"Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."
If you want to become an expert at online searching, it’s time to understand how to ‘Google like a boss’ as the kids are saying these days. Google is a tough nut to crack if you’re trying to do some proper academic research. That’s why there are other Google tools like Scholar and Books. But …
Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics. Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.
Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. These questions are usually open in nature and tend to foster divergent thinking. Prince George’s County provides a very good explanation of each of these kinds of questions with examples of each category.
EU:s statistikkontor Eurostat har släppt resultatet av en nyligen genomförd studie kring internetvanor i Europa. Många av resultaten är förvånande, inte minst att en av fem européer mellan 16 och 74 års ålder uppger att de aldrig använt internet. Senast frågan ställdes var 2006 och då var det förvisso ännu sämre ställt, då 43 procent uppgav att de aldrig använt internet. Mest människor offline har Rumänien där 39 procent påstår att de aldrig använt internet. På Island råder motsatt förhållande. Där uppgav bara 1 procent att man aldrig använt internet.
"I went home last week and did everything one normally does over the holidays: I got together with my family and, in the spirit of Christmas, grilled my teenage cousins about what apps they're using on their iPhones.
They named two of the usual suspects, Snapchat and Instagram. They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook. "It's for moms," one explained to me.
Insightful, but not out of the ordinary. Then my 13-year-old cousin asked me if I knew what AirDrop was."
"In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like edutopia, The Tempered Radical, Langwitches, Justin Tarte, Cool Cat Teacher, Grant Wiggins’ blog, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. (And this list is frustratingly incomplete–they’re just the sites on my radar that I’ve been reading since I entered education.)"
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