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Digital sociology and the coming crisis of qualitative research

Digital sociology and the coming crisis of qualitative research | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“This is a deliberately provocative title. But an interesting post by patter reminded me of a theme that has been on my mind for a couple of years. Pat’s post concerns the implications of the increa...”
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Social media, the web and a digital world. Raises the issues associated with trying to maintain anonymity in the world of research. A provocative title with a valuable message.
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Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning ...

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Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learningThe human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by...
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Fascinating research into the capacity of the brain to develop high level capacity! Have a read...amazing stuff.
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Playing with Questions

Playing with Questions | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
Preparing one of the plenary sessions for the recent Teaching Professor Conference provided me the opportunity to do some more work on questions, which if you’re a regular reader of this blog you will recognize as an ongoing interest of mine for...
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The importance of questions and their worth in effective and purposeful teaching can never be underestimated.
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Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance

Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“Recent advances in mobile devices, wearable technology and augmented reality (AR) offer some exciting opportunities for your students. This article discusses how using these technologies will support their learning and performance needs.”
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It's fascinating how these devices can provide such an incredible insight into how we learn. Incredible to think about a deep awareness of ones own use of metacognition. Some great links here via YouTube.
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Shifting Our Focus To Local Assessment

Shifting Our Focus To Local Assessment | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
When Common Core Testing Dies, Let's Focus On Local Assessment
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I think we are at a time and place where we need to re evaluate why we use testing? Does a mark equate to understanding, and does it inform the growth of understanding and knowledge. Wiggins' idea is one worthy of consideration..have areas and see what you think.
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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“ That computer mouse that fits so nicely in your hand, the way your iPhone reacts to your creative way of spelling, the "so simple why didn't I think of that?" processes you encounter every day -- the”
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Great to see the focus on design thinking, where we are responsible for challenging the status quo and asking questions. A model to consider in emerging educational practice.
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Rethinking Peer Review in the Age of Digital Humanities - Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

Rethinking Peer Review in the Age of Digital Humanities - Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
Risam argues that digital scholarship provides three challenges to peer review because of its collaborative, unfinished, and public nature.
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A really interesting paper on the way that digital scholarship is changing the traditional peer review process. One wonders how this may impact continued publication of printed versions, given the collaborative and very fluid nature of the digital process. Interested in the opinions of other scholars, researchers and writers.
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6 Myths of Digital Technology - Mark Anderson's Blog

6 Myths of Digital Technology - Mark Anderson's Blog | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
education, learning & technology
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6 key assumptions about the use of technology in learning are demystified and unpacked. Well worth the read and a great point of reference for further discussion amongst educators.
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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it

Via reuvenwerber, Dennis T OConnor, gwynethjones
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Great guide for all using social networks and the web to inform their understanding. Really clearly outlined.
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Project-Based Learning Process

Project-Based Learning Process | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“ PBL approach but am very intrigued by its potential. Those looking to learn more about Project Based Learning or perhaps even incorporate it into their teaching”
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Includes all the important factors for our students of the future. Great visual representation.
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Makhtar, I am glad that you found this article to be useful.
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Ten Tips for Writing Common Formative Assessments | CTQ

Ten Tips for Writing Common Formative Assessments | CTQ | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“ Ten Tips for Writing Common Formative Assessments #assessment http://t.co/Zxfl9p7puz”;
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Interesting insight into the types of tasks that are needed for formative assessment.
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Daniel Goleman: The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader

Daniel Goleman: The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“ I recently had the pleasure of catching up again with Daniel Goleman, who is an internationally known psychologist that lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on [...]”
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Always great to read about Goleman's insight into the emotional intelligence of humans, particularly leaders.
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Teaching 21st Century Skills to Ready Students for the World of Work

Teaching 21st Century Skills to Ready Students for the World of Work | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“What are the jobs of the future? How can I steer my daughter to a career which offers the best potential for secure employment? If I am honest with her, no one really knows.”
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I'm all for teaching kids new ways to think. It's such an important skill for the future. Interesting read...
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Research priorities in mobile learning: An international Delphi study / Les priorités de recherche en matière d'apprentissage mobile: Une étude de Delphes internationale | Hsu | Canadian Journal of...

