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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 2014 12:02 AM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:56 AM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Well explained.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:28 PM

This is a very important difference. 

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A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK

A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.


As children from five upwards return to school, they are going to have to start learning how to program - or to "code" to use the trendy term which seems to upset some old-school programmers. This is the result of the new national curriculum for computing that is being introduced in England this term.


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tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:19 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?"  

tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:20 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?" 

RESENTICE's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:35 AM

L'introduction de cours de "codage "en Grand-Bretagne à cette rentrée dans le primaire.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.

Scott Spargo's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:16 AM

One of the most difficult skills for students to do well - this provides a nice framework to hang our evaluations on and ideas for how to work with the students as they practise these skills.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 9:50 AM

Helping your younger students determine the worth of what they find on the Internet.

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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.

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Urbanization of rural Africa associated with increased risk of heart disease and diabetes

Urbanization of rural Africa associated with increased risk of heart disease and diabetes | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The increasing urbanization of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda that found that even small changes towards more urban lifestyles...
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Information Warfare: China Versus God - Albert Einstein Inventions

Information Warfare: China Versus God - Albert Einstein Inventions | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
September 1, 2014: In China the government is now taking on Christianity, treating some practitioners as potentially dangerous to the state. Christianity has been in China for centuries and currently is about five of the population and growing fast.
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Europe’s Migration Crisis

Europe’s Migration Crisis | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The European Union needs a unified approach that would distribute the financial and social costs of coping with refugees more fairly.

 

Unusually calm seas in the Mediterranean and stagnant European economies are contributing to a perfect storm over migration.

With the euro zone’s economy sputtering, countries simply cannot cope with a surge of migrants and asylum seekers. Yet the European Union is dragging its feet on forging a more unified approach to migration that would distribute the financial and social costs of coping with refugees more fairly. Last month,the United Nations said the rising death toll of migrants desperately trying to reach Europe required urgent action.

Part of the problem is the European Union’s Dublin Regulation, which makes the country on which an asylum seeker first sets foot responsible for processing that person’s claim. Southern European countries are on the front lines, forced to deal with a disproportionate number of migrants arriving from North Africa.

Another problem is a treaty between Britain and France that allows British border guards to check passports in France. With Britain a prime destination for many migrants, Calais, the French port city, has found itself overwhelmed with new arrivals, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea.

 

 


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Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order - The Guardian

Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order
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Economic warfare has the potential to damage Russia just as it did in the 1980s.
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50 Days Of War In Gaza May Cost Israel Dearly - Business Insider

50 Days Of War In Gaza May Cost Israel Dearly - Business Insider | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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50 Days Of War In Gaza May Cost Israel Dearly
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"A small military victory but not one that is strategic," said Mark Heller, research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
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SADC, Lesotho Leaders to Discuss Political Crisis - Voice of America

SADC, Lesotho Leaders to Discuss Political Crisis - Voice of America | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
SADC, Lesotho Leaders to Discuss Political Crisis Voice of America Regional ministers of the Southern African Development Community were to meet Sunday with Thabane and Metsing to resolve the political stalemate that led to the alleged coup over...
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Ukraine crisis: Nato is at a crossroads. Where does it go from here?

Ukraine crisis: Nato is at a crossroads. Where does it go from here? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This week's Nato summit at Newport will determine whether the long peace we have (western Balkans excepted) enjoyed in Europe since 1945 survives. Vladimir Putin's adventurism does not presage a new Cold War.
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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:17 PM

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 2014 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2014 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Research shows that when students help develop questions for an assessment, and have a deeper understanding of what they are expected to learn before they take the assessment, they take a greater responsibility of their own learning.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:25 AM

Some interesting insights into assessment.


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Fab Labs Around The World

Fab Labs Around The World | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:35 PM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FabLab


Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:32 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 2014 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress

Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

 

 

Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.

 

The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and which can be swtiched to instantly.

 

The second one is full embedding of curated topics onto any web page to make it easiest for any publisher to rapidly integrate and display scoop.it content directly on their sites.

 

The third and most powerful new addition is the availability of a new white label direct publishing feature for WordPress-based publishers.

 

Although I have not had the opportunity to test this new feature, which is available only through a new Marketers subscription plan, it surely looks as the perfect fit for all those publishers who wanted to use Scoop.it more as a backend for producing curated content for their site than as a final publishing destination.

 

With these new additions Scoop.it consolidates itself as feature-rich, reliable and affordable content curation system that can satisfy many different types of needs: from education, to content marketing, news publishing and community building.

 

 

Find out more: http://blog.scoop.it/2014/07/23/introducing-templates-embedded-topics-and-website-integration-through-scoop-it/

 

 

 

 


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:17 PM

Nice to see SI moving along.  I haven't read this and I wonder if it's the news I read a few weeks ago.  At any rate I think SI is getting a bit ahead in the race between them and RebelMouse.  

 

I've had an issue in the UI with RM for almost 2 months and they don't seem inclined to do anything about it....but SI has always worked fine.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:25 PM

 

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Five Reasons Why Youth Should Choose Agriculture

Five Reasons Why Youth Should Choose Agriculture | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
What type of career do you aspire to have? Do you want to be an artist, a business person, or a policymaker?   Or, have you ever wanted to become a farmer? I would not be surprised if you said no.
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Furaha Mussanzi, MA African Peace and Conflict Studies

I am starting my Masters degree in African Peace and Conflict Studies at Bradford University in September 2014, during which I will explore the nature, dynamics and complexity of the links...
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Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food

Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

..."Africa has to move away from agriculture for food in the stomach to agriculture for wealth into the economy and into the pockets of farmers," said Martin Bwalya, the head of The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), an African Union (AU) initiative.
Experts say that this needs action from governments and others to invest in research to produce higher-yielding crop varieties, improve marketing and add more value to produce instead of exporting raw commodities from which others profit....


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Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food | Top News | Reuters

Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food | Top News | Reuters | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
KIRINYAGA Kenya (Reuters) - Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns barely enough for her family (Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth...
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Time to get children out of factories and into schools - CNN (blog)

Time to get children out of factories and into schools - CNN (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Time to get children out of factories and into schools
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The U.S. National Retail Federation estimates that parents will spend $26.5 billion this back-to-school shopping season. ...
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Which development studies books should students read?

Which development studies books should students read? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Beyond the usual titles on most university reading lists, here are 10 of your recommendations to ease you into the subject (10 reads on international development http://t.co/yHkmPC3jSG @GdnDevelopment)...
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