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Ian Guest

Academic Torrents - 3 views

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    "Sharing data is hard. Emails have size limits, and setting up servers is too much work. We've designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds."
Aaron Davis

Research strategies for senior students - 0 views

  • It’s true that the Internet can be a wild and woolly place to find information, with the potential for complexity, bias and reliability concerns. However, it is also the environment that most resembles real life, where complexity, bias and reliability concerns are just part of the way the world actually works.
  • 1. Start with the Wikipedia article.
  • look at the citations list.
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  • 3. Go to Google Scholar
  • 4. Set up a bookmarking system
  • 5: While in Diigo, do a search for the obvious tags
  • 6. Set up some kind of tool that allows them to curate content.
  • 7. Then there is the use of Internet search in general, such as Google or Bing.
  • go to Google Alerts and set up an alert for anytime that topic is mentioned online.
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    A great summary of how to go about doing research online from Chris Betcher.
John Pearce

Digital Life in 2025 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - 1 views

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    "This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He wrote a paper on March 12, 1989 proposing an "information management" system that became the conceptual and architectural structure for the Web.  He eventually released the code for his system  - for free - to the world on Christmas Day in 1990. It became a milestone in easing the way for ordinary people to access documents and interact over the Internet - a system that linked computers and that had been around for years."
Shelly Terrell

Giving Students a Say May Spur Engagement and Achievement - Inside School Research - Education Week - 1 views

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    Student Choice Education Week Edweek Research
John Pearce

Open University research explodes myth of 'digital native' - 9 views

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    "A new research project by the Open University explores the much-debated concept of "the digital native". The university does this by making full use of the rich resource which is its own highly diverse student body. It concludes that while there are clear differences between older people and younger in their use of technology, there's no evidence of a clear break between two separate populations."
Ian Guest

Research in Learning Technology - 1 views

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    "Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology. It aims to raise the profile of Research in learning technology, encouraging Research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy."
Ian Guest

The Science of Learning - 4 views

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    "The Science of Learning summarizes the existing research from cognitive science related to how students learn, and connects this research to its practical implications for teaching and learning. Building off many efforts that came before it and reflecting the general consensus of the scientific community, The Science of Learning is intended to serve as a resource to teacher-educators, new teachers, and anyone in the education profession who is interested our best scientific understanding of how learning takes place."
Rhondda Powling

Technology Addiction Research Executive Summary | Common Sense Media - 4 views

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    "The executive summary of our research brief Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance highlights the six key findings from the report; presents findings from a poll of over 1,200 parents and teens examining how families feel about their mobile device use and how that use is affecting child-parent relationships; and offers advice for creating balance in this "always connected" world."
Ian Guest

iPad Research in Schools - 1 views

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    "The Technology Enhanced Learning Research group, led by Kevin Burden (Principal Investigator) based in the Faculty of Education, have recently completed the first national evaluation to investigate the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland."
Celia Coffa

http://www.kdp.org/publications/theeducationalforum/pdf/TEF764_Greenhow_Gleason%20(2).pdf - 1 views

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    Abstract This article defi nes Twitter TM ; outlines the features, affordances, and common uses; and conceptualizes "tweeting" as a literacy practice, comprising  both traditional and new literacies, and impacting both informal and formal  learning settings. Also provided is an overview of traditional and new literacies, and insights from a scan of the research literature to date on tweeting as  a literacy practice. The authors outline areas for inquiry and the challenges  to conducting such research
John Pearce

Study backs iPad school use - The West Australian - 7 views

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    Children given iPads to use at school are more focused on learning and less likely to misbehave, research has found. University of WA education researchers have been investigating the use of iPads and other mobile devices in 12 independent schools during the past 10 months. UWA's Grace Oakley said teachers found that students were more likely to finish their homework and do a better job.
Camilla Elliott

Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills - 10 views

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    New report released August 2012 "Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Collectively these skills are often referred to as "21st century skills" or "deeper learning." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century, a new report from the National Research Council, more clearly defines these terms and lays the groundwork for policy and further Research in the field."
Ian Guest

Big Picture: Google Visualization Research - 3 views

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    "Google Research group that explores how information visualization can make complex data accessible, useful, and even fun. Our work includes public and Google-internal projects. Here is some of our public work. "
John Pearce

IFTF: Home - 0 views

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    FTF is an independent, non-profit research organization with a 45-year track record of helping all kinds of organizations make the futures they want. Our core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a world undergoing rapid change.
Roland Gesthuizen

Trends in Learning Research | hireED4HigherEd - 0 views

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    interesting research trends infographic about the higher education sector. Basically, online learning gives students control of their own learning.
Ian Guest

Oxford Internet Surveys - OxIS - 0 views

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    "The main research aims of the Oxford Internet Surveys are: (1) to track the spread of the Internet in Britain (2) to provide an evidence base for policy-makers"
Roland Gesthuizen

2010 Horizon Report: The K12 Edition - 1 views

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    The Horizon Report series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe.
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    Horizon report is out for 2010 :-)
Shelly Terrell

Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations | Kapp Notes - 6 views

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    research and table with research on gaming by Kapp Notes
Darrel Branson

Zotero: The Next-Generation Research Tool - 0 views

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    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.
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    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.
Darrel Branson

Stanford study: Media multitaskers pay mental price - 2 views

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    Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows Think you can talk on the phone, send an instant message and read your e-mail all at once? Stanford researchers say even trying may impair your cognitive control.
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