“Instructional technologist” is an inadequate description for what Alan Levine has done at Maricopa Community Colleges, the New Media Consortium and the University of Mary Washington, often from his connected cabin in the Arizona highlands.
"Members of Desimone’s lab are now studying how the brain shifts its focus between different types of sensory input, such as vision and hearing. They are also investigating whether it might be possible to train people to better focus their attention by controlling the brain interactions involved in this process.
“You have to identify the basic neural mechanisms and do basic research studies, which sometimes generate ideas for things that could be of practical benefit,” Desimone says. “It’s too early to say whether this training is even going to work at all, but it’s something that we’re actively pursuing.”
Los resultados del Informe Pisa sobre España han sido desoladores. Nuestro sistema educativo se presenta como uno de los más obsoletos y poco adaptados a las necesidades reales de la sociedad del futuro.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Los profesores advierten de que la reforma educativa promueve la memorización de los contenidos y no el desarrollo del pensamiento crítico y creativo, como reclamó el ministerio a raíz del fracaso en PISA.