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Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Science of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

I believe all educators should be familiar with the Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In recent years this field has been renamed the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Students preparing to become precollege teachers get a healthy dose of SoTL in their various education courses. However, many college and university teachers have had very little formal education in SoTL.

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A Game Changer in Higher Education

In terms of academics and research, MIT is a world-class university. In addition, it is playing a leading role in a major change occurring in higher education. This IAE Blog entry draws on an article by Kevin Carey that summarizes what MIT is doing in terms of making its academic course offerings available to the world. Quoting from this article:

MITx is the next big step in the open-educational-resources movement that MIT helped start in 2001, when it began putting its course lecture notes, videos, and exams online, where anyone in the world could use them at no cost. The project exceeded all expectations—more than 100 million unique visitors have accessed the courses so far.

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Many New State Laws Set for 2012

I like numbers. This morning at breakfast I was browsing USA Today on my iPad, and I came across an article titled, "Several New State Laws Set for 2012" (Welch, 12/9/2011).

Here is the second paragraph:

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Cognitive Neuroscience for College of Education Graduate Students

Robert Sylwester has written many articles and presented many talks and workshops on brain science.  Recently he has written an article "Cognitive Neuroscience Discoveries" that I believe is quite useful for doctoral students in a College of Education (Sylwester, 2011).

Here is the first part of the article:

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Stanford University Is Offering a Free Artificial Intelligence Course

 

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