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Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning – Part 1 (0)

03/04/2015 • Learning Analytics

Continued from Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning – Part 0… What is Linked Data The foundation of the Web is that it is a network of documents connected by hyperlinks (see Figure 1a). Each document is identified by a Web address, a URI (Berners-Lee et al, 1998), and might represent a document which content… Read More ›

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Why Competency-Based Learning is Crucial for Personalized Learning (1)

With online courses and resources available in abundance, competency-based learning should play a more crucial role in education. A competency-based education allows students to progress at their speed. Students can take an assessment on-demand when they were ready to demonstrate mastery on specific competencies.  Learning truly becomes more personalized. This infographic is created by Rasmussen College. Beyond the scope of this… Read More ›

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#xAPI Profile, Implementation and Reporting Design (3)

xAPI profile design

This title highlights that we believe xAPI profile design, implementation design and reporting design should be considered at the same time, when you are planning your xAPI implementation. About learning and teaching, everything works, but how well? John Hattie has led a team at Auckland University, New Zealand which compares the effect on learning of over… Read More ›

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Using Mobile Technology for Fostering Intellectual Engagement (#mlearning) (2)

iPad increases intellectual engagement

Using Mobile Technology for Fostering Intellectual Engagement Armando Paulino Preciado Babb, Candace Saar, Chenoa Marcotte, Jim Brandon, Sharon Friesen, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Published on International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Articles in this journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence , CC-BY.) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3991%2Fijim.v7i3.2888 Abstract Student engagement, and in particular intellectual engagement, has been… Read More ›

Game-Based Learning »

Connected Learning in the Starcraft II Community (1)

connected learning in the Starcraft community

StarCraft, a real-time strategy game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, has been labeled by many of its participants as the chess of the twenty-first century. A report published by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub has interesting findings about this addictive game. By examining the StarCraft II community from both player and developer perspectives, the understanding of the… Read More ›

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Survey about Learning Data, Analytic and Learner Profile (#bigdata) (2)

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At the ending of 2013, IBM revealed its predictions for five big innovations that will change our lives within five years. The number one on the list is “The classroom will learn you“. In the next five years, IBM believes teachers will use “longitudinal data” such as test scores, attendance, and student behavior on electronic… Read More ›

Digital Learning »

The Really Useful #EdTechBook (0)

The Really Useful EdTechBook

The Really Useful #EdTechBook is a book gathering experiences and thoughts from 16 educational technologists in online education, mobile learning, and technology enhanced learning. Its introduction, as below, is from the editor’s (David Hopkins) blog. Book description: Technology has invaded our working and recreational lives to an extent that few envisaged 20 or 30 years ago. We’d… Read More ›

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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers (1)

Figure 1: A pedagogical framework for mobile assisted language teaching and learning

The 46 page research report on ‘Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers’ is a practical and informative report. It was written by experts (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue) in the field that combine a strong theoretical background with experienced practical projects. Introduction The ideas in this guide are… Read More ›

Mobile Learning Stories »

Secrets of Mobile Learning Failures (#mlearning) (3)

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Secrets of mlearning failures: confronting reality, from Research in Learning Technology Thomas Cochrane Centre for Teaching and Learning, Auckland University of Teaching, Auckland, NZ Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning… Read More ›

Learning Analytics »

Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning – Part 1 (0)

Linked document and Linked Data

Continued from Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning – Part 0… What is Linked Data The foundation of the Web is that it is a network of documents connected by hyperlinks (see Figure 1a). Each document is identified by a Web address, a URI (Berners-Lee et al, 1998), and might represent a document which content… Read More ›