In the summer of 2012 the team of teachers and researchers associated with the MSc in E-learning programme at the University of Edinburgh began developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for the Coursera platform.
The consultation on "Opening up Education - a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies", will explore the perceived need for EU action to promote the use of open educational resources (OER) in education.
You already know social media can help get you a job, but new research suggests that's much more likely to be the case for higher-level managerial jobs than it is for low-paying jobs. (Is Social Media Elitist?
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Last week an educator asked the question, “What digital learning technology can my school district invest in that will not become obsolete?” The answer… teacher training technology! More ...
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The government has admitted that computer science education in the UK is (Government acknowledges failings in computer education: It also championed the Raspberry Pi, which is a cheap pr...)...
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On Tuesday, July 10, the US Department of Education (ED) hosted "What Teachers Need to Know about Personalized Learning" as part of their Teacher Summer Seminars.
Richard Culatta, Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology, Matthew McCrea, Science Instructional Lead Teacher at G. James Gholson Middle School in Maryland, and I discussed our perspectives on promoting personalized learning in schools from the policy, classroom, and staff development perspective.
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.
"While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them."
An article detailing the VAK learning model (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic) and how relevant it is to mobile learning. It discusses popular web learning services, as well as the debate surrounding the VAK model.
Effectiveness, efficiency and value for money are central concerns for the higher education sector. While funding models across the UK vary, the pressure to proactively manage costs and demonstrate value for money will nonetheless be present in equal measure across the higher education sector.