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New free report on innovative #pedagogy by the Open University UK

Ignatia Webs

The Open University of the UK has published the second in its influential series of Innovating Pedagogy reports that explore new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers. The report can be downloaded from education mobile learning eLearning future of education

Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use

Ignatia Webs

The Open University of the UK has just published a new report on innovative pedagogy (37 pages). This is a yearly report (compare it to NMC Horizon report, but with a pure pedagogical focus). In this report they look at ten innovations in teaching, learning and assessment that are gaining influence.

New, free #report on innovating #pedagogy by Open University UK

Ignatia Webs

The Open University of the UK has just published a free report (38 pages, open layout) on the emerging innovative online pedagogies of today. The report gives a great, brief overview of what is currently happening and especially the pedagogical viewpoint adds some insights. The report is linked to a blog so everyone can add comments per topic. Short synopsis of the report (from the report itself): This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

#MOOC for development report #ict4D

Ignatia Webs

Finally the inspirational and informative report of Massive Open Online Courses for Development (MOOC4D) is published by the Penn University, and it can be downloaded here. The 18 page report gives a very nice insight into potential bottlenecks and the status of MOOCs in developing regions. The conference existed of panel discussions on various MOOC topics.

Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

Ignatia Webs

Dianne Laurillard edited a report on "the Anatomy of a MOOC for teacher CPD" which can be downloaded here. In this 34 page report she looks at a MOOC that was provided by UNESCO and partners to enhance CPD of teachers by using a particular MOOC aimed at that subject. eLearning lifelong learning mooc online learning report research

Free report on #teaching to reach education for all

Ignatia Webs

UNESCO is right on that train of thought and has recently published an extensive report entitled: Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all. The report is divided into three parts. Goal 2: Universal primary education is likely to be missed by a wide margin. The poorest young women in developing countries may not achieve universal literacy until 2072.

@eLaconference #ICT4D #eLearning Africa report covers a lot of ground

Ignatia Webs

ICWE people who organize the conferences Online Educa Berlin and eLearning Africa have just published a report on the status of eLearning in Africa (which is organized in Benin this year). The report is published at the beginning of the conference, which I think is a wonderful idea. It is a free report and can be downloaded here. eLearning report ICT4D

Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause

Ignatia Webs

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. These competencies are recommended as a concise summary of developmental objectives for colleges and universities that choose to invest in analytics. education eLearning higher education learning analytics

The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew

Ignatia Webs

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. While everyone knows by now that the future of higher ed is in a fast evolving state, and giving rise to a lot of new initiatives, the results of this report are of interest. Overall a nice read and food for thought.

Horizon report is out: gesture based learning is in

Ignatia Webs

With the weekend coming up, the 2011 Horizon report is a good read (40 pages), or you can also access it through the educause link (click on the pdf-logo near the end of the page). The New Media Consortium has an annual habit of looking at contemporary, emerging and future trends in education. So what do they see as hot educational innovations to watch out for? Mobiles. Learning Analytics.

Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

Ignatia Webs

A new report is published from UK Higher Ed Academy, this one focusing on flexible pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning. You can download the 23 page report written by Neil Gordon from the University of Hull, UK here. eLearning online learning pedagogy report

International Women’s Day: women in top positions at universities and women in ICT

Ignatia Webs

quick look at women in top positions in European Universities and gender representation in computer sciences a bit furtherdown this blogpost. From an article by Curt Rice ( [link] ) European Universities’ top positions are still mainly occupied by men. And only 9% of universities have a women at the top of the organization. Why should we care? Why is this a problem?

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report  Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. Dorothea Kleine , one of the authors, presented the key findings at Harvard’s Digitally Connected Symposium. I was one of the interviewees for the report. ICTs on their own cannot offer quick wins for child-focused development objectives. Equity.

Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The 35 page report (or booklet) on Teaching with Technology was just released by the Inside Higher Ed magazine and written with support from Blackboard (the LMS). This means that a certain LMS-focus can be felt, nevertheless, the report does highlight some ideas and EdTech initiatives in a transparent way. higher education LMS report technology 17 at 2 p.m.

UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution

Steve Vosloo

Such is the conclusion of the recently released report by UNESCO titled Reading in the Mobile Era  ( infographic ). When asked why respondents read on their mobile phones, convenience was the clear winner: The report has received excellent coverage, including from  The Guardian ,  Time Magazine ,  Forbes  and the Wall Street Journal. The Mobiles for reading is a passion of mine.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide


So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". They have been around for quite a few years, but suddenly hit the big-time, thanks to recent backing from some big universities, and some high profile start-ups. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are. What they mean.

Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives

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’” Researchers at John Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester are already working with the data, while several other universities—including the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, and Stanford—are queuing up to receive access to the data as well. That’s right. Since CTL’s inception, over 3.3

SMS Nation: August Edition

Mobile Commons

According to the report: 68% of 18-29 year olds say that they texted “a lot” the previous day. 47% of 30-49 year olds also report texting “a lot,” and only 26% of 50-64 year olds would say the same. According to a report by CNBC, the annualized cost savings for the company will be about $3.2 Industry News Mobile Research News & Updates Reports Text Messaging

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The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Here’s how Adobe describes Captivate Prime: Adobe Captivate Prime uses a single universal player that, like a fluid, dynamically provides eLearning content in all major media types, and for desktop and devices all through a common player. Most notably, it supports offline course playback and delayed reporting. What a difference three short years make in technology. Conclusion.

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University Herald Suggests 3 Ways for College Administrators To Interact With Students Over Text

Mobile Commons

University Herald offers institutions “ three great ways you can use text messaging to get and keep your students’ attention, while making it easier for them to interact with you.” Reporting: Text messaging can also be a convenient way to for students to report back to you. After all, they’re going to be glued to their phone screens anyway. ” 2. ” 3.

M-Learning Game Report

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Costabile, Rosa Lanzilotti, Thomas Pederson, and Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy. "M-learning—the combination of e-learning with mobile technologies—captures the very nature of e-learning by providing users with independence from the constraints of time and location. The full 5 page report is available here. The Explore!

Research instruments investigating Self-Directed Learning in #MOOCs #SDL

Ignatia Webs

In reply of a question asked by the inspiring colleague and rising academic Bernard Nkuyubwatsi from the university of Leicester, I have grabbed my three research instruments and put them on Academia, here. They are part of a research rationale which is partially shared in my probation report which you can find here. thought it would be good to share this already.

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Over the past couple of years there has been a few very robust reports and research around apps and websites for literacy learning. Zosh (Penn State University, Brandywine), Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (University of Delaware), James H. Gray (Sesame Workshop), Michael B. Thus, it is risky to assume something is educational just by the arbitrary label in app stores.

Running race between open learning and formal higher education

Ignatia Webs

The Pew Research Center just published a 29-page document on the digital revolution and higher education , where they look at the difference in valuating online learning between presidents of both for-profit, private and public colleges/universities and the public at l. The report is quite interesting, as it clearly shows the difference of appreciation of online learning.

Free report on Education in the Wild: geo-located mobile earning in ActionL

Ignatia Webs

For all you mLearning lovers out there, there is a clearly written, informative and inspiring report (56 pages) on location-based contextual mobile learning (mostly across Europe). The report is just published and it is edited by Liz Fitzgerald - Brown from the University of Nottingham and Mike Sharples has written the foreword.

Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER

Ignatia Webs

While writing up a first workable draft for my probation report (to pass from MPhil to PhD student. This is similar to the conclusion of the chapter on OER for Lifelong Learning, both reflecting the experience of the UK’s Open University. The experience of the Open University in the Netherlands reveals the significant role of trust in encouraging the increased use and sharing of OER.

