Jan 072012
 

Learning Strategies in 2012+ – RESEARCH

RESEARCH that Directly Supports Classroom and Online Sustained, Student Success, Performance Improvement Outcomes; 250 Resources, as of 01/07/17, with 100’s of Hyperlinks and Growing

Tom McDonald, McDonald Sales and Marketing, LLC., 1/6/12

learning strategies

You also may find  “Supporting Articles Validating the Urgent Need for Education Reform” Pages 1-5 interesting

Bill Brandon, in Learning Solutions Magazine, does a very nice job of identifying the new learning strategies in his 12/30/11 article

The new long term, learning model is below, with additional, supporting, documentation. Those that come closest to this new, truly personalized,  disruptive, learning model, will achieve individual, critical, learning , transfer, successful application, behavior change and adaptive reasoning skills, consistent with strategic individual/organizational objectives, in the shortest individual time possible (think differentiated instruction and differentiated reinforcement).

Those that hang on to the traditional one to many ‘sage on the stage’ approach (think event based lecture) will be left behind.

The New Long term, Learning Model:

(1)  Instructor facilitated, truly personalized, learning methodology, over time, (2) With instructor facilitated, truly personalized, reinforcement, over time, (3) In an instructor facilitated, truly personalized blended learning environment, over time,  (4) Supplemented by truly personalized learning technology.

Where individual long term, learning, = Instructor Facilitated, Appropriate:  initial understanding, ongoing reinforcement, fluency/mastery, recall (eliminating forgetting), application, stick/behavior change, in the most effective and most efficient way possible

This key question still remains:

If individual learning, of critical must know information to fluency,  in the shortest time possible, consistent with strategic organizational objectives  is the new mandate, why are we not changing to embrace the new model? Here are some possible weak reasons against change…and some strong arguments for change.

(1) I’m integrating personalized learning  and accelerated learning methodologies into my instruction…

…Spectacular! You are on the right path. Note that for affordable and scalable, differentiated instruction and differentiated reinforcement to occur (truly personalized learning), you need truly personalized learning technology. This will integrate research proven learning methodologies into your instruction as well as into your the learning software, empowering each participant with a consistent, personalized and customized learning plan, as well as individualized spacing,  pacing and reinforcement over time (customized to each individual).

(2) There are so many ‘learning technology’ choices available. I don’t know where to start…

…There are lots and lots of ‘learning technology’ choices, but you will find very few of them offer truly personalized learning technology (TPLT). Ask these questions to narrow your focus to truly personalized learning technology:  (a) Does your TPLT offer true differentiated learning and differentiated reinforcement?  (b) Does your TPLT allow for the assessment of individual student learning gaps and then create a customized learning plan for each student specific to their individual learning gaps? (c)  Does your TPLT allow you to monitor the learning progress of each individual participant? (d) Outline your TPLT individualized learning methodology. (e) Please send me the learning research theory & learning methodology that supports your TPLT learning platform. (f) Show me real examples of where your learning technology has advanced individual learning. (g) Can I see a demo of your TPLT where you demonstrate and explain your truely personalized approach?

Keep in mind that a one to many teaching methodology, (think lecture), individually delivered over cool technology, IS NOT personalized learning, nor is it truly personalized learning technology.

(3) The supporting/validating research is not there…

… This is just not the case. There is more than adequate learning research validating this new approach, including documented, real learning advances:

1. Academia

2. Academic Impressions

3.  Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership

4. Achieve

5. ACT

6. AdvancED

7. Affective Neuroscience Laboratory   UW Milwaukee

8. AffordableCollegesOnline.org

  • Ask if their online software platform is (1) 20th Century, factory based, traditional, one size fits all, or is (2) 21st Century, educationally innovative. Avoid the traditional one size fits all software platform

9. After School Alliance

10. Alliance for Excellent Education

11.  Alliance to Reform Education Leadership

12. Ambient Insight Research (Now named METAARI)

13. America Achieves

14. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

15. American Association of Community Colleges

16. American Council on Education (ACE)

17. American Educational Research Association (AERA)

18. American Federation for Children

19. American Institutes for Research (AIR)

20. American Journal of Psychiatry

21. Annie E. Casey Foundation

22. ASCD – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

23. Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling (AoCMM)

24. Aspen Institute

25. Attendance Works

26. Australian Government Department of Education and Training

27. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)

28. BABSON SURVEY RESEARCH GROUP – in the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurial Research at Babson College

