The skill of writing is to create a context in which others can think.– Edwin Schlossberg - via ..my heart is in Accra
Group study - Grockit study
We found that… … learners studied longer when they were in a group study session than when they were alone. Studies have shown that time on task is a key predictor of study effectiveness. … learners studied over 2x as many questions when they were in a group study session as when they were alone. … learners were more likely to answer questions correctly when they were...
This could be the DNA for a physical school where students spend 20 percent of...– I like this vision of Salman Khan (see article), founder of KhanAcademy. Did not know he had this in mind.
The O’ and A’ level system is only producing a generation of youth embroiled in...– Very interesting post by a brave Pakistani teacher.
Open Access costs @SpringerOpen
I received this invitation from the Springer Open Access journal of Interaction Science and the following grabbed my attention; To enable the journal to make all of its content open access, Journal of Interaction Science levies an article-processing charge (APC) for each manuscript accepted after peer review. I wondered, what does it cost then per manuscript? In their clear FAQ, it is stated...
What Facebook knows..
..is not known, not even by Facebook researchers, but it is a lot and offers a unique, first time ever dataset that will definitely create new insights. “For the first time,” Marlow says, “we have a microscope that not only lets us examine social behavior at a very fine level that we’ve never been able to see before but allows us to run experiments that millions of...
MOOC and open education business models
Well written post about how to make money with open education. I actually believe most in the model suggested by Udacity, which is one of making money as a people-broker. Udacity has suggested that it might double as a headhunter for companies that might like to hire some of its more impressive students. Instead of simply selling those students credentials that they can list on their resumes...
We the parasites.
Are we nearing a global biological tipping point?
A learner contract - innovative assessment...
I just stumbled upon Dave Cormier’s learner contract, a more personalized way that allows students to choose what kind of effort they want to put in the course for which grade. Maybe it’s not new, but I have never heard of it. Student work in this course is evaluated by ‘contract’ – meaning that each of you decide how much work you would like to do for what grade. Individual...