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Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38 (4), 246-259.

Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38 (4), 246-259. | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
"Since Windschitl first outlined a research agenda for the World Wide Web and classroom research, significant shifts have occurred in the nature of the Web and the conceptualization of classrooms.

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Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it

Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 11, 2013 5:47 PM

Can you use formative assessments to assess creativity? This post by Mark Gleeson provides a look at an in-depth working paper "Progression in Student Creativity in School: First Steps Towards New Forms of Formative Assessments." 

He states:
"Creativity is defined as one of the four 4Cs of  Learning and Innovation in 21st Century learning. This OECD Creativity working paper is an interesting start in working out how we can define, develop and assess this wide ranging ‘skill’ we call Creativity. On display in the image above is a protype assessment tool developed from much research as outlined in the working paper."

The image below shows that they have created "The Five Dispositions Model" of the creative mind: Inquisitive, Persistent, Imaginative, Collaborative and Disciplined. In addition there are 15 sub-dispositions that are tracked along three dimensions: Strength, Breadth, and Depth. The model has been tested and a link to the pdf is in the post (as is the paper through Scribt). 

As we move towards the Common Core and creativity becomes a component that we should be addressing this paper may provide additional insights into ways to use formative assessments in this area.

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Pew Research has just published a study that looks at how teens do research in the digital world. They survey was done "in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project." Below are a couple of the key findings (quoted).

* Virtually all (99%) AP and NWP teachers in this study agree with the notion that 'the internet enables students to access a wider range of resources than would otherwise be available,' and 65% agree that 'the internet makse today's students more self-sufficient.'

* Fewer teachers, but still a majority of this sample (60%), agree with the assertion that today's technologies make it harder for students to find credible sources of information.

This links to the overview. If you would like to see the full report (online or download as a pdf) click on this link: 

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Student-Research/Main-Report/Part-1.aspx.


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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:08 AM

what sites students use for research

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:38 PM

Nothing new here in the way our students research.  More reason to train our students to take ownership for evaluating what they retrieve on the net.

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Research Publication January 17, 201 Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education

Research Publication January 17, 201  Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

No Simple Solution for Improving Students’ Research and Critical Evaluation Skills

 

The ability to locate, evaluate and accurately utilize complex information, often referred to as information literacy, is a critical skill for success in school, work and life. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) recommends colleges and universities implement institutional information literacy strategies to help students develop these skills. While the study examined several different models for teaching information literacy, on their own none proved significantly advantageous, and the authors suggest multiple approaches may be required.


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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

"The term “project-based learning” gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they’re learning. Teachers might add projects meant to illustrate what students have learned, but may not realize what they’re doing is actually called 'project-oriented learning.' And it’s quite different from project-based learning..."


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 3, 2013 12:11 AM

This is a wonderful resource for how to communicate with your bosses, students and their parents what project based learning is all about

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

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A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.


Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:20 PM

So often when we understand a concept or the relationship of big ideas, we say "I see!" .  Infographics help us see, and be seeing help us think.  This collection of diagrams have impacted the world we live in.  Take a look, perhaps you'll see...

Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, December 30, 2012 2:59 AM

I see! - goes together with embodied cognition? It seems so... Infographics as a key?

bancoideas's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:28 AM

Ideas acerca de las ideas que tenemos sobte nosotros/as mismos/as y el mundo que co-construimos

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Enhancing the Acquistion of Research Skills in Online Doctoral Programs: The Ewing Model©

Enhancing the Acquistion of Research Skills in Online Doctoral Programs: The Ewing Model© | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching...

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Academic Research Tool and PDF Reference Manager: ReadCube

Academic Research Tool and PDF Reference Manager: ReadCube | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Readcube is a free download software (PC and Mac) which allows you to automatically update, organize, annotate, index and search-through your collection of PDF documents.

 

This is a great tool for anyone doing serious research in any field, whether inside or outside the official academic and scientific sectors. The key benefit of using this tool is its ability to auto-organize and enhance your existing PDF library and to help you find related documents, while appropriately linking all authors and reference notes within each paper.

 

Key features include:

 

- PDF import and auto-indexing

- Author, title and and source-journal auto-identification

 

- Search and view abstracts from Google Scholar and PubMed

 

- Get daily article recommendations based on your research interests + the contents of your library

 

- Create in-line comments and directly highlight key phrases

 

- Find automatically citations for any article in your library

 

- Login integration with your university or institution so you can download articles from its library without logging in separately

 

 

To get a better idea of ReadCube can do, please check the video on this page: http://www.readcube.com/enhancedpdf

 

Free to use.

 

Live Demo of ReadCube Web Reader: http://www.readcube.com/reader/10.1038/nature10414

 

Features: http://www.readcube.com/#features

 

Download: http://www.readcube.com/#download

 

More info: http://www.readcube.com/

 

 


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Using Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaborative Learning in Distance Education—Case Studies from an  Australian University

Using Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaborative Learning in Distance Education—Case Studies from an  Australian University | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
This paper explores the use of Web 2.0 technologies for collaborative learning in a higher education context.