29. Barksdale Reading Institute (BRI)

30. Blended Learning Institute – BLU_; Formerly The Clayton Christensen Institute

31. Bloomberg

32.  Brookings

33. Cambridge University Press

34.  Campaign for Grade Level Reading, The (Janz Ganz Cooney Center)

35. Campus Compact

36. CAPA – The Global Education Network

37. Center for Analysis of Post Secondary Education and Employment (capsee)

38. Center for Community College Student Engagement – (CCCSE)

39. Center for Data Innovation

40. Center For Digital Education

41. Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR)

42.  Center for Education Innovation (CEI) – Mississippi

43. Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) – New York City

44. Center for Education Reform

45. Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)

46. Center For Secondary School Redesign (CSSR)

47. Center On International Education Benchmarking (CIEB)

48. Century Foundation

49. Chapman Alliance – Bryan Chapman

50. Chiefs of Change; Johns Hopkins School of Education & Tembo

51. Chronicle of Higher Education

52. City and Guilds

53. Clayton Christensen Institute

54. Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

55. College Board

56. Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce

57. Community College Research Center –  (CCCR),  at Columbia University

58. Competency Based Education Network (C-BEN)

59. Connected Learning Research Network, The

60. Consortium For School Networking (CoSN)

61. Council of Chief State School Officers – (CCSSO)

62. Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

63. CREDO – Center for Research on Educational Outcomes at Stanford University

64. Data Quality Campaign

65. Deming Institute – The W. Edwards Deming Institute

66. Department for Education and Skills (DfES), The – UK

67. Digital Clarity Group

68. Digital Education Research Network – (DERN); Managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), see above

69. Digital Learning Now!

  • “10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning”
  • “Blended Learning Implementation Guide for Schools and Districts”
    • The Guide
  • “Funding the Shift to Digital Learning: Three Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments”
  • “Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles”
  • “Getting Ready for Online Assessments”
  • “The Shift from Cohorts to Competency”; An In-Depth Look at Competency-Based Education
    • The Paper
  • The second annual Digital Learning Report Card is out, grading significant policy decisions (on a state-by-state basis) which “are advancing student-centric reforms, reducing barriers to blended learning, and encouraging the use of technology to offer a more personalized college- and career-ready education.”

70.  Digital Promise

71. DJS Research

72. Driving Toward a Degree

73. Duke University

74. EdSurgeNews

75. eCampus News

Research shows 3 ways going digital improves student performance

76. EDC

77. Ed Tech Magazine

78. Edtech World Tour

  • Learning from Best Practices Around the World in Education Innovation
    • Beyond the Hype : Mapping Edtech Clusters and Creating Open-Source Resources for a Refined Understanding of the Global Ecosystem
      • What are the key components of an ecosystem that an edtech startup needs to thrive?

79. Educational Psychologist

80. Education Dive

81. Education Evolving

82. Education Northwest

83. Education Schools Project

84. Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA  (ETIN) (SIIA)

85. Education  Trust

86. Educational Psychologist

87. Education Reform Now

88. Education Research Alliance of New Orleans

89. Education Week

90. Educators4Excellence

91. Educause

92. Edutopia

93. edWeb.net

94. Epic-ed

95. eSchool News

96. Evergreen Education Group; (kpk12.com)

97. ExcelinEd

98. Facebook

99. Fast Track Project

100.  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

101. Fordham Institute (Thomas B. Fordham)

102. Forrester 

103. Franklin Foundation

104. Freidman Foundation for Educational Choice

105. Frontline Research and Learning Institute

106. Future Ready Schools Initiative

107. Gallup

108. Gates Foundation, The

109. General Assembly

110. Generation Study Abroad (Part of Institute of International Education – IIE)

111. Georgetown University

112. Georgia Institute of Technology

113. Getting Smart

114. GradeInflation.com

  • Grade Inflation at American Colleges and Universities

115. Harvard University,

116. Hechinger Report

117. HigherEd.org Portal

118. Hewlett Foundation

119. Indiana University School of Education

120. Information Technology and innovation Foundation (ITIF)

121. Innosight Institute; K-12 Blended Learning (Now the Clayton Christensen Institute)

122. Innovation Excellence

  • About
    • Online home of the global innovation community, building upon a rapidly-growing network with thousands of members from over 175 countries

123. Institute for College Access and Success

124. Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

125. Institute For Student Achievement

126. Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) @ University of Central Florida (UCF)

