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Open Formats for Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

This briefing is drawn from “Increasing Access through Mobile Learning” (published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, 2014) Ch. 8 Open Formats for Mobile Learning  –  Geoff Stead The U.S. government had sponsored a two-year technology research project to explore the technical challenges involved in deploying mLearning as a core element of its mainstream eLearning delivery. This chapter… Read More ›

publishing the open source way

How to Create an eBook 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 ›


What Does #BYOD Mean for Content Developers? (#mlearning)

Everyone wants to go mobile today. But what’s out there is a mobile jungle – besides fragmentation across devices, platform fragmentation is very pronounced, and different mobile browsers is another factor you should consider. As BYOD(Bring Your Own Devices) is becoming common in workspace and schools, what does it mean for content developers? Mobile Jungle At… Read More ›

Master Common Core Skills with Free iBook (#History)

How to master Common Core skills in social studies, Peter Pappas made a model of using technologies for nurturing critical thinking skills. Peter Pappas published a free ebook for deeper learning with document-based questions(DBQ) : My latest multi-touch iBook, Progress and Poverty in Industrial America, is available for your iPad - free / iTunes. It’s a great resource… Read More ›

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools (now incl. Giveaway)

About Craig Weiss Craig Weiss has been in the e-learning industry, since it began in the late 90′s and has been identified as a thought leader in the e-learning industry. In a recent list ranking the top ten most influential people in the world for e-learning, Craig was listed as the number four. Craig is… Read More ›

Building a More Web Literate Planet

“Mozillians are people who make things. Moving people from consumption to creation is Mozilla’s goal.” – Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chair We think Mozilla’s offerings and projects will help a lot on learning based on constructionism and learner-centered methodology. Here are some resources. WebMaker The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. As part of… Read More ›

Introduction to Creative Commons

What’s Creative Commons license? Foter has made this introductory infographic for you!

Connecting Educators and Programmers

Recently, MindShift gave a write-up about “The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech“. While we see this trend grows, the reason behind it is simple: “Teachers are usually the last people to be consulted on many of these education technology companies.” Even we can see new EdTech sites emerging everyday, not every newly minted site… Read More ›

Tactilize Aims To Make iPad Publishing Easy

(from TechCrunch) The iPad is a great canvas for beautiful apps, but unless you are a pretty competent developer or designer, getting your own content onto the iPad isn’t exactly easy. Tactilize wants to make it significantly easier for writers, photographers, videographers and anybody else who produces interesting content to feature – and monetize – their works on… Read More ›

flipped classroom, teaching video platform

5 Innovations to Support Flipped Classrooms

There are several good news for educators who are flipping their classrooms. These new growing trends reveal not only learning anytime and anywhere, but also teaching anytime and anywhere. New tools and platforms are coming to help flipping classrooms easier, and help learning personalized. And as mobile learning with consumption of media increases, more innovations are possibly… Read More ›

iBooks Author, publish textbooks

Apple is Changing the Way We Learn

iBooks Author has a great potential in education. Teachers can create customized iBooks for students to read, or use those iBooks along with courses on iTunes U, and students can make iBooks as an assessment or presentation for learning topics. On the other hand, iTunes U will become a convenient tool at teachers’ disposal. Apple… Read More ›

authentic writing

Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World

This is a great reflection from Susan Lucille Davis on why and how traditional form of teaching writing should be changing in the digital age, originally posted on Instead of the narrow definition of writing, digital storytelling and connected learning are what students need! ***** I need to confess. As an English/Language Arts teacher with nearly… Read More ›

learning resource metadata initiative

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative

According to a new survey data speaking volumes about educators’ search experiences(report here), educators often find the process of conducting online searches for educational resources frustrating, and publishers wish their materials were more easily discoverable through online searches. The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative(LRMI)  is working to make it easier to publish, discover, and deliver quality educational… Read More ›

Mobile Learning from App Creation Rocks!

2012 Mobile Learning Conference is undergoing in Phoenix, Arizona, the official conference session description was: “This workshop will offer a hands-on opportunity for teachers with no prior programming experience to learn how to develop a working mobile app for the iPhone/iPod touch that is suitable for publishing to the iTunes App Store. Participants will also learn about a… Read More ›

Digital Textbooks from Educators

We’ve talked about “Why don’t Teachers Publish Their Own Textbooks ? (K12)“ with lots of examples of teachers building curricula, and “Growing Your Textbooks by Thinking Outside The Box“ is a broader view about the relationship of learning content and learners. We always appreciate the insights from educators, like this post from Learning and Teaching with iPad. Educators becoming creators has… Read More ›