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Education as a basic human right

Education as a basic human right | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Daphne Koller, the co-founder of Coursera, a leading platform for Massive Open Online Courses, says free online education has the potential to promote world peace and solve global challenges.


Koller is a "pio­neer in the fields of machine learning and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, she is the Rajeev Mot­wani Pro­fessor in the Com­puter Sci­ence Depart­ment at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity. Her myriad awards and achieve­ments include the Inter­na­tional Joint Con­fer­ences on Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence Com­puter and Thought Award in 2001; a MacArthur Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ship in 2004; and the Asso­ci­a­tion for Com­puting Machinery-Infosys Foun­da­tion Award in 2008. She was inducted into the National Academy of Engi­neering in 2011.‬"


‪"The majority of Koller’s hour­long lec­ture at North­eastern focused on the ben­e­fits of free online learning, but she began by under­scoring the cost of higher edu­ca­tion, which increased more than 550 per­cent between 1985 and 2011. “Many,” said Koller, “find higher edu­ca­tion increas­ingly out of reach.”‬


- See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/04/kollercoursera/#sthash.oBQVZbYU.dpuf


See video of 1-hour lecture given by Koller in April 2013 at Northeastern University. Photo is of Koller with Northeastern President Joseph Aoun.

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ISTE 2013 Closing Keynote, Adam Bellow: You're Invited to Change the World

Author and educational technologist Adam Bellow delivers the closing keynote of ISTE 2013 with a high-energy presentation reveling in the joys of being a con...

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Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:35 AM

ISTE... was looking for this....

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Creating Innovators: a lecture by Tony Wagner

THINK Global School and Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning host a lecture event with Tony Wagner, a renowned educator focused on transforming e...


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Tony starts at 5:01.


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Felix Jacomino's comment, August 4, 2013 1:59 PM
I can't wait to read his book by the same name!
Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, August 5, 2013 2:55 PM

In the culture of innovators, the focus is problem specific not subject specific.  Fail early and fail often.

Marcia Monsálvez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:46 PM

Good speech about 21 educational scenario

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Design Lessons From iOS 7 ~ Harvard Business Review

Design Lessons From iOS 7 ~ Harvard Business Review | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Sean Madden


"With over 200 million devices upgraded to Apple’s iOS 7 in just five days, it is clear that Apple has another success on its hands. Revamped in just eight months (an unheard of timeframe for an OS redesign), iOS 7 represents the first major software release under Sir Jony Ive’s leadership of Apple’s software group. Throughout the new OS, his influence is easily identifiable, in both good ways and bad.


"iOS 7 represents a final and emphatic break from skeuomorphism – design that takes its cues from physical objects — something that has been a raging debate in design circles for years. (You can read about it hereherehere, and here.) But within this break from skeuomorphism lies a great commitment to realism. This iteration of iOS is easily the most intricately tied to the iPhone hardware. Its connections to the sensors of the device allow it to behave according to the laws of physics, making it feel of this world, as opposed to drawing on simple visual metaphors.


"This, more than anything, represents both the true breakthrough of iOS 7 and is the primary evidence of Sir Ives’ touch. For years, Ive has obsessed as much about the internal construction of Apple hardware as he has over the external design (jump to minute 3:25 of this video to hear him gush about a thermal system). This unrelenting focus on the marriage of a device’s internal workings with its external experience is what gives Apple products their specific appeal and quality. Ive has done the same thing with iOS, obsessing over the internals of the phone and building an operating system that takes the maximum possible advantage of them. The result is an OS that feels alive, responsive, and modern."

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Nichole Pinkard on Teaching Today’s Digital Literacy | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Nichole Pinkard on Teaching Today’s Digital Literacy | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Heather Chaplin


Nichole Pinkard is the founder of the Digital Youth Network, a digital literacy program that works with middle school students both in and out of the classroom. She is also a visiting associate professor at DePaul University in the College of Computing and Digital Media.


