by Stephen Downes
Apr 07, 2016
This post introduces a report (102 page PDF) on the use of network technologies in the classroom published by the Canadian Teachers Federation and Media Smarts. It surveyed 4,043 teachers across Canada to explore the availability of network technology in the classroom, the ways teachers are making use of it, the knowledge and skills teachers developed to use it, and novel approaches to learning the technologies enabled. Teachers responded that the vast majority have used these technologies in the classroom, that it is essential to teach digital literacy skills, and that students prefer to use their own personal network device. Interestingly, only one in ten teachers use social networking to support learning in the classroom, and only a fifth use it to communicate with students outside the classroom.
Where am I? Who am I? The Relation Between Spatial Cognition, Social Cognition and Individual Differences in the Built Environment
Michael J. Proulx, Orlin S. Todorov, Amanda Taylor Aiken, Alexandra A. de Sousa, Frontiers in Psychology, 2016/04/07
Good deep read, suitable for long flights. "The location of objects can be represented in egocentric and allocentric spatial reference frames. An egocentric reference frame represents objects in relation to the location of the self (the observer). An allocentric reference frame represents objects in relation to one another. Inspired by Kozhevnikov (2010)."
Your morning dose of funny. Not to be confused with reality. "Despite being the only person to link Donald Trump to the MOOC movement, I could not see beyond my academic navel-gazing. And I was naive about the movement that was unfolding, the history that was already there. Even last week when I wrote about Trump and education again, I still could not get there, too many facts were clouding the reality."
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