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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.

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

These are serious questions to ask at another time of rising sea levels. In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry.

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.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. There is a clear link between educational attainment and economic activity generally[7]. In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So the question is, in all four scenarios, not how we can eliminate competition and foster an attitude of collaboration, but rather, what degree of competition is appropriate in such scenarios, and how does the practice of sharing resources reconcile with that degree of competition. So that's my first reaction to the question.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

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. People have openly questioned me after a keynote, asking why we’d ever let a kindergarten child write a blog and interact online.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

Worst case, they can answer questions about what this model implies in particular contexts. So this is a knowledge question, but not a “is this an X or a Y”, but rather “you have to achieve Z, would you use approach X, or approach Y” Most importantly, you need people to use the models to make decisions like they’ll be making in the workplace. I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science.

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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!

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) In my paper ' How to Be Heard ' I recommend that people use other blogs and articles as starting points for their own creative activities. Having said that - there is a subtext to this question which suggests that content needs to be organized, the best content selected, and a mechanism put in place to ensure that people follow and pay attention to this content.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. Have a look and read through “ If You Thought Your Inbox Was Overloaded, Wait Until Activity Streams &# to see where Craig is coming from. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

The Big Question: How to assess learning initiatives…

Jay Cross

Furthermore, asking open-ended questions yields a lot more meaningful information than check-boxes and rating scales. An LMS measures activity, not outcomes.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. We have many myths about creativity–it’s rare, it’s special, it’s a result of brain activity, it’s just weird. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. We have many myths about creativity–it’s rare, it’s special, it’s a result of brain activity, it’s just weird. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

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.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth Kanter

Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one. Next week, I headed to Seattle for a couple of days of events around my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine.

The Hows and Whys of Gamification: 4 Questions for Kevin Werbach

Dan Pink

Because Pink Blog readers are interested in new approaches to human motivation, I asked Kevin to answer a few questions about games, Wall Street, and presidential politics: 1. Gamification. It’s one of the year’s top memes.

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.

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Technology - thought of from a learning perspective - is not a carrier of educational content, nor even a locus of educational activities, but rather, the provision of a space, a facility, where someone can exercise mental capacities through increasingly challenging experiences (where these experiences may (as they typically do) or may not involve other people.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth Kanter

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

Should you drink bottled water? (And other questions for Charles Fishman)

Dan Pink

So I asked the man whom many call “Fish” to answer a few questions for PinkBlog readers. A related question: You say in the book that water — the non-bottled kind — is too cheap and that its low cost hurts us.

2011-02-04 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Nature on a new list of the ten biggest questions in social science research.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth Kanter

This was the first 90 minutes of the workshop, and while content and interaction kept in active learning mode — the next step was a synthesis. The format of the concept poster was more open then the close-ended set of exercises and questions on the worksheet.

Spike activity 24-06-2016

Mind Hacks

The Question Still Haunts Autism. A complex question tackled over at NPR. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why do some children thrive in adult life despite a background of violence and neglect? Fascinating piece from Mosaic. Scientific American asks with the flood of neuroscience PhDs, where will all the neuroscientists go? Ask British neuroscientists, they’re probably weighing up their options right now. Blobs and Pitfalls: Challenges for fMRI Research.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s While ultimately we’d love to see every fan make a donation to a project on our website, our goal on Facebook is first and foremost to develop an active community of fans around the topics of philanthropy and social.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. Have a look and read through “ If You Thought Your Inbox Was Overloaded, Wait Until Activity Streams &# to see where Craig is coming from. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Spike activity 17-04-2015

Mind Hacks

Aeon asks an interesting question: throughout evolutionary history, we never saw anything like a montage. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The latest instalment of ‘the seductive allure of neuroscience’ has been released (aka the force awakens) – a solid study suggest spurious neuroscience adds weight to explanations. Great coverage from the BPS Research Digest.

What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Jimmy Maloney is right, work is an overrated activity. I have a weird question for Work Matters readers, one I've been fretting over for a couple weeks.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this odd question.  Interesting question. If you agree, then the question of whether they're good for employees becomes less important.

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

More research indicating that our inner capabilities for perception, understanding, and imagination are not three separate activities in our brains – but rather an intertwined set of abilities directed at prediction. To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift?

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

More research indicating that our inner capabilities for perception, understanding, and imagination are not three separate activities in our brains – but rather an intertwined set of abilities directed at prediction. To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift?

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

More research indicating that our inner capabilities for perception, understanding, and imagination are not three separate activities in our brains – but rather an intertwined set of abilities directed at prediction. To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift?

2011-01-14 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Edge asks it’s annual question: What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?

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

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

Beth Kanter

These community foundations are actively using the Giving Day Playbook to host Giving Days in their communities and it forms the backbone to peer exchanges. Below is a summary of answers to some questions during the webinar and related resources on the Giving Day Playbook.

A Series of Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

With individual courses came individual textbooks designed for specific courses, and with distance education came complete course packages with textbooks and designed learning packages describing sequences of activities and interactions. And even that's not quite it, because people who are listening to Dreyfus every morning on their iPod are actually actively engaged in supporting their own learning. What is missing here is the answer to the question, "Is this all there is?"

The case against passion | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

The case against passion In this month’s Sunday Telegraph column , I discuss my least favorite question in the world: “What’s your passion?”. Seriously, I hate that question. What’s more, I think it’s not an especially useful question for finding one’s path. Dan Pink. Contact.

Responses to Questions on Technology and Schools

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a very large question with no simple answer. This again is a very general question and depends very much on what we mean by ‘positive results’. Has active and visual-based learning and teaching proved to improve the learning level of students at schools?

“Can experience be designed?” Yes. No. Wait, yes. But.

Adaptive Path

You cannot design an experience itself, because experience requires interpretation, an activity that belongs to the individual. We believe the central question is not “Can experience be designed?&# Tags: Experience Design Questions Oliver Reichenstein’s recent article “Can experience be designed?&# sparked a lively discussion here at Adaptive Path.

The Most Important Question (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

His questions are in italics: 1. With respect to control over student learning, my own inclination is to allow professors only a minimum of control, ideally none (though it is again part of the research question regarding how much, and under what conditions, learning can occur absent professorial control). I respond to some requests for elaboration from the same person (who prefers to remain anonymous). Is the issue that LMS's are driving instruction rather than professors?