Jason Berg’s Updates

  • e-Learning Clinic

    1-17 / NYC / $0 http://thelearner.com/the-conference/program-and-events/e-learning-clinic-day #eLearning Sign up, we’d love to see you!

  • Next Generation eTextbooks as Structured Activity Sequences

    What will the next generation of eTextbooks look like? Hopefully not a book! Printed texts are a tremendous technology that will live on in one form or another for generations. Textbooks, on the other hand, — the linear, all-in-one bundle of edu..

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  • Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation of Assessment

    Most advancements, technological or otherwise, are initially deeply rooted in the status quo. Current assessment platforms, most of which mimic traditional summative feedback mechanisms, are no exception. We are several technological generati..

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  • Three Big Shifts

    Trying to keep things conceptually simple, I see schools needing to make 3 big shifts:

    I think the third one’s going to be most difficult. As educators we are not ready to give up control…

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  • MOOCs Evolving

    Most advancements, technological or otherwise, are initially deeply rooted in the status quo. MOOCs, which mimic traditional lecture-centric classrooms, are no exception. These first attempts are vital, generate interest, and answer important qu..

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  • A Map of the Research Literature

    by Sean Carroll via his Preposterous Universe Blog

    The arxiv, started by Paul Ginsparg in 1991, was a pioneer for the Open Access movement in scientific publishing. Most (many?) working physicists, and an increasing number of scientists in oth..

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  • Getty Museum Makes Nearly 5,000 Public Domain Images Available Online

    "Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Programto share, freely and without restriction, as many of th..

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  • Crowdsource Peer-to-Peer Assessment in MOOCs?

    Student assessment occupies much of the space within educational policy and leaning philosophy discussions these days. The issue poses a particularly tough challenge for the various massive open online course initiatives, MOOCs. The major platfo..

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  • Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly (And a Middle Schooler!)

    When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate.

    Three years later, Ria’s exploration of fruit fl..

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  • The trouble with perspective (via reddit.com)