26 novembre 2014

Enter the TELL US Awards competition and revolutionise education with technology

 logoThere are more than 30 000 € worth of prizes to be won! The deadline for submissions is the 20th December 2014. If you have an innovative product or service in the field of e-learning and if you are ready to join the European market submit your entry to the TELL US Awards and take on the European competition. More...

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ICORE Calls for Openness as Default

 logoFounder of International Community for Open Research & Education (ICORE) Dr Christian M. Stracke Appeals to Educators during Speeches at BI2020 in Oslo & ICDE in Moscow. Official ICORE Website. More...

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Highlights of the MOOCs for Web Talent final conference

 logoExperts from educational institutions, multinational companies, MOOC providers and MOOC platforms convened at Aalto University in Helsinki on 17 November for this final conference of the MOOCs for Web Talent Network. More...

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education

 logoThe Open University conducts ongoing research on emerging trends in education. In their latest report, they highlight the "network effect" and how, with careful management, it could dramatically enhance the education experience.
The Open University's Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report identifies 10 methods of teaching, learning, and assessment that are gaining influence but which have not yet had a major impact on education. More...

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Innovative Pedagogy 2014

 logoThe Innovating Pedagogy’s reports have been written by a small group of academics in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University and are intended for teachers, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in how education may change over the next ten years. More...

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Open Educational Resources in Poland: Challenges and Opportunities

 logoBy Karolina Grodecka. The Horizon 2010 Report predicted that the time-to-adoption of open educational content is a question of one year or less, whereas the Horizon 2013 Report (K-12 Edition) determined this time as two to three years for secondary education. This forecast worked well for Poland: openness in education went beyond the prognosis scale and the predicted trends have already been shaped and secured by governmental, non-governmental and institutional regulations. More...

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MOOCs, e-Textbooks up for debate at Kivuto’s EdTech Summit 2014

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In 3 weeks, Kivuto Solutions is hosting their first conference, titled EdTech Summit 2014.
EdTech Summit draws together influential minds from the education community to investigate the effects – both good and bad - of technology on higher education. Points of discussion will range from MOOCs to e-Textbooks to digital learning content to BYOD programs and flip classrooms. More...

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Majority of students cite digital services as factor in higher ed choice

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A large majority of college-bound students (85 percent) said that digital capabilities, such as integration of technology into classrooms, virtual coursework and online classes are a top determinant in choosing which university to attend, according to a five-country survey by Accenture. The survey of 1,500 students in Australia, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States found the strong demand for digital capabilities carried over to students currently attending a university as well as recent graduates, with the majority (70 percent) calling for greater use of digital tools for learning and content delivery. More...

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Learn from Coursera on your next JetBlue flight

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Learners can continue to acquire knowledge and build skills from thirty-thousand feet in the air. With the busiest travel season right around the corner, JetBlue announced a new set of content providers for their new onboard in-flight entertainment, Fly-FI Hub. Among the options for travelers to select from is Coursera. More...

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Thinking too highly of higher education

Arizona Daily StarBy . Perhaps the least controversial thing that President Barack Obama ever said was that "in the coming decades, a high school diploma is not going to be enough. Folks need a college degree." This vision is commonplace, but it implies a bleak future where everyone must work harder just to stay in place, and it's just not true. Nothing forces us to funnel students into a tournament that bankrupts the losers and turns the winners into conformists. But that's what will happen until we start questioning whether college is our only option. More...

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