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Sunday, December 27, 2015

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

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  • This extract from Chapter 3, How students learn in residence halls (Blimling, 2015), focuses on various facets of situated, participatory and experiential learning potentially viable in numerous socio-cultural milieu (TP Message 1451, 2015.12.01). Blimling, Gregory S. (2015). Student learning in residence halls: What works, what doesn't, and why. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    tags: beliefs diversity education emotions epistemology experiential learning Gardner Howard knowledge intelligences proficiency

    • being knowledgeable and being intelligent are not the same. Being knowledgeable generally refers to having access to information and facts as well as the ability to recall them. Intelligence usually refers to a person’s ability to reason, solve problems, think critically, comprehend subject matter, use language to communicate effectively, construct relationships, employ logic, and manipulate numbers (Gardner, 1999)
    • Learning how to express emotions within a social system is knowledge acquired through social interaction governed by the rules and customs of the culture. One culture may encourage open and intense expression of emotional feelings, whereas another may see that same behavior as inappropriate. The exception is primal emotions, such as fear when confronted by a predator. Emotional expression is a matter of how much or the degree to which one expresses an emotion. Plutchik’s (1980) eight basic emotions include continuums from minimal to extreme expression:

        Trust: acceptance to admiration
        Fear: timidity to terror
        Surprise: uncertainty to amazement
        Sadness: gloominess to grief
        Disgust: dislike to loathing
        Anger: annoyance to fury
        Anticipation: interest to vigilance
        Joy: serenity to ecstasy

        Combinations of these basic emotions create other forms of expressions. For example, the combination of the emotions joy and trust produce love, while the combination of the emotions anticipation and anger produce aggression (Plutchik, 1980).
    • Experiencing diversity challenges expectations not only by increasing acceptance of different cultural, ethnic, and racial groups but also by enhancing students’ overall psychological functioning (Crisp & Turner, 2011). Pascarella (1996) reached a similar conclusion from the national study of student learning that found that diversity experiences in the first year of college had long-term positive effects on critical thinking throughout college, particularly for white students.
    • Experiential learning creates cognitive understanding and information retention through the transformative process of experience (Kolb, 1984; Kolb, Boyatzis, & Mainemelis, 1999). Siegel (2012) explains that the transformative process of learning through experience “directly shapes the [neurological] circuits responsible for such processes as memory, emotion, and self-awareness … [by] altering both the activity and the structure of the connections between neurons” (p. 9).

        Kolb (1984) outlines four stages of experiential learning: (1) concert experience; (2) reflective observations; (3) abstract conceptualization; and (4) active experimentation. Students can start anywhere in the process but return to test their understandings and modify them based on experience.
  • 20 hits on original or revised articles

    tags: citizenship digital citizenship education educational technology online resources teaching technology

  • "The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

    tags: businesses economics environment global issues governments international labo(u)r policies trends

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

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  • In this article, Herrmann explains principles to guide the adoption and utilisation of technology to help meet general and specific needs of English-as-an-additional language learners.

    tags: 21st Century Skills English language learning learners learning principles teaching technology

    • Perhaps the first consideration is the instructional purpose of the lesson, and how the technology will enhance that purpose or help students to achieve the goals and objectives of the lesson.
    • Technology, as mentioned earlier, has the power to increase student knowledge and skills in various content areas. Yet another consideration that must be taken into account when working with English learners is how the technology is increasing academic language knowledge and skills. 

       

        It is critical, then, that teachers take into account not only the content goals and objectives for the lesson, but also the language goals and objectives as well as the linguistic demand of the tasks students will need to accomplish in the classroom.

    • English learners need additional instructional supports or scaffolds, including providing students with necessary background knowledge that other students may possess, using graphic organizers, pictures/visuals, demonstrations and realia, and providing redundant information and differentiated instruction based on students' language proficiency level. 

       

        When researching various technology tools, it is critical that we investigate how the tool addresses these principles.

    • The use of technology in the classroom is quickly becoming not only commonplace, but also essential for helping students gain the 21st-century skills they will need to be successful in the future.
    • when implementing technology in the classroom, an important component of instruction is to teach students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Students may need guidance and instruction on how to use technology appropriately given the task and learning at hand, how to avoid distractions with technology, and how to effectively navigate the digital world.
    • not provided in English
    • it may be difficult to understand how to operate the electronic application system
    • grant administrators at your host institution will help you
  • This post provided "a list of links where you will be able to find royalty free and creative commons based music and sound effects" (¶1, 2015.10.21).

    tags: Creative Commons free media music resources sound effects

  • "How do you make sense of the quality of resources and evaluate their authority and appropriateness for your research?" This library guide advocates careful evaluation of the suitability, authority, and other indicators of resource quality, and provides pointers to a number of reference works and related websites.

    tags: academic writing guidelines resource evaluation resources research methods

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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    • The nature of work today is inherently team-based and collaborative, often virtual, and geographically distant. Companies are seeking creative, collaborative employees who have an exploratory mindset. Employers seek graduates who can be more immediately productive in today's fast-paced economy.
    • Active learning, an instructional model that focuses the responsibility of learning on learners, fits the flipped classroom perfectly. Students work in teams to solve problems that are often multidisciplinary in nature, using techniques that are technology-rich. Active learning classrooms are generally characterized by furniture and technology settings that foster small-group collaboration, a rich-media working environment, and the ability to easily reconfigure within the class period.
    • The ability to rearrange furniture and technology quickly and easily will be highly desirable. Some project activities will need nothing more than comfortable furniture, food, and caffeine. Others will require sophisticated computational analysis and the ability to do rapid prototyping.

      Acoustics will be a concern and will need to accommodate a wide range of activities. It seems likely that such space will support more than one team or activity simultaneously. That will be a highly desirable trait, fostering serendipitous discovery and innovation.

      The ability to quickly and easily capture the group's activities and progress will also be desirable. An emerging class of powerful and effective collaboration tools enables project teams to save and store project elements, resources, concepts, plans, designs, models, and renderings—in short, all the "stuff" that a team might find or make.

  • This page lists items to include with a book project proposal.

    tags: academic writing books guidelines proposals publication publishers venues for publication

  • "Every researcher now needs to know about open access and we’re here to help you find out how" (deck, ¶1, 2015.06.16).

    tags: academic writing libraries open access publication research researchers universities

  • "Maintain eye contact for 60% of a conversation The key to eye contact is balance. While it’s important to maintain eye contact, doing so 100% of the time is perceived as aggressive and creepy. At the same time, if you only maintain eye contact for a small portion of the conversation, you’ll come across as disinterested, shy, or embarrassed. Maintaining eye contact for roughly 60% of a conversation comes across as interested, friendly, and trustworthy."

    tags: body language communication conversation eye contact people skils

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

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