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Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself. "Code is not as complicated as you think, so go get started!

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

" I disagree. It really depends what you're learning. CSS and Objective-C/C++ are in completely different leagues (and categories, actually, but they both count as "code"). Getting started is the hardest part. Any languages after that just get easier and easier. ‘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. The preliminary results of a multiyear study of undergraduates’ online study habits, presented by Ms. 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. 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. Silicon Valley veteran pulls in record-breaking venture capital for Ivy League-caliber online college. Posted: 05/02/2012 10:35:42 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago.

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

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. His work is studied by marketing specialists like Vanderbilt University's Donna Hoffman and Thomas Novak, who write that flow is "a central construct when considering consumer navigation on commercial Web sites. " In books like Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, Csikszentmihalyi explores the implications of flow for personal and societal evolution.

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. 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. One view from Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, envisions a future in which every industry will be disrupted and “rebuilt with people at the center.” 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. And projects like the Khan Academy have risen to prominence because they scale--a single video can be watched by millions of people. Often educational experiences don't scale. Considering College During a Recession? Think Again. Culture Teaching Strategies.

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. 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). An iterative R&D process enables early-stage innovations to be rapidly deployed, widely adopted, and—through continuous improvement processes—refined and enhanced over time.

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. Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde's recent article on our efforts at UNC to turn our university into an engine of innovation argues that America's research universities can make a profound difference in the battle to rebuild the country's economy and its middle class.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know. Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Venture Capital in Education: New Technology and New Solutions. At last week’s SXSW interactive conference, blogger Betsy Corcoran of EdSurge convened a panel discussion among venture capitalists on the future of education technology: “ Classroom 2020: VCs and the Education Revolution ”. Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik, Ashley Lee.

Urs Gasser Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St.