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New Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model – Stephen's Lighthouse | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

1. A Learning Commons Is Flexible and Learner-Centered

2. The Learning Commons Is Part of a Much-Needed Overhaul

3. Creating a Learning Commons Requires Purpose and Intention

4. The Learning Commons Model is Often Misunderstood

“So, you’re getting rid of all or most of your books?” “Can you tell me exactly what you did? I want that for my library!” “If I buy fancy moveable furniture and call myself a Learning Commons, is that it?”

5. If You’re Going to Eat an Elephant, Do It One Bite at a Time

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Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement

Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
By taking massive stores of data and removing most nuance and complexity, researchers examining Udacity, edX, Google Course Builder, and Khan Academy conclusively demonstrate the obvious: that effort in online courses predicts achievement.
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Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.
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MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
But it’s time for the primary players to assess their role in the academic ecosystem.
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Disrupting and Transforming the University

Disrupting and Transforming the University | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions must modify their business models in response to technology-driven influences.
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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit. Employers need to know what a studentknows and can do.

Something is clearly wrong when only 11% of business leaders — compared to 96% of chief academic officers — believe that graduates have the requisite skills for the workforce. It’s therefore unlikely that business leaders are following closely what’s going on in higher education. Even the latest hoopla around massive open online courses (MOOCs) amounts to more of the same: academics designing courses that correspond with their own interests rather than the needs of the workforce, but now doing it online.

But there is a new wave of online competency-based learning providers that has absolutely nothing to do with offering free, massive, or open courses. In fact, they’re not even building courses per se, but creating a whole new architecture of learning that has serious implications for businesses and organizations around the world.

It’s called online competency-based education, and it’s going to revolutionize the workforce.

 
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The Latest in EdTech Trends: 70 Resources Roundup | OEDB.org

The Latest in EdTech Trends: 70 Resources Roundup | OEDB.org | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Trying to keep up with the latest in EdTech trends? Discover all the latest news happening in EdTech with this roundup post. And if you're still getting up
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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
"I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures... I divide the world into learners and nonlearners." --Benjami

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, October 18, 12:15 PM

EDUCAR NO ES ENSEÑAR A VIVIR, LA COMUNICACION EDUCADOR-ALUMNO ES LA VIDA

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence. That means they have a longer period of time to learn from their environment — and maybe learn Chinese.
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Trends survey - What will the future classroom be like? - News - FCL

Trends survey - What will the future classroom be like? - News - FCL | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

What will learning look like in 2020? How do you see the classroom in five years from now? How will technology be used to support teaching and learning?

European Schoolnet, a unique partnership organisation of 30 Ministries of Education from across Europe, wants to hear your opinion!

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Rethinking Tolerance: Ensuring That All Students Belong

Rethinking Tolerance: Ensuring That All Students Belong | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The key to creating a culture of acceptance begins with helping students articulate how they see themselves and the labels they give each other.
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5 Google Glass Innovations Happening in Higher Ed

5 Google Glass Innovations Happening in Higher Ed | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Google’s wearable technology has opened the door to a wide range of possibilities for augmented learning in higher education.
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Infographic – The education of tomorrow | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Infographic – The education of tomorrow | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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Flipped classrooms test new ways of learning

Flipped classrooms test new ways of learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Some schools are trying out a new teaching method that challenges old concepts like homework. In flipped classes, the students study the topic at home on their own using lessons (video or otherwise) prepared by their teachers.
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Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks.
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Gamification: Why It’s Good | LearnDash

Gamification: Why It’s Good | LearnDash | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

It may sound like something a kid may have termed, and in part it is something that appeals to the kid in all of us.

The increasing popularity of using game mechanics to enhance various concepts, companies, services and goods has grown substantially over the past decade.

With the continuing growth and development of the internet, social media, and global community, gaming has flourished as a viable median for communication.

 
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1776 - Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape

1776 -   Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
MOOCs may not have delivered on the revolutionary promise of a free college education for all, but instead, may be evolving into a technology offering solutions for many different types of l...
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Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief

Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses will not transform education or destroy the university system, and their potential to disrupt has been overhyped, according to the head of the UK Mooc platform FutureLearn.

