andrewspittle + learning   36

Two Universes
"there are a lot of folks who think gamification means pulling the worst aspects out of games and shoving them into an application. It’s not. Don’t think of gamification as anything other than clever strategies to motivate someone to learn so they can have fun being productive."
Rands  learning  gaming  from instapaper
may 2012 by andrewspittle
"When are universities going to give us a major like that, one that teaches us about the role information has in our society and that enables us to handle bucketloads of data responsibly, using whatever mix of disciplines may help us in that quest? Philosophers with those skills are philosophers the world could use. Instead, we’re churning out experts in Kantian phenomenology and grue and bleen."
learning  philosophy  education  from instapaper
september 2011 by andrewspittle
Back to (the wrong) school
"Our current system of teaching kids to sit in straight rows and obey instructions isn't a coincidence--it was an investment in our economic future. The plan: trade short-term child labor wages for longer-term productivity by giving kids a head start in doing what they're told.

Large-scale education was never about teaching kids or creating scholars. It was invented to churn out adults who worked well within the system."
SethGodin  business  education  learning  school 
september 2011 by andrewspittle
The UX of Learning
How to construct experiences to fit the learning process.
learning  education  AListApart  from instapaper
september 2011 by andrewspittle
10 Great Things I Gained in College (and Where Else I May Have Found Them)
"With the help of a few knowledgeable friends, family, mentors, and advisors, I’m confident that I could have replaced my college experience with self-directed learning."
education  schools  college  learning  from instapaper
july 2011 by andrewspittle
On Learning and Teaching
"When I’m learning quickly everything is great. I feel good about myself and my abilities and I throw myself into learning as much as I can.

On the other hand when I’m learning slowly (hitting a “plateau”) I often get frustrated or discouraged. Nothing I try seems to speed up my ascent out of these plateaus. It seems like the only thing that works is time and practice of what I already know.

I think the reason for this is that once I learn a bunch of new concepts my brain needs some time to process them. I can learn the concepts and use them if I concentrate, but it’s not effortless. I think the reason I finally start learning quickly again after some time is that I’ve internalized the previous concepts and now I can move on to more difficult ones which build on the previous ones."
learning  education  SteveLosh 
june 2011 by andrewspittle
Techno Life Skills
Kevin Kelly's principles for surviving and thriving in the technological future.
KevinKelly  learning  education 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Defining the Differences in Screen Time
A screen is not just a screen. It's the content that matters. What's important is that some of that content is only available on certain types of screens.
information  learning  brain 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning
"In today’s dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for."
education  school  learning  collaboration 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
The School Day of the Future is DESIGNED
"Education can become about designing the day around discovery of information, connections to real world challenges, discussions digging into our experiences with the world."
education  school  learning  KnowledgeSystems 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
The Urgency for Change
"As schools, we are going to have to “forfeit some control,” as we well should as the learning opportunities outside the classroom become more ubiquitous and effective. But we have to make sure that those opportunities are equitable and open as much as we can."
education  school  learning 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Back to the Future with Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel believes education is the next bubble to pop and that college serves as a way to defer thinking about your life.
business  interview  PeterThiel  education  schools  learning 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Universities as hubs of journalistic activity
Daniel Bachhuber's thoughts on universities and journalistic activity. For the Carnival of Journalism.
CarnivalofJournalism  DanielBachhuber  journalism  knowledgemanagement  learning  information 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Your Child Left Behind
The Atlantic surveys a recent study that focuses on how individual states compare in international math score rankings. The results are fairly surprising. It all goes to show that for schools more money brings more problems.
TheAtlantic  education  schools  learning  math  world  research 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Escape route
Libraries in prison can function as a safe, human environment where inmates pick up skills and viewpoints that, in some cases, stick with them after their time.
prison  crime  learning  libraries 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Thought experiment on social networked learning (Connectivism)
A thought experiment to try to explain connectivism as a model for learning.
learning  education 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Why College Really Is For Everyone
"If we care about the future prospects of our nation’s economy and its people’s potential to advance, we must embrace the wide range of degrees our higher education system offers. As a matter of degrees, college really is for everyone."
education  Good  learning 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
"The tradition of the commonplace book contains a central tension between order and chaos, between the desire for methodical arrangement, and the desire for surprising new links of association."
books  history  reading  learning  inspiration 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
Tablets, education, and unions
Interesting idea to use tablet computing as a way to facilitate bi-directional learning in education.
learning  education  ipad  apple  design  oreilly 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
An Unexpected Connection
"The art of the connection is the end result of a nerd’s highly obsessive due diligence performed on anything that falls into the relevant bucket."
rands  writing  learning  inspiration 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
Instead of complaining about how hard it is to find technical co-founders Kate Ray argues that it can be easier to just learn the skills yourself.
KateRay  Kommons  software  webapps  learning 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
The first step is to start
"The truth is that you don’t need learn anything new in order to begin. The most important thing is simply to start."
inspiration  learning  37signals 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
Clouds and coins
"The class was a crash course in things that are usually picked up slowly and by accident, like lost coins, over the course of your life. This class was so memorable because it was so little like school, and so much like life. School is basically a way of keeping people occupied — a theatrical set piece designed to take up time and spit out consenting consumers."
school  education  learning 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
ABCD: A Basic Course in Dvorak
Basic lessons for learning the Dvorak keyboard.
lifestyle  learning  dvorak 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Paperworks / Padworks
Technology, cloud storage, and what it can do for education. First, we need to change ourselves a bit.
education  learning  knowledgesystems  information  markpesce 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Rushing too fast to online learning? Outcomes of internet versus face-to-face instruction
An atrocious article about a study where students who were promised a higher grade and then asked to what identical lectures broadcast online did more poorly than those in the classroom. So many things wrong.
education  learning  science 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
The Littlest Schoolhouse
New York's new "School of One" presents an interesting model for individualized education and learning.
learning  education  theatlantic  knowledgesystems 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Why Everything Sucks, Why That’s Awesome, and How It’s Changing Us
"There are studies that show connecting to the internet changes our brains. And getting feedback is how we learn. Maybe all the sharing we do online is actually accelerating the learning curve. What if, once we connect online, we can actually lower that number even more? What if the tradeoff is between keeping the early embarrassing work private, and getting better at your new skill faster in public?"
learning  work  DerekPowazek 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
No Grading, More Learning
A Duke University professor turned the grading for a recent course over to the students and claims that work was better and more productive.
education  learning  writing  reading  knowledgesystems 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Want to be an entrepreneur? Drop out of college.
Caterina Fake discusses how, perhaps, it's better for software entrepreneurs to drop out of college.
education  learning  startups  strategy  business  CaterinaFake 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
If Libraries Remove Computers, Will Anyone Come?
Poses an interesting question but lacks any form of data to make this claim and question valid.
society  learning 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Why Computational Thinking Should be the Core of the New Journalism Mindset
Greg Linch's ideas about computational thinking and how it is relevant to journalism.
journalism  thinking  knowledgesystems  learning 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Investigating the impact of weekly weblog assignments on the learning environment of a secondary biology course
"Through the blog discussion, quiz, and assignment requirements students became more knowledgeable and confident in their studies. This confidence resulted in a cycle of learning success."
education  hackedu  science  blogging  learning 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
What you can learn from a lousy teacher...
Six things that you can learn, even from a lousy teacher.
education  SethGodin  learning 
april 2010 by andrewspittle

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