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Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products (EdSurge News)

Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products (EdSurge News) | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
Throughout the past decade, Knewton’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Now one of its most high-profile content partners and investors, Pearson, is pulling back.Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s ada
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Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images

Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
Need to use an image but not sure if you have the legal and ethical right to do so? Understanding the laws for using images can be a bit tricky, especially because there is wiggle room within the laws. And, with the mass distribution of images on the internet, it's no wonder we're all asking the the same question over and over again: can I use that picture? Whether for your business presentation, your school project, or your organization's brochure, you've likely placed in images to make your de
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Visual Thinking

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Concept Maps

Coordinate Axes

Data Visualization

Debate Maps

Flow Charts

Images as Metaphors

Infographics

Maps

Post-It Notes

Sketchnotes

Timelines

Visual Minute Papers

Word Clouds

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Is college worth the cost?

College students got nearly $239 billion in aid last year. Many have a hard time paying loans off, so is it worth it?
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10 best MBA programs in the U.S.

10 best MBA programs in the U.S. | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it

For the first time, Stanford took top honors over Harvard in Poets&Quants' ranking of the top business schools in the U.S.

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10 best #MBA programs in the U.S.

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Ivory Tower

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Skyrocketing tuition. $1 trillion in student debt. Coming in November, CNN Films' "Ivory Tower" questions higher education in the U.S. What's at risk? An entire generation of young Americans.
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CNN Films presents, "Ivory Tower." Filmmaker Andrew Rossi questions the cost, value and methods of higher education in the United States. Is the nation doing enough to foster the development of tomorrow's leaders?

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Index of Learning Styles

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The following items are available for viewing and downloading.

 Frequently asked questions. Responses to frequently asked questions about the ILS, including questions about its origin, reliability and validity, availability for use in teaching and research, and how businesses may license it.
 ILS questionnaire. A 44-item questionnaire that can be submitted and automatically scored on the Web.

 Descriptions of the learning styles. A four-page handout that briefly explains the instrument results.

 Descriptions and validation studies of the ILS. 
        (1) "Applications, Reliability, and Validity of the Index of Learning Styles," by R. Felder and J. Spurlin. 
        (2) "A Contribution to Validation of Score Meaning for Felder-Soloman's Index of Learning Styles," by M. Zywno. 
        (3) "A Psychometric Study of the Index of Learning Styles," by T. Litzinger, S. Lee, J. Wise, and R. Felder. 
Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to access these files. It can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com.

 Peer review of the Index of Learning Styles in MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching).

 "Learning and Teaching Styles in Engineering Education," Engr. Education, 78(7), 674-681 (1988). The article that originally defined the Felder-Silverman model and identified teaching practices that should meet the needs of students with the full spectrum of styles. The paper is preceded by a 2002 preface that states and explains changes in the model that have been made since 1988.

 "Understanding Student Differences." J. Engr. Education, 94(1), 57-72 (2005). An exploration of differences in student learning styles, approaches to learning (deep, surface, and strategic), and levels of intellectual development, with recommended teaching practices to address all three categories.

 "Are Learning Styles Invalid? (Hint: No!)." On-Course Newsletter, September 27, 2010. A response to claims that no evidence justifies taking learning styles into account when designing instruction.

 Additional information and references on learning styles.

 Richard Felder's home page. Links to Dr. Felder's education-related papers, columns in Chemical Engineering Education, handouts for students, and information about workshops.

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Size of the Training Industry | Training Industry

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Is the Future of Learning Bite-Sized?

Is the Future of Learning Bite-Sized? | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
These three trends are driving big changes in the industry and make a strong case for bite-sized learning.
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A high quality of learner engagement is perhaps the most important factor in creating a sustained change to behavior. 

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Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | LinkedIn

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | LinkedIn | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
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Learning and Forgetting Curves – In Depth: A brilliant video (from Dr. Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research, Inc.) that discusses how to design and deploy learning interventions drawing our understanding from forgetting curves.Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time: A wonderful video (from Dr. Mark McDaniel, professor of Psychology and Education at Washington University) that discusses some of the key concepts in spacing learning over time.Repetition is the Mother of All Learning: An interesting video (from Ed Reiner) that explains the significance of repetition when changing paradigms, using a simple and illustrated analogy.

Infographics

Memory Retention and the Forgetting Curve: This is a good infographic that illustrates the forgetting curve and the formula that it represents.