127.  Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)

128. Institute of International Education – (IIE)

129. International Association for K-12 Online Learning, The (iNACOL)

130. International Society fo‘There’s No Such Thing as Average’: Todd Rose on Brain Science and the Limitations of Standardsr Technology in Education (ISTE)

131. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

132. iPASS Initiative –Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS)

133. Jobs for the Future

134. Johns Hopkins University

135. John William Pope Center

136. Kauffman Foundation

137. Kids Hope USA

138. Learning House

139Lumina Foundation

140. Lynda

141. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

142. Mass Insight Education

143. MATHEMATICA Policy Research

144. MCKINSEY & COMPANY

145. MIDA Learning Technologies

146. Miller Center – University of Virginia

147. Mindset Works

148. Montessori

149. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA -Kansas State Universit

150. National Alliance for Public Charter Schools – (National Alliance)

151. National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)

152. National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)

153. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

154. National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)

155.  National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

156. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

157. National Bureau of Economic Research

158. National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)

159. National Center for Policy Analysis

160. National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)

161. National Center for Inquiry and Improvement

162. National Center for Innovation in Education (C!E: University of Kentucky)

163. National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists

164. National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, The (TQ Center) > GTL @ AIR

165. National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

166. National Education Policy Center (NEPC)

167. National Institute for School Leadership (NISL)

168. National Institutes of  Health

169. National School Boards Association -NSBA (NBSA Center for Public Education)

170.  National Student Clearinghouse

171. Nellie Mae Education Foundation

172. NerdWallet

173. Nesta, the London Knowledge Lab (LKL) and Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), University of Nottingham

  • Decoding Learning Report; [ Nesta commissioned the London Knowledge Lab (LKL) and Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), University of Nottingham, to analyse how technology has been used in the UK education systems and lessons from around the world]

174.  New America

175. New Teacher Center

176. New Tech Network

177. Nish Sonwalkar (MIT)

178. NMC Horizon (Higher Education)

179. NMC Horizon (K-12)

180. Northwestern University

181. One-to-One Institute; Project Red

182. Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

183. Overdeck Family Foundation

184. Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21)

185. Payscale

186. Pell Institute

187. Penn State

188. Pew Research Center

189. Pokemon Go: Is it for You?

190. Politico

191. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

192. Project on Academic Success: Indiana University

193. Public Agenda

194. Publications

195. Programme for International Student Assessment – PISA (OECD)

196. Promethean Education Strategy Group

197.  Rand Corporation

198. Results and Resources Higher Ed and K-12

199.  Review of Economics and Statistics

200. Riley Institute Furman University

  • About
    • ” Committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change”

201. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

202. Ruffalo Noel Levitz

203.  School Improvement Network

204. Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science – AAAS)

205. Science Daily

206. Science Direct

207. Sense Publishers – For Wisdom and Awareness

208. Set for College; Preparing Students for Admissions Success

209. Share Fair Nation

210. SIIA: Accelerating Innovation in Technology Data and Media

211.  Sloan Consortium, The; Now OLC

212. Speak Up and Project Tomorrow

213. Springer Publishing

214. SRI International

215. Stanford University 

216. STAR, School Technology Action Report, by eSchool Media, Inc

217. Students at the Center Hub (Research Portal)

218. Students Matter

219. Student Success – Meet VAWA and Title IX Education Requirements

220. Student Success, Teacher Success and Education Organization Success

221. Student Success Tools

Student Success: 1 of 5

Student Success: 2 of 5

Student Success: 3 of 5

Student Success: 4 of 5

Student Success: 5 of 5

222. Student Success Stories

223. Teachers and Performance Based Pay

224. Teach for America and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

225. teachthought; WE GROW TEACHERS

226. TED Talks

227.  Telstra

228. TemboChiefs of Change & Johns Hopkins School of Education  

229.  TES Global – TES

230. Tennessee Star Experiment

231. The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

232. The eLearning Coach – Connie Malamed

233. The Institute for College Access and Success

234. Third Way

235. Times Higher Education

236. Top eLearning/EdTech Influencers 2016

Top eLearning Influencers in 2016 Infographic; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/tom-mcdonalds-posts/; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/38371/sis-lms-lcms-educationally-innovative-software/; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/research/:

10 Most Influential People in EdTech in 2016 Infographic; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/tom-mcdonalds-posts/; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/38371/sis-lms-lcms-educationally-innovative-software/; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/research/:

