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Wednesday, September 16

  1. msg The Matrix of a Learner message posted The Matrix of a Learner To Carla Cross, Karen Hamilton, Debbie Plested and Mary Rezk. I am Tracy Hanson, Founder of Next …
    The Matrix of a Learner
    To Carla Cross, Karen Hamilton, Debbie Plested and Mary Rezk.
    I am Tracy Hanson, Founder of Next Generation Global Education (ngge.org) and designer of "The Matrix of a Learner" I travelled to countries around the world to introduce what you are describing as the "innovative design and rationale for the school/learning environment of 2020" but not just for the U.S. Department of Education but for all governments around the world. For to assume that we face different obstacles here then other country couldn't be farther from the truth.
    If in fact the UN expects to make better gains on the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals then they did Pre 2015 SDG then it will be done through education just within a shared global learning environment available to all learners.
    I love what you have done with the site and support it fully. I hope that you might be interested in the model we've presented.
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Tuesday, October 18

  1. page Visual Data Analysis edited Visual Data Analysis Analysis/Infographics Predicted to be widespread in education within the…

    Visual Data AnalysisAnalysis/Infographics
    Predicted to be widespread in education within the next few years, visual data analysis combines "advanced computational methods with sophisticated graphics engines to tap the extraordinary ability of humans to see patterns and structure in even the most complex visual presentations." (Horizon Report, 2010) In the last few years, visualization applications have been created that can represent data in new ways such as charts, maps, animations and tag clouds. Viewers of visual data may be able to understand data more easily, may recognize patterns and see how patterns change over time.
    Social networking sites use data visualization to add information to users postings. For example, Flickr will show locations where photographs were taken, and some twitter applications will show the location where a user sent a tweet. An application like Wordle will take words from any source and make a graphic representation. Graphic representation of data can change the way users think about and understand information.
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  2. page Visual Data Analysis edited ... One example of an application with educational use is Gapminder It allows users to show animat…
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    One example of an application with educational use is Gapminder It allows users to show animated statistics. As soon as new statistics are available the animation is updated. See the video below.
    Gapminder also has a page for education that includes graphs, animations, games and lesson plans. Gapminder for Teachers
    Data Visualization in Motion from Dataveyes on Vimeo.
    Next up, see Learning Spaces
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  3. page Visual Data Analysis edited ... Visual Data Analysis Predicted to be widespread in education within the next few years, visua…
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    Visual Data Analysis
    Predicted to be widespread in education within the next few years, visual data analysis combines "advanced computational methods with sophisticated graphics engines to tap the extraordinary ability of humans to see patterns and structure in even the most complex visual presentations." (Horizon Report, 2010) In the last few years, visualization applications have been created that can represent data in new ways such as charts, maps, animations and tag clouds. Viewers of visual data may be able to understand data more easily, may recognize patterns and see how patterns change over time.
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    understand information.
    In education, data visualization and analysis can create a more engaging view of information. The complex can be simplified and understood more easily. On the other hand, simplified representations may not represent the most important parts of objects, so critical analysis will become important. (Educause, 7 Things you should know about Data Visualization)
    One example of an application with educational use is Gapminder It allows users to show animated statistics. As soon as new statistics are available the animation is updated. See the video below.
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Monday, October 17

  1. page Connectivism edited ... In a 2010 Cisco Report called The Learning Society, the authors make the point that educationa…
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    In a 2010 Cisco Report called The Learning Society, the authors make the point that educational systems need to move towards becoming a Learning Society. They see the world becoming more interdependent, technology accelerating and education as a mission critical key. They feel there is a new "morality of learning." "Whereas in the past learning was competitive, coercive and paternalistic, the new ethic of learning is collaborative, global and universal. It is collaborative in that learners need to work with each other. It is global in the sense that every society has a contribution to make and a responsibilty to each other. And it is universal because every part of a society must invest in learning and participate." (The Learning Society) The future is connected and collaborative.
    Elements of Connectivism
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    Connectivism and Personal Learning

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    Next up, 21st Century Learning
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Friday, September 23

  1. page Connectivism edited ... To read more, see Siemens blogs: elearnspace and Connectivism and Stephen Downes website Steph…
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    To read more, see Siemens blogs: elearnspace and Connectivism and Stephen Downes website Stephen's Web
    In a 2010 Cisco Report called The Learning Society, the authors make the point that educational systems need to move towards becoming a Learning Society. They see the world becoming more interdependent, technology accelerating and education as a mission critical key. They feel there is a new "morality of learning." "Whereas in the past learning was competitive, coercive and paternalistic, the new ethic of learning is collaborative, global and universal. It is collaborative in that learners need to work with each other. It is global in the sense that every society has a contribution to make and a responsibilty to each other. And it is universal because every part of a society must invest in learning and participate." (The Learning Society) The future is connected and collaborative.
    Elements of Connectivism
    View more presentations from Stephen Downes

    Next up, 21st Century Learning
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Thursday, September 22

  1. page Inquiry-based Learning edited ... If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job?- An article by Debra Sprague and Christopher Dede. in…
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    If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job?- An article by Debra Sprague and Christopher Dede.
    inQuiry Attic- Inquiry based-lessons.
    Iwonder: Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching- Offers teaching tools, strategies, realities.
    Questioning Toolkit- A comprehensive set of strategies for asking essential questions; gives examples of the types of questions students can ask.
    Supporting a Study Programme- Using Repertory Grid interviewing, to measure the student's knowledge and direct the student to the priority areas for learning, to accompany the student in the enrichment of their understanding, giving instant feedback on the growth in their comprehension.
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