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Leslie Matamoros

Center for the Future of Museums: Introducing TrendsWatch: Your Digest of the Future - 0 views

    AAM, TrendsWatch, Center for the Future of Museums, Museums, Trends, 2012, Dispatches from the Future of Museums, Annual Report, Scanning, Crowdsourcing, Non Profit Status, Funding, Aging, Education
Karen Wade

25-Report.indd - education_or_reputation.pdf - 1 views

    What will the emphasis on STEM, and the movement away from encouraging a liberal arts education (even at liberal arts schools) mean for the future of our culture? This report identifies trends leading us in that direction. So, considering these trends, what roles can museum play in promoting a liberal education?
Ariane Karakalos

The future museum and the future school at newlearningonline - 0 views

  • A team of researchers across Europe is conducting an experiment to bring the museum into the school using virtual reality technology.
  • CONNECT project
  • The CONNECT project team believes that by linking the classroom with science centres, museums, planetariums and observatories, it can marry the best elements of formal curricula with informal learning.
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  • Heads covered by virtual-reality visors,
  • link four science centres with participating classrooms in each country.
  • demanding technical challenges. A museum needs a series of access points around the various exhibits, for example, so students can really ‘visit’ the museum instead of watching a series of presentations. ‘In some museums that’s easy because there are high ceilings to fix the access points, in others it’s quite a challenge,’ explains Sotiriou …
  • In its software, CONNECT has produced a stunning virtual museum, featuring colourful, exciting graphics that allow a student to try experiments and then view the results. This advanced learning environment is called the CONNECT Virtual Science Thematic Park –
Gina Hall

A Future Full of Badges - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2 views

    What is a digital badge, exactly? The MacArthur foundation says it's "a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest," Students will be able to customize learning goals within the larger curricular framework, integrate continuing peer and faculty feedback about their progress toward achieving those goals, and tailor the way badges and the metadata within them are displayed to the outside world. Students won't just earn badges-they'll build them, in an act of continuous learning.
    We actually were intrigued by the badges concept for the LF project and considered applying for the grant through the Digital Media & Learning Competition. But we felt we had our hands full with the project at this time - perhaps in the future?
Ruth Cuadra

California College of the Arts Launches Two New MBA Programs: MBA in Strategic Foresigh... - 1 views

    MBA in Strategic Foresight is designed to develop leaders who can inspire companies, NGOs, and governments to imagine better futures. Students also learn to manage the processes of creating and implementing new business models and strategies in order to make those futures real.
Ileana Maestas

How will schools look in 10 years? | - 1 views

    Although this article is from Australia I think it proposes some really interesting (and scary) concepts of education in the future.
Lisa Eriksen

Peak Employment? 24 Future Industries That Will Lead to an Era of Super Employment! | W... - 1 views

    Many of the issues we have been talking about - and some new ones!
Johanna Fassbender

Wise Words with Tomonori Kagaya | Springwise - 1 views

    Mico, a pair of headphones that play music that matches the mood of the person wearing them. The found says one of the first things he does when he gets to the office is 'think about the future.'
Elizabeth Merritt

What the research says about 4-day school weeks - MindShift - 0 views

  • (City students were excluded from the analysis because no city schools had adopted four-day weeks. Only rural, small town and suburban students were included.)
  • The switch seemed to hurt reading achievement more than math achievement.
  • Rural schools accounted for seven out of 10 schools on the four-day schedule in this study.
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  • Rural four-day students generally learned as much as rural five-day day students. Statistically, both groups’ test scores rose by about the same amount every year.
  • small town and suburban students who switched to four-day weeks were far worse off than other students in the state
  • One possible explanation, Morton says, is sports. Many rural athletes and young student fans leave school early on Fridays or skip school altogether because of the great distances to travel to away games. In effect, many five-day students are only getting four-days of instruction in rural America.
  • The four-day work week is an attractive work perk in rural America that may lure better teachers.
  • By this theory, four-day schools may make it easier to hire better teachers, who could accomplish in four days what a less skilled teacher accomplishes in five days.
  • five-day weeks have their own drawbacks in rural America: hidden absences, skipped lessons and lower quality teachers.
  • Hispanic students, who accounted for one out of every six rural students in this study, suffered much more from four-day weeks than white students did. (Native American students, who made up one of every 10 rural students, did relatively better with the four-day week.)
  • biggest surprise to me in this review of the research is how tiny the cost savings are: 1 to 2 percent.  It does save some money not to run the heat or buses one day a week, but the largest expenses, teacher salaries, stay the same.
Ariane Karakalos

The School of the Future at newlearningonline - 0 views

  • Students still sit in classrooms, but lessons rely heavily on information found on the Internet and on interactive software. Students will be allowed to learn at their own pace. Homework is done on computer and sent to the teacher for grading and parents can access the school’s network to read teacher feedback on their child’s progress.
  • [T]extbooks and blackboards are out, so are paper and pens. There aren’t even books in the library. Everything is done on laptops
  • ‘One half of the period you’re learning math, the other half of the period you’re learning science. But it all comes together,’ said one student.
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  • There are no textbooks to buy: that budget is used to give each kid a laptop to take home …
  • The ultimate test will be whether technology as tutor will actually help students learn
Karen Wade

Museum 2.0: New Approach, Historic Mission: Remaking a Factory Museum via Community Co-... - 0 views

    Another great example of how history doesn't just look back, but helps folks move into the future! Why can't more history museums provide creative outlets for their visitors.
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