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Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself. Kinja is in read-only mode.

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

We are working to restore service. "Code is not as complicated as you think, so go get started! " I disagree. It really depends what you're learning. ‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus. Milwaukee — Digital natives?

‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus

The idea that students are superengaged finders of online learning materials once struck Glenda Morgan, e-learning strategist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as “a load of hooey.” Students, she figured, probably stick with the textbooks and other content they’re assigned in class. Not quite. First Monday. Davidwiley.org. Open access. 9-minute video explaining what open access is about Open access logo, originally designed by Public Library of Science.

Open access

Whilst no official open access logo exists, organisations are free to select the logo style that best supports their visual language. Other logos are also in use.[1] On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2012, Peter Suber is interviewed about his views on past, present and future developments in open access to scholarly publications. Open access (OA) means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Open-access Publishing & Educational Resources discussion is lively! Susan Edwards, Head Librarian, Education Psychology & Social Welfare Libraries and Margaret Phillips, Librarian at DOE facilitated a lively discussion today regarding Open Access Publishing & Educational Resources and shared with the group many useful links.

Open-access Publishing & Educational Resources discussion is lively!

Susan and Margaret shared a wonderful online resource for those of us who are interested in learning more about open content, open resources, and open publishing. Visit their Open Educational Resources in Higher Education library site for definitions, resources, copyright information, publishing, etc. The group talked a lot about the value of open access content. Silicon Valley veteran pulls in record-breaking venture capital for Ivy League-caliber online college.

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Silicon Valley veteran pulls in record-breaking venture capital for Ivy League-caliber online college

You found a link we goofed up on, and as a result you're here, on the article-not-found page. That said, if you happened to be looking for our daily celebrity photo gallery, you're in luck: Also, if you happened to be looking for our photo gallery of our best reader-submitted images, you're in luck: Go With The Flow. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, great Web sites are not about navigating content, but staging experience.

Go With The Flow

A compelling Web site transforms a random walk into an exhilarating chase. The key, says psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is a finely tuned sense of rhythm, involvement, and anticipation known as "flow. " Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced "CHICK-sent-me-high-ee"), a professor at the University of Chicago, has spent more than 25 years researching flow, a state of "intense emotional involvement" and timelessness that comes from immersive and challenging activities such as software coding or rock climbing.

Putting the "Public" In Publicly-Funded Research. Sometimes an idea is so blindingly, obviously good that you have to wonder why it hasn’t already been implemented.

Putting the "Public" In Publicly-Funded Research

A few years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had an idea like that. Why not create a free, public, online archive of findings from research studies that were funded by Americans' tax dollars? That way, members of the public could keep up to date on the latest health findings by reading about discoveries that they paid for and would otherwise be unable to access.

To ensure academic publishers could recoup any investment made by publishing research in traditional print journals, scientists could wait 12 months before making the research available to the public, but no more. A Disrupted Higher-Ed System - Next. The “disruption” of the higher-ed market is a popular refrain these days.

A Disrupted Higher-Ed System - Next

Rising tuition prices and student debt have left many wondering if the current model is indeed broken and whether those like Harvard’s Clay Christensen are right when they say that innovations in course delivery will eventually displace established players. What exactly those innovations will look like remains a matter of debate. Alex Peake's "Code Hero": How To Scale Education The Right Way. In Silicon Valley, one often hears the question, "Does it scale?

Alex Peake's "Code Hero": How To Scale Education The Right Way

" What a technologist means by this is: How can a specific technological innovation be applied in a broad manner to affect a wide range of people? If Google only searched two websites it wouldn't be terribly useful. But because Google scaled effectively to search the entire Internet, it became extremely engaging.

Technologists wonder the same thing about education. Considering College During a Recession? Think Again. Culture Teaching Strategies Flickr:BradleyGee “I’m going back to school.”

Considering College During a Recession? Think Again.

Adult Degree Completion Strategies, 2010 to 2014: Grantee Abstracts – Lumina Foundation. Home / Newsroom / Adult Degree Completion Strategies, 2010 to 2014: Grantee Abstracts National or Multi-state Focus American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Washington, DC. Launched in 2008, the Plus 50 Initiative managed by the AACC is a three-year pilot supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Thirteen pilot community colleges, eight affiliate colleges, and peer-to-peer outreach between 23 colleges have developed or expanded at least two of three types of programs that engage learners 50+ years of age: workforce training, learning/enrichment, and volunteering/civic service.

Like Peter Thiel's Fellows, Sebastian Thrun Dropped Out, Hacked Education, Too. Wars have been fought in pursuit of it. Humans have been killed in its name. We have struggled because of it. It has been the object of our desires for millennia. A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups - Technology. By Nick DeSantis Harsh economic realities mean trouble for college leaders. But where administrators perceive an impending crisis, investors increasingly see opportunity. Office of Educational Technology. Change happens big in technology and it happens fast. And when public money is being spent and students’ futures are at stake, it is crucial that changes also happen smart. Our new report, Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World, calls for smart change by presenting educators, policymakers, and funders with an expanded view of evidence approaches and sources of data that can help them with decision-making about learning resources.

The report describes an iterative R&D process, with rapid design cycles and built-in feedback loops—one familiar in industry but less so in education (however, the report provides numerous examples of applications in education). What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education. Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: Dexterwas How will college life be different in five years than it is today? Can Our Great Universities Lead in a Time of Need.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know. Venture Capital in Education: New Technology and New Solutions. Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik, Ashley Lee.