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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed

Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

By Steven Mintz. How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. These include the growing embrace of open educational resources and of courses collaboratively designed and developed by teams including content area specialists, educational technologists, and instructional designers. Peer mentoring and grading are becoming more common, as is a gradual shift toward learner-centered pedagogies and competency-based, outcomes-oriented approaches.

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Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture

Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and implemented at EU and Member State level, and that the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), as the funding instrument of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), failed to deliver value for money and effective support for the sustainable development of aquaculture.

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Essential (if depressing) reading for students of European aquaculture support policies -  and even more so practitioners!  

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EUROPEAN UNION: Call for Applications - Membership of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)

EUROPEAN UNION: Call for Applications - Membership of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The European Commission is to renew the membership of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). The Committee will be composed of scientific experts competent in the area of fisheries and aquaculture management.

 

It will aim to advise the Commission on matters pertaining to the conservation and management of living aquatic resources, including biological, economic, environmental, social and technical considerations. Interested candidates are invited to send an application to the Commission by 15 December 2014.

 

The call for application is addressed to highly qualified experts in fisheries management in the area of assessment of stock status, fisheries knowledge, fishing fleets dynamics, fish population dynamics, fisheries dynamics, technical measures, scientific data collection, management measures for Marine Protected Areas, management plans, fishery economics, socioeconomics, control and enforcement and aquaculture.

 

A minimum 30 and maximum of 35 members will be appointed. Members of the STECF are required to contribute to the overall work programme of the STECF and to participate in plenary meetings and relevant Expert Working Groups as appropriate.

 

The Commission shall appoint members in a personal capacity for a three-year, renewable mandate. Members shall commit to act independently and in the public interest.

 

Call for application: http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/partners/stecf/call_for_applications/2014/practical-information/index_en.htm

 

STECF website: https://stecf.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

 

Legislation

 

OJ L225, 31.08.2005, p. 18: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1410446474542&uri=CELEX:32005D0629

 

 

OJ L37, 10.02.2010, p. 52:  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32010D0074

 

Call for application poster: http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/partners/stecf/call_for_applications/2014/call-for-applications-poster.pdf

 

 

 


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AQUA-TNET Newsletter: August 2014

AQUA-TNET Newsletter: August 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

CONTENTS of this month's newsletter:

AQUA-TNET NEWS

   AquaCase Website

   Timesheets Reminder 

 

PROGRAMMES, COURSES & PEOPLE

RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Call for Submissions: #design4learning - from Blended Learning to Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Call for Proposals for Pilot Project on Open Knowledge Technologies: Mapping and Validating Knowledgewww.enic-naric.netGoogle Classroom Opens Its Doors

Scottish Marine Institute (SAMS) Courses

Are You the Recipient of an FP7 Marie Curie Grant? Compete to Win a MSCA prize!

The Open Education Handbook Needs Your Feedback

Fisheries Stakeholders Discuss Maximum Sustainable Yield

AQUAEXCEL at Aquaculture Europe 2014
Implementing EU Fishery Policies in the Baltic Sea

ARRAINA 'Technology for Novel Fish Feeds' Course

 

OTHER

Mercury – Have Your Say on the EU Implementation of the Minamata Convention

Herring dispute: EU lifts Measures Against the Faroe Islands

Final Call for FREE Access to Top-Class Aquaculture Research Infrastructures: AQUAEXCEL 9th Call for Access Deadline Approaching

Introduce Budding Scientists to Marine Microorganisms with the MaCuMBA Education Supplement

 

AQUA-TNET CALENDAR

AQUATT TRAINING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PISCES JOBS

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The latest Aqua-tnet Newsletter contains the usual mix of project news and information about other related initiatives and events. Featured this month is the AQUACASE website which provides aquaculture case study materials for teachers and learners.

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works.

 

 


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Its going to be interesting to see how much traction this gets in the school sector.... and then what happens when these students land in University lectures....! 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 5:09 AM

This looks like a great free tool to gamify your classroom and help to improve motivation and classroom behaviour.


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Do you want to gamify your classroom? Try Classcraft!

 

William Henderson's curator insight, September 14, 10:00 AM

Brilliant.. gamification here we go!

