20 septembre 2015

University Affairs nominated for seven Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Natalie Samson. University Affairs has scored seven nominations in six categories at the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The website is vying for gold in the following categories in the business-to-business media division. More...

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Science Literacy Week rolls out across Canada

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Natalie Samson. From Sept. 21 to 27, nearly 30 universities will host public events in celebration of science. More...

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#MOOC use in secondary school (k12) for non-native English/French speakers

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The last couple of weeks I have been working on a project with a secondary school (GUSCO school in Kortrijk, Belgium). Which resulted in some first explorations, shared in a previous post when I was still looking for a sound method. By now the direction, three teachers and 42 students have launched a class (well, three classes, but one sort of class) in which they combine MOOC with CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning). This means that all participating students are non-native English/French speakers (most of them speak Dutch, some have another mother tongue due to migration history), and they explore content provided in MOOCs on a voluntary basis to train their language skills and learn more about a topic of their interest. Read more...

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#Ectel2015 presentation Self-Directed Learning dimensions #MOOC

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The EC-TEL conference is organised in Toledo, Spain, and I just got my slides ready for the presentation on Thursday. It will be a short paper based presentation, describing the background, method, challenges ... of investigating Self-Directed Learning experiences with adult learners, covering learners that were engaged in 3 FutureLearn courses (a brand of MOOC courses).
The short paper is available through Academia here. Read more...

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@ectel2015 Using MOOC and CLIL with 16 - 17 year old students instruments & set-up

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Just arrived at the EC-TEL conference in Toledo, Spain. And finalised a second set of slides together with my colleague Kathy Demeulenaere (GUSCO), focusing on a project set up by GUSCO school (k12) to integrate MOOCs into CLIL lessons.
The overview paper is available through Academia here. Read more...

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liveblog from @EcTEL2015 a framework to design educational #mobile based games across multiple spaces

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. I choose to sit in on this session as the combination of integrating multiple contexts into mobile learning design is quite a challenge. And just one of the contexts that matter to the whole set of learning contexts. So, I do think there might be a generic framework in this, or a basis to add this design framework and add other contexts to it.
Carmen Fernandez-Panadero (UC3M - Spain) takes the stage and immediately dives in with enthusiasm. Content cration and technical deployment are the two keypoints she will focus on. Read more...

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liveblog @ectel2015 Grounded serious game design on scientific findings: the case of ENACT on soft skills assessment

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Grounded serious game design on scientific findings: the case of ENACT on soft skills training and assessment (EU project)
Davide Marocco (Plymouth uni)
Enhancing negotiation skills through online assessment and training methods.
Goal: assessment and enhance negotiation competences based on psychological modelling and embed it in modern ICT such as elearning, mLearning, augmented reality. Read more...

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Liveblog #Ectel2015 keynote Juan Pelegrin EU #funding #Edtech

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Okay, this blog might be of important for anyone searching for funding regarding EdTech skills. Juan Pelegrin seems like an honest believer in funding projects to get change done. Read more...

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Liveblog #ectel2015 #MOOC pedagogy, patterns of engagement design

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. With a focus on why people act/engage the way they do in MOOCs, when looking at different size MOOCs (size being the number of weeks the mooc is running). Rebecca Ferguson and Doug Clow from the OU on stage, first Rebecca, then Doug. 
Different engagement patterns depending on assessments that are in the MOOC or not, the same with discussions that might be in it or not. Which makes it a difficult exersize to find patterns that can be compared. Read more...

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19 septembre 2015

College Scorecard Problem Gets Worse: One in three associate’s degree institutions are not included

By . Late yesterday I posted about the Education Department (ED) new College Scorecard and how it omits a large number of community colleges based on an arbitrary metric. More...

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