» The next generation of research – it’s online and open to all
18/12/17 15:17 from OLDaily
Daniela Duca , JISC , Dec 18, 2017 This article points us in the direction of some startups representative of the trend toward open research. The three are:  Sparrho , whose "mission is to make science more discoverable, unders...

» Is Wikipedia a Trustworthy Academic Resource? Scientists Think So
18/12/17 15:01 from OLDaily
Meghan Bogardus Cortez , EdTech , Dec 18, 2017 Though I have some issues with how it is managed and how it is produced, I still consider Wikipedia to be a valuable resource and one that I am quite willing to reference in my articles. And...

» Measuring And Driving Usage Of Teams For Education
18/12/17 14:46 from OLDaily
Sam McNeill , Microsoft Education Blog , Dec 18, 2017 The headline refers to Microsoft Teams , and not to teams in general. There's a reference back to this article on how to measure activity in Teams. In this article Sam McNeill lo...

» 5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns
18/12/17 12:10 from OLDaily
Vicki Davis , Cool Cat Teacher Blog , Dec 18, 2017 I was expecting this to be pop pseudoscience, and while it's a bit pop, the five things seem pretty solid to me. They are: you can't learn when stressed, learning is based on similarity,...

» Frontiers for Young Minds
18/12/17 11:56 from OLDaily
Dec 18, 2017 Frontiers for Young Minds is a scientific journal written by leading researchers but directed toward and edited by kids. "Distinguished scientists are invited to write about their cutting-edge discoveries in a language that ...

» Kamadia: Why I didn't get a PhD – and why you shouldn't either
18/12/17 11:31 from OLDaily
Aly Kamadia , Ottawa Citizen , Dec 18, 2017 I don't have a PhD but I have a PhD education - that is, I completed all the coursework for my PhD, passed five rigorous comprehensive exams, and prepared a dissertation proposal. I also spent ...

» Weekly Neuroscience Update
17/12/17 17:57 from Inside the Brain
Simultaneous activity of three cognitive systems found in the study NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Vadim Axelrod, Bar-Ilan University. Internal experiences, such as recalling personal memories, are associated with the simultan...

» Focusing on the Process: Letting Go of Product Expectations
17/12/17 17:15 from OLDaily
Jackie Gerstein , User Generated Education , Dec 18, 2017 This post draws a useful distinctoon between viewing education as a product and viewing it as a process. Quoting from Rogers’  Freedom to Learn  Gurstein writes, "...

» Pearson Open Sources Equella—Properly
16/12/17 22:07 from OLDaily
Michael Feldstein , e-Literate , Dec 16, 2017 The most interesting bit is the pair of disclosures at the bottom of the article. What is the "yet-to-be-announced e-Literate project" being sponsored by Pearson? What is the other "yet-...

» Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking
16/12/17 21:42 from OLDaily
Mara Hvistendahl , Wired , Dec 16, 2017 This article descibes China's embrace of electronic payments using WeChat and Alipay, and discusses its extension into personal credit. It them suggests a linkage between various plans to allocate ...

» Moocs can still bring higher education to those who really need it
16/12/17 14:34 from OLDaily
Diana Laurillard , Eileen Kennedy , Times Higher Education , Dec 16, 2017 For something that's supposed to be dead, MOOCs are still very much alive. And according to this articlee, they have more potential for the future. "Moocs are stil...

» New post
15/12/17 20:36 from OLDaily
Moodle News , Dec 15, 2017 Short article in Moodle News pointing to some interesting resources about a forthcoming MoodleNet: "Users and enthusiasts can  follow the developments  on a dedicated blog at blog.moodle.net, maintain...

» MoodleNet Officially In The Works: Where Is The ‘X’ Factor?
15/12/17 20:36 from OLDaily
Moodle News , Dec 16, 2017 Short article in Moodle News pointing to some interesting resources about a forthcoming MoodleNet: "Users and enthusiasts can  follow the developments  on a dedicated blog at blog.moodle.net, maintain...

» Key themes in mobile learning: Prospects for learner-generated learning through AR and VR
15/12/17 20:13 from OLDaily
Claudio Aguayo , Thomas Cochrane , Vickel Narayan , Australasian Journal of Educational Technology , Dec 15, 2017 "Mobile learning still requires the theories, methodologies, and practices of its own as a field," write the authors. "We a...

» Mobile augmented communication for remote collaboration in a physical work context
15/12/17 20:05 from OLDaily
Jana Pejoska- Laajola , Sanna Reponen , Marjo Virnes , Teemu Leinonen , Australasian Journal of Educational Technology , Dec 15, 2017 This report documents "field studies in actual work contexts to map how participants solve physica...

» The Fake News Culprit No One Wants to Identify: You
15/12/17 18:59 from OLDaily
danah boyd , Wired , Dec 15, 2017 I waver back and forth on the topic of institutions. On the one hand, I find that they are capable of significant harm, as they concentrate power and authority and and easily usurped to work for an elite...

» Trends in the Future of Learning
15/12/17 18:09 from OLDaily
[ Slides ][ Audio ] Work in the future will require higher levels of analysis, access to experts, and greater autonomy. How can the College@ESDC equipped itself for what’s coming? What form(s) is learning, and especially operational trai...

» Fake news and Facebook: Campaign kicks off to help Canadians separate fact from fiction
15/12/17 14:53 from OLDaily
Clare Hennig , CBC News , Dec 15, 2017 This is an example of the deployment of education outside the usual channels. The public service message has been around for as long as there are ways to send messages (1950s radio dramas are full o...

» What is bipolar disorder? [Video]
15/12/17 13:45 from Inside the Brain
The word bipolar means ‘two extremes.’ For the many millions experiencing bipolar disorder around the world, life is split between two different realities: elation and depression. So what causes this disorder? And can it be treated? Hele...

» Macmillan Learning Offers Educators Support for Open Education Resources via the Intellus Platform
14/12/17 22:06 from OLDaily
Macmillan Learning , PRWeb , Dec 14, 2017 The hashtag to follow on this is #openwrapping . We had another announcement today of a publisher taking OER and wrapping commercial software and services around them, thus effectively enclosing ...

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