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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

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us - 0 views

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    "Lately, I've become increasingly frustrated with our unwillingness to acknowledge these "elephants in the (class)room," if you will, because the new contexts for modern learning forged by the networked world in which we now live are creating an imperative for new ways of thinking about our work in schools. I've been collecting a list of these "things that we don't really want to talk about in education" in hopes that it might challenge us to bring those elephants out into the open and ignite some much needed conversation about how to deal with them. Here are nine of them:"
Mathieu Plourde

Teaching in a Digital Age - 0 views

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    The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.
Mathieu Plourde

The New Public - 0 views

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    "In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. With infectious optimism, O'Brien and his team of eight undertook an unconventional approach and ambitious mission: Create a school with an arts-oriented curriculum that also emphasizes self-development, community collaboration and social change. Initially, the buzz from everyone was that this was a dream come true. "
Mathieu Plourde

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online - 2 views

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    This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course!
Mathieu Plourde

Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia - 0 views

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    "I'm not a radical, or anti-establishment - I've loved and respected working at every university I've joined. I just happen to have moved into a different learning delivery model because I knew it would give me greater flexibility to continue with my academic interests and spend more time with my family. It's a model that fits around my life. That's something I share in common with my students. They aren't unusual either. They just choose to study online because the flexibility suits them. Online higher education means students can combine education with employment - often fast-tracking their careers as a result - or fit study around family commitments."
Mathieu Plourde

If you don't want to bore your students … don't be boring! : ) - 0 views

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    "I think there is a HUGE disconnect with how things in higher education have always been, and how they need to change today to be relevant. Students don't want to be entertained, they want to be engaged… They need to experience flow. They need to be perplexed."
Alexandra Reid

Academia and the MOOC - NJEDge.net - 2 views

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    n this class, we will briefly cover the history and development of MOOCs. Participants will engage in discussions about why institutions offer these courses, and the possible benefits to both schools and students. This four-week course will examine MOOCs from four perspectives: as a designer building a course, as an instructor, as a student, and as an institution offering and supporting a course. Cost: Free Dates: April 15-May 12, 2013
Mathieu Plourde

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning - 0 views

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    The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the "classic" approach to "good learning" than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.
Mathieu Plourde

Skillshare - 0 views

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    Learn new skills. Share your skills. A community marketplace to learn anything from anyone
Pat Sine

The Unschooled | The New Republic - 1 views

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    "WHEN I LOOK BACK at my education, I am struck not by how much I learned but by how much I was taught. I am the progeny of teachers; I swoon over teachers. Even what I learned on my own I owed to them, because they guided me in my sense of what is significant."
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    Pedagogy includes wisdom which you students need to succeed...
Mathieu Plourde

Changing Gears 2012: re-thinking rigor - 0 views

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    "Here's a thought, if you are spending all of your time worrying about a term no one can define, its time to get a different hobby.Thus, step three in Changing Gears 2012 is to stop using the term rigor, and to start to actually define what you want from education for your students."
Mathieu Plourde

Teaching What You Don't Know - 0 views

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    We take for granted fundamental knowledge or basic steps that the learner has not mastered. Someone who has recently mastered a skill or a body of knowledge, by contrast, remembers more clearly the challenges he faced, and is less likely to skip or skim over basic steps in the learning process.
Mathieu Plourde

Content Curation Vs Content Aggregation: The Basics - 0 views

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    I found this to be helpful in seeing the differences between aggregation and curation.
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    "In today's post, we're going to explain how you can use these two powerful marketing tactics to improve your social media campaign. Best of all, once you know how to do them, they'll add lots of great content to your pages."
Jann Sutton

Web 2.0 and Metacognition - 0 views

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    "Although Web 2.0 assists educators with guiding learners to complete tasks and supports the scaffolding of lessons to meet course objectives, there are more advanced pedagogical implications when using Web 2.0 as an instructional tool, such as fostering information literacy and metacognition."
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