Editor’s note: A heads up on an interesting series of debates on the future of education which started on BBC Radio 4 last night. Be sure to tune in to hear what leading thinkers see as the way forward for our schools and our children.
Editor’s note: Big data is becoming a popular phrase, but what does it mean and what could it look like for L&D? Here’s what it is looking like in the education sector.
Editor’s note: As article author Greg McKeown, says: ‘If success is a catalyst for failure because it leads to the “undisciplined pursuit of more,” then one simple antidote is the disciplined pursuit of less.”
Editor’s note: The directors of Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, talk about the film and gaming in general. The interview also provides some insights into Tetris gamers.
Editor’s note: A look at natural user interfaces, such as voice or gestures, and how they are being used to control computers. The development of these interfaces are rooted in cognitive science and based on constructivist views of learning as a process in which the learner actively constructs or builds new ideas or concepts based upon current and past knowledge or experience.
Editor’s note: GoogleEDU is Google’s approach to learning which relies on data analytics and other measures to ensure it is teaching employees what they need to know.
Editor’s note: An interesting infographic looking at how tablets are being used by teachers to enhance the learning process. Food for thought here for how tablets can be used for workplace learning.
Editor’s note: A look at seven ‘scientific’ steps towards a better strategy that might save time and help turn strategy into action.
Editor’s note: Researchers from the McKinsey Global Institute lift the lid on the potential value to business of social technology – and that is the potential to vastly improve collaboration, communication and learning.
Editor’s note: A well referenced, short read on five areas of psychological research, from mentoring to maximising strengths – that can help leaders develop their skills.
Editor’s note: The Inquire intelligent textbook provides readers with the opportunity to query text they don’t understand. They are then taken to a Wikipedia-style page for more explanations. The future of textbooks . . . maybe.
Editor’s note: Researchers have been looking into what makes time fly. It isn’t just about being happy or satisfied, rather it is being excited by actively pursuing a desired goal.
Editor’s note: The amazing story of a 15-year-old Jack Andraka who, in the face of his biology teacher’s disinterest went on to discover a cheap advanced cancer test. It’s a great story which lifts the lid on what motivates us to learn and how we can use the web to find what we need.
Editor’s note: Researchers have linked obesity to declining mental performance.
Editor’s note: Needs turning into layman’s language but worth flagging up as this academic article looks at the biochemistry of memory storage and maintenance in the brain. The references are worth looking through too.