27 décembre 2014

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015
Barbara Bray, Personalize Learning, 2014/12/25
There are some interesting thoughts in this post. The ten trends are divided into four quadrants: learning culture, learning environments, partnerships, and deeper learning. This allows Barbara Bray to look beyond technology and think about things like belief systems, competencies, advisories, project-based learning and assessment as learning. More...

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?
Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift, 2014/12/26
A 'stealth assessment' is "seamless and ubiquitous, providing important feedback to the student and creating a model of the learner that can help teachers tap the individual needs of each student." Consider, for example, the Physics Playground, where the laws of physics act as a pervasive force in the background, silently determining whether the scenario has been correctly constructed. More...

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Education Should Step Away from Apple Devices

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education Should Step Away from Apple Devices
Anthony Carabache, Authentic 21st Century Teaching & Learning, 2014/12/26

This is a conclusion I have already reached and is behind my decision to ditch my MacBook Pro, my iPod, and the horde of other knickknacks that go with an Apple purchase (because the spending on these things never ends). More...

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'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It': Not True

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It': Not True
Liz Ryan, Forbes, 2014/12/26

Of course the sentiment expressed in the title has always been false. It is even somewhat surprising how many people act as though it were true. One thing I like about this article is how easily it transfers to education. More...

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I Will Not Post This

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I Will Not Post This
Dave Pell, Life, Philosophy, 2014/12/26

Subtitled "the coming age of self-censorship" this article discusses the way the internet critics pile on when you tweet or write something inappropriate - or, as in the case of Donald Sterling, get recorded tirading through a racist rant. More...

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Outside the Skinner Box

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Outside the Skinner Box
Gary Stager, Independent School Magazine, 2014/12/26

Gary Stager reprises his restatement of Seymour Papert's educational philosophy in this article touting learning by creating and by programming. More...

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The moos you can moo

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The moos you can moo
Mark Liberman, Language Log, 2014/12/26

This article looks at news reports that anthropomorphize elements of scientific reports and, as a consequence, misrepresent their conclusions. In this case, scientists examine how cows use distinctive calls to communicate with offspring. More...

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Hack Education Weekly News - 26 Dec 2014

http://hackeducation.com/assets/images/pigeons.jpgBy Audrey Watters. MOOCs and UnMOOCs*
Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope” by NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
From Daniel Lemire: “MOOCs are closed platforms… and probably doomed.”
* I am hoping that I can retire this category in 2015. More...

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The Pigeons of Ed-Tech

http://hackeducation.com/assets/images/pigeons.jpgBy Audrey Watters. As part of his graduate work, B. F. Skinner invented what’s now known as “the Skinner Box.” His “operant conditioning chamber” was used to study and to train animals to perform certain tasks. Do the task correctly; get a reward (namely food).
Skinner was hardly the first to use animals in psychological experiments that sought to understand how the learning process works. More...

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Ed-Tech Research - A Hack Education Project

http://hackeducation.com/assets/images/pigeons.jpgBy Audrey Watters. As part of my work as an education writer, I research a number of topics in-depth. Below, you'll find links to various projects - past and present.
I am available for paid research projects. (Email me for more information.) Or, alternately, you can fund my research through a donation.
Ongoing Projects
Teaching Machines: My forthcoming book on the cultural history of ed-tech and the long-running drive to automate teaching and learning.
Ed-Tech Trends: My annual review of the 10 most significant trends in education technology.
Ed-Tech Funding: An open data initiative to track education technology companies that receive angel and venture capital investment.
Ed-Tech Guide: What should educators and technologists know about ed-tech. More...

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