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Does the Brain Like E-Books? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com - 10 views

  • However, displays have vastly improved since then, and now with high resolution monitors reading speed is no different than reading from paper.
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      opposite from above mention
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Enterprise Reporting - Definition - 0 views

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    This is a brief guide to enterprise reporting. It is intended to help people who have to rapidly come to grips with concepts in enterprise reporting. Target roles include project managers, business analysts and system architects.
Mireille Jansma

Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning - 0 views

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    The Open University's peer reviewed Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Open Learning, has devoted its first issue of 2009 to the theme of Open Educational Resources (OER).The issue provides an introduction to the emerging OER movement and its implications for education systems and institutions, educators and learners. The articles describe a range of initiatives and issues, and articulate the vision of some of the most committed and passionate champions of Open Educational Resources. Together they communicate the energy and dynamism associated with this new movement, and its potential to extend learning opportunities worldwide.
Nelly Cardinale

STSC CrossTalk - Computer Science Education: Where Are the Software Engineers... - 0 views

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    Excellent article written by NYC professors discussing which programming language should be taught first in CS majors.
Maggie Verster

Social websites harm children's brains: Chilling warning to parents from top neuroscien... - 0 views

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    Alarmist article? Research evidence?
Fred Delventhal

More and More, Schools Got Game - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

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    ...As Net-generation teachers reach out to gamers, classrooms across the country are becoming portals to elaborate virtual worlds...
Fred Delventhal

The generation raised on the internet | The kids are alright | The Economist - 0 views

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    WORRIES about the damage the internet may be doing to young people has produced a mountain of books-a suitably old technology in which to express concerns about the new. Robert Bly claims that, thanks to the internet, the "neo-cortex is finally eating itself". Today's youth may be web-savvy, but they also stand accused of being unread, bad at communicating, socially inept, shameless, dishonest, work-shy, narcissistic and indifferent to the needs of others.
Jedd Bartlett

Dave's Educational Blog » Blog Archive » Rhizomatic Education : Community as ... - 0 views

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    In the rhizomatic model of learning, curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process. This community acts as the curriculum, spontaneously shaping, constructing, and reconstructing itself and the subject of its learning in the same way that the rhizome responds to changing environmental conditions...
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    In the rhizomatic model of learning, curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process. This community acts as the curriculum, spontaneously shaping, constructing, and reconstructing itself and the subject of its learning in the same way that the rhizome responds to changing environmental conditions:
Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.

Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark's "Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, ... - 0 views

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    Grabbed from the Half an Hour blog ... it's an argument to consider. http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2007/11/kirschner-sweller-clark-2006-summary.html
Brian C. Smith

eSchoolNews - Students want more use of gaming technology - 0 views

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      Is it only the test scores? I worry about the actual translation of math skills to real world problems rather than having students do well on a test or beat their friends for bragging rights.
  • Nearly two-thirds of middle and high school students said “let me use my own laptop, cell phone, or other mobile device at school.”
  • While 53 percent of middle and high school students are excited about using mobile devices to help them learn, only 15 percent of school leaders support this idea. Also, fewer than half as many parents as students see a place for online learning in the 21st century school.
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      With a gap of 38% between students and admins you'd think the administrators might actually approach students, the most untapped resource in the school community, about how they might see the use of mobile devices to help or enhance thier learning and communication.
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  • And even fewer teachers, parents, and school leaders want students to have access to eMail and instant-messaging accounts from school.
  • Keeping school leaders well informed is the first step toward helping to bridge this disconnect
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      There are many, many timely and effective ways for school leaders to stay informed themselves. Why are they not taking advantage of these? Let's teach them to fish.
  • Hopefully, the results of this survey will reach them. If school leaders become more familiar with student views,
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      Suggestion: Listen and talk (sparingly) to the students in your schools, get to know them. One of the best strategies for learning I ever learned was to "know your students well". Listen to the students in your schools and you will learn a lot.
  • his vision for the ultimate school is one where the teachers and the principal actively seek and regularly include the ideas of students in discussions and planning for all aspects of education—not just technology.
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      Exactly.
Kate Olson

Education Week: Smart Thinking About Educational Technology - 0 views

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    Instead of taking sides, we should think about how to use digital tools well. The reasons for doing so are compelling
Erin Remple

Ozzy Knows Best | PBS - 0 views

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    Every generation disapproves of the one that follows and barely claims to understand the generation that follows that. It's the way we are, simply because we tend to see everything in the context of our own experience -- an experience that is changed by age, the times we grew up in, and yes by technology.
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    talks about how important digital games, not video games, could be to education
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