Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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 innovative #pedagogy by the Open University UK
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
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 www.open.ac.uk/innovating education mobile learning eLearning future of education
New, free #report on innovating #pedagogy by Open University UK
JULY 30, 2012
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.
Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD
JUNE 24, 2015
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
#MOOC @Edinburgh report on organizing 6 Coursera MOOCs
MAY 17, 2013
Last week the University of Edinburgh released their first report on their experiences gained after having organized 6 MOOC courses via Coursera. In this 34 page report they provide insights on organizing a Coursera MOOC, the success rates, their lessons learned, and how they went about in setting up the courses. research mooc report
Free report on #teaching to reach education for all
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
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.
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. 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
@eLaconference #ICT4D #eLearning Africa report covers a lot of ground
MAY 24, 2012
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
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. 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.
International Women’s Day: women in top positions at universities and women in ICT
MARCH 8, 2012
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?
Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
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
Horizon report is out: gesture based learning is in
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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.
UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development
APRIL 29, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
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
MAY 8, 2014
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
APRIL 26, 2013
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
OCTOBER 13, 2014
’” 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
AUGUST 25, 2015
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
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
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.
M-Learning Game Report
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
MARCH 5, 2009
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!
Free report on Education in the Wild: geo-located mobile earning in ActionL
AUGUST 5, 2010
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.
Research instruments investigating Self-Directed Learning in #MOOCs #SDL
APRIL 8, 2015
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.
Free online #webinar on The Impact of Open Education @Edtechie
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
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.
Finding jobs as a post-PhD: strategies & opportunities #PhD #research #job
MARCH 17, 2016
The session is part of the valuable CALRG seminars, which are held at the Open University (UK) and are part of academic professional development and reflection. Those PhDjourney slides can be found here (with links to probation reports, an example of a PhD call proposal, etcetera). Today Koula Charitonos and I are sharing some pointers on how to guide your career to where you want to go (as an academic or TELearning professional). The incomparable Rebecca Ferguson and Liz Fitzgerald drive all the events and make it into an increasing success.
#PhD #studentships in International Education, #TELearning, a.o.
JANUARY 17, 2015
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.
Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER
MAY 21, 2013
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.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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.
Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning
Cell Phones in Learning
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support
mLearning is Good
JANUARY 31, 2010
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.
#PhD journey: preparing main study #MOOC
JULY 17, 2014
And as I am part of The Open University and its partners, I have the pleasure of being able to ask MOOC organizers from different universities that are all part of FutureLearn to see whether I have their permission to gather research participants from their MOOCs. This MOOC is organized by Monash University in Australia , and lead by Ian Larson.
Running race between open learning and formal higher education
AUGUST 30, 2011
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.
Report says classroom walls and industrial-age schooling can go
JANUARY 29, 2009
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.
EDUCAUSE Report on Undergraduate Student use of Technology
OCTOBER 28, 2009
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).
Panlibus » Blog Archive » Oxford University 2.0
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org 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
#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education
DECEMBER 4, 2014
The digital divide – or the data divide - trickles down from the big Universities all the way to the vulnerable learners. As big universities might be able to pay for data access and results, and use those data to improve the learning goals of their (cognitive, and data minded) students. The less financially strong universities will have access to less data, less tools, which will affect learning/Teaching (although I do add that this might indeed not result in loss of teaching quality). Which students will be able to pay for those universities? And based on what?
#CfP eMOOCs call and UNESCO call for ICT in education prize
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
The research track expects reports about solid research activities, which take into account the state-of-the-art and theories, and whose reports are based on an evidence- and data-driven approach. But from the field we know that they have many shades and facets. The experience track aims to feed the general debate on MOOCs by bringing together our shared knowledge and experiences.
Call for papers/demos on #xAPI workshop during EC-Tel conference in September, Austria
JUNE 17, 2014
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.
Call for papers and proposals #eLearning, #MOOC, #mlearning
JUNE 1, 2015
However, and despite the fact that there are already studies reporting the promising results about the benefits of these MOOC-based hybrid pedagogies, the number of cases reported in the literature is still small. A quick list with calls for papers (journals and conferences), workshops and events. pages) as PDF via EasyChair and design samples of own work (e.g.
How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016
JANUARY 19, 2016
At the core is a mobile app that allows prospective sellers to input information, receive a quote, and schedule a runner to haul away the item, reports TechCrunch. Concurrent with the resurgent recognition of SMS as a universal platform for connecting with people, other tech developers are working to make text messaging even better. When text messaging complements existing offerings.
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. The articles are freely available and have been brought together by the wonderful academics Dick N'Gambi and Vivienne Bozalek. The full set of articles with available html and pdf's can be found here.