Aqua-tnet
7.5K views | +4 today
Follow
Aqua-tnet
Collated articles relevant to Aqua-tnet, the EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (www.aquatnet.com)
Curated by John Bostock
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

eLearning Papers: Language Learning and Technology

eLearning Papers: Language Learning and Technology | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

By and large, languages, both as first, second or foreign languages remain one of the most important core subjects at every educational level. In early stages, their inclusion in the curriculum is intricately connected with (pre-)literacy practices, but also as a main driver for the successful integration of minority students learning a second language. In addition, the attainment of a certain level of a foreign language by the end of compulsory education is a common goal in most educational systems around the globe. Arguably, the key drivers of success in learning a language range from motivational to attitudinal, but ultimately they also have to do with the amount of target language use, the access to quality input, and especially language teachers’ readiness to incorporate the latest educational trends effectively in the language classroom, educational technologies amongst them. This special issue features recent developments and innovations in the field of Computed Assisted Language Learning and expects to serve as a springboard for a series of existing innovative practices in the area of technology enhanced language learning and teaching.

John Bostock's insight:

Language learning has been one of the core focus areas for the AQUA-TNET project over the years

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Mor, Yishay, Mellar, Harvey & Warburton, Steven (eds.) - Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology - 2014

Mor, Yishay, Mellar, Harvey & Warburton, Steven (eds.) - Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology - 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

"Education aspires to bring about change; whether to change individuals and societies, or to change knowledge, attitudes, and practices. The act of devising plans of activities, resources, and tools to achieve such change is an act of learning design. This book sets out to share design knowledge about the use of technology in teaching and learning, and to explore how we might best share this design knowledge amongst educators, but also between educators, researchers, and technology developers."

John Bostock's insight:

This looks a very interesting collection of papers and open access too!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Infographic: Envisioning the future of education technology | Atomic Learning Blogs

Infographic: Envisioning the future of education technology | Atomic Learning Blogs | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Check out this EdTech Future visualization by TFE Research and Michell Zappa.
John Bostock's insight:

This infographic is a little confusing, but opens up some interesting issues for discussion or further consideration

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Rethink higher education to exploit digital platforms

Rethink higher education to exploit digital platforms | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
David Roberts and Blaine Greteman’s guide to a more universal university
John Bostock's insight:

Momentum builds for more flexible lifelong learning provision

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Infographic: 10 Years of Technology Trends in Online Learning

Infographic:  10 Years of Technology Trends in Online Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The linked  infographic which runs through the major developments in online learning over the last 10 years was researched by Academic Technologies staff Janet Hill and Ruth Martin, and designed by AT's Art Director, Mitsumasa Overstreet.  Thanks to OpenEducationEuropa for the link.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Why 21st Century Learning Should Be More Like the 19th Century | Inside Higher Ed

Why 21st Century Learning Should Be More Like the 19th Century | Inside Higher Ed | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

By John Warner

At Higher Ed Beta, Steven Mintz, Executive Director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, argues in “Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ”  that we are in the midst of a data-driven educational transformation.

I would say that he offers predictions, except they aren’t so much predictions as commands, as he utilizes the future imperative throughout:



John Bostock's insight:

Part 2 of the discussion on Inside Higher Ed.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

The focus is on schools, but many of the principles are common in tertiary education

more...
Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:13 PM

Some useful videos on the why and how of mobile learning.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:52 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this video resource post from Edutopia. If you are not familiar with Edutopia, I strongly encourage you to follow them on Twitter (@edutopia) as well as visit the edutopia.org website. Edutopia has a vast collection of education based strategies along with a growing collection of highly respected educators blogging.

 

I plan on using this post to help lead into my video unit with my Sterling College pre-service students. 

Claudia Sahagún's comment, September 25, 2013 1:34 PM
I really think this videos are an excellent way to learning how technology is used in classrooms.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...

Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

I think this is especially true for text books!

more...
adorwelding's comment, August 17, 2013 2:59 AM
Nice............
aisha ertugrul's comment, August 17, 2013 8:11 AM
As well as completely and utterly disregarding the fact that essential reading skills are very well learned through reading for pleasure and extensively reading for pleasure!
OneSpring's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:56 AM

A very interesting thought from a very interesting man...