Knowledge and Learning In The News - 1/28/2006

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False - Jack Vinson
There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field.

My Commission Testimony - David Wiley
We must recognize that not only is "the world" changing, but our students are changing along with it. Normal life experience for today's undergraduates involves assumptions about instant, on-demand access to multiple sources of information and multiple people via myriad technologies.

Marketing Buzz Is A Conversation And Blogs Are Its Voices: The Global Conversation Is On - Robin Good
The Blogosphere allows people to search for answers, to challenge and to build on established theories. It gives a person a voice in the global conversation, which is unrestrained by national borders, although some governments do tightly control the use of the Internet.

Creating Concept Maps: Integrating Constructivism Principles into Online Classes - Brent Muirhead
Creating concept maps using the constructivism learning environment for an online class.

Learning 2.0 Bootcamp - Will at Work Learning
What is Learning 2.0? It's the idea that the web is changing from one that is driven by user searching and initiative, to one that is more amenable to subscription services for information compilation, etc.

'To be or, or ... um ... line!' - Inovations Report
"How do you learn all those lines?" It is the question most asked of actors and their art. The ability to remember and effortlessly deliver large quantities of dialogue verbatim amazes non-thespians. Most people imagine that learning a script involves hours, days, and even months of rote memorization. But actors seldom work that way; in fact, they often don't consciously try to memorize lines at all. And they seldom consider memorization as defining what they do.

The Pod People - Learning & Training Innovations
I am now a pod person, and I now understand that the same device that has revolutionized the music listening experience of its users will also have the same impact on training, as we know it.

What's the Difference Between Learning and Training? - Chief Learning Officer
The words learning and training have six letters in common and touch the same field of interest-education. Often the words are used interchangeably, but some say there is a subtle distinction between the two.

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