Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes.

Weaving the Web: Launch of the Tilburg University Science Junction

Making CommunitySense

Today, Tilburg University’s Science Junction was launched: The Children’s University aims to work together with regional schools to develop curriculums and teaching materials for more gifted primary school students from groups 7 and 8 (age 10 to 12).

New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of this mission. The online “Kids’ Knowledge Base” is a key instrument for presenting showcases of various scientific fields to primary school children, thereby aiming to pique their curiosity. Just published: A.

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Tales from a Test Tube: The Mixing of Art & Science

Endless Knots

22" x 30" 2008 Eliza Stamps Beyond Benign , "a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable science in order to create an environmentally, socially and economically prosperous world," is sponsoring the work for visual artists, opening this coming Thurs, Nov 5, 2009.

Computer Science is not Digital Literacy


I'm a huge fan of the current wave of enthusiasm and political will to transform the way that ICT is delivered in schools. This morning at BETT, the UK's Education Secretary Micheal Gove will outline the Government's endorsement of the development of Computer Science and hopefully, a more interesting, relevant and creative computing curriculum.

Social Networks Laboratory : School of Behavioural Science : MDHS : UM

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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SOCRMx Week 2 Surveys

Jenny Connected

I have also been reminded of how we used to agonise over how to ask our primary trainee teachers questions about their knowledge of science concepts which would reveal their misconceptions. Questions could be asked about each scientific concept in the primary school curriculum.

2017 130

A systems take on math and science education?

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Richard Hake , Emeritus Professor of Physics , Indiana University, recently posted an article describing how US colleges and universities are gradually coming to the view that they can't simply blame US secondary schools for the quality of math and science education incoming college students have, for the teachers and administrators of those secondary schools are themselves almost all products of the US college and university system.

Leadership porn

Ken Carroll

B-school professors pride themselves on scientific methods and empirical research. The book reveals something about the math and science mindset that dominates our schools and the business culture. Creative leadership Leadership b-school leadership pornThere’s a difference between looking at something and doing it. Their expertise is in objectively observing business, rather than subjectively doing business.

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Phase I Knowledge and Innovation Network at Warwick Business School

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Assistant professor appointment- our very own Dr. James Murrough

Endless Knots

Nephew James Murrough has just been named assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Family Health Hospitals ScienceIt's hard not to crow about this one. James's career is quite astonishing at such a young age -- and he's doing unique work.

2011 113

Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

The whole system would need to be changed to allow for this time, as evidenced by the example included of a low tech, high play school in California. . It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K.,

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Conversation, Language, Narrative & Story-Telling · The Arts · Science & Health. Reuters Science Daily Science News SomethingToBeDesired TorStar Trader Mike Watching America Who Owns What CJR World Science.

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In this seminar Phil Tubman (PhD student with Educational Research and School of Computing and Communications, and also Senior Learning Technologist in the ISS eLearning team at Lancaster), shared the progress he has been making on his PhD into whether MOOCs are living up to their promises.

2017 141

#PLENK2010 The place of content in teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

I can remember clearly the time when I realised that I didn’t have to cover the ‘curriculum’ (my subject was science for trainee science teachers) in my face-to-face sessions, if I provided the content online. Of course, you may say that this approach is all very well with adult learners but it wouldn’t work with children, because as Maria pointed out, many children don’t do any work outside of school – therefore in school teachers need to cover the content.

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Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

Already a while ago, but still worth a post: on August 5, I was an invited speaker at the Ticer Digital Libraries a la Carte 2009 summer school. In 2008, I attended their fascinating keynote summer school lecture by Stephen Abram. Every year, they organize a summer school, which is well attended by librarians, publishers, researchers, lecturers, and IT specialists interested in the latest developments in (digital) libraries.

Questions and answers

Viv Mcwaters

Finding the right answer, or even the best answer, was rewarded when I went to school. Researching in science and the humanities, asking unanswerable questions, looking for answers anyway, surfacing new questions. Admittedly, that was a long time ago. I’ve spent the rest of my life learning how to ask questions. Answers can be satisfying (giving and receiving) – in the same way that sugar is satisfying.

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Viv Mcwaters

July 20th 1969 was a school day. My school was large, with over 1000 students. Were there enough televisions at the school? I must have been persuasive enough for my mum to let me stay home from school and watch it with her, on our scratchy black and white television. We shared a love of space travel, of science fiction, and of wonder. It was just eight days before my 14th birthday. I was in Form 2, or as it’s now known, Year 8.

2012 116

August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning August 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. open academic education: people with an open PhD and master? Yes, they do it!

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Passionate teaching – a la Geetha Narayanan

Jenny Connected

Geetha Narayanan’s presentation to ChangeMooc this week has coincided with an evening out with a friend who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and it has been very interesting to think further about Geetha’s approach to teaching and learning, and how newly qualified teachers are expected to teach in the UK. Teaching in his school was such fun. The current curriculum in primary schools in the UK is, in my opinion, very constraining and in the wrong hands ‘boring’.

2012 107

I am the Immigrant to my Neighborhood Crows…

Full Circle Associates

They attacked my sons walking to school during nesting season one year and I went out and told them “hey, I’m a mom too. Read the article for the science! I have been intrigued by Seattle’s crows since I moved here in 1981.

