Category Archives: mLearn Digest

The light from your smartphone could be causing you serious health problems

Smartphone light can make it harder to fall asleep, leading to serious health problems The designers of our smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens have been able to create incredibly powerful lights. These screens glow bright enough to be seen during a sunny day. At night, they’re so strong that […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

9 Essential Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

As we have pointed elsewhere , ‘ in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or a digital instrumentalist, technology […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

A Mindful Minute Helps Students Arrive in the Classroom

At the start of class, Ms. O guides her students in a simple mindfulness meditation. This allows students to quiet their nervous systems and get ready to learn. “Arrive” was filmed at Gateway High School in San Francisco. To stay up to date on articles like this, sign up […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Courses on coursera.com: Neuroscience

Click below for a selection of courses in neurosciences: https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=neuroscience Click here to view original web page at www.coursera.org

The International Handbook of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (2016), Agnieszka Palalas & Mohamed Ally (Eds.)

The International Handbook of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning is a practical resource book on mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) as well as many notions of mobile learning in general. This handbook is about a new understanding of teaching and learning – a perspective enriched by voices of educators from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. It introduces mobile-assisted language learning, or… Read More »

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Psychology Today @ https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201112/the-neuroscience-perseverance by Christopher Bergland Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do you tend to throw in the towel and call it quits when faced with a challenge or adversity? What makes some people able to keep pushing […] Dopamine is… Read More »

The Glass Room- Take more control over your data

See how your location is tracked through your phone, your wifi connections, the websites you visit, and the social media platforms and email providers you use. ENCRYPTION MATTERS Privacy is important to our everyday lives in ways we don’t always consider. See where you’re protected by privacy and […] Click here to view original web page at theglassroomnyc.org

Teaching is a design science, lets trust the teachers to do this.

My colleague Inge Ignatia de Waard @Ignatia Webs in her report on the Limitless Learning plenary on owning learning #OEB16 observed, based on the comments of the plenary speakers, that “Teaching is a design science” and we should trust teachers to do their job. At the same plenary Diana Laurillard, reminds us that the teacher is an indispensable part of… Read More »

The Course Resource Appraisal Modeller (CRAM)

The Course Resource Appraisal Modeller (CRAM) The CRAM tool enables you to model the teaching costs and learning benefits of any type of course, whether classroom-based, wholly online, or blended. It may be any length, and may run in any education or training sector. The tool is Java-based and […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »