Research

In small groups, list as many purposes of research as you can.

In the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes any gathering of data, information, and facts for the advancement of knowledge. [Source]

Open

What does ‘open’ mean in the context of research?

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Open Educational Resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (Source)

Knowledge Create | Share

Learning

If students are to learn desired outcomes in a reasonably effective manner, then the teacher’s fundamental task is to get students to engage in learning activities that are likely to result in their achieving those outcomes. It is important to remember that what the student does is more important than what the teacher does. (Source)
Connectivity is the act of connecting current thought and experience with and across networks of people, other concepts, contexts, and times to create knowledge and inform future action. (Source)

Digital Learning Workflow

  • Aggregating

    Collecting from the information stream.

  • Organizing

    Filtering information to make it manageable.

  • Analyzing

    Understanding implications and critiquing sources.

  • Repurposing

    Synthesizing and transforming information pieces.

  • Feeding Forward

    Sharing new knowledge to receive feedback and assist others.

Public edu-blogging is an essential element of digital age education, because a student blog acts as a launch pad for developing and leveraging student connectivity, reflexivity, and personal learning networks.

Laura Gogia, MD, PhD

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