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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 ›

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(Infographic) Why Learning Analytics Is Promising

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“. This claims that Learning Analytics(LA) will change our learning. The innovations are being enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics, and adaptive learning technologies. This infographic… Read More ›

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Adaptive Assessment Facilitates Differentiated Learning

As we move to a model where learners have options in terms of how they learn, there is a new role for assessment in diagnosing how best to support an individual learner. This new role should not be confused with computerized adaptive testing, which has been used for years to give examinees different assessment items… Read More ›


MyData Giving Learners Control over Their Own Data

Imagine having all of your education records in a Gem housed in your own data vault, conveniently at your fingertips and ready for reuse in your private, personal network. In January 2012 the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology announced the MyData initiative to encourage schools, education organizations, and software vendors to allow students… Read More ›

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#xAPI Forming Building Blocks of Personal Assistant for Learning

The Experience API (xAPI) provides a means to store and access data about learning experiences. The xAPI is designed to support existing browser-based capabilities such as the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and extend that support to include non-browser-based capabilities such as mobile applications, games, virtual environments, full-scale simulators, and sensors. The xAPI also… Read More ›

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Responsive Open Learning Environments (#PLE)

Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE) is a European funded project that has focused on both Self_Regulated learning (SRL) as well as the development and implementation of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). It aims to exploit web-based tools and technologies to empower learners to construct their own personal learning environments (PLEs). The overall goal is to create flexible, web… Read More ›

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The Learning Story of YOU (#mlearning)

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 ›

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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 ›

How to Integrate Learning into Work and Life (#mlearning)

As we move into an era of ‘seamless learning’ (using mobile devices to connect learning experiences more easily across locations, social settings and time), we increasingly recognize that at times formal learning takes place in informal settings, and informal learning in formal settings (Wong & Looi, 2011; Wong, 2012). These articles and paper shed the… Read More ›

Engaging e-Portfolios in an Independent Learning Process

Jessie Choi [], Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Abstract This study investigates the use of e-portfolios in an independent learning process of learners in English as a second language (ESL). In this study, the instructor uses e-portfolios to manage the self-learning records of learners, to allow learners to interact with peers, and to… 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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Data about New Kinds of Learners

Take-aways : four big points about the impact of technology on learning By Lee Rainie,  Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on Sep 30, 2013 Networked Learners from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project


What Are The Options I Can Choose When Publishing or Exporting a Course?

(This is the 15th article of the series of learning design tips from dominKnow KnowledgeBase; this post is to demonstrate what details you can program when exporting your course in Claro authoring environment) When publishing you can select a Publishing Profile or click the “…” button next to the publishing profiles select box to manage your profiles…. Read More ›

What’s “The Learning Paradigm College” ?

Chris Thomas wrote about his thought of reading John Tagg’s “The Learning Paradigm College”, and shared with us how he re-designed the new course for the Software Engineering. Opposed to the Instruction Paradigm College with its “One teacher, one room, x students all focussed on the teacher (or should be)”, the Learning Paradigm College expects you to… Read More ›

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5 Hypotheses About Learning That Suggest Self-Directed Learning

By  Terry Heick, : Five Hypotheses About Learning That Suggest Self-Directed Learning In our continuing reading and research on learning–whether we’re looking at project-based learning, problem-based learning, blended learning, or any number of other approaches–we often bump into the idea of self-directed learning. This is not a coincidence, we believe, as even Dewey promoted the… Read More ›