Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself. ‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus. Milwaukee — Digital natives?
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.
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. 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 comes in two degrees: gratis OA, which is free online access, and libre OA, which is free online access plus some additional usage rights. These additional usage rights are often granted through the use of various specific Creative Commons licenses. Definitions The Budapest statement defined open access as follows: Gratis and libre OA Motivations for open access publishing 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.
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.
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Go With The Flow. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, great Web sites are not about navigating content, but staging experience.
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.
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.
The policy was voluntary at first, then made mandatory — much to the consternation of commercial science publishers. Now, the public has an opportunity to show support for this innovative, common sense idea. A Disrupted Higher-Ed System - Next. The “disruption” of the higher-ed market is a popular refrain these days.
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. Alex Peake's "Code Hero": How To Scale Education The Right Way. In Silicon Valley, one often hears the question, "Does it scale?
" 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. I become frustrated when people talk about OpenCourseWare or the Khan Academy as revolutionary. My friend Alex Peake, a fellow Hackademic who skipped college entirely, has built a game called Code Hero to help you learn how to code.
Alex has figure out the only way to effectively scale education--by turning students into teachers. Considering College During a Recession? Think Again. Culture Teaching Strategies.
Adult Degree Completion Strategies, 2010 to 2014: Grantee Abstracts – Lumina Foundation. 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. And today, thanks to the Internet, we have more of more of it, particularly with regard to education. It is power. Then in 1999, MIT announced they were putting their course online. Last fall, Stanford made the bold announcement that two of their courses would be taught online--artificial intelligence and machine learning classes. 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? In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information. Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, and Big Data will drive big decisions on the part of students, faculty, and the foundations and companies in the education sphere.
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. With over 250 billion in endowment, research universities are the crown jewels of our society.
Rhode's plea that these magnificent institutions do more to generate economic activity while attacking society's biggest problems mirror arguments my co-author Holden Thorp and I make in our book. As Rhode reports, at UNC we are attempting to create a campus culture that focuses on solving important problems and in so doing generate economic activity and new jobs. Who could be against this? It sounds like motherhood and apple pie. Criticism comes from two directions. Successfully responding to internal criticism of efforts to increase the impact of universities requires a more nuanced approach.
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.
Gallen Sandra Cortesi Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society Momin Malik Ashley Lee.