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Brian C. Smith

Portfolios & Additional Material | MIT Admissions - 13 views

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    College admissions is changing.
Megan Black

MIT Visualizing Cultures - 6 views

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    "Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).

    Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways-cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on."
Megan Black

App Inventor Edu | Playing with blocks, building apps - 3 views

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    The new home of App Inventor. MIT took it over from Google. 
Ruth Howard

MIT OpenCourseWare | Special Programs | SP.291 Learning Seminar: Experiments in Educati... - 0 views

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    MIT opencourseware
    Course Highlights
    This course features an extensive reading list on alternative educational approaches.
    Course Description
    This seminar explores experiments in education and discusses how education and learning might be done, through reading and discussion. This seminar is not a survey of experiments in education, but rather, its goal is to determine how learning should happen and what kinds of contexts allow it to happen.
Ruth Howard

M.I.T. Lets Student Bloggers Post Without Censoring - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    "M.I.T.'s bloggers, who are paid $10 an hour for up to four hours a week, offer thoughts on anything that might interest a prospective student. Some offer advice on the application process and the institute's intense workload; others write about quirkier topics,"
David Hilton

Teaching With Technology: Educational Technology Services at MIT - 0 views

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    A useful source of information for the digital educator.
Ed Webb

The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age - The MIT Press - 0 views

  • Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions.
  • available in a free digital edition
Ruth Howard

Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age | HASTAC - 0 views

  • Forms and models of learning have evolved quickly and in fundamentally new directions.
  • All these acts are collaborative and democratic, and all occur amid a worldwide community of voices.
  • Self-learning: Today’s learners are self-learners.
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  • Today’s learning is interactive and without walls.
    Individuals learn anywhere, anytime, and with greater ease than ever before. Learning today blurs lines of expertise and tears down barriers to admission. While it has never been confined solely to the academy, today’s opportunities for independent learning have never been easier nor more diverse.
  • with participatory learning and digital media, these conventional modes of authority break down.
  • They create their own paths to understanding.
  • learning to judge reliable information.
  • finding reliable sources.
  • learning how.
  • collective pedagogy
  • fostering and managing levels of trust.
  • collective checking, inquisitive skepticism, and group assessment.
  • growing complexities of collaborative and interdisciplinary learning
  • Networked learning
  • in contrast, is committed to
  • cooperation, interactivity, mutual benefit, and social engagement
  • The power of ten working interactively will invariably outstrip the power of one looking to beat out the other nine.
  • contrastingly, is an “open source” culture that seeks to share openly and freely in both creating and distributing knowledge and products.
  • Networking through file-sharing, data sharing, and seamless, instant communication is now possible.
  • Learning never ends. How we know has changed radically.
  • new institutions must begin to think of themselves as mobilizing networks.
  • mobilize flexibility, interactivity, and outcomes. Issues of consideration in these institutions are ones of reliability and predictability alongside flexibility and innovation.
  • Students may work in small groups on a specific topic or together in an open-ended and open-sourced contribution.
  • These ten principles, the authors argue, are the first steps in redesigning learning institutions to fit the new digital world.
Ruth Howard

report.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 0 views

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    MIT report on inventiveness! att:cross-curricular info fostering human potential! Invention is learning personified.
Chris Jess

Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense | Video on TED.com - 0 views

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    This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.
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    TED Talks This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.
Dean Mantz

Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare - 0 views

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    Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare
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