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Human Development Index variation

Human Development Index variation | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Here's how the United States looks when it is measured on the county level by the same standards used to rank countries by the UN, the Human Development Index.  Five variables are taken into account: life expectancy, income per capita, school enrollment, percentage of high school graduates, and percentage of college graduates." 


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My thought when I see this map is if Alaska was to scale the low indicator is of off the charts. Also note the dark areas are on the main road systems and include 2 large military bases. The author is focused on the south, but does not say anything about the north. Interesting.

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steve smith's curator insight, March 26, 3:53 PM

A fantastic resource for development studies.

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, March 26, 6:57 PM

Regional patterns?

Brian Altonen's curator insight, March 26, 9:18 PM

A WHO map of what life in the U.S. is like demonstrates the role of urbanization and heavily population regions for defining where U.N.'s Human Development Index scores are highest.

Three of the metrics pertain primarily to education.  The fourth is a measure of financial success for a region.  The fifth is most likely a consequence of scoring well for these first four measures.

An obvious next step in making additional use of this map is to compare its findings with the distributions of various language, culture and ethnic groups in this country, according to most recent US Census patterns.  

 

 

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The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore

The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
By following these tested principles, eLearning professionals can help students learn more effectively. Ignore them at your own risk!
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Simple, yet powerful infographic

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Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.
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I love this SH!FT blog. This is a great reminder when thinking out online course content creation and execution.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Love this, how can we harness formative assessment when teaching tech tools?

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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cool tool!!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 9:01 AM

add your insight...


Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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Artist Stages an Unauthorized Performance Inside MoMA Using Augmented Reality

Artist Stages an Unauthorized Performance Inside MoMA Using Augmented Reality | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Performance-based artist Adam H. Weinert manages to sneak a guerrilla performance into MoMA by way of augmented reality.
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This disruptive art using augmented reality gives me ideas on student presentations in higher ed...

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Opening Up Education | The MIT Press

Opening Up Education | The MIT Press | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Opening Up Education argues that we must develop not only the technical capability but also the intellectual capacity for transforming tacit pedagogical knowledge into commonly usable and visible knowledge: by providing incentives for faculty to use (and contribute to) open education goods, and by looking beyond institutional boundaries to connect a variety of settings and open source entrepreneurs."

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Hmmm. I wish this was an OPEN document and not a $20 purchase.

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Geographic Calibrations

Geographic Calibrations | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Occasionally we need to be reminded that the concepts of distance and area are important to the day-to-day understanding of breaking news stories, as well as many of our daily personal decisions. Although modern communications and transportation have reduced the roles of distance and area in some activities, by no means has it eliminated the utility of these concepts."


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As an Alaskan - this bottom graphic makes me happy happy happy!

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, May 21, 12:56 PM

We tend to forget how easy it is to compare the sizes and distances, especially when considering the move form 3D to 2D. Something to consider when reading and interpreting maps.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 22, 12:35 PM

A central theme of geography is place and the spacial organization of it. The USA is an extremely large area and its citizens often don't recognize this fact. Manifest destiny was a concept that stated that it was an American's duty to expand into the frontier to further the dominion of the American government. This imperialistic tendency ended when the US reached the Atlantic Ocean, but the land conquered was vast. Many countries in the world can fit many times over into the continental United States, but the citizens of the states take this fact for granted. This article serves as a needed reminder of this fact, and helps people put America's spacial consumption into perspective. 

Clarissa Rangel's curator insight, May 28, 8:50 PM

Really puts the size of countries into perspective... 

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, May 4, 9:28 AM

This is not just about education but about adult learning as well - and the critical importance of learning to leadership.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

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BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 3 | Blended Learning Toolkit

BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 3 | Blended Learning Toolkit | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
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I find that a selection of assessments works best in any course, online or blended. In a universally designed course an instructor should make diligent attempt to use multiple assessment styles to enhance the learning and ability to have all students with multiple learning styles to be successful. 

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5 Things Really Successful Learners Do

Most everyone can learn, but some people just absorb and grow at remarkable rates. Here are some of their tricks.
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Great Advice, I am going to post this in my Fall Course Resources. 

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Human Development Index variation

Human Development Index variation | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Here's how the United States looks when it is measured on the county level by the same standards used to rank countries by the UN, the Human Development Index.  Five variables are taken into account: life expectancy, income per capita, school enrollment, percentage of high school graduates, and percentage of college graduates." 


