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How our culture is co-evolving with the algorithmic medium and the education is following this process
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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Creating an effective education system through automation has shown to be incredibly complex. Learn how AI researchers are trying to automate education.
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Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms

Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Allowing students to bring mobile devices into class can boost collaboration and improve learning outcomes.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 30, 2017 9:44 PM

I understand why teachers ban phones or collect them. I get it. But I also know that banning phones can, in fact, limit student learning. Sure, there is the risk they'll spend more time playing a game or texting their friends. On the other hand, if you make the digital connections sufficiently engaging, they'll be texting or tweeting to tell their friends what a great class it's been and maybe even something about what they learned!

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, May 2, 2017 5:51 PM
Yes, and also schools should not ban faculty from using mobile devices
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 2017 8:38 PM
Also, students can learn to self-regulate their uses with regular tech breaks. What do they learn if we take their phones away?
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Rethinking the Discourses of Higher Education Innovation | Higher Ed Gamma

Rethinking the Discourses of Higher Education Innovation | Higher Ed Gamma | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Anyone who reads the vast, rapidly expanding literature on innovation in higher education will be struck by the pervasiveness of certain discourses and tropes.  Three stand out.
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Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities

We use the directed networks between articles of 24 Wikipedia language editions for producing the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities (WRWU) using PageRank, 2DRank and CheiRank algorithms. This approach allows to incorporate various cultural views on world universities using the mathematical statistical analysis independent of cultural preferences. The Wikipedia ranking of top 100 universities provides about 60 percent overlap with the Shanghai university ranking demonstrating the reliable features of this approach. At the same time WRWU incorporates all knowledge accumulated at 24 Wikipedia editions giving stronger highlights for historically important universities leading to a different estimation of efficiency of world countries in university education. The historical development of university ranking is analyzed during ten centuries of their history.


Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities
José Lages, Antoine Patt, Dima L. Shepelyansky

http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.09021



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The Myth of Multiple Intelligences | SmartData Collective

The Myth of Multiple Intelligences | SmartData Collective | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
In 1980, Dr. Gardner said “The potential utility of computers in the process of matching individuals to modes of instruction is substantial.” Though Gardner is likely incorrect regarding individuals’ learning styles, he was notably ahead of his time in predicting the power of eLearning. Today, more and more courses are moving online; not only do universities and community colleges increasingly provide all-online degree programs to busy workers looking to improve, but high schools and lower education levels are moving to the Web. Thus, it is becoming ever-more essential for instructional designers to thoroughly understand where, why, and how students learn.
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What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education? | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Privacy concerns have put the breaks on many efforts to use "big data" in education. Why are people so skittish of education data when other kinds of digital information are readily accessible?

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luiy's curator insight, April 15, 2014 7:50 PM

InBloom’s trajectory has shined a spotlight on the public’s sensitivity around what happens to student data. When it first began as a mammoth ed-tech project in 2011 by the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation called the Shared Learning Infrastructure, the purpose was to provide open-source software to safely organize, pool, and store student data from multiple states and multiple sources in the cloud. That included everything from demographics to attendance to discipline to grades to the detailed, moment-by-moment, data produced by learning analytics programs like Dreambox and Khan Academy. An API — application programming interface — would allow software developers to connect to that data, creating applications that could, at least in theory, be used by any school in the infrastructure.

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair

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Lance W. 's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:01 PM

"...what he calls the 'biggest failing of the big Mooc providers': they are simply repackaging what is already known rather than encouraging creativity and innovation."

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:09 AM

Stephen Downes' Full Article

Julie F's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:25 AM

Pay attention to the piece of the anti-moocs information.

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High-Profile MOOC Prof Dumps Coursera | TIME.com

High-Profile MOOC Prof Dumps Coursera | TIME.com | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Princeton professor says MOOCs are an excuse to cut funding to state universities
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6 Technology Challenges Facing Education -- THE Journal

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education -- THE Journal | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation.
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How technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models

How technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
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Although massive open online courses have been gathering substantial recent attention, future histories of education will likely only note them as a harbinger of change or transitional step into an educational model that is organized around learning.

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Susan Greenfield and the rise of the Facebook zombies

Susan Greenfield and the rise of the Facebook zombies | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: Which is more dangerous, technology changing our brains or scientists mutating into priests?
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It sounds terrifying. Baroness Susan Greenfield has proclaimed that "Facebook Home could change our brains". Cue visions from Stephen King's horror novel Cell, in which anyone using a phone instantaneously morphs into a ravenous zombie.

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UnCollege - Hacking Your Education

UnCollege - Hacking Your Education | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
UnCollege is a social movement changing the notion that going to college is the only path to success.
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I liked the idea that "College lacks academic rigor" ;-)

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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

"As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely."


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Nataliacp's curator insight, May 29, 2017 1:01 PM
A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated. 

As teachers, we need to take into account in which moments it is necessary to use the cell phones within the classrooms and which situations is essential confiscate them. Furthermore, we need to consider the age of the students and the subject that we are teaching.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 1, 2017 4:29 AM
Obvious statements? Maybe, but still necessary to be mentioned!!! Good easy read on the need to incorporate mobile devices in our classrooms!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 2017 9:50 AM
Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones
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From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find? (EdSurge News)

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find? (EdSurge News) | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into efforts encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Last year, the U.S. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of ef
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Why Schools Are Increasingly Neglecting Introverts

Why Schools Are Increasingly Neglecting Introverts | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
For many students, quiet time is key for the learning process.
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Cours en ligne: pour réenchanter la révolution Mooc, passez aux Spoc | Slate

Cours en ligne: pour réenchanter la révolution Mooc, passez aux Spoc | Slate | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Durant un an ou deux, les cours gratuits en ligne ont semblé être l’avenir tout tracé de l’enseignement supérieur.
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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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Bilan très négatif du tableau blanc interactif dans les écoles du Québec (240 millions $)

Bilan très négatif du tableau blanc interactif dans les écoles du Québec (240 millions $) | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

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IFP Nord Pas de Calais's comment, August 26, 2013 2:49 AM
(oups, tapé trop vite sur la touche "entrée")... et il est vrai aussi que la tablette rendra à terme cet outil inutile... réfélchir donc avant tout nouvel investissement...
Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:44 AM

Sans formation pédagogique soutenue, on ne peut espérer de transformation de pratiques de classe

Bruno De Lièvre's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:20 PM

Comme d'habitude, il faut démontrer la plus value pédagogique par une insertion pertinente de l'outil dans un dispositif pédagogique... C'est celui ci qui fera la différence et pas l'outil, quel qu'il soit...

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Dumbed-Down Math and Other Perils of Online College

Dumbed-Down Math and Other Perils of Online College | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
For the first time, state legislators in the U.S. may require their public universities to grant students credit for online courses given by outside providers.
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Click Here to Save Education: Evgeny Morozov and Ed-Tech Solutionism

Click Here to Save Education: Evgeny Morozov and Ed-Tech Solutionism | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
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The recent fervor in education and technology circles for “data” is certainly a case in point. More data — more tracking and sharing of student and teacher data and by extension evaluation of their “performance”; more algorithms devised from what’s being gathered — promises to make education more efficient, more accountable, more personalized. And it’s not just a promise either; it’s policy — an effort supported by established corporate players in education (textbook publishers, the testing industry, the software industry), by startups (funded oftentimes by those very corporate giants), philanthropic organizations (also funded by the same folks), and politicians (once again, follow the money).

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