17 novembre 2013

New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Megan O'Neil. Carnegie Mellon University is convening a high-powered consortium of educators, researchers, and technology-company executives that will spearhead efforts to develop standards and promote best practices in online education. The Global Learning Council—to be led by Carnegie Mellon’s president, Subra Suresh—will also look for ways to leverage education-technology resources and disseminate data in an education landscape that some think is being turned on its head. More...

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15 novembre 2013

e-learning : à Caen le premier bilan

http://blog.educpros.fr/gilbert-azoulay/wp-content/themes/longbeach_gilbert/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Gilbert Azoulay. Sur les 2000 étudiants en formations initiale et continue de l’IAE de Caen, un quart des suit les cours par e-learning. En moins de dix ans, cette composante de l’Université de Basse Normandie s’est imposée comme un leader incontestable des TICE dans le supérieur. Rencontre avec Albéric Tellier, le responsable des programmes à distance. 
Le e-learning s’est développé chez vous quand vous avec constaté une baisse des effectifs dans les filières classiques. Racontez-nous ce changement de cap.
L’IAE de Caen s’est largement développé grâce à la formation continue. Aujourd’hui encore, nous sommes un des tous premiers IAE en termes d’effectifs de formation continue. Suite de l'article...

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10 novembre 2013

Different Strategies in Online Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgWhile public and private institutions have chosen different strategies on online education, academic officials in both camps face the same challenges with getting faculty members on board with the efforts, according to new research conducted by the Learning House, Inc., of members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges. Read more...

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09 novembre 2013

Free e-Learning eBook - How to become an e-Learning Professional

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDL-Bxz-iswsITiqg2GepFioSBaLaxRPL-QKKP2aL7LMGRnpgYMp-fHG8By Christopher Pappas. 23 eLearning Experts Help You Become a Top-Notch eLearning Professional! The Free How to Become an eLearning Professional eBook is filled with the knowledge, wisdom, experience and inspiration of carefully selected eLearning professionals. This free eLearning eBook contains hot eLearning tips, secret concepts, specific steps and insider information that will help you become a top-notch eLearning professional. Enjoy reading this and our subsequent free eLearning eBook series and feel free to contact our team of eLearning professionals.

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ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP)

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDL-Bxz-iswsITiqg2GepFioSBaLaxRPL-QKKP2aL7LMGRnpgYMp-fHG8The annual International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Standing Conference of Presidents meeting will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 27-30 November, 2013. 
The 2013 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) will tackle the issue of leadership in a time of openness, and aims to provide institutional management with an opportunity to discuss the role of the institution in the fast-changing higher education environment.
Website SCOP 2013.

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MEDEAnet webinar “Mobile Learning”

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDL-Bxz-iswsITiqg2GepFioSBaLaxRPL-QKKP2aL7LMGRnpgYMp-fHG8MEDEAnet will host a free online seminar on the use of mobile devices for education.  
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have changed the way we communicate and become an integral part of our daily life. Using mobile devices in a learning context - mobile learning or m-learning - carries great potential for enriching education. But what has to be considered if you want to use smartphones and tablets in education and what are the concrete benefits and advantages of m-learning? During this one hour webinar you will have the chance to get introduced to this interesting topic. This session will help you to understand the possibilities mobile learning is offering and how it can be used in a fruitful and educationally valuable way. This webinar is aimed at educators, teachers, trainers and media producers interested in mobile learning.
The speakers in this session will be Prof. Tania Jadin from University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Serge de Beer, Technology coach, LearningTour, The Netherlands.

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The e-Learning Café project of the University of Porto

http://openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/all/themes/elearning_theme/images/call_of_paper.jpgBy ligia ribeiro, Andrea Pera Vieira, Pedro Leão Ramos Ferreira Neto, Maria Pinto. The e-Learning Café project of the University of Porto: innovative learning spaces, improving students’ engagement in active and collaborative learning.
This paper reports the ongoing research project headed by the University of Porto and the research group Centre of Spatial Representation and Communication, from de R&D Centre of its Faculty of Architecture (FAUP), which aims the design and study of hybrid spatial environments.  
E-Learning Centres. Our main objective is to present and discuss the contribution of the E-Learning Café project of the U.Porto and of the successful implementation of its program, focused on learning physical spaces able to combine social interaction with diverse pedagogical and cultural activities. All these have proven to be an important relational dimension for all the people working or studying at U. Porto and an asset to foster the openness of the University to the society.

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06 novembre 2013

New data available for higher education LMS market

http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/ad516503a11cd5ca435acc9bb6523536?s=32By . Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g. MOOCs, free platforms, unbundled learning platforms), the LMS market has an established business model and real revenues. Just today came news of an investment analysis report predicting that total LMS market (higher ed, corporate training, K-12) would triple in revenue by 2018, moving from $2.6B to $7.8B. The LMS ain’t sexy, but it’s still important. More...

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnmCc0J9oOShyTHBFn1IyDZDjcjHrkVjjt7G2DwbblUgNniYiH4rr4egIn all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.” 
What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education. 
As a first step in an exploration of what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we begin here by:

  • Taking a look at some key developments in online learning and how they impact our understanding of pedagogy;
  • Illustrating these developments through highlighting innovations in Ontario colleges and universities from the Pockets of Innovations series on  the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors and offering links to many more; and
  • Raising some questions about changes in pedagogy and in student learning.

But this is only the first step. Our goal is to use these questions on teaching and course design, student learning, and technological choice to spark a dialogue with professors, instructors, and those who work with them to provide online learning, through opportunities for online and face-to-face discussions of the emerging pedagogy. More...

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04 novembre 2013

Will Online Education Render Traditional College Obsolete?

http://i.forbesimg.com/assets/img/forbes_logo/forbes_logo_white.pngBy George Leef. Technological change has made online coursework very competitive with the traditional means of teaching. Will it lead to dramatic change in college, or have only a minor impact? Consider the analogy to music.
From the dawn of time until the early 20th century, when people wanted to hear music, they either had to play it themselves or go to a performance where someone else played. All music was live. Then the technology for recording and reproducing music developed. More...

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