We’re happy to announce that a new EPUB export feature has been enabled on English Wikipedia. You can use it to collate your personal collection of Wikipedia articles and generate free ebooks. These can be read on a broad range of devices, like mobile phones, tablets and e-ink based e-book readers.
This is the first UK gathering dedicated to the exploding field of Learning Analytics. Under the auspices of Society for Learning Analytics Research and sponsored by The Open University & JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, this inaugural UK Flare invites you to learn what’s going in the country, and forge valuable new connections.
In developing countries, where smartphones and dependable cellular networks are still scarce, it’s been difficult to gauge the real impact of the mobile education movement. But with the combination of different factors — the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens and lower connection speeds in nations where there is little alternative — the landscape in developing countries may be at a tipping point.
DIAL, Learn-IT, CLTAD and SEE are developing a joint pilot project addressing Professional Online Identities aimed at UAL students and staff. The project will identify and develop specific digital literacy skills for developing and maintaining professional online identities with the aim of enhancing student/graduate employability and industry readiness. The project will focus on ‘hard and soft skills’ include webmaking, new media literacies, social skills/skills of groups to connect and share with each other in a participatory culture, citizenship and employability skills.
More than 600 school districts in America have brought iPads into the classroom. Had they waited a bit longer, they could have taken advantage of studies like these to know whether the iPad movement is the wave of the future of education, or a waste of valuable resources.