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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Top ten benefits of personalization of e-learning The text that addresses this question is toward the bottom of the page. These include increased ROI (a rationale for this is not presented).It is an enumerated list with sufficient readability and usability although the viewer does have to scroll past less relevant information to get to the list. rating 3/5

    1. 2018 mobile learning This is a Pinterest style presentation of various posts related to mobile learning and its advantages. It relates primarily to adult learning and also includes information about trends and apps. It is neatly presented. rating 5/5

    1. A national landscape scan of personalized learning in K-12 education in the United States This is included because it is associated with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, among other indicators of credibility, and because it provides (as the title suggests) a portrait of the state of personalized learning in schools, addressing topics that are not addressed by other resources in this list. rating 5/5

    1. personalize learning infographic

      This is not quite what it sounds like. It is a Pinterest style page with links to assorted articles that relate to personalized learning, most of which are presented in an infographic. It is sufficiently useful if one has the patience to click through to the infographics. Usability is satisfactory although the top half of the page is taken up with graphics that are not directly related to the content. rating 3/5

    1. personalized learning: how does it differ from traditional learning Some of the text here is gray and it is also small, so that does not make it easy to read. Nonetheless it is an infographic about personalized learning from which a fair amount of information can e learned in a short time. rating 4/5

    1. How a non traditional approach to professional development supports personalized learning This article is on point, discussing personalized learning among teachers that can conceivably be done by mobile devices. It discusses one specific school district. While the article is presented in a reasonable manner, it lacks substance. rating 1/5

    1. is your company embracing just in time learning This article, by shift learning (a credible if not foremost publisher) lists benefits of just in time learning. Among those are the ability to provide up to date and easily accessed information. They argue that it creates more engaged employees but do not provide data to support this argument. rating 3/5

    1. 4 tips to implement just in time learning at your organization This article is published by Udemy so it would appear to be credible. Reading is a bit difficult because of the light font and a sales orientation can be discerned. Nonetheless it does have some useful tips such as encouraging professional developers to 'redefine how you measure learning.' rating 3/5

    1. Evaluation of technology enhanced learning programs for health care professionals: systematic review This article is included because it is a systematic review. It is presented in academic language. The intention is to evaluate the quality of the articles themselves, not to guide e-learning development. Criteria for evaluating articles was established in advance. The utility of the article for my purposes may be a new search term, continuous professional development. rating 2/5

    1. what is just in time learning: build an engagement engine This article helps professional developers strategize about the use of just in time learning. Some of the tips are unsurprising while others offer new ideas. It is a quick read and useful for ideas for professional developers. rating 5/5

    1. macro to micro learning: how to transform your course library This short article has limited utility because of its lack of breadth and reading is a bit difficult because of the small gray typeface. Nonetheless it is a current article that provides a few tips for those who seek to have a greater number of micro learning opportunities among their professional development offerings. rating 2/5

    1. Factors influencing engagement in informal learning activities This article describes features that encourage informal learning among teachers. Those are: initiative, self-efficacy, love of learning, interest in the profession, commitment to professional development, a nurturing personality, and an interesting personality. One noteworthy feature is that the factors they refer to are personal in nature. This article does appear to fill a unique niche among the collection that I have found so far. rating 5/5

    1. Using mobile devices to support formal, informal, and semi-formal learning: uses and implications for teaching and learning This online article is presented with 'draft' stamped across it; it does not appear to be from a recognized publisher. The content does connect the topics I am looking for (informal or personalized learning, mobile devices, and teacher professional development). They discuss their recommendations and connect informal mobile learning to personalized learning. rating 4/5

    1. This is a dated online journal article about the use of mobile learning for teachers. The authors interviewed participants. The authors argue that mobile learning can contribute to professional learning yet this article does not seem to have multiple well-supported findings. rating 3/5

    1. This online journal article is a reflective piece about mobile learning for teachers. It appears to be connected to the work of Argyris and Schon (reflection in action) and it appears that they argue that adoption of mobile learning for teachers is not occurring at a fast pace. While disappointing, the article appears useful. rating 5/5

    1. This blends a discussion of professional development and personalized learning. This relates to the professional development of teachers, which I think I will shift my focus to since I am not finding public health education resources as I had hoped. This page discusses underlying cultural or other practices that contribute to professional development of this type. rating 2/5