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Enic-Naric

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This site, a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO, has been created primarily as a tool to assist the ENIC-NARIC Networks in carrying out the tasks they have been mandated to accomplish within their own jurisdiction, by directing them to up-to-date information supplied and maintained by the competent bodies in each member country and by each member organisation. It is also its express purpose to help other interested organisations and individuals easily find information on current issues in international academic and professional mobility, and on procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.
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Mobility tool: Access information about national qualification frameworks, mutual recognition and professional recognition procedures.

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Singapore Course – Introduction to Aquaculture 6-7th Oct 2014 | LMC Training | Aquaculture Training | Aquaculture Courses

Singapore Course – Introduction to Aquaculture 6-7th Oct 2014 | LMC Training | Aquaculture Training | Aquaculture Courses | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
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Researching the history of aquaculture?

Researching the history of aquaculture? | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

For a short time only, Stirling Aquaculture is clearing shelves of old aquaculture journals, magazines, reports, brochures, scientific reprints, books and other items collected over the last 30 years. First consignment has already gone to a Scottish Fisheries Museum - Send an e-mail to aquaconsult@stir.ac.uk if you are interested. 

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Just in case anyone is thinking of setting up an aquaculture museum !

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Using Google Maps — Short Course @ SAMS

Using Google Maps — Short Course @ SAMS | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
If you want to learn how to bring your research to life and present live scientific data using Google Maps™, this course is for you.
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Short course - 28-29th October 2014 at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban. 

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Lobster Academy now enrolling | Aquaculture Directory

Lobster Academy now enrolling | Aquaculture Directory | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Now enrolling for the September 29th – October 2 session of Lobster Academy™ (based in St Andrews, New Brunswick right over the Maine, USA border.)

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Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education | IPPR

Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education | IPPR | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
This briefing paper analyses the latest projections on the changing shape of the jobs market in the UK to presents a more complex picture of the skills needs of our economy.

In their desire to ‘win the global race’, policymakers have focused on increasing the number of graduates in the economy. However, winning the race will require more than simply expanding general higher education.

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A timely report highlighting the need for greater focus and support for vocational education in the UK

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AQUA-TNET Newsletter - July 2014

AQUA-TNET Newsletter - July 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The latest Aqua-tnet Newsletter has been published with the following contents: 

AQUA-TNET NEWS

Final Event Presentations and Digital Teaching Skills Workshop Materials Now Available

Timesheets Reminder

Videos from Aqua-tnet Final Event on Youtube

AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL Special Issue on Advances in Teaching and Learning in Aquaculture

Lifelong Learning Workshop at Annual Event in Malta: Dr Richard Curmi Presentation 

PROGRAMMES, COURSES & PEOPLE RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Win an iPad Mini at Aquaculture Europe 2014! Lindsay Laird 2014 Innovation in Aquaculture Award

Policy Brief: EQAVET Peer Learning Activity on Impact of Quality Assurance Systems in Initial VET

Scottish Funding Council Scholarships for Sustainable Aquaculture Students

Skills Needs Anticipation and Matching Course Announced

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Postgraduate Research in Marine and Earth Science (PRiMES) Conference 2014

ERASMUS+ Summer Learning Video Competition

Final Call for FREE Access to Top-Class Aquaculture Research Infrastructures: AQUAEXCEL 9th Call for Access Now Open

ARRAINA 'Technology for Novel Fish Feeds' Course

OTHER

First Issue of ECsafeSEAFOOD Project Newsletter Now Available

STAGES Sets the Scene for Effective MSFD Implementation

Sixth Issue of HEALTHY FUTURES Newsletter Now Available

Commission Welcomes Council's Agreement to Improve How Seas and Coastal Areas are Used

Aquaculture Library Materials Seeking a New Home
AQUA-TNET CALENDAR AQUATT TRAINING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS PISCESTT JOBS

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Here's the regular monthly round-up of news from the Aqua-tnet project and beyond into the wider world of aquatic resources education, training and research....

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Aqua-tnet The Voyage so Far (1996-2014) - YouTube

Short video about the Aqua-tnet EC Erasmus lifelong learning thematic network for aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources - from its inception in 1996 to date...