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My thought when I see this map is if Alaska was to scale the low indicator is of off the charts. Also note the dark areas are on the main road systems and include 2 large military bases. The author is focused on the south, but does not say anything about the north. Interesting.

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steve smith's curator insight, March 26, 3:53 PM

A fantastic resource for development studies.

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, March 26, 6:57 PM

Regional patterns?

Brian Altonen's curator insight, March 26, 9:18 PM

A WHO map of what life in the U.S. is like demonstrates the role of urbanization and heavily population regions for defining where U.N.'s Human Development Index scores are highest.

Three of the metrics pertain primarily to education.  The fourth is a measure of financial success for a region.  The fifth is most likely a consequence of scoring well for these first four measures.

An obvious next step in making additional use of this map is to compare its findings with the distributions of various language, culture and ethnic groups in this country, according to most recent US Census patterns.  

 

 

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 11, 10:39 PM

This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 6:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Dennis T OConnor
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I LOVE THIS!! We should so be doing this in higher ed in so many areas! Maybe a part of an ePortfolio is curation...hmmm

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Oldest and Youngest Populations

Oldest and Youngest Populations | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.'  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."


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Scan this map and tell me your thoughts...

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MARTIN'S Gonçalo Wa kapinga's curator insight, September 17, 2:27 AM

CES CARTOGRAPHIES METTENT EN EXERGUE OU VIVENT LES POPULATIONS PLUS JEUNES ET CELLES VIEILLES AU MONDE

Astienback J. Seb's curator insight, September 17, 5:47 AM

YOUNG AND POOR...

Silvina Paricio Tato's curator insight, September 17, 12:42 PM

Via Javier Marrero Acosta

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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Smart Homework: 13 Ways to Make It Meaningful

Smart Homework: 13 Ways to Make It Meaningful | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

"I've been accumulating guiding principles for creating highly motivating homework assignments for many years," writes expert Rick Wormeli. "Here are a baker's dozen. 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 8:16 AM

Some good tips

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 9, 1:09 AM

Given the fact that most students refuse to do homework there are ways to make it meaningful.

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Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance

Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why Connected Learning? For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make that dream a reality — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy rewards. …
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The goal here is clear and needed in this day of confusing ideas. Connect, learn, make it relevant there is so much access to information our learners need to understand the WHY

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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web

Via Robin Good, Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, giovanni nulli, Louise Robinson-Lay, Dennis T OConnor
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This could be a great resource for both educators and students.

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N Kaspar's curator insight, May 21, 12:20 PM

A great resource.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 21, 8:55 PM

Fantastic resource for digital content.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 9:55 PM

This is so awesome everyone should bookmark it.

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Google for Education: Training Resources

Google for Education: Training Resources | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

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More on Google!

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 17, 11:06 AM

добавить понимание ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 17, 5:54 PM

Google párr La Educación. Recursos de Formación.

flea palmer's curator insight, May 21, 7:08 AM

Some of these look quite old but there's still some good tips here.

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BlendKit 2014 Week One ~ Response | MADDTech

BlendKit 2014 Week One ~ Response | MADDTech | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
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New post (a bit late) for week one of Blendkit2014. Loving this information on how to create blended courses in higher education.

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FERPA Statements - Pedagogical Repository

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FERPA Online Examples of how to approach and be cautious.

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6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know

6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this article, I will share some scientifically proven brain facts that you'll want to take into consideration before creating your next eLearning course. Keeping these interesting brain facts on hand may allow you to develop eLearning courses that offer the most value and benefit to the learner, given that you'll have a more comprehensive understanding of the inner works of the brain. 
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Not sure if I posted this before, I think this information is really worth integrating into course design. Some of it seems intuitive, but can be easily missed.

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The Manifesto

The Manifesto | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
We believe that learning technology offers the possibility for creating uniquely valuable learning experiences. We also believe, with a sense of sadness and profound frustration, that most elearnin...
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Okay this is pretty awesome!

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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 19, 12:11 PM

Another data access issue that impacts democracy.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 19, 9:14 PM

Now I know who to blame for whatever my son does.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 4:02 AM

I've been aware of this for some time now and it has challenged me to think creatively when doing searches. 

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Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative

Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.


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Open access learning & teaching opportunities.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 8:20 PM

This is an extraordinary opportunity. There is no excuse for not receiving an education. If you have a SMART phone you can learn.