'Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed."
Via João Greno Brogueira, Paulo Simões
Powernoodle is an online reward based collaboration tool for people to freely give input, methodically choose the best ideas and advance ideas into an Action Plan. Anonymous, with sophisticated filtering, for any group to reach consensus.
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Inspired by the still-in-development Project Glass—Google’s foray into augmented-reality eyewear—British DIYer Will Powell created a pair of specs that can display a rough translation during a conversation.
An excellent analysis of Harvard and MIT's initiative to offer free online versions of their courses to anyone from round the world , but also of the implications for both eLearning and Higher Education in general.
In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. A great example of a Massive open online course - MOOC - (a course where the participants are distributed and course materials also are dispersed across the web as popularised by Stephen Downes and George Siemens).
One of the challenges of 21st century education is determining the appropriate ways to use technology in the classroom. That’s a challenge that each school or district needs to confront in its own way. One thing that is universal, however...
Via Sam Gliksman
I bought this book at the mLearn Conference in San Jose and as the reviewer says it is a great book to dip into. If you're not actually involved in rolling out an mLearning project, some parts may be a bit overly technical and detailed, but I think one of its great strengths is that it gets you thinking about the kinds of questions you should be asking BEFORE you even embark on mLearning.
There are a couple of ways to set up or conduct quizzes that are delivered to mobile phones. There are also a lot of different mobile phones out there, so it is no surprise that you need to get a couple of facts cleared out before you can even start to build your quizzes and share them with learners......
Anderson's paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines the learning experiences encapsulated in the learning design.
Lingle is the latest in a series of language learning services using natural processing (such as Lingua.ly).It says it can analyse any digital text, automatically classifying how difficult an article is by level, it identifies grammar patterns and vocabulary usage. It allows you to dynamically build glossaries, resources and exercises.