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A Cool Kaizena Update via @rmbyrne 

A Cool Kaizena Update via @rmbyrne  | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Back in January Kaizena released an update that streamlined the process of adding voice comments to Google Documents . This afternoo

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8 profesiones del futuro #infografia #infographic #rrhh #empleo - TICs y Formación

8 profesiones del futuro #infografia #infographic #rrhh #empleo - TICs y Formación | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Valora este post Hola: Una infografía con 8 profesiones del futuro. Vía Un saludo Anuncios Relacionado

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Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data | Edutopia

Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data | Edutopia | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.

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Universities are failing their students through poor feedback practices

Universities are failing their students through poor feedback practices | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

Educators and students often struggle to learn from each other through the use of feedback. Our research into feedback practices has found that students and staff find feedback practices largely unsustainable, de-motivating and without opportunity for improvement.

Researchers generally describe current feedback practices as lacking in detail, difficult to understand, ambiguous or simply unusable.

The 2015 Graduate Course Experience surveyed over 93,000 students within four months of their graduation. It reported that while close to three quarters of graduates felt the feedback they received was helpful, 16.3% could not decide if the feedback was helpful, while a further 9.7% found the feedback unhelpful. Clearly something is wrong when a quarter of our graduates indicate feedback is not working.

The Australian Government funded Feedback for Learning project surveyed 4,514 students and 406 staff across two universities. It revealed that while students are generally satisfied with their feedback, there are a number of cohorts, or practices, that need attention.


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Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu present EVO Minecraft MOOC at SL MOOC 2017

Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu present EVO Minecraft MOOC at SL MOOC 2017 | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Learning2gether Episode 370 EVO Minecraft MOOC has completed its third iteration as an Electronic Village Online (EVO) session, and is aimed at a fourth in 2018. Community members discuss the evolution of the community, what we have learned through our experience, and implications for communities of practice forming in and around virtual worlds. On Thursday…

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

"Most people have heard this story before: the eight-year-old son teaching his forty-year-old dad how to use some new device or app. However, despite being an allegory of our times, a lot has been said off-the-record about misconceptions regarding students’ technological abilities. In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use. It’s a point the students at NMC echoed."


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Jessica's curator insight, July 17, 2017 7:10 PM
This is something I'd like to address beginning in middle school.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 25, 2017 12:42 PM
What we use digital tools for in our daily lives is not what we use them for in classrooms. Neil Selwyn's and Larry Cuban's research have shown that digital tools used poorly do not improve teaching and learning
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 25, 2017 9:39 PM

I'm kinda not surprised by this!

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The Future of Social Learning: A novel approach to Connectivism

The Future of Social Learning: A novel approach to Connectivism | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

This is an interesting paper seeking to extend and apply connectivism. If I were picky I would complain about the interpretation of connectivism (for example: I don't think it's really true that "Connectivism largely treats technology as a tool independent from its context and its users." But no matter. I like the way the authors define three pillars of the learning model (learning process, learninmg content and learning environment). And I think this is a classic implementation of ARRFF: "(a) find information for hands-on assembly and installation of IoT devices; (b) agglomerate and visualize data for student-initiated reasoning on local energy challenges with the aid of mathematics and data science; (b) simulate, and examine different strategies for reduced energy consumption and improved classroom comfort; (c) discuss and collaborate on strategies using the online platform."


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The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!

The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education! | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
IN JULY 2011 Sebastian Thrun, who among other things is a professor at Stanford, posted a short video on YouTube, announcing that he and a colleague, Peter Norvig, were making their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course available free online.

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M.A.P.'s curator insight, May 9, 2017 5:10 PM
Another long article that covers many areas, AI's impact on HE (e.g. Adaptive learning), apprenticeship model, govt policy.  In a nutshell, all is related to skills in the future job market.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 10, 2017 9:37 AM
Education and learning have never been finished. What we assumed could be finished was school. Teaching should focus on skills that allow students to continue to learn as they move forward in life.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 10, 2017 9:40 AM
The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!
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Tool to Find Books At The Right Reading Level for Your Students via Educators' Technology

Tool to Find Books At The Right Reading Level for Your Students via Educators' Technology | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | #LEARNing2LEARN #Research

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | #LEARNing2LEARN #Research | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.

Because the brain is still developing during adolescence, it has incredible plasticity. It’s akin to the first five years of life, when a child’s brain is growing and developing new pathways all the time in response to experiences. Adult brains are somewhat plastic as well — otherwise they wouldn’t be able to learn new things — but “brain plasticity in adulthood involves minor changes to existing circuits, not the wholesale development of new ones or elimination of others,” Steinberg said.

 

The adolescent brain is exquisitely sensitive to experience,” Steinberg said. “It is like the recording device is turned up to a different level of sensitivity.” That’s why humans tend to remember even the most mundane events from adolescence much better than even important events that took place later in life. It also means adolescence could be an extremely important window for learning that sticks. Steinberg notes this window is also lengthening as scientists observe the onset of puberty happening earlier and young people taking on adult roles later in life. Between these two factors, one biological and one social, adolescence researchers now generally say the period lasts 15 years between the ages of 10 and 25.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 

Use #Andragogy UP from 11 years:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 5, 2016 7:04 AM
The problem is that many high schools confuse “challenging work” with “amount of work.”
Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 22, 2017 10:00 AM

It seems like boredom is deadly to the learning process and that's exactly what high school students report is what is happening to them in most schools - The lack of challenge. k-Lon

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Open Education Group #openED #OER #edtech #higherED

Open Education Group #openED #OER #edtech #higherED | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

The Open Education Group is an interdisciplinary research group that (1) conducts original, rigorous, empirical research on the impact of OER adoption on a range of educational outcomes and (2) designs and shares methodological and conceptual frameworks for studying the impact of OER adoption.


