Fabulous ideas: economics, innovation, #education
JULY 10, 2014
text to mobile book, or boring class to instructivist MOOC), or the importance of personal (not personalized), networked learning and a lot of links to new tools (indietools) and yes philosophers. cooperation education educational institution future of education heutagogy mooc networked learning networking online learning Really. And there are similar minds that connect.
Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks
MARCH 4, 2013
As she mentioned that it was linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) textbooks, I got intrigued. They only launched in January 2013 so still beta, which is the nicest state as all of our remarks on the tool are as such welcomed. After playing around a bit with Nota, it sure seems a nice tool. all over again.
A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D
JUNE 30, 2015
It is simply amazing how this talented and inspired group of people turned a really challenging situation in deep rural South Africa (Eastern Cape province) into a fruitful, inspiring educational surplus in only 3 years time! Various frameworks, models, guidelines and tools were developed by adopting Design Science Research as the chosen methodology.
Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER
MAY 21, 2013
like a first exam, with a defence in front of a small jury), I came across this wonderful free book on Open Educational Resources. Technological considerations in OER are not limited to authoring or remixing tools. The latter can also be used to combine OER to create lesson plans online (Open Science Education Resources in Europe).
Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN
MAY 2, 2012
MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know. Social Media Tool Why use it + implementation Example with possible extra Idea and content sharing Microblogging Twitter allows the learner group to share short messages with one another, linking it to more content. Virtual meetings Virtual meeting tools allow synchronous communication to take place. social media mooc mobimooc eLearning open educationVideo (e.g.
Best tools for cross platform app development
JULY 26, 2011
As part of our work on the MoLE project we have been revisiting the rapidly growing number of frameworks, libraries and platforms that developers can use to create cross-platform mobile apps If you are new to app development, you may know there is a constant debate between app developers, building “native” apps, and mobile web developers, championing “web apps”. We have hope you find it useful.
Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
In June 2012 Educause already launched a 44 page report on possible risks and benefits of using learning analytics in Higher Education written by Randall Stiles. education eLearning higher education learning analytics High-quality data and information (meaningful patterns of data) are essential for success, as is a data-friendly culture.
#CALRG14 #heutagogy as option & thoughts on learners and education emerged
JUNE 11, 2014
During the #CALRG14 conference, something emerged in my minds eye: fluidity and the move from fixed learning outcome driven education to more fluid information sharing and resulting knowledge. But during CALRG14 the focus on informal learning, and specifically the move towards students (e.g. We live in such creative times! Well, idealistic but nice thought. image from: [link] ).
Emerging trends in education and mobile learning
MARCH 13, 2014
Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. Why is this technological innovation different for education than previous moments (for example, the rise of television or the popularity of personal computers)? I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Education is under pressure to change because of a number of factors. Recently, a United Nations task team led by UNESCO produced a think piece on education and skills beyond 2015 – key points listed below.
NMC horizon #report 2014 on #education in #HighEd
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
The report also addresses some challenges that are still standing in this digital age (scaling teaching innovation, relative lack of rewards for teaching, low digital fluency of faculty, competing educational models - although I like the debates coming from the competition). eLearning future of education learning learning analytics mobile mobile learning online learning report
Serious #gaming conference with #education interest
JUNE 22, 2012
With mobile gaming getting more and more attention in education as well, this conference seems a good immersion for serious gaming. Professors of game development programs will get the tools to help students begin a serious game career". games education conferencesThe conference organizers also address different gaming subheadings. That sure looks promising.
Solutions for learners with #disabilities using specific #social media
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
The reason of interest was his focus on the actual usability of a broad range of alternative social media tools that people with disabilities need to use in order to actually access social media. I had no idea and I am very grateful that Karel got me so excited. So if you are looking for inclusive education that can be accessed by all people, have a look at his presentation.
