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What should we be worried about?

Big picture thinkers on ‘real scenarios that keep scientists up at night’ Since we can’t stop worrying, can science teach us at least how to worry better? What should and shouldn’t we be worried about – for scientific reasons? The … Continue reading

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Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (David Weinberger 2012)

We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Rid of Teaching and Learning: Education as Talent Development

This is a short but very insightful post by David Rosen, President of the Kendall College of Art and Design, in which he makes a number of very important points about learning and work in the 21st century. He raises … Continue reading

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NCHC 2013 Faculty Panel: Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Evergreen, 4th floor, 5.30-7pm Guiding question: What are the core elements of Honors programs and colleges? What follows are some notes on some of the key points Honors education varies significantly as a function of the institutional setting in which … Continue reading

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The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (Gore 2013)

What is the relationship between ‘Earth, Inc.’ and ‘the Global Mind’? Discuss in tonight’s Honors Salon, 7-8pm Explore key global trends this spring in HON 380: Trends Shaping Our Future: Local and Global Perspectives In his most recent book, published … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by Information Overload? Struggling with Information Superabundance? Disoriented by the Data Deluge? How to Make the Big Shift in the Era of Big Data

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso) Make Just one Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Right Question Institute 2011) Scalable learning also takes into account how knowledge has moved onto networks. In his … Continue reading

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The Global One Room Schoolhouse: Are You Learning to Become an Edupreneur?

What would happen if the world became your classroom? An animated highlight of John Seely Brown’s Keynote Presentation, “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century,” at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 1, 2012 … Continue reading

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Did You Know 3.0: Scalable Learning as a Response to the Exponential Growth of Information

Explore how you need to learn and what you need to know to succeed in the 21st century tonight at the Honors Salon, 7-8pm Take HON 380: Trends Shaping Our Future: Local and Global Perspectives this spring to better understand … Continue reading

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Joshua Davis, Wired, October 15, 2013 These students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn’t have reliable Internet access, steady electricity, or much hope – until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential. (Photo: Peter Yang) To explore how best to learn, … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter: Why we need the humanities & social sciences more than ever

Maria Popova argues that the humanities help us become more human, and highlights actor John Lithgow’s quote from the above short film, among others: Without the humanities, life doesn’t have life – that’s the heart of the matter. Here is … Continue reading

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