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Mathieu Plourde

McGraw-Hill Jumps into Educational Augmented Reality via Partnership with Sta... - 0 views

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    "On Tuesday, the publishing powerhouse announced a partnership with Alchemie, an educational app startup that gamifies learning, to develop augmented reality apps for college-level chemistry courses through a National Science Foundation research grant."
Mathieu Plourde

Codon Learning - 0 views

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    "Codon Learning is a college science courseware developer that supports the practice of evidence-based teaching. Our student-centered approach applies active engagement, assessment, inclusivity, and analytics to improve learning outcomes. The company is advised by discipline-based education research professors, National Academy scientists, college presidents, and provosts."
Mathieu Plourde

Cognii - Technology - 0 views

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    "Cognii VLA is a type of an intelligent tutoring system that engages learners in a real time, one to one coaching conversation, helping them revise their answers. Unlike other tutoring systems, Cognii VLA uses learners' own natural language, not their selections in multiple choice items, as the basis for assessment. Because open response questions are more accurate than multiple choice questions in assessing deep understanding and critical thinking, Cognii VLA can provide better coaching than earlier systems. "
Mathieu Plourde

New Insights into How People Learn - 0 views

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    "When the National Academies issued its first expanded "How People Learn" report, the contents struck a nerve, providing a readable explanation of the various research findings on the science of learning along with guidance on how to turn those insights into instructional practice in the classroom. A new version of that report offers an updated view on the topic and pushes beyond K-12."
Mathieu Plourde

Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It's mind-boggling. - 0 views

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    "If everyone on the planet were to step on one side of a giant balance scale, and all the bacteria on Earth were to be placed on the other side, we'd shoot violently upward. That's because all the bacteria on Earth combined are about 1,166 times more massive than all the humans."
Mathieu Plourde

We Should Teach All Students, in Every Discipline, to Think Like Scientists - 0 views

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    "For many, knowledge about the natural world is superseded by personal beliefs. Wisdom across disciplinary and political divides is needed to help bridge this gap. This is where institutions of higher education can provide vital support. Educating global citizens is one of the most important charges to universities, and the best way we can transcend ideology is to teach our students, regardless of their majors, to think like scientists. "
Mathieu Plourde

Insights From the Science of Learning Can Inform Evidence-Based Implementation of Peer ... - 0 views

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    "This article presents a framework for guiding modifications to Peer Instruction based on theory and findings from the science of learning. We analyze the Peer Instruction method with the goal of helping teachers understand why it is effective. We also consider six common modifications made by educators through the lens of retrieval-based learning and offer specific guidelines to aid in evidence-based implementation."
Mathieu Plourde

Study: High-Stakes Tests Disadvantage Women - 0 views

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    "The study looked at performance in an introductory biology course and found that women performed worse on average than did men in tests in the course. But the study also found that the women outperformed men in laboratory work and written assignments, suggesting that the tests may not be capturing the knowledge of women as well as other forms of assessment."
Mathieu Plourde

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words - 0 views

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    "Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words"
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

Of Analogies, Learning, and Weather - 0 views

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    "Who knows - maybe one day learning scientists will be as accurate at predicting learning as weathermen are at predicting the weather. While that may sound like a dig against both professions, I actually mean it simply as an acknowledgment of how incredibly complex and dynamic both phenomena are."
Mathieu Plourde

Online profile pictures leave lasting impressions, researchers say - Technology & Scien... - 0 views

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    "There's already a lot of research into how we form impressions of people based on facial features alone. We see a picture of someone and almost immediately make an assessment of that person. As much as we know we shouldn't, we judge books by their covers."
Mathieu Plourde

Dear Plagiarist | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians - 0 views

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    "You have no doubt worked hard to become a physician and scientist. I know that you have published many research papers. It just doesn't make sense. Whether the pressure to publish is so intense, or whether the culture where you work is relatively permissive such that plagiarism is not taken as seriously, or whether getting caught seemed unlikely-it is hard to imagine why you would take this chance."
Mathieu Plourde

3 'Knowns' in Learning Science-and How to Apply Them in Practice | EdSurge News - 1 views

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    "The key to unlocking a brighter future for students lies within the understanding and application of learning science. As a data scientist and edtech developer, I believe our job is not about inventing the next shiny digital device; it's about improving education outcomes for students, and doing so demonstrably and empirically with research. And the starting point for that is looking at what we already know from the science of learning."
Mathieu Plourde

This Is the Biggest Predictor of Career Success - 0 views

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    ""According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success," he writes. "In fact, the study shows that half of the predicted difference in career success (i.e., promotion, compensation, industry recognition) is due to this one variable.""
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Reaching Students - 0 views

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    "Based on the research synthesized in the 2012 NRC report Discipline-Based Education Research, Reaching Students strives to answer these questions and presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in undergraduate classrooms. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way."
Mathieu Plourde

What You Need to Know to Be Culturally Literate in 2016 - 0 views

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    "We've assembled the ultimate cheat sheet for the worlds of security and government, business, science, design, and culture. You'll learn about the core people and concepts, as well as the go-to Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr feeds that you absolutely must follow."
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Yes, Your Opinion Can Be Wrong - 0 views

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    "You can be wrong or ignorant. It will happen. Reality does not care about your feelings. Education does not exist to persecute you. The misinformed are not an ethnic minority being oppressed. What's that? Planned Parenthood is chopping up dead babies and selling them for phat cash? No, that's not what actually happened. No, it's not your opinion. You're just wrong. "
Mathieu Plourde

Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact - Digital Science - 0 views

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    "ReCon is designed to raise and discuss current issues to do with research communication in academia and beyond. These issues range from the use of metrics for evaluating research, access to publications, how to share and store data, government policy to how this affects careers and incentives for researchers. ReCon includes speakers from government agencies, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and founders of startups working in the research space."
Mathieu Plourde

Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education - 0 views

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    "Video games are playing an increasing role in school curricula as teachers seek to deliver core lessons such as math and reading-not to mention new skills such as computer programming-in a format that holds their students' interests. Some herald this gamification of education as the way of the future and a tool that allows students to take a more active role in learning as they develop the technology skills they need to succeed throughout their academic and professional careers."
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