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Ruth Cuadra

Just-in-time education is a technological reality, economic necessity. - 0 views

    Part of the reason that enrollment levels for higher education continue to fall may reflect that many of us "are locating educational opportunities every day in short spurts, online or face to face, and for hundreds of dollars or at no cost."
Garry Golden

What is engagement, and when is it meaningful? | Museum Questions - 0 views

  • Garry Golden commented, “There is always risk of being seen as trendy or just buzz– but ‘engagement’ is a huge concept being explored today by people across the learning world…. I think engagement is a concept worth exploring.” And blogger Gretchen Jennings responded, in a post on her Museum Commons blog,  that she has and continues to “[urge] museum educators to focus less on formal education materials and methods and more on interpretive planning in exhibitions and visitor engagement in the museum, both on site and online. So I have decided to explore engagement in more depth. What is it, anyway? What would it mean for the-profession-formerly-known-as-museum- education to facilitate visitor engagement?
Elizabeth Merritt

A Texas superintendent ordered school librarians to remove LGBTQ books. Now the federal... - 0 views

  • The U.S. Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm has launched an investigation into a North Texas school district whose superintendent was secretly recorded ordering librarians to remove LGBTQ-themed library books.
  • accused the district of violating a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. The ACLU complaint was based largely on an investigation published in March by NBC News, ProPublica and the Tribune that revealed that Granbury’s superintendent, Jeremy Glenn, instructed librarians to remove books dealing with sexual orientation and people who are transgender.
  • An Education Department spokesperson confirmed the investigation and said it was related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex, gender and sexual orientation.
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  • After a volunteer review committee voted to return all but a few of the titles, two disgruntled members of the committee filed a police report in May accusing district employees of providing “pornography” to children, triggering a monthslong criminal investigation by Hood County Constable Chad Jordan, which remained open as of August.
  • The ACLU of Texas made similar legal arguments in another civil rights complaint filed last month against the Keller Independent School District in North Texas in response to a policy banning any books that mention “gender fluidity.” The Education Department has yet to decide whether to open an investigation in Keller,
  • the nonprofit PEN America, which has tracked thousands of school book bans since last year,
  • If the Education Department finds Carroll students’ rights have been violated, experts said, the federal agency could require the district to implement the same types of diversity and inclusion training programs that conservative activists have fought to block in Southlake.
Gina Hall

Is the Educational Revolution About Videos: Ted-Ed and Khan Academy? « User G... - 0 views

  • Tinkering and experimenting; engaging in the arts; going out into the community; tapping into students’ talents, interests and passions are not part learning process.
  • it does not honor learning-by-doing
  • I think that the flipped classroom is an interesting idea if you want to do learning that is largely based on presentation.
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  •   I am interested more in moving beyond the flipped classroom to learning by doing at the center than a kind of the intermediate step that still centers on largely on tacit assimilation
  • Thomas Edison’s thoughts about how film would change education. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years. (
  • TED is about ideas worth sharing.  I am curious if the kids, after being directed through the Ted-Ed lessons, will develop and spread their own ideas with their peers.
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?
Ruth Cuadra

Google Announces An Online Data Interpretation Class For The General Public - 0 views

    Businesses-as-schools has the potential to (further) disrupt the higher education and adult learning market. As companies edge into a role as teacher, how will they balance their own interests and the social goals of mass education?
Leslie Matamoros

National Competition Promotes Digital Badges for DIY Learning - Education - GOOD - 0 views

    Website: Good Education. March 6, 2012
Ruth Cuadra

The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic - 0 views

    A dozen major universities announced that they would begin providing content to Coursera,..making  college classes available to the public free on the web. capable of delivering lessons to more than 100,000 students at a time. 
Lisa Eriksen

Ground-breaking consumer-owned higher education institute to launch in Oaklan... - 0 views

    New learning system with 'emphasis on "whole systems thinking" and lifelong learning.' Will be interesting to keep an eye on how this develops.
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
Ruth Cuadra

Zakaria: Incarceration nation - Global Public Square - Blogs - 0 views

    California spent $9.6 billion on prisons, versus $5.7 billion on higher education. Since 1980, California has built one college campus; it's built 21 prisons. The state spends $8,667 per student per year. It spends about $50,000 per inmate per year.
Ruth Cuadra

Social Impact Innovation Company Redefines Financial Education With Traveling Museum Ex... - 0 views

    Here's an interesting idea for a way to bring baby boomers into the museum (one section is about retirement planning) exhibit that attempts to make financial information resonant and "stick" with people
Ruth Cuadra

Opening Up a 'Third Space" To Innovate Curricula-Journal of Social Sciences - Science P... - 1 views

    South African educators have to construct the next practice in learning and teaching by integrating local and global knowledge in a unique space (what Bhabha refers to as a ‘third’ space).
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