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The Global Challenge Learning System, Pt. 4

Among the first Global Challenge team winners was Michael Gibson. He worked with Chinese and American students in a science learning system to develop a 30-page business proposal for a […]

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The Global Challenge Learning System, Pt. 3

The Global Challenge learning system includes several project areas. While some are designed especially for teams, others may be completed by individual students. Students have the option to form a […]

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The Global Challenge Learning System, Pt. 2

How does the Global Challenge learning system work? It uses game based learning, simulation, and web-based science resources to create international teams who compete to solve a science-related problem. Students […]

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The Global Challenge Learning System, Pt. 1

The Global Challenge is an online science learning system for pre-college school students (ages 14-17) from all over the world. The project brings high school students together to engage in […]

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Engaging, Can-Do Learning Systems

Leon Battista Alberti said it best: “A man can do all things if he will.” Educators and organizations that apply 21st century skills in their learning systems demonstrate this fact. […]

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Taking Students into the Future with LMSs

ICT literacy is much more than just having good technology skills and familiarity with LMSs and collaborative online tools. It is learning core subjects combined with the application of these […]

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21st Century Skills Learning Systems: Just a Fad?

Many people dismiss “21st century skills” as a pedagogical fad. Although the 21st century skills tenets–creative thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, etc–are sound, there are also some valid emperor-has-no-clothes critiques of this […]

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21st Century Learning System Concerns

Teaching 21st century skills is natural and effective for many teachers. Active and dedicated teachers are able to create interactive learning systems that encourage students to think for themselves and […]

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Creative 21st Century Learning Systems

By encouraging students to memorize information and pass tests, too often American learning systems also discourage students to think creatively and critically. This style has not only contributed to the […]

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Creating a National Learning System for the 21st Century

What’s so novel about 21st century skills? Innovative educators who use engaging projects, LMSs and other technology in their learning systems are certainly nothing new. In discussing 21st century skills, […]

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Slow and Steady Learning System Shift

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, working to infuse 21st century skills into America’s learning systems, claims its goal is to provide students with a rigorous, world-class education that encourages […]

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A 21st Century Skills Learning System in West Virginia

Teaching 21st century skills takes learning systems out of the isolated classroom and into the real world. In one project at Horace Mann Middle School in Charleston, West Virginia, students […]

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Renaissance Man Learning Systems

The core concept of 21st century skills is far from new. Although it incorporates some modern capabilities like information technology, LMSs and online learning systems, it is many ways a […]

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New Learning Systems for 21st Century Skills, Pt. 2

The 21st century skills goal to overhaul traditional learning systems isn’t without its critics. Jay Matthews of the Washington Post brings up some good points about what he calls “the […]

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New Learning Systems for 21st Century Skills, Pt. 1

West Virginia is one state that has joined the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, pledging to integrate 21st century skills into its learning system standards. According to 4th grade teacher […]

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Learning Management Systems Support 21st Century Skills

Learning management systems and CMSs are part of a larger educational movement in school districts nationwide. Across the country, a pedagogical shift is taking place from information-dispensing, to the facilitation […]

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Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 3

Everyone in the online education and LMS community read about Google’s agreement to censor search results on Google.cn, and Yahoo!’s cooperation with the Chinese government to track down political bloggers. […]

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Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 2

In the online education and LMS community, the benefits of cloud computing may seem to outweigh the possible dangers. But even Wikipedia’s definition of cloud computing is provocative: “It’s a […]

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Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 1

Having explored some major benefits of cloud computing for LMS users and students worldwide, there are also some real disadvantages and dangers to consider. Richard Stallman, founder of the Free […]

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Fairer, Cleaner Learning Systems in the Cloud

Cloud computing, if indeed an inevitable paradigm shift, will open up worlds of opportunity for cleaner, fairer learning systems of all types. A school district running on a lean budget […]

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