31 mai 2018

Open and remote labs from the UK Open University

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The OpenScience Laboratory is a means of conducting authentic and rigorous investigations using real data and is globally available. It is an initiative of the Open University and the Wolfson Foundation. More...

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Athabasca University’s Centre for Distance Education to close

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . As my mother used to say when she had the goods on me, ‘A little birdie told me…’. Well, a (different) little birdie has told me that the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University is being closed on June 1 and the academic staff from the Centre are being moved into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. More...

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How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Serious games are games designed for a purpose beyond pure entertainment. They use the motivation levers of game design – such as competition, curiosity, collaboration, individual challenge – and game media, including board games through physical representation or video games, through avatars and 3D immersion, to enhance the motivation of participants to engage in complex or boring tasks. Serious games are therefore used in a variety of professional situations such as education, training,  assessment, recruitment, knowledge management, innovation and scientific research. More...

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Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . In contrast, learning motivations, emotions (attitudes), and learners’ activities during continuous assessments (behaviour) significantly improved explained variance (up to 50%) and could provide an opportunity for teachers to help at-risk learners at a relatively early stage of their university studies. More...

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Manifesto idea #27: Megan Dunn (@EqualityinHE @AdvanceHE)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"In January 2017, the Disabled Students’ Sector Leadership Group published its guidance on Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: a route to excellence. This advises institutions to create inclusive learning environments, and remove barriers that are commonly faced by disabled students. More...

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Manifesto idea #26: Diana Beech (@dianajbeech)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"As the first in my family to embark on higher education, after growing up in a county without a university, I credit my teachers for giving me the direction and confidence to choose a university that was right for me. More...

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Manifesto idea #25: Ryan Shorthouse (@RyanShorthouse @WeAreBrightBlue)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Decision makers and opinion formers should stop wasting time advocating the abolition or reduction of tuition fees. It is ignorant and lazy policymaking. Instead, to further boost participation of those from less advantaged backgrounds, they now need to focus earlier on in people’s lives. More...

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Manifesto idea #24: Lorraine Dearden (@lorrainedearden)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Good policymaking and regulation requires good data used in an appropriate way. We have data that could be used to assess the impact of policies contained in Access Agreements as well as for better understanding the important mechanisms behind differential access to higher education for disadvantaged students. The Office for Students needs to fully link this data in one place. More...

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Manifesto idea #23: Nick Hillman (@nickhillman)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"But, as with most good things in life, it is not all positive. The consequences include hyper-selective admissions: in 1963, the Robbins Report called for ‘rather more equality of attraction’ between Oxbridge and other universities: ‘We should make the most of first class ability wherever it exists.’That remains a challenge today. More...

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Manifesto idea #22: Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand @CollegesScot)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"A mechanism of delivery which works well in Scotland, underpinned by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, is the clearly-mapped and accessible pathways to progression. More...

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