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Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education

Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of American colleges and universities - often in close geographical proximity - began to look for ways to cooperate. Regional college-based consortia emerged in a number of places and took a variety of forms. New relationships emerged with institutional leaders looking to move beyond the lobbying provided by the national and state-based higher education associations.


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ISSOTL 2014 | Portail du soutien à la pédagogie universitaire

ISSOTL 2014 | Portail du soutien à la pédagogie universitaire | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

"La 11e Conférence annuelle de l’ International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) aura lieu à Québec, du 22 au 25 octobre 2014. La conférence se déroulera au Centre des congrès de Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO et l’une des plus belles villes du Canada. Cette conférence internationale est exclusivement anglophone et elle attire environ 600 universitaires (enseignants, membres du personnel et étudiants) provenant de plusieurs pays à travers le monde. Ils auront l’occasion de présenter leurs résultats de recherche à sur la créativité et la passion dans l’enseignement post-secondaire et de partager des initiatives pédagogiques porteuses de réussite."


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5 conseils pratiques d'apprentissage basés sur les neurosciences

5 conseils pratiques d'apprentissage basés sur les neurosciences | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

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  1. Avoir suffisamment de sommeil pour détoxifier le cerveau
  2. Eviter la procrastination avec la méthode Pomodoro
  3. Utilisez les répétitions espacées pour favoriser la rétention
  4. Utiliser le rappel plutôt que la relecture
  5. Varier les environnements d'apprentissage et d'étude
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Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution

Online competency-based education is revolutionary because it marks the critical convergence of multiple vectors: the right learning model, the right technologies, the right customers, and the right business model.


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Participation and Praxis: A Study of How Participatory Budgeting Deepens Democracy by Institutionalizing Critical Consciousness, by Michael Wesley Petite, 2014

Participation and Praxis: A Study of How Participatory Budgeting  Deepens Democracy by Institutionalizing Critical Consciousness, by Michael Wesley Petite, 2014 | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Baixe aqui.(Participation and Praxis: A Study of How Participatory Budgeting Deepens Democracy by Institutionalizing Critical… http://t.co/kWEqLnvqRr)...

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Innovation Should Be Mandatory In Higher Education

Innovation Should Be Mandatory In Higher Education | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Technology and innovation are creating increasingly attractive options and alternatives to existing systems of education, and consumers are learning how to take advantage of those.

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Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states

Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
As a quantum state collapses from a quantum superposition to a classical state or a different superposition, it will follow a path known as a quantum trajectory.


In a recent paper in Nature, scientists from the University of Rochester, University of California at Berkeley and Washington University in St. Louis have shown that it is possible to track these quantum trajectories and compare them to a recently developed theory for predicting the most likely path a system will take between two states.


Andrew N. Jordan, professor of physics at the University of Rochester and one of the authors of the paper, and his group had developed this new theory in an earlier paper. The results published this week show good agreement between theory and experiment.


For their experiment, the Berkeley and Washington University teams devised a superconducting qubit with exceptional coherence properties, permitting it to remain in a quantum superposition during the continuous monitoring. The experiment actually exploited the fact that any measurement will perturb a quantum system. This means that the optimal path will come about as a result of the continuous measurement and how the system is being driven from one quantum state to another.


Kater Murch, co-author and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, explained that a key part of the experiment was being able to measure each of these trajectories while the system was changing, something that had not been possible until now.


Jordan compares the experiment to watching butterflies make their way one by one from a cage to nearby trees. "Each butterfly's path is like a single run of the experiment," said Jordan. "They are all starting from the same cage, the initial state, and ending in one of the trees, each being a different end state." By watching the quantum equivalent of a million butterflies make the journey from cage to tree, the researchers were in effect able to predict the most likely path a butterfly took by observing which tree it landed on (known as post-selection in quantum physics measurements), despite the presence of a wind, or any disturbance that affects how it flies, which is similar to the effect measuring has on the system.


"The experiment demonstrates that for any choice of final quantum state, the most likely or 'optimal path' connecting them in a given time can be found and predicted," said Jordan. "This verifies the theory and opens the way for active quantum control techniques." He explained that only if you know the most likely path is it possible to set up the system to be in the desired state at a specific time.


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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

Online, competency-based colleges and universities pass the tests of disruptive innovation relative to traditional colleges and universities.




