Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

“..extrinsic rewards do work — for mechanical work that doesn’t require much higher-order thinking”

“Pink basically says that extrinsic rewards do work — for mechanical work that doesn’t require much higher-order thinking. But he says research says that it will not work for anything that requires higher-order thinking skills and creativity.”

Science Daily’s has a new article on “Very Important Study On Learning & The Brain”. This supports Daniel Pink’s and other research. Apparently, “a new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggests that a combination of two distinct learning strategies guides our behavior.”

..”model-free learning, relies on trial-and-error comparisons between the reward we expect in a given situation and the reward we actually get……model-based learning, the brain generates a cognitive map of the environment that describes the relationship between different situations.” Guess how we reward learning in school?

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“The two EPIC games we need to get everyone involved in right now are what I call SOS games- Stop the Oil Spill and Save our Shores.”

“The two EPIC games we need to get everyone involved in right now are what I call SOS games- Stop the Oil Spill and Save our Shores.” Wada Tripp or Tony O’Driscoll.

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When companies only think about profit…bad things happen.

From Dan Pink’s talk at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) about his new book “Drive“.

Dan Pink’s talk at TED.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Sir Ken Robinson’s second talk at TED. This follows his first talk “schools kill creativity

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Your World, Your Imagination, Your Life — Second Life

Nice builds and a great intro on Second Life..

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The Amputee Virtual Support System [coming soon to SL Enterprise]

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“Knowledge management is an oxymoron”

Yesterday at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds conference Tony O’Driscoll (SL – Wada Tripp) stated that “Knowledge management is an oxymoron, knowledge cannot be “managed”, it can only be enabled. Learning and education is about optimizing our networks, it’s not about pouring information into people’s heads”. Also mentioned was “the “Immerent” which i the immersive Internet that will redefine learning and collaboration. 2D synchronous learning, knowledge sharing spaces, web 2.0 tools and virtual worlds are on a convergence trajectory towards an immersive web future that will redefine how we work, learn and play.”

If you have not read the book “Learning in 3D” by Karl Kappa and Tony O’Driscoll I highly recommend it. They talk about how “3D can enhance knowledge sharing and social networks.” Slides can be seen here.

Today I got a twitter from Tony that states “72 Hour “Moon Shot like Challenge” to Stop the Spill. Please read and if you like, pass along This was mentioned yesterday also, let “us” solve this oil spill crises.

from Roland Legrand

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The Semantic Web or Web 3.0

What is the future of the internet? This short documentary does not answer what the future will hold. The web creates itself. I have been on the internet for a very long time and we never envision what the internet has become. But we can all agree that it will be a major part of our life. Listen to what the top names in the field say about this information overload.

Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.

By Kate Ray on the Singularity Hub/

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Another great talk from TED.

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Connectivism and Transculturality

“Connectivism, “a learning theory for the digital age,” has been developed by George Siemens and Stephen Downes based on their analysis of the limitations of behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism to explain the effect technology has had on how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn…..earning is the process of creating connections and developing a network.” (Wikipedia)

More on Connectivism:
Connectivism: Learning in a Digital Age

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