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Games-Based Learning Experiences: Testing the principles with teachers and students

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The paper describes: the participants, the workshop activities, the findings of the workshops, and in particular teacher and student attitudes towards each of the key learning elements and which they felt were most important to include if creating games-based learning experiences for the classroom.


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Microsoft DreamSpark

DreamSpark provides professional-level developer and design tools to students and educators around the world at no charge.
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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

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Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:56 PM
Beth Kanter
Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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5 Current Technologies That Will Shape Our Classrooms

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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

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When writing the whitepaper about Casual games, I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. | Upside Learning Blog

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schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates

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Schoox is an Academy for Self-Learners where members can teach, learn and certify their knowledge online. Users can create private or public online courses by using files or web resources incredibly easy and in seconds.
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Google Apps is the hottest thing in schools, but some parents worry about privacy

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The free program, with its host of tools, allows students to access their class work from home, the library or anywhere they have Internet access.
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schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates

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W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

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Learn WordPress For Free With These 10 Great Resources

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18 Game-Changing Education Startups You Should Watch | Online Universities

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60+ educational resources to teach yourself anything.

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This collection of links and applications highlights over 60 quality educational resources that are available on the web. Free online courses, videos, teaching tools.

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