“Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn.”
See on www.youtube.com
By Dean Dad from Inside Higher Education – very interesting piece about Prior Learning:
Announced on the Harvard Gazette.
“Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced the launch of edX, a transformational partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.”
Go here to read more: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/05/mit-and-harvard-announce-edx/
Lists from Marc and Angel Hack Life – thanks to them for extensive lists – follow the link to see the lists:
“All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.
Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of. Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.
If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.”
Image below and content from this link: http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-self-educate-yourself-online/
Evaluating learning – article from Personnel Today
“Richard Paul Grifﬁn, associate director at the Institute of Vocational Education at London South Bank University, presents a new way of approaching evaluation based on a review of how organisations currently evaluate learning in Workplace learning evaluation: a conceptual model and framework (registration required).
His model of workplace learning is based on ﬁve elements: a pre-learning stage; the “trigger” (need) for learning; the learning event; application of learning; and the impact of learning.
His aim is to provide what he calls a “scientiﬁcally robust but practitioner-friendly framework for workplace learning evaluation”.
Griffin’s approach may provide some new focus on the best ways evaluate the impact of learning interventions.”
Image from Training Assessment Education: http://www.logicoolsolutions.com/learnDoMasterChallenge/?p=1305 (Accessed 28/04/2012).
This framework in my view is very useful. Check out the model here:
Visit Coursera for free online University Courses: https://www.coursera.org/
From Society, Networks and Information to Mathematics and Statistics and others in between.
Go and see for yourself.
Shared from OnlineUniversities.com: “Social media resources like Google Plus offer a great opportunity for growth in education through collaborative work, communication, and camaraderie. Many of today’s universitieshave recognized this incredible potential, and have put G+ to work on campus. We’ve discovered more than 30 great ways universities are currently using Google Plus, along with several ideas for the future. Read on to learn about the amazing possibilities that Google Plus offers for universities.”
Reference: http://networkedblogs.com/wNNzx (Accessed 24/04/2012).
From: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/a-taxonomy-of-ideas/ (Accessed 22/04/2012)