Tuesday Links – 7/5/16

Every other Tuesday. Vision publishes links to the articles that we instructional designers have read and found interesting during the previous two weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below. 

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms – EdSurge

by Mary Jo Madda – June 27, 2016

Coverage of expanding suite of education-focused tools from Google, quizzes in forms being of particular interest to online-based higher ed.

Where are the brains? – Inside Higher Ed

by Karen Costa – June 28, 2016

Karen Costa makes the case that brain science should take a more central role in education and education-thinking.

The empty brain – Aeon

by Robert Epstein – May 18, 2016

Robert Epstein attacks the idea of the brain as a “computer” and the persisting illusion that our minds function in any way like the metaphors we use to describe them.

Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education – American Institutes for Research

by Erin Haynes, Kristina Zeiser, Wendy Surr, Alison Hauser, Lauren Clymer, Jill Walston, Catherine Bitter, and Rui Yang – June 29, 2016

A report on competency based education.

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