Editor’s note: A professor reviews running his first massive open online course (MOOC), which attracted 40,000 students from 113 countries.
Editor’s note: A research project into our digital gestures by Curious Rituals makes for a great – and well illustrated – read. A freely-available PDF of the research results is worth a download.
Editor’s note: So your colleagues are mostly using it but the organisation is concerned that colleagues use it too much. So, why don’t we just use Facebook to help colleagues learn? There are lots of ideas on how to in this list.
Editor’s note: A set of videos in which social anthropolgist Timothy Ingold sets out his thinking on the social brain. Lots to watch and consider for learning professionals.
Editor’s note: A review of Tali Sharot’s book The Optimism Bias by a neuroscience blogger. Interesting insights into a bias that will affect learners, their behaviours and performance.
Editor’s note: Study shows Japanese children learn English quicker when they correct the intentional translation errors of a toy robot – exploiting a well-known fact among educators that students learn best when they help teach others.
Editor’s note: How can you analyse what you don’t know? Interesting look at why some amount of rote learning could be a good thing.
Editor’s note: Digital natives need guidance to navigate the digital world–both in terms of learning how to discern important and relevant information from a large swath of data, and also to be able to inquire and solve problems that take time, thought, and energy.
Editor’s note: Russian education platform Dnevnik gets funding to expand into the EU, China, Israel, the US and develop a system of cataloging and distributing educational content under its ClassedIn brand.
Editor’s note: A look at the Pinterest for learning – Learnist – and the Facebook for education – Lore.
Editor’s note: This learning infographic explains what learning data is, how it can be used, limitations, costs, why it is not widely adopted and how analytics will affect the future of learning.
Editor’s note: So what is a lecture for? No longer should it be about pushing content via a presentation – it should be used to inspire, tell stories, and push ideas.
Editor’s notes: A list of useful strategies that will help learners get engaged with online learning. Although focused at the student there are useful takeaways for learners in the workplace too.
Editor’s note: A look at start-ups reshaping the user experience of enterprise apps. Design and usability are now being pushed to the top of the agenda for enterprise software with big implications for learning software.
Editor’s note: Some useful links on the work of Maria Montessori plus some animations explaining the Montessori approach to learning and schooling.