The extremely rapid expansion of open educational resource (OER) initiatives and the millions of learners they attract can be understood as an indicator of an emerging revolution in education and learning. This article describes recent developments in this area and develops conceptual foundations for studies and policies on OER. We describe four different types of OER, locate these in a field of learning theories, and discuss how the wide adoption of OER may constrain and accelerate the transformation of learning and education in the knowledge society.
Twitter bookmarks way outnumber all the other bookmarks I have in my Chrome browser. Whenever I come across a video, a guide, a tutorial, a graphic, or a well written article on Twitter I automatically add it to this list of bookmarks and from time to time I refer to these bookmarks to select for the content I want to share with you here as is the case with the awesome graphic below. I am also working on a term paper for my MA Ed here in the Mount University. This paper is about the use of twitter as a professional development tool for teachers and which I will share with you in PDF format once it is submitted .
Un QR-Code es un código de puntos en dos dimensiones, parecido a los tradicionales códigos de barras, capaz de almacenar mucha más información ya que los códigos QR contienen información tanto en sentido horizontal como vertical.
Para poder acceder a los contenidos de un QR debes disponer de un teléfono móvil con cámara y de un programa que sea capaz de descodificarlo.
The European Union (EU) appears ready in principle to endorse the European Commission’s proposals for developing open access to scientific information arising from publicly funded research. But officials say there is some way to go before a detailed system can be agreed.
Ministers from the 27 member countries, meeting as the EU’s competitiveness council, last week took a first look at the Brussels text and “supported the idea of developing broader and more rapid access to scientific publications in order to help researchers and businesses to build on the findings of publicly funded research”, said the council.
Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.
In one of my earlier posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning published in the first week of this year, I talked about the importance of setting goals and resolutions to achieve during this year. One of these resolutions I mentioned is setting up a blog either personal or for your classroom or for both. If you haven't yet done, read this blogging guide to get you started . If you are thinking about creating a blog for your students , here are some safe and student friendly blogging platforms to start with.
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