Preliminary results about video usage, obtained from initial analyses of a few edX math and science courses. Unsurprisingly, students engaged more with shorter videos.
The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter - students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length. And engagement times decrease as videos lengthen.
"The British Broadcasting Corporation has announced the launch of an initiative to promote coding and other IT skills for a new generation.
"The program comes after concerns were raised by the government and experts over schools’ ability to offer critical computing skills. Many companies and experts have come out to support the initiative, as there are fewer people working in the technology sector in an economy that is increasingly becoming digital.
"This initiative to promote computing skills comes 30 years after a BBC push to make computing mainstream by putting BBC Micro computers in the majority of schools. Tony Hall, BBC’s general director, in a speech to his staff, said that the initiative would be launched in 2015."
Mahara – is an ePortfolio (and social networking and group collaboration and blogging) tool that allows learners to keep almost any kind of artefact, and re-use it in Pages that can be shared with the world (or a subset thereof), ...
60 early childhood, primary and secondary teachers have been announced WA finalists in the National Excellence in Teaching Awards for Inspirational Educators.
Special mention of Wayne Bull, Principal La Salle College and the Balgo Link Boarding Program, which caters for the educational and pastoral needs of Aboriginal children from remote communities. This program has been directly responsible for producing the first secondary school graduate from the Balgo community (Clifford Sunfly).
Teachers provisionally and conditionally accredited in NSW after 1 October 2012 will be required to meet the National Standards in their work. Useful resources include: * Template for the Accreditation at Proficient Teacher Report * Template for the Maintenance of Accreditation at Proficient Teacher Report * Information for Teachers Progressing to Proficient Teacher * Summary How do I become Accredited at Proficient Teacher * Summary How do I support a teacher to become accredited at Proficient Teacher * Draft Evidence Guide for Proficient Teacher
The Learning and Technology Policy Framework (2013) describes Alberta Education's vision for the role of technology in education and establishes a set of values to guide decision-makers at all levels, from government to school boards to classrooms.
The Australian Children's Literature Alliance (ACLA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008 to champion and promote the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians.
ACER invites you to present at the Excellence in Professional Practice Conference, to be held 16 to 17 May 2014 at the Rydges Melbourne Hotel. This year’s conference theme is Teachers driving school improvement. Topics: assessment practices improving reading and writing improving mathematics using technology to improve learning outcomes Australian curriculum implementation We will use the domains of the National School Improvement Tool as an organising framework for the conference.
"The ConnectEd online learning program supports public libraries in their important work. ConnectEd contains a number of online modules which can all be completed or paused at any time; and includes access to live webinars, forums, and quizzes at the end of each module.
The program is centered on the four aspects the State Library believes are key for the innovative modern library; the ability to be ‘Creative community spaces, Connectors – physical and virtual, Technology trendsetters, and Incubators of ideas, learning and innovation."
WikiLeaks, Snowden and the fight to get the balance right: Information AsymmetryDate:Tuesday 12 November, 2013Time:6:00pm arrival 6:30 to 7.30pm lectureVenue:Room 1.16, Building H Caulfield Campus Monash University Caulfield VIC 3145Cost:This is a free event, however registrations are essential.
The Guardian Five questions to Peter Buckskin: on the importance of Indigenous teachers The Guardian I want to talk up the importance of partnerships between teachers and parents, where shared responsibility is integral to the achievement of...
CSU’s Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) develops agile leaders in new cultures of digital formal and informal learning, with expertise in navigating diverse information pathways, creative learning environments, and socially connected global networks.
INF530 Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age INF537 Digital Futures Colloquium
Restricted Elective Subjects
Students are required to successfully complete six (6) of the following elective subjects:
INF532 Knowledge Networking for Educators INF533 Literature in Digital Environments INF535 Information Flow and Advanced Search INF536 Designing Spaces for Learning INF541 Game Based Learning ETL411 ICT for Innovative Practice ETL402 Literature in Education ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals INF443 Digital Preservation EER500 Introduction to Educational Research ESC515 Classroom Technologies