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E-Portfolios: From Academia To The Workplace -- InformationWeek

E-Portfolios: From Academia To The Workplace -- InformationWeek | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"E-portfolios are becoming an increasingly important way for students to show what they know. But their value doesn't end after graduation.
E-portfolios, which can be created in many different ways -- from simple blogging platforms to specifically designed software and services -- can help transition students from academia to different jobs and roles in the workplace. It's this ability to trace a user's evolution from academic to professional and beyond that led Safiya Noble, a professor at the University of Illinois, to choose Pathbrite as a learning and representation tool for her students"

 

from source: - http://ubm.io/14ISIAT

 

#E-portfolio #Academic #workplace #employee #professional-history #CV #enterprise #student


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This article demonstrates how the use of digital or online learning tools and resources are integrating into the workplace and into the career of the knowledge worker. Social media sites such as Linked In ( http://linkedin.com ) and even Facebook ( http://facebook.com ) are providing resources for members to publish their "profiles" which in effect are E-portfolios.  

 

One word of caution and that is if you begin to use such a site or your own blog as an E-Portfolio remember to keep it current. That way potential employers or contacts will know what you are really doing at the moment.

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Online Learning, Better - Ideas to Improve Course Design

Online Learning, Better - Ideas to Improve Course Design | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Five instructional design principles for a more engaging and productive online experience GUEST COLUMN | by John Boersma To say that online learning has opened up higher education opportunities for...

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The five principles for Effective Multimedia in this post include
-Optimal Challenge
-Student Choice
-Mastery Learning
-Social Learning

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Top Free Classes's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:58 PM

 principles of effective online learning:

-Effective Multimedia

-Optimal Challenge

-Student Choice

-Mastery Learning

-Social Learning

 

Afelio Padilla's comment, June 20, 2013 12:47 PM
Interesting on optimization course's design.
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Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.

 

The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a challenge for Apple." from source: http://www.forbes.com/

 

See followup Article too:
"Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs" http://onforb.es/13A4O1B

 

#chromebooks #ipad #eLearning #education #OLPC #Training #Cloud

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:43 AM

These two articles are interesting arguments for the Chromebook. I think the Chromebook in features resembles a portable dumb terminal (e.g. VT100) with a graphical user interface. The fact that all apps and content are stored remotely in the Cloud or on a Mainframe means that students are loggin on remotely not locally. This permits multiple students to share the same unit without surrendering control of their data / content. Also, the IT manager in cooperation with the curriculum specialist (e.g., Teacher, Trainer, etc..) can arrange a set of apps and storage space online. Another result of this approach is that students should be able to access their classwork and assignments offline from home or other sites such as public library PC's. Although their comment about iPad related to no key board, I wonder how much the inability to run Flash or Java is part of the problem.

 

Although the initial article is brief, it serves as a good starting point which gives six examples why the educators are switching to Chromebooks. It's good food for thought as we continue to move into the Cloud (e.g., Mainframe like enviornments.)

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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Providers of free online courses are officially in the headhunting business, bringing in revenue by selling to employers information about high-performing students who might be a good fit for open jobs.

 

On Tuesday, Coursera, which works with high-profile colleges to provide massive open online courses, or MOOC's, announced its employee-matching service, called Coursera Career Services. Some high-profile tech companies have already signed up—including Facebook and Twitter, according to a post on Coursera's blog, though officials would not disclose how much employers pay for the service. Only students who opt into the service will be included in the system that participating employers see, a detail stressed in an e-mail message that Coursera sent to its nearly two million past or present students on Tuesday." -- from the source http://chronicle.com/

NOTE: People always ask about the "business model" of new internet services and applications. Here's a pretty innovative process. Especially in a time where there seem to be job shortages for college graduates or people separating from the US Military.

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Federica Brambilla's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:58 AM

Coursera Career Service