09 mai 2014

TORQUEs: Riding the MOOC wave to benefit on-campus courses


The discussion concerning MOOCs at ETH Zurich has led the university to develop the TORQUE concept, which focuses on transforming traditional lecture series into ‘flipped classroom’ sequences by deploying online courses as self-learning preparation. TORQUE is an acronym for Tiny, Open-with-Restrictions courses focused on Quality and Effectiveness. TORQUEs Riding the MOOC wave to benefit on campus courses.pdf. Read more...

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UK Data Service video tutorials – what topics do you want to see covered?


The UK Data Service is inviting feedback on a series of video tutorials published on their website - urging researchers, teachers and students to share their ideas on what future topics could be covered to help further support data use in education and research. Read more...

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Le Dotazioni Multimediali per la Didattica nelle scuole statali italiane


La presente pubblicazione fa riferimento ai dati aggiornati al 20 dicembre 2013. I dati elaborati e qui pubblicati sono patrimonio della collettività: è consentito il loro utilizzo e la loro pubblicazione con la citazione della fonte ("Fonte: MIUR - Ufficio di Statistica"; "Fonte: elaborazione su dati MIUR - Ufficio di Statistica"). Più...

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panOpen – new OER platform launched


Free, peer-reviewed, open source textbooks are now accessible via the recently launched panOpen OER platform. Resources on the website are divided into 7 different categories (biology, business, chemistry, psychology, sociology, physics and English), with material reviewed and rated by a vast network of scholars and teachers from across the globe. Read more...

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Google launches new learning management tool


Google has launched the latest addition to their Apps for Education, Google Classroom, a product designed in collaboration with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organised and improve communication with students. Read more...

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New network launched to help make adult education more accessible


This week sees the launch of the AEMA Network - a new project that brings together 12 organisations from 11 European countries to help develop a shared network and quality framework on accessibility issues in Adult Education. Read more...

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Survey reveals the training potential of MOOCs for web skills


The first results of an online survey which was carried out amongst students, entrepreneurs, leaders of innovation support programs, developers, and MOOC providers are just released. The survey aimed to identify the web skills which are most in demand and evaluate whether or not these are being covered by the current MOOC supply. The goal is to reveal insights that could help strengthen and enhance the use of MOOCs for web talent across Europe, one of the objectives of the European project Foster Web Talent by Encouraging the Use of Massive Open Online Courses Focused on Web Skills. Read more...

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Top Coursera courses now available in multiple languages thanks to Global Translator Community


The Global Translator Community (GTC), made up of volunteers and partner organisations from across the world, is helping to make educational content accessible across geographic and linguistic boundaries by translating top courses on Coursera into multiple languages. Read more...

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The Connected Learning Alliance launches its new website


To mark the launch of their new website, the Connected Learning Alliance (CLA) is running a special 30-day Podcast & Artwork campaign titled “make learning relevant”. Read more...

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) encourage passive learning among professionals


The findings of a recent study carried out by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University and Harvard University show that MOOCs encourage passive learning among professionals.
Funded by the Gates Foundation, the study explored the role of MOOCs in supporting and enabling professional learning, or learning for work.
The study recommends that MOOC designers should focus on utilising the diversity of MOOC participants, and encourage professionals to link learning to their everyday work practices. Findings also show that MOOCs often miss the opportunity to exploit the knowledge and expertise that diverse groups of professionals can bring to courses.
You can read more about the findings and recommendation of the study by clicking here. Read more...

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