    1. This is a research based report (of which I have found few) that connects professional development and personalized learning. I had hoped to find links that applied to health care and have not found a great many so far, but this article, which is more oriented toward professional development for teachers, still has applications since public health education professionals participate in many of the same practices. rating; 5/5

    1. This is a list of different types of mobile learning software. It seems that different categories are included, such as LMSs. I can't evaluate the products but I will note that this list would be far more helpful if they clarified what each of the software tools is supposed to do. At this point, I do not have competing lists, so I will include it for now. rating 1/5

    1. Using Just in Time Training for Active Learning in The Workplace

      This does not necessarily seem to be of top quality but it is the only item I have found so far that addresses just in time training specifically within healthcare. It does not do so in great depth. It does briefly address technology and mobile learning but not in a way that is tremendously insightful. rating 2/2

    1. Time Training (and the Best Practices

      What is just in time training This is an introductory and brief article that relates to just in time training. It describes the conditions needed to bring about adoption of this process. I am not in a position to evaluate the content but the ideas seem useful. rating 4/5

    1. This article explains just in time learning (such as that which can be done via devices) within the context of higher education. My interest is in public health education, but at this moment, I am not sure how much I can narrow in on that topic, so I will save this for now. This is obviously not a scholarly article but is of some interest nonetheless. rating 2/5

    1. This is specific to Articulate Rise 360 (a rapid development tool) and features brief posts that keep the reader up to date on software changes, which are made frequently. Only a portion of each comment is visible on the main page (just as only a portion of an email is visible without clicking the email) but the subject heading is usually sufficient to describe the content of the post. rating 3/5

    1. This is associated with the e-learning development tool "Articulate Storyline." There are frequent blog posts and they are not limited to or exclusive to the Articulate products. Posts are brief and not all of the content will be new, but there are worthwhile tips to be had and they combine theory (not to the extent that an academic would) with practice. rating 3/5

    1. How To Accelerate Your Mobile App Development Process

      Mobile app development companies in India have been recognizing deep down to find solutions and methods that can improve the speed of mobile app development and produce top-quality applications in the least time. Mobile app development companies are being encouraged to emphasize faster to use the primary version of the apps as direct as a potential for businesses to better their rivals and become the ideal of consumers.

    1. We are devoted blockchain app to design and assemble better programming to introduce over the significant brilliant gadget. Consequently, it conveys better solace to deal with whenever without meeting any danger of it. Our app gives the correct clarification, in the event of any issue; emerge at the season of utilizing such the blockchain programming. In this way, businessmen can build a blockchain app and get a to z business programming with every fundamental element.

  2. Mar 2019
    1. Ionic framework app development creates, builds, tests and deploys apps on all the platforms using just one command.

      Ionic framework app development creates, builds, tests and deploys apps on all the platforms using just one command.

    1. Top 10 Web Developers

      When it comes to expand the business brands, you can hire the top 10 web development companies. In this post, it is clearly mentioned the top 10 web development companies to fulfill the requirements and have ideas to expand the operations.

    1. Here we have depicted 5 best Hybrid app development frameworks in 2018 along with their features, pros, and cons so as to make your job easier.

      Here we have depicted 5 best Hybrid app development frameworks in 2018 along with their features, pros, and cons so as to make your job easier.

  3. Feb 2019
    1. 10 Web Development Tips to Better Your Website Success

      The most common mistake any firm or individual can make when endeavor out on a new website project is to consider that design is everything. I can assure you that your website’s design on its own is not what will make you successful. A quality and professional web development service is what will influence the success of

    1. This blog is going to be all about the trends in hybrid mobile app development frameworks. Here are a few questions we need to discuss before checking out Which hybrid mobile application framework is most used for building apps:

      This blog is going to be all about the trends in hybrid mobile app development frameworks. Here are a few questions we need to discuss before checking out Which hybrid mobile application framework is most used for building apps:

    1. Increase Business Productivity and ROI With Android Application Development

      A growing number of businesses these days are focusing on Android application development with the goal of increased business productivity and initial return on investment. They are hiring the best of Android application developers to work for them.

    1. Guide to Select a Software Development Company

      The difficulty with standard software products is that there is no one product to meet all business requirements, which is why business partners have begun looking for Guide to Select a Software Development Company which provides the custom software development services instead.

