Connecting dots of digital learning

by Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics at Open University UK

Self-Reporting of Learning, Metacognition and Learning Power (2)

When we start exploring Experience API, xAPI, one of our interest is self-reporting. We talked about the reason in this post “Tell Your Own Learning Story through #xAPI“. Of course this topic is very controversy. But the basic idea is xAPI data can form a great feedback to learners and help learners improve their learning… Read More ›

Recent Stories

Mobile Learning Design »

General Best Practices for Designing #mLearning Courses and Pages (2)

offline mobile player

(This is the 17th article of the series on learning design tips from dominKnow KnowledgeBase) mLearning is different from learning through reading manuals, watching videos, researching on the web, or participating in instructor-led training. That means it should be designed differently to help ensure it is a successful part of your training program. General tips for designing your… 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 ›

Flipped Classroom »

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (4)

learners choices

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 ›

Mobile Learning »

Why and How-To of Mobile Learning (#mlearning) (3)

Why Mobile Learning? The benefits of mobile learning : Benefit 1 : Expand the reach and equity of education Benefit 2 – Facilitate Personalized Learning Benefit 3 - Provide immediate feedback and assessment Benefit 4 - Enable anytime, anywhere learning Benefit 5 - Ensure the productive use of time in classrooms Benefit 6 - Build new communities of learners… Read More ›

Future of Education »

The Future of E-ducation (3)

The Future of E-Ducation Report

The latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, has been written in collaboration with  Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank.  The Paper draws on many of the case studies from  SVC2UK  2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students. This report looks at the… Read More ›

A Featured Story »

One Classroom in The Cloud (3)

volunteer as tutor

To all youths! Do you care about under-privileged children around the world who lack learning resources (teachers, learning materials…) ? Do you wonder how you can volunteer to offer your time and abilities to help them if you can’t travel often? Have you ever thought that creating content in the way that interests you –… Read More ›

Open Educational Resources »

Using #OER for Common Core State Standards (0)

common core state standard adoption

This lesson is comprised of several facets of using OERs for Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including finding OERs aligned to CCSS, integrating OERs into teaching and learning, contributing to OERs you use. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Educators across the nation are working hard to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the… Read More ›

Digital Textbook »

How to Create an eBook The Open Source Way (2)

publishing the open source way

by Bryan Behrenshausen, first published on OpenSource.Com, licensed with CC BY-SA Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our “Open Voices” eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And… Read More ›

Digital Learning »

Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning (HOTEL) (4)

How can technology enhance learning- infographic

With this 1 million euros EU Support Action, focussing on adult learners and the design, testing and validation of a new innovation working method for TEL, the concept map of Learning Theory(with linked explanation for each theory) was built by Richard Millwood.(his blog: The Design of Learner-centred, Technology-enhanced Education, licensed under CC BY-SA) About HOTEL Many studies on the role of… Read More ›

iPad for Learning »

Play and Learn Classical Music (#iPadchat, #edapps) (0)

iPad app for learning classic music

Imagine that you can listen to famous short classical pieces performed by world-class musicians, and watch a story unfold with the melody. Imagine that you can paint to the music, or play maze games, or have illustrated characters come alive at your fingertips. Imagine that you can learn about classical music and increase your IQ… Read More ›

Game-Based Learning »

Alternate Reality Game (#ARG) and Mobile Learning (#mlearning) (13)

transmedia storytelling

An Alternate Reality Game (ARG) is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by participants’ ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real-time and evolves according to participants’ responses. Subsequently, it is shaped… Read More ›

Personalized Learning »

The Learning Story of YOU (#mlearning) (11)

xAPI and learning badges and e-Portfolio

Ever since the beginning of the Internet age, all things and processes can be digitized and hence exchanged through the Internet are only getting more decentralized and democratized. This trend includes learner-centered learning, and that a learner can involve in plotting his/her own learning story, personalized his/her own learning journey. Can you tell the significance of… Read More ›