Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Open Education #FOS4L

So, I popped into the 'Big Meet' on Adobe Connect, but my internet connection not great (plus Friday evening after a long week wasn't quite in the right 'zone'!) Meantime, today's material looks at openess in education - including the OER movement, MOOCs, etc. especially as it affects informal learning, but also how such material can be repurposed for specific contexts. Looking at the scenario today, concern is expressed by the tutor that they were…

Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Supporting Learning #FOS4L

Today we're looking at 'Curating' - how do we ensure that we don't just collect content for ourselves, but share it (combining with advice as to what is useful). "Students expect academic, technical, administrative  and pastoral support as part of their educational provision." - especially distance learning students, and this makes a difference to success and retention. Undertake one of the following activities: Responding: Create a response to the scenario on your own or with…

Virtually It's Our Best Shot @timeshighered

Interesting story. E-learning allows universities to reach more people, to improve their teaching and, potentially, to keep costs down. It also offers a way forward for the Western academy, argues John Hennessy No topic in higher education is more hotly debated today than online education. Much of the conversation and speculation revolves around "massive open online courses" (MOOCs), on which hundreds of thousands of students have enrolled. But MOOCs are just one part of a…

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE: TEACHING DIGITAL MEDIA

Here's a journal I wish that I'd been in a position to submit an article to, but my diary is rather stuffed (at least til the end of June!), but I look forward to seeing what is produced... Deadline: November 30, 2010 Guest Editor: Mary McAleer Balkun The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional…

The iPad – A Game Changer for E-Learning? // Graham Brown-Martin // #jiscel10

The article by Graham Brown Martin prepared for the #jiscel10 conference is fascinating, particularly having reviewed one recently, and finding that others want to use it, but because of the way iTunes works, it has been personalised to me, and I don't particularly want people being able to use my email, etc. I have picked out some of the sections that particularly stood out for me: The fact is that the office metaphor doesn’t work…
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