Write, create, curate and collaborate: preparing for #digiWriMo
OCTOBER 16, 2015
collaborative learning collaborative working multimedia online learning open education social media tools writingGreat initiative to combine digital writing and creativity all through the month of November 2015. learn by writing. It always feels like the movement of my fingers on my keyboard makes me think more clearly, and even pushes thoughts right into the open. So this Digital Writing Month initiative (#DigiWriMo), organised by the Hybrid Pedagogy bloggers ( Maha Bali , Sarah Honeychurch , and Kevin Hogdson ), is right up my alley. It is simple and open. oh, nice initiative!
Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging
JUNE 18, 2014
Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community. Whether The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. With text messaging, your organization can deliver messages to an entire community quickly and effectively.
#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development
JUNE 18, 2014
Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). Pathgather is not an open educational resource or OER, nor is it Open Source, so it cannot (yet) be used in the open. If anyone knows of such a tool, feel free to share. Would like to see something similar in the open though.
Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading
JANUARY 21, 2015
This post is one in a set of posts that I am planning on TELearning solutions that affect all of us in face-to-face, blended, or/and online education. Some research, some critiques One of my fellow students is Duygu Simsek , who is investigating "t o what degree can computational text analysis and visual analytics be used to support the academic writing of students in higher education?".
How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students
MARCH 27, 2015
For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. Loosely defined as “behavioral nudges,” the idea is that educational systems don’t need major overhauls that exhaust budgets in order to make a change. Two recent studies showed positive results on the use of text messaging for improved educational outcomes.
CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research
APRIL 27, 2011
The researchers speaking in this session will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project. This presentation will highlight important components, applications and tools in a PLE as identified through surveys of potential end users. PLE education CIDER eLearningNext Wednesday (4 May 2011) you can follow a free webinar featuring a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rita Kop and Dr. Helene Fournier of the National Research Council, Canada. When: Wed.,
Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social
MAY 20, 2015
Questions: What is the effect of tools inside mooc platforms (likes, marked as done…)? The challenge is to make tools that feel very intuitive, so that the participation threshold would be really low (eg conversational discussions that go on and are not threaded). The latest tools do not make the most social learning, only those that survive can become social in use.
Future of Ed #AI DeepMind computer teaches itself to play Atari 2600 games
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Education might get under pressure, as automation and learning creeps in from the digital world. Education as savior to get us from human-biological to computational-digital But there is a downside as we are in a transition zone, where AI is not yet capable of taking over, and humans are decreasingly needed. What about game-based learning ? Will Art be the last job standing?
Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). So there are barriers in harnessing mobile technologies for education. Mobile tech can be used as a collaborative tool, to produce ideas, knowledge and sharing thoughts.
Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
As well as the tool-like functions that are built in to the device hardware (camera, sound recorder, video recorder,multimedia messaging, etc.), there are also many applications that can take advantage of various combinations of functions and sensors to make the phone into all kinds of tool.) education future future of education mLearning mobile mobile learning
free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd
JUNE 23, 2015
The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? assessment education eLearning higher education journal mooc networking participation researchLozano and Víctor M. R.
FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
They understand Open Educational Resources, online dynamics, getting learners accustomed with online learning. So FutureLearn is rolling out the big guns, building a platform which is embedding educational tools and formats enriching todays educational reality. mobile futureLearn education ubiquitous learning mobile learning mooc informal learning future of education
Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning
MAY 25, 2016
To give you an idea, I am adding the abstract of her paper here: Mobile devices transcend the educational affordances provided by conventional tethered electronic and traditional learning. However, empirical findings show that educators are not integrating technology effectively into the curriculum. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.
The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
On many occasions these reports are linked to educational technology or trends, which is great when you are interested in training/education with innovative technologies. But they disagree about how these whirlwind forces will influence education, for the better or the worse". mobile education research mooc applications open education future of education
Ipsative #assessment for keeping track of learner progress
MAY 7, 2015
As such this personal growth is an interest for higher education, and more specifically it would be good if a more personalised (personal best) assessment might become part of formal education. The Assessment Careers project at the UCL institute of Education explored how technology could support feedback over a whole programme and not only at the module level.
keynote #emoocs2015 @davecormier on rhizomatic learning
MAY 18, 2015
So now we can connect directly, not via ‘tools’. We have all been programmed to see education in a certain way, and we proof it that that is indeed teaching. Most of the target people are experienced educators for rhizo. He did try with laymen, but it is tougher for the less literate on education. He is a teacher by nature. But mentors do not scale very well.
