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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love."

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 7:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 7:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 4:43 PM

Food for thought.

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Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information

Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

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Maria Persson's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:03 PM

This is definately something that anyone in the coming new century needs to learn how to do effectively.  Do we want regurgitation or depth of learning from knowledge gained?   I value, for example, how Scoop.it allows for the 'web interface' to be looked after, by them ,and the curation and learning happens with us!

 

Thanks for sharing this Robin Good!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:54 AM

Robin's insights always bring content to the next level!

Michelle Ockers's curator insight, June 30, 2:00 PM

Article lists a range of ways to use sense-making to add value to curated content.

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10 principles of effective professional learning

10 principles of effective professional learning | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Apparently this random comment (my response to a tweet in last week's #edchat) was well received! This got me thinking (again) about the principles of effective professional learning for educators....
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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.
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20 Uncommon Lessons from My Weekend with Warren Buffett (career & life advice most don’t talk about)

20 Uncommon Lessons from My Weekend with Warren Buffett (career & life advice most don’t talk about) | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
I spent the last few days with Warren Buffett learning some of the most powerful career and life lessons of all time. Here's the full list...
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Lots of great lessons in here.

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The Workplace Learning Revolution

The Workplace Learning Revolution | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
“A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.” (Wikipedia) I’ve had such a lot of interest in the new book...
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Free mini e-book by Jane Hart.

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Nicky Ryan's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:41 PM

This is an inspiring mini ebook which has implications for me as a school leader when considering learning options and professional L & D for teachers. How ready is my workplace for continuous and ubiquitous learning? How am I setting the scene and helping the culture?

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The Most Important Lesson Nobel Laureate Physicist Richard Feynman Learned about Creativity

The Most Important Lesson Nobel Laureate Physicist Richard Feynman Learned about Creativity | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
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The way for thinkers is to make a breakthrough that is ignorant of what everybody else is doing and make YOUR own interpretations and guesses.

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How Can We Get Students To “Own Their Own Learning”?

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Applying a Scientific Mindset to Everyday Life

Applying a Scientific Mindset to Everyday Life | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
The scientific mindset is a great way to better understand the world and how to adapt to it. This mindset is not only useful in colleges and laboratories, but also in our everyday life.
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How to connect the dots

How to connect the dots | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
One of the biggest things I have learned in the past two years is that I don’t need to know the answer; I need only to know how to get the answer or poin...
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Teaching Student to Ask Their Own Questions

Teaching Student to Ask Their Own Questions | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
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How do educators get to know what they don’t know?

How do educators get to know what they don’t know? | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

If you don’t know about something, how would you know to seek PD in that area? This is especially true of learning with technology. I have a master’s degree in educational technology. The fact is that not any of the applications or computers that I learned on, as well as the methodology in the use of those components, exists today. Very little of that degree would be relevant, if I did not continue to learn, adapt and progress with what I know. The same holds true with any degree in any profession.


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Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 12:28 PM

Talks about a supported peer-to-peer model of professional development, and the need for ongoing learning across the board. 

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 5:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 8:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills. On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.

What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:45 AM

A cornerstone of infotention is that attention and cognitive skills can be improved through training. Most research into this claim is recent, and as with all scientific research, there is some controversy. This article provides a good mary sof recent research that appears to support the efficacy of "brain training."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:02 AM

This is an additional view of "fluid intelligence" along with Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Many theories that considers a "far transfer effects" are related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis, i+1 and Affective Filter Hypothesis. Dr. Krashen's theories are based in language acquistion but I consider them more in regards to learning and cognitive training.

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The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning

The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Curation tools and web services designed to create learning paths, curriculums, thematic collections and PKM portfolios

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Blanca Stella Mejia's comment, June 11, 2013 5:32 AM
Good one!
Nick Mortel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:34 AM

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Ʀoɱiɳа's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:33 AM

Curaduría de herramientas educativas y de aprendizaje.

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Tim Ferriss shares how to master any skill by deconstructing it

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Also check out this mind map: http://www.mindmeister.com/235721627/the-4-hour-chef

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How to Stick with It When You're Learning Something New On Your ...

How to Stick with It When You're Learning Something New On Your ... | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us have a passion to learn something new—whether it's advancing our skillset, picking up a new hobby, or just taking on an entire new learning experience—but unless you're incredibly dedicated to it, learning ...

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Nicky Ryan's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:48 PM

Much of this seems like common sense, however we do forget to apply simple rules for dealing with knowledge building and how we view ourselves as life long learners. This is really good to read and ponder how do I learn and what am I trying to achieve. Alhtough sometimes I am often so keen with my own learning online it is a case of which juicy apple do I pick!

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The research jigsaw

The research jigsaw | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
I've been mulling a lot recently over how to describe what it is I teach, why information literacy isn't the same thing as learning to use the library, and above all why it can't be covered in an h...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:58 AM

I love the idea of this jigsaw representing information literacy and research. It makes complete sense.

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Building Informal Learning Habits

Building Informal Learning Habits | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

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Jay Cross's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:41 PM

Build good habits. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 2013 8:43 AM

We need communities of practice and trust to be in place. There was no reference to digital technologies, but it could be we allow practices of community to appear in those setings.

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Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
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Lesson Plan Map by Google

Lesson Plan Map by Google | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

15 lesson plans by Google designed to make students better online researchers.

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Questioning – Top Ten Strategies

Questioning – Top Ten Strategies | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Questioning is the very cornerstone of philosophy and ...
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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies | Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Do you read as efficiently as you could? Use these strategies to get the most from your reading.
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