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New Tech City Blog - What Are MOOCs and Are They Education’s Future?

New Tech City Blog - What Are MOOCs and Are They Education’s Future? | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
This week on New Tech City we’re talking MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses that major universities and newly formed education companies are offering for FREE (and that’s no acronym).
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts ... - Daily Mail

Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts ... - Daily Mail | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts ...
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Evidence suggests that the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade.
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Digital learning: how technology is reshaping teaching - Telegraph.co.uk

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Digital learning: how technology is reshaping teaching
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Not so long ago, the back to school season was marked by a dash to Woolworths for exercise books and colouring pencils.
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Libraries remain in demand - Carlisle Sentinel

Libraries remain in demand
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Darr and Swope also said that some forms of entertainment can also be educational, particularly in children's programs, which sometimes educate students through play.
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It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously - Wall Street Journal

It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously - Wall Street Journal | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously Wall Street Journal Last year Google showed that its own deep-learning systems could learn to recognize a cat from millions of images scraped from the Internet, without ever...
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How to learn a language online for free

How to learn a language online for free | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
How to learn a foreign language
Some people find learning a language easy, others struggle. Some ...
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Book Review: The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University

Book Review: The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
In The War on Learning, Elizabeth Losh analyses recent trends in post-secondary education and the rhetoric around them. In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work, s...
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do W...

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do W... | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use.
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The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visua...

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The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually Powerful Digital Resumes and Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Tools, Tech and education curated by Agora Abierta (The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually...
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The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now. Don't Miss It. - Forbes

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The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now. Don't Miss It.
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In a recent post, I spoke at length with Rick Beyer. Rick is a managing partner of Miles Howland Education Partners, an investment firm focusing on the higher education sector.
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Business leaders are stepping up to support education - Buffalo News

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Business leaders are stepping up to support education
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No one understands better than a business owner trying to fill job vacancies the importance of a quality education, and right now the Buffalo Public Schools are failing to provide it.
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Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education?

Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education? | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Can Tweeting be a means to learning extending the classroom into the world of social learning? We've been reading an interesting report that suggests... (Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education?
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The top ways digital tools transform learning - Page 2 of 2 - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | 2

The top ways digital tools transform learning - Page 2 of 2 - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | 2 | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Interesting self assessments by teachers about their use of technology to transform student learning. http://t.co/yvHhEKtfXP #bced #Edtech
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The End of Paper-and-Pencil Exams?

The End of Paper-and-Pencil Exams? | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
In a recent pilot program, kids as young as nine were asked to respond to online prompts and type out essays on a computer.  (The End of Paper-and-Pencil Exams?
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Skype's Real-Time Translator Learns How to Speak From Social Media - IEEE Spectrum

Skype's Real-Time Translator Learns How to Speak From Social Media - IEEE Spectrum | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum Skype's Real-Time Translator Learns How to Speak From Social Media IEEE Spectrum Before turning to social media, Microsoft's translation system extracted text from published books and Web sources that had been translated from one...
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Malala: Children around the world should fight for education

Continuing her journey as an international education advocate, Malala Yousafzai joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how to inspire children around the world to fight for education.
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If students designed their own schools... - YouTube

The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-...
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AI learns like a real toddler - CNET

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AI learns like a real toddler
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The researchers use biologically plausible learning models, such as repetition, association, conditioning, imitation, and reinforcement learning, to teach BabyX basic skills.
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Pediatricians call for later school start times for health, academic success

Pediatricians call for later school start times for health, academic success | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
American Academy of Pediatrics called sleep deprivation the most common, important and potentially remediable public-health risk among adolescents (@tdsb @TCDSB I recall 8am start times as a #teen @SenatorOConnor.
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A Guide to Effective Learning Resources for Online Marketers

A Guide to Effective Learning Resources for Online Marketers | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
We are living in an era where every business is dreaming for a strong online presence and brand identity. Conversions and leads are the top-most motive of every business.
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How Gamification Will Deliver The Ultimate Digi...

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In the past decade, we have seen the initial building of a social media layer across the world.
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Strong Early Learning Systems = Strong Young Readers: New ...

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July 16, 2014. Strong_Early_Learning_Systems_Strong_Young_Readers. Early childhood stakeholders create plan addressing barriers to developing an aligned and coordinated system of early learning in New Jersey.
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Why has the 'public' faded from public higher education? - The News Journal

Why has the 'public' faded from public higher education? - The News Journal | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Why has the 'public' faded from public higher education?
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After spending most of my career working in industry, I am fortunate to have served the past decade in public higher education.
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Education tutorial: Exploring the role of a learning management system | lynda.com

Learning management systems (LMSs) offer online portals to manage elearning. In this tutorial, explore three popular LMSs. Watch the follow-up movies at http...
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Education Expert: People Want A Hero To Stop Common Core | The ...

Education Expert: People Want A Hero To Stop Common Core | The ... | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
In this 15 minute video interview, she shares 10 things people may not know about Common Core, what gives her hope in this battle over nationalizing K-12 educational standards, a review of Republicans with presidential ...
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Do You Have a Third Grade Financial Education? - Frugal Rules

Do You Have a Third Grade Financial Education? - Frugal Rules | Learning on the Fly | Scoop.it
Financial education is vital if you plan to manage your money. Unfortunately too many do not educate themselves and end up paying for it in the long run. (Do You Have a Third Grade Financial Education?
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