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Mathieu Plourde

National Academy of Education Releases New Report on Big Data in Education: Balancing t... - 0 views

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    "The National Academy of Education (NAEd) released a new report on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy. The report addresses a fundamental tension of how to reap the educational benefits that access to comprehensive "big" data provides while ensuring student privacy."
Mathieu Plourde

What is Digital Literacy? - The Edvocate - 0 views

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    "Digital literacy, by this definition, encompasses a wide range of skills, all of which are necessary to succeed in an increasingly digital world. As print mediums begin to die out, the ability to comprehend information found online becomes more and more important. Students who lack digital literacy skills may soon find themselves at just as much of a disadvantage as those who cannot read or write."
Mathieu Plourde

The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu - 1 views

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    Social presence remains the key to a successful learning experience, and understanding social presence, with its critical connection to learning and community building, allows us to better support faculty and students. Understanding a wide selection of tools, media, and reflective activities helps faculty assist students in taking responsibility for their own learning. Providing iterative feedback and mindful assessments helps faculty meet learning outcomes and guide student learning. Implementing change in small steps is the key to understanding which strategies work and which lead to frustration and discontent.
Mathieu Plourde

Looking for Intimacy in the Age of Facebook - 0 views

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    "More than another literature or creative writing course, these students needed a guide to the twisted subterranean landscape beneath their plugged-in social lives. Texting seemed like the logical place to drop our first pin. Even though it hasn't yet seduced researchers the way Facebook has, texting incites profound cultural unrest. Literally. Recent studies have found that many participants reacted like addicts when separated from their cellphones, while other studies have found that the "sleeping disorders" some high schoolers experience result from cuddling up with text messages all night."
Mathieu Plourde

7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems - 0 views

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    "An intelligent tutoring system is computer software designed to simulate a human tutor's behavior and guidance. Because these systems are able to interpret complex student responses and can learn as they operate, they are able to discern where and why a student's understanding has gone astray and to offer hints to help the student understand the material at hand. Intelligent tutors provide many of the benefits of a human tutor to very large numbers of students. Intelligent tutoring systems can also provide real-time data to instructors and developers looking to refine teaching methods."
Mathieu Plourde

5 Reasons College Students Should Be in Professional Organizations - 0 views

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    "Take professional associations, for example. They exist in essentially every industry, and most offer substantially discounted student rates. Yet in my experience, not many college students are motivated enough to get involved. Should they? Here are five reasons why students should be active in associations that align with their career path."
Mathieu Plourde

How to Get the Most Out of Studying - 0 views

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    A video series about study skills and learning.
Mathieu Plourde

Metacognition and Student Learning - 0 views

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    "What makes so many of those atrocious singers laughable to us-excepting the ones who put on deliberately bad performances in order to get on camera-turns out to be a problem that plagues many undergraduates, especially the weakest among them: an inability to judge accurately their own level of skill or knowledge in a specific area. Poor metacognition means that some terrible yet hopeful singers on American Idol are unable to assess their own weak vocal talents. And it means that some students have a mistaken sense of confidence in the depth of their learning."
Mathieu Plourde

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012 - 0 views

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    "Here's what happened," he continues. "First, when one student has the right answer and the other doesn't, the first one is more likely to convince the second-it's hard to talk someone into the wrong answer when they have the right one. More important, a fellow student is more likely to reach them than Professor Mazur-and this is the crux of the method. You're a student and you've only recently learned this, so you still know where you got hung up, because it's not that long ago that you were hung up on that very same thing. Whereas Professor Mazur got hung up on this point when he was 17, and he no longer remembers how difficult it was back then. He has lost the ability to understand what a beginning learner faces."
Mathieu Plourde

Are You Behind? - 1 views

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    "Vision. Spaces. Devices. Access everything, anywhere, on anything. Do you have that? If not, you're behind."
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    This is a great article - This perspective sums it up - I am looking at my EPP from this angle...Digital Space that supports student learning.
Mathieu Plourde

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer - 0 views

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    Coming up with the right question involves vigorously thinking through the problem, investigating it from various angles, turning closed questions into open-ended ones and prioritizing which are the most important questions to get at the heart of the matter.
Janice-Gamble Hill

One Laptop per child - 2 views

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    This organization has a mission of providing laptops to children all over the world, especially in poverty stricken areas.
Mathieu Plourde

How-to Encourage Online Learners to take Responsibility for their Own Learning - 0 views

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    "In recent posts I've written about how course instructors can support online learners, how to consider the needs of the learner and guide them through phases of dependency to independence. Yet what is the responsibility of the learner? What role does the online student play in his or her learning? And how can this be communicated to him or her? In this post I discuss learning models that assign responsibility to the learner, how these principles can be applied to online learning, and finally describe how instructors and institutions can hand over responsibility to the student."
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