"The goal isn’t for everyone to become a movie maker or a musician—it’s for kids to understand that digital literacy is the same as other kinds of literacy no matter what career choices they make."


- See more at: http://spotlight.macfound.org/featured-stories/entry/nichole-pinkard-teaching-todays-digital-literacy/#sthash.WzWOM3E5.dpuf

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Lessons from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Lessons from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
“Character is at least as important as intellect.”
Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent, from the case of young Mozart’s upbringing to E.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:03 AM

success is due to both ability as well as hard work.

 

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90-Day Cycle Handbook ~ Carnegie Fdtn. for the Advancement of Teaching

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"As the Carnegie Foundation explores new tools and processes for Research & Development leading to real improvement in education, the 90-Day Cycle has emerged as an invaluable method for rapidly developing innovative approaches to support practice improvement. The timeframe of 90 days—dramatically shorter than most traditional scholarly research pursuits—allows this method to be agile in responding to a variety of pressing needs that emerge on the front lines of improvement work in our schools and colleges. Generally, 90-Day Cycles are a disciplined and structured form of inquiry designed to produce and test knowledge syntheses or prototyped processes or products in support of improvement work.


"The 90-Day Cycle Handbook, now available for download on The Carnegie Foundation website, serves as a comprehensive guide to the purpose and methods of this disciplined and structured form of inquiry. This handbook is an introductory document that delineates the purpose and process for this method. It is sprinkled with helpful tips and illustrative examples from previous successful cycles.


"90-Day Cycles are intended to support improvement efforts by contributing to the re-conceptualization of problems and the conditions that create them; prototyping possible processes, tools, or specific practices to address these problems; and testing them to gauge their potential efficacy. They serve as a device to advance ongoing improvement work and to build the organization’s capacity and knowledge going forward." 

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What Happens When Students Drive Their Own Learning ~ EdSurge News

What Happens When Students Drive Their Own Learning ~ EdSurge News | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Alex Hernandez


"Shane believes that if he lets individual students drive their learning, showing mastery each step of the way, they will become more successful, engaged and independent learners. In summer of 2013, he took his existing curriculum and broke it up into modules: 33 standards and 15 labs. He is now recording videos for each module as an additional student resource. “It’s a huge amount of upfront planning,” he says, “but I don’t need to change my assignments. I just need to give students more control.”

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AugusII's comment, September 27, 2013 10:15 AM
In some way is the same as depriving a blind man of his rod or guide dog -
AugusII's comment, September 27, 2013 10:17 AM
Students can become guided by the less knowledged men in society like journaists and politicians.
Padma GB's curator insight, October 1, 2013 7:49 AM

Toute la motivation est là pour apprendre!

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In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark

Social learning and internet pioneer Howard Rheingold interviews author Kio Stark about informal learning and her book, Don't Go Back to School.

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American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids ~ New Republic

American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids ~ New Republic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Elizabeth Weil


Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they're allowed to act their age.

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How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools

How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
  via eSchool News Before the internet existed, humans had a very different concept of what “knowledge” was, says researcher David Weinberger. This concept was defined by the physical properti...

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The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts

The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The 2013 Update to our Annual Look at the Technologies, Tools, and Techniques That Today's Educators Should be Aware of. Each year I refresh this list, sharing

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Integrating the Arts: Lesson Plans and Resources

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Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula.


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Four decades of failed school reform ~ Washington Post

Four decades of failed school reform ~ Washington Post | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Patrick Welsh


"Patrick Welsh retired in June after 43 years teaching English at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA "


[a fictionalized portrayal of TC Williams HS was the setting of the 2000 Disney film "Remember the Titans.].


"But the tug of war over standardized tests is just the latest round of a struggle I’ve watched many times before. In the four decades between when I started teaching English at T.C. in 1970 and my retirement this year, I saw countless reforms come and go; some even returned years later disguised in new education lingo. Some that were touted as “best practices” couldn’t work, given Alexandria’s demographics. Others were nothing but common-sense bromides hyped as revolutionary epiphanies. All of them failed to do what I believe to be key to teaching: to make students care about what they’re studying and understand how it’s relevant to their lives."

