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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.

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It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom

It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Critics of laptops in schools aren’t prepared for the future of technology.  


Imagine a classroom in the not-too-distant future. Textbooks, slideshows, and notes all interface neatly with devices that once called “phones” and “laptops”—but now those learning materials proliferate through desks, walls, clothes, jewelry, glasses, and maybe even tattooes or contact lenses. The teacher, trained to teach in the 2010s, wants to say, “close your laptops and put away your phones.” But when the phone is embedded in a fingernail, what can a teacher do?

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Tips for New Online Faculty Deans: A Faculty Perspective

Tips for New Online Faculty Deans: A Faculty Perspective | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instructor offers advice for online faculty deans that may lead to a more positive faculty experience and even stronger faculty engagement and performance.

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Drexel University Freshmen Get 'Smart' Backpacks

Drexel University Freshmen Get 'Smart' Backpacks | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On Sunday, the school gave freshmen a special freebie, in the form of a programmable backpack that is not yet commercially available.
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20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Writing is thinking; there are as many types of learning journals as there are ways to think. Here are 20 that are well-suited for critical thinking.
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Some great ideas on how to incorporate journal writing into a course. 
 
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Cognitive Load Theory: Research that Teachers Really Need to Understand

Why cognitive load theory? 

To improve student performance, teachers need to understand the evidence base that informs and helps improve their practice. An area of research with significant implications for teaching practice is cognitive load theory. Cognitive load theory was recently described by British educationalist Dylan Wiliam as ‘the single most important thing for teachers to know’ (Wiliam 2017).
 

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Excellent article. Well supported by research. 
 
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23 Free Resources For Presentation Design

23 Free Resources For Presentation Design | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this list we're sharing some of our favorite websites that offer free resources for presentation design such as templates, icons, images, fonts and more.

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23 Free Resources For Presentation Design
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Fresh up your presentations with these free resources
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A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Business Insider France est un site d’information sur l’économie, les technologies, les entrepreneurs, l’innovation, les découvertes et bien plus encore. En texte, en images, en vidéos et en graphiques, de l’actualité essentielle et percutante.
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We always need to be skeptical about these massive claims, but this is worth looking into. 
 
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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist  

Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it


“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”


We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning?We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show ou

 
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Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster

Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Yes, Musk is brilliant, but he's also learned how to learn efficiently. So can you.


Elon Musk has one of the most incredible minds around. How did he get so smart? Of course, he was probably born gifted, and according to those who know him, he definitely reads a ton, but Musk's brilliance isn't all down to innate talent and a massive input of raw knowledge. 


He has also learned how to learn.

 
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Metacognition!
 
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Software Helps Instructors Stop Mangling Hard-to-Pronounce Student Names 

Software Helps Instructors Stop Mangling Hard-to-Pronounce Student Names  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When Tresor Brill enters a classroom for the first time at the start of each semester, she knows what to expect: readings, class discussions
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Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck 

Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What would you say are a few of the biggest myths about growth mindset?

OK, myth No.1 is the myth that it’s all about effort, and that you instil it by praising effort. Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset. Adults have nagged children for centuries to try harder. That’s not a growth mindset, it’s an adult nagging a child to try harder!

Also, we find that when teachers think it’s just about effort and praising effort they may praise effort that isn’t even there, or that’s not effective. So if a child tries hard at something and you say ‘great job, you tried hard’, but they didn’t make progress, they didn’t advance, you’re actually conveying a fixed mindset because you’re saying ‘great effort, I didn’t really expect you to do that, and I don’t expect you to do that, so I’m trying to make you feel good about not doing it’. So we need people to understand that it’s appreciating a variety of process variables that lead to learning.

The second myth is that you can teach students a lesson on growth mindset and put a poster up in the front of the room, and that’s that, that they will have a growth mindset from then on. And we know if the teacher doesn’t then embody a growth mindset, if teachers don’t embody growth mindsets in their teaching practices, in the way that they give feedback when the child is stuck, and the way they present a new unit, in the way that they give opportunities for revision and growth of understanding – if they don’t embody that growth mindset, they are not teaching it. And in fact, if their behaviour contradicts the poster at the front of the room, then maybe they’re doing a disservice.

 

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

 


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Interview with always interesting Carol Dweck. I appreciate the nuance of what she is discussing here. 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 1:41 PM
Carol Dweck outlines several myths about the pychology of a growth mindset.
Ian Berry's curator insight, August 14, 7:15 PM
Great reminders of several aspects what I call appreciative leadership.  "Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset."
Chris Carter's curator insight, August 14, 7:31 PM
Carol Dweck gave words and concrete research to the belief that kids can succeed, that hard work matters, and that being "smart" has more to do with focus and determination than genes. 
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PDF Candy - free online PDF tools

PDF Candy - free online PDF tools | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
PDF Candy is a free online PDF toolset: PDF to Word, PDF to JPG, merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, etc.

