Mark Hetherington

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Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

Examining educational games through the lens of 'fun'

Video games can be a fantastic learning tool, but there's a challenge when designing games that strive to be both educational and <i></i>fun. But what <i>is</i> fun? …

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy

Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest …

Teaching

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

Why Universities Should Get Rid of PowerPoint and Why They Won’t

Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter?I asked this of a class of 105 computer …

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

Postsecondary Learning<p>How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?<p>By James DeVaney     Aug 31, 2016<p>Image Credit: VLADGRIN / Shutterstock<p>…

The Link Between Writing and Critical Thinking

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How Mobile-Friendly is Your Classroom?

For generations, the main areas of learning in the classroom have been the same. Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. These “core” …

Education Technology