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SuperHuman Education

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Teachers will become mediators between students, knowledge and technology. As technologies like game-based learning and intelligent tutors continue to improve, the role of the teacher will continue to migrate to one of mediator or guide.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 8:03 PM

When automation began to replace farm workers over a century ago, there were only minor protests. The industrial age was replacing farm jobs with manufacturing jobs and the phenomenon was gradual compared to the disruption we are seeing today. In 1800, 90% of the American work force worked in agriculture. In 1900, that number had declined to 41%. In 2000, it was around 2%. Today there are more app developers than farmers in the United States. Seven years ago the job of app development was relatively unknown and unneeded. Android smart phones and iphones had not yet reached the market.

Education, the practice of embedding information and systems of thinking and acting into human beings, is beginning to appear as one of the final bastions of resistance to the rise of automation. Across the country and around the world, classroom instruction still looks and feels much as it did over a century ago. A solitary teacher stands up in front of a passive collection of seated students and lectures to them in an analog stream of words, occasionally augmented by symbols and images scratched on a board.  Moore’s law has an amazing exponential effect on every industry it touches, except education, where there are systems and policies that appear to slow technology adoption.

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A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 21, 6:51 PM

If you are interested in comparing some key components of behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism side-by-side check out this visual. You will quickly find areas where components are similar as well as areas where ideas are more diverse.

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Opening Up the LMS Walled Garden

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“In yesterday’s post I described where I (and many others) see the LMS market heading in terms of interoperability. At the same time, the LMS does a very poor job at providing a lot of the learning technologies desired by … Continue reading →”
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Awesome Screenshot - Capture, Annotate and Share

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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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September 6, 2014Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 12:52 PM

Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 11:13 AM

You will definitely like this....

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Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.”
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Spaceweaver's curator insight, September 6, 4:15 AM

Looks like a very impressive commitment to deep learning and further integration of AI into our daily lives.

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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why e-learning should be in perpetual beta


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 9, 11:38 PM
"A right first time approach works if you are building skyscrapers or making Hollywood movies. The safety considerations or the cost of re-work simply demand it. And if you are sending out physical product, like printed books, it is clearly uneconomic to keep printing and distributing new versions. But in an era in which software apps and web content are updated almost constantly and usually painlessly, there is simply no argument for treating e-learning content as if we were making $100m movies or printing books.
Agile development of learning content is a process of successive approximation – getting closer and closer to what is right for the user. It means that you launch with content that is technically correct and bug-free but simple and without all the bells and whistles. You then maintain a dialogue with your customers and make little enhancements as and when ideas and suggestions emerge. Perhaps a difficult concept requires further examples. Maybe more opportunities are needed for practising a skill. Could be that an animation would be helpful to illustrate a process. No problem, you can keep on making improvements just as long as the learning remains relevant.
It doesn’t help that most e-learning content is exported from an authoring tool as a zip file and then uploaded to an LMS. This is a clunky way to deliver content. It is how websites used to work 10 years ago, before the advent of content management systems. We really should be assembling and delivering e-learning content on-the-fly, just like modern websites. That way we could build in some intelligence and personalisation – again just like the best apps and websites."
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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

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"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 2:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

niftyjock's curator insight, September 1, 3:24 PM

what's your chunking limit?

Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 2, 7:16 AM
"Beth Dichter's insight:

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

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Mrs Njoroge's curator insight, August 30, 12:15 PM

Some apps to try.  Let me know which ones you like.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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“ The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology”
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6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using

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“ Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.”
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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 30, 9:36 AM

Some of the newest features and hidden gems that can help save you time and anguish and create documents that are sure to impress your professors, colleagues, and most importantly, your boss.

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Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace

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“ Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from o...”
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Marta Torán's curator insight, August 25, 2:29 AM

Un artículo de Jane Hart que resume magistralmente los puntos fundamentales del Aprendizaje en el Trabajo que comparto totalmente.

 

Aprendemos siempre y durante toda la vida. Aprendemos de diferentes formas. En el trabajo, concretamente, los cursos y seminarios presenciales y on-line, son un enfoque muy corto para nuestro desarrollo profesional. Hay muchas más oportunidades y maneras de Aprender.

 

Un plan en 5 puntos para ir "más allá del eLearning".

Victoria Marín's curator insight, August 26, 9:04 AM

Interesting article and graphic on informal learning at the workplace.

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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]”
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Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 12:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, August 22, 12:00 PM

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

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“ 4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy”
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Marta Torán's curator insight, September 15, 6:32 AM

Características de la Pedagogía Crítica Digital

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ In the summer of 2011, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere and changed the education landscape forever. In many ways, MOOCs are like the troublemakers in Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad: You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is…”
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7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom

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No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest. (Editor’s Note: It’s also great for information reading literacy, and the new Common Core demand for multimedia “texts.”) There are a number of fantastic tools out there that will present your data in an accessible manner. All of the tools listed below are free and chances are you’ve used one or two of the tools mentioned before.
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bancoideas's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:34 AM

Muy interesante!

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7 Things You Should Know About New Directions for the LMS

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5 ways virtual reality will change education

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“ Hypergrid Business 5 ways virtual reality will change education Hypergrid Business We've covered before a story about the students in Ireland who recreated a historic place in OpenSim and explored it with an Oculus Rift headset.”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 9, 7:12 AM

Check this out! Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™

The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™ | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
"With back-to-school in full swing you may have noticed all of the new apps and updates flooding the Apple App Store for iOS devices. There are iPad apps designed to help students prepare for the new school year whether they are entering preschool or starting their first year of high school. These five apps are all brand new or have been updated this month. Each one shows the power of the iPad as an educational tool when used at home or in the classroom. This list includes selections that push children to think deeply about simple tasks and interact with complex information. These iPhone and iPad apps use high quality graphics and interactive content to help students explore and learn about new concepts."
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 3, 9:44 AM

Get those iPads out and start learning using a digital device in the early years!  

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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

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Mrs Njoroge's curator insight, August 30, 12:15 PM

Some apps to try.  Let me know which ones you like.

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The Red Hot Market for Learning Technology Platforms - Forbes

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So companies want modernized platforms which are easier to use, offer mobile learning, and tightly integrate with talent and collaboration systems.
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New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 1, 10:33 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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How To Choose A Learning Game

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“ Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.”
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How To Choose A Learning Game

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“ Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 22, 11:23 AM

Great advice from one of my favorite bloggers...