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3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology

3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I relish the days of summer because I am given the opportunity to learn, rethink, design, and fine tune my teaching with the hope of being able to inspire students and teachers in the...

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:42 AM

This is a technology-based CT learning


meera vaidyanathan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 12:16 PM

How can we incorporate the tools mentioned here into tenmarks? That is, create a toolkit, allow teachers to create their own content or curate/organize the the content to their liking, and add a exploratory aspect for student users....

Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:09 PM

Straight Forward, Simple Steps to Implement Technology - Under Tab EdTech

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Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career ~ Harvard Business Review

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career ~ Harvard Business Review | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

interview of Nate Silver by Walter Frick


"Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data science is the hottest field to be in right now, and Silver is its poster child.


"But for most people, the gulf between recognizing the importance of data and actually beginning to analyze it is massive. How do those without extensive training in statistics equip themselves with the skills necessary to thrive (or even just survive) in our age of “big data”?


"Last month I had the chance to put that question to Silver, and his answers may surprise you. Far from counseling that everyone must major in statistics, in the edited conversation below he advises students and executives alike to roll up their sleeves — no matter their statistical literacy — and get their hands dirty with data."

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:47 AM

Data driven decision making is good for everyone, and becoming more of an accessible option for everyone.  ~  D

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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"In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform "Storify" to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes. "


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:21 PM

Sorpresa!, me topo que no puedo acceder a esta liga, porque me mandan un mensaje que está desconectado el sitio debido al pagón del gobierno de EU.

 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, October 5, 2013 10:16 PM

This modern media skills is a must.

Phil Turner's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:47 PM

mmm... obviously important topic, but no chance to review this yet as the weird machinations of the US government mean ERIC is currently unavailable while the world's biggest debtor convinces itself to advance itself some more credit.

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Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Kelsey Herron


"Maker spaces —workshop areas that encourage tinkering and creating—and other interactive community spaces have been popping up in unexpected places.


"One of the newest homes for these collaborative environments has been in public libraries. Many of these spaces expose young learners to STEM skills, and help kids make the connection between what they learn in classrooms and real-world applications.


"The Idea Box, a 9’ by 13’ glass-enclosed space in the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library, inspires visitors to participate in its rotating installations. According to the library website, changing the Idea Box provides a fresh way to keep visitors engaged.
 

- See more at: http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/Maker-Spaces-in-Libraries/#When:19:31:00Z

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Story-driven Data Analysis

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"To make sense of your data, you need stories. Great analysts tell great stories based on the results of their analyses.  Stories, after all, make results user-friendly, more conducive to decision-making, and more persuasive.

But that is not the only reason to use stories.  Time and time again in our experience, stories have been more than an afterthought; they have actually enabled a more rigorous analysis of data in the first place.  Stories allow the analysts to construct a set of hypotheses and provide a map for investigating the data."


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Joseph McCaleb's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:29 AM

"In a world that’s flooded with data it becomes harder to use the data; there’s too much of it to make sense of unless you come to the data with an insight or hypothesis to test. Building stories provides a good framework in which to do that.:

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The Discoverability Problem: How To Get Out of the Filter Bubble Recommendation Systems?

The Discoverability Problem: How To Get Out of the Filter Bubble Recommendation Systems? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Brett Sandusky attacks the "discovery" topic with simple, straight logic, analyzing what all the new startups and the new tech fanatics seem to systematically look over.

 

How can you help me discover new stuff, if you are intentionally limiting your exploratory gathering to algorithms and to, however varied, network of contacts?

 

She writes: "The discoverability problem in books is a challenge. It’s about connecting users to new and interesting titles, that they wouldn’t normally have seen. This last part bears repeating: …that they wouldn’t normally have seen.

