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'Education dept won't pay teacher's salaries'

'Education dept won't pay teacher's salaries' | Milton Ramirez on Information Technology | Scoop.it
Almost 100 schools in the Eastern Cape accused the department of failing to employ teachers.
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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Milton Ramirez on Information Technology | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

Via Gordon Dahlby, Julie Lindsay, João Greno Brogueira, Sakis Koukouvis
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EMOOCs 2014 Conference | February 10-12, 2014 in Lausanne (Switzerland)

EMOOCs 2014 Conference | February 10-12, 2014 in Lausanne (Switzerland) | Milton Ramirez on Information Technology | Scoop.it

At the moment of writing this European conference on MOOCs is still running. It has an interesting format, featuring four different tracks: policy, business, research and experience. If you want to hear about the first two, you need to come to the conference in rainy Lausanne, Switserland; or perhaps follow it remotely through its hashtag #emoocs2014. No such drastic measures, however, are needed to learn more about the research and experience tracks. The papers have all been published in the conference proceedings, edited by Ulrike Cress and Carlos Kloos Delagado. They may be downloaded from the conference homepage. A direct link to them is http://www.emoocs2014.eu/sites/default/files/Proceedings-Moocs-Summit-2014.pdf


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:41 PM

Since MOOCs still are a new kid on the block, as these pages testify, you cannot expect realistically to find thorough, well-elaborated papers with deep theoretical underpinnings and balanced discussions of the empirical findings. Still, for anyone with an interest in MOOCs there is a lot of interesting stuff, about completion rates, about self-guidance and its cognates, about MOOCs for such contexts as language learning, and much more. Quite a bit of the work flagged as MOOC related would not have been unfitting for a general conference on elearning or technology-enhanced learning, and I suspect that, had we not had MOOCs, many papers would have ended up there. But that is not criticism, rather an acknowledgement of the fact that MOOCs have given the old topic of online learning a new lease of life, be it in disguise. Who can be opposed to that?

 

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18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets | Milton Ramirez on Information Technology | Scoop.it

 iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success. Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad.

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