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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it

At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s  professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice.


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A bit long article, but really interesting, because it starts from practice of teaching and real examples. 

Really good article.

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20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make: ~ by Jordan Bunker and David Scheltema

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make: ~ by Jordan Bunker and David Scheltema | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment.

While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided. The MEGA is much like the UNO, however, it has an expanded number of input and output pins, and is often used to control 3D printers. The Yún is ideal for project where onboard wifi connectivity is a must.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture

E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom or school library media center? Learn evidence-based instructional strategies that support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels. Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 9:41 PM

Cook up something grand with ideas and inspirations from this new online course from UW-Stout taught by Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.  

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Why video game engines may power the future of film and architecture

Why video game engines may power the future of film and architecture | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it

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Chris Plante:  "Epic Games, the company best known for Gears of War, has a very different plan for this generation of video games — one that expands far beyond what games are typically assumed to be."

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Nasce in Italia la scarpa taggata

Nasce in Italia la scarpa taggata | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Intesa tra Fratelli Rossetti e Cuoio di Toscana, i dati della «Smartshoe» saranno leggibili con lo smartphone

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Ha 19 anni, ha inventato il braccio open source e lavora per la Nasa

Ha 19 anni, ha inventato il braccio open source e lavora per la Nasa | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
lunario dell'innovazione

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Reconsidering (e)portfolios — How can we give the power back?

Reconsidering (e)portfolios — How can we give the power back? | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Short Version         (Longer Version to come later) I want to begin making clear that I really like portfolios as a pedagogical practice.

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 9, 9:26 AM

Seth Dixon - the teacher that sent this article at the first place - assess a very sound comment about the use of maps as tools of comprehenssion of the real world. I love maps, but can t avoid to be worried about what he is saying, so I recommend a thougthful reading of his statements.

(Seth Dixon - el profesor que envió este artículo en primer lugar - hace un profundo comentario acerca del empleo de mapas como herramietas de comprensión del mundo real. Yo amo los mapas, pero no puedo evitar preocuparme por lo que (Dixon) señala, así que recomiendo una reflexiva lectura de sus planteamientos.)  

David Lizotte's curator insight, March 11, 4:44 PM

This was an excellent portrayal of the middle east. The using of maps accompanied by side paragraphs explains the long history which is necessary to know if one is to understand its current status. When learning about different realms and regions (that existed throughout history) I always find it on a map. In order to truly understand a certain empire, one must know its geographical setting and its significance. It helps me better understand the region. These maps, specifically the ones that are changing through the domains reign, are extremely helpful in better comprehending the misunderstood middle eastern region. This website also creates more thought. If a particular map captivates the reader they can do more research on the topic. However, the "slides" do stand alone portraying much knowledge to a wide variety of specific elements that are still ongoing. The grouping of the slides by region/conflict/country was also an excellent strategy. It shows organization which in turn develops an easier learning process. 

The initial map educates many people of how what is modern day Iraq used to be an Oasis. However, over time, due to over farming and soil erosion the landscape changed to dry/desert territory. 

The maps displaying the rise of Islam and its transitioning into the Ottoman Empire give a great perspective as to the amount of land it covered. The Islamic world thrived and was very advanced in there culture in regards to medicine and arithmetic. The shear size of the empires should increase ones respect of the Islamic theatre. What many people are not aware of is how the Ottoman Empire was knocking on the door of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. This was quite an advancement of territory crossing through much of eastern Europe ending as far west as Vienna. A lot of what is Eastern Europe today was part of the Ottoman Empire, including Greece. 

Another excellent map that contributes to the better understanding of western involvement can be seen in the carving up of the Ottoman Empire post WWI. Colonialism was very much present throughout less developed regions so the carving up of the middle east was not an exotic concept to the victorious west. Territories/countries were created and ethnic groups dominated one another. Its certainly true a western presence has contributed to prior and existing issues throughout the middle East.

 

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

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Raspberry Pi 2 runs on Windows 10 and is 6x faster than its predecessor

Raspberry Pi 2 runs on Windows 10 and is 6x faster than its predecessor | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 "will be available free of charge to makers,"

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School education gateway, a website to provide clear and accessible information on education initiatives across Europe

School education gateway, a website to provide clear and accessible information on education initiatives across Europe | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Get familiar with European education policies through the School Education Gateway
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Flow States: What Game Design Reveals about the Tensions of Storytelling

Flow States: What Game Design Reveals about the Tensions of Storytelling | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
"The books that give us the most pleasure, the deepest pleasure, combine uncertainty and satisfaction, tension and release."

A full creat

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 29, 2:09 PM

Maria Popova of Brain Pickings does a great job reviewing Peter Turchi's book A Muse And A Maze: Writing As Puzzle, Mystery, And Magic.


The book is fascinating because it talks about creative flow as it relates to both game design and storytelling. The insights share here validate my own experience as a storyteller, teaching storytelling, and my work in my art studio.


If we draw back the veil of what is happening during story crafting -- and story telling -- reading this article gives us much insight. The result is better storytelling.


Enjoy this unique piece!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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OpenSim users pledge $900 to improve vehicles

OpenSim users pledge $900 to improve vehicles | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Members of the OpenSim Virtual Google Plus community have pledged $900 to improve vehicle scripting by fixing bugs with the way llLookAt and llMoveTo commands are implemented in OpenSim.

