29 octobre 2013

Open Access Week

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kOpen Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to discuss the potential benefits of Open Access. Participants can share what they’ve learned with colleagues and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward. More...

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Marconi University moves e-learning platform to the cloud

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kItaly’s first Open University has upgraded its e-learning platform to a private cloud-based server, both reducing costs and improving performance.
Marconi University became Italy’s first Open University in 2004, combining classroom teaching with e-learning services such as video lectures and learning materials for mobile devices. For example, students can watch the Marconi WebTV Channel via its online Virtual Campus platform. Over 14,000 students from around the world access the university’s online graduate and post-graduate courses.
Marconi University recently selected the European company Interoute to host its e-learning platform on the Interoute Virtual Data Centre. The move promises to improve the platform’s reliability and performance, and the University was able to cut its costs of running the platform by 23%. The savings will allow Marconi University to invest more resources into course content and innovation.

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Nuevos certificados MOOCs de pago en MiriadaX

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kIA partir de ahora estarán disponibles dos tipos de certificados, los gratuitos que ya existían en formato PDF, y los de superación que son nuevos y de pago.
A partir de ahora estarán disponibles dos tipos de certificados, los gratuitos, que ya existían, en formato PDF; y los de superación, nuevos y de pago: 

  • Certificado de participación: el cual se consigue automáticamente cuando el alumno supera el 75% de las actividades obligatorias del curso. Este diploma no contiene el logo de la universidad que lo ofrece ni tampoco la firma del docente que lo imparte.
  • Certificado de superación: es opcional y se emite cuando el estudiante supera el 100% de las actividades obligatorias del curso. A diferencia del otro, este certificado sí lleva el logo de la universidad y lo firma un docente del curso, y, por lo tanto, no es solamente de participación. El coste del certificado se indicará cuando se comience el pago del mismo. Algo a tener en cuenta es que el certificado lo emite MiriadaX y no la universidad, y, por lo tanto, no tiene un carácter académico oficial.

Posté par pcassuto à 22:17 - - Permalien [#]

Unite for Quality Education

 

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kThe Unite for Quality Education campaign was launched this month by Education International (EI), a network of education organizations representing over 30 million education professionals. The year-long campaign demands that quality of education remain a priority in the global agenda for a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous future...
As part of the launch, the website www.unite4education.org went live in early October. The website offers news and resources related to the campaign’s goals. It boasts a busy events calendar of advocacy and education-related activities during the year of the campaign. To follow the news and events of Unite for Quality Education, you can subscribe for the newsletter, @unite4ed and #unite4ed on Twitter, and visit the campaign’s Facebook or Google+ page. More...

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Más de 17.000 documentos científicos gratuitos a través de LibLink

 

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kLibLink es el proyecto Enlace de Bibliotecas entre América y España a través del cual se comparten más de 17.000 documentos científicos al año.
Las instituciones educativas que participan, forman parte del Consorcio Iberoamericano para la Educación en Ciencia y Tecnología (ISTEC). Con este proyecto se pretende crear y compartir conocimiento a través del intercambio electrónico gratuito de documentos. Entre sus objetivos se encuentran favorecer el intercambio de información bibliográfica, aumentar el uso de tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, divulgar la producción científica de las instituciones que forman parte del Consorcio y conseguir unas mejores condiciones de negociación frente a los proveedores de recursos a la hora de adquirir productos y servicios.
Esta iniciativa se inscribe dentro del movimiento Open Access, con el que se fomenta el acceso abierto y gratuito a materiales educativos digitales. Integrarse al proyecto para acceder gratuitamente a los beneficios de LibLink es muy fácil y sólo requiere que las universidades interesadas se incorporen como miembros a ISTEC.

Posté par pcassuto à 22:09 - - Permalien [#]


Une nouvelle direction pour l'expérience de l'apprenant

 

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kUne nouvelle direction pour l'expérience de l'apprenant. Impliquer les étudiants dans la conception participative d'une salle de classe du 21e siècle. Les bureaux d'une classe sont souvent inconfortables et souvent décevants pour les étudiants. Télécharger From-field_34_3More...

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Le projet e-Learning Café de l'université de Porto

 

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kLe projet e-Learning Café de l'université de Porto: des espaces d'apprentissage innovants pour améliorer la participation des étudiants dans l'apprentissage actif et collaboratif.
Cet article porte sur le projet de recherche en cours dirigé par l'université de Porto et le groupe de recherche Centre of Spatial Representation and Communication, du centre de R&D de sa faculté d'architecture (FAUP), qui vise la conception et l'étude d'environnements spatiaux hybrides. Télécharger From-field_34_2. More...

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Trasformare il punto di vista dell’utente in un’idea di spazio

 

 

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kLa rapida adozione delle Tecnologie dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione trasforma l’ambito delle attività umane e il concetto di collaborazione, compreso quello riferito allo studio. Download From-fieldMore...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:42 - - Permalien [#]

The Sophisticated Adult Learning Supporter (SALS)

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kThe Sophisticated Adult Learning Supporter (SALS) framework is a comprehensive classification of eight characteristics or roles that are essential for anyone providing training or education to adults. Download SOPHISTICATED ADULT LEARNING SUPPORTER. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:33 - - Permalien [#]

Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kIn this report I examine controversial forms of academic unbundling such as open access megajournals and MOOCs and place each in the context of the heightened emphasis on productivity and impact in new regulatory regimes in the area of higher education. Download SAGE Open-2013-WellenMore...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:25 - - Permalien [#]