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Curator: Someone who plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing, and exhibition of collections. S/he describes and analyzes valuable objects for the benefit of researchers and the public.
Great infographic from the Guardian - The challenges facing Higher Education: http://t.co/1hHQGDZM - Do you agree with the results?
Students studying Marketing, Fashion, Public Relations, Advertising and similar subjects need to develop a ‘critical eye’ in relation to images, media and digital technologies. This project aims to empower teachers to develop multimedia learning resources that would support students engaging in this essential activity. Developing such resources is usually demanding in terms of time and effort, and staff can be reluctant to take part due to their (perceived) lack of skills in using unfamiliar software. A key aspect is that the resources developed should act as ‘open educational resources’ (OERs) that could be reused and re-purposed easily by other teachers.
Established by the European Commission, the e-Inclusion Awards is on a mission to discover and celebrate the most innovative ways of plugging the digital gap and helping people to enjoy the benefits of the internet.
Commission and OECD boost co-operation on improving education and care for Europe's youngest...
The TALL group is part of the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford. TALL's Marion Manton visited the OU to present on the OER Impact project for the SCORE‘s session on learning from OER research projects.
Many educators get frustrated when they first experiment with these tools, but building a personal learning network doesn’t happen quickly, and it isn’t a trivial commitment. It takes time to make connections and build relationships. It’s takes perseverance to continue when you receive no replies to your requests, and it requires patience to build up social capitol over the months that may be necessary before you begin to feel part of a community.
There’s more to social networking than Facebook and LinkedIn. These 20 social sites are geared for education and lifelong learning.
Read the full list and short bio of all keynotes speakers of this years's EDEN conference
The enabling power of technology, especially information technology and social software, prompts a radical shift in economic and social interactions in societies around the globe. Existing traditional school based, formalized learning formats are unable to accommodate specific new learning needs. Hence, customized to the respective purposes of personal wellbeing, inclusion or requirements for professional performance, lifelong continuous learning is no longer a choice but a necessity. Read more: http://www.eurodl.org/?article=483
Details of a range of UKOER launches and activity for OpenEducationWk.
Designing for learning in an open world: e-Pedagogies and transformation Gráinne Conole, University of Leicester Southern Cross University...
The increasing availability of high-quality free content on the internet should be encouraged.
An International Advisory and Liaison Group, which is composed of government representatives from each of UNESCO’s regions identified by its electoral group and selected representatives of IGOs...
Film competition for citizens of EU member-states and Croatia under the age of 30.
Use these tips to bring student devices into the secure IT fold.
Active ageing is about getting more out of life as you grow older - at work, private life or in the community. Cedefop studies how guidance and training can encourage older people to stay on at work - and how the workplace can make the best use of their skills and experience.
While hand-held mobile learning is viewed in the United States as a recent trend, its roots go further back in the United Kingdom and Western Europe, revealing different approaches.
Are you thinking about writing an ebook? Join the February 7th web conference on authoring strategies and platforms with Scott Leslie.
This one-hour presentation and discussion is part of a 2-week seminar at SCoPE. Seminars are free, open, and newcomers and latecomers are always welcome!
Developing materials and practices for the digital generation Link to recording of presentationNik Peachey is a freelance teacher trainer and consultant doing a wide r...