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    individually This approach allows school and the real world to be integrated in an effective albeit intense instructional curriculum Kolb s model helps focus instructor attention on online student engagement and satisfaction concerns by ensuring that the online learning activities are relevant and motivating While this approach may be considered nontraditional it empowers students even those with the most novice skills to develop high quality e learning products in relatively short order Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article Perspectives On the Open Access Movement Reid Cornwell discusses open access publishing with Peter Suber senior researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College and currently visiting fellow at Yale Law School Open access means that scholarly work is freely and openly available online with no unnecessary licensing copyright or subscription restrictions Cornwell and Suber discuss the development of the open access movement over the past decade and the implications of the growing acceptance of open access for scholars and for publishers Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Perspectives Link directly to this article 1 2 3 4 5 Next Page January February March April May June July August September October November December 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 sun mon tue wed thu fri sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 The Latest Posts 31 May 2008 Computer Business Simulations Design for Learning Processes Preparing e Learning Designers Using Kolb s Model of Experiential Learning Perspectives On the Open Access Movement Moving from Theory

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    has been shown to encourage thinking reflection improved analysis and synthesis and to improve both the reliability and validity of students exam data in measuring partial knowledge However CBM has been adopted in very few places and is sometimes regarded with skepticism The UCL initiative has used computer technology to produce empirically convincing results A comparison of CBM scores with conventional correct incorrect scores revealed marked improvements in standard measurements of reliability Gardner Medwin describes the CBM system used by UCL and its philosophical methodological and pedagogical underpinnings as well as the qualitative and quantitative advantages of CBM more generally Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Perspectives Link directly to this article Simulations In the Academy Michael Vaughn Experience is the most effective teacher Ideally a university program would involve hands on experiential learning a world where students could practice decision making make mistakes and learn by doing As technology continues to advance many universities are beginning to make this idea a reality by incorporating simulations into their curriculum In this session Mike will showcase what is going on with simulation based learning in the university sector why these technological changes in learning matter and what they mean for the future Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next Page January February March April May June July August September October November December 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 sun mon tue wed thu fri sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 The Latest Posts 31 May

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    of parents will be customizing the Web for their kids This presentation will start with a discussion of what it would mean to enable students teachers parents and mentors to mash up and change digital learning content and then to track its usage and effectiveness We will see some tools that do that and explore how technology and standards fit together to achieve this effect We will then open the floor to a discussion of the consequences And most of all we will challenge ourselves to think about what the democratization of content really mean Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article The Factory Model to Future Minds Charles Reigeluth This AECT FutureMinds keynote presentation addresses paradigm change in education what it is why it is needed and how to help bring it about It briefly summarizes the nature of our current factory model of schools which was designed for sorting and mass producing students The session explores features for an information age paradigm based on a systems theory view of fundamental changes in society It identifies major functions that technology must play in this new learning focused customized paradigm It identifies the differences between the process for true paradigm change and the more common piecemeal reform process Offered as a solution the AECT FutureMinds Initiative uses a systemic strategy and methodology for helping state education departments to support this difficult and complex kind of district wide paradigm change Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next Page January February March April May June July August September October November December 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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    and most daring advances have been achieved by new learning enterprises emerging competitors and enterprises willing to write new rules Many of these innovators are in burgeoning international markets Some are spin offs of existing educational leaders Others are fresh ventures well suited to a new era of knowledge workers in a global economy And some are grassroots ventures at existing institutions Even more transformative partnerships yet to come will radically shift the price value equation The educational world is awash in innovation Unfortunately many innovations are squandered because they fail to scale or do not deliver more value at less cost Many educators have great ideas and foster innovation with a lower case i This is like a thousand points of light if you will But the real payoff is in innovations that truly capture the imagination of practitioners are scalable and engage the energies of entire enterprises or even nations and societies The real ideal is innovation that rewrites the rules of competition satisfies new or unfulfilled value propositions and or enables reductions in cost and price Those innovations are desirable affordable and sustainable This is innovation with a capital I These are the innovations that really matter and that will be the gold standard globally What are some examples of transformative innovations that matter Consider the following real innovations that are emerging today For profit education that is competency based flexible adult oriented and can charge a premium price for the value provided to today s customers In future these price points can be driven down to interest the mass market of early and late majority adopters Institution wide efforts to leverage technology and learning redesign to reduce costs and enhance learning outcomes Richly textured transcripts and portfolios that capture the demonstrated competencies that matter to employers at ever reducing cost as more people adopt the technology Action analytics that deploy dynamic modeling individual student learning plans portfolios and aggressive interventions to enhance the success of learners in PK 20 including students at risk The unit costs of analytics and technology support in education must be driven down Multi faceted initiatives that dramatically improve transitions between learning and work and help new hires to quickly reach the performance levels that merit high pay and advancement Social network based online and blended learning experiences that comport with the needs and preferences of new learners and are absorbed into existing and new learning enterprises Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article Towards a Practical and Sustainable Instuctional Paradigm A Futurist Perspective Jim Morrison Education is in the midst of a major transition that will fundamentally change the way educational organizations conduct their business in the coming decades Although change in social institutions is seldom rapid the combined forces of demography globalization economic restructuring and information technology are forcing educational organizations to reconceptualize their markets organizational structures and pedagogical practices This presentation focuses on these forces and

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    qualities needed in a transforming world Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article A Model for Enhancing Online Course Development In order to meet the growing demand for quality online education Park University has adopted a model that provides a common framework for all of its online courses Evelyn Knowles and Kathleen Kalata discuss the circumstances leading to the current system and describe the university s implementation of a course development process that ensures quality and consistency in both content and instructional design In this model academic departments select which courses they want to have developed into online courses and the subject matter expert who will act as course developer The course developer works with an instructional designer to create the online course The course development process is described in detail from initiating the contract through consultation with the instructional designer to quality standards review Read more comments Posted By Focus on Education Foundation at in Category Innovation 08 Presentations Link directly to this article Innovating Collaboration within Higher Education Jim Godsey GroupSystems the world leader in Group Intelligence and Decision Making Technology is enabling innovative group collaboration at some of the world s most prestigious higher education institutions Founded in 1989 through a joint research project between the University of Arizona IBM and the US Navy GroupSystems today enjoys more than 50 higher educational customers across North America and Europe Just of few of these notable institutions include California State University Texas A M University of Colorado U S Military Academy at West Point Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Mexico and the University of Manchester UK In this presentation we will explore how higher education institutions are using GroupSystems ThinkTank group intelligence application to

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