GigaOM5 ways online education can keep its students honestGigaOMThe rise of online education may be creating new opportunities for students to learn, but it's also opening up new opportunities for them to cheat.
Pearson's Open BookInside Higher EdThat is Pearson's latest approach to open educational resources (OER) — the free online learning materials that have proliferated over the last decade and a half, posing a threat to traditional publishers.
Internal clients often ask me to include a table of contents (TOC) in Lectora-based learning. Usually this involves identifying, on the TOC display itself, whether or not the learner has visited a page. The clients also almost always want other features, such as the company logo.
Ayesha Habeeb Omer, chief operating officer at CommLab India, wrote a wonderful blog entry on the Lectora site, showing how to customize the Lectora TOC. This is well worth reading—I certainly gained a lot from it.
The basic steps to customize the table of contents are as follows (In the next subsection, I will walk you through each one, with screenshots):
Add TOC in Lectora Identify the HTML name of the TOC object Add button to toggle visibility of the TOC Publish your lesson to HTML Find the following files in the root folder of your published lesson: trivantis-toc.js tocXXX.htm, where XXX is the HTML name of your TOC object Make changes to trivantis-toc.js, tocXXX.html, and page-visited actions in Lectora Publish to HTML again Replace published trivantis-toc.js and tocXXX.html files with modified files Add appropriate image/icon/graphic files to the images folder View results
"What I want to do in this post is to introduce you to some successful educational wikis created and run by educators like you and me . This list of wiki is a must see by every teacher and it would be better if you bookmark it for later reference."
From time to time, we like to showcase how designers and studios are presenting their work.
Marty Note When I need inspiration I look at design, just pure design. Design is a palette cleanser. It shakes the assumptions out, when it is good, or moves you to change ever so slightly. These designs are great cleansers since they strive for design's most pure source - impact, statement and connection.
c Students introduce themselves online and are encouraged to respond to classmate introductions to establish online learning community parallel to face-to-face class c Instructor introduces himself/herself online to model ...
Finding ways to measure curation that is fair across multiple dimensions of value is a bear. I wrote this piece to share one way to create analytics to normalize out time and other impacts and effects. The idea is both simple and complex (like most things Internet marketing). The simple part is creating an apples to apples compairsion. The hard part is actually doing it (lol).
Boston GlobeA shakeup of higher educationBoston GlobeThis transformation is being brought on by “MOOCs” — massive open online courses being offered for little or no cost through entities like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, which aggregate classes from...
Izzui is a social media app uniquely focused on E-Learning in Facebook. Izzui made its debut to the technology start-up community at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, September 10th, in San Francisco. TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year.
As a Facebook app for end-to-end online learning collaboration, Izzui permits anyone with a Facebook account to teach, learn and share. Izzui allows users to create and post online content and presentations, invite friends to check them out and also subscribe to other people’s Izzui posts. Users can also rate, evaluate and comment on their Izzui subscriptions, as well as share their course activities on their Facebook profile. Izzui brings social learning and E-learning to the wider public. The website www.izzui.com/ provides additional information and a link that will take visitors to the actual Facebook app.
Previously garnering attention on Facebook in its beta phase, Izzui is structured so that users can quickly go to either the Learn or Teach option. Under Learn, Facebook users can browse through courses by topic. Recently added topics include Daily tips; Education; Fashion; Food and Drinks; Games; Health; Languages; Lifestyle; Management and Business; Music; Sports; and Technology. Users can also find courses by searching “All” courses or by Author.
What further differentiates Izzui from other Facebook applications is the option for users to create courses collaboratively. By clicking on the “Teach” tab, users will be walked seamlessly through QuickLessons, a professional authoring tool to create courses, using the platform for free. In Izzui, course authors are able to select whether they want to design their course for Mobile or Desktop publishing.
Intel® Teach helps K–12 teachers of all subjects learn to engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high tech, networked society in which we live.
After six years of study, more than 3,000 student surveys, nearly 40 interviews, close to 700 anonymous written responses, and numerous observations of students in classes across four disciplines, Dr. Angel Hoekstra knows a thing or two about how to use clickers in the classroom.
A. Flexible Learning: Online Certification and learning provides great flexibility of attending online sessions, online classes as per your time and convenience . It provides you great flexibility to continue your classes and ...
Physical record sales are declining. Record stores may soon cease to exist thanks to digital music and unlimited live-streaming services.
Marty Note The Havoc our digital revolution has waged on the music industry is sad but instructive. Bits and bytes are IN and STUFF is OUT. Here are the revolution's next targets NOT coming to a store near you:
* Movies. * Magazines
* Real estate listings
* travel brochures
* College catalogs
* catalogs (wave bye to Victoria's Secret)
* Airline tickets (already half gone)
* Paper money (already half gone)
The litmus test is if it requires a printer wave bye since it will be increasingly cost prohibitive to print anything (eventually).