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Learning will become personalized and spontaneous | Impact Lab

Learning will become personalized and spontaneous | Impact Lab | Future of education | Scoop.it

Jane McGonigal, game designer and game researcher. A game designer and game researcher, Jane McGonigal, says technology will intensify the personalization of  the student experience in the coming years.

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Mobiles and informal learning spaces: libraries and museums | Connected Learning

Mobiles and informal learning spaces: libraries and museums | Connected Learning | Future of education | Scoop.it

How is mobile technology transforming and enriching the experiences of informal learning spaces such as libraries and museums?

   

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Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at Harvard on the power of mindfulness in education | Harvard Magazine

Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at Harvard on the power of mindfulness in education | Harvard Magazine | Future of education | Scoop.it

IN THE EARLY 1990s, scientist, writer, and world-renowned mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn encountered Cherry Hamrick, a teacher in the small town of South Jordan, Utah, who wanted to bring mindfulness—the act of paying attention on purpose in the present moment—into her elementary school. Worried about how a largely Mormon community might react to such practices, Kabat-Zinn told the young teacher not to do it.

 “Like any good student, she didn’t listen to me and did it anyway,” Kabat-Zinn said yesterday during a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s most recent Askwith Forum on mindfulness in education. “It turns out she was brilliant at it, and she was one of the first teachers to bring a lot of these practices into the classroom.”  

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Mindfulness is becoming more mainstream. For student to open up to what is available and to create a real community of learning, alignment, calmness, clarity and emotional regulation is very important.

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The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries describing future positions

The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries describing future positions | Future of education | Scoop.it

This is part three of LJ’s series of excerpts from Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library (Scarecrow), edited by Joseph Janes.

When we began to think about the future of libraries, we thought it might be interesting to approach the future from the types of jobs that could be in libraries in the next ten years, basing our future descriptions on the following trends: (1) information everywhere, (2) continuing increase in use of mobile and embedded technology, (3) rise of social knowledge, (4) longer living and the emergence of lifestyle design, and (5) integration of robotics into the world.

Position Title: Embedded librarian

Position Title: Content packaging librarian

Position Title: Robotic maintenance engineer

Position Title: Lifestyle design librarian

Position Title: GBL cloud engineer



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Approach of Stacey Aldrich and Jarrid Keller to describe the future makes sebse. They decided to explore the future through imagined job descriptions. As you read them, you can see fragments of things that look familiar, intermingled with novel and even surprising elements.

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Approach of Stacey Aldrich and Jarrid Keller to describe the future makes sebse. They decided to explore the future through imagined job descriptions. As you read them, you can see fragments of things that look familiar, intermingled with novel and even surprising elements.

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New Toolkit Helps Parents Navigate Kids’ Education

New Toolkit Helps Parents Navigate Kids’ Education | Future of education | Scoop.it
The NBC News project Education Nation has created a sleek parent toolkit with helpful ideas about what parents can do at home to support their child’s learning in school.
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40 Days of Kickstarter

40 Days of Kickstarter | Future of education | Scoop.it
From October 7th to November 15th, Molly Levitt from Brightloop will be blogging about her experience on Kickstarter as well as exploring the world of crowdfunding for education startups.
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Innovating_Pedagogy_report_2013.pdf


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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Future of education | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory

George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.


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Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:45 PM

I will have to include this in my Learning theories module, perhaps.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:43 PM

This might be my new research topic. Very interesting.

Paige Paul's curator insight, September 15, 2015 7:52 PM

Topic 2- This is an interesting piece that explores how connectivism should be categorized.  Sometimes I think people in the education world can get too caught up in labels and buzzwords, and forget that ultimately what you call it doesn't matter as much as whether or not it promotes student learning.

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How are university students changing -- Education Indicators in Focus -- OECD

With the new academic year beginning more than 23 million people across the OECD and G20 countries are heading to university for the first time this year. As...
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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | Future of education | Scoop.it
Harvard develops the next big thing for online learning. Is this the real deal?
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MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick

MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick | Future of education | Scoop.it

 

Gigaom had a great article this week on some of the push back that MOOCs and Coursera in particular are seeing from university professors.

 

A couple quotes:

Princeton professor Mitchell Duneier told The Chronicle of Higher Education Tuesday that he will no longer teach his class out of concerns that it could undermine public higher education.

 

In April, Amherst rejected a partnership with edX citing concerns that MOOCs could take tuition funding from middle- and lower-tier schools and lead to a degraded model of teaching.

