Links about Learning

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads (edutopia.com)
iPads are changing writing into multimedia production. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Why so many parents hate Common Core (cnn.com)
Former curriculum improvement champion, Diane Ravitch criticizes the implementation process more than the standards themselves.

Innovation Imperative: Change Everything (nytimes.com)
Clayton M. Christensen of the Institute for Disruptive Innovation says increasingly effective online pharmacy teaching of concepts and skills will disrupt the current university structure and give students more control over how they receive a higher education.

5 In-Demand Skills That Can Be Mastered Online (lifehack.com)
The most relevant of the five for you is probably Digital Marketing.

Learning New Skills Keeps an Aging Mind Sharp (psychologicalscience.org)
Don’t just do something, do something that is unfamiliar and mentally challenging to keep your mind young. BloomsTaxanomy

Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity (brainpickings.org)
Since math is objectively true it liberates us from dogmas and prejudice and directs us together on a search for truth. And that’s how you can have love and math in the same title.

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement (edx.org)
Online learning researchers find the optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter. On Brevedy we recommend watching a 3 minute video twice.

Balancing the art and science of education. (smartblogs.com)
Science creates the structure for teaching. While art celebrates human individuality and creativity.

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