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Mathieu Plourde

Climbing the Ladder of Empirical Education - - 0 views

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    "Anyone who has participated in course redesign efforts likely recognizes the milestones of this progression. That's not an accident. Course redesign, particularly when properly facilitated by experts who are themselves practitioners of Empirical Education, can move the instructors who are going through the redesign process at least partway up the ladder. In fact, it often happens spontaneously."
Mathieu Plourde

Chain of Schools: The Bitcoin, Blockchain Revolution Comes to Campus - but Are Colleges... - 0 views

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    ""I thought it was an opportunity for the university to take on a new field and maybe build a franchise in this area," said David Yermack, a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, of his decision to offer a digital-currency class in 2014. Today, he says, "the thing has really taken on a life of its own.""
Mathieu Plourde

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies-Here's What It Found | Co.Design - 0 views

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    "Ideo identified six basic vectors that it says are instrumental to an innovative, adaptive company: Purpose, experimentation, collaboration, empowerment, looking out (i.e. staying informed about what's happening in the industry), and refinement (the ability to successfully execute new ideas)."
Mathieu Plourde

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2017/01/23/going-beyond-teaching-... - 0 views

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    ""Learning science" is becoming a buzzword, but it means experimenting with new approaches and learning from what doesn't work as well as what does, writes Michael Feldstein. And everyone who teaches for a living must do it."
Mathieu Plourde

What Do You Call It When Colleges Turn Their Research Powers On Their Own Practices? | ... - 0 views

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    "DeVaney compared campus innovation to Japanese pottery. Specifically, he invoked the ancient practice of Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken bowls with brightly-colored laquers, so that the break becomes part of the object's history that is celebrated rather than disguised. "By preserving the damage, by showing that history of an object or an institution, we're able to enlighten those around us," he says. "We're able to illuminate pathways. We're able to help other institutions take advantage of the wisdom that we gained from the journeys that we were on.""
Mathieu Plourde

The Race Against Digital Darwinism: The Six Stages of Digital Transformation | Brian So... - 0 views

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    "One of the key insights I learned in the process was that mature companies establish purpose to create the kind of holistic alignment that inspires and drives enterprise-wide change. I consistently found that customer experience (CX) often served as a primary catalyst for driving change with CMOs and CIOs helping them come together to jointly lead common efforts."
Mathieu Plourde

What I Learned from Trying to Innovate at the New York Times - 0 views

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    "Organizations that pursue strategies like these have what I call the Ecosystem Mindset. All startups have it, while almost no big companies do. It's an understanding that your organization is not a bounded entity, complete unto itself, but part of a wider ecosystem. It comes with an implicit understanding that the solutions to your key challenges are not all inside the building, but are out there - and that you must locate and interact with them to thrive."
Mathieu Plourde

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of 'Innovation Infra... - 0 views

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    "supporting teaching with technology is becoming less about offering training sessions for professors about how to use clickers and course-management systems, and more about coordinating bigger-impact projects like redesigning large introductory courses or leading the creation of a new online-degree program. "
Mathieu Plourde

Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges - The Chronicle of Higher Edu... - 0 views

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    "One of the obstacles to bringing "adaptive learning" to college classrooms is that professors, administrators, and even those who make adaptive-learning systems don't always agree on what that buzzword means."
Mathieu Plourde

Peter Thiel Says Computers Haven't Made Our Lives Significantly Better - 0 views

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    "Progress in computers and the Internet helps with communications, and it's enabled us to make things far more efficient. On the other hand, most other fields of engineering have been bad things to go into since the 1970s: nuclear engineering, aero- and astronautical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, even electrical engineering. We are living in a material world, so that's pretty big to miss out on. I don't think we're living in an incredibly fast technological age."
Mathieu Plourde

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education - 0 views

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    "Virtual worlds promise to deliver the best aspects of both real-world classrooms and online distance learning into a single platform. With tools that provide avatars that represent the educators and the students, voice and video capabilities, powerpoint and other collaborative whiteboard technologies and group and private messaging chat, educators are finding that the newest generation of virtual worlds can simplify the lecture and presentation process, allow students to ask/answers questions to their teacher or each other (without interrupting the lecture), socialize and learn in a very streamlined manner. All of this is done with the convenience and cost efficiency of distance learning."
Mathieu Plourde

Canvas Grants - 0 views

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    "Canvas has always believed in education and innovation. Now we're putting our money where our mouth is and offering $100k in grants to help spur innovation in education. The most innovative ideas in specific categories for both Higher Ed and K-12, as judged by a panel of experts, will receive grant money to help get their difference-making ideas off the ground. Submissions may include (but are not limited to) content, applications, classroom techniques, tools, and who knows what other amazing thing you brilliant people might come up with. "
Mathieu Plourde

Harvard U. appoints first vice provost for advances in learning - 0 views

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    Harvard University on Monday became the latest elite institution that will seek to organize its online education offerings with the creation of a high-ranking administrative position. Although not a widespread practice, early adopters say institutions should consider following suit sooner rather than later.
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Reclaim Open Learning - 0 views

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    The open learning innovation contest invites innovators whose work embodies the principles of connected learning to submit their stories and experiences for consideration. They might be running online or offline courses, activities, learning programs, study groups, or hybrid classes or out-of-school (extra-institutional) activities having to do with independent learning and volunteer work.
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HP Catalyst Academy - 0 views

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    The Academy offers a wide variety of STEMx topics offered as online workshops, mini-courses, or "massively open online courses" (MOOC's) that are fun, practical, and engaging. Topics include "Helping students solve community challenges through app design" (offered by AppsforGood.org), "Game Design for Learning" (offered by LearningGamesNetwork.org), "Using Remote Science Labs" (offered by Northwestern University) and more. Educators earn recognition from the host institution and from the HP Catalyst Academy by collecting electronic badges.
Mathieu Plourde

Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School - 0 views

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    "During her search for videos, Chellani discovered that many of them didn't cover foundational concepts. So she started creating her own using the digital content creation software Adobe Captivate. She also started evaluating the concepts she teaches and decided to move away from teaching "to the textbook." Without this built-in time every week, Chellani said she wouldn't be able to work on these projects. Through end-of-year conferences, Sheninger found out that other teaches had students blog in their English classes and create YouTube videos instead of traditional lab reports. "I don't know if that stuff would have happened if this time wasn't made available," Sheninger said."
Mathieu Plourde

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design - 0 views

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    "Hands do two things. They are two utterly amazing things, and you rely on them every moment of the day, and most Future Interaction Concepts completely ignore both of them. Hands feel things, and hands manipulate things."
Mathieu Plourde

Read What Facebook's Sandberg Calls Maybe 'The Most important Document Ever To Come Out... - 0 views

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    More than simply a management guide, it's a window into a philosophy that thrives on uncertainty, creativity, and trust - a blinding contrast to the hierarchical culture that dominated much of the 20th century workplace. To the extent that innovation and the Internet play a role in the modern workplace, it is a crystal ball into the future of daily life.
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