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How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education? We Asked Them - Singularity HUB

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education? We Asked Them - Singularity HUB | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What happens when you gather 14 of the world’s brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education? During last summer’s Exponential Youth Camp  (XYC)... read more
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Finally, we landed on our biggest question: What is the purpose of all this learning, anyway? Their answer: education should “make people confident in their ability to learn anything.”

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Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience

Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The connection between online communication and psychological well-being depends on whom you are communicating with.
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Social media is linked to improvements in social support, depression and other measures of well-being.

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CNA - Speaking Exchange

FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching the Speaking Exchange project, which connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in re...
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We've only begun to scratch the service of how technology will make us more human! Thanks FCB Brasil and CNA language school!

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“Teaching Is About Relationships”

“Teaching Is About Relationships” | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Bill Gates recently met with Lyon Terry, Washington’s Teacher of the Year.
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"..."the fact that I can admit to my students I make mistakes..."

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Say Hello To The University Of Microsoft

Say Hello To The University Of Microsoft | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Corporations are turning to digital credentials instead of higher ed to train and educate. Why it's happening, and where we're headed.
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The Carnegie Unit: A Century-Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Carnegie Unit: A Century-Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This report is the result of a two-year study examining the history of the Carnegie Unit and its impact on education reform in K-12 and
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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...
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Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world - YouTube

We recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. A few rounds of “Mystery Classroom” was all...
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It's not often that watching technology brings tears to my eyes! The Internet made the world flat, Skype translator will allow us to now talk to the world!

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A New Breed of College Degree

A New Breed of College Degree | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"We've always done it that way." Universities are rich with traditions and history, but it would be a mistake to think that what we see and experience in the Universities of the last 50 years mimic...
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America’s Awful College Dropout Rates, in Four Charts

America’s Awful College Dropout Rates, in Four Charts | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By JORDAN WEISSMANN (Slate's senior business and economics correspondent) Getting to graduation isn't easy Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images America's nagging problem with college dropouts managed ...
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Another reason to consider four-year private nonprofit higher ed, drop out rate the lowest of all types of higher education (of course, we need to look at a best way for no drop out rate).

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Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Student Aid | Lumina Foundation

Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Student Aid | Lumina Foundation | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Lumina is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college. In fact, we are the nation's largest foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing students' access to and success in postsecondary education. Our mission is defined by Goal 2025-to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality college degrees, certificates or other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
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The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History

Given how profound the impact of emotional support can be for students, it's depressing how few college graduates receive it.
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Is there any difference between competency-based education and mastery-based learning? | Christensen Institute

Is there any difference between competency-based education and mastery-based learning? | Christensen Institute | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Focus Fracas - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Focus Fracas - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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"Instead of blaming our supposed Age of Distraction or turning the lecture hall into a digital playpen, we should think harder about how we can earn the attention of our students."

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Meta-Learning: The Importance of Thinking about ThinkingLearning and the Brain blog

Meta-Learning: The Importance of Thinking about ThinkingLearning and the Brain blog | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Does how students think about their thinking affect their learning? Co-author of new book "Four-Dimensional Education" breaks down the research.
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Teaching our students to think about thinking...

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Google education chief says higher ed needs new approach for Generation Z | Penn State University

Google education chief says higher ed needs new approach for Generation Z | Penn State University | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Jaime Casap, Google’s chief education evangelist, gave a keynote address to about 150 academic and business leaders at the 2015 EdTech Network Summit.
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Watson Beat Jeopardy Can It Beat Teacher Burnout and Fix Education? (EdSurge News)

Watson Beat Jeopardy  Can It Beat Teacher Burnout and Fix Education? (EdSurge News) | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It could be a whole category on Jeopardy: “Technology For Teachers” that's worth, oh, say, millions.Contestants, here's the clue. “Technology that started as a game show contestant, but now wants a job in schools.” And the answer? Last weekend, at the American Federation of Teachers’ annual conferen
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Making teachers expert lesson planners and curriculum whizzes?

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Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2014 - OLC

Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2014 - OLC | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Grade Level:Tracking Online Education in the United States is the twelfth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Read More >
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The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability - AEI

Competency-based education, broadly defined as a form of higher education in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than credit or clock hours, has begun to catch the attention of federal and state policymakers, foundations, and colleges. Among the model’s promising features are its potential to lower college costs and serve adult students in need of flexibility.
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Amazon Web Services Will Give You $1,000 In Credit For Completing These edX Courses

Amazon Web Services Will Give You $1,000 In Credit For Completing These edX Courses | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you've got more time than money and have a startup idea that you think you have the skills to build, a new partnership between Amazon Web Services and..
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Interesting mashup of tech services and education.
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D.C. explores widening the road to earning a high school diploma

D.C. explores widening the road to earning a high school diploma | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A proposal would move the city away from century-old reliance on seat time, giving students other options.

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America as 100 College Students | Gates Foundation – Postsecondary Success

America as 100 College Students |  Gates Foundation – Postsecondary Success | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Michelle Obama announces free Coursera credentials and learning hubs for US Veterans

Michelle Obama announces free Coursera credentials and learning hubs for US Veterans | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The First Lady, Michelle Obama took to the stage as a keynote speaker at the Women’s Veterans’ Employability Summit today to announce Coursera’s new partnership with the Department of Veterans’...
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What's the best teaching method? - Forum:Blog

What's the best teaching method? - Forum:Blog | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With many parts of the world moving away from direct learning towards discovery learning, research suggests this may not be the right decision.
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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | LETU Innovation in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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