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Spilt milk

Photo by Newtown Graffiti on Flickr  Accidents will happen. And occasionally, maybe they should. Accidents are not welcome in most schools. Children are usually told to be more careful and 'not to do it again' when mishaps occur. Yet accidents can often be just as important in our education as learning knowledge and skills. What's more, they probably prepare students for a world of work where mistakes may not necessarily be a bad thing. Reflect for a moment on some of the serendipitous ...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Education, Accidents, Failure, Teachers, Assessment, Canon, eLearning, Serendipity, Spencer, Raytheon, Alexander Fleming, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed

All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy. It can be tremendously difficult for parents to accept that their child may have a learning challenge that int...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Students, Parenting, College, Failure, Self-help, Learning disability, Jason, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Carly, School Issues, Learning Differences, Learning Style


To remember something, draw it

Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain Even if you're terrible at drawing, it's the neurological underpinnings that make it worth a try It seems everyone wishes they had a better memory than they do. From simple herbs like ginkgo biloba to weird mnemonic systems — a friend of mine, for some unknowable reason, remembers my name wit...
Tags: Art, Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Hack, Brain, Drawing, Innovation, Fernandes, UW, Meade, Alzheimer’s, Jeffrey Wammes, Memory trick, University of Waterloo UW, Melissa E Meade


Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach


What Tricks Do You Have for Learning a New Language?

A bunch of Lifehacker staffers are planning international travel this year, and we want to know how you learn a new language quickly. There are so many different methods out there, but no real hacks beyond working hard and applying yourself.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Learning, Language, Lifehacks


Steven Pinker's 13 rules for writing better

Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher. Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly. 1. Reverse-engineer what you read. 2. Prose is a window onto the world.  3. Don’t go meta.  4. Let verbs be verbs. Interlude for Steven Pinker's view of human nature. Is it evil?  Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren't ...
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Writing, Communication, Harvard, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Steven Pinker, Pinker


Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words that should never go together) and he couldn’t properly identify on the homework that “car” started with the letter “C,” she freaked out.Read more...
Tags: School, Learning, Parenting, Teaching, Lifehacks, Kindergarten


Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation


Back to #EDEN

Image from Pixabay EDEN - the European Distance and E-learning Network - is my spiritual home.I have been associated with the organisation and its various events, projects and people, since 1996. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. It was the first international education event I had ever attended, and I remember sharing the stage with Gilly Salmon and Sally Reyn...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Learning, Social Media, Smartphone, E-readers, MOOCs, Social Network, eLearning, Eden, Bruges, Distance Education, BRUGES Belgium, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Poitiers France


What has been and what is yet to come

Photo by Guillaume Speurt on Flickr Tallinn is one of my favourite European cities. I visited it a few years ago during the early spring, when snow and ice lay around and the medieval towers and wooden walkways of the old town wall were truly magical. As I navigated the cobbled lanes of old Tallinn and discovered the rustic hostelries, hidden courtyards and colourful gabled houses of the Estonian capital, it was as if I were being transported several hundred years into the past. E...
Tags: School, Business, Technology, London, Learning, Social Media, University, Estonia, Skype, eLearning, Corporate, Tallinn, Connected, Distance Education, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


How To Succeed When You’re Working With a Coach

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Tags: Career, Leadership, Learning, Coach, Coaching, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Career Growth, Just One Thing, Emerging Leaders, Working with a Coach


How to Make the Most of Your Sales Kickoff Meeting

You’ve been to these events before. You know you are going to have to sit through a session on where your company is going. You are also going to be forced to relive your collective performance last year. There is no way you are getting out of the room without applauding your peers who made President’s Clubs, and you know you will feel a slight tinge of something resembling envy when the rep who inherited all of their accounts name gets called, knowing he was given a gift that you were not. Time...
Tags: Learning, Time, Sales, Development, Growth, Sales Training, Sko, Sales Kickoff Meeting


Ultralearning Environments: Why Where You Learn Determines How Much You Learn

Why are we suddenly getting much better at Tetris? Author and vlogger, John Green, raises this very interesting question in a recent video. Tetris was released for the Nintendo in 1984. At that time, far more people were playing Tetris than there are today. And yet, performance on Tetris is better now, than it was then. A lot better. Which brings up an interesting point: why would far fewer players, playing a game which is less objectively popular, nonetheless be much better at the game now, th...
Tags: Learning, Mit, Tetris, Nintendo, Lifehacks, John Green, Miles, Bannister, Chapman, Twitter and Instagram, Roger Bannister, Patrick Collison, Sabine Hossenfelder, David Chapman, Michael Nielson, David Chapman Mismatch


2019: Year of human renaissance?

