(2013). Technology-Mediated Collaborative Learning Environments for Young Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children: Vygotsky Revisited. British Journal of Educational Studies: Vol. 61, No. 2, pp.
Based on extensive research with schools worldwide, and experienced technology partners, UppCast has been developed to help education institutions move towards collaborative e-learning by providing a flexible platform that addresses today’s...
A discussion of Maryland's experience with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) including the decision to sign on with Coursera, perspectives from a Coursera instructor and MOOC students, where MOOCs are going and how they will impact higher education.
Robert B. Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator, and has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration.
Reich will address three key drivers of change in the economy that make higher education more important than ever—not just for individuals who will need a degree to an adequate income—but for our economy and society. Those drivers are (1) globalization, (2) technology, and (3) demographics.
What I'm becoming more and more aware of is that there are two ways organizations are considering implementing social and collaborative approaches: (A top-down approach to social and collaborative learning isn't going to work!
In my last posting, I imagined what it might look like to fork the academy, that is, to create a space within the world of academic writing and publishing where we could directly reuse, adapt, and expand each other’s work. I also discussed some of the most significant obstacles that stand in the way, both at the disciplinary level and the kinds of personal concerns I have seen raised from friends and colleagues I have discussed the idea with.
In an earlier posting I looked at some of the reasons why GitHub.com, which has led the way in making the practice of "forking" repositories of code and text possible, is not really an ideal environment for scholars to use for writing and collaboration. It works, but it has been developed more for building software, than for writing books, academic papers, syllabi, and other the genres of writing we engage in.
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