Innovating Pedagogy 2012 (pdf) http://bit.ly/YHUzo1 Innovating Pedagogy 2012
The Open University [UK]
Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and
assessment, to guide educators and policy
This series of reports explores
new forms of teaching, learning
and assessment for an interactive
world, to guide teachers and
policy makers in productive
innovation. The first report
proposes ten innovations that are
already in currency but have not
yet had a profound influence on
New pedagogy for e-books | Publisher-led short courses | Assessment for learning | Badges to accredit learning | Rebirth of academic publishing | Seamless learning | Learning analytics | MOOCs | Rhizomatic learning | Personal inquiry learning |
Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/research/ How can educational settings and technologies help kids develop the non-cognitive skills (aka non-content knowledge) and hardiness to deal with life's rainy days?
That's the subject of a 90+ page draft report from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, "Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century."
This report takes a close look at a core set of noncognitive factors—grit, tenacity, and perseverance—that are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at important goals, and to persist in the face of an array of challenges encountered throughout schooling and life.
Figshare http://figshare.com Figshare
Figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner.
All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.
By opening up the peer review process, researchers can easily publish null results, avoiding the file drawer effect and helping to make scientific research more efficient. figshare uses creative commons licensing to allow frictionless sharing of research data whilst allowing users to maintain their ownership.
Figshare gives users unlimited public space and 1GB of private storage space for free.
CAST http://cast.org/ CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
Education Research Digests http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/tripsresearchdigests Research Informed Practice Digests offer easy access to essential research findings for teachers, governors, parents and all those who support them in the education of school age students.
The digests are mostly based on research published in research journals, this is because publication there means studies have already been scrutinised for academic rigour.
We also appraise the studies to ensure that they provide strong evidence directly relevant to practice in schools and we check that the authors of the original study believe that the digest presents a faithful picture of their work.
The Importance of Childhood Play http://www.edutopia.org/students-design-school-playgrounds-research Recent Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play
Childhood play is coming under increasingly serious study. Reports underscore the importance of kids' play to address childhood obesity, build social skills and problem-solving abilities, and unleash creativity.
Here are summaries of some of this research ...
Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/ Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research.
The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in our database and write high quality descriptions of the resources.
The database contains over 123,000 records.
TellUs2 ... UK Children Survey Nov 2007 http://tinyurl.com/yrajwx TellUs2, a major online survey reveals how children view their lives and how good local authorities are at providing children's services
Young people are overwhelmingly healthy, sporting, community-minded and conscientious about school, says a major survey published by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. (UK)
But it also reveals concerns about bullying, a desire for better advice on careers, sex and relationships - and claims of cigarette, alcohol and drugs use among a minority.
Finding information in education http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2508 Finding information in education
Free Open University course and materials (9 hours)
This unit will help you to identify and use information in education, whether for your work, study or personal purposes.
Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about...
The 2007 Global Monitoring Report http://tinyurl.com/yc46sd Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2007
Every year, the EFA Global Monitoring Report assesses where the world stands on its commitment to provide a basic education to all children, youth and adults by 2015.
Research on the Privatisation of Education http://ncspe.org/list-papers.php NCSPE National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education (USA)
Research on the Privatisation of Education
The goal of the Center is to provide an independent, non-partisan source of analysis and information on privatization in education. The NCSPE program includes research, evaluation, conferences, publications, and dissemination on a full range of issues regarding privatization of education from pre-school to higher education and covering both national and international initiatives.
The What Works Clearinghouse WWC http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/ The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.
The WWC aims to promote informed education decision making through a set of easily accessible databases and user-friendly reports that provide education consumers with ongoing, high-quality reviews of the effectiveness of replicable educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies) that intend to improve student outcomes.
The website includes a Registry of Outcome Evaluators, a database about evaluators (individuals or organizations) who conduct research on the effects of educational interventions.
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