A key message I'm seeing already at the start of 2019 is that the 'next industrial revolution' will be about people. Joe Kaeser wrote a recent article for the World Economic Forum on the subject, and it has been echoed in publications by several others who have their fingers on the pulse.Although I'm not convinced that the term 'revolution' is apt - most technological developments feature long processes of evolution rather than sudden disruption or revolution - the argument that humans are at t...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Learning, Education, Future, Skills, Development, eLearning, World Economic Forum, Joe Kaeser, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Kaeser, Change agency, Richard Gerver


nine shifts — one is critical

Nine Hours In 2004 Bill Draves and Julie Coates wrote Nineshift: Work, life and education in the 21st Century. That was the same year I started blogging here. Nineshift is based on the premise that there will be a major shift in how we spend 9 hours of each day. “There are 24 hours in a day. We have no real discretion with roughly 12 of those hours. We need to eat, sleep, and do a few other necessary chores in order to maintain our existence. That hasn’t changed much through the centuries, so ...
Tags: Work, Books, Usa, Technology, Learning, Congress, US, America, Eu, North America, eLearning, Online Education, Richard Stallman, Marshall McLuhan, David Williamson Shaffer, Bill Draves


The best maker YouTube channels

Over at Cool Tools, Kevin Kelly reviews over 40 YouTube video channels by makers, experimenters, and explainers. It's a great list. I'm subscribing to all the ones I haven't already subscribed to. I have descending into the YouTube click hole. Forget TV, movies, Netflix; I spend most of my discretionary media time watching YouTube tutorials. I go to them whenever I need to learn anything, and in particular when I need to make or repair anything. Nothing appears missing in the YouTubeverse. The ...
Tags: Post, News, Learning, Youtube, Cody, Kevin Kelly


Learning How to Learn

The most popular online course of all-time is called Learning How to Learn, taught by Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering and author of many books on learning math and science, and Terry Sejnowski, one of the foremost experts on cognitive neuroscience. This course has been wildly popular, and indeed it is how many of you found me. (Barb interviews me in a later section of the course.) While the course is fantastic, and I strongly recommend you give it a look (it’s free), I wanted to l...
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks, Barb, Barbara Oakley, Terry Sejnowski


10 Small But Crucial Things You Have To Pay Attention To While Learning German

The German language is getting more and more popular among enthusiastic language learners all over the world. People learn it for different reasons — work opportunities, hobby, family relations, etc. Whatever your reason is, we salute your decision to become richer by learning a new language. If you decided to learn German, you’ve probably heard it’s not the world’s easiest language. There are several aspects of it which might intimidate you — grammar, pronunciation, compound nouns, you name it....
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks, Der, Geld, Lampe, Blau, Apfel, Ein Glas Wasser, Sängerin, Nahrungsmittelunverträglichkeit, Eisberg


10 quotes to motivate you in 2019

Quotes can be good reminders that we're not alone in our struggles. The most powerful quotes remind us that while failure is not optional, how we treat it is. Fail well and learn from it, the most successful figures remind us again and again. None Good quotes are adrenaline shots, catalysts for perspective, reminders that as locked into our own thoughts as we sometimes become, others are walking the path right along with us. I like quotes that remind me that being uncomfortable is an indicator ...
Tags: Motivation, Learning, Failure, Mindfulness, Creativity, Innovation, Fear, Cooperation, Marc Andreessen, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Don, Cal Newport, Emily Esfahani Smith, Rebecca Solnit, Ray Dalio


perpetual beta 2018

The great thing about a blog is that it gives a view of my thinking and how it has progressed or changed over time. This year marked 15 years of freelancing and one new initiative was the perpetual beta coffee club — a community of professionals focused on work & learning in the network era — which now numbers over 50 members. A community is not a network and I am seeing more demand for safe community spaces online. Our community of practice has become a place to share ideas and have deeper conv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Learning, Nokia, European Union, Google Analytics, United Nations, eLearning, Risto Siilasmaa, John Kellden


Should You Learn Things You Don’t Plan on Using?

