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Doug Holton
Works at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
Lives in Daytona Beach, FL
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"out of 1,231 people hired by Facebook in 2013, only seven were black"
The gap between white men and everybody else in tech starts in high school.
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I don't think blaming early education only is fair, though - early efforts are great, but entrenched biases that currently stand are huge issues as well. Zuckerberg was just passing the buck on that one :/
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“The key is to withhold just the right amount of information,” he said. Instead of delivering information, teachers should be delivering “an information gap.”
Chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam (@ramusallam), known for bringing pyrotechnics into his classroom at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School in San Francisco, Calif., ignited deep thinking about the essential role of curiosity in learning with his morning keynote for day four of PBL World.
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Editor's Choice! Moodle gets reviewed and comes out on top in the latest LMS overview from +PCMag  

#moodle   #opensource   #LMS   #edtech  
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The title is a little misleading (and scary) I think, but I would agree with and generalize at least one principle mentioned: Children (and people in general) learn to X when X becomes, to them, a means to some valued end or ends.

That's the idea behind situated, social, and constructivist approaches to learning.
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Reflections on Teaching in the Public Web
Photo by Jim Brekke, CC-BY-NC-ND This semester marks two milestones in my teaching career. First, I am stepping away from teaching the History of Photography online at Mt. San Jacinto College, a community college in California, and will be team teaching a c...
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Microsoft is taking the Minecraft game and pitching it at classrooms as a complementary tool to assist in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2415627/microsoft-launches-minecraft-education-site-to-boost-stem-studies
Firm pitches game as classroom resource to help students learn about coding and computing
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"What we see is a universal need for students to be able to use mathematical knowledge in the context of their own disciplines. In the case of calculus, the challenge is to understand it as a tool for modeling dynamical systems. This is why calculus is required by so many disciplines. But this is an understanding of calculus that is achieved by very few of our students because their focus has been narrowed down to learning how to solve the particular problems that will be on the next exam."

"There may have been a time when there was a sufficiently rich pool of potential engineers that we could afford the luxury of allowing the mathematics department to filter out all but the most talented, the ones who would succeed in spite of how we taught them. If it ever existed, that time has passed. Our client disciplines now have higher expectations for what and how we teach their students."
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1. Also applies to algebra, programming, writing... A systematic approach to working backwards from program goals to foundation courses makes sense.

2. "Students should understand the reasons for selecting a particular technique, develop an understanding of the range of applicability of the technique..." This would require more change than most tenure-track faculty are interested in. Getting them interested would require more organizational change that faculty or administrators would consider.
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  • Vanderbilt University
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  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, 2012 - present
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