The paper describes an approach to the sustainable introduction of IT in developing countries based on international collaboration between students taking the form of a knowledge bridge. The authors consider the challenges for introducing information technologies in developing countries; one of these is lack of reading materials ultimately leading to lack of reading skills in pupils and poor overall performance.
A theoretical framework for the sustainable introduction of IT is proposed. It comprises the following components:
The model of a knowledge bridge;The managerial model of the interactions between key stakeholders; andThe model of impact of a Community Outreach Project (COP) on target schools.
Interested in knowing how interactivity affects eLearning? Check the eLearning Interactivity: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals
eLearning interactivity is defined as the “dialogue” between learners and eLearning tools through which learners become engaged and involved in the eLearning process. It is a key element of the actual eLearning course design process, and it has proven to be a practice that adds outstanding value to your eLearning course. It involves forms of action or reaction on learners’ behalf, in order for them to achieve results or reach a conclusion. eLearning interactions may include multiple choice quizzes, tests, eLearning scenarios, simulations, animation videos etc, that help learners to deepen their understanding of the subject matter through experimentation, dealing with unpredicted circumstances, or even learning from their mistakes.
nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Aesop’s Fables! In this free online course from ALISON you will find a selection of 60 fables that you can read, share and retell with your friends and family. Alongside the popular tales that you may already know, we have chosen some of the less well-known stories that may be new to you.
"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."
Elon Musk gave an excellent keynote presentation in California last week as he introduced Tesla’s new battery system Powerwall. His talk was refreshingly humble, honest and human. I really admire his world view, aspirations and openness.
“Schools as we know them now are obsolete”. So says Sugata Mitra who believes the only thing children need in order to learn is a computer connected to the internet. He maintains that self-organised learning environments - or SOLEs, where children teach themselves and each other, are what's next for our classrooms. What do you think of this innovative, yet controversial, glimpse at the future of education?
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.
Creativity is about fresh thinking. It doesn’t have to be new to the whole of humanity— though that’s always a bonus— but certainly to the person whose work it is. Creativity also involves making critical judgments about whether what you’re working on is any good, be it a theorem, a design, or a poem. Creative work often passes through typical phases. Sometimes what you end up with is not what you had in mind when you started. It’s a dynamic process that often involves making new connections, crossing disciplines, and using metaphors and analogies.
Being creative is not just about having off-the-wall ideas and letting your imagination run free. It may involve all of that, but it also involves refining, testing, and focusing what you’re doing. It’s about original thinking on the part of the individual, and it’s also about judging critically whether the work in process is taking the right shape and is worthwhile, at least for the person producing it.
March sea-surface temperatures in the Coral Sea region off Queensland broke the previous high by 0.12 degrees – a big jump for oceans that are typically more thermally stable than land. Temperatures for the entire Australian ocean region also set new highs for the month, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
The climate is on a performance-enhancing drug and that drug is carbon dioxide
The annual eLearning Africa conference will return to Ethiopia, the country of its inauguration, for its tenth anniversary edition. The conference, which focuses on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20 - 22, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a program in education, and as the name suggests, it is a specialization in the teaching of non-English speakers. It’s also a really well-liked choice students, because an MSC, MA or MEd in this area can actually be a passport to an enjoyable and rewarding career. TESOL masters programs can help graduates to have careers in exciting places. They are designed to prepare students to teach english abroad and to become leaders in the ESL/TESOL field, either in teaching or in management / administration.
Find out more about these programs and where they can be taken …
A new microneedle patch, being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Compared to conventional vaccines, the patch is designed to be administered by minimally-trained workers and to simplify storage, distribution and disposal.
It seems to be generally agreed that young people have shorter attention spans now than those a generation ago, but learning is still typically delivered in the same sized chunks. Some educationalists suggest that we need to address this disparity by reducing the size of the learning chunks, others by increasing the attention span.
Graduating from college in a few weeks, and looking to start a career where the most growth is? Research firm IbisWorld recently delved into its database of more than 700 industries and came up with a list of the fields most likely to show strong revenue and employment growth, along with above-average salaries, for at least the next five years.
According to the report, the top six businesses for new graduates are ...
There are a pantload of new education products that hit the market just about every day. It’s hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, the increasingly popular site Product Hunt has endeavored to create a community of members that keeps track of new products, how you can use them, and more. There is a […]
In his MindShift article, David Price (author of OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future) considers what open learning systems – as productivity and innovation drivers – would look like for educators:
Open learning systems apply the same learning principles to their professionals as they do to their students. They understand that the only sustainable transformation in education has to be owned by the people who have to implement it: teachers. They have high expectations of the profession’s capacity to learn through transparent, shared practice, and of their ability to rise to additional responsibilities. They have the humility to accept that learning now happens everywhere, anytime, and they work hard to integrate informal learning into the formal environment.
In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and enhance their cognitive abilities. Playing these games, students will be able to engage with a variety of mental and abstract forms of reasoning where they will need to use their strategic and problem solving skills to find answers. While they are so much fun to play they are also a great way to help students approach the world from a critical thinking perspective. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
Despite challenging circumstances on the ground in Iraq, Ireland-based ALISON, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Courseware) and a global leader in the provision of free certified online workplace skills training, together with USAID/Foras, Silatech, a regional social initiative promoting employment opportunities for Arab youth, and Cihan University, have collaborated to launch the first ever free online training courses in the Kurdish language. Free online self-paced courses covering food safety, tourism studies, human resource management, and customer service are now accessible in the Kurdish language on ALISON.
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