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The Aqua-tnet video produced by AquaTT and premièred at the Aqua-tnet Annual Meeting in Malta is now available to view on YouTube

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elearn Magazine: Design for Online Learning Using a Learner's Perspective Approach

elearn Magazine: Design for Online Learning Using a Learner's Perspective Approach | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

http://elearnmag.acm.org/


For any individual who does instructional design, the challenge falls in the process and the nuances of the process. With the proliferation of online education, the process calls for dynamic and speedy steps because often there is not enough time or resources to waste. However, this type of design process tends to focus more on the teaching than on the learning. The focus on teaching is how content is presented, rather than on how the course design achieves flow for the individual learner. Roderick Sims introduces in his book, Design Alchemy: Transforming the Way We Think About Learning and Teaching, the concept of design for learning—a way for designers to "conceptualize the development process from the learner's perspective rather than that of the content or the teacher." This concept makes the focus on the learning rather on the teacher or content.

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This looks like an interesting book, to help design online courses from the perspective of the learner rather than the instructor.

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Lantra Scotland, Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards 2015 Open for Nominations | Aquaculture Directory

Lantra Scotland, Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards 2015 Open for Nominations | Aquaculture Directory | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for the land-based, environmental and aquaculture sectors, is calling on all employers, instructors, tutors, trainers, teachers and mentors to put forward their nominations.

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Scotland only - Nominate your aquaculture learner of the year!

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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.


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Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 10:07 AM

Very nice browser based imaging tool for student to use on photographic projects.


Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, September 12, 11:27 AM

Great tool, indeed. It looks very versatile. Let's try it this new school year. ;)

Tim Brook's curator insight, September 13, 7:52 AM

I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI

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ICES Training Course - Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists

ICES Training Course - Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

13 - 16 October 2014,
ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark
Application Deadline: 29 September 2014

 

Research projects are increasingly interdisciplinary enterprises, with stakeholder processes and engagement with SMEs considered a priority. In this changing professional context, gaining relevant research skills is becoming a necessity.   Increasingly, natural scientists work with others, in our case, fishers; collaborating, communicating, and participating together to increase the knowledge base and policy relevance of our work. A consequence of this is a need for more targeted training in social science research methods, such as interviewing, observing, and mapping. This course will have a "learn by doing" set up. The facilitators provide guidance on the basics of the methods while participants develop their confidence in using them. Background information (such as the epistemology and ontology of the social sciences) and the underpinning social science theory will also be discussed for participants to learn more.

 

Objective 

Through gaining new skills, participants will be better able to work effectively with stakeholders in (cooperative) research projects, as well as having a better appreciation of the strengths of social sciences in fisheries research.

Level

It is assumed that scientists have a natural science background, have or will have experience with working in cooperative research projects, working with stakeholders or are otherwise interested in learning more about social science methods in fisheries science. No knowledge of social science is required.

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This looks a very useful course for fisheries scientist who need to know more about social science research methods and stakeholder engagement

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Useful definition of flipped learning

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 2, 9:27 AM

There is a distinct difference and Arfstrom explains it thoroughly. 

Gosia Iwaniec's curator insight, September 8, 10:26 AM

Wort looking at the four pillars of F-L-I-P

 

Flexible Environment:

 F.1: I establish spaces and time frames that permit students to interact and reflect on their learning as needed.  F.2: I continually observe and monitor students to make adjustments as appropriate. F.3: I provide students with different ways to learn content and demonstrate mastery.

Learning Culture:

 L.1: I give students opportunities to engage in meaningful activities without the teacher being central.  L.2: I scaffold these activities and make them accessible to all students through differentiation and feedback.

Intentional Content:

 I.1: I prioritize concepts used in direct instruction for learners to access on their own.  I.2: I create and/or curate relevant content (typically videos) for my students.  I.3: I differentiate to make content accessible and relevant to all students.