Good positive coverage of tablets in Education
JANUARY 29, 2013
Want to point you all to this story published in major newspapers across Australia recently that gives a positive look at where tablets in Education are going rather than the ‘we did alright with pencils’ view thats often offered up. I was privileged to be interviewed for it: “ SCHOOL technology is no longer limited to communal computer labs and a laptop lugged in every backpack.
Some free reading from @RoutledgeBooks: chapters
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
The chapters can be easily read and shared , as the screen tool allows zooming in and out and a quick sharing option as well. I am reading " The 'Turn to Gramski' in the English language" and one I really look forward to is a chapter from the book " New directions in the philosophy of education " series: chapter entitled: "the poeticization of culture", under the umbrella of 'truth and freedom'.
Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
With a bit of a delay some thoughts on Google''s move towards education ( lining up with EdX for the MOOC.org platform ). It does not come as too much of a surprise, as Google has been exploring education for a longer period of time. Another angle which I find of interest is the Google teacher approach: or how to use Google tools for teachers.
Add your knowledge to the #mLearning toolkit from #JISC
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
The Mobile Learning infoKit is a practical guide for educational institutions planning to implement mobile learning initiatives. mobile tools mLearning iamlearn mobile learningTo augment this guide, JISC infoNet are developing a Mobile Learning infoKit with version 0.1 of this resource now available at [link].
#MOOC use in secondary school (k12) for non-native English/French speakers
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Additionally, in Belgium 8 out of 10 schools use online learning tools (e.g. The fact that they choose which content to follow also relates to a more learner-centered approach, which is applauded at this moment in educational history (and by myself personal, as learning is personal). education eLearning future of education k12 language mooc online education online learning research
20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC
MARCH 11, 2013
The research was done to get my Master in Education at Athabasca University. Overall, this research hopes to add to the body of knowledge strengthening the field of distance education. Offer a ubiquitous learning environment based on BYOD design and content, making use of existing ubiquitous tools (social media, e-mail…) so people can switch between devices at their own preference. 2.
Inkle making multiple interactive narrations simple #storyboard
AUGUST 3, 2015
For this software I am trying to build a multiple learning path through available open educational resource options. a bit like continued professional development but with multiple iterations as option. eLearning instructional design learner interaction online learning serious gaming storyboard tools writingSince the dawn of eLearning, interactivity was a key concept. you are in.
Three wonderful resources for eLearning
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Choosing authoring tools by ADL (29 April 2010): the purpose of this paper is to help those involved in the process of choosing authoring tools to make an informed decision. Good practices and methodologies for HEI (Higher Educational Institutes) using ICT in the different fields of LifeLong Learning (30 October 2010). See more details in the research plan.)
great paid eBook on #mLearning field work
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
It concludes with a discussion on how teachers and learners can design mobile learning, and what resources or tools might make the activities most productive. mobile mLearning education research mobile learning books ebook eLearning Anyone interested in mobile learning and how it can be used in different field settings will enjoy reading this wonderful book.
Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
JOLT or the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: it is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education. eLearning Papers (EU): eLearning Papers looks at the exchange of information on open education, OER and ICT in education in Europe and stimulates research.
#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics
APRIL 17, 2012
And I hope that open education and critical thinking will move all of us towards a more humane, peaceful world. OER open content mobile learning mobimooc open educationIn 2011 the first MobiMOOC ran from April - May 2011. Now it is time for the second course, feel free to put it in your agenda! This is the first mail to get the word of mouth going. What is a MOOC? Via this form.
Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior
MAY 29, 2010
Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Lets educate accordingly. Tags: K-12 classroom education At St.