    1. Is the freedom of the individual served by neoliberalism? Centrality of the state for this freedom, which NL denies. “neoliberal thinkers deliberately sustain the fiction that ‘the market economy’ is a natural and spontaneous order that must be placed beyond politics … The question of how authority can be something other than domination and private power shaped the ideas and action of those who built the tradition of constitutional democracy in western societies from the 16th to the 20th centuries … basic needs were those that had to be met before the individual could practically enact the status of a free subject or person. It was such needs provision that made it possible for individuals to be both personally secure and to enjoy an equality of opportunity to develop as individuals free to discover their talents and gifts … the representation of market society as a spontaneous order is pitched to the punters while, within the tent of the doctrine’s initiates, it is fully understood that the state has to be both a strong state, and to be re-engineered in order to impose neoliberal institutional design.” YeatmanFreedom.pdf
    1. Website Development — 5 Tips to Improve Your Webpage Performance

      Are you a startup company and trying to start an online business? What is the first and foremost requirement? Well, the answer is a good website development company. Yes, it is a fact that in order to start an online business, first of all, you need to search for the right website development company. There are many advantages of the same.

    1. How Mobile Apps Development Revolutionizes Travel and Tourism Industry?

      Today the Travel and Tourism Industry is one of the growing industries. With the fast development of mobile apps, now travel companies started investing in mobile apps to improve productivity as well as sharpness in this highly competitive era.

    1. Top Reasons Why to Use Node.js for your E-commerce Business

      The arrival of E-commerce has changed how we shop today in our daily lives. Customers are seen buying on social media channels, Mobile apps, and websites. A set of heavy lighting goes behind an instinctive e-commerce website development that is described by the technical expertise that let into building it.

  4. Jan 2019
    1. machine intelligence

      Interestingly enough, we saw it coming. All the advances in technology that lead to this much efficiency in technology, were not to be taken lightly. A few decades ago (about 35 years, since the invention of the internet and online networks in 1983) people probably saw the internet as a gift from heavens - one with little or any downsides to it. But now, as it has advanced to such an extreme. with advanced machines engineering, we have learned otherwise. The hacking of sites and networks, viruses and malware, user data surveillance and monitoring, are only a few of the downsides to such heavenly creation. And now, we face the truth: machine intelligence is not to be underestimated! Or the impact on our lives could be negative in years to come. This is because it will only get more intense with the years, as technology further develops.

    1. Big Data is a buzzword which works on the platform of large data volume and aggregated data sets. The data sets can be structured or unstructured.  The data that is kept and stored at a global level keeps on growing so this big data has a big potential.  Your Big Data is generated from every little thing around us all the time. It has changed its way as the people are changing in the organization. New skills are being offered to prepare the new generated power of Big Data. Nowadays the organizations are focusing on new roles, new challenges and creating a new business.  
    1. People, branding your new website require extensive efforts and time for initiating the activities, which will help to build the solid base of your site.  There are so many tasks needed to complete the overall branding as we all know that first impression is your last impression.  Online branding is very important for service providers because as a marketing guy, I know that it would be like stress somewhere the majority of the people are not known about the product. 

      People, branding your new website require extensive efforts and time for initiating the activities, which will help to build the solid base of your site. There are so many tasks needed to complete the overall branding as we all know that first impression is your last impression. Online marketing is very important for service providers because as a marketing guy, I know that it would be like stress somewhere the majority of the people are not known about the product.

    1. Day by Day the amount of data and information are growing over the internet where new sites, new images are coming every second. So with handling this huge amount of data a major challenge was made to extract with relevant daily activities. So to overcome this context Web 3.0 were made and its tool became very valuable for users in an organised form.

      At last, we can conclude that 3.0 will be more connected, open and intelligent with using Web development technologies , distributed databases, machine learning, and also natural language processing.

    1. AI Robots will be replacing the White Collar Jobs by 6% until 2021

      AI software and the chatbots will be included in the current technologies and have automated with the robotic system. They will have given rights to access calendars, email accounts, browsing history, playlists, past purchases, and media viewing history. 6% is the huge number in the world as people would be seen struggling in finding the jobs. But there are benefits also as your work would have done easily and speedily

    1. How Web Development Services Can Help You To Take Your Business To The Next New Level

      The technology is enhancing and improving on a day to day basis and so is the progress and extent of IT industry. The internet has today brought the whole world closer than ever before. People have started using online services for almost everything. Whether they want flowers, movie reservations, doctor appointments or want to manage their business, they can do everything over the internet without actually going to the place of action. Web development services have played a major role in enhancing these services and presenting online users with much better opportunities.

