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Juan Carlos de Lassaletta

online learning insights | A Blog about Open and Online Education - 20 views

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    This article examines the potential of synchronous communication in online education by analyzing the newest tools and platforms that facilitate real-time group communication, and the pedagogy associated with implementing synchronous communication tools into asynchronous learning environments.
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    The next big-think in online education: learning in real time
Dwayne Abrahams

Google Changes Its Tune on Interviews - Vault: Blog - 12 views

  • Thus, the old pre-reqs are out: GPAs, transcripts, SATS.  In fact, Google is beginning to disregard academic educations altogether: they're just not a good predictor of success at the company. Says Bock, "After two or three years, your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you required in college are very different. You’re also fundamentally a different person. You learn and grow, you think about things differently."

    According to the Times, Google is putting its money where its mouth is: they've actually increased their hires with no college education—14% of some of its teams have never been to school, according to Bock.

    Instead, the emphasis is on hiring candidates who are leaders, and work well in teams. The only way to discover this, says Bock, is through "structured" behavior interviews that assess how a person makes decisions. The winning interviewees will be able to demonstrate that they are "consistent and fair in how [they] think about making decisions and that there’s an element of predictability." This is key to building trust among team members once hired, he explains. "If a leader is consistent, people on their teams experience tremendous freedom, because then they know that within certain parameters, they can do whatever they want. If your manager is all over the place, you’re never going to know what you can do, and you’re going to experience it as very restrictive."

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    Google is beginning to disregard academic educations altogether: they're just not a good predictor of success at the company. 
    According to the Times, Google is putting its money where its mouth is: they've actually increased their hires with no college education-14% of some of its teams have never been to school, according to Bock.
    Instead, the emphasis is on hiring candidates who are leaders, and work well in teams.
Tero Toivanen

Shameless self-promotion | Education Futures - 27 views

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    The conversation about Invisible Learning is growing
Sheryl A. McCoy

Who Is Going To Be The ISTEK ELT 2011 Roving Reporter? You Decide! | Burcu Akyol's Blog - 1 views

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    vote for Sabrina...she would be a great roving reporter.
Jim Farmer

How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! - 47 views

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    designed by teachers for teachers. They have made the process of creating and monitoring a class blog safe and efficient. Sign-ups are fast and simple, making it easy to co-ordinate a whole class of new students. At the same time, the blog's privacy and security is protected by default. This makes life incredibly easy for the teacher, allowing you to get straight in to the fun bit of blogging!
Jill Berkowicz

Using Technology To Learn and Teach and Learn - 29 views

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    "This blog is where I will share my adventure with all things about childrens' and adults' learning along with the growing role technology plays in expanding minds!"

    Please check out this blog and follow!
Martin Kaye

New York Times Learning Network - 26 views

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    "Our Teaching Topics collection is a living index page of links to resources on often-taught subjects.

    On each, we've collected some of the best, most useful Times materials we could find on that topic - including lesson plans, related articles, multimedia, themed crosswords and archival materials. "
Dwayne Abrahams

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - 36 views

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    Wesley Fryer's Blog
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    Wesley Fryer's Blog
Caroline Roche

Free Technology for Teachers: - 70 views

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    This is an amazing blog, worth going back to lots of times
Kathleen N

Schoology - Your digital classroom - 78 views

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    course management with social networking features k-12
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