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Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education | EdSurge News

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education | EdSurge News | aect | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. Kids, he argued, need time to dance, draw, create and find what they’re good at.

But he hasn’t given up on schools or education—far from it, in fact. For his follow-up act, Robinson is releasing a new book for parents on how to raise capable children who thrive in school. Make no mistake, though, he’s still shaking up the system (and redefining what that actually means).

In a wide-ranging interview, Robinson recently spoke with us about collaboration versus competition, the all-important parent-teacher relationship and what every parent and educator can do to improve education.

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Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters -

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters - | aect | Scoop.it
Re-post of our 2016 article from EDUCAUSE Review framing personalized learning as family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 25, 6:16 PM
Re-post of our 2016 article from EDUCAUSE Review framing personalized learning as family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row.
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4 ways universities are driving innovation

4 ways universities are driving innovation | aect | Scoop.it
As educators, we have a singular responsibility to prepare all students for a rapidly changing job market, and to educate them to be architects of the world in which we live. In today’s economy, when the future of work is changing faster than our old models of education can accommodate, this is no easy task.

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"A medida que adoptamos esta economía impulsada por la tecnología, las universidades también deben cambiar a un ritmo desconocido para la educación superior. Si bien conservamos nuestra misión central de educar a la próxima generación y cultivar nuevas formas de conocimiento, las universidades también deben abrazar el rol en constante expansión de impulsar la innovación y catalizar el desarrollo económico. Nuestras instituciones deben enfrentar los desafíos de la revolución digital y jugar un papel cada vez más importante en nuestros ecosistemas y economías de innovación en cuatro formas clave: 1. Fomentando el emprendimiento, 2. Fomentando la colaboración con el sector privado, 3. Promoviendo la diversidad y la inclusión, 4. Explorando el vínculo de la tecnología y la sociedad."(World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 2018)

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4 ways universities are driving innovation
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 1, 6:40 PM
As educators, we have a singular responsibility to prepare all students for a rapidly changing job market, and to educate them to be architects of the world in which we live. In today’s economy, when the future of work is changing faster than our old models of education can accommodate, this is no easy task.
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Updating Education for the Evolving Job Market: Learning at the Pace of Life and Work

Updating Education for the Evolving Job Market: Learning at the Pace of Life and Work | aect | Scoop.it
A technology-stimulated, connected, and accelerated marketplace is generating different roles and additional skills requirements for us as workers. Th
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New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers - The Hechinger Report

New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers - The Hechinger Report | aect | Scoop.it
Policymakers have been pushing certificates as a way of getting closer to a long-sought goal of boosting the proportion of the population that has earned some kind of educational credential after high school. Colleges see them as an increasingly important source of income.
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Unfortunately certificates and micro-credentials have not delivered on promised value in terms of evidence of skills, and higher paying jobs. More work is needed on standards for issuance and recognition.
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Guide: Top Tactics For Creating A More Engaged Classroom - Top Hat

Guide: Top Tactics For Creating A More Engaged Classroom - Top Hat | aect | Scoop.it

Successful educators must not only deliver relevant and engaging course material to their students, but also boost class attendance, increase student participation in class, integrate technology and improve grades and graduation rates. It’s no easy task. This free eBook spotlights how 13 professors have used top student engagement tactics to create a lasting impact on their classrooms.

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Cognitive Load Theory: Research that Teachers Really Need to Understand


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 13, 2017 2:41 PM
Excellent article. Well supported by research. 
 
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International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

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Worldwide, higher education institutions face challenges to their digital learning environments. Next generation digital learning environments must me
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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium | aect | Scoop.it
If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching. I have been privy to seeing many educators use “flashcard” apps with students, not because they see it as a better process, but because they feel they need to justify iPads in their classroom by using them (the device) in some way with their students. This is often because devices are thrust onto educators without much thought and support on what is possible to do with them and how this aligns with the vision of the community.


I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning.


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"I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning."

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Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU

Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU | aect | Scoop.it
What would you say are a few of the biggest myths about growth mindset?

OK, myth No.1 is the myth that it’s all about effort, and that you instil it by praising effort. Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset. Adults have nagged children for centuries to try harder. That’s not a growth mindset, it’s an adult nagging a child to try harder!

Also, we find that when teachers think it’s just about effort and praising effort they may praise effort that isn’t even there, or that’s not effective. So if a child tries hard at something and you say ‘great job, you tried hard’, but they didn’t make progress, they didn’t advance, you’re actually conveying a fixed mindset because you’re saying ‘great effort, I didn’t really expect you to do that, and I don’t expect you to do that, so I’m trying to make you feel good about not doing it’. So we need people to understand that it’s appreciating a variety of process variables that lead to learning.

The second myth is that you can teach students a lesson on growth mindset and put a poster up in the front of the room, and that’s that, that they will have a growth mindset from then on. And we know if the teacher doesn’t then embody a growth mindset, if teachers don’t embody growth mindsets in their teaching practices, in the way that they give feedback when the child is stuck, and the way they present a new unit, in the way that they give opportunities for revision and growth of understanding – if they don’t embody that growth mindset, they are not teaching it. And in fact, if their behaviour contradicts the poster at the front of the room, then maybe they’re doing a disservice.

 

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 14, 2017 12:27 PM
Interview with always interesting Carol Dweck. I appreciate the nuance of what she is discussing here. 
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 2017 1:41 PM
Carol Dweck outlines several myths about the pychology of a growth mindset.
Ian Berry's curator insight, August 14, 2017 7:15 PM
Great reminders of several aspects what I call appreciative leadership.  "Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset."
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Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education

Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
Higher education is experiencing a time of rapid change. The traditional picture of a college-aged student sitting in a large lecture hall is no longer. Students complete their education at any age, in a variety of formats, and, sometimes, from multiple institutions. A recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group as reported in US News and World Report found that approximately 5.8 million students took at least one online class in 2014. The average age of someone enrolled in higher education now is 25. This change puts the focus on educational technologies that can provide solutions for classroom management, …
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How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate?

