Europe is characterised by diversity and as such MOOC provision should account for diverse languages, cultures, settings, pedagogies and technologies. In this peer reviewed report the 31 papers demonstrate that Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model to allow for a broad spectrum of approaches and contexts...
Open Educational Resources (OERs) have gained increased attention for their potential to provide equitable and accessible educational facilities for people worldwide. Obviating demographic, economic, and geographic educational boundaries can be the OERs slogan. Realization of this promise is an inevitable target of eLearning, thus offering education new challenges. In this observation paper, we express OERs altruistic and idealistic reasons as well as their opportunities and advantages for three groups of eLearning stakeholders, namely learners, teachers, and educational institutions. Also, this paper addresses open questions such as what are the current limitations and challenges of developing and distributing OERs in the fast changing global educational environment.
Puga, Karin, Hehner, Stefanie, and Sandra Götz Project Agreement Number: 2014‐1‐ES01‐KA203-004782 Project funded by the European Union Transforming European Learner Language into Learning Opportunities (TELL-OP) Output 07 Polic
Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn't define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. This post provides an overview of how maker education is being implemented based on the teaching practices…
El proyecto ‘Sonido, espacio, inmersión e interacción’ ha sido desarrollado por el colectivo Arsgames –en residencia en LABoral en 2015- y ha sido financiado por el Grupo de Mecenazgo Expandido. El resultado son herramientas de interacción que se ofrecerán a los colegios de la región y que pueden posicionar Asturias en una referente en el entorno laboral y educativo
I’ve always believed that they could add a really valuable dimension to online learning and help students to overcome the sense of isolation that often leads students to lose motivation and drop out of online courses.
On Friday May 6, 2016, I had the honor of giving the keynote address at University of Edinburgh’s eLearning@Ed: Making Connections. Here is a close transcript (minus a couple of slip ups and ad libs, but including a couple of typos, I'm sure), a link to the slide deck, and some digital artifacts from the event.…
Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open government. Even open food. The word “open” has been applied to a wide variety of words to create new terms, some of which make sense, and some not so much. This essay disambiguates the many meanings of the word “open” as it is used in a wide range of contexts.
One of the challenges in designing any educational program is balancing the need for individual freedom (of pace, space, relationship, technology and other freedoms that Jon Dron and I have described in Teaching Crowds) with the benefits of social learning.
In the old world, the separation between formal and social was clear: in formal spaces, like the office, formal rules applied. In social spaces, like our homes and cafes, social rules ruled. Today, that differentiation is gone: in the Social Age, we see a widespread convergence of formal and social spaces but, more importantly, a…
... Our findings reveal that many participants could relate to and welcomed the anti-authoritarian, anti-hierarchical characteristics of the rhizome, but that knowledge and understanding of Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptual principles of the rhizome was more difficult. Lack of engagement with theory and lack of appreciation of the incompleteness and complexities of the rhizome metaphor can result in negative consequences, such as imbalances in power relations and increased vulnerability for some learners.
With so many new training technologies and trends appearing one after the other, we face a major challenge: ensuring a smooth, simple training environment for all our learners. Here’s a look at how to create a seamless learning environment. Check the parts that your training strategy covers and the parts that you can optimize or add.
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