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Adult Life and Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Adult Life and Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education | Scoop.it
The Adult Life and Learning Infographic analyses how students have embraced this evolution of further education, as well as exploring other important considerations, such as the financial undertaking involved when returning to college and how that can be mitigated through scholarships and tax breaks.
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Assuring the Quality of a Quality Assurance Process: Lessons in Perspective

Assuring the Quality of a Quality Assurance Process: Lessons in Perspective | Education | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference. The location at Disney World aside, I enjoyed participating in such a...
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100 Schools Worth Visiting

100 Schools Worth Visiting | Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Based on a couple thousand school visits and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled a list of 100 schools worth visiting.
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The pedagogical features of a textbook

The pedagogical features of a textbook | Education | Scoop.it
Ever since I've started working on the BC open textbook project, one of the bits of research that I've wanted to do was deconstruct "the textbook" to dig into what exactly are the pedagogical featu...
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The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education

The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education | Education | Scoop.it
Thoughts from an online learning summit of MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford about the role elite institutions can play in shaping expectations throughout K-12 education.
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. We assume kids should learn long division before gravitational physics, but this presents a problem for [...]
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Tags: macroscopic learner, microscopic learner, individualized learning, customized learning, pattern recognition

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The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul | Education | Scoop.it
How the College Board revolutionized the most controversial exam in America.
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Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course?

Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course? | Education | Scoop.it
A line of research (done mostly in Australia and Great Britain) has been exploring what prompts students to opt for deep or surface approaches to learning. So far this research has established strong links between the approaches taken to teaching and those taken to learning. If teachers are focused on covering large amounts of content and do so with few attempts to involve and engage students, students tend to learn the material by memorizing it, often without much understanding of it. This new work involved a 388-student cohort enrolled in a first-year biology course and explored the relationship between the ways students emotionally experience a course and the approach that they take to learning in the course.
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Feedback Strategies for Online Courses

Feedback Strategies for Online Courses | Education | Scoop.it
There are many ways to provide feedback to students in an online course. When selecting the type and frequency of feedback, consider what the students want and how they will benefit from it without creating an unreasonable amount of work for yourself. In an interview with Online Classroom, Rosemary Cleveland, professor of education, and Kim Kenward, instructional designer at Grand Valley State University, offered the following advice on how to manage feedback in the online learning environment:
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How colleges are finding tomorrow's prodigies

How colleges are finding tomorrow's prodigies | Education | Scoop.it
American universities are using online courses to discover gifted students in math, science, and the arts. Meet three phenoms from the far corners of the world.
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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera | Education | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline | Education | Scoop.it
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
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Momenta Learning: Blended Learning for Associations

Momenta Learning: Blended Learning for Associations | Education | Scoop.it
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6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
"I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures... I divide the world into learners and nonlearners." --Benjami
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What’s Your Learning Philosophy?

What’s Your Learning Philosophy? | Education | Scoop.it
I love it when something in the blog leads us to new ideas and insights. Neil Haave, who teaches on the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, submitted an article on learning philosophies. (You can find the article in the April issue of The Teaching Professor newsletter) His thinking about learning philosophies was stimulated by his experience evaluating e-portfolios, which were being piloted on his campus, and by a couple of posts on this blog (November 13, 2013 and January 22, 2014). He was struck by how few insights the seniors preparing these portfolios had about themselves as learners and came to the conclusion that they should start writing about how they learn long before the end of their academic careers.
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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Education | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...
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Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning

Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning | Education | Scoop.it
One of the strengths of gamification is that it provides visible milestones of the student’s mastery of content in real time (when it is well designed). Too often in an instructional setting, the learner doesn’t know whether or not he or she really understands or can apply the knowledge they are learning. There is often no visible sign of mastery of the content or application of the content.
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how to keep your focus under pressure

how to keep your focus under pressure | Education | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness, cognitive load theory

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Feedback Strategies for Online Courses

Feedback Strategies for Online Courses | Education | Scoop.it
There are many ways to provide feedback to students in an online course. When selecting the type and frequency of feedback, consider what the students want and how they will benefit from it without creating an unreasonable amount of work for yourself. In an interview with Online Classroom, Rosemary Cleveland, professor of education, and Kim Kenward, instructional designer at Grand Valley State University, offered the following advice on how to manage feedback in the online learning environment:
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Three Strategies for Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences

Three Strategies for Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences | Education | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder whether your students care about your course material? Do you question whether your students appreciate how the information you address in class is relevant to them? Do you feel like there is often a mismatch between your intentions for your class and what your students actually want to learn?
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10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | Education | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?
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