January 12 - January 19, 2014

The science of sleep, surprising tech trends, happiness as an educational outcome, and more

FEATURED ARTICLE

          Evolution in Education Will Come from Blending Old and New
          Chronicle of Higher Education, 1/13/14
          "High impact processes like service learning, research with faculty members, 
          and capstone projects that are a cornerstone of residential learning and have 
          been shown to improve learning--none of these practices are incorporated 
          into MOOCs right now.  To transform higher education for the next generation, 
          we need to better blend game-changing innovations with one another, and with 
          traditional methods."

COGNITIVE SCIENCE 

          Sleep: "Sore Labor's Bath, the Balm of Hurt Minds..."
          Boston Globe, 1/13/14

          Sleep Cleans the Brain
          New York Times, 1/11/14

          NASA: Naps Increase Job Performance and Alertness
          Priceonomics, 1/13/14

          Marshmallows and Self Control: Do They Really Predict Success?
          New York Times, 1/12/14

CREATIVITY

          Leonard Bernstein on What Motivates Art, Creativity
          Brain Pickings, 1/13/14

HIGHER ED

          Is College Worth the Cost? (A Visual Narrative)
          KQED, 1/15/14

HUMANITIES

          Is the Permanence of Literature Changing?
          Slate, 1/1/14

          A Case for World Literature
          Public Books, 1/6/14

          Surprise!  Frequent Texting  Doesn't Erode Writing Skills
          Pacific Standard, 1/16/14

LEADERSHIP

          Organizational Agility and Innovation, Seen by a Machine Thinker
          Medium, 1/15/14

PD

          Student Evaluations Are Often Counter Productive [Fixed Link]
          Brilliant Blog, 6/5/13

SOCIAL MEDIA

          Does Technology Isolate Us?  It Seems Not!
          New York Times, 1/17/14

          By the Numbers: Facebook Usage Down Among Teens, Twitter Up
          Fast Company, 1/16/14

STEM

          Maybe Scientists Need More Training in the Humanities
          Scientific American, 1/16/14

          No Surprise: Using Math in Conversation Helps Math in Class
          Brilliant Blog, 1/13/14

TECH

          15 Technologies that Were Supposed to Change Education Forever
          Gizmodo, 1/15/14

          Heavy Cell Phone Use Makes Students More Anxious, Unhappy
          Kent State University, 12/6/13

          Touchscreens Go 3D.
          Fast Company, 1/10/14

WORKPLACE

          More Criticism Of Open Office Plans
          Fast Company, 1/10/14

          Experimental Office Space Designs from 2013
          Fast Company, 12/30/13

          Lessons from Ikea's Approach to Workload and Workforce
          New York Times, 12/31/13

OTHER

          Should Happiness Be an Educational Outcome?
          Smart, 1/10/14

          On the Perils of Being Busy
          Tyler Ward, 12/1/13

          Mindfulness and Schools: Helping Settle Troubling Kids
          KQED, 1/17/14

          Percentage of Students in Private Schools Declines Slightly
          Forbes, 1/6/14

          Books at Home Lead to More Success in Schools
          Core77, 6/13/13