    1. semester-long, graded course on pedagogy through my university’s Learning Assistant Program.

      I would like to see the NYU course syllabus to see what pedagogy-related topics they cover.

    1. But this one didn’t just argue that how I dress influences student perceptions, it argued that it directly affects my ratings, and more importantly, my students’ behavior in class and the quality of their learning.

      What's the best way to tell GTAs this?

    1. Why Android App Development Is Beneficial for Businesses Seeking Growth and Visibility

      Recent stats about the behavior of customers online have revealed that the use of mobile apps to purchase things and to gather data has increased in leaps and bounds. Today, brands are getting purchase orders through mobile apps and are also able to keep the customers engaged through various ads and activities.

    1. As was hinted at from the star

      This is when “the other shoe dropped”. They planned this all along (since 2012). Hidden in plain sight was a more subtle strategy than people might have imagined.

    2. The Grid is based around ideas familiar to Bitwig Studio

      The continuity between these new modular features and the rest of the DAW’s workflow probably has unexpected consequences. Before getting information about BWS3, one might have thought that the “Native Modular System” promised since the first version might still be an add-on. What the marketing copy around this “killer feature” makes clear, it’s the result of a very deliberate process from the start and it’ll make for a qualitatively different workflow.

    1. Increase Your ROI With Quality Software Development Services

      Every business firm wishes to generate high profits. This makes them go for IT services which will increase their adaptability and generate more profit. Enterprises invest a lot of money for software solutions and expect to get a good return with them. In order to increase their profits and add to their financial pool, this is the most applicable option available top them. A business requires a lot of processes to function in the right manner every day. All of this cannot be done with just manual power and thus requires a collaboration of software and manual assistance.

    1. Web Design & Development Company in India, USA

      Got an app plan? Let's convert your dream app into reality. Since the company's origin, we've had an interest in creativity which forces us to try harder! With innumerable positive feedbacks from our customers, we've now made our record as top mobile app Development Company in USA, and India. The core to our success is commitment and loyalty to give world-class mobile apps.

  5. Dec 2018
    1. Such a view of how theory functions in an interpretive science suggests that the distinction, relative in any case, that appears in the experimental or observational sciences between "descrip­tion" and "explanation" appears here as one, even more relative, between "inscription" ("thick description") and "specification" ("diagnosis")-between setting down the meaning particular social actions have for the actors whose actions they are, and stating, as explicitly as we can manage, what the knowledge thus attained demonstrates about the society in which it is found, and beyond that, about social life as such. Our double task is to uncover the conceptual struc­tures that inform our subjects' acts, the "said" of social discourse, and to construct a system of analysis in whose terms what is generic to those structures, what belongs to them because they are what they are, will stand out against the other determinants of human behavior. In ethnog­raphy, the office of theory is to provide a vocabulary in which what symbolic action has to say about itself-that is, about the role of culture in human life-can be expressed.

      The nut of Geertz' argument: Ethnographic theory building is about developing conceptual structures applicable to other settings in order to understand and analyze culture (human life, symbolic action, and beliefs). Thick description and its interpretation provides the framework for making theoretical distinctions.

    2. conceptualization is directed toward the task of generating interpretations of matters already in hand, not toward projecting outcomes of experimental manipulations or deducing future states of a determined system. But that does not mean that theory has only to fit (or, more carefully, to generate cogent interpre­tations of) realities past; it has also to survive-intellectually survive-realities to come. Although we formulate our interpretation of an outburst of winking or an instance of sheep­raiding after its occurrence, sometimes long after, the theoretical framework in terms of which such an interpretation is made must be capable of continuing to yield defensible interpretations as new social phenomena swim into view

      Cultural theory is not predictive but interpretative. Thick description helps to determine whether a theory can be further elaborated or is no longer useful for describing/interpreting behavior.