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How To Make The Business Case For Content Curation - Heidi Cohen

How To Make The Business Case For Content Curation - Heidi Cohen | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Have You Made the Business Case For Content Curation? If not, this data will help persuade your management to invest in content curation.

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Les FabLabs se multiplient, mais à quoi servent-ils? - Le Soir

Les FabLabs se multiplient, mais à quoi servent-ils? - Le Soir | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Les FabLabs se multiplient, mais à quoi servent-ils?
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A Louvain-la-Neuve, le Makilab vient de boucler une petite levée de fonds via crowdfunding (8.000 euros) pour acheter une machine à découpe laser.

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Canada/Ontario. Building a bridge to Canadian career


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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, August 2, 5:15 AM

Program helps immigrants adjust to culture and find relevant employment.
http://www.thestar.com/life/continuingeducation/2013/08/15/
building_a_bridge_to_canadian_career.html
List of Ontario bridging programs, visit ontarioimmigration.ca

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Germany. Job matching across occupational labour market


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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, August 2, 5:19 AM

This paper refers to an analysis of matching processes in occupational labour markets in terms of classes of jobs that share extensive commonalities in their required qualifications and tasks. The findings of this study strongly suggest the use of an augmented matching function that considers job and worker searches across occupational labour markets.
http://doku.iab.de/discussionpapers/2012/dp2712.pdf

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Un proceso de datos y metadatos....el nuevo paradima disruptivo! (Educación Disruptiva)

Un proceso de datos y metadatos....el nuevo paradima disruptivo! (Educación Disruptiva) | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Parece que la educación va a ser en las redes y no será sobre el conocimiento. Será acerca de ser exitoso en las relaciones, , cómo construir la confianza, la manera de cultivar la prudencia y la capacidad de recuperación.En la Educación tenemos que producir un ser humano competente en el cambio de las realidades y en hacer frente a los cambios…., lo demás vendrá por añadidura.. las obligaciones que las personas crean para sí mismas son más fuertes y psicológicamente más vinculantes que las instrucciones dadas por otra persona, por tanto siempre podemos superarnos.

Utilizaremos Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, youtube, instagram….y todo aquello que en nuestro procesos de trabajo-aprendizaje nos sirva para estar actualizados al momento y dar a conocer nuestros progresos, eso si, sin preocuparnos en cada momento donde establecer nuestros REGISTROS. ya que esto lo tendremos en APLICACIONES Y APIs, de manera automatizada, y especialmente de manera móvil (mobile learning), con smartphones, tabletas, wareables….No podemos ni debemos perder tiempo en reuniones tediosas e innecesarias, en trabajo farragosos con PCs, que se cuelguen, necesitamos grandes redes…sateilitales, holográficas…que permitan una automatización “normalizada”, que de una vez por todas sea “invisible y natural….




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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

DML’s model is similar in philosophy, underscoring the role of interdependence. Called Connected Learning, the model is a response to changing face of culture as it relates to social and digital media. As technology evolves at breakneck speed, models that account for this kind of change are few and far between. Without review and revision of how and where students learn, the response is less than ideal: either blind adoption of technology, awkward adoption, or no adoption at all.


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Looking for a open source web-learning tool similar to what I experienced following the Howard Rheingold social media classrooms...

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In a knowledge economy, the city function is learning.

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Cities are like water, while they perform, we don't notice how their lack is affecting us. Yet if too many are free riders, and instead of leaders all is delegated to administrators, this "commons" is depleted. Then, it no longer is a viable container or scaffold for growth.


The way this happens is quite rapid as those individuals with a fungible capacity emigrate, and the structure left looks more and more like a Swiss Cheese full of holes. As these specialized capacities find jobs elsewhere, the town of older people looses much of its adaptive capability.

On the other hand, if the town can let go of grand schemes, it may in this slowing down, uncover new answers of global relevance. But it will not do so while it has bosses and classes living as if nothing is going on. 

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25 Empowering Worry Quotes

25 Empowering Worry Quotes | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
25 of the greatest and smartest quotes on worrying in one big blog post. These timeless tips will help you to live a happier life.

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How Our Broken Accreditation System Increases College Costs

How Our Broken Accreditation System Increases College Costs | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Expensive degree-issuing colleges and universities get to decide who joins their elite club.