 

Ultimately, the problem with all these discoverability sites is this: their algorithms (if they are even using an algorithm) are based on aggregate data in a one size fits all model.


The more people who read something, the more often it shows up in your recommendations. But, that’s not discoverability. That’s the NYT bestseller list. That’s Nielsen Bookscan telling you the top sales of the week.


Just because most of my friends are reading bestsellers (because, duh, whose aren’t? In fact, that seems to just reinforce the concept of the term “bestseller”) does that mean I should only be shown these titles?

 

Obviously, the answer is no. But, how do we get there?"

 

The answer is that we need a) more expert and qualified human intervention to unearth and pick new stuff, and b) behavioral data coupled with data collected on customer preference to allows us to connect those selected materials to the users in the system.

 

 

Rightful. Timely. 8/10

 

Find out: http://www.brettsandusky.com/2012/10/05/discover-me/

 

(Image credit: Josephine Wall - Discovery)

 

 


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Robin Good's comment, October 14, 2012 3:56 AM
Too bad that it is only in Russian, as I can't make much sense of whether there is real value in there or not. Or is it there a western language edition?
RPattinson-Daily's comment, October 14, 2012 8:20 AM
Robin Good, thank You for attention to my comment. Unfortunately, due to crisis of 2008 plans of creation its western language edition were terminated. However, concept, technologies, business model of such recommendation service for creative goods (books, movies, music) were described in book “The Economics of Symbolic Exchange” by Alexander Dolgin (2006) (http://www.amazon.com/Economics-Symbolic-Exchange-Alexander-Dolgin/dp/354079882X). I was content curator, market researcher and editor of this book.
It can be read by parts/chapters depending on interest (see its Contents in Amazon). For example, chapter 1.3 about consumer navigation in creative industry such as online music market, ch.2.7 – survey of recommender systems. The music industry was first where recommendation systems based on collaborative filtering were implemented (for example Last.Fm, and many others). How well they are working you may check out for music – Last.Fm (www.last.fm), for movies – Netflix (www.netflix.com).
Robin Good's comment, October 14, 2012 9:12 AM
Thank you for clarifying this and having provided these useful references.
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Sylvia's Simple Arduino Projects | Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show!

Sylvia's Simple Arduino Projects | Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show! | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Super Awesome Sylvia builds two different super simple Arduino Projects: The "Randomly Influenced Finger Flute", or R.I.F.F., and an Adjustable Strobe! For these easy projects, all you need are a computer, an Arduino, and one or two other common parts. Super simple at it's best


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Super Awesome Sylvia

Virtual learning pioneer Howard Rheingold interviews young "maker" Super Awesome Sylvia, whom he calls this generation's "Mr. Wizard."
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Alan Watts - Out of Your Mind

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“Out of Your Mind” by Alan Watts (1915-1973) brings you six complete seminars that capture the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action.

Part 1 – The Nature Of Consciousness
Part 2 – The Web Of Life
Part 3 – The Inevitable Ecstacy
Part 4 – The World Just So
Part 5 – The World As Self
Part 6 – The World As Emptiness

On these superb, digitally restored recordings, you will delve into Alan Watts’ favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including:

- The art of the controlled accident – what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity
- How we come to believe the myth of myself that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us, and how to transcend that illusion
- Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose
- Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Western philosophy, plus much, much more


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Are Tech Giants Shaping the Future of Education? | Innovatrs

Are Tech Giants Shaping the Future of Education? | Innovatrs | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The technology industry has gone beyond reinventing products and services, as it moves towards innovating how we learn.


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This short film combining robotics and projection will blow your mind

This short film combining robotics and projection will blow your mind | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
"Box", a new short film from Bot & Dolly, uses robotics and projection-mapping to create an incredible visual experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6JcybgDFo

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Michel Nougué's curator insight, October 16, 2013 4:30 AM

Just wonderfull ! When tech is matching with creativity... To share.