People tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If notes are taken effectively , it is possible to retain and retrieve almost 100% of the received information. Effective note taking is interactive, and it concerns using the original notes numerous times to build memory of the content. The rate of forgetting is minimized if students re-read their notes the same day they have taken it.
[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] If you would like to hear inspiring leaders on the topic of learning, in the TED’s project hosted by John Legend, check TED Talks Education On this very spot you will hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning. The opinions of Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, […]
[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] The average American worker spends between 6 hours, 54 minutes and 8 hours, 16 minutes at work. One study in 2012, from UK researched showed that the average person spends about 5 hours, 41 minutes sitting at his or her desk. No matter which data you trust or want to compare the fact […]
As one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, Bill Gates is always interesting to listen to when the topic of “future of education” is in question. This technological pioneer is keen to present new, challenging ideas to the preexisting ones of how we learn, has been helping many areas of Africa become Internet adapted, and sees the students, using more technology to achieve their academic ambitions in the future.
In 2010 SXSW Interactive has introduced a new event covering education and technology called SXSWedu. In its third year of hosting the SXSWedu Conference and Festival, the event has quickly emerged as a catalyst for the change in education. During its activities and numerous presentations from the education stakeholders and practitioners of all backgrounds, including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders, the converge at SXSWedu is to connect, collaborate, create and change how
we teach and how we learn.
Having in mind the fact that many more occupations are at risk of computerisation, and the sense that the technology is still no substitute for perception, creativity and social skills, we have to consider activities in the direction of having the workers of the future becoming “more human” in order to compete with technology that will increasingly challenge human labour. This refers to both cognitive and manual tasks.
Effective study habits are very important to a successful college career. Since there are a lot of factors that affect how well you retain information, here are some of them that influences the learning process and give you tips to develop effective study habits. It is not really a science to learn how to study, […]
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has focused on teacher quality as a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy. The Foundation supports education and heath projects worldwide. Here is a more detailed presentation of the number of grants they have funded: Teacher-related spending: 67 Grants : total: $78,938,413 1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: aid for improved […]
Some say history is written by the winners or the rulers, then the others say that facts are facts no matter what, and that truth will eventually prevail. Regardless of the group of people you belong to, the history of our civilisation is very much explored subject and there are abundance of resources available, as […]
The habits makes us different from other people, sometimes being fun, sometimes being a burden. Have a look at the infographic below to have a deeper look into the good and the bad habits of smart people