Activity or Application?

Clark Quinn

Activity : that the learner takes, and. Now, in many ways, this is similar to my own activity-based design , which is more a curricular model than a pedagogical one, but it foregrounds activity instead of content. Those are activities, just not cognitively challenging ones.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. That’s my reconciliation of activity and decisions.

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

That is, not only what activity might mean learning, but what mean meta-learning? I started wondering about a vocabulary, but realized that you’d have to have activity that you could actually detect was evidence of meta-learning.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. Each activity starts with giving the learning teams a deliverable they have to create, with a deadline an appropriate distance out.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities. Keeping in mind that a single narrative has shortcomings, I’ll argue that activation of latent capacity is the driving element of every successful technology of the past 15 years. Twitter/Facebook, activate multiple latent capacities: sharing, social connections, and images.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications.

From Passive to Active Learners - Consumers to Creators

Eide Neurolearning

If you really want to work your brain, your learning should be active and not passive. Some students are able to do this on their own (make their learning active), while others.well, not. passive learning active learning creativity story listening

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. PKM is much more than processing information.

Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

Luis Suarez

After all, you are your (social) networks, and the networks are you, so we better start paying more attention to them, keep quiet and listen both actively and carefully. There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that.

Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

Dan Pontefract

Mills states: Current evidence suggests that typical Internet activities do not impair social development during adolescence.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. First, I think it’s important to recognize that gradually, learners will take more and more ownership of choosing activities. Finally, activities can be individual or social.

Blog Post: Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: post events on my site. post jobs on my site. post books or reports on my site. post news items on my site. In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Sense-making is an activity, a regular practice. I added a sense-making activity about a year ago when I realized I was losing track of what I was finding on Twitter. The activity of reading, writing and perhaps commenting helps to internalize some of the knowledge.

Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work

Adaptive Path

I learned that from my house to where I worked there were about a thousand steps, I was a lot more active on the weekends than I was on the weekdays and my work-week physical activity was highest on Monday and trailed off as the week went on; I was learning a lot.

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Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter.

Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening

Luis Suarez

Well, I keep going back to basics and refer to what I think is the number one activity that not only managers, but also knowledge workers in general, should master before embarking into blasting out messages out there for everyone to digest and be exposed to it. And here we are!

44 Daily Activities to Enjoy your Work (Infographic)

Jane Hart

Infographic crafted with love by Officevibe, the corporate team building and employee engagement platform. Social learning

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the Brookings Institution released a study that looks in detail at patenting activity in the US from 1980 to 2012 - Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas.

Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail

Ross Dawson

Retail strategies for merging physical and digital are best envisaged and implemented on a large scale, tapping collaboration and activating buyers. The post Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Spike activity 21-07-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Be wary of studies that link mental illness with creativity or high IQ. Good piece in The Guardian. Nautilus has a piece on the lost dream journal of neuroscientist Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Video games are tackling mental health with mixed results. Great piece in Engadget. The Globe and Mail asks how we spot the next ‘lone wolf’ terrorist and looks at some of the latest research which has changed what people look for.

2004-02-14 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Cocaine use increases stroke risk in young people reports Science News. Risk of being a giant knob-end already well established.

2012-01-18 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Yes, it’s the return of Spike Activity. As I no longer spend time in the jungle (no not that one ) and 140 characters are just not enough for respectable levels of sarcasm, the weekly roundup is back.

Spike activity 13-07-2015

Mind Hacks

A slightly belated Spike Activity to capture some of the responses to the APA report plus quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: APA makes a non-apology on Twitter and gets panned in response. “the organization’s long-standing ethics director, Stephen Behnke, had been removed from his position as a result of the report and signaled that other firings or sanctions could follow” according to the Washington Post.

Spike activity 21-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The thrill of cutting into a human brain says The Spectator , who have clearly never tried to operate on themselves after reading a HOWTO on the internet.

Spike activity 18-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: GlaxoSmithKline straight-up lied about teen suicide attempts in a trial that was used to convince regulators that Paxil was safe for kids. In-depth from the BMJ. Good summary from The Atlantic. The New York Times on basically the same s**t from Johnson & Johnson over Risperdal. Jaw-dropping punchline: the profits were worth more than any financial blow-back in fines and law suits.

Spike activity 13-11-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Weak Science Behind the Wrongly Named Moral Molecule. The Atlantic has some home truths about oxytocin. Neurophilosophy reports on some half a billion year old brains found preserved in fool’s gold. An Illuminated, 5,000-Pound Neuron Sculpture Is Coming to Boston. Boston magazine has some pictures. Guardian Science Weekly podcast has neuroscientist David Eagleman discussing his new book.

