Think Play is for Nurseries, not Universities? Think Again/Artificial Intelligence and Life

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September 6th, 2016

Think Play is for Nurseries, not Universities? Think Again

The Guardian

  • You might consider university students too old to play games in lectures, but it lets them experiment and deepen knowledge.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030 

Stanford University

  • This report is the first in a series to be issued at regular intervals as a part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). Starting from a charge given by the AI100 Standing Committee to consider the likely influences of AI in a typical North American city by the year 2030, the 2015 Study Panel, comprising experts in AI and other relevant areas focused their attention on eight domains they considered most salient: transportation; service robots; healthcare; education; low-resource communities; public safety and security; employment and workplace; and entertainment.

 

The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education

Washington Monthly

  • This list isn’t a ranking, and it’s by no means exhaustive. Consider it a snapshot of the various overlapping ways in which creative, passionate people around the U.S.A are working to make higher education more accessible, affordable, and effective.

 

College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education

National Public Radio

  • Throughout the last academic year, we've followed a group of students who graduated from high school a few years ago. We spent the last year talking with them about their choice of public, private or community college. Was the cost worth it? What is the value of higher education? It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves. Reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.

 

PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity

Ed Week

  • These frameworks offer teachers a structure for designing new learning experiences that stimulate inquiry, problem-solving, idea generation, and creativity.  Whether students engage in empathy and define new problems via the design thinking process or present their learning to an authentic audience as the culmination of a PBL experience, they gain the opportunity to build that adaptive expertise required by this fourth industrial revolution.

 

The Promises and Challenges of Digital Credentialing

Roosevelt Institute

  • In this new study we discuss the emerging challenges associated with credentialing given the increasingly diverse landscape of higher education. We then explore the specific risks and affordances related to two distinctive approaches to capturing meaningful signals from this “unbundled” (and increasingly digitized) landscape of higher education: first, unbundling credentials from the university degree, and second, moving beyond credentials to more direct data-based evaluations. Based on this discussion, we offer a few guiding principles for future development of an ideal infrastructure for managing credentials.

 

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

EdSurge

  • Colleges and universities are doubling down on learning analytics. They’re trying to figure out how to better use the rich data they’re increasingly capturing about their students and how to improve our collective understanding of the impact of analytics on teaching and learning.

 

What Kids Should Know by the Time They're Done With School

The Atlantic

  • Education experts weigh in on the content areas children should have mastery over by the time they graduate.

 

Webinars
Improving Graduation Rates: Predictive Analytics in Action (Sep 9)
Seven Strategies to Elevate the Virtual Classroom  (Sep 13)
Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned from Next Generation Learning Models (Sep 14)
Ten Cool Tools to Support Learning (Sep 14)
The Release of the NMC/COSN Horizon Report & Toolkit (Sep 14)
How to Get Started with Maker Education (Sep 15)
Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter: Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection  (Sep 15)

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Educause 2016 (Oct 25-28)
The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov 2-4)
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