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xAPI profile design

#xAPI Profile, Implementation and Reporting Design (2)

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 ›

Learning Standards »

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 ›

Mobile Learning Stories »

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


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 ›

Future of Education »

Innovating Pedagogy – Dynamic Assessment (4)

dynamic assessment

Innovating Pedagogy 2014  This is the third in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. The Innovating Pedagogy reports from Open University(UK) are intended for teachers, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in how education may change over the next ten years. Giving the learner personalized assessment to support learning Potential impact: medium Timescale: long (4+… Read More ›

Learning Analytics »

Learning Analytics Framework for Multiliteracies Assessment (#learninganalytics) (6)

Using Analytics to Assess Multiliteracies 1

Evidence-centered design suggests that any system of assessment begins with a conception of the capabilities one wants to develop in a learner; from there develops the machinery of the assessment system, such as tasks, rubrics, and scoring models (Messick 1994). From “Analytics to Literacies: The Development of a Learning Analytics Framework for Multiliteracies Assessment“(Shane Dawson and… Read More ›

Flipped Classroom »

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (4)

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White paper title: Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (licensed under CC BY) Authors: Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier The key opportunity for institutions is to take the concepts developed by the MOOC experiment to date and use them to improve the quality of their face-to-face and online provision, and to open… Read More ›

Digital Learning »

Preparing For A Renaissance in Assessment (0)

Preparing For A Renaissance in Assessment

The fundamental premises of personalised learning have been a part of the writings of educators for decades but have become a realisable dream in recent years, thanks to the advent of new digital technologies. What does personalised instruction look like in practice? First and foremost, it means putting the individual student at the center of the learning process and expecting them to achieve high standards…. Read More ›

Open Educational Resources »

Open Educational Resources World Map (#OER) (10)

OER world map api

The OER world map is an operational service, which allows to: input data through web forms display data on a world map with basic functionalities fulltext search with several filters (e.g. for geographic area, country, resource type) This prototype was developed by hbz and Felix Ostrwoski from February to April 2014 with funding by the… Read More ›

Mobile Learning »

Mobile Learning Can Provide Solutions to Top 5 Issues of Education (#mlearning) (0)

5 steps process and eEducation (#mlearning)

A study by NTT DOCOMO and GSMA involving 3,528 children ages 8 to 18 and their parents in Paraguay, Japan, India and Egypt found 70% of children use mobile phones. Around 25% of children send six or more text messages per day by age 10 , and about 40% access the internet through their mobile… Read More ›

Mobile Learning Design »

MicroLearning in the Learnable Moments (8)

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There have been a lot of studies, discussions or even products developed around microlearning, the success factors include not only chucking learning content into bite-sized units, also weaving learning into our work and life in a way that makes sense. With the rise of informal learning, and everyone has a learning gateway in his/her pocket. Now… Read More ›

Personalized Learning »

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 ›