3 years ago, MOOCs were an idea. Now 5 million of students have signed on to MOOCs, around the world. Since the first MOOC in 2008, this phenomenon has been spreading amongst very well accredited colleges. The Rising Power of MOOCs Infographic shows the rapid growth of MOOCs which offer free... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-rising-power-of-moocs-infographic/
I am not sure if people are aware of the vision, mission of the first MOOCs, which were totally different from the present MOOCs. The first MOOCs relate to open education, open teaching and learning, and digital scholarship.
D. Hopkins: This post is a slight detour from my usual educational technology based around use and uses in higher education, but this video from Charles Jennings of the Internet Time Alliance does have impact and relevance to those of us working...
Elpidio del Campo Cañizares's insight:
Informal learning inside the university and companies. The model 70:20:10
A continuación damos unas recomendaciones para evaluar la calidad de las fuentes de información y adquirir habilidades críticas para elegir las más relevantes para la investigación.
Via Ramon Aragon, Gumersindo Fernández
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
"So, what are QR Codes, you ask? Well, you know what barcodes are, like when you buy something at the store and the clerk scans a code to enter the item and amount into the till? The QR (Quick Response) Code is kind of like that, except that it offers much more information. Quite often the QR Code will give you a link to a website, or a text message, image, etc. To read the QR Code, you need to install a QR Code Reader onto your device. There are many available for free. I like using i-nigma, seen below. Simply open the app, point it at a QR Code and your device will do the rest. Try it with the code above. It should take you back to this blog."
"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school. So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."