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learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I unfortunately, due to existing travel and other commitments, am not in attendance. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains. It is a multi-faceted approach of learning exploration and one where anyone with a stake in the future of learning can find an amenable conversation and place to research.

How To Concentrate "Concentration is the Most Important Intellectual Habit of Man." Not one person in ten thousand can really concentrate. Some realize that they do not know how—others drift along the line of least resistance and let their minds vegetate, apparently never suspecting their weakness or realizing that they are an utter failure at concentration. To Cori-centre—bringing all your mental force and faculties to bear steadily on a given center with-out deviation from that exact point—whipping into line all wandering fancies—stray ideas or thoughts that go off on a tangent—to hold steadily all your power on the central thing under consideration without an instant of wavering—that is Concentration. This ONE THING I Do A difficult thing to do, and very few minds can do it.

Wink, Download bei heise Meinungen zu Wink Nr. 3 zu Wink 2.0 marsupilami 11.01.12 15:22 melden Dafür, das es umsonst ist, kann es schon ziemlich viel. Ich benutze es, um graphische Benutzeroberflächen zu erklären, sowie Tutorials zu erstellen, die eine bestimmte Aufgabe erklären. Das Prinzip ist einfach: bei jedem Mausklick/Tastatureingabe und/oder zeitgesteuert wird ein screenshot erstellt. Diese screenshots kann man anschließend mit Texten, Markierungen, Bildern etc. ergänzen.

Professor Curt Bonk's e-Learning World This is the homepage of Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D. Curt is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses. Curt is affiliated with the cognitive sciences program and is adjunct in the School of Informatics at IU. He founded SurveyShare, Inc. in 2003 which he sold in 2010. In addition, he has been founder and president of CourseShare, LLC since 1999. Home Education and children with special educational needs - UK You can choose to read the blog from the most recent post, or you can choose to the blog by author. I am Lily and I live in the North West of England with my dh who is recently retired and our youngest son. We have three children, two of whom (ds1 and dd) are graduates in their early 30s with their own homes and families. We have three small grandchildren.

Audacity, Download bei heise Name: Sprache: Deutsch/Englisch Betriebssysteme: Random Stuff that Matters June 8, 2012, [MD] I was first excited to come across EduTechWiki, hosted at TECFA in Geneva, checking out articles about learner autonomy or something as specific as the ArgueGraph script (a very comprehensive article, which probably would have been speedy-deleted from Wikipedia for lack of "notability"). However, as I kept exploring, I realized there's actually a huge amount of educational technology wikis out there. I began collecting these on a wikipage, using the webclipping functionality. From these wikis, we can find articles about topics as different as technology and education in Western history, storyboarding, epistemic affordance, knowledge components, cognitive neuroscience discoveries, multiple intelligences, and a whole lote more (all of the links are from different wikis).

About - Catherine Mooney Tutoring About Catherine After completing my BA, PGCE and MA at Liverpool and York universities, I became a professional writer for a couple of decades until my son came along and priorities changed! For several years I became a full-time mum and I have educated my son at home since he was five. I am very familiar with the joys and challenges of home-education and the frustrations of school-orientated teaching materials! I am currently employed as an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing and Humanities at the Open University. I have several years experience as a private tutor and have taught most age ranges, preparing students for GCSE and A level English.

Open Course: Social Media & Open Education I will be facilitating an open graduate course this Fall titled EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education. This will be the 5th time I have taught the course (first time was 2007), and it’s different each time. It looks like I will have about 25 graduate students taking this for credit (which is well over the usual limit), and I’m also inviting anyone out there interested in the experience to participate for free. If you would like to learn more about the course, go to If you’re familiar with the course (from past iterations), you’ll notice that I’ve abandoned the old wiki and moved over to a WordPress site as the ‘central’ space. Crossword puzzle maker The Crossword puzzle maker is used to make simple crossword puzzles. It turns out that good crossword puzzles of the type found in newspapers are fairly hard to generate, and require a pool of lots of words, not all of which are used. This program puts all of the words you specify (no more, no less) into a simple crossword puzzle.

Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink - Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger | 6:00 AM July 25, 2012 In articles in both the New York Times and The New Yorker earlier this year, the concept of brainstorming as introduced in the 1940′s by Alex Osborn has been attacked as ineffective and linked to the concept of “Groupthink.” In her NYT piece and in an HBR ideacast, Susan Cain points out that the popular view — “Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.” — conflicts with research that suggests “people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption.” Some of the most spectacularly creative people in many fields are often introverts who are more comfortable working alone.

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