    3. The first is the need for theory to stay rather closer to the ground than tends to be the case in sciences more able to give themselves over to imaginative abstraction. Only short flights of ratiocination tend to be effective in anthropology; longer ones tend to drift off into logical dreams, academic bemusements with formal symmetry. The whole point of a semiotic approach to culture is, as I have said, to aid us in gaining access to the conceptual world in which our subjects live so that we can, in some extended sense of the term, converse with them. The tension between the pull of this need to penetrate an unfamiliar universe of symbolic action and the requirements of technical advance in the theory of culture, between the need to grasp and the need to analyze, is, as a result, both necessarily great and essentially irremovable.

      Challenges of theory development about cultural understandings. The tension between semiotic/symbolic approaches that require interpretation (grasp) versus methods that are grounded in analysis.

      "...the essential task of theory building here is not to codify abstract regularities but to make thick description possible, not to generalize across cases but to generalize within them."

    1. Web Development: Making Web Technology Work For Your Business

      Web development covers a wide range of Internet technology, tools, and applications which aims to provide a richer and more engaging surfing experience for Web users. Broadly speaking, these new web development tools and applications are sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 technology. This label is used to describe the current iteration of the Internet, which is increasingly becoming more dynamic and interactive as compared to the static pages of the past.

    1. Mobile App Development: The Game Changer for Media and Entertainment Industry

      Nowadays mobile applications are being used in every sector but the media and entertainment sector us taking its maximum benefits of this technology. Starting from news alerts to latest match score updates, media and entertainment apps have got everything a person requires to sit back, relax and enjoy. Because this industry is all content, engagement and a huge audience.

    1. Top Notch Web Animation Tools for Web App Development

      Have you ever come across a website which uses animated banners, has canvas animations on complex drawings, or has superbly rendered 3D animations on graphic icons, you can know how attractive and eye-catching these web pages are. Animation has become a very acceptable choice among website designers as a method to improve user experience both on mobile apps and developed web pages.

    1. How Mobile App Development Fuel the Success of E-commerce Business

      M-commerce is for the mobile e-commerce. Recent research by Business insider state that the M-commerce will increase by 45% of total e-commerce which equals $284 billion in sales by the end of 2020. So having the mobile app is crucial if you wish your brand to reach across different users. Today the Smartphones have changed the completely the way business used to work. Mobile apps have provided businesses with a more mobile mode of working. Now the smartphones can be smoothly incorporated into all types of businesses- be it small or large businesses, e-commerce or organization. Mobile apps help to improve the way customers communicate with businesses.

    1. Top Reasons Why to Use Node.js for your E-commerce Business

      The arrival of E-commerce has changed how we shop today in our daily lives. Customers are seen buying on social media channels, Mobile apps, and websites. A set of heavy lighting goes behind an instinctive e-commerce website development that is described by the technical expertise that let into building it.

    1. Business Mobile Apps and How To Use

      Given that more and more people use their phones to connect with their friends and relations via social networking applications such as Twitter and Facebook, companies are taking the exact same approach to keep in touch with their staff members and customers. It doesn't just help to make their job simpler, but it also lets their workers stay informed about what is going on at work.

      Mobile Website Development Leads To Mobile App Development

      Mobile web sites have been in existence since the beginning of Smartphone use. These sites are built to make it easier to get around the site from a smaller touch screen mobile device. Many companies which offer mobile websites have in addition begun to create mobile apps. These apps are easy to download, and they let you use simple one touch features including one-touch calling and mapping capabilities.

    1. Mobile

      Today the world has become digital as millions of people around the world are using smartphone apps. Actually, mobile apps have taken over almost every industry spectrum, including fashion. The fashion industry is now technologically inspired, with shoppers converting to mobile apps. Here, they can not only buy their ideal luxury equipment but also know what’s enthusiastic and what’s not in the fashion industry. More and more brands are now spending on mobile app development as they recognize that they can get the long-term benefits of this investment.

    1. Website Development — 5 Tips to Improve Your Webpage PerformanceAre you a startup company and trying to start an online business?Yes, it is a fact that in order to start an online business, first of all, you need to search for the right website development company.Selection in the domain name: most of the business owners commit the mistake of first booking a domain name, and then make up their mind to get in touch with a website design company.This is a wrong move, as a correct domain name helps a lot in reputation building and bringing a website in ranking.This question might be troubling you and the answer is yes, only the experts can help you in naming your services in such a manner that people are able to find them.

