In this article we emphasize the importance of sharing resources in open educationalcommunities (OEC), analysing the role of OERs and OEC in teachers' lifelonglearning. Investigating their current usage, we aim to discover whether their interweavings could be an effective approach to support sharing of resources among teachers and to promote new educational practices.
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has announced that they will co-host a massive open online course (MOOC) to examine the growing interest in using badges to document knowledge, skills and...
Thomas Salmon's insight:
This new MOOC will cover the brave new world of badges for assessment with Mozilla and WCET
"Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom. There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards."
Via Beth Dichter, Ruby Day, Lynnette Van Dyke
""Recently, #cohort21 hosted a twitter chat on a topic near and dear to our hearts: learning models and frameworks.We have our own ideas about what they’re so important, but this isn’t about us, is it?This being 2014, the #twitterchat conversation, of course, quickly turned to SAMR and TPACK, and educators shared their favorite versions, how they used them, and what future needs in the space might be. Archived twitter chats make for wonderful quick reads, and can include some gems (the Starbucks analogy, for example), so, here you go. #twitterchat: Why Teachers Like Learning Models, all in one place."
Via Beth Dichter
Meg Tufano is co-Founder of SynaptIQ+ (think tank for social era knowledge) and leader of McDermott MultiMedia Group (an education consulting group focused on Google Apps EDU). We have been checking out Google Classroom – with her as the teacher and me … Continue reading →
I still don't quite understand where this one is going..Google tries to create an LMS platfrom. But it is not likely that institutions will choose to use it, seeing as they can use all the other Google products and their own LMS instead quite easily..
“ Infographics, when used correctly, appropriately, are powerful tools for conveying a lot of pertinent information plus they support visual learning and thinking. I curate a Scoopit on Infographics...”
Via Beth Dichter
What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over New York Times (blog) In fact, a number of people have already remixed Chad's project to create their own learning pathway London Tube maps.
How can teachers use digital and media to support academic achievement in all subjects and content areas? The answer to that question is essentially what Renee Hobbs tackles in her book Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom.
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