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Donna Murdoch

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September 01, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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One of my favorite adult learning theories, Double-Loop Learning, coined by Chris Argyris, is in an article on +TeachThought .  Always interesting that theories traditionally put in the "adult" silo are more and more often applicable to any stage of learning.  Perhaps it is only the third loop, not referred to here, that is meant for adults?  Learning meant for adults and for K12 students (traditional) is getting less and less differentiated. 
1 - Are we doing things right?
2 - Are we doing the right things? 
3 - How do we decide what is right?

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

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September 01, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 1 plus ones
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So interesting.  What a classic book - this is an unpublished chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Read a Never Published, “Subversive” Chapter from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



50 years after the publication of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Guardian has posted online a never-before-published draft of the book's fifth chapter.

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August 30, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Maybe between Angry Birds and Mark I can learn to code.  +Audrey Watters have you revisited?

Learn

Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.

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August 30, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Haven't been able to try it yet.  How many admins are turning it on?  Many, I hope!  

Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom. In its current early incarnation, the option may be attractive for instructors who are not currently using an LMS and want to give one a try, ...

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August 30, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"In 2009, students aged 25 and older accounted for roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That figure is expected to rise to 43 percent by 2020 as 9.6 million older students head to campus."    or even more interesting...
"Students over age 35, who accounted for 17 percent of all college and graduate students in 2009, are expected to comprise 19 percent of that total by 2020."

Back to School: Older Students on the Rise in College Classrooms

Dorms are filling up, classes are starting, and Frisbees are flying above quads at colleges and universities across the country. But these familiar seasonal ...

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August 22, 2014 2 comments 2 shares 2 plus ones
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I had no idea this was going on in Finland.  I have the presumption of education utopia - this article doesn't paint that picture.

Eight Years of College Lets Finns Hide From Labor Market

Tuomo Kareoja, who’s starting his eighth year of studies at Helsinki University, is pondering adding a fourth degree to his current majors in history, social psychology and statistics.

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August 18, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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I wonder how they will provide this kind of analysis - are they doing it already?  Is it just keyword searching?  Regardless, this is fascinating and potentially a great idea.

‘DERP’ is a new social research alliance backed by Reddit, Twitch and Imgur

A new alliance has been set up to provide academic researchers with access to the data of smaller social networking platforms such as Reddit, Twitc, Imgur, Stack Exchange and Fark.

Researchers ...

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August 18, 2014 11 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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August 17, 2014 1 comments 9 shares 15 plus ones
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Fun to try!  

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL | TechCrunch

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don't want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter? Here's a..

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August 17, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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I remember sharing a study a few months ago that proved retention was better when notes were taken by hand.  I agree with this article, which has a different POV.  "I think the results point in a different direction, suggesting that students do not need to be restricted from using laptops — or any other learning tool — in the classroom. Rather, the research underscores the need digital literacy instruction; that is, how to use their tools in a way that serves their learning goals."

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | DMLcentral

A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M.

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