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Why #Connectivism is not a Learning Theory « A Point of Contact Firstly, the question of how to label Connectivism is an important one because this affects how people connect with the theory. As a relatively young theory, its growth, acceptance, employment and how people actually understand Connectivism all depend partially on how it is represented. Representing a theory inaccurately limits the quality of the potential connections made with that theory, an insurmountable obstacle for such a theory that is concerned with the creation of successful networks and connections of specific quality to support this success. Secondly, to be clear, my position isn’t one of anti-Connectivism.

2046 is the last year your CEO has a business major A quick Google search for top CEOs will yield a list of well-known names like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergei Brin and Larry Page. Not surprisingly, these CEOs have a lot in common – they’ve built successful companies, established iconic corporate cultures, inspired other great leaders, and the list goes on. But an undeniable common thread is their impressive, and often exhaustive, technical background. As we embark on The Fourth Industrial Revolution, our world is changing quicker than it ever has; the reality is that most companies are simply not prepared for what’s ahead. According to recent research by Juniper Networks and Wakefield Research, IT decision makers across various industries including telecom, healthcare, retail, and financial services are concerned that their company’s IT infrastructure would be an obstacle to accelerating a new product or service.

edrsch Wilerson, L. and Gijselaers, W.H., Bringing Problem Based Learning to Higher Education: Theory and Practice, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 68, Winter 1996. "Let Problems Drive the Learning" ASEE Prism (staff article), 30-36, October 1996. Woods, Don, Problem-Based LearningL How to Get the Most From PBL, McMaster University, 1996. Woods, Hrymak, Marshall, Wood, Crowe, Hoffman, Wright, Taylor, Woodhouse, and Bouchard, "Developing Problem Solving Skills: The McMaster Problem Solving Program," Journal of Engineering Education, 86(2), 75-92, April 1997.

B. F. Skinner Burrhus Frederic (B. F.) Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.[1][2][3][4] He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974.[5] Skinner invented the operant conditioning chamber, also known as the Skinner Box.[6] He was a firm believer of the idea that human free will was actually an illusion and any human action was the result of the consequences of that same action. If the consequences were bad, there was a high chance that the action would not be repeated; however if the consequences were good, the actions that led to it would be reinforced.[7] He called this the principle of reinforcement.[8]

Please don't call me professor [an error occurred while processing this directive] January 4–11, 1996 slant A young college prof attempts to get down with his students, dude. By Jason Wilson Educational Psychology Review, Volume 3, Number 3 Dual coding theory (DCT) explains human behavior and experience in terms of dynamic associative processes that operate on a rich network of modality-specific verbal and nonverbal (or imagery) representations. We first describe the underlying premises of the theory and then show how the basic DCT mechanisms can be used to model diverse educational phenomena. The research demonstrates that concreteness, imagery, and verbal associative processes play major roles in various educational domains: the representation and comprehension of knowledge, learning and memory of school material, effective instruction, individual differences, achievement motivation and test anxiety, and the learning of motor skills. DCT also has important implications for the science and practice of educational psychology — specifically, for educational research and teacher education.

Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation). Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity and innovation techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY. Social Development Theory (Vygotsky Summary: Social Development Theory argues that social interaction precedes development; consciousness and cognition are the end product of socialization and social behavior. Originator: Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934). Key terms: Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), More Knowledgeable Other (MKO) Vygotsky’s Social Development Theory

EMC/Paradigm: College Resource Centers This textbook is designed with productivity tools that will guide your study. Before You Read Each Chapter Read through the chapter outline before you read the chapter. It provides a road map for the content to follow. Cooperative Learning Strategies and Children ERIC Identifier: ED306003 Publication Date: 1988-00-00 Author: Lyman, Lawrence - Foyle, Harvey C. Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education Urbana IL. Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy involving children's participation in small group learning activities that promote positive interaction. This digest discusses the reasons for using cooperative learning in centers and classrooms, ways to implement the strategy, and the long-term benefits for children's education. Cooperative learning promotes academic achievement, is relatively easy to implement, and is not expensive.

The periodic table of education technology We had a crazy idea over the weekend here at Daily Genius. What if we organized all the top education technology tools into a simple graphic? Then we took it a step further by identifying some of the best ways to organize data into a single visual. What better way to do that than by taking a page from the Periodic Table of the Elements? So we set out to identify the top edtech tools and conferences and then figured out which categories they all fit into. What you see below is the result of quite a bit of effort from the editors of Daily Genius as well as the community.

Bloom's Taxonomy From Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology Mary Forehand The University of Georgia Introduction One of the basic questions facing educators has always been "Where do we begin in seeking to improve human thinking?" (Houghton, 2004). Fortunately we do not have to begin from scratch in searching for answers to this complicated question.