Tag Archives: learning

Burning Out – (from Inside Higher Ed)

Professors say faculty burnout is always a real threat, but especially now, and that institutions should act before it’s too late. Pexels.com As a frequent commentator on all things higher ed, Kevin McClure likes his predictions to be right. But in the case of a recent article he wrote […] “Faculty burnout — exacerbated by pandemic-related stressors, absent… Read More »

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health

Illustration by Sean Gladwell / Getty Images. In an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts , our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of […] Multitasking also increases the stress hormone cortisol as… Read More »

Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019

The Top Tools for Learning 2019 list was compiled by Jane Hart from the results of the 13th Annual Learning Tools Survey, and released on 18 September 2019. Below you will find a table listing the top 200 tools as well as their ranking on 3 sub-lists: Top Tools […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Kill screentime: New study on teens, screens and social media

We should kill “screentime” as an unhelpful and meaningless term. That’s is the central recommendation of a new review of research into the relationship between digital technology and wellbeing by Dr. Amy Orben from the Medical Research Council of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of […] Published in January 2020 in the journal Social… Read More »

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As […] “While there are other, continuing education programs based… Read More »

How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

One summer day in 2010, a Swedish graduate student named Daniel Berg approached me after a talk I gave at Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the talk, I had casually mentioned internet addiction. Berg told me that I had spoken a truth larger than I knew. Many of his male […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

“Our brains are evolving to multitask,” not! The ill-usion of multitasking

By Allan Goldstein Originally published July 2011 revised April 2015 I recently overheard a proclamation, which has become somewhat of a mantra, recited by today’s college students. A student proudly making the following declaration regarding her ability to pay attention to multiple digital screens at once said, “Our brains […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know […] This post explains what Google learned about its… Read More »

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness How Much of a Students Success Comes From their Teachers? Student successfulness is one of the most important metrics to measure the overall efficiency in education. Teachers, principals, programs, schools, and universities are all evaluated by looking at how many students drop out and […] Student success is also one of the main… Read More »

Future trends in mobile learning – the wider context and tensions

Slideshare by John Traxler 1. Future trends in mobile learning John Traxler 16h15 on 7 August 2017 2. Some Fundamental Truths and Tensions that Drive Future Trends 3. The transition in the global mobile technology environment from A fragile, institutional, costly, scarce technology, needing theories, experts, institutions and subsidies, working inside ‘education’ to […] Click here to view… Read More »