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The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review via @manoushz

The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review via   @manoushz | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?

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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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Who Will Guard the Guardians? Accountability in the New Age of Higher Ed Accreditation - Eduventures

Who Will Guard the Guardians? Accountability in the New Age of Higher Ed Accreditation - Eduventures | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
The Department of Education’s NACIQI is piloting a set of dashboards designed to make sense of higher education accreditation. Released in June, NACIQI’s
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Questions about the Creative Mind

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“ What does creativity mean? If you were to ask 10 people to define creativity, you are likely to get 10 unique and different perspectives. There are a number of creativity theorists who have made a career trying to define and study creativity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at the Quality of Life Research Center, suggested that exceptionally creative people are described as individuals who work hard for long periods of time with a clearly set intention in a domain in which they have a deep interest. Keith Sawyer, author of Group Genius, agrees that creativity consists of a lot of hard work but added that creativity is enhanced by consistently engaging in practices that develop good ideas. Eva Hoff, Lund University, positions creativity as the combination of two or more elements of reality in a new way with the intention to do something original. Thomas R. Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, relates creativity to the thought process; however, Mark Runco, Professor at UGA, links creativity to bringing something new into existence, such as an invention, design, or work of art. Some theorists characterize creativity as a state of mature emotional intelligence, mental flexibility, and field independence (not relying on information provided by others). When defining creativity, should it be characterized as personal creativity in order to consider individual differences? Does a child’s style preference (selfish vs. altruistic), attitude, level of curiosity, imagination, emotional maturity, stress tolerance, and self-efficacy impact creativity? Do birth order, extracurricular activities, cultural background, peer pressure, socioeconomic status, parental style (rigid vs. relaxed), and school culture influence creativity? How do all these individual differences work together in group creativity? Christophe Mouchiroud and Frank Zenasni, René Descartes University, have studied the individual differences in the development of social creativity, and determined that novel thinking can lead to behaviors which have a benefit to efficiently solving problems occurring in groups. What role does imagination play in creativity? Are child paracosms (pretend play and imaginary worlds) a precursor to adult creativity? Eva Hoff stated that pretend play is a “necessary” part of the creative process in both adults and children. Marjorie Taylor, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, studied the perspectives of a variety of theorists and found conceptual agreement that “imagination is a multifaceted capacity that emerges early in life, develops substantially during the preschool years, and continues to be fundamental to human thought throughout life.” Jerome and Dorothy Singer, Yale University, highlighted that “our human capacity for mental imagery representations, reenactments, and anticipatory constructions, which are all elaborations of our direct sensory experiences, may well be a defining characteristic of our species.” Another benefit of imagination is future thinking: the ability to contemplate the future, including theory of mind and inhibitory control. As you can see from above, imagination and creativity are necessary for child development and success. I believe that imagination is the foundation for a creative mind. Programs, like Destination Imagination, enhance creative behavior and enable students to be flexible and adaptive in their thinking. Destination Imagination is unique in that it strives to teach the creative process from imagination to innovation. What do you think when you “imagine” a creative mind?”
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Faith Kirsten Ferrer De Vera's curator insight, March 22, 6:54 AM

What does creativity mean to you?

Do you believe that creative people are people who work hard for a long time? If not, why?

What do you think about imagination?

Is imaging a creative mind true?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 23, 12:19 PM
There are more questions than answers about creativity. That should be considered in teaching.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 27, 3:07 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Higher ed leaders say industry is in trouble

Higher ed leaders say industry is in trouble | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams | Software | LinuxInsider

Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams | Software | LinuxInsider | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Online education company Udacity on Tuesday introduced a new "nanodegree" program in self-driving auto engineering. President Sebastian Thrun made the announcement. The goal is to build a crowdsourced, open source self-driving car, he said. Students will learn the skills and techniques used by self-driving car teams at the most innovative companies in the world, Udacity has promised.
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Wiki Loves Monuments: Στα δυο τρίτα του δρόμου

Wiki Loves Monuments: Στα δυο τρίτα του δρόμου | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Wikimedia Community User Group Greece is an independent group of Wikimedians who support the projects with outreach activities.
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Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016 | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool  – so it’s not too late to vote! You can find out how to do so HERE – essentially it involves sh…
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Teachers Engaging in Research

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“Teachers Engaging in Research Edited by Kenan Dikilita ş , Mark Wyatt, Judith Hanks and Deborah Bullock, published by IATEFL in June 2016 Click on the front cover image to the left to freel”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 18, 2:39 AM

A really useful free ebook.

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Outcome-Based Education: How Automated Mind Mapping builds student success

Outcome-Based Education: How Automated Mind Mapping builds student success | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
“Outcome-based education is a path-breaking trend in higher education that is focused on students’ demonstration of learning at the end of the course. It transforms the learning experience by convergence of various educational inputs and processes including teaching, learning, skills, competencies, course content, and instruction that is made available to students. The quality of education in institutions is rigorously tested to determine whether it is robust and effective. Programs are evaluated to ensure they deliver appropriate outcomes.The keys to having an outcome-based learning system are:”
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Long-term research: Slow science

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The world's longest-running experiments remind us that science is a marathon, not a sprint.
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Europe proposes copyright reform to help scientists mine research papers

Europe proposes copyright reform to help scientists mine research papers | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Long-awaited plan would exempt computer-aided harvesting from EU copyright law.
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Thirteen universities adopt MicroMasters and launch 18 new programs via edX

Thirteen universities adopt MicroMasters and launch 18 new programs via edX | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
EdX is offering 18 new online courses to count toward MicroMasters. And MITx MicroMasters in supply chain management has also announced new paths to credit at Curtin University and University of Queensland.
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The Best of Flipped Learning Coming to a Classroom Near You

The Best of Flipped Learning Coming to a Classroom Near You | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
“ My team at Flipped Learning Global and I are excited to launch the Flipped Learning International Ambassador Program. I am proud of the ambassadors as they have distinguished themselves as exemplar…”
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Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation – Innovation Excellence

Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation – Innovation Excellence | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
The Innovation Excellence community is home to innovation articles, webinars, videos, training and education - powering successful growth in the innovation management profession.
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Navigating the IoE roadmap of challenges: Insights and opinions for digital businesses

Navigating the IoE roadmap of challenges: Insights and opinions for digital businesses | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
If you are a business or technology leader trying to understand the implications and opportunities presented by the emerging world of the Internet of Everything (IoE), you are not alone. This white…
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Open Educational Resources Adopted Slowly, Report Shows

Open Educational Resources Adopted Slowly, Report Shows | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
The use of open educational resources continue to grow in higher education, albeit at a very slow pace as professors build confidence in the medium.
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MDPI Open Access Journals Platform

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MDPI is a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals since its establishment in 1996.
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Videoconferencing platforms for teaching online – a short video guide

Videoconferencing platforms for teaching online – a short video guide | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Teaching live online classes is becoming an increasingly attractive option for teachers who would like to work for themselves, from home and in their own time. However, it’s easier said than …
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6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz] | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
“A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.”
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 18, 1:33 AM

An interesting article that will lead to reconsidering your own presentation style.

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Copyright and Fair Use Guide for the Harvard Community


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 15, 11:36 AM

Those wrestling with copyright and fair use of web based materials should read the section titled: What happens to copyright in cyberspace?  ~ Excellent guidance!

 

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Helping Students Leverage the Connective Power of Research – John Spencer

Helping Students Leverage the Connective Power of Research – John Spencer | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
This is why information literacy is so critical for the future of learning. If we want to see students become critical thinkers and lifelong learners, they need to be able to navigate information. But it goes beyond simply figuring out the accuracy of what they are accessing. It also involves tapping into the connective nature of their devices. In other words, I want to see students learn how to be researchers. I want to see them learn to ask great questions and find the answers through data, through reading, through videos, through podcasts, and through finding experts that they can talk to.

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Why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right

Why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Active problem-solving confers a deeper understanding of science than does a standard lecture. But some university lecturers are reluctant to change tack.
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How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Animated GIFs are fun, but you need to be careful when posting them on your social channels so you’re not surprised when they don’t auto play.
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