmates range from junior-high school students and humanities majors to middle-aged middle school science teachers and seventysomething retirees. One student described CS221 as the “online Woodstock of the digital era.” Personally, I signed up to have the experience of taking a Stanford course. Learning about artificial intelligence would be a nice bonus. After all, if I’m ever going to let a self-driving car speed me down a highway at 65 mph, it’ll be comforting to have a basic understanding of what’s behind the wheel.
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Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

Introduction

Just like anything else that involves human experience or interaction, the act of learning does not happen in a vacuum. It is at the intersection of prior knowledge, experience, perception, reality, comprehension, and flexibility that learning occurs. In years past, the traditional learning paradigms of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism have been the benchmarks against which the learning process has been measured. What happens, though, when you throw into the mix all the technological advancements that have come about over the last 40-50 years? These theories certainly do not become obsolete by any means, but they do need to be used in a very different way to be able to incorporate the attributes of a 21st century learning environment. In today’s technology-rich society, it has become increasingly important to learn how to learn. Vail put it simply by declaring that learning must be a way of being (1996).

 

Critics of Connectivism

Is Connectivism a new learning theory? As a fundamental criticism of connectivism, some argue that it is a pedagogical view, not a learning theory. An outspoken critic of the theory, Pløn Verhagen, Professor of Educational Design at the University of Twente believes connectivism to be relevant on a curricular level as it speaks to what people should learn and the skills they should develop. To be relevant at the theoretical level, connectivism should explore the processes of how people learn. Verhagen does not believe the latter to be the case (Verhagen, 2006).


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Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
The universities announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, that will offer vast new learning opportunities for students around the world.
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Class Time

"Who invented the classroom?

The question sounds a bit odd, because we who work in an ancient institution like the academy are inclined to think that such bedrock notions as “the classroom” are likewise ancient. But in fact, the classroom was invented by a particular group of people at a particular moment in history, and in the scheme things, that particular moment is relatively recent..."

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A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens | MindShift

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens | MindShift | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

"While large-scale surveys have documented the types of media to which 5–9-year-olds are devoting increasing amounts of time, we know less about how and why they are using these media and what they might be learning as a result. This research provides rich details on the processes, relationships, and contexts that larger scale studies on children’s media use cannot by examining two 8-year-old girls’ engagement with video games, the Web, mobile devices, and other emerging technologies against the backdrop of family life."

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be you book - draft

[a q u i e t r e v o l u t i o n]...
"possibly the most fascinating ongoing experiment in reimagining learning/schooling" @budtheteacher

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Study: Multitasking hinders youth social skills - CNN.com

Study: Multitasking hinders youth social skills - CNN.com | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
FaceTime, the Apple video-chat application, is not a replacement for real human interaction, especially for children, according to a new study.
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Ubiquitous Learning

Ubiquitous Learning | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
This collection seeks to define the emerging field of "ubiquitous learning," an educational paradigm made possible in part by the omnipresence of digital media, supporting new modes of knowledge creation, communication, and access. As new media empower practically anyone to produce and disseminate knowledge, learning can now occur at any time and any place. The essays in this volume present key concepts, contextual factors, and current practices in this new field....
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Speculative Diction | Teaching the ineffable | University Affairs

Speculative Diction | Teaching the ineffable | University Affairs | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
What seems to be the case with many students is that they’ve inherited a blinkered view of what kind of experience “counts” towards one’s teaching practice, and of where and how this experience is to be acquired. This idea is entirely reasonable considering the systemic contexts in which most people encounter education and teaching at the primary and secondary levels. “Learning,” to many of us, is something long associated with formal education rather than with the everyday interactions and encounters that happen around the community and elsewhere. But children (and adults) learn everywhere, and that informal knowledge is something that shapes people’s experiences in formal settings....
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Sweden’s Classroom-Free School – The Future of Education?

Sweden’s Classroom-Free School – The Future of Education? | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
Vittra Telefonplan is a special school in Sweden, where children don't learn in classrooms, aren't awarded grades and are free to work with their peers...

The school you’re looking at is the brainchild of Swedish Free School Organization, Vittra. They operate 30 schools around Sweden, with an aim to ensure that learning takes place everywhere on campus. So, they’ve eliminated classrooms all together. This particular school is the latest, called Telefonplan, and it was opened last August. It was designed and built by the architecture firm Rosan Bosch. At Vittra, students are free to work independently, and if they find the need to collaborate with peers on a project, they have a few options for that too. The ‘village’ is a tiny house meant for group work, and ‘organic conversation furniture’ allows the kids to interact with each other as well. Each student receives a computer from the school too, which is used as a major tool for learning.