Research priorities in mobile learning: An international Delphi study / Les priorités de recherche en matière d'apprentissage mobile: Une étude de Delphes internationale | Hsu | Canadian Journal of... | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
Research priorities in mobile learning: An international Delphi study / Les priorités de recherche en matière d'apprentissage mobile: Une étude de Delphes internationale
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A really interesting study into mobile devices over several years. Provides valuable points of reference to consider.
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Music of the hemispheres: Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning, formation of new circuits -- Sott.net

Music of the hemispheres: Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning, formation of new circuits -- Sott.net | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
MIT study finds neurons that hum together encode new information. The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain...
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Fascinating study into the humming of the two sides of the brain as a means of cognitive coding of complex categories. Amazing study.
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Playing with Questions

Playing with Questions | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
Preparing one of the plenary sessions for the recent Teaching Professor Conference provided me the opportunity to do some more work on questions, which if you’re a regular reader of this blog you will recognize as an ongoing interest of mine for...
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The importance of questions and their worth in effective and purposeful teaching can never be underestimated.
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Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance — HBS Working Knowledge

Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance — HBS Working Knowledge | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
New research by Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and colleagues shows that taking time to reflect on our work improves job performance in the long run.
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Reflection and being prepared to think about our work is key in raising one's self efficacy and engagement. Reflecting is linked directly to the level of motivation an individual displays. An interesting study well worth the read.
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The 7Cs of The 21st Century Lifelong Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7Cs of The 21st Century Lifelong Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
With this new knowledge Age emerges the need for a redefinition of the essential learning skills , 'the mastering of which will help ensure students' success in the future job market '. In a great journal article entitled "Toward Learning Societies and The Global Challenges for Learning with ICT " Bernie Trilling featured the 7Cs that underly the 21st century lifelong learning skills. These7Cs are derived from a number of contemporary efforts to define the essential skills needed for a society’s future workforce.
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Critical thinking, Creativity and Collaboration are key as we continue to educate students of the future! Communication is also a necessity.
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Great Research Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Research Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
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Loving the cross section of online tools, apps and great ideas for researchers across all disciplines and levels. Worth the read.
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What feedback is and isn't

What feedback is and isn't | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t. Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the fo...
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Valuable reminder of the importance to link feedback to the goals of the task being undertaken. Useful article to help clarify this process.
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Educator as Model Learner

Educator as Model Learner | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
The educator's role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. The educator's role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but somewhere ...
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In a world where knowledge and content is open access 24/7, it's so important to focus upon, and ensure that students have the understanding and skill to learn effectively. Some very important points of reference here, particularly the importance of teaching metacognition.
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20 Must-have iPad Apps for Student Researchers and Academics

20 Must-have iPad Apps for Student Researchers and Academics | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , simondcollins
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Really useful set of apps for research! Great cross section of excellent tools to make your study easier and get yourself organised.
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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective

Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much. But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative. The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.
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Oh, how important feedback is in the learning process. Also love Daniel Coyle's work in the Talent Code. Interesting insight into the type of language and phrases we should use with students.
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The terror of tweeting: social medium or academic message?

The terror of tweeting: social medium or academic message? | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
“ The mismatch between some academics and social media is not so much fear of technology, but concerns over losing control, says Claire Warwick, but spare them the beginner's guide”
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About time the Academics came on board!
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McClelland's Human Motivation Theory: Discovering What Drives Your Team

McClelland's Human Motivation Theory: Discovering What Drives Your Team | Exploring research and inquiry for effective learning | Scoop.it
This theory can help you to understand people's main motivational drivers, so that you can manage your team more effectively.
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Always interesting to look at a view on motivation theory and how it influences leadership. Enjoyed the focus of this paper.

 

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