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OER15 Call for papers: deadline 24 November 2014

Open Education Europa RSS - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 14:10
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The fifth edition of the Open Educational Resources Conference (OER15) will take place in April 2015. The theme of the conference is "mainstreaming open education." A call for abstracts is now open for researchers who are interested in presenting at the conference. 

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work

OER15 Call for papers: deadline 24 November 2014

Open Education Europa RSS - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 14:10
Summary: 

The fifth edition of the Open Educational Resources Conference (OER15) will take place in April 2015. The theme of the conference is "mainstreaming open education." A call for abstracts is now open for researchers who are interested in presenting at the conference. 

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work

Moodle Mobile 1.7 released for iOS and Android, offline support for forums added

Moodle News - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 14:00
With the release of iOS 8 a few issues hit the Moodle Native app for Apple devices. In the most recent release of 1.7 these issues were resolved. In addition added functionality to the Moodle focused...

SIMO educación, eXeLearning.net y los 45 minutos

Los pasados días 16 y 17 de octubre se celebró en el recinto ferial de Madrid, SIMO educación, el salón de la tecnología para la enseñanza.

Como en toda feria - salón, se pudo observar cómo las empresas del sector presentaban sus productos en diferentes stands. Desde impresoras 3D (cada vez con un menor precio), pizarras digitales, empresas de servicios, editoriales, ... mostraron sus nuevos productos en el recinto.

Una de las partes más atractivas para los docentes fue ver las presentaciones que compañeros y compañeras hicieron en los diferentes talleres sobre sus prácticas innovadoras, las que promueven la creatividad y las metodologías activas en el aula.

En esta coyuntura se invitó a CeDeC de mano de INTEF a presentar la nueva versión de la herramienta eXeLearning 2.0 y allí nos fuimos. Eran las tres y media de la tarde, "siesta TIME".

Learn how to effectively design ICT-based learning activities with this MOOC starting October 27

Open Education Europa RSS - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 10:38
Summary: 

The HANDSON MOOC, starting on Monday 27th of October, is a 5 weeks MOOC targeted to all kind of educators. Students joining the MOOC will have the oportunity to design an ICT-based learning activity.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society

Learn how to effectively design ICT-based learning activities with this MOOC starting October 27

Open Education Europa RSS - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 10:38
Summary: 

The HANDSON MOOC, starting on Monday 27th of October, is a 5 weeks MOOC targeted to all kind of educators. Students joining the MOOC will have the oportunity to design an ICT-based learning activity.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society

Artefactos Digitales. Una Escuela Digital para la Educación de Hoy

e-aprendizaje - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 08:53

Ese es el título de la primera publicación en papel de Conecta13. Se trata de un libro colaborativo en el que han participado grandes profesionales y mejores amigos como Juanfra ÁlvarezÁngeles AraguzMaría Jesús CaminoFernando ChecaCharo FernándezPablo Garaizar, Diego García García, David GómezDaniel Hervás, Luis Miguel Iglesias, Aitor Lázpita, Rosa Liarte, Manuel López Caparrós, Belén RojasDaniel SánchezAntonio SevillaToni Solano y las chicas de Bloggeando así como Conecta13 en pleno [Miguel Ángel ArizaDiego Ojeda y yo mismo] capitaneados por Fernando Trujillo.

La idea de artefacto digital está vinculada a una de los enfoques más acertados desde nuestro punto de vista sobre la integración de las TIC en la práctica docente y por tanto en el currículo, el modelo TPACK. Partiendo de este modelo entendemos un artefacto digital como el producto generado por medio de dispositivos electrónicos dentro del marco de un proyecto de aprendizaje como resultado de un proceso de tratamiento de la información para la construcción de conocimiento. Es decir, un artefacto digital es el resultado de una actividad de aprendizaje y para su producción es necesario el uso de alguna herramienta de base tecnológica.

Buscando atenuar el rigor con el que el paso del tiempo trata a las publicaciones relacionadas con las tecnologías hemos abierto también la web Artefactos Digitales, que nos permitirá actualizar los recursos, tutoriales y buenas prácticas asociadas a cada