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Low-power special-purpose chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous in electronics

Low-power special-purpose chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous in electronics | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
The butt of jokes as little as 10 years ago, automatic speech recognition is now on the verge of becoming people's chief means of interacting with their principal computing devices.

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Behind Singapore’s PISA rankings success – and why other countries may not want to join the race

Behind Singapore’s PISA rankings success – and why other countries may not want to join the race | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 10, 2016 9:00 PM
That’s right. Eight out of ten primary school aged students in Singapore receive private tuition, either by way of private tuition or coaching colleges. So we actually have NO idea of the effect of just the schooling. But go ahead media and government - keep having a go at our education system
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Using Quests in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Using Quests in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Questlines—learning pathways that are both personalized and differentiated—build choice into any lesson.

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TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast!

TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! - from the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs

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nukem777's curator insight, December 7, 2017 10:14 AM
Totally need this!
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Using nanomaterials for AI

Using nanomaterials for AI | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Nanomaterials are increasingly being used for a range of applications, but their usage for artificial intelligence is complicated due to the unpredictability of their behavior. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis believe they’ve come up with a model that better explains how... https://elearningfeeds.com/using-nanomaterials-for-ai/
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The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go

The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
As libraries look to widen access to core texts, how can they make this affordable to both universities and students?
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Preparing learners for anything

Preparing learners for anything | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
We can talk about environments that empower students all we want, but if the educators in the building do not feel empowered themselves, we have a problem. When we switch from the word “students” to “learners”, this puts the onus on education to do this for everyone, not just our students. It is extremely hard to teach someone flexibility if we work under leadership that is focused on rigidity.

“Empowering” learners is not just a nice thing to do, but a crucial one. In a world where the pace of change is happening at a speed that is quicker than ever, Juliani and Spencer argue that “ownership” is crucial to learning in education. They aren’t wrong either. If students learn to depend on their teachers to “engage” them in learning, how will they adapt when an educator is not present?

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Google.ai aims to make state of the art AI advances accessible to everyone

Google.ai aims to make state of the art AI advances accessible to everyone | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
On the stage of Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google.ai, a new initiative to democratize the benefits of the latest in machine learning research. Google.ai will serve as a center of Google’s AI efforts — including research, tools and applied AI.

The new site will host research from Google and its Brain Team. It also allows anyone to quickly access fun experiments that highlight the company’s progress in the field. This includes AutoDraw, that makes it possible for unskilled artists to put their ideas on paper, Duet that can play along with piano players and Quick, Draw!, a game where an AI tries to guess your drawings. A selection of videos and posts about Google’s AI-first efforts are also co-located.

 

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On the stage of Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google.ai, a new initiative to democratize the benefits of the latest in machine learning research. Google.ai will serve as a center of Google’s AI efforts — including research, tools and applied AI.

The new site will host research from Google and its Brain Team. It also allows anyone to quickly access fun experiments that highlight the company’s progress in the field. This includes AutoDraw, that makes it possible for unskilled artists to put their ideas on paper, Duet that can play along with piano players and Quick, Draw!, a game where an AI tries to guess your drawings. A selection of videos and posts about Google’s AI-first efforts are also co-located.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=AI

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=AI

 

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An #introduction to #programming for #non-technical people - Eat The World 

An #introduction to #programming for #non-technical people - Eat The World  | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
An introduction to programming for non-technical people
..by explaining jokes for programmers.

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4 Sites You Must Explore to Write Notes While Watching Videos for Learning

4 Sites You Must Explore to Write Notes While Watching Videos for Learning | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Online platforms are providing tools that not only enables you to make notes easily but also gives you access to other great features such..

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 22, 2017 12:53 PM

Vibby is new to me-will have to check out..

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 2017 8:59 AM
Très bon site pour l'utilisation de vidéos au cours. Entre autres, vibby pour choisir un segment d'une vidéo sur Youtube.
Jovi Buendia's curator insight, February 25, 2017 12:53 PM
This is this is a great way to integrate the new CC ELD standards 
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Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing

Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright..

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, February 13, 2017 8:55 PM
Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright licenses that creators can use to share their work more broadly, while putting them in control of where and how their work can be used, how it should be attributed and more. Now the organization is making it easier to access this content with a new search engine, CC Search, launched into beta
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Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning -- Campus Technology

Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning -- Campus Technology | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Harvard University has begun experimenting with the use of adaptive functionality in one of its massive open online courses (MOOCs). The initial finding is that students using the adaptive assessments learned more than those who didn't — and spent less time overall getting through problems.

Adaptive technology uses information gained as the learner interacts with the system to change up how a concept is presented by level of difficulty, order and types of help provided.

The experiment took place in a single HarvardX course, "Super-Earths and Life" (now available as an on-demand course), deployed in the current academic year.

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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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