Leverage - Time Management Training from MindTools Achieving Much More with the Same Effort Achieve more with the right lever. © iStockphoto/dlerick "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the Earth." – Archimedes Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education” Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I’ve taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education. So, while it’s noble that MIT and Harvard are opening their otherwise exclusive lecture content to the public with EdX, hanging a webcam inside of a classroom is a not a “revolution in education”. A revolution in education would be replacing lectures with the Khan Academy and dedicating class time to hands-on learning, which is exactly what Stanford’s medical school proposed last week. Stanford realizes that great education comes from being surrounded by inspiring peers, being coached by world-class thinkers, and spending time solving actual problems. So, last week, two Stanford professors made a courageous proposal to ditch lectures in the medical school.
Flipped salle de classe: 5 stratégies pour Flip & Engager My blog “Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos” explored both my excitement and concerns around the flipped classroom model. Several comments and questions posted in response to that blog post asked about the strategies I use to engage students in active learning online. I want to share some of the strategies I use for engaging students around flipped content to: Stimulate higher-order thinking.Transition homework from a solitary practice to a collaborative experience.Create transparency for teachers, so they can identify what students understand, where they are struggling and what questions they have.Begin work in class at a deeper level.Cultivate a learning community online to complement face-to-face work. 1. Google Sites: Pair YouTube Embeds with Google Forms
How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step By Anne Stevens For educators ready to try the idea of design thinking, you’ll be glad to know it does not require extensive transformation of your classroom. That said, it can be a transformative experience for all involved. Here, we try to answer your questions about integrating different components of a design learning experience into familiar, pre-existing scenarios that play out in every school. Can my classroom become a space of possibility? How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory Culture Design Thinking Teaching Strategies Brightworks School Students building a cafe at Brightworks School in San Francisco. By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World, published in July by Solution Tree.
Simulator It is with great sadness that today I announce the closure of OneDDL. This is not a joke, nor a prank, but the result of a hard decision, made in difficult times. Since late 2007, OneDDL (or Rapid-links as it was back then) has provided the world with links to movies, tv shows, games and more. We started out on a shared server, receiving little over 10 visitors per day and grew to the point where we required several dedicated servers in order to satisfy the demand of over 350,000 unique visitors per day. While we did employ adverts to help with the running costs of the website, we are proud to say that we have never asked for a single penny from our users.
Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers A UK-based platform for massive open online courses (Moocs) to rival established providers in the US has been launched by The Open University. Futurelearn will carry courses from 12 UK institutions (see list), which will be available to students across the world free of charge. It will follow in the footsteps of US providers including Coursera, edX and Udacity, which offer around 230 Moocs from around 40 mostly US-based institutions to more than 3 million students. The new platform will operate as an independent company, majority owned by The Open University, although details of other investors have yet to be confirmed.
Éducation Le tableau complet de l'enseignement supérieur «User Generated: Flipped Classroom The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model. Background About the Flipped Classroom For Back to School, Reimagine Classroom Design Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales By Therese Jilek As the school year begins, most classrooms across the country will mirror traditional class design: rows of desks with passive children sitting quietly listening to a teacher in the front of the class. But not at Hartland-Lakeside. Across the Hartland-Lakeside school district in Hartland, Wisconsin, teachers have transformed their Industrial Age classrooms into innovative, state-of-the-art learning spaces.
Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion "Many people spend their entire lives doing things they don't really care for" and "endure their lives" says reknowned creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson in a talk for the School of Life on finding our purpose and following our passion. Robinson—who is known for speaking out against our highly standardized, one-size-fits-all education system that follows a "linear mode of production" and steers workers toward filling slots at companies so our economy can "beat China"—says the problem with this system is that humans are hard wired to use our imaginations and produce new things. When we find ourselves doing things we aren't passionate about, we are, unsurprisingly, pretty miserable. As always, Robinson has plenty of fascinating anecdotes about creativity and learning, but towards the end of his talk (around the 46:00 mark) he shares a story that's especially relevant for those students—and their parents—heading to college in a few weeks.
Knowledge Management using Mind Maps Click to download this Mind Map document. In this article, we’ll what a look at knowledge management. Actually more than just knowledge management – we’ll examine how knowledge is created, what it is, and how you can use it. In these days of information overload, the compact way of representing ideas that is embodied in Mind Mapping is essential.
CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as “Massive Open Online Courses.” Thanks to the buzz around MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX, there are few universities and colleges that aren’t currently struggling with whether or not they should hop on the bandwagon. Whether or not you’re long or short on MOOCs, it’s clear that, in the near term at least, they’re here to stay.