How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate? | aect | Scoop.it
It seems that the phrase “high school dropout” is often accompanied with the word “crisis.” Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that dropouts bring in just $20,241 annually, which is $10,000 less than high school graduates and over $36,000 less than a person holding a bachelor’s degree. The poverty rate for dropouts is over twice as high as college grads, and the unemployment rate for dropouts is generally 4 percentage points higher than the national average. In the …
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Open BlockChain

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This is an excellent primer on BlockChain in Education.
“We are interested in any technology that can contribute, particularly within a UK context, to making higher education better value for money. The centralized model of present-day learning is no longer sustainable – indeed, blockchain technology allows for a total disintermediation and disaggregation of higher education. Today, learning happens increasingly outside the brick-and-mortar lecture hall universities: it happens on online platforms, within communities of like-minded individuals, or by contributing to projects and initiatives in the real world. Blockchain technology may hold the answer to securely and verifiably collating the outcomes of this new distributed learning reality.” Interview with Professor John Domingue, Director Knowledge Media Institute (KMI)
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A vision for Learning

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In the January 2017 issue of Inside Learning Technologies, I discussed personal mastery and mental models. The key challenge for learning professionals today is to help their enterprises become learning organisations, as described in Senge’s book. It is also to master the new literacies of the network era and promote critical thinking, for ourselves and others. Questioning existing hierarchies is necessary to create the organisations of the future where power and authority are shared, based on mutual trust. Personal knowledge mastery (taking control of our professional development) and an attitude of working in perpetual beta (continuous experimentation) are two of the disciplines required to develop the third discipline: Shared Vision, or our worldview.


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Learning, Engaging, Enhancing with Digital Badging

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Motivating busy higher education professionals to learn and engage with one another isn’t always an easy task; there are plenty of logistical hurdles,

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The Future of Learning - PDF Version : The Paradigm Shift - MarkTreadwell.com

The Future of Learning - PDF Version : The Paradigm Shift - MarkTreadwell.com | aect | Scoop.it

"This 200pp resource provides a window into the future of learning that is now urgently required in all schools - NOW! We need to prepare our young people for this century; a century where our learners are increasingly using YouTube to learn about what they need to learn, Just in Time; an era where our personal, social and work places are all experiencing enormous rates of change. How do we prepare learners a world that is increasingly complex; and one that is now demanding high levels of personal competency. 

"This journey begins with an emerging model for how our brain learns. Understanding this background provides us with the capacity to defining what the Learning process looks like (formally referred to as the inquiry process).  

"The human brain is extraordinary, but even more extraordinary is how little we have understood its capacity to learn. As humans, we alone have all four +(1) learning systems, allowing us to take our overwhelmingly rich sensory data to create knowledge and leverage that to build ideas and concepts and then apply those innovatively and ingeniously.

"The Learning Process harnesses this potential, allowing intelligence to be far more equitable than we ever imagined – "all learners are intelligent, and it is time everyone has the opportunity to fulfil the inherent potential that lays within."

"The physical copy of 'The Future of Learning' is accompanied with access to the electronic PDF version. The electronic version is updated every four months to ensure we are keeping you up to date with the very latest information on learning and how we can make that both relevant and equitable." 


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, November 13, 2017 1:55 AM
This journey begins with an emerging model for how our brain learns. Understanding this background provides us with the capacity to defining what the Learning process looks like (formally referred to as the inquiry process).
Fiona Leigh's curator insight, November 13, 2017 1:52 PM
Another interesting read to remind to be future focussed 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2017 1:34 AM
Future of Learning
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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A), Special issue on 'Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

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Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology - The Hechinger Report

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology - The Hechinger Report | aect | Scoop.it
School district administrators and principals are inundated with salesmen peddling computers and software programs. Many claim that scientific research proves their wares work. Can they be believed? The researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), an organization inside the economics department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scoured academic journals, the internet …
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What is the future of accreditation (and how do microcredentials impact it)?

What is the future of accreditation (and how do microcredentials impact it)? | aect | Scoop.it
Higher Education Accreditation and the Federal Government
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Interesting conversation as it presents another perspective of acceptance of microcredentials (and digital badges)--in terms of accreditation. The point most would agree on, regardless of political party affiliation, is that accreditation first and foremost should be about quality of education and learning outcomes. 
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A Model of Personal Learning - by Stephen Downes

What does personal learning look like? Stephen Downes demonstrates the model he has developed over fifteen years of research on education technology and learni…

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LearningOS: The Now Generation Digital Learning Environment

LearningOS: The <em>Now</em> Generation Digital Learning Environment | aect | Scoop.it
Instead of designing and implementing a complicated next generation digital learning environment, consider using a simpler learning ecosystem that sup
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ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic

ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic | aect | Scoop.it
Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

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Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

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Nearly half of prospective college students don't expect to graduate

Nearly half of prospective college students don't expect to graduate | aect | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Retention and persistence to graduation continue to be an issue for students in traditional post-secondary educational programs.
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Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
When you think of higher education, chances are that virtual reality is not something that immediately comes to mind. In recent years, online learning has changed the face of education by becoming a supplement to traditional methods, allowing people to learn at a distance, on their own time and at their own pace. It has…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 7, 2017 7:12 PM

Amen! TESTIFY! :;)