In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it social learning. So what is...
As a result of the Jisc TechDis service closing the TechDis Sandpit will no longer exist.
The TechDis sandpit has played an important role in providing practitioners with the power to demonstrate potential and persuade IT teams to install toolkits on local servers.
TechDis are keen that organisations or individuals new to Xerte Toolkits know how they can now get started with Xerte and grow into fully fledged installations. The main options available are listed below:
"Since so much knowledge is now digital, there is no shortage of material from which I can learn. On the contrary, I’m usually drowning in too much information. But that’s a discussion for another day. For me, right now, the major problem is that I lack an easy and effective system for capturing and recording my learning. My memory alone will not suffice. What I need is a personal knowledgebase, which I define as an external, integrated digital repository for the things I learn and the resources from which they come.
Many have tried to solve the problem I’m encountering now, and numerous digital solutions exist. Some of the most popular options include Evernote, Devonthink, and Voodoo Pad. Over the course of my graduate studies, I’ve tried many of these programs, but all have fallen short of what I really need, given my own workflow."
There are a lot of reasons to have many browser tabs open, but this take a toll on your computer’s performance. What you real need is the ability to get all of these tabs summarized into one handy place. A way to keep them as a list without having to copy and paste URLs, so you can get back to what you want to read when you have the time. What you need, it turns out, is OneTab
We've got a lot of information about the features of specific eBook readers and apps to help you decide which one - or ones - to get. Here is an overview of the factors you may find worth bearing in mind, but make sure you also read our eBook app and eBook reader reviews to get more detailed information.
An overview from the RNIB - with links to their eBook app andeBook reader reviews, which provide more detailed information.
The “digital absurdities” involved with lending digital articles through ILL don't point to much promise with ebooks, but unlike electronic journals, ebooks aren't yet the only book format in academic libraries.
March 17, 2015 Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...
Many teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most powerful thinking tools: metacognition, or the ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. A metaphor that resonates with many students is that learning cognitive and metacognitive strategies offers them tools to "drive their brains." The good news for teachers and their students is that metacognition can be learned when it is explicitly taught and practiced across content and social contexts.
A student who is excited about being in the driver's seat and steering toward learning success may well be destined to become an independent thinker on the way to charting a responsible course for school, career, and life. Being metacognitive can be likened to being more conscious, reflective, and aware of one's progress along the learning path. Teachers have told us how they feel an extraordinary sense of pleasure teaching their students useful strategies that can be applied to all aspects of their lives in and outside of school.
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Publisher trade groups call for the European Union to clarify the mandate of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights before it commits to further work on copyright limitations and exceptions.
The NPO's 2012 Faculty Survey found that more than half of faculty members reported that ebooks played an important role in research and teaching while just over twenty percent of librarians at undergrad institutions said the same.
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