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Impact of the internet age on human culture and K-20 education policy/administration
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Drop Out Now: The Economics of Unschooling ~ Sparks & Honey

"We live in a time of great abundance and unparalleled possibilities fueled by exponential growth from the impact of technology. Our job at sparks & honey is to understand the accelerators, balancers and patterns that are driving exponential cultural change in the near term and foreseeable future.  Our team of cultural strategists and curators works with leading brands and thought leaders to apply these trends and use them as a catalyst for disruptive innovation. 

"We eat culture for breakfast in order to understand the value of emerging fringe signals, cultural shifts and explosive doubling patterns. While monitoring thousands of inputs and mapping and scoring them, we have identified 8 rapidly accelerating trends that will shape institutions, governments, businesses and everyday consumers. 

"We have consolidated these trends into short vignettes in order to share a curated snapshot of what will create either great opportunities or unexpected challenges. We will cover these trends over the next two months. This report covers The Future of Education. We hope you engage us in the debate and exploration on how these exponential trends will shape your business and the World. "

 

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Fantastic post that summarises where we are now in terms of teaching and learning and the impact of new technology.  It looks at the triggers for new methods of teaching and learning and som of he key elements that are contributing to this change e.g. blended learning, collaboration and the use of multimedia and open educational resources.  Includes links to case studies

Essential reading".


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, David Bramley, Paula Silva
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Humans and Machines. The role of people in technology-driven organisations | The Economist


Via GRIAL Univ Salamanca. Aprendoenred., Peter B. Sloep, giovanni nulli
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Helena Capela's comment, April 18, 2013 6:54 AM
Very good comment.
Peter B. Sloep's comment, April 18, 2013 7:41 AM
Thanks Helena!
Maria Persson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:58 AM

Need more time to read with depth...reserving my right to not comment :-)

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Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Abreena Tompkins, instruction specialist at Surry Community College, has developed a brain-based online course design model based on a meta-analysis of more than 300 articles. In this study, she distilled the following elements of brain-based course design:

Low-risk, nonthreatening learning environment Challenging, real-life, authentic assessments Rhythms, patterns, and cycles Appropriate chunking or grouping Learning as orchestration rather than lecture or facilitation Appropriate level of novelty Appropriately timed breaks and learning periods Purposeful assessments Learning that addresses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners Active processing with mental models The use of universal examples, analogies, and parallel processing


Via Dennis T OConnor, Patty Ball, Louise Robinson-Lay
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