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Passionate teaching – a la Geetha Narayanan

Jenny Connected

Geetha Narayanan’s presentation to ChangeMooc this week has coincided with an evening out with a friend who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and it has been very interesting to think further about Geetha’s approach to teaching and learning, and how newly qualified teachers are expected to teach in the UK. Teaching in his school was such fun. The current curriculum in primary schools in the UK is, in my opinion, very constraining and in the wrong hands ‘boring’.

2012 100

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

Whether we take a subjective or objective approach, social science research does have validity and needs to be defended.

2017 130

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. Epistemic curiosity is a desire for knowledge and knowing, the driving force behind science.

2018 169

Everything Is Connected to Everything


Science. Science. The one subject back at school that I always kept struggling with time and time again. You know, not sure what you would think, but I could venture to state that if I had science teachers, back then, in my younger years, as passionate and engaging as Prof.

2012 209

Education Technology Action Group consultation


ETAG, as outlined on Group Chair Stephen Hepplle’s website , is an independent group set up at the behest Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Education), Matthew Hancock (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for further education, skills and lifelong learning) and David Willetts (Minister of State for Universities and Science). within the schools sector, a seeming reluctance to engage with or countenance these changes as mainstream, and 3.

Election 2.0 – List of social media election sites to watch.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Climate change and carbon tax, Alternative energy sources and zero emissions ,Professor Mike Sandiford, School of Earth Sciences. Climate change policy Professor David Karoly, School of Earth Sciences. Dr Lauren Rosewarne, School of Politics and Social Sciences.

My TEDxBoston 2010 Session Notes: Part Two

Portals and KM

MacCalvin told us how his creativity was criticized in elementary school. However, he was shown that his interests could turn into a career through Citizen’s Schools.   He discovered that schools tried to keep the community outside of the schools. Fifteen years ago he and others started Citizen Schools to help expand the resources that students are exposed to. His group started a charter school in a community health center in Dorchester.

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Dining in Samos: Part Five: Karlovasi

Portals and KM

The School of Sciences of University of the Aegean   is located in the town. This is the fifth of a ten part series on dining on the Greek island of Samos. I have now been there three times for stays of a month or more. I have painted on each stay.

2014 163

Half-a-Call More Per Hour

Michael Sampson - Currents

A study of call centre workers by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that workers with standing desks made about one half additional successful call per hour in comparison to co-workers who sat while working.

2016 116

Increasing participation in online communities: A framework for human–computer interaction


Increasing participation in online communities: A framework for human–computer interaction Jonathan Bishop * University of Glamorgan, School of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd, Wales CF37 1DL, UK Available online 19 January 2006.

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

Social Studies of Science, 24(4), 641-671. Reticulatrix (2013) ‘#EDCMOOC: School’s out’ The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne.

2016 164

From San Diego to Los Angeles: Beautiful Humans CA Road Trip 2016

Hildy Gottlieb

When Erin came to work for us 10 years ago, she was fresh out of college with a degree in political science. With Lizzie being away in Japan, her high school best friend, Jessica, has the keys to her apartment.

2016 62

Future present

e-Moderation Station

‘The future’ often conjures up science-fiction images of technology, and dystopian – or utopian – societies. ‘The past is always tense, the future perfect’ (Zadie Smith). I’ve been thinking about the future a lot recently.

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Collaborative Thinking: Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

recently stated at an address to Northwestern School of Laws 34th Annual Securities Regulation Institute: “The bottom line is that I’m driven by the same need for productivity improvements as is the rest of the company.” [The

2008 100

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

A New Knowledge Ecology: The structure of institutions, starting with schools, is decoupled.(Bureaucracies

2011 148

Adoption Doesn't Exist

Michael Sampson - Currents

Think of the way the color white is made, which many of us learned in grade school or at a science museum: the result of many colors of light added together. Sadie argues that adoption is like the color white - it doesn't exist : "Adoption" doesn’t exist. At least, not the way most people think about it. It’s not an entity or a competency on its own. It’s not a feature or an endpoint with a well-defined set of characteristics.

Liberating Structures: I’m a String Being

Full Circle Associates

Building Financial Literacy with High School Students Liberating Learning Together: Using LS in Our Work Leadership Retreat: High Dive Into Collective Strategy-Making Tap the Founder’s Story To Uplift Next Level Innovation Management Meeting: In Charge But Not In Control Get Over Yourself, NOW!

2016 76

Notes on “Making Sure That The SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste” (Lou Zulli, Jr)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lou from the United States ( Lakewood High School ) is presenting on making sure your SharePoint solutions don’t go to waste. science working with maths. The aim is to improve user adoption of SharePoint solutions. I missed the beginning of the session – which was about creating a shared vision. The points I heard: 1. Design for the end user first.

2014 114

The Girl Effect - catalyzing positive change

Nancy White

Check out his cool work with Science-Connects. ) An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent. This morning on Twitter, Idocente pointed me to The Girl Effect.

2008 173

Wolfram on Facebook

Endless Knots

I spend a lot of time thinking about networks , trying to comprehend what network science is telling us, frankly trying to make sense of the endless network visualizations being generated.

Bristol Bioblitz blog: the secret was in the content

Platform Neutral

I recently helped out Berry Goddard and Savita Custead of the Bristol Natural History Consortium team by setting up and explaining how to use a Wordpress blog, flickr id, and youtube channel for their Bristol Bioblitz event.

2009 116

When Context Transcends Change Management


Indeed, I love Twitter, specially, when people use it to school me, and everyone else for that matter, directly or indirectly, about things I stopped challenging myself some time ago, because I started taking them for granted and let inertia do the rest.

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