"Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in March 2014. Applications for the next round of partnerships are now open and close at midnight on Thursday 20thof February 2014."
Via Karen du Toit
"There is so much talk recently about online video replacing live PD that one might think video libraries were the key to teacher effectiveness. This begs the question: what makes online video so special."
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."
American Libraries Live will be hosting a panel discussion on the challenges and changes within the libraries for the near and distant future. It is Thursday January 9, 2014 at 2:00-3:00 Eastern. It is FREE to register and “attend” the discussion.
David Lee King, digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will lead the panel which also includes:
Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Consultant, Speaker and AuthorBuffy Hamilton, Librarian at Norcross High School in metropolitan Atlanta, Library Technology Writer and SpeakerBohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical LibraryJoseph Murphy, Director of Library Futures, Innovative Interfaces
Register for this episode so you get email reminders at http://goo.gl/1p5dpV .
Preregistration is not required to attend. You can also attend by simply going to the site at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, it will be recorded and available at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly afterwards.
Cochrane in Research in Learning Technology. Within the background where education is increasingly driven by the economies of scale and research funding, we propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media. We critique a three year action research case study involving building collaborative global learning communities around a community of practice of learning researchers and practitioners. The results include the development of a framework for utilising mobile social media to support collaborative curriculum development across international boundaries. We conclude that this framework is potentially transferrable to a range of educational contexts where the focus is upon student-generated mobile social media projects.
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), ...