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A free PDF ebook on Educational Design Research (also known as design-based research): http://international.slo.nl/edr/

It includes 51 cases listed here: http://international.slo.nl/publications/edr/contents/

"Part A provides an introduction into educational design research as a suitable research approach either to address complex problems in educational practice or to develop or validate theories (e.g.) about learning processes, learning environments and the like.
Part B contains a collection of 51 examples of successful educational design research projects written by researchers from more than 20 countries. These examples enable graduate students and novice researchers to learn how to design and conduct a project utilizing an educational design research approach. "
Educational design research - Part A: An introduction. Part A provides an introduction into educational design research as a suitable research approach either to address complex problems in educational practice or to develop or validate theories (e.g.) about learning processes, ...
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Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
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that was kind of well known as a "common idea", but to find it in research is brilliant! thanks!
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Design Tip: Productive Failure +The eLearning Guild 

Should learning be easy and effortless? Many designers approach their task under the assumption that it should be. However, research says otherwise: Struggle has long-term benefits for learning. Read about it here, and about how you can put the research findings into practice. http://bit.ly/1s9aLB6
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that's a good point in your first comment, and nice job on the wiki. +Yishay Mor and others have written about pedagogical patterns, too: http://www.ld-grid.org/resources/representations-and-languages/design-patterns/patterncollections
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Patterns-Teaching-Learning-Technology/dp/9462095280

Here are some more resources on 'productive failure' by Manu Kapur if they are useful:
https://plus.google.com/+DougHolton/posts/CSqioKofUin
http://ideas.time.com/2012/04/25/why-floundering-is-good/?iid=op-main-lede
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When we sleep, we go through five sleep stages. The first stage is a very light sleep from which it is easy to wake up. The second stage moves into a slightly
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When asked what I am working on, I often say I am writing a book about empathy. People tend to smile and nod, and then I add, “I’m against it.” This usually gets an uncomfortable laugh.
Photograph: Samantha Stock. When asked what I am working on, I often say I am writing a book about empathy. People tend to smile and nod, and then I add, “I'm against it.” This usually gets an uncomfortable laugh. This reaction surprised me at first, but I've come to realize that taking a ...
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Now you're thinking with Portals. Or rather, you should be - according to research from Florida State University, which has shown that playing Portal 2 is apparently better for your thinking skills than your average 'brain training' software.
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Learning how to learn - that's +Silvia Tolisano's prediction for what she hopes will be the most significant innovation in education in the next 10 years.

Let's hope so.  It definitely can have a big impact.  Ohio State had a university 101 type course that focused solely on how to learn, how to study, time management, etc., and students who took it were 45% more likely to graduate: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/lrngclas.htm

There was also a Learning How to Learn MOOC last year by Barbara Oakley, who has a great handout on 10 Rules for Good and Bad Studying: http://www.barbaraoakley.com/pdf/10rulesofstudying.pdf

I have listed these and several other university 101 type resources in this document: http://bit.ly/univ101resources
What a catching blog post title. It might have caught your attention because of the keywords “the most significant” and “innovations” and a promise of a prediction to guide you into the future. Tak...
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Free ebook from the National Academies press on improving undergraduate STEM education. A quote:

"For too many students, the undergraduate years are the
turnoff point. A single course with poorly designed instruction or curriculum can
stop a student who was considering a science or engineering major in her tracks.
More than half of the students who start out in science or engineering switch to
other majors or do not finish college at all. Maybe they failed a crucial prerequisite
course, or found little to engage their interest in their introductory courses,
or failed to see the relevance of what they were being taught. For non-majors, an
introductory course that confirms their preconception that they are “bad at science”
may be the last science course they ever take."
The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn ...
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Objective meta-analysis of research has overthrown the concept of "learning styles" for the time being.
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A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage.
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New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
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“You’re too old to learn a foreign language.” “I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.” “I’m not smart enough to run my own business.” Do you know what these statements have in common? They’re all examples of the fixed mindset- the belief that intelligence, ability, and success are static qualities that …
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A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.
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A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.
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