As is the case in every last two weeks of December, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posts a series of articles featuring the best articles and apps that have been reviewed and shared in this year. The selections are based on the popularity of these tools among teachers and educators, and the amount of interaction they generated at the time of their release.
As teachers and students browse the Internet, they often find websites, articles and videos they want to share. However, finding those resources again is often a challenge, as it is nearly impossible to keep all of those links organized. Social bookmarking tools make the process of finding, organizing and sharing online resources much easier, and can also be put to use in a variety of ways within the classroom. We have handpicked some of the best social bookmarking tools for educators to organize their online resources.
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
En esta nueva edición la revista Innovaciones educativas presenta trabajos que relacionan dos conceptos claves en el contexto de la docencia: la educación a distancia y la calidad.
Via Cátedra UNESCO EaD
Explore how faculty, instructional designers, and learners are finding LiveBinders an indispensable tool for designing electronic portfolios, organizing course materials, and electronically sharing resources to support and demonstrate learning.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
“ Old-school educators may feel intimidated by the new trends involved in the classroom, but that should only challenge them to make their classes more interesting for the students.”
Via Alfredo Calderon
Before the internet existed, humans had a very different concept of what “knowledge” was, says researcher David Weinberger. This concept was defined by the physical properties of the dominant medium for sharing information back then—paper—and the limitations it placed on this process. For instance, we’ve tended to think of knowledge as something that was orderly: organized neatly into chapters and books, and sorted on shelves in the library according to a rigorous classification system. We understood it as something that was filtered, with writers, editors, publishers, and curators making conscious decisions about what to include and what to leave out.
Esta sí que es una predicción realizada por Bill Gates, que recoge Chronicle of higher education: “Las universidades presenciales son mejores para las fiestas, pero cada vez van a ser menos importantes para el aprendizaje.