Schools and districts around the country are using these tools in a variety of ways. If you are interested in learning more about the Education Competency Wheel please consider attending the Microsoft Institute.
The Education Competencies represent many of the attributes, behaviors, areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful job performance. Each Education Competency includes a definition, four levels of proficiency, sample interview questions, activities and resources to develop skills, and examples of overdoing the competency.
The Institute of Technology Sligo (Sligo, Ireland) will now become Ireland’s first public higher education institution to offer a free online course or a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC).
Traditionally, colleges charge fees for online programmes and offer accreditation upon completion. By comparison, under the MOOC model, courses are free, are not accredited and have ‘massive’ enrollments. Ireland’s first MOOC will commence at IT Sligo this September and will take the form of a free, six-week online course in Lean Sigma Quality, the foremost quality process improvement approach for companies in the manufacturing and service industries. The first MOOC will be delivered by Brian Coll and Dr John Donovan, academics from the institute’s School of Engineering & Design who both lecture on the Institute’s online BSc and MSc in Quality.
For more information or to sign up for IT Sligo’s MOOC click here.
Today, like the economy in general, knowledge too is globalised. Universities position their knowledge in a world-wide context. New ways of delivering learning are essential. E-learning and on-line courses open up new possibilities. The location of learning is being displaced. It is migrating from the classroom to an iPhone, an iPad... Internationalisation has become one of the major challenges for universities.
To what end? What strategies do they use? What are the real advantages and the potential risks in such policies?
The Semantic Web has the potential to dramatically change Open and Distance Learning through the use of Linked Data. This report analyses Linked Data, making the case for sharing and interlinking mechanisms to be used in relation to Open and Distance Learning documents and entities.
This study examines how Linked Data is currently being used and ow organizations can adopt it in their quest of using the Web of Linked Data for ODL. It includes how technology can be applied to solve problems and considers a number of case studies that are specific examples of the benefits of using Linked Data in this context.
A selection of widgets that have been developed by the ROLE project are also demonstrated. Readers have an opportunity to try these widgets through a set of interactive learning activities included in the eBook. The content of the eBook has been adapted from the ROLE online courses available in OpenLearn (http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7898 and http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7433).
The eBook is available for iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and can be downloaded from http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/role/ibook/ROLE.ibooks. It will also be available soon on the Apple iBook store, published by the OU.
The Lüdwig Maximilians Üniversitat, in Munich, will offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), available to learners all over the world, starting this summer.
LMU will inaugurate their MOOCs in Summer 2013, with a set of four courses designed by notable professors:
1. Tobias Kretschmer, Professor of Business Studies, will present a course that deals with the fields of Strategy, Technology and Organization...
Registration for these courses is now open. Read on for more details of the new project. Read more...
This paper synthesizes research on the role of standards and assessment in promoting learning, describes the nature of assessment systems that can support changes in practice, Illustrates the use of technology to transform assessment systems and learning, and proposes a model for assessing 21st century skills.
Large-scale assessments should be only part of any system to support student learning, Assessments at each level represent a significant opportunity to signal the important learning goals that are targeted by the broader system as well as to provide valuable, actionable data for policy and practice. Moreover, they can model next generation assessments that can support learning. Read more...
L'agence 2e2f participe cette année encore aux RUE. Elle animera deux ateliers et disposera d'un stand.
Initiées par AEF en juin 2008 sous forme d'un colloque, les RUE se tiennent désormais au Palais des Congrès de Paris, signe des attentes fortes de tous ceux qui sont attachés au développement de la relation entre l'enseignement supérieur, la recherche et les entreprises.
Cette 6ème édition mettra en avant quatre temps forts pour mieux structurer l'animation (Formation/Insertion, R&D Innovation, Communautés pros et International), sept villages pour mieux identifier les publics (Village des PME, Village des Fédérations professionnelles, Village R&D, Village Numérique, Village Attractivité des campus et Village International, Village économie sociale et solidaire), un forum de recrutement masters et doctorants, tels sont les trois axes des RUE 2013 qui jouent un rôle majeur en faveur du rapprochement entre les milieux académiques et les milieux économiques.
Site des RUE 2013.
Glacann an ghníomhaireacht 2E2F mbliana rue. Beidh sé óstáil dhá cheardlann agus beidh mboth a bheith acu. AEF tús i mí an Mheithimh 2008 mar siompóisiam, Rue ar siúl anois ag an des Congrès Palais de Paris, comhartha ionchais arda dóibh siúd go léir atá tiomanta d'fhorbairt ar an ngaol idir airde oideachais, taighde agus cuideachtaí. Níos mó...
The Association is pleased to announce that the WHED 2013 CD-ROM has just been released. With information on over 17,000 university-level institutions as well as information on the education systems of over 180 countries, this most comprehensive information tool on higher education worldwide is now available for purchase from Palgrave Macmillan, UK, publishers of the Association's reference publications.
All IAU Members in good-standing will shortly be receiving their complimentary copy of the CD-ROM, and Members wishing to purchase supplementary copies are entitled to a 50% discount; simply state you are an IAU Member when ordering.
For more information and ordering, please visit Palgrave Macmillan's website, or send an email to Palgrave Macmillan.
If you are reading this article in English, you should bear in mind that it was originally drafted in French. But such is the art of the translator, to do their job in such a masterly yet invisible way, that you would probably never have noticed had I not pointed it out. Yet translation is a highly-skilled and difficult job. Has the work of the translator been improved by innovations in technology in recent years?
When the OECD was established just over 50 years ago, information and communication technologies were in their infancy. The term “computer” had been coined just a few years earlier and neither the Internet nor microprocessors had been invented. And televisions were just beginning to appear in people’s living rooms. Read more...