All too often, training programs are developed just for training’s sake, just to check the training box. There must be a clear business objective that a training program is attempting to solve. If the business need isn’t there, the program shouldn’t be either.
This is it: the culmination of weeks of planning, development and design. You’re about to publish your e-Learning. All you need to do is click that button, and you’re done. But wait! It can be so easy at the end of a project to skip important last-minute checks.
"A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We've created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. We look here at tools that support how teachers engage with colleagues; that help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and that measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom."
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) replaces ICT in Education Victoria and the Victorian IT Teachers’ Association. This new association will deliver professional support and networking opportunities to all educators from pre-service teachers to principals, from the early years to careers. DLTV's vision statement is: Leadership, empowerment and excellence in digital learning and teaching
Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, Head of School in the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, will be a Keynote Speaker at the ECAWA 2014 State Conference.
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.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
"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."