New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

mLearning is Good

I just read an article titled, “Smartphones Make IBM Smarter, But Not As Expected&# about IBM and Columbia University’s recent study on the behavior and effects of mobile learning within IBM. The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material. Employees in the study used mobile content that helped them find information about clients and other employees at the point of need before communicating with clients. It was $10 to download.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

The recently released Towards Maturity report ‘Mobile Learning at Work’ indicates that only 30% of organisations are incorporating mobile learning. Interestingly, these statistics are only marginally better than those reported by ASTD for the US market in May 2012. This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. Understanding Mobile.

Free online #webinar on The Impact of Open Education @Edtechie

Ignatia Webs

Martin Weller ( blogger Ed Techie ), who is professor of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK will present a webinar on : The Impact of Open Education on Wednesday 30 September at 12.30 - 13.15 BST (British Summer Time). These include the wide scale reporting of adaptation, and the increase in sharing and open practice that results from OER usage.

Call for papers/demos on #xAPI workshop during EC-Tel conference in September, Austria

Ignatia Webs

Full papers thereby report on novel theoretical, empirical, or development work, including a significant contribution to the field. Research notes report work in progress to share early insights with the community. Supporting "reflection" means enabling learners to capture, adapt, re-evaluate, and share experience in anticipation of future situations it will prove relevant to.

Report says classroom walls and industrial-age schooling can go

uLearning Blog

As reported at eSchool News recently, a new white paper from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) says that while changing the curriculum, using digital pedagogies and training teachers are all important, it is the physical environment in which learning takes place that also needs urgent adjustment if the full advantages of the digital age are to be harnessed by schools. How far along the path to this kind of physically changing learning spaces is your school/ classroom/ campus? READ THE REST: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan’s posterous. Authored by jnxyz.

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

The video below is provided by the University of Kwazulu-Natal , the recording can be downloaded from their seminar website here. John highlights the lack of mLearning pilots being evaluated in full, and the lack of reports on mLearning projects that did not reach the goals they were build for. and so on.

EDUCAUSE Report on Undergraduate Student use of Technology


This report provides insights into the ways in which students use, and would like to use, various technologies in their own lives and in their learning. Tags: General Pedagogy Technical ecar educause higher education learning m-learning mlearning Mobile mobilelearning teaching technology university The latest edition of “ The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 &# has just been released by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. 46.8%), and course or learning management system (45.7%).&# (pg 11).

#EDENRW9 The increasing im-possibilities of justice and care in open distance learning

Ignatia Webs

How do we talk about university care with top ranking of universities, the rankings increase marginalisation of knowing. See most recent report of the Worldbank ( [link] ). Paul Prinsloo ( ) was looking particularly good this morning in his light blue jacket and his radiant presence. And what he said hit home! Red-lining?

Panlibus » Blog Archive » Oxford University 2.0

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS License « Mobile learning: The bigger picture University of the West of Scotland talks with Talis » Oxford University 2.0 The title, in fact, came from this brief excerpt from the Demos Edgeless University report, which I blogged about here. Library 2.0 Web 3.0

#PhD #studentships in International Education, #TELearning, a.o.

Ignatia Webs

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), department of The Open University based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom has just sent out details for PhD Studentships in Applied Linguistics, Childhood Studies, Education (including International Education) , Languages, Technology Enhanced Learning and Literacies. than take this chance to apply. It is worth it.

#CALRG14 #heutagogy as option & thoughts on learners and education emerged

Ignatia Webs

The Open University, and all universities for that matter, are traditionally interested in providing information to construct field related knowledge, which is assessed, and possibly results in some sort of certification that can be used for personal satisfaction or professional enhancement. We live in such creative times! Well, idealistic but nice thought. image from: [link] ).

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop


There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop


There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

Mobile Commons

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office , approximately 5 percent of Medicaid patients account for almost 50 percent of the program’s spending. That’s why Sense Health researchers at Montefiore Medical Center’s University Behavioral Associates conducted a clinical trial to see if text messaging could increase medication adherence among high-cost Medicaid patients.