Spike activity 14-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Conversation has an excellent piece on how the study of brain injury , not brain scans, have told us the most about how the brain works. How light affects the brain.

Spike activity 12-05-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease, reports HeadQuarters after recent media bungles. We’re still waiting to hear on SimCity and Parkinson’s disease though. The American Psychiatric Association has a new corporate video that looks like a Viagra advert. BPS Research Digest reports on a fascinating study that gives a preliminary taxonomy of the voices inside your head.

2013-12-27 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Mother Jones reports on a new study finding that political beliefs interfere with logical reasoning. Space in the brain: how the hippocampal formation supports spatial cognition. Excellent video introduction to Royal Society special edition.

Spike activity 28-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Can charisma and leadership be taught ? Matter looks at the history of ‘charm consultants’ Mental health stigma: where’s my cheesecake? A piece on the Brain Flapping discusses how people react when you’re depressed.

Spike activity 09-10-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: How much can you really learn while you’re asleep ? Interesting piece that looks at what the research genuinely tells us in The Guardian. Comedian John Oliver takes on mental health in America with a segment which is both funny and sharp. Neuroecology has an excellent post looking at the latest mega-paper from the Blue Brain Project.

Global insights into fear of failure, entrepreneurial activity, and gender balance in entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting issues I have been looking at is how varying fear of failure impacts entrepreneurial activity, as shown in the table below. China is the standout in terms of entrepreneurial activity, however this is significantly driven by necessity.

2004-02-07 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science News has an extended piece on progress with the still-not-entirely-clear-what’s-going-on billion dollar BRAIN initiative. There might be a little synesthesia in each of us. Nautilus looks at how our senses combine and cross.

Spike activity 04-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Go get your gramophonic digital podcast player and listen to this amazing BBC Radio 4 programme on how the social discussion of dreams has changed through history. The Atlantic on what Google’s trippy neural network -generated images tell us about the human mind.

Spike activity 06-11-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: If you only read one thing this week, make it the excellent critical piece on the concept of an ‘autism spectrum’ in The Atlantic. Nature reports that the controversial big bucks Human Brain Project has secured another three years’ funding. Giant all-knowing neurotron brain simulation coming “any day now” The psychological power of narrative. Good piece in Nautilus.

Spike activity 25-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science has a fascinating piece on how cultures developed words for numbers – many languages don’t have words for numbers above five. The majority illusion. The social illusion covered by Tech Review where something can seem socially common despite being rare in the overall group. Wired has a thought-provoking piece on the potential role of the internet in hastening the demise of dying languages.

Spike activity 24-07-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why does the concept of ‘schizophrenia’ still persist? Great post from Psychodiagnosticator. Nature reviews two new movies on notorious psychology experiments: the Stanford Prison Experiment and Milgram’s conformity experiments. Can the thought of money make people more conservative? Another social priming effect bites the dust Neuroskeptic with a great analysis.

Spike activity 07-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Drug dependence has two faces?—?as as a chronic disease and a temporary failure to cope. Interesting piece from Science News. Friend of Mind Hacks Christian Jarrett bids a fond farewell to the BPS Research Digest at 11 years at the helm.

Spike activity 23-10-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MP tricked into condemning a fake drug called ‘Cake’ on Brass Eye has been put in charge of scrutinising drugs policy in the UK Parliament, reports The Independent. What starts as satire is so often reborn as policy. Narratively takes a look at the human stories behind the alarming rates of prescription opioid addiction in Appalachia. Mental health research makes good economic sense, argues The Economist.

Spike activity 02-10-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The madness of Charlie Brown. The Lancet has a wonderful article on Lucy, Charlie Brown’s local psychiatrist. The Atlantic has an excellent piece on new research showing neurons have different genomes. Mexico’s 13-year-old psychologist is amazing , reports USA Today. Sí, es. PLOS Neuro has an excellent in-depth piece about the neuroscience of sleep deprivation.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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Spike activity 08-05-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: An autonomous truck has been cleared to drive on US roads for the first time according to New Scientist. Robot mudflap girl still being designed. Backchannel covers the recent Facebook filter bubble study. Rare helpful write-up. Surge in US ‘ brain-reading ‘ patents reports BBC News. Most of which are junk, concludes article.