The Learning Renaissance

Mike Wesch: The Machine is Us/ing Us: Explaining Web 2.0 (YouTube)

When Mike Wesch’s video explaining what made Web 2.0 distinctive was first published in 2007 it caused quite a stir in the learning community. It showed how at to that … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not In Words: Evolution of the website technology from the beginning thru Web 2.0 (YouTube)

A nice infographic demonstrating the difference between Web 1.0 and web 2.0. If we are thinking generations, less that ten years separated these two different ways of operating with the … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guardian Professional: The eight qualities of successful school leaders

Far from being clones enslaved by government diktat or professional orthodoxy, the best headteachers run their schools through conviction and often sheer personality. Even so, they do share some vital … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mind-Body Paradigm for Students AND Teachers!

The relationship between emotional well-being and effective learning have been explored, but what about the wider relationship between the mind and the body in effective learning? Every time I facilitate … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

What is Heutagogy? by London Knowledge Lab

A curated conversation of the book Self-Determined Learning edited by Stewart Hase & Chris Kenyon featuring 50 words on every chapter trying to answer the question ‘What is Heutagogy?’, created … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The CPD Framework for Teaching Offender Learners in the Community

The most innovative learning often takes place with those most marginalised in the learning process. Developed in partnership with the Institute of Education Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Exercise ‘boosts academic performance’ of teenagers | BBC News

“Physical activity is more than just important for your physical health. There are other benefits and that is something that should be especially important to parents, policy-makers and people involved … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management & The Power Of Your Personality (Smart Classroom Management)

As far as managing the classroom, there is some truth in this list… but that is only a means to a greater end. New teachers might find it useful. Managing … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 6 Types of Thinkers to Seek for Your Team | LinkedIn

Learning content is often less important as the structure by which learning is accomplished – the How and not the What. This is an interesting article in roles within team … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Innovations in Education: Creative Learning by Design

Coming up with ways to help teachers to ‘think outside the box’ can be challenging, especially in this time of teacher evaluations tied to standardized test scores, implementation of common … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Open Culture: Philosopher Daniel Dennett Presents Seven Tools For Critical Thinking

Dennett’s sixth point expounds ‘Sturgeon’s Law’, which states that roughly “90% of everything is crap.” While he concedes this may be an exaggeration, the point is that there’s no point … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Brief History of Instructional Design, by Kristina Hollis

This infographic speaks in terms of “instructional design”, which suggests the focus is on the teaching rather than the learning outcomes. One key aspect of ICT-based learning is giving the … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning Quotient and the link to Creativity

Originally posted on ace-d:
What do you think about when the work creativity is mentioned or you are asked to be creative? Do you admire creative people for whatever it…

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why academics are taking comic books seriously | BBC News

There are now thought to be about 150 comic scholars in the UK – university lecturers, PhD students and independent researchers. They are exploring how subjects such as gender, feminism, … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Innovations in Education: Assessing 21st Century Skills

In some previous posts, we’ve examined the supply side of the development of learning in terms of the new learning technologies and our growing understanding of the brain’s function in … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Telegraph: Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy

Not that technology of itself provides all the answers… It’s use has to be purposeful if it is to promote effective learning as this article outlines the downside of the … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boost family learning to close skills gap argues report | BBC News

The report draws on a recent OECD study which found that adults in England score among the lowest results in international literacy and numeracy tests when compared with the same … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning Quotient – An Introduction

Originally posted on ace-d:
This is the first of what is presently (13/11/13) seventeen articles on the concept of LQ (Learning Intelligence) as proposed by ace-d. There is a list…

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms (YouTube)

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

One of the issues that need to be addressed and understood when embarking on new technology learning: Read more: Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bright poor ‘held back for decades’ | BBC News

Among the youngest of this survey, leaving school in the mid-1980s, fewer than one in five went to university. Among the oldest group, who would have left school in the … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brain Development Basics – A Teacher’s Guide

There are unique learning opportunities for educators and students alike as our understanding of how the brain works as a learning organ meets up with our abilities to produce learning … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Learning Vortex: A More Comprehensive Approach to Securing Learning Gains from the Adoption of New Learning Technologies

Abstract of the paper by David Hughes FRSA (JLB Learning Innovation), published in the Barcelona Edulearn Conference (Edulearn13) This paper presents some suggestions as to how the time devoted to … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning in the New Renaissance (JLB)

An overview of how school based learning can harness the potential of the New Renaissance in Learning promised by our increasing understanding of metacognition and the potential of new learning … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Asia’s parents suffering ‘education fever’ | BBC News

“The Korean education system puts enormous pressure on children,” said Prof Seth. “The only way to opt out of the system is not to have children. It is so expensive … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Revision: A guide for Students, Teachers and Parents (JLB)

Too many learners fail in learning. They usually put their failure down to being not very bright or not being able to remember things! In truth, their failure is not … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use universities to drive economic growth, report urges | BBC News

In his foreword, Sir Andrew writes that UK universities have “an extraordinary wealth of ideas, technology and human energy – much of which is world-leading and capable of seeding not … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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