Professional Educator:

 P.1: I make myself available to all students for individual, small-group and class feedback, in real time, as needed.  P.2: I conduct ongoing formative assessments during class time through observation and by recording data to inform future instruction. P.3: I collaborate and reflect with other educators and take responsibility for transforming my practice.
Moana TeaniniEnglishteacher's curator insight, September 14, 12:10 PM

very good

 

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Singapore Course – Recirculating Aquaculture Systems 8-9th Oct 2014 | LMC Training | Aquaculture Training | Aquaculture Courses

Singapore Course – Recirculating Aquaculture Systems 8-9th Oct 2014 | LMC Training | Aquaculture Training | Aquaculture Courses | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
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School of Open Africa to launch in September - Creative Commons

School of Open Africa to launch in September - Creative Commons | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

After months of discussions, deliberations, and planning between CC staff, African Regional Coordinators, African Affiliate teams, and others in the open space, Creative Commons Africa is set to storm Africa by having a continent-wide launch for School of Open in September.

School of Open is a global community of volunteers providing free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and innovative training programs on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age. Through School of Open, you can learn how to add a Creative Commons license to your work, find free resources for classroom use, open up your research, remix a music video, and more!

School of Open programs will be launched in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and South Africa in September on a series of topics ranging from Creative Commons licensing, intellectual property protection, open society concepts, and the Linux operating system .

Strategic collaborations are underway with the Mozilla Foundation, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, WikiAfrica, University of Lagos, University of Tanzania, and the Institute of Educational Management Technology of the Open University of Tanzania to make the launch a success.

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We already have Ubuntu from Africa - maybe it will soon be the leader in open educational resources as well?

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Introduction to mathematical modelling for the environmental and biological sciences

Introduction to mathematical modelling for the environmental and biological sciences | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A 5-day course at the University of Stirling, School of Natural Sciences
Monday 16th to Friday 20th February 2015


Designed for PhD students and early-stage researchers with a biological background who wish to develop interdisciplinary skills in mathematical modelling for the life sciences.

The course aims to meet the needs of students in the biological sciences who are increasingly turning to mathematical modelling in the era of big data, the three Rs of animal testing, and remote sensing, but who may lack the background necessary to create their own mathematical or statistical models.


This course, run by mathematicians, physicists and ecologists with experience in epidemiology and terrestrial and marine ecology, will provide an introduction to basic modelling concepts and a guide to using common skills. You will be guided through the key steps of researching the question, formulating the model framework, parameterising the model, and model criticism.

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This is particularly aimed at NERC funded students, but others may be eligible to participate.

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Fish Farming Investment Opportunity in Nigeria for Serious Investors - YouTube

A fish farm located on a 12 hectare piece of land with the capacity to accommodate 80,000 fish per time is open for serious investors to catch in on. We are ...
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This could be the start of a good aquaculture classroom discussion or case study exercise..... Would you invest in this farm?? 

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Remember the young ones: Improving career opportunities for Britain’s young people | IPPR

Remember the young ones: Improving career opportunities for Britain’s young people | IPPR | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
This report looks at five critical elements of the school-to-work transition for young people – the role of employers, vocational education, apprenticeships, careers guidance, and the benefits system – and at lessons the UK can learn from European economies with better youth employment records.

A long period without work at a young age can have a long-lasting effect on a person’s life chances, leading to a higher future likelihood of unemployment and lower future earnings. For this reason, UK policymakers should be particularly worried about the present level of youth unemployment. There are currently 868,000 young people aged 16–24 unemployed in the UK, and 247,000 of them have been looking for work for over a year.

This is not simply due to the financial crash and recession. While the last six or seven years have been particularly tough for the latest generation of young people, even before the financial crisis many of those entering the labour market for the first time were struggling to compete with older workers for jobs. This suggests that even a full-blown economic recovery is unlikely to solve the problem of youth unemployment in the UK.

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Another report from the UK Institute for Policy Research on vocational education and the need for strong engagement between employers and the education system. The UK needs to learn lessons from elsewhere in Europe!

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Technology for Novel Fish Feeds - Short Course

Technology for Novel Fish Feeds - Short Course | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Are you ready for an update on the theoretical and practical aspects of fish feed manufacturing process? Then the Technology for novel fish feeds course might be something for you. In this course you will take advantage of the wide knowledge basis gathered in the ARRAINA consortium, and using SPAROS pilot-scale feed technology platform.
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This should be an excellent course in the beautiful town of Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

 

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?
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Nice article reflecting on the decreasing cost and increasing accessibility of learning materials in comparison with the rising cost of formal tertiary education - where will it lead us?

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing...

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Thoughtful and informative blog article from Saga Briggs - get your phone out and see what you can do with it!

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