Presentations

Why do Employees Forget?: This is a brilliant presentation based on a webinar (by Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify) that discusses how soon employees start forgetting newly acquired information after a training session, and the reason behind this. The webinar also includes thoughts on how this could be changed.8 Reasons to Focus on Informal & Social Learning: Here is a presentation in which Charles Jennings (Founder, 70:20:10 Forum) briefly touches upon the forgetting curve, in the context of informal and social learning within workplaces, to prove his point about the ineffectiveness of formal learning.

Articles

Encouraging distributed practice through distributed testing: This is a good post (from Teaching Commons) on the benefits of using the Distributed Testing method for Distributed Practice.How We Learn – Ask the Cognitive Scientist: A good article (by Daniel T. Willingham, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Virginia and the author of ‘Cognition: The Thinking Animal’) on how to allocate students’ practice time as they learn new material in classrooms. The author proves his points using research findings from the various experiments conducted in different parts of the world on this subject.Distributed Versus Blocked Practice: This is a short but interesting article on the benefits and effectiveness of distributed practice over blocked practice illustrated using a basketball scoring example.

Case Study

The Gamification of Healthcare: Here’s an inspiring real-world story that proves the effectiveness of combining the powers of distributed practice with retrieval practice to increase retention benefits.

App

Anki: This is a popular spaced-learning (desktop & mobile) application that helps us put spaced repetition into practice. Anki’s algorithm helps us memorize things in the most efficient way.
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Ipsative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ipsative

Ipsative (; Latin: ipse, "of the self") is a descriptor used in psychology to indicate a specific type of measure in which respondents compare two or more desirable options and pick the one that is most preferred (sometimes called a "forced choice" scale).

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Ipsative is a descriptor used in psychology to indicate a specific type of measure in which respondents compare two or more desirable options and pick the one that is most preferred (sometimes called a "forced choice" scale). 

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CasKade™ - Bridging the IT Skills Gap - YouTube

CasKade™ is Cognizant’s forward thinking assurance based learning solution that addresses the Skills Gap in the IT workforce of a company and provides measur...
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Top 10 Innovative Online Education Programs (MOOCs) ~ Education Top Ten

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Authentic Learning Definition

Authentic Learning Definition | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
In education, the term authentic learning refers to a wide variety of educational and instructional techniques focused on connecting what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications. The basic idea is that students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and …
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In education, the term authentic learning refers to a wide variety of educational and instructional techniques focused on connecting what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications. The basic idea is that students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and skills, and better prepared to succeed in college, careers, and adulthood if what they are learning mirrors real-life contexts, equips them with practical and useful skills, and addresses topics that are relevant and applicable to their lives outside of school.

 

 

 

As a school-reform concept, authentic learning is related philosophically and pedagogically to strategies such as personalized learning, community-based learning, and project-based learning, among others. In addition, instructional strategies such as demonstrations of learning, capstone project, personal learning plans, and portfolios may be associated with authentic learning.

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A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
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These students are paid to go to college

Apprenticeship2000 has a new model for higher education, it's a hybrid program in which students are paid to work.
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This is how an online college gets made

Here's how a MOOC -- massive open online courses -- gets made.
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Introduction to UnCollege's Gap Year Program - YouTube

The Gap Year Program gives students the opportunity to learn by doing. You'll travel the world, work at an innovative company, and build a network of mentors...
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 Introduction to #UnCollege's Gap Year Program:

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Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
re are obvious limits on what can be tested with multiple choice items. For example, they ar
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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014 - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING

E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014 - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). Read on...
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“We're Lost, But We're Making Good Time”: Performance Support to the Rescue by Conrad Gottfredson & Bob Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine

“We're Lost, But We're Making Good Time”: Performance Support to the Rescue by Conrad  Gottfredson & Bob  Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
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Quicker Development: Use a Storyboard | MicroAssist

Quicker Development: Use a Storyboard | MicroAssist | Education and Talent Development | Scoop.it
  

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Criterion-referenced test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Criterion-referenced test

A criterion-referenced test is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes that are written by school teachers can be considered criterion-referenced tests.

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Many high-profile criterion-referenced tests are also high-stakes tests, where the results of the test have important implications for the individual examinee. Examples of this includehigh school graduation examinations and licensure testing where the test must be passed to work in a profession, such as to become a physician or attorney. However, being a high-stakes test is not specifically a feature of a criterion-referenced test. It is instead a feature of how an educational or government agency chooses to use the results of the test.Driving tests are criterion-referenced tests, because their goal is to see whether the test taker is skilled enough to be granted a driver's license, not to see whether one test taker is more skilled than another test taker.Citizenship tests are usually criterion-referenced tests, because their goal is to see whether the test taker is sufficiently familiar with the new country's history and government, not to see whether one test taker is more knowledgeable than another test taker.
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