Simon Nelson, chief executive of the Open University-owned company, said that the early Mooc platforms – such as the US-based Coursera, Udacity and EdX – had overstated the case for what Moocs could be. He also revealed that he is “not a huge fan of the word Mooc”.

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Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Texas politicians have praised massive open online courses, or MOOCs, but academics are reassessing their role in higher education.
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Mind Your Manners: Teaching Life Skills in the Library | ALSC Blog

Mind Your Manners: Teaching Life Skills in the Library | ALSC Blog | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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A few weeks ago, a special education teacher approached our Youth Department, asking if a librarian might be able to plan a visit for her life skills class of high school students. Her class made regular visits to our library once a month to read and check out books. They were already comfortable visiting the Youth Department, since the materials that they were most interested in were housed in our part of the library. As much as she and her class enjoyed these visits, she wanted to explore the possibility of making the visit richer with learning and interaction, involving a librarian to lead 30 minutes of stories activities. Her goals for the visit were relatively simple: read books which demonstrate using manners in social situations, incorporate sensory and movement activities into the visit, and provide opportunities for her students to practice using manners in real life situations. Her students had been practicing using their manners in the classroom, in the lunchroom, and had plans to make a few field trips outside the school to extend the learning. We, of course, just had to say yes!

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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.
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The Real Value of Online Education

The Real Value of Online Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Why low completion rates may not matter

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, September 14, 5:14 AM

Prima bondige analyse van 'engagement' van deelnemers aan een MOOC. Lerenden gebruiken een MOOC als een buffet. De "rule if thirds" is van toepassing op MOOCs.

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The Challenges (and Future) of Networked Learning - by Stephen Downes

A conversation about challenges (and future?) of networked learning. A broad understanding of the meaning and potential of networked learning can help educatio…

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Ennesima parola chiave per definire la formazione contemporanea, quella nell'epoca della rete, ma magari è quella giusta. Certo che, in Italia, si dovrebbe cominciare a fare sul serio e non solo parlarne.

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, September 9, 5:42 AM

Ennesima parola chiave per definire la formazione contemporanea, quella nell'epoca della rete, ma magari è quella giusta. Certo che, in Italia, si dovrebbe cominciare a fare sul serio e non solo parlarne.

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Extend Limits - Tien voorspellingen voor 2025

Extend Limits - Tien voorspellingen voor 2025 | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Voorspelling van multinationals zijn interessant, omdat ze een leidraad voor wetenschap en overheid kunnen vormen. Thomson Reuters deed tien voorspellingen voor 2025.

Dementie onder controle: door meer begrip van erfelijkheid en DNA structuren kunnen we dementie onder controle houden.De zon is de meest gebruikte energiebron: de technologie om zonlicht op te slaan en te gebruiken als energiebron is dusdanig doorontwikkeld dat het de meest gebruikte energiebron is.Diabetes I kan worden voorkomen: via het bewerken van DNA kunnen we diabetes I voorkomen.Geen voedseltekorten meer: lichtgroei-technieken en genetische manipulatie van voedsel zorgen ervoor dat voedseltekorten tot het verleden behoren.Steeds meer elektrisch vervoer: door onder meer sterk verbeterde batterijen is vervoer steeds vaker uitsluitend elektrisch.Iedereen is met iedereen en alles verbonden: gebruikersgemak staat voorop als via chips, software en sensors iedereen met alles en iedereen is verbonden.Geen plastic meer gemaakt van olie: alle plastic is biologisch afbreekbaar door gebruik te maken van bio-afval, en niet meer van olie.Kanker-bestrijding kent weinig bijeffecten meer: preciezere medicijnen zorgen voor gerichte aanpak van kankercellen, zonder vervelende bijwerkingen.DNA-mapping is normaal bij de geboorte om ziektes te voorkomen: door ver ontwikkelde DNA technieken wordt bij baby's de DNA al dusdanig aangepast dat risico's op ernstige ziektes tot een minimum zijn beperkt.Er wordt getest met teleportatie. We weten zoveel van natuurkundige wetten dat we voorzichtig aan het testen zijn om objecten te teleporteren.

 

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Innovation Excellence | 7 Important Startups in Educational Technology

Innovation Excellence | 7 Important Startups in Educational Technology | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Fresh educational technology startups are being promoted by the day, but not all of them deserve your attention. Here are are seven that can really level up students’ and teachers’ productiveness.
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