237. Traditional Educations Traditional Arguments as to Why Traditional Education Doesn’t Work (They define these as “The Problem”)

The Real Solutions to the Real Problem of Advancing, Effective, Efficient, Consistent, Relevant, Sustained, Student Success Outcomes, that Result in Advanced, Effective, Efficient, Consistent, Relevant, Sustained Student Success, Performance Improvement Outcomes Outcomes

238. Tyton Partners

239. University Business

240. University of Brighton

241. University of California

242. University College Dublin; Geraldine O’Neill and Tim McMahon

243. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

244. University of Kansas

245. University of London – Birkbeck

246. University of Melbourne

  • Professor John Hattie
    • His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors which improve student learning. Involving more than 80 million students from around the world and bringing together 50,000 smaller studies, the study found positive teacher-student interaction is the most important factor in effective teaching.

247. University of Missouri College of Education

248. University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

249.  University Ventures

250.  US Department of Education

251. Vanderbilt University

252. Ventureramp, Jim Brazell, CEO

  • Cyber Education: The Role of Technology in Education Transformation
  • Jim Brazell  presents why STEM (science, technology, engineering & Math), individual deep, long term, learning, transfer and application, is strategically important and makes a strong case for the need to integrate “college readiness” and “career readiness”
    • Audio ( 60 minutes+)
    • Supporting Power Point (148 slides to visually follow along to the audio)

253. Vibe Effect

254. Vignettes Learning

  • About Vignettes Learning
    • Vignettes Learning company is an elearning and technology services company. Vignettes Learning assists clients to develop and convert content to online learning, implement Learning Management Systems and learning platforms, and hosts the programs through Vignettes Learning ‘s secure web servers.

255. Waisman Center – UW Madison

256. Wallace Foundation, The

257. Walton Family Foundation

258. Waterford (PreK through 2nd grade)

259. Weiss, Craig

260. XQ The Super School Project

(4) Truly Personalized Learning Technology is not yet Available…

…This is simply not true. Truly personalized learning technology has been available  since 2000, if not sooner.

(5)  I’d like to first try this ‘new revolutionary learning approach’ I read about, or my colleague suggested, to see if I can better my learning outcomes…

…The only new learning approaches that you need to integrate, are the ones that solid learning research validate. The time for additional learning trial and error has come and gone.

‘Learning Styles’ and why you shouldn’t use them,   When it is appropriate to individually deliver instruction over ‘cool technology’

(6) I’m using our current learning technology to create your  recommended blended learning environment…

Your current ‘learning technology’, more than likely, is either a content management system/knowledge management system (place to store and access one to many word docs, videos, pdf files – not really learning technology) and/or is a traditional one to many teaching delivery system. Either way, neither is a truly personalized learning approach, using truly personalized learning technology.

(7) Individual change is difficult…

…Yes it certainly is, but we are changing all of the time, in other chosen circumstances, to better our strategic outcomes. Aren’t we supposed to be focused on the learner and organizational strategic outcomes?

(8) I have no positive or negative incentive to change…

…Really? Your only motivation to make things better is outside motivation? What happened to your internal desire to make things better, simply because you can? Isn’t our focus on the learner and advanced learning outcomes, consistent with strategic organizational objectives?

(9) I’m not an early adopter. I’ll wait until the new learning approach has been specifically proven to advance learning  in my defined world, possibly with one of my colleagues first…

…You want proven benefits delivered to you this way? Learning is learning. Advanced individual learning effectiveness and efficiency, with critical must know information, is bettered individual learning outcomes in any environment.  There is ample, available, market proof that individual learning outcomes are advanced with this new personalized learning  approach. Why not see for yourself what you are missing, as well as what your learners are missing?

(10) I don’t know how to…

…This is a realistic statement for anything new. You first  need to read and understand everything you can about personalized learning, personal learning environments and the learning theory research that validates/verifies their effectiveness. You will then become an knowledgeable advocate. Learning technology providers, learning consultants and your innovative colleagues, can help you transition from the old teaching model to the new learning model.

Have I missed any other reasons to not change to the new learning model, along with parallel supporting arguments for change?

Please let me know. Tom

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/810/contexts-and-choices-learning-strategies-in-2012

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Tom McDonald, tsm@centurytel.net; 608-788-5144; Skype: tsmw5752

learning strategies, McDonald Sales and Marketing, LLC