A Compelling Case For The Future Of Learning
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A Compelling Case For The Future Of Learning

The future of learning is no more certain than the future itself, but some things are becoming increasingly clear: it will be mobile, personalized, collaborative,  a blend of formal and informal approaches, and full of technology (much of which TeachThought’s 21st Century Learning Model include). The following presentation from Steve Wheeler from the UK’s University of…

3 New–And Simple–Ideas For Better Learning
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3 New–And Simple–Ideas For Better Learning

“3 New–And Simple–Ideas For Better Learning” by Sonia Jackson was originally published on Getting Smart. The traditional “chalk and talk” method of teaching that’s persisted for hundreds of years is now acquiring inferior results when compared with the more modern and revolutionary teaching methods that are available for use in schools today. Greater student interaction is…

A 10th Grader Explains: Testing Is Not Learning
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A 10th Grader Explains: Testing Is Not Learning

Standardized tests are the bane of my existence. Why? Mainly because they don’t show an accurate portrayal of students. Standardized testing came about during the Industrial Revolution when schools were flooded with students and the focus was not on innovative thinking, but rather on preparing students for the manufacturing workforce. Schools were established during the Industrial…

9 Ways Neuroscience Has Changed The Classroom
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9 Ways Neuroscience Has Changed The Classroom

There is often a big divide between what happens in the laboratory and the way laboratory findings are practically applied. The relationship between neuroscience research and education is no exception. While there are numerous educational products that claim to be based on neuroscience research (often quite dubiously so), the real impact of brain-based research on…

How To Be More Creative
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How To Be More Creative

Creativity is often associated with elementary students who are encouraged to draw or color as a means of self-expression. For college students, it’s often thought of as courses or degrees that require specific creative skills such as art or writing majors. Yet for many students, the idea of intentionally being creative is lost. Business students,…

10 TED Talks That Can Change The Way You Communicate
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10 TED Talks That Can Change The Way You Communicate

Even the most eloquent of public and private speakers could always stand to tweak their communication skills just a little bit. After all, the ability to convey feelings and facts stands as essential to keeping the human species rolling along. Both the Internet and bookshelves sport advice a-go-go on how to get points across as…

With Digital Learning, Does Context Trump Content?
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With Digital Learning, Does Context Trump Content?

Steve Wheeler of Plymouth University put together the following presentation on Digital Pedagogies, essentially arguing for a new approach to learning in the face of the information age. Especially interesting is his distinction between Knowledge, Wisdom, and Transformation as a kind of hierarchy, and between Knowledge and Literacy. The title of the presentation is also compelling,…

5 Tips For Success With Social Learning With Bena Kallick
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5 Tips For Success With Social Learning With Bena Kallick

We are all involved in some ways with social networks—ning, facebook, twitter…but are we actually doing some learning from these networks?  Are we learning how to solve problems, become more innovative, interact and build new ideas?  In addition, are we using the social learning to further our learning as instructors? Here are 5 tips that…

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