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INDIRE: sperimentazione stampanti 3d alla scuola dell'infanzia

INDIRE: sperimentazione stampanti 3d alla scuola dell'infanzia | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Lorenzo Guasti, 44 anni, è un ingegnere, impiegato come ricercatore tecnologo presso INDIRE, Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa. In passato ha lavorato nella comunicazione, formazione e innovazione tecnologica, anche in ambito artistico. Ora si sta occupando, con un team di colleghi, di nuove tecnologie, del fenomeno dei makers, del coding e dell’effetto…

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New research shows benefits of independent learning

New research shows benefits of independent learning | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it

A new research report, Effective practice in the design of directed independent learning opportunities shows the need to direct independent learning through integrating it into programmes and ensuring its benefits are clearly communicated to students. These benefits include the development of deep understanding, taking personal responsibility for learning, and the enhancement of skills expected of graduates.

 

Higher education is characterised by independent learning. The study, which was conducted by Professor Liz Thomas, references recent debates about what determines the quality of the students’ educational experiences, including whether contact hours are a useful measure, and the ways in which students engage in their learning.

 

The research shows that effective independent learning involves providing a clear structure and ongoing support for students, especially as they make the transition to higher education learning. A collection of good practice from across different disciplines has been created.

 


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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide
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Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 29, 6:13 PM

Com vantagens e desvantagens, estas são as tendências:

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 9:36 PM

I like where we are going...

Designing for Learning's curator insight, March 29, 9:53 PM

this #evolution is relevant across education even in #highered sectors. integration of these ideas into #curriculumdesign challenges the full spectrum of work in learning and teaching

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Digital makers alla primaria: dalla robotica educativa alla robotica creativa | Bricks | ISSN: 2239-6187

Digital makers alla primaria: dalla robotica educativa alla robotica creativa | Bricks | ISSN: 2239-6187 | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
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I maker che incontrano la Scuola: possibili percorsi d'innovazione

I maker che incontrano la Scuola: possibili percorsi d'innovazione | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
"Nell'ultimo anno in particolare, anche in Italia si è assistito ai primi contatti tra il mondo della scuola e i maker-space, i luoghi fisici dove gli “artigiani digitali” si incontrano per scambiare risorse e conoscenza, lavorare su progetti, collaborare e socializzare. Ecco alcuni esempi"
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The rise and rise of learning analytics

The rise and rise of learning analytics | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Learning analytics is the study of student behaviour through patterns in their digital world: how often, when and where they log on; the digital resources that they use; the web sites they visit; the social media platforms that they use. At the present time, this is a nascent field of interest in most colleges and universities. But over the next few years, the analysis of the digital trails that students leave as they move through the digital world will become central to curriculum design, learning support, assessment and quality assurance. Two recent reports by Jisc – British education’s digital solutions provider – set the stage for these changes, and point to some early work that needs to be prioritized if these developments are in the interests of students and enable better education.

That learning analytics are set to take off is hardly surprising. After all, its common cause that many of us allow the new virtual behemoths access to our every keystroke in return for the advantages that this brings us. Amazon uses our search and purchasing patterns to suggest what books we might also like to read on the same subject. Google scans the content of every email to select the advertisements that are most appropriate to our needs. Weather apps use our location to tell us whether the sun will shine on us today. Students use all these services, and many more; they are not surprised if their universities use their personal data in similar ways. Indeed, Jisc’s work shows that students are – at present – relaxed about all this.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 22, 6:19 PM

Data and computational science will be the next things teachers need to have a grasp on - in fact, any professional will need to understand big data and analytics....

Designing for Learning's curator insight, February 22, 8:39 PM

#jisc reports on UK trends at http://bit.ly/1welhtq & blog at  http://bit.ly/1F2jJ5f

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Why coding is not the new literacy

Why coding is not the new literacy | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
The revolution we've all been waiting for hasn't yet arrived.

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Paulo Moekotte's comment, March 6, 6:49 AM
Insightful critique and right on the mark when it comes to the constitutive role of technology with regard to the powers of the human mind (cf. Doug Engelbart, 1962). I would declare any educational setting or maker space, a 'space of possibilities' in which playfulness and creativity can be fostered through modeling.
Jeroen Clemens's curator insight, March 7, 6:54 AM

interesting read

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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CAD Turned Gaming with 3D Printing

CAD Turned Gaming with 3D Printing | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it
Dejan Mitrovic developed Kidesign to teach children to design 3D buildings, 3D print them as toys, and make CAD a fun, collaborative game
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 7, 11:04 AM

Gotta check this out! 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 7, 9:02 PM

Increasing convergence of human activity forces us to re-examine our approaches to teaching and learning...  ALL statements of "best practice" are both contextual and historical...  new paradigms for developing "evidence based" teaching and learning are essential.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 8, 4:28 PM

Great ideas for student designed 3D built games.

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Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology

Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology | (R)e-Learning | Scoop.it

Soon it might be time to say ‘bye-bye’ to the batteries we use in technology that we wear, like with the smartwatch, or the fitness tracker, and someday maybe even the smartphone. 


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Una guía visual para conectar Google Drive con Edmodo

En el post de hoy estamos compartiendo con los lectores de nerdilandia una guía paso a paso visual, para ayudarle a conectar su  Google Drive  a su cuenta Edmodo.

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