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The true cost of water

The true cost of water | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

The market’s perverse water pricing creates opportunities for businesses that look beyond the market and consider the true cost of H20.

The environmental and social costs of global business water use add up to around $1.9 trillion per year, according to new research.

Some of these external water costs already are being internalized and hitting bottom lines: Just last year, the worst drought in the United States in 50 years sent commodity prices skyrocketing. Companies, especially those in the food, beverage and apparel sectors whose margins and supply chains are tightly linked to agricultural commodities, can use the true cost of water to get ahead of the trend of external costs increasingly being internalized through regulations, pricing or shortages...


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 18, 2013 4:06 PM

Understanding the true costs of resources, and accounting for these costs, is critical to realistically reaching the goal of Zero Footprint.

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Social Media 2013: User Demographics for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media 2013: User Demographics for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram [INFOGRAPHIC] | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Those good people at the Pew Research Centre recently updated their annual look at who is using social media, discovering that 16 percent of U.S. internet users are now active on Twitter.


But what about some of the other major social platforms? Aside from Twitter, who exactly is using Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr?

This infographic (courtesy of Adweek) takes Pew’s data and represents it all in a pleasing visual form; view key takeaways at the article link.


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Joshua OCock's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:02 AM

Very interesting - but I'm not sure things will stay this way for long..

eileenludwig's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:31 PM

Charts help you see the big picture of social media for your business

ccafaro1's comment, April 28, 2013 12:32 PM
objective profile at moment. Good.
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Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples | CRLT

Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples | CRLT | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

This page features innovative uses of online collaboration tools (OCTs) for teaching and course management. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to find the examples most relevant to you. Click on any title for a full description or use the Links to watch short videos of faculty describing their teaching strategies and see examples. For a summary of practical recommendations for effectively implementing OCTs in one's teaching, see CRLT's Occasional Paper No. 31: Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:52 AM

Here's a database of research articles and videos curated by the University of Michigan about learning and teaching. Lots of thought about Google Apps.  Solid resource! 

Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, February 1, 2013 7:20 PM
I'm following you. Follow me too. Thanks.
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Using “secondary/tertiary sources” (yeah Wikipedia!) to improve your research

Using “secondary/tertiary sources” (yeah Wikipedia!) to improve your research | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

"Wikipedia can often get a bum rap from many in the education community. Sometimes, it’s for good reason, as it can be a VERY overused information source by students AND adults alike...Today I want to reflect on its benefits as a starting reference or secondary (maybe tertiary) source to start of your research, based on how I used it to research my History resource."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 15, 2013 7:07 PM

Many students choose to use Wikipedia as a primary resource and many teachers tell students they should not use Wikipedia...but what if you require that they confirm all information from other primary resources? Gleeson notes "I believe starting with the much maligned site had several benefits that will transfer over to the students’ use." 

He discusses four issues that students often face when searching online:

* Where do I begin? (Based on my discussions with students most students tell me they use Google, but that does not mean that they look beyond the first page of results, or know how to do searches.)

* Key word search - Do your students know how to use key words? Wikipedia may help with this.

* Secondary source drives me to primary source - Allow the secondary source to provide some foundation, but confirm with primary sources.

* Effective time management for checking sources.

Additional information on each point may be found in the post.

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iNACOL K-12 Online Learning Research Database

iNACOL K-12 Online Learning Research Database | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

The iNACOL K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K-12 online and blended learning. We invite you to participate in the creation and evolution of this database. Search for reference entries or create an account in order to submit references for inclusion in the database.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:46 AM

This database is deep, and continues to grow.  An essential resource for k-12 research about online and blended learning. 

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Learning by Doing: How Lauren Moss has Learned to Leverage Curation to Amplify her Online PresenceScoop.it

Learning by Doing: How Lauren Moss has Learned to Leverage Curation to Amplify her Online PresenceScoop.it | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Ken's Key takeaway:

I will definitely be sharing this link with my students next semestesr.  Lauren Moss has been featured by Scoop.it for the past two weeks as a new curator to follow. She has a WONDERFUL list of quick tips on how to be a better curator.   I fully agree with her strategy.  I hope that many of you feel that I follow it most of the time.


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ParadigmGallery's comment, February 18, 2013 8:38 AM
Lauren is great teacher...I have learned so much following her...
Ken Morrison's comment, February 18, 2013 2:55 PM
Thanks for the reminder about this link! I'm looking at it again now. Good stuff!
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Education Week: Schools Open Doors to New E-Learning Rules

Education Week: Schools Open Doors to New E-Learning Rules | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
This special report examines e-learning around the globe and the virtual education partnerships emerging between schools in the U.S. and those outside its borders.

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Future Work Skills 2020

Future Work Skills 2020 | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Transdisciplinarity, Virtual collaboration, Sense-making, Social intelligence, Cross-cultural competency, Cognitive load management, Novel and adaptive thinking, Computational thinking, New media literacy


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