A must-read interview with John Hattie, Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. Meta-frames are a key driver of our values and beliefs, and Dr Hattie's book "Visible Learning..." presents eight ways of thinking fundamental to effecting deep learning.
"Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague."
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Rubbish bins tracking pedestrians as they walk along the street sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. But recently it emerged that recycling and rubbish bins installed along a central London street were monitoring pedestrians through millions of smartphones.
You’re probably already familiar with face recognition technology through security surveillance or Facebook photo tagging, but the next person you see wearing Google Glass may well be using it too – despite…...
If you want to be happier or more confident, research shows that the best way is to act the part, writes Richard Wiseman
Decades of research show that there is indeed a simple but highly effective way to transform how you think and feel. The technique turns common sense on its head but is grounded in science. Strangely, the story begins with a world-renowned Victorian thinker and an imaginary bear.
AR-enabled mobile apps work by taking an image that you've snapped of your surroundings using your phone’s camera and superimposing that data on the image of the actual landscape. In effect, the apps turn your mobile device into a channel that combines virtual imagery with your actual surroundings. This allows you to interact with an altered view of your surroundings.
Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age?
Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.
Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.
"Education is an odd beast, full of change, yet stubbornly resistant to change... But there are some common trends that we can take a look at (in an inescapably subjective fashion) as 2014 approaches. Many of the words you hear are the same, but their trending Direction might not be."
One of the more interesting pieces of new edtech research is a paper by Telmo Zarraonandia of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in which he describes a pilot experiment involving his latest creation: an “Augmented Lecture Feedback” (ALF) system...
using technology to think and learn outside the box
A one year review of the research literature on institutional technology adoption and related evaluation studies highlighted a distinct gap in identifying and understanding the crucial interdependencies that determine how well an institution’s organisational structure and its innate decision-making processes address the unique concerns, issues, and needs of faculties and schools.
"Comic book layouts are pretty popular. And they work well for elearning courses. For one, they look different. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning. On top of that a comic-like layout breaks the content into panels which allows you to control the pacing and flow of information as each panel progressively reveals more. It’s a great way to still have the simplicity of a linear course, but make it seem more engaging."
"The idea of teaching with video games is an exciting concept leading to a challenging practice. Right off the bat the topic is a bit polarizing, the whimsical connotation of 'games' juxtaposing harshly with the rigorous tones of classical academia. But past that, there is the larger issue of practical integration. Even if you’re soundly convinced about their merit and place in learning, how can you consistently integrate them in the classroom?"
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