In a paper presented—and awarded the prestigious Ken Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award—at the ACM SIGMETRICS conference on June 18, Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, and PhD candidate Nicolas Viennot reported that they have discovered a crucial security problem ...
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.
Denis Lundie's insight:
Interesting reporting, insufficient research. Hacademic journalism - The usual lack of longitudinal data, inappropriate control group, the classic tautology - too much focus on one thing is a bad thing (!)
Why not try: ''Keyboarding skills have learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on handwriting?" Given the % of learning time for 4-12 years olds spent writing by hands vs keyboard, it seems everyone is very much on the safe side?
Research, strategy, writing, monitoring, measurement, more writing...the content marketing to-do list never ends! With the amount of published content expanding daily, how is one to keep up with the demand? Unfortunately, it can become easy to lose your content focus if you lack a schedule and editorial calendar to enforce it.
"MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attention. But are MOOCs solving any real, global education problems? They are certainly not solving the problem of providing the 100,000,000 university places now needed by young people in emerging economies desperate for HE. This will double by 2025. They are not the people taking MOOCs.They are not solving the problem that in the US student loan debt is now higher than credit card debt; nor the problem that in the UK 40% of student loans will not be repaid. University fees remain high while graduate pay is still low."
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition fromthe real to virtual world
Via Nik Peachey, Laurent Blanquer, juandoming
As schools and districts across the county are wrapping up the school year, they are also beginning to plan for the return in August. Part of that planning process involves the technological component (or lack thereof). 21st Century Learning includes both instructional best practices and the implementation of technology to enhance and supplement classroom learning. …
Ultimately there is only one path that will prevail - bring your own. Instruction in all its forms, must strive towards a common denominator, and skills must focus beyond the superficial (how to navigate an application), to that which is common and essential to effective learning.
A few years back, when the economy bottomed out and sent the publishing industry into a nosedive, a colleague of mine told me that ebooks would save publishing. At the time, I thought she was crazy. Kindles were just beginning to gain popularity, and most of us were still hanging on to the idea that print publishing could survive-maybe even thrive-in the years to come. But a recent story from NPR has me doubting the possibility that reading, even digitally, will continue to flourish in the years to come.