There’s two, broad approaches to self-education. The first is a learn-as-needed approach. You have a problem that needs solving, so you go and learn the things that will solve your problem. The second is a learn-everything-you-can approach. Pick things which seem interesting and learn as much as you can. Don’t worry about whether you will find somewhere to use it later. Rather than argue for one case or the other, I’d like to present what I think are the best arguments for each approach, and l...
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks, Haskell, National Center for Education Statistics, Federici, Kutner Mark, Health Literacy of America, National Assessment of Adult Literacy NCES


Practice Makes Perfect

A year or so ago I was at a wedding, and a very successful doctor started talking to me. I was very impressed with this doctor and already knew of him through several people before our meeting. He was involved in some fascinating and cutting-edge research I found quite interesting. I love meeting people who are passionate about their careers because they give off so much energy. People who achieve amazing and significant success in any profession always have a lot of passion for what they do. If...
Tags: Expertise, Florida, Featured, Learning, Education, Happiness, Careers, Los Angeles, Success, Harvard, United States, Yale, Arizona, Life Lessons, Automotive Industry, Practice


Why You Cram for Exam (and How to Stop)

One of the most common emails I get from students is how to prepare for a hard exam, that’s coming soon, that they haven’t prepared for. Cramming is the act of studying non-stop right before an exam. It usually, although not always, involves review notes rather than doing practice or recall. (A bad idea). It often involves cutting sleep to squeeze more hours in. (Even worse.) What’s more, cramming is usually the end-phase of a much longer, lousy studying strategy. The early phase involves avoidi...
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks


Why You Cram for Exams (and How to Stop)

One of the most common emails I get from students is how to prepare for a hard exam, that’s coming soon, that they haven’t prepared for. Cramming is the act of studying non-stop right before an exam. It usually, although not always, involves review notes rather than doing practice or recall. (A bad idea). It often involves cutting sleep to squeeze more hours in. (Even worse.) What’s more, cramming is usually the end-phase of a much longer, lousy studying strategy. The early phase involves avoidi...
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks


Learning Rule: Quantity, then Quality

A good rule of thumb to have in learning is to always start by increasing quantity of practice, and only after that has been reached, should you focus on increasing quality. This rule is surprisingly general. Trying to find the right way to learn math? Start by reading a lot more math books. Watching more math videos. Trying math problems. Hard problems. Easy problems. Make up your own problems. Just do a lot of stuff. When “doing more stuff” becomes hard or impossible, next look at the qualit...
Tags: Learning, Lifehacks


Hit the books! Udemy’s top-rated courses are up to 90 percent off, today only

This week, Udemy is offering a huge selection of their courses for up to 90 percent off the original price. So whether you’ve always thought of improving your Photoshop skills or taking the next step in your career, there’s something for you. The post Hit the books! Udemy’s top-rated courses are up to 90 percent off, today only appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Learning, Sale, Trends, Online, Lesson, Udemy, Courses


The BIG List: Digital Marketing Conferences in 2019

There’s significant value in attending conferences. Networking, team building, reinforcing and learning tactics, speaking opportunities and the list continues. And while daily blog skimming is a great way to keep up with the latest changes in the PPC industry, just like your college foreign language course, immersion makes the difference. By removing yourself from your desk and into a 2-3 day learning environment, you’ll find it’s not only refreshing, but it will give you a competitive advantag...
Tags: Google, Learning, California, Sem, Ppc, Austin, Marriott, Portland Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Bologna, Ppc Industry, Austin Texas, Boston Massachusetts, Atlanta Georgia, Park City Utah, St Louis Missouri


36 hours in seattle

We had so much fun running around Seattle last week. We saw Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker. I had been dying to see the new costumes and sets designed by Ian Falconer a couple years ago. It was so good, and so wonderful to see it all in person. Here's my rock-star parkig at the market. I was so proud. It pays to get there early. We shopped and ran around going to old favorites and now ones. I did not make it inside of Nana's Green Tea, sadly, because the was a crazy line arou...
Tags: Crafts, Learning, Holidays, Seattle, Nana, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Arty, Mish-mash, Ian Falconer


Humans, machines and learning

Image by Mike MacKenzie on Flickr One of the many topics I discuss in my forthcoming book is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the future of learning and development. I, along with many others, believe this is an important subject to explore, because it is a rapidly growing area of technology that will significantly influence our future.In particular, there are several philosophical debates about the nature of intelligence and how human intelligence differs from m...
Tags: London, Learning, Development, Intelligence, Mit, Computers, Human, Ai, eLearning, Machine, Mike MacKenzie, Max Tegmark, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Tegmark, Life 3.0


7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

It’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble. You mix up a few of your words, lose your train of thought, and then you can’t seem to get back on track. Sweat is forming on your brow and you’re starting to hyperventilate. You’re asking yourself: is it hot in here, or is it just me? Is there a rock nearby I can climb under? If anything like this has happened to you, I’ll bet it was painful. Giving a speech is no easy task. Not only do you have to have someth...
Tags: Career, Business, Jobs, Learning, Workplace, Stanford, White House, Iraq, Success, Stress, Brain, Hillary Clinton, How To, John Kerry, Lifehacks, Oprah