      Website Development — 5 Tips to Improve Your Webpage Performance

    1. How Mobile Apps Development Revolutionizes Travel and Tourism Industry?

      Today the Travel and Tourism Industry is one of the growing industries. With the fast development of mobile apps, now travel companies started investing in mobile apps to improve productivity as well as sharpness in this highly competitive era.

    1. A Few Things You Should Consider Before Deciding on a Web Development Company

      Need a website for your business? There is a company offering web development services at every nook and corner. How to decide for the right web development company for your website, obviously you would want a company that is innovative and creative, understands the business and is cost-effective.

    1. Nowadays, it is imperative for your website to be rendered extraordinary if it is to be noticed. This is applicable to your corporate website as well. For engage apparent customers to your website, it is essential to have a proficiently designed website and this can only be achieved by optimum usage of the services of a professional web development company.

      it is essential to have a proficiently designed website and this can only be achieved by optimum usage of the services of a professional web development company.

  6. Nov 2018
    1. In today's fast-paced knowledge-intensive economy, work of importanceis increasingly accomplished coUaboratively through informal networks. As aresult, assessing and supporting strategically important informal networks inorganizations can yield substantial performance benefits. In addition, networkrelationships are critical anchoring points for employees, whose loyalty andcommitment may be more to sets of individuals in their network than to a givenorganization. Our research (and that of others) has found that these informalnetworks are increasingly important contributors to employee job satisfactionand performance. Yet despite their importance, these networks are rarely well-supported or even understood by the organizations in which they are embedded.Social network analysis provides a means with which to identify and assess thehealth of strategically important networks within an organization. By makingvisible these otherwise "invisible" patterns of interaction, it becomes possible towork with important groups to facilitate effective collaboration

      The author does a great job of examining social relationships and the effect they have in the workplace. The author asserts that by making the connections and work visible there will be a better result.

      9/10

    1. A number of authors argue that professional development requires adual focus on both knowledge of subject matter content and an understand-ing of how children learn specific content.

      This article addresses what makes professional development effective and why. It reviews study results to show what works in a national sample of teachers. This article has good information on professional development.

      9/10

    1. Social-based tools are gaining acceptance in the workplace.

      This article explains how a wiki can be used as a collaborative tool in the workplace. The author explains how they can be used, the advantages, and tips.

      8/10

    1. The issue is that they are often not allowed to work as they need to.  Specifically, in so many companies, they are not truly empowered to work as they need to.
    1. Our Sample Professional Development (PD) Activity Collection is designed to serve as a resource to PD providers creating training events both for practicing educators and beginning teachers engaged in induction experiences. In this collection, users will find examples of the ways in which information about evidence-based practices,

      The page has a template, activities, and resources instructors can use to help create professional development courses. Rating: 4/5

    1. Teachers often attend professional development that does not pertain to them and what they do. This article looks into various adult learning theories that can be implemented to make professional development more meaningful for the teachers. These learning theories are action learning, experiential learning, project based learning, and self-directed learning. The article recommends blending the different adult learning theories to create a professional development teachers will find relevant to them. The article also states leadership helps direct the relevance of the professional development. Different leadership styles are highlighted and how it helps improve professional development. Rating: 5/5

  7. teacherlink.ed.usu.edu teacherlink.ed.usu.edu
    1. This article looks at several adult learning theories. The theories are: age and stage, cognitive development, and functional, Age and stage theory sates that a learner's age and stage of development plays a part in they way they learn. Cognitive development is when learning goes from concrete to more abstract and learning is intrinsic. Functional theory is when learning problem centered and self directed. Rating: 5/5

    1. In addition to discussing Knowles Andragogy learning theory this article also looks into two other adult learning theories: experiential and transformational. For learning to be successful in adults instructional designers need to "tap into prior experiences," "create a-ha moments," and "create meaning" by connecting to reality. Rating: 5/5

    1. In this case study the instructional designers used a contextualized model of active learning to provide professional learning to teachers in urban alternative high schools. The teachers were given reading assignments, activities that were relevant and engaging to them, and time to reflect at the end of the session. The participants enjoyed the "learner-centered" model of professional development and found it effective and worth to their learning. Rating: 4/5

    1. While this article does not deal with technology in adult education, it does discuss several elements needed to make professional development for educators more meaningful. This helps find the learning valuable thereby creating opportunity for them to implement strategies and techniques learned into their own teaching. Rating: 5/5

  8. create-center.ahs.illinois.edu create-center.ahs.illinois.edu
    1. CREATE Overview

      Create is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for the development and creation of educational technology to enhance the independence and productivity of older adult learners.