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Very nice collection PDF-Tools in one place!
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Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All - EdSurge News

Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All - EdSurge News | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coding bootcamps were supposed to be the next big thing in higher education, promising a compressed, career-focused alternative to traditional graduation.


The problem with education is that we keep coming back to this one-size-fits-all approach,” says Adam Enbar, CEO of Flatiron School, who insists that he’s seeing “more demand than ever” for his company’s programs. Rhetoric around coding schools has suggested that they present an easy way to teach anyone to code, regardless of background. Flatiron, he says, has crafted its main program to be highly selective, and it runs a longer program with a different curriculum for those with less familiarity with coding. “There’s no model that fits everyone,” he says. And by the same logic, he says, no one can make a blanket statement that bootcamp programs as a group can’t work.



 
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Is this "bootcamp" model of technology education on the way out? 
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How to keep students from becoming bored during lectures (essay)

How to keep students from becoming bored during lectures (essay) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While sitting in a lecture, a student’s attention may shift in many ways -- daydreaming, looking out a window at a beautiful day, or searching a website on a laptop or mobile device. With everything that is happening in the world, it is easy for students to become distracted during class.
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No, you aren't a 'visual' learner

No, you aren't a 'visual' learner | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The idea that people have different styles of learning — that the visually inclined do best by seeing new information, for example, or others by hearing it — has been around since the 1950s, and recent research suggests it's still widely believed by teachers and laypeople alike. But is there scientific evidence that learning styles exist?

 
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Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick.

Zipnote: The notebook that helps new knowledge stick. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You probably already take notes when you learn. But often they lie forgotten for weeks or forever. Zipnote makes your notes useful by turning what you learn into reviewable Q&A cards.

Just take your notes in Zipnote! Use our easy, outline-based note format to add concepts, people, places and events you learn about.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 11, 4:13 PM
This is an interesting take on note-taking since one of the most difficult parts of note-taking is getting kids to actually look back at those notes.
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interesting take on a notebook app - to turn your notes into Q&A cards so you'll actually train your brain with what you once deemed noteworthy. Nice idea.
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Top 10 Highlights of the 2017 NMC Horizons Report: HigherEd Edition 

Top 10 Highlights of the 2017 NMC Horizons Report: HigherEd Edition  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Six key trends, six significant challenges and six developments in educational technology are profiled in the report as poised to impact teaching, learning and creative inquiry in higher education. Here are the highlights..."


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Create Videos For Learning!

Create Videos For Learning! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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The free version is somewhat limited, but it seems worth a try.
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 8, 6:18 AM

This is a great tool for creating animated video presentations.

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This is a great tool for creating animated video presentations.

Doug Joubert's curator insight, September 4, 10:00 AM
A lot like PowToons, but not as nice.  Good for younger children.
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6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience 

6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Enhance your learning experience by utilizing gamification and rewards like certificates, badges, or points."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 1:47 PM
You get to do over .. you get immediate results, you can improve your score, you can pick games you like.
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I have used Quia to create games to help my students learn the elements and principles of design and other art facts with my high school art classes. The games provided a safe place for them to test themselves on what they have learned. They excitedly shared their scores with their peers and took part in friendly competition. I was delighted that my entire class worked until they got 100%! Needless to say by the time they took their final exam, they were READY!
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Learning is always easier when it's fun and gamification makes it addictive too!

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The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They've woken up to the very last in a series of half-futile phone alarms. Made, an
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12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment -

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment - | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. There are great books about assessment (Tomlinson’s on assessment in the differentiated classroom are good, for...
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 Cmap - Create Concept Maps

 Cmap - Create Concept Maps | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cmap software is a result of research conducted at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). It empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. Cmap Products Cmap products empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. View our products to see …

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This looks interesting. You have to provide  your info before you can download. 
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It empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps.

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9 Ways to Make Your PowerPoint Presentation Dazzle Using Fonts

9 Ways to Make Your PowerPoint Presentation Dazzle Using Fonts | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Your font choice can have a surprisingly huge impact on how your audience perceives your message in your presentation

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30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students

30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students

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Love Padlet. Here are some great ways to incorporate it into your sessions. 
 
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Top 6 Questions To Ask While Designing Mobile Learning

Top 6 Questions To Ask While Designing Mobile Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Designing for mobile devices is like designing for any other medium, in that many of the underlying principles remain the same. But there are some important differences. Let’s look at the top questions to ask while designing mobile learning."


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