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To get ready for our July 1 EdLab Seminar where we will consider ways to re-design the EdLab Seminar, it is important for everyone to read "On Seminars, Rituals, and Cowboys" by Richard Quantz. This article is from the Teachers College Record and is available online at: http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=10831 Please read this BEFORE coming to the seminar! Please be sure to MARKUP the article as you read it and be sure to BRING the article with you to the seminar.
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Reactions to an idea discussed in an EdLab Seminar by Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Ed.D. Competency-based learning (CBL), along with advances in technology, could ultimately help bring about a separation of concerns that might lead to a university structured very differently from the entity we know today. Accreditation: CBL could decouple the university's role as grantor of accreditation -- gatekeeper -- from its many other functions. It could lead to the separation of other entities from the university as well. CBL can enable...
World famine has always been one of the major issues tackled by the United Nations (UN) since its inception. Every year, millions of people all around the world die of hunger. In 1961, the UN formed the World Food Programme to help distribute food to those in need. Overall, this program has been one of the most effective UN programs. It was responsible for feeding over 90 million people in 80 countries just last year alone. One of the strategies the program uses to distribute food is through local markets. I...
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A couple of weeks ago at the EdLab Seminar, Craig Tashman gave a nice talk about LiquidText, an iPad application for supporting people's reading experience. The idea originated from two papers (click here) that are published in CHI, a very good conference in the field of human computer interaction. Both of these papers mentioned the concept active reading, which involves annotation, note taking, commenting, and highlighting, among others, when people are reading materials. This is not a new direction in academics as some other researchers ha...
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