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Jonathan Becker

What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning - The Chronicle of Higher... - 1 views

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    Answer: not much
Jonathan Becker

Lost (and Found) in Translation: What Online Students Want | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

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    "What do students most want from an online class? Connections. They want to develop relationships with the instructor, classmates, and the material. They want online learning to translate seamlessly from their computer to the lecture hall. In other words, to make it feel "real, like you are in the classroom." That's what instructors want, too"
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Toronto scientist sharing research in real-time | Metro News - 0 views

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    "She's publishing her lab notes and data online along with blogging about her work in lay language at labscribbles.com. She's believed to be the first biomedical researcher to open access to work in real time rather than waiting for experiments to be completed or their results published."
Tom Woodward

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Social Change - 1 views

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    "This week, the Connected Learning Research Network, a research group that I chair, released a report (PDF) that outlines how connected learning environments are designed and how they can benefit youth in networked society, especially the underprivileged and vulnerable. The report calls for several core changes in education, including:

    * Close the gap between the no-frills learning that too often happens in-school and the interactive, hands-on learning that usually takes place out of school;

    * Take advantage of the Internet's ability to help youth develop knowledge, expertise, skills and important new literacies;

    * Use the benefits of digital technology and social networking to combat the increasing reality of the haves and have-nots in education.

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Tom Woodward

Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better than Watching for Learning from a MOOC - 5 views

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    ""We find that students doing more activities learn more than students watching more videos or reading more pages. We estimate the learning benefit from extra doing (1 SD increase) to be more than six times that of extra watching or reading." "
Tom Woodward

Sea level study: James Hansen issues dire climate warning. - 1 views

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    ": Hansen's study comes via a nontraditional publishing decision by its authors. The study will be published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an open-access "discussion" journal, and will not have formal peer review prior to its appearance online later this week. [Update, July 23: The paper is now available.] The complete discussion draft circulated to journalists was 66 pages long, and included more than 300 references. The peer review will take place in real time, with responses to the work by other scientists also published online. Hansen said this publishing timeline was necessary to make the work public as soon as possible before global negotiators meet in Paris later this year. Still, the lack of traditional peer review and the fact that this study's results go far beyond what's been previously published will likely bring increased scrutiny. On Twitter, Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist whose work focuses on Greenland and the Arctic, was skeptical of such enormous rates of near-term sea level rise, though she defended Hansen's decision to publish in a nontraditional way."
Jonathan Becker

Trailblazer - Never get lost. - 0 views

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    "We're creating a world where you can say "I'll send you everything I know about this", and be telling the truth."
Tom Woodward

Video and Online Learning: Critical Reflections and Findings from the Field by Anna Han... - 2 views

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    "This report presents an overview of current video practice: the widespread use of video and its costs, the relevance of production value for learning, the pedagogical considerations of teaching online, and the challenges of standardizing production. Findings are based on a literature review, our observation of online courses, and the results of 12 semi-structured interviews with practitioners in the field of educational video production.
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Jonathan Becker

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics - 1 views

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    "The studies analyzed here document that active learning leads to increases in examination performance that would raise average grades by a half a letter, and that failure rates under traditional lecturing increase by 55% over the rates observed under active learning. The analysis supports theory claiming that calls to increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees could be answered, at least in part, by abandoning traditional lecturing in favor of active learning."
Tom Woodward

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons - 2 views

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    look at these studies more deeply for possible OLE inclusion around community/conversation
Tom Woodward

Potential flaws in genomics paper scrutinized on Twitter : Nature News & Comment - 0 views

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    "A recent Twitter conversation that cast doubt on the conclusions of a genomics study has revived a debate about how best to publicly discuss possible errors in research. Yoav Gilad, a geneticist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, last month wrote on Twitter that fundamental errors in the design and data analysis of a December 2014 study2 led to an unfounded conclusion about the genetic similarities between mice and humans."
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