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What is The Future of Mobile Learning in Education? (#mlearning)

Over the last decade, the importance of mobile devices has grown dramatically in education. The latest issue of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal devotes a special section to the analysis and assessment of the current state of m-learning by studying specific cases -  ”Apps for M-learning in Higher Education“. It presents a general overview of successful mobile learning experiences in higher… Read More ›

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Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning (HOTEL)

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 ›

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Published on Open Education Europa, a paper presents an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities in a MOOC environment. Practitioners and researchers can read how to implement and use such a SLA tool as a plugin in practice. We will learn how a collaboration between a teacher (Susan Voogd), a SLA… Read More ›

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Kids, You have Another World to Create

Clarissa is a 17-year-old aspiring screenwriter, growing up in a working-class household in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion is fantasy fiction. When friends introduced her to an online role-playing site that involved writing fiction interactively, she jumped at the chance to connect with others who shared her interest. Online, she found a community of like-minded peers who… Read More ›

The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-ducation

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 ›

50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of… Read More ›

A Taxonomy of Education Standards

14 Important Initiatives for Education Big Data and More

Just like Sheryl Abshire(Chief Technology Officer of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, LA) pointed out : Districts already have more data than they can manage, and the new assessments and teacher evaluations for 2014 promise to add more to the overflowing pile of numbers. District leaders are overwhelmed right now because they face many changes in 2014,… Read More ›

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Interoperability is an Educational Imperative

Standards play an important role in all aspects of our lives. Everything we take for granted – from standard light bulbs and batteries to the width of roads – could be significantly disrupted without the uniformity produced by consensus around a standard. Interoperability is an Educational Imperative Educational systems are accelerating their transition to the… Read More ›

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Guidelines on Implementing Successful Seamless Learning Environments (#mlearning)

Mobile and ubiquitous technologies have been expected to foster shifting from classroom based learning to the one that is free from time and space boundaries. In the paper — “Guidelines on Implementing Successful Seamless Learning Environments”, the authors review recent researches on mobile assisted learning in order to set pedagogically-based guidelines for instructors, learning environment designers and the administrative end or decision… Read More ›

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From Learning Content Provider to Learning Facilitator

From “Innovating Pedagogy”(2012, 2013) published by The Open University, several emerging pedagogies and trends were studied. Publisher-led short courses are short courses offered by publishers either in affiliation with recognised educational providers, or independently. The publisher’s incentive is to understand learners in the subject areas covered by their regular publications, and to engage consumers in extended learning… Read More ›

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Gamifying Learning with Moodle (#GBL)

Think Moodle is an old and boring LMS, think again! There are quite a few emerging platforms aiming to facilitate “gamification of education”, but who can resist our old brother Moodle who is free, open-source, community-driven and has caught up the trend of gamifying learning. Badge, badge, badge From Moodle 2.5 and after, it’s possible… Read More ›

10 Fantastic, Must Have iPad Apps for the Classroom

You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively…. Read More ›

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#mLearning as a Catalyst to Transform Pedagogy towards Heutagogy

Documented in the paper: (PDF file : iArchitechture), the potential for using a community of practice model built by mobile social media for supporting pedagogical transformation in broader educational contexts is illustrated. iArchi[tech]ture: Developing a mobile social media framework for pedagogical transformation Thomas Cochrane, AUT University, New Zealand David Rhodes, Te Puna Ako, Unitec, New Zealand The goal of the research was to… Read More ›

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12 Kinds of Online Tools to Build Your #MOOC

You Can MOOC Yourself! Inge Ignatia de Waard published an eBook MOOC YourSelf – Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. It’s a manual for you to build your MOOC. She also made a short list of social media tools that are useful for MOOC, why you could use it in a course and… Read More ›

OLAT

Open Source LMS from University of Zurich

OLAT(Online Learning and Training) is an open source learning management system (LMS) which delivers learning services for large academic institutions to help their people accomplish a meaningful teaching and learning experience. Its continued development is funded by the University of Zurich where it is the strategic LMS. There are approximately 70,000 users and nearly 50 institutions in Switzerland using OLAT (with… Read More ›