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The Learning Story of YOU (#mlearning)(11)

02/26/2014

Ever since the beginning of the Internet age, all things and processes can be digitized and hence exchanged through the Internet are only getting more decentralized and democratized. This trend includes learner-centered learning, and that a learner can involve in plotting his/her own learning story, personalized his/her own learning journey. Can you tell the significance of… Read More ›

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The Quest of Reading and Writing in Common Core State Standards

Mission statements for all educators: – Common Core State Standards ask that every teacher plays a role in students’ writing development, whether you teach Literature, Math, Science or Social Studies. – The Standards for the English Language Arts requests to get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions… Read More ›

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Interactive Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning (3D)

Hi Everyone! This is an interactive brain map that Open Colleges created to show how we learn using our brain. You can spin the brain to explore all points. Enjoy! An interactive infographic brought to you by Informed

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25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation

By Saga Briggs, re-published from www.opencolleges.edu.au with permission In the context of learning, intrinsic motivation is motivation that stems not from external factors like grades and status, but rather from genuine interest and ambition. Like altruism, it assumes no reward. But – like altruism – it is difficult to corroborate. Even if Sally, your best student, completes the… Read More ›

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5 Hypotheses About Learning That Suggest Self-Directed Learning

By  Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : Five Hypotheses About Learning That Suggest Self-Directed Learning In our continuing reading and research on learning–whether we’re looking at project-based learning, problem-based learning, blended learning, or any number of other approaches–we often bump into the idea of self-directed learning. This is not a coincidence, we believe, as even Dewey promoted the… Read More ›

(Infographic) Putting Students at The Center

from Studentsatthecenter.org We know that each student is unique, but what about each student’s brain? This new Students at the Center infographic from Christina Hinton and JFF(Jobs For the Future) draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning. Check out more resources about Putting Students at the… Read More ›

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate… Read More ›

The Basics of Education Data Mining and Learning Analytics

Educators may not always be able to provide each student with the one-on-one time needed for personalized learning. Data mining and analytics make it easier for educators to address the needs of students with varied academic capabilities. We’ve covered the status of Adaptive Learning – Challenges and Developments. College Stats explains the basics of educational data mining… Read More ›

The Shift From Cohorts to Competency [Infographic]

“The Shift From Cohorts to Competency” is the fourth DLN Smart Series white paper released in collaboration with Getting Smart. This paper outlines how schools and districts can ensure every student gains the necessary skills to graduate college and career ready by shifting to competency-based education. (View the infographic below) Also check out another policy paper… Read More ›

Adaptive Learning – The Challenges and Developments

Learning analytic is one of emerging technologies that will impact higher education in the next 2-3 years from the Horizon report for higher education just released this week. It refers to pulling data from a variety of data generated as learners interact with the learning contents and environments to give a picture of learners’ profile…. Read More ›

Playlist: 6 beautiful talks by data artists

6 outstanding examples of human-centered approach in data analysis show us the best route to take as technology becomes more and more central to our daily lives.

Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

by Barbara Bray / Kathleen McClaskey, from www.personalizelearning.com Alliance for Excellent Education’s report on Culture Shift provides facts that point to learner-centered instruction and the use of technology to “guide students toward greater ownership of their learning.” “It is not about instruction or technology. It is about the learner owning and driving their learning.” Barbara Bray / Kathleen McClaskey The… Read More ›

Making, Playing, Learning and Working Memory

Working memory measures potential to learn, and can be crucial in supporting classroom achievement, says Tracy Packiam Alloway. She researches working memory at the University of North Florida and has developed the world’s first standardised working memory tests for educators. Her latest book is an edited collection, Working Memory: The Connected Intelligence, published by Psychology Press…. Read More ›

Brain-based Learning and Higher Ed

by Justin Marquis Ph.D., OnlineUniversities.com As a graduate of a doctoral program with a heavy emphasis on learning science, I have long believed that we will eventually understand the inner workings of the human brain to such a degree that we will be able to quantify the effects of every interaction and learning experience. This… Read More ›

Manage Your Own Online Learning ePortfolio for Free

In the age of lifelong learning, we think this tool is really cool for our learning journey! We copy the most important things you need to know about it from foliofor.me . Built on award-winning Mahara software, foliofor.me gives you access to your own, free e-portfolio. You have the freedom to create your own portfolio away from… Read More ›