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Educational technology will continue to be implemented incrementally in many parts of the developing world. More rapid uptake and success are unlikely to occur unless five items are addressed – power, Internet connectivity and bandwidth, quality teacher training, respect and better pay for teachers, and the sustainability of implementations. 1. Electrical Power It is a…
Un elemento importante en la evolución del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje es el uso y presentación de materiales, que ayudarán a generar un espacio de aprendizaje favorable y que deben ser trabajados bajo un enfoque pedagógico didáctico acorde a los nuevos entornos virtuales. Esto debe ser abordado por profesionales formados en la temática.
Via Net-Learning, tic-educacion MZ
At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California,…
For many eLearning professionals, bite-sized has always been the right size. Imagine it, more useful content that fits smaller screens or just about any screen. Learners can work on any platform, switch back from their mobile device to the desktop, anytime. Snackable content also makes it easier for them to savor every lesson step after step—something that's not possible with lengthy materials. Offer your audience light, short yet substantial content. They'll surely come back for more.
Brad Cohen, Director of Strategy at JESS3, said it best:
“Bite sized nuggets of content that are easy to consume, sometimes they're images or image-based, whose meaning can be grasped quickly, and often create deeper meaning by referencing shared experience or shared stories. And essentially it's faster than reading an explanation of the same information.”
This statement explains the rationale behind the current trend that swept the eLearning industry. From explainer tutorial videos that last for no longer than 10 minutes to short or snackable modules, it looks like bite-sized learning is here to stay.
There are many good reasons learners seek out useful information in small chunks. You might want to take a look at some of these.
eLearning Papers Issue 37 is a special issue dedicated to the latest research on MOOCs (what is a MOOC?). The papers are based on the research contributions made to the recent European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2014).
Dropout Prediction in MOOCs using Learner Activity Features
Encouraging Forum Participation in Online Courses with Collectivist, Individualist and Neutral Motivational Framings
Cultural Translation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Characterizing Video Use in the Catalogue of MITx MOOCs
From the field
Toward a Quality Model for UNED MOOCs
The Discrete Optimization MOOC: An Exploration in Discovery-Based Learning
Designing Your First MOOC from Scratch: Recommendations After Teaching “Digital Education of the Future”
Offering cMOOCs Collaboratively: The COER13 Experience from the Convenors’ Perspective
Mathematics Courses: Fostering Individuality Through EMOOCs
Analyzing Completion Rates in the First French xMOOC
Via Miloš Bajčetić
Each of the familiar themes which used to ship with Moodle releases are now part of the plugin database in advance of them not being available by default to your fresh Moodle install. The themes that have been moved to a repository home rather than installing with any new Moodle include Binarius, Sky High, Nonzero, Nimble, Magazine, Fusion and others (many of which were part of Moodle since the 2.0 release).
The removal of these themes makes way for the inclusion of only two themes with new Moodle installs, Clean and More which are both Bootstrap-based responsive themes. Don’t worry though, themes are easy to add from the Moodle.org site through the plugin administration on your own Moodle install.
Browse the list of themes at https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=3
Via Miloš Bajčetić
El componente gráfico de un proyecto elearning es de gran importancia para el resultado final. La producción de contenidos elearning puede moverse entre el extremo de la especialización de tareas (un gran equipo, cada quien dedicado a lo suyo) hasta el productor generalista, heredero del renacimiento que sabe de todo un poco. Independiente del rango de presupuesto que manejemos es la creatividad la que nos será útil a la hora de ilustrar de la mejor manera nuestro proyectos. Existen en la red una gran variedad de recursos que facilitan esta tarea. Compartimos esta lista elaborada por 10 formas que sin duda […
Via Linda L. Rosario
The Lean Startup concept is an appropriate choice for creating new businesses through development of an already existing idea or vision. Design thinking, on the other hand, might be preferred if the right business idea has not been found yet and customer needs or problems are still vague.
The Lean Startup concept is an appropriate choice for creating new businesses through development of an already existing idea or vision. Design thinking, on the other hand, might be preferred if the right business idea has not been found yet and customer needs or problems are still vague. Therefore, both approaches should be capable of complementing and benefiting from each other.
An interesting paper from Roland M. Mueller and Katja Thoring discusses the integration of both approaches, resulting in a combined process model. The authors highlight the following potentials to improve either of the two innovation concepts:- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/04/15/integrating-lean-startup-and-design-thinking/#sthash.JZLEQJqn.dpuf
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 -- WebHostingBing.com has announced the award of best Moodle hosting and selected the award winners from 50+ reviewed web hosts based on the criteria on Moodle features, modules, plugins, themes and web hosting performance.
Register now to receive our early bird pricing and lock in the lowest guaranteed entry fee for this year’s conference. DevCon Added to BbWorld: The Developers Conference is now a part of BbWorld with dedicated content tracks where you can learn, network, and collaborate.
The Library Instructor Development Program (IDP) is designed to help library instructors improve our teaching skills. Our plan is to provide many different means to do so: formal presentations, ideas you can try on your own, readings, videos, discussions, sharing knowledge within our community of practice 1 and more.
Via Shannon Robinson, Elizabeth E Charles