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The idea of a (utopian) university

The idea of a (utopian) university | Future of education | Scoop.it
On the eve of a new academic year, James Derounian dusts off his crystal ball to conjure up Nirvana for students and staff alike
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George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge

While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in the future, and how are we going to be acquiring it? Athabasca University's George Siemens tells Steve Paikin how educational institutions are contending with these challenges.

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Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine

Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine | Future of education | Scoop.it

The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference last May asked participants to ponder the following framing question: “In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning?” At the conference, after a panel of psychologists had discussed aspects of the “science of learning,” three speakers addressed the “art of teaching”—among them then professor of history of art and architecture Jennifer L. Roberts (now Elizabeth Cary Agassiz professor of the humanities), who also chairs the doctoral program in American Studies. She confessed limited exposure to education theory, and then proceeded to provide a vivid demonstration of deep humanistic education and learning, drawn from her own teaching in the history of art, but with broader applications. 

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Design-Informed Approaches to Good Learning

Design-Informed Approaches to Good Learning | Future of education | Scoop.it
Graphic designer and computer scientist John Maeda points out five design informed approaches to good learning.
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Obvious but never enough explained: Learning occurs best when there is a desire to attain specific knowledge.

Maeda’s believes that the best motivator to learn is giving students a seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Five Tips

1. BASICS are the beginning.
2. REPEAT yourself often.
3. AVOID creating desperation.
4. INSPIRE with examples.
5. NEVER forget to repeat yourself.

 
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Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift | Future of education | Scoop.it

Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Would you like it to? Fortunately, starting a maker space is actually much easier—and less costly—than you may think. Technologies such as robotics, digital video production, computer coding, and 3-D printing may garner the most attention, yet more traditional, hands-on activities can actually instill in kids the same spirit of invention, collaboration, and creative and critical thinking that’s at the heart of the maker phenomenon.

Take your pick: Anything from building with LEGOs to arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, astronomy, knitting, weaving, crochet, jewelry-making, sewing wood working, metal working, bike repair, button making, and even paper airplane construction can be offered in a maker space..

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Makes sense a low tech start; competencies that are already there and grow more organical into the makerspace.

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Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies

Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies | Future of education | Scoop.it
Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies:A Guide to New Theories, Methods, and Practices for Open Peer Teaching and Learning Written and Edited by The 21st Century Collective
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Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Future of education | Scoop.it
MOOCs face a storm of opposition that underestimates their challenge to traditional education. Given their popularity, why are there so many myths about MOOCs floating around? Debunking the myths about MOOCs leaves us free to challenge our assumptions — and our imaginative possibilities — by questioning the seeming inevitability of educational orthodoxy.EDUCAUSE Review Online
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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | Future of education | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.
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The Pros and Cons of MOOC Badges | Brian Kelly's Hyperlinked Library Blog

The Pros and Cons of MOOC Badges | Brian Kelly's Hyperlinked Library Blog | Future of education | Scoop.it

After I joined the Hyperlinked Library MOOC I familiarised myself with the online environment: I set up a blog, deleted the template post and page and published my first post. I joined a number of ‘tribes’ and befriended some of the people I’ve ‘met’ elsewhere, such as on Twitter.

I received email alerts which informed me that I had been awarded a badge for many of these activities: for Joining a Tribe; Sending a Friendship Request; Accepting a Friendship Request and Update my MOOC avatar. I also received an Update your MOOC avatar badge for collecting five badges!

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The Digital Divide and the School Library

L. Umland and K. Gukeisen explain the vital role school librarians play in bridging the second level digital divide. (Love that @mega_ash shared her #IST668 @issuu link. Here's @lisaumland & mine!
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Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments

Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments | Future of education | Scoop.it
Many of these practices go hand-in-hand with a more open and flexible use of space, informed by particular models of how learning should be organised. Here the aim is often to open up and “deprivatise” educational spaces, ...

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:08 PM

' .. rethinking the four elements of the "pedagogical core" - learners, educators, content and resources - is fundamental to the innovation of any school or learning environment. Regarding content, innovative learning environments often seek to develop 21st century competences, as well as innovating specific knowledge domains or subject areas.'

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‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs | Future of education | Scoop.it
In the latest critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the professor of an online course held up as an example by the media and MOOC providers has decided to shutter his class.
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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Future of education | Scoop.it
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
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