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By Rob Reynolds | Articles and social media posts on education, technology, and publishing

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning

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Pedagogy
Education

The loneliness of the long-distance learner

Distance education (radio, TV, print, Internet) has been a staple of teacher pre-service and in-service instruction for decades from Afghanistan to …

Learning

Only 8 Percent of Grads Take Enough College, Career Courses

Report finds few graduates ready for college, careers<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Only 8 percent of high school graduates complete a …

Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a 10-year master plan for Facebook. It's bold. It's savvy. And it glosses over a key detail: the dark side of making the world more connected.<p>At F8, the company mega-conference in San Francisco, the 31-year-old CEO delivered a keynote address in which, he said, over the …

Facebook

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

Education

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

Success

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Is Online Tutoring the Future of Personalized Learning?

In celebration of their daughter’s birth, Mark Zuckerberg recently announced he would be donating a significant portion of an approximated $45 …

Learning

Coursera launches Data Science Masters program for a fraction of university prices

Higher education degrees are appealing, but involve significant financial sacrifice: in America, an opportunity for a higher paying job also comes with a sentence of paying more student loans for longer. That’s why Coursera is busy establishing a host of masters courses, today announcing a new Data …

MOOCs

The Odd Couple: How Ed Tech Must Support Vastly Different Types of Professors

By Phil HillMore Posts (397)<i>An edited version of this post was first published at The Chronicle of Higher Education</i>Let’s admit it, there can be some …

Product Management

Four Purposes of Math Problems

To help students develop competence and confidence in math, teachers should be concerned with the quality of problems they assign rather than the …

Mathematics

Resources and Downloads to Support College Readiness

Preparing Students Socially and Emotionally<p>When Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to College Success: Read about the difference between …

College & University

Bayesian machine learning

So you know the Bayes rule. How does it relate to machine learning? It can be quite difficult to grasp how the puzzle pieces fit together - we know …

Data Science
Higher Education

Emergence / Recognition

<b>Emergence</b><br>Alan Levine writes, <i>"I am looking for a metaphor or a real example of something maybe complex or just larger/valuable that does not arise</i> …

Deep Learning

Great stuff from Will Richardson here, very much about…

Great stuff from Will Richardson here, very much about personalization and motivation +Rob Reynolds and +Stacy Zemke<br>quote <i>Doing the right thing in schools starts with one fairly straightforward question: What do you believe about how kids learn most powerfully and deeply in their lives? Once you’ve answered that as an individual and as a school community, the question that follows is does your practice in classrooms with kids honor those beliefs? In other words, if you believe that kids learn</i> …

Making Sense of Metadata in Personalized Learning Platforms

The word “metadata” may have entered the public consciousness when President Obama uttered it, in response to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the …

Instructional Design

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on.<p>It can be easy to assume that the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future …

Redesigning Learning Spaces for Creativity and Innovation

Today I attended a one day workshop hosted by Innovative Educator Consulting on how to redesign learning spaces in schools. The purpose of this type …

Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Higher Education

‘Facebook turned me down’ — the job rejection letter that turned into a $4 billion check

‘Facebook turned me down’ — the job rejection letter that turned into a $4 billion check<p>We’ve all been there — the job rejection that really stung, …

Virtual Reality at SXSWedu

At the SXSWedu workshop “Enhancing Learning with Virtual and Augmented Reality,” held on Monday, Mar. 7, roughly 20 people spent most of the time …

Unsupervised Learning with Even Less Supervision Using Bayesian Optimization

In this post on integrating SigOpt with machine learning frameworks, we will show you how to use SigOpt and XGBoost to efficiently optimize an …

Why Traditional Education Reformers Struggle With Blended Learning

For years education reformers have fought to create new, publicly-funded schools to drive change. The rise of blended learning has accordingly vexed …

Recognizing Self-Directed Learners with Open Badge eCredentials

This post is a response to a post on cogdogblog where Alan Levine was questioning the value of Open Badges as a credential system: Seeking Evidence …

What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. To get the new update, open Adobe …