VERVE: Plug the world into your computer by inXus interactive "[The] possibilities seem endless." Tom Spendlove, Designer Edge "Verve lets you play games like you never have before." Vegard Ottervig, Teknofil "[The] interface makes customization the absolute easiest thing ever!" Grant Lahaie, EpicPodQuest Riesman model of Education and Culture In April 1997 the Harvard University Gazette reported, "The journal Contemporary Sociology has named the best-selling sociology book ever... The Lonely Crowd (Yale University Press) by David Riesman, [with] Nathan Glazer, and Reuel Denney, which the journal says has sold some 1.4 million copies since it was published in 1950." Interestingly, if the web is anything to go by, it is the fact of its popularity and influence which is most remarked, rather than what it says. I once met Riesman when I was an undergraduate, and he was a visiting professor. That memory has not unduly influenced my respect for his book, which could hardly be written today, so sweeping and courageous is it in its scope.
TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar A community about to build or rehab a school often creates checklists of best practices, looks for furniture that matches its mascot, and orders shiny new lockers to line its corridors. These are all fine steps, but the process of planning and designing a new school requires both looking outward (to the future, to the community, to innovative corporate powerhouses) as well as inward (to the playfulness and creativity that are at the core of learning). In many ways, what makes the Googles of the world exceptional begins in the childhood classroom -- an embrace of creativity, play, and collaboration. It was just one year ago that 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the number-one leadership competency in our complex global marketplace. We can no longer afford to teach our kids or design their schoolhouses the way we used to if we’re to maintain a competitive edge.
What makes students stick with a MOOC? by Joan Brasher | Feb. 26, 2016, 12:39 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter » MOOCs: what makes students persist? @vupeabody Researchers are trying to understand why students drop out of online courses and what factors cause them to persist. (iStock) Batsocks - Controlling Two LEDs per uC pin Controlling Two LEDs per uC pin Introduction Sometimes you just run out of pins to control your LEDs. There are lots of options open to you, not limited to: A larger uC with more pins.
The student authored syllabus Author: Suz Burroughs In either formal learning, informal learning or models which transition between the two, there are many opportunities for learners to co-create the syllabus and/or outline their own course of action. The sage on the stage of formal instruction must become at the most a guide on the side who acts as a coach appearing only when needed rather than as a lecturer who determines the content that the learners need to master. In the following inspirational but certainly not prescriptive examples, we will focus on co-learning methods drawn from a Social Constructivist perspective, which fits nicely here. We offer a few examples below to show a range of learner centered approaches.
TED: The Greatest Platform Worth Sharing No one can deny that TED.com is one of the most successful and iconic idea-sharing platforms online. Since 2006, TED Talk videos have racked up over 800 million views. And it’s no surprise these videos went viral; with names like Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall, Sergey Brin and Bill Clinton, the roster of TED speakers reads like a best-in-class review of today’s living scientists, educators and humanitarians. And now, six years after uploading its first video, TED.com is innovating online education again. A new site,TED-ed.com now provides a platform for teachers and students to share video lessons. Teachers can modify, or “flip”, the videos to make them more relevant to their own lessons and use the site’s test and project writing tools to measure comprehension.
Infographic of the Day: Even Poor Countries Can Excel in Education Sitting comfortable in our first-world lives, it's easy to assume that we've got the best of everything. And it's easy to assume that problems of infant mortality, hunger and education are simply a matter of having a roaring GDP. But that's not true at all, as these remarkable interactive graphs show. Produced by The Guardian and the Gates Foundation, the charts are draw from the Millennium Development Report Card. What's the state of OER and where do we go next? While higher education tuition continues its steady rise, outpacing inflation, and room and board costs also increase, there’s one cost some might say is moving in the right direction. Even while the number of course materials students buy has stayed level, average student spending dropped almost 20% from 2007 to 2015. Rich Hershman, vice president of government relations at the National Association of College Stores, points to that data as evidence that open educational resources are having an impact on the market. Right around the time NACS started tracking average student spending on course materials, it took a stance on OER, saying it would create healthy competition and offer students more choices. As expected, Hershman said, costs are going down for students.
Arduino LCD KeyPad Shield (SKU: DFR0009) Introduction Arduino LCD KeyPad Shield (SKU: DFR0009) The LCD Keypad shield is developed for Arduino compatible boards, to provide a user-friendly interface that allows users to go through the menu, make selections etc. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society The Challenge of Open Education Eleonora Pantò, Anna Comas-Quinn Abstract Digital culture and the remix culture it has generated have changed the way in which knowledge and learning are constructed.