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Developers, Are You Part of Learning Big Data Innovations? (#xAPI)

Big data rule the world, but not learning, yet. Big data and algorithms have decided our search results, social media and news feeds, ads we see, and even more. But we aren’t leveraging data power in our learning, they are in silos now. Differentiate with data When driving a car, there is a dashboard to… Read More ›

The Really Useful EdTechBook

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 ›

Evolution of Learning Technologies [Infographic]

The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Open Colleges


Bad Practices in Mobile Learning

This updated summary of “Bad Practices in Mobile Learning” from EduTech blog of The World Bank (by Michael Trucano)  is more schools than enterprise, but these are common mistakes observed in multiple initiatives and in multiple places, and seem to repeat over time with only slight variations. In no particular order,  and with specific reference to common realities in middle… Read More ›

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The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, today announced the launch of The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. “Digital learning is more important today than… Read More ›


Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) just announced the 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. They foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Media Sharing Digital Storytelling Manage & Organize Social Networking… Read More ›

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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 ›