I’m not normally one to do a link dump at the end of the day, but I came across so much interesting stuff that I never got the chance to do anything with today. This might become a regular occurance.
Design Thinking for Educators
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education.
Designing Conference Posters
Gratuitous advice on how to prepare posters for scientific meetings, research conferences, and similar gatherings of nerds who want to share their stuff on really big pieces of paper.
Social Media Changing the Nature of Activism?
Websites and social media can garner the support of hundreds of thousands for a particular cause. They can even bring issues to light that might otherwise have been overlooked by mainstream media.
Single Best Free Way to Transform Classrooms of Any Size – and Fast Too!
It may sound like I’m selling snake oil, but I actually do have one trick that, at no cost, can transform your classroom or public speaking event, whether a seminar or a lecture, whether for 8 year olds or doctoral students, CEOs or senior citizens.
The Role of Tech vs The Purpose of Education
Working in the field of digital media and learning, where the important role of new technologies in learning seems self-evident, the slow pace of change in mainstream education can feel frustrating. Responding to this challenge, we give a lot of attention to thinking about ways to support and encourage teachers to make greater use of the opportunities presented by digital media, but perhaps we should spend more time considering how and why technologies come to be used, or not used, in the first place.
The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of
Interpersonal learning, personalized learning, second life learning, 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning, these are just some of the few buzz words you would be hearing so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant.
Education in Peru: Error Message
Giving a child a computer does not seem to turn him or her into a future Bill Gates—indeed it does not accomplish anything in particular. That is the conclusion from Peru, site of the largest single programme involving One Laptop per Child, an American charity with backers from the computer industry and which is active in more than 30 developing countries around the world.
MBTV S02E06 – Designer Dad
In this episode we’ll meet MakerBot operator Steve Conine – known to Thingiverse as sconine. Steve is most famous for designing Thingiverse’s Mechanical Animals, Toy Train Sets, Log Cabins and Starfish. Check out some of the many toys that he has designed and printed with his children and find out why he decided to bring a MakerBot into the family.
A Liberal-Arts Consortium Experiments With Course Sharing
In discussions about the future of higher education, there’s often plenty of hand-wringing over the precarious fate of the hundreds of small, tuition-dependent private colleges scattered throughout the country. With many of them located in out-of-the-way places, their isolation means that merging or even collaborating with other institutions to reduce costs is typically not an option.