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Moving beyond the textbook

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There are a lot of misconceptions around the transition from textbooks into the world of digital content delivery. The biggest mistake schools can make is simply changing out one medium of delivery for another without ever assessing or changing the content or method of delivery. Simply, let's take a 19th-century tool and place it on a 21st-century device. This is not the way to leverage the power of an iPad or, for that matter, any device you integrate in your classroom.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 5, 2014 9:19 AM

I would point out also this important issue in the article:

While some may argue that this creates more work for educators, it should actually become a practice that all life-long learners or lead learners engage in regularly. At the core, educators are hired as content experts who will stay abreast of the changing landscape in their area of expertise.

Joran Le Cren's curator insight, December 5, 2014 9:39 AM

Textbooks are used for centuries to help students to go through useful content on a specific discipline. While this curation is still important, we can do much more in this numeric era. This article asks the question how to improve our curation process for the numeric age. Somehow, I think Connectivist MOOCs try to answer this question: http://www.connectivistmoocs.org/what-is-a-connectivist-mooc/

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Increases Sensitivity to Long Term Losses among Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Increases Sensitivity to Long Term Losses among Patients with Major Depressive Disorder | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Decisions under risk and with outcomes that are delayed in time are ubiquitous in real life and can have a significant impact on the health and wealth of the decision-maker. Despite its potential relevance for real-world choices, the degree of aberrant risky and intertemporal decision-making in patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has received little attention to date.

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Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy

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By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center. 

Economics is a stately subject, one that has altered little since its modern foundations were laid in Victorian times. Now it is changing radically. Standard economics is suddenly being challenged by a number of new approaches: behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, new institutional economics. One of the new approaches came to life at the Santa Fe Institute: complexity economics.

Complexity economics got its start in 1987 when a now-famous conference of scientists and economists convened by physicist Philip Anderson and economist Kenneth Arrow met to discuss the economy as an evolving complex system. That conference gave birth a year later to the Institute’s first research program – the Economy as an Evolving Complex System – and I was asked to lead this. That program in turn has gone on to lay down a new and different way to look at the economy.


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:43 AM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 2, 2015 11:34 PM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

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Where in the World?

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Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 8, 2015 10:03 AM

اختبار في الجغرافيا.. عبارة عن صور مأخوذة من الجو .. حاول التعرف على الدول والمدن

Brian Wilk's comment, January 31, 2015 9:34 PM
This is Australia I think.
Henk Trimp's comment, February 1, 2015 6:37 PM
It sure is!
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2014 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

2014 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Inside Higher Ed’s third annual survey of college and university faculty members and campus leaders in educational technology aims to understand how these groups perceive and practice online learning and other emerging opportunities for delivering course content.
Faculty Attitudes on Technology
Some of the questions addressed in the study are:



1) Can online courses achieve learning outcomes that are equivalent to in- person courses?
2) What are the most important quality indicators of an online education?
3) How does the quality of online courses compare with the quality of in- person courses?
4) To what extent have faculty members and technology administrators experienced online learning themselves, as students?
5) To what extent have faculty taught online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses? For those who have not taught online, why is that?
6) How supportive are institutions of online learning?
7) Which should cost the student more — online degree programs or those delivered face to face?
8) Who should be responsible for creating and marketing online degree programs?
9) Are institutions expanding online learning? Should they do so? To what extent do faculty feel that they are appropriately consulted in this decision- making process?
10) How do faculty use learning management systems (LMS) and early warning systems?


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Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects

Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Knowing that difference is critical to unleashing the instructional power of flipped learning and sustaining a movement that can improve teaching and learning. The differences are simple, yet stark:



Video producers design splashy content. Architects build instructional value.Video producers think about the power of images. Architects think about the power of ideas.Video producers teach subjects. Architects teach students.
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Nature makes research papers open-access to the public

Nature makes research papers open-access to the public | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Publishing company, Macmillan has announced that it’s making 48 of its journals free to access, including Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine and Nature Physics . Citing on-going library and individual subscriptions as their primary source of income,...
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11 of the Very Best Things About Libraries (Besides the Books) - Bustle

11 of the Very Best Things About Libraries (Besides the Books) Bustle A heartening new study came out recently confirming that young people use the library at least as often as older people, and that their utilization of the resources the library...
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Welcome to ''Information and Digital Literacy in Education via the digital path: Literacy in a digital education world and peripheral issues."

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Learning Analytics - A Literature Review.pdf


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Christoph Meier's curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:14 AM

Ein umfangreicher Bericht (ca. 60 Seiten) zu rechtlichen bzw. Datenschutz-Aspekten im Zusammenhang mit Learning Analytics