When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education

An Article By Saga Briggs Most of us know better than to use technology for technology’s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressure of finding new ways to improve educational outcomes, we try our best not to be tempted. But …

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#EDCMOOC ROCKS! – Sunset Observer #38, by Whitney Farmer – Un Pop Culture

#EDCMOOC ROCKS! – Sunset Observer #38, by Whitney Farmer – Un Pop Culture | @MDWorld Oct.31, 2014 in Un Pop Culture @farmer_whitney (Twitter/FLICKR) or farmerwhitney (Instagram) and Facebook #edcmooc #edcmooc3 #edcmooc.rocks #iLoveGypsies Note: The University of Edinburgh’s MOOC “Digital Cultures and E-Learning” begins on Sunday night, midnight GMT. The course …

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Fall in Love With Your Problems

By Cameron Morrissey “Management is the art of making problems so interesting that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” ~Paul Hawken “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington Every good organization is based on solving a need/want of a …

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The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs

The below article is republished from The Conversation, and is reproduced without any edits.   The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs By Jason Lodge, Griffith University The promise was simple, but the idea couldn’t have been bigger. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would make courses from …

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25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom

An Article By Saga Briggs “When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to get the work done.” Sir Ken Robinson Common sense tells us that students are more likely to learn if they are motivated by and engaged with the curriculum or project at …

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