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Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool

Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although this article focuses on education, mindmapping can be a great planning and coordination tool for any kind of group project, whether collaborators are physically copresent or geographically separated. -- Howard

 

"Online collaboration has become very popular in both education and business. We now have the ability to easily and freely share all file types using different cloud based platforms. People working collectively on a project or assignment no longer need to be in the same room or even in the same country for that matter.

Collaborative platforms have enabled educators to create online learning environments where students can benefit from sharing ideas and communicating with each other, their mentors and external organizations."


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A possible approach to mapping a research conference.

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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As you read this, students all over the country are sitting for state standardized exams. Schools spend up to 40% of the year on test prep, so that, shall we say, no child is left behind.

 

Schools used to be gatekeepers of knowledge, and memorization was key to success. Thus, we measured students’ abilities to regurgitate facts and formulas. Not anymore.

 

As Seth Godin writes, “If there’s information that can be recorded, widespread digital access now means that just about anyone can look it up.

 

We don’t need a human being standing next to us to lecture us on how to find the square root of a number.”

 

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How Geniuses Think | The Creativity Post

How Geniuses Think | The Creativity Post | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.

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Why The 'Creative Class' Is Taking Over The World

Why The 'Creative Class' Is Taking Over The World | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In 2003, Richard Florida predicted that right-brained people would rule the world in his book "The Rise Of The Creative Class."

 

There is an economic need for the "creative class," which is why it's thriving right now, writes Florida. He says one in three Americans, or 40 million workers, belong to it.


Here's how he defines the creative class:


"I define the Creative Class to include people in science and engineering, architecture and design, education, arts, music and entertainment whose economic function is to create new ideas, new technology, and new creative content. "


It's necessary because creativity is what powers many of the new industries of our day: from social media and computer graphics to medical research and urban planning, Florida says. The current business environment means that creativity is the "most prized commodity."

 


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Creativity and diversity. To add value and meaning

Creativity and diversity. To add value and meaning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Maybe “design” can help in understanding the importance of cultural diversity and interdisciplinarity.

 

Why?

Because, “to design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade and even perhaps to amuse.”-Paul Rand

 

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Creative Thinkering

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Thomas Edison's creative thinking lessons. By Michael Michalko...

 

1. CHALLENGE ALL ASSUMPTIONS.

2. QUANTITY.

3. NOTHING IS WASTED.

4. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR IDEAS AND PRODUCTS AND THE IDEAS AND PRODUCTS OF OTHERS.

5. TURN DEFICIENCIES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

6. RECORD YOUR IDEAS AND THOUGHTS.

 

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