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Disruption disrupted? As innovation comes to academia ... - LSE Blogs

Disruption disrupted? As innovation comes to academia ... - LSE Blogs | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
In the midst of high-profile interrogation by academics, Eric Van de Velde reflects on his experience of the value of Christensen's concept of disruption for information sharing and technological advancement in the scholarly ...

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Higher Ed Performance-based Funding and Completion Metrics

Higher Ed Performance-based Funding and Completion Metrics | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

While some schools are making changes to boost student outcomes, Finney says it is too early to know how institutions will change in the long term in response to performance-based funding. "Strong state-level data systems are necessary to determine changes in performance and to make adjustments accordingly," she says. "States vary in terms of the sophistication of their student unit record systems. This must be carefully aligned with the outcomes they hope that institutions will strive for."


"Any financial policy involves a series of trade-offs," says Tennessee's Deaton. While he and other state education leaders believe the positives of performance-based funding "far outweigh the negatives," he also says "until the model is road tested, you don't know for sure how it will work out."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, August 1, 5:52 AM

Performance-based funding and measuring outcomes. A review of the states and a clear exposition of the current status by Nancy Mann Jackson in NACUBO's Business Officer magazine.

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The social origins of intelligence in the brain

The social origins of intelligence in the brain | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.


This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.


Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.


The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.


The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.


As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.


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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 2, 9:30 AM

There is a popular myth that humans use no more than 10% of their brains throughout their entire life. This has been shown to be untrue as brain damage consistently results in loss of function. Nonetheless, this myth provided the premise for some great movies such as the 2014 film, Lucy 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_film)

 

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From Dr. Stefan Gruenwald:

By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

 

This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

 

Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.

 

The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.

 

The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.

 

As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.

Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, August 13, 1:55 AM

Strange that CT scans were used. High resolution Functional MRI would show both structure and activity. Other imaging methods such as optogenetics, MEG, TMS, BOLD, etc. could also help to pinpoint these areas without using radiation on an already-injured brain.

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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 6:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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10 razones por las que las universidades deben salir de su zona de confort

10 razones por las que las universidades deben salir de su zona de confort | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it

Hay universidades que piensan que el tema de los MOOCs es marginal. Otras, que eso de bitcoin o la tecnología blockchain no va con ellas. O que la era del móvil, o multidispositivos no les afecta. Incluso que el Internet de las cosas, el big data o las ciudades inteligentes son meros ejercicios futuristas. O que la revolución nanotecnológica tendrá lugar dentro de 50 años O que fomentar el emprendimiento tecnológico no es su tarea prioritaria y central.

Me queda la inquietud de si realmente las universidades han tomado suficiente conciencia de las implicaciones de los cambios e innovaciones derivadas de nuestro entorno digital y social. Es decir si tienen claro la imperiosa necesidad de salir de su zona de confort actual.


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Independent Analysis Shows Open Access Articles Published in Nature Communications Have More Views and Downloads

For your open access folder. From Nature Publishing Group: An independent statistical analysis of the articles published in Nature Communications, carried out by the Research Information Network (RIN) has found that open access (OA) articles are...
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How working-class gardeners planted the seeds of a social revolution

How working-class gardeners planted the seeds of a social revolution | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
Ian Jack: Ordinary households have prized the beauty of their gardens since the 16th century, but it was the inter-war housing boom that made gardening a pursuit of the people (How working-class gardeners planted the seeds of a social revolution

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Conservatives & higher education. By Steven F. Hayward

Conservatives & higher education. By Steven F. Hayward | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
A look at what has caused the dearth of conservatives in higher education, and why we should be concerned.


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France. Apprentissage : former les jeunes, un devoir pour les entreprises

France. Apprentissage : former les jeunes, un devoir pour les entreprises | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
La formation est la plus grande et la plus durable des inégalités. Par responsabilité, mais aussi pour leur propre intérêt que certains...

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À l'heure où l'État annonce la suppression de 550 millions d'euros d'aides à l'apprentissage des entrepreneurs s'unissent pour défendre la formation des jeunes, nécessaire pour leur compétitivité.
http://business.lesechos.fr/directions-ressources-humaines/formation/0202893609842-former-les-jeunes-un-devoir-pour-les-entreprises-8060.php

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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think)

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) | Quality Learning and HE | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from.

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