Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/13/2007

What do textbooks look like when knowledge is a verb? - Artichoke
The key point to remember is that Gilbert describes 21st Century "knowledge as a verb". It seems knowledge is no longer a noun, it has something she calls "performativity" - or a "what it can do-ness."

Why a Quick Look Can Be Better than a Deep Study - Scientific American
Very early on in processing you've got access to that information that then gets hidden by that larger context. It points toward different stages in the visual process where different bits of information become available at different times.

Blogging to Learn and Learning to Blog - eLearn Magazine
Blogs, in and of themselves, are just a communication mechanism, but blogs that follow the above guidelines are easier to create since some structure is provided. They help promote informal learning since information is better organized and more useful for others.

Learning with Handheld Technologies Handbook - Mobile Learning
Futurelab, a non-profit U.K. based organisation, who previously published one of the best literature reviews of mobile learning, have now published a handbook of recommendations for mobile learning approaches - including implementation ideas and case studies.

Making the Grade - Online Education in the United States, 2006 - The Learned Man
Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006 represents the fourth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. This study, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education.

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