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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions."


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vgpascal's curator insight, January 29, 2015 1:32 AM

Pour la formation professionnelle également :-)

Shiban Kak's curator insight, February 2, 2015 3:43 AM

Design should be the basis of Engineering education and bringing in the design focus makes the students understand what problem solving is, what knowledge application within the bounds of constraints is and finally what is meant by the trade off to make an optimal decision. Many of us in the technical education must use the science and philosophy of design to make students learn what engineering is about. Engineers must be creative and generate products & services that benefits humanity and makes life more enjoyable for all but not at the cost of environment as that places the burden of my today's solution on the children's of tomorrow.

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Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism

Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 1, 2015 8:06 PM

I learn as I experience. "Our learning occurs in a rich environment of diverse experiences – email, conversations, communities, workshops, tutorials, seminars, etc". As I prepare to deliver lessons, as a lecturer, I closely engage with the contents of lesson.  Why don't make students do the same.  Make them closely engage with lessons in a rich environment of diverse experiences – peer instruction, group presentations, dialogues, debates, etc

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10 Best Tools for Beautiful Infographics and Data Visualizations

10 Best Tools for Beautiful Infographics and Data Visualizations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Content is the king, everyone knows that. But what makes content looks better? Content is no longer just text. It is important to make visual content because human brain process visual information much faster than text. With infographics, you can make complex and boring data interesting. However, illustrative infographics come at a price: Creating good infographics is extremely time-consuming. So we collected some great tools to easily create interesting infographics. Here are my favorites to create your own, great infographics and visual contents (without Photoshop!).


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:23 PM

Here is a list of some great tools to easily create interesting infographics.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, February 4, 2015 12:17 AM

These are very useful tools. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn Haydon's curator insight, February 4, 2015 10:35 PM

Infographics aren't just for websites! Here are some easy to use tools to integrate infographics into your reports, presentations and proposals.

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Humans More than Google Set To Become Key Trusted Sources of News

Humans More than Google Set To Become Key Trusted Sources of News | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, February 5, 2015 8:14 PM

Click to Robin Good's Scoop.it, for his astute comments on this article: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/

Harold Thwaites's curator insight, February 7, 2015 3:42 AM

Better humans than GOOGLE..... YES!

Catherine Hol's curator insight, February 7, 2015 12:03 PM

People have less trust in "owned media", and want information from a variety of sources online.

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A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies

A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium

Never trust a corporation to do a library's job - The Message - Medium
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
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Covering Study Skills for College Success in Your Class

Covering Study Skills for College Success in Your Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Discover how students learn the study skills they need for college success, and gather a few tips for covering study skills in your courses.
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful.”


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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 18, 2015 6:14 AM

This is a fairly basic list of ideas, but could be useful for an initial "checklist". For most of them, there will be associated research and when using "tips" it's always good to be critical and search for other points of view. “Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful" - good point, which has several underlying theoretical principles to back it up.

tosserestonian's comment, January 18, 2015 11:29 PM
Helpful...!!
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Helpful...!!
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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 21, 2014 10:45 PM

This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

añada su visión ...

Sally Spoon's curator insight, August 26, 2015 11:27 PM

Need to work on this one>

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Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book

Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book makes it easy for educators to learn how flipped instruction works and how other educators have been using it in t

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A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 1, 2015
Flippity is a very good tool that you can use on Google  Spreadsheets to create flashcards and quizzes. The flashcards you create can be either printed or shared online through a...
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5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online

5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 6, 2015
Content curation is something I have been doing for five years now and all along the way I developed an arsenal of useful strategies that enable me to better search, access, evaluate...
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Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated

Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Academic blogging gets your work and research out to a potentially massive audience at very, very low cost and relative amount of effort. Patrick Dunleavy argues blogging and tweeting from multi-au...

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, January 4, 2015 6:28 PM

The author of the post is Patrick Dunleavy, a Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, author of a book about "How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral dissertation or thesis" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

He is a prolific blogger!

Damien Debecker's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:30 AM

The diagnosis on "solo blogs" might be cruelly valid for my own externaldiffusion.com

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, February 6, 2015 5:08 AM

"The first rule is so important, it’s RULE 0.… The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now. Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be." Seth Godwin

 
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2015 2:19 PM

gosto da premissa que tecnologia não endereça/resolve necessidades emocionais, básicas na pirâmide aqui ilustrada.


A hierarquia tecnológica de segurança, sociabilização, cognição, estética, etc é um excelente passo a passo para utilização da tecnologia como ferramenta de aprendizagem.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 2, 2015 7:19 PM

This is a project which is ongoing. Maslow, like others i.e. Ellul, had reservations about computers, but his work is important in their uses.

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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 5, 2015 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

M. Begoña Arenas Romero's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:04 AM

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:45 PM

Are you and your company evolving and upgrading your skills? Why? Why not?

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

 

 


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Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 2015 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

Ian Lowe's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:45 AM

very similar to Dweck Mindset work. be reflective, try new ideas, embrace change....i ant do that...yet

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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niftyjock's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:32 PM

dice student

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Linking Proficiency to Purpose

Linking Proficiency to Purpose | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
As adults, learners want real-time relevance and application; if the tie to usefulness is unclear, workers will lose interest in the subject matter.
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Applicable to college students as well -- context and purpose are vital for learning.

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Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account - The Guardian

Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account - The Guardian | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia
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Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 23, 2015 5:40 AM

Seems to me that most of the key skills are covered here for the modern workforce, so why don't we see educational institutions taking a lot more notice of these and make the necessary investment?

inspiration4kidz's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:02 PM

Are we teaching kids these skills in a system designed for the 20th century?

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:47 PM

The only permanence is impermanence. That is irrefutable fact. 

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Fierce and Finest sur Twitter

Fierce and Finest sur Twitter | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“Believing is not enough... pic.twitter.com/LmzUkA8QeU”


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:45 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Awesome Visual Featuring Six Types of Readers

Awesome Visual Featuring Six Types of Readers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 1, 2015
Here is a wonderful visual I discovered today in my Pinterest feeds. The visual is entitled “What Kind of Reader Are You” and is created by Booklikes (a great website for book...
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5 Great Books to Enhance Your Thinking

5 Great Books to Enhance Your Thinking | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 6, 2015
Dan Pink is one of my favourite authors in the area of self-development and motivation. His popular TED talk “The puzzle of Motivation” has been watched by over 12 million people from...
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