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The myth of learning styles

The myth of learning styles | States Between - transitions in online learning | Scoop.it
Before becoming a writer, I spent a year-and-a-half training as a science teacher and then working at a secondary school in Croydon. During my short stint in education, the biggest buzzword was “di...
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More on the myth of learning styles (just sharing things I come across as this interests me very much, always has since I entered UK HE and found an unsettling consensus/orthodoxy in the academic development world).

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Georgia Tech’s New, Super-Cheap MOOC Master’s Degree Could Radically Change American Higher Education

Georgia Tech’s New, Super-Cheap MOOC Master’s Degree Could Radically Change American Higher Education | States Between - transitions in online learning | Scoop.it
Georgia Institute of Technology is about to take a step that could set off a broad disruption in higher education: It’s offering a new master’s degree in computer science, delivered through a series of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for...
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MartinBean - Challenges and Opportunities in Online Learning

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Worth curating this as still a good overview, though from the pre-MOOC landscape.

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Advice about the Use of Learning Styles A Major Myth in Education

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Enlightening research paper on learning styles by Myron H Dembo and Keith Howard.

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elearn Magazine: Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners?

I have been battling the notion of
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I found this useful reflection on learning styles, with some references to research challenging received wisdom.

 

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Making the most of MOOCs and Other Models

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I attended this one day conference in May.  It was an invigorating day, and at the height of interest in MOOCs, FutureLearn and the current debate about what online education means for UK universities today. Thsi is the conference report.

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Online Learning Task Force - HEFCE

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"Online learning – however blended with on- or off-campus interactions, whether delivered in the UK or overseas – provides real opportunity for UK institutions to develop responsive, engaging and interactive provision which, if offered at scale, can deliver quality and cost-effectiveness while meeting student demands for flexible learning."

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Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design

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I've been reading around the old question of Learning Design vs Instructional Design and found this recent document.  It argues for (gives a history of) an expansive definition of LD, such that it probably ceases to be a direct alternative or comparator to ID. (I'm interested in this because I work for a US company where instructional design has more currency as a term than in Europe).

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MOOC Around the World - Our Global List of Distance Learning Resources, Part 2 - moocnewsandreviews.com

MOOC Around the World - Our Global List of Distance Learning Resources, Part 2 - moocnewsandreviews.com | States Between - transitions in online learning | Scoop.it
Join us on the second leg of a journey to discover all the distance learning resources in the wider MOOC world beyond the major American providers.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, ghbrett
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