      The sight includes publications, resources, research, news, social media and information all relevant to aging and technology. It is the consortium of five universities including: Weill Cornell Medicine,University of Miami, Florida State University,Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

      RATING: 4/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

    1. This article is from the journal Professional Development in Education, it is a credible and relevant source. This authors analyze cases in principle professional development in four schools to find common practice. They determine if and how adult learning theory is or can be used to improve practices.

      8/10

    1. This article uses librarians at graduate institutions to study the effect of a professional development program. The instruction was designed to teach adult learning theory. The article includes the instruction and assessment of the program.

      8/10

  9. Sep 2018
    1. Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes.

      This sentence can be looked at as a summary for what the rest of the article will be about. It states that there has been a drastic development in reading over time.

    1. There is no debate at this point among scientists that reading is a skill that needs to be explicitly taught by showing children the ways that sounds and letters correspond.
    2. But the science shows clearly that when reading instruction is organized around a defined progression of concepts about how speech is represented by print, kids become better readers. There is also widespread support in the research for the effectiveness of teacher-directed lessons as opposed to letting children discover key concepts about reading on their own.
    3. A big part of the problem is at the university level, in schools of education, according to the authors of a 2016 article in the Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders. "Faculty have ignored the scientific knowledge that informs reading acquisition," the authors wrote. "As a result, the pre-service teachers who are being educated at these institutions fail to receive the necessary training."
    4. The battle between whole language and phonics got so heated that the U.S. Congress eventually got involved, convening a National Reading Panel to review all the research on reading. In 2000, the panel released a report. The sum of the research showed that explicitly teaching children the relationship between sounds and letters improved reading achievement. The panel concluded that phonics lessons help kids become better readers. There is no evidence to say the same about whole language.
    5. Another big takeaway from decades of scientific research is that, while we use our eyes to read, the starting point for reading is sound. What a child must do to become a reader is to figure out how the words she hears and knows how to say connect to letters on the page. Writing is a code humans invented to represent speech sounds. Kids have to crack that code to become readers.
    6. We are born wired to talk. Kids learn to talk by being talked to, by being surrounded with spoken language. That's all it takes. No one has to teach them to talk.But, as numerous studies have shown, reading is different. Our brains don't know how to do it. That's because human beings didn't invent written language until relatively recently in human history, just a few thousand years ago. To be able to read, structures in our brain that were designed for things such as object recognition have to get rewired a bit.
    7. The prevailing approaches to reading instruction in American schools are inconsistent with basic things scientists have discovered about how children learn to read. Many educators don't know the science, and in some cases actively resist it. The resistance is the result of beliefs about reading that have been deeply held in the educational establishment for decades, even though those beliefs have been proven wrong by scientists over and over again.
  10. Aug 2018
    1. The business and industrial-focused city will span 10,230 square miles. To put that size in perspective, 10,230 square miles is more than 33 times the land area of New York City.
    1. Like a phantom limb, you remember who you were as a reader but cannot summon that “attentive ghost” with the joy you once felt in being transported somewhere outside the self.

      I know this feeling. This summer I made it a point to rediscover analog reading. I really had a handle on this for awhile, lost it, then re-engaged with my new tablet hardware, ReMarkable.

  11. Jul 2018
    1. In a strong culture, there are many, overlapping, and cohesive interactions among all members of the organization.

      Important for faculty development centers - being a site where interactions can happen. But how to ensure they're "cohesive" interactions?

    1. This displacement is of course operative in the de-funding of public universities, effectively transforming them into non-profits rather than state institutions. The effects of this program of neoliberal1 reform run deep, not least that the dominant motivator behind these privatized institutions becomes sustainability rather than service, leaving universities, like non-profits, in an endless cycle of fundraising and budget cuts.
  12. Jun 2018
    1. This is an interesting demo of several kind of maps available with openstreetmap and LefatLet library

  13. May 2018