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How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project | Peeragogy.org

How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project | Peeragogy.org | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
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What’s Digital Pedagogy? | A Digital Pedagogy Unconference

What’s Digital Pedagogy? | A Digital Pedagogy Unconference | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

The drive to turn education digital has riveted our attention over the last ten years. But what exactly is digital pedagogy? How does one get started in it, and how is it different from regular pedagogy?

Broadly defined, digital pedagogy is the use of electronic elements to enhance or to change to experience of education.

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Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them. Dangerous things you were taught in school: 1.
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Watch OmNomWutNevrmind's Digital Composition via @deviantART muro

Watch OmNomWutNevrmind's Digital Composition via @deviantART muro | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

Watch digital artist OmNomWutNevrmind digitally compose a piece called Pixelation in real time and in "artist's view" (watch the tools as they are used and selected).

 

Another version fo the video is here: http://omnomwutnevrmind.deviantart.com/art/pixelation-303165831

 

deviantART muro allows users to create complete works of art in ways never before realized by digital drawing programs.
 

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Collective Knowledge ConstructionideasLAB | ideasLAB

Collective Knowledge ConstructionideasLAB | ideasLAB | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

Collective Knowledge Construction

How might we best describe what contemporary teaching and learning looks like? There is a need for us to have a theoretical model that allows us to better understand our student’s use of technology and be much more discriminatory in our use of technology for learning… Now that our students are living and learning in a technology-rich world, it is important that we are able to more critically discuss and evaluate our practice to ensure our students are getting the most from their online experiences, that they are exploring a whole new array of opportunities for higher-order thinking and learning, and that we fully understand the real value and impact of what is being learnt.

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Embracing Uncertainty - Rhizomatic learning

This is a home recording of a talk I gave at #edgex2012 detailing rhizomatic learning as a way of embracing uncertainty for the teaching and learning process.
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RESEARCHERS TO INTRODUCE NEW MODEL OF LEARNING, CONNECTED LEARNING: DESIGNED TO ‘MINE THE NEW SOCIAL, DIGITAL DOMAIN’

"Citing an ever-widening gap between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences, a team of researchers on Thursday will introduce a model of learning -- ‘connected learning’ -- that taps into the rich new world of information, knowledge, and online collaboration available to youth and learners...."

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Finding the Genius in Hip Hop Education | Edutopia

Blogger Suzie Boss interviews author of Sam Seidel, author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School EducationEdutopia.org: In your book, you define "hip hop genius" as the creative resourcefulness found in the face of limited resources. Hip hop artists are expert at what you call flipping somethin' outta nothin'. They reuse cardboard boxes as dance floors, turn tin cans into TV satellite dishes, and remix music tracks to make new sounds. Do you see opportunities to bring this kind of thinking into education?
Sam Seidel: Resourcefulness is the key. On a global level, we all need to learn to use resources more wisely. How do you take what some consider trash and turn it into amazing things? There are incredible examples of students doing that through project-based learning. A lot of times, it's happening outside of school. But there's no reason it can't happen inside school.
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Utah Bill Would Give Public Education Money Directly To Student 'Savings Accounts,' Not Schools

Utah Bill Would Give Public Education Money Directly To Student 'Savings Accounts,' Not Schools | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
Funding for public education could go directly to the pockets of students, instead of to schools, under a proposal in the Utah legislature.

According to the bill in its current form, students would receive around $6,400 a year that they could use to take classes at public high schools, universities, technical schools and public online courses. Students would be charged per-course and any money left over in student accounts would roll over to be used toward that student's post-secondary education.

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Virtual schools on the rise, but are they right for K-12 students? – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

Virtual schools on the rise, but are they right for K-12 students? – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
by Athena Jones, CNN CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA (CNN) -- It's a Tuesday morning in January, and seventh-grader Katerina Christhilf is learning algebra. But it's no ordinary class. This one takes place entirely online, led by a teacher a few miles away.
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Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it

"Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold.

 

My argument is that openness has not been oversold and that increased openness (of content, teaching/learning, analytics, policy, data, and technology) is really the only path forward for reform. Systems can be closed and blackboxed only once they are working well and the context in which they exist is stable. When everything is in a state of flux, we need opportunities for ideas to collide, innovations to be shared, concepts to be rehashed and mashedup, and iterative improvements to occur. Education today – at all levels – faces the challenge of tremendous change and unstettledness. Rigid systems break in periods of flux."

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Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes

Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes | Learning: Out-After-Un School | Scoop.it
Against the backdrop of a student loan bubble, the high cost of four-year college, and an extremely difficult job market, alternate forms of skill certification are gaining steam. Chief among these is the digital badge.
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