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Critical and Alternative Perspectives on Student Engagement. When you have a graduate degree in higher education, student engagement is everything.

Critical and Alternative Perspectives on Student Engagement

Replication and Analysis of Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve. Abstract We present a successful replication of Ebbinghaus’ classic forgetting curve from 1880 based on the method of savings.

Replication and Analysis of Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve

Education Endowment Foundation. Feedback is information given to the learner and/or the teacher about the learner’s performance relative to learning goals.

Education Endowment Foundation

It should aim towards (and be capable of producing) improvement in students’ learning. Feedback redirects or refocuses either the teacher’s or the learner’s actions to achieve a goal, by aligning effort and activity with an outcome. It can be about the learning activity itself, about the process of activity, about the student’s management of their learning or self-regulation or (the least effective) about them as individuals. This feedback can be verbal, written, or can be given through tests or via digital technology. It can come from a teacher or someone taking a teaching role, or from peers.

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system. Media playback is unsupported on your device.

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system

Higher Education Policy, Volume 30, Issue 1. Open and Shut?: Copyright: the immoveable barrier that open access advocates underestimated. In calling for research papers to be made freely available open access advocates promised that doing so would lead to a simpler, less costly, more democratic, and more effective scholarly communication system.

Open and Shut?: Copyright: the immoveable barrier that open access advocates underestimated

Individualized Learning is Great, but What About the Commonalities? Recently I wrote an article in reply to David E.’s question about the tensions between a growing focus upon individualized learning and common educational innovations.

Individualized Learning is Great, but What About the Commonalities?

They’re having fun… but are they learning? – MIT MEDIA LAB – Medium. By Anneli Hershman How can you measure the learning outcomes of play?

They’re having fun… but are they learning? – MIT MEDIA LAB – Medium

Privacy is Power – Standard Journal. The desk I’m typing this on is a little wobbly.

Privacy is Power – Standard Journal

I adjusted the legs yesterday to be a little shorter after noticing the reason my wrists were hurting was because they were bent upward at an uncomfortable angle. My office at home is now clean and empty, after spending several hours the day before throwing away empty boxes of electronics that I for some reason found value in keeping. Interactive Toolkit. Tackle ‘reporting bias’ in pedagogy research, paper warns. Learning and teaching journals are “not doing enough” to combat reporting bias in research from the field, according to the author of a new paper on the subject.

Tackle ‘reporting bias’ in pedagogy research, paper warns

Phillip Dawson, associate director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (Cradle) at Deakin University, also said that research funding organisations must help to reduce the phenomenon, which occurs when researchers selectively report significant positive results and omit non-significant or negative results. Higher education agencies for whom the Bell tolls. After a 2016 full of higher education policy news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there could be no further surprises in store.

Higher education agencies for whom the Bell tolls

But for staff in many sector agencies, the review led by Reading VC Sir David Bell has caused months of consternation, negotiation and ultimately preparation for a major shakeup. We understand that the Bell review, when published next month, will propose a merger between the Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Equality Challenge Unit, to create a new super higher education development agency. In fact, work is already underway to begin the merger process. WCAG-EM Report Tool. This tool helps you generate a report according to the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).

It does not perform any accessibility checks. It helps you follow the steps of WCAG-EM, to generate a structured report from the input that you provide. It is designed for experienced evaluators who know Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and are somewhat familiar with WCAG-EM. For an introduction to WCAG-EM, see the WCAG-EM Overview. 22 Essential Tools for Testing Your Website's Usability. The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off. A site's ease of use, or its usability, is an integral part of its success, especially with websites becoming more and more interactive, complex and packed with features. User-centered design is all about building websites that fulfill the goals and desires of its users, and at the heart of this concept is that a user must be able interact with your website effectively.

Testing usability is an art and a science. The Leadership Foundation: Leading Equality and Diversity. Strategic Change within the Changing the Learning Landscape Programme Linda Evans Professor of Leadership and Professional Learning, School of Education, University of LeedsNeil Morris Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change and Director of Digital Learning, University of Leeds.

Interactive Toolkit. Valley of the dolts. In February 2012, after Facebook announced what was in time to become the largest IPO in the history of internet firms, The Economist put a parody of Mark Zuckerberg’s profile page on its cover. Next to an insipid, beaming profile picture of the young CEO, there was a status update: “VENI VIDI VICI!!! Am I richer than Bill yet?

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How Educators Should Understand Hillary Clinton’s Server. #ReadMyResearch Education. Magazine - Creative academic. Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning. How a Curious Condition Solved a Neuroscientific Mystery. Deepening reflection on practice with mobile technology. The flipped classroom model at the university: analysis based on professors’ and students’ assessment in the educational field. Innovative education: to ‘flip’ the classroom. The Golden Triangle of Online Communication. Why Don’t Teachers Engage With Research? The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) recently found that teachers do not engage with research. Formation à la recherche et recherche de la formation en didactique. Je souhaiterais revenir sur la distinction que fait Robert Galisson entre applicationnistes et conceptualistes, les premiers appliquant servilement des théories ou des concepts (appartenant aux disciplines de référence) plus ou moins applicables, les seconds, partisans de l’autonomie de leur discipline, s’intéressant au sujet dans une optique praxéologique.

En dépit de l’affirmation d’incompatibilité entre les deux, je souhaiterais nuancer cette dichotomie, n’ayant pas un goût marqué pour les étiquettes et ne me sentant vraiment à mon aise ni dans l’une, ni dans l’autre. Le problème se posera de la même façon, même si cela n’apparaît pas aussi clairement, par rapport à l’anthropologie. Les besoins de l’enseignant de langues induisent donc ceux d’une formation bien pensée et efficace dans laquelle les avancées des disciplines connexes ne seraient ni oubliées, ni obligatoirement réinventées, à charge pour les impétrants de retravailler les données dans une optique résolument didactique. Theconversation. The new (and much improved) ‘Bluebook’ caught in the copyright cross-hairs.

The Paradox of Flow. Who will benefit from your research and who will block it? How to identify stakeholders so you can work together for impact. Educational Neuroscience: Bridging the Gulf between Basic Research and Implications for Practice. Using experts ‘inexpertly’ leads to policy failure, warn researchers. Take Control of your Digital Identity. How should you be recording citations in the digital era? — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book. About. Internet learning boosts performance by seven years, Sugata Mitra study finds. TimesHigherEducation sur Twitter : "The link between international collaboration, mobility and high-impact research: #THEAUS. We need more misfits in #education. Learning Design for Deep Learning. Redrawing the language map of the brain: Old beliefs upended as dementia research yields new locations for word, sentence comprehension. GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY. Edtech Conferences You Need To Know. Research on Language and Social Interaction – Blog.

GetDoc.do?type=COMPARL&reference=PE-549. 2014 EUROCALL Proceedings. Cross-border partners ‘key to science breakthroughs’ Editorial - JIME OER13 special issue: The potential of openness for engaging communities. The big grants, the big papers: are we missing something? How to survive a PhD viva: 17 top tips. How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors.

The Researcher Development Framework. ?. Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary. Top 10 Reasons Why LMS Implementation Fail. Technological support for ambitious institutions. Johannes Angermuller. Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless. Redirect Notice. School starting age: the evidence. Research in Germany - Do not disturb! How the brain filters out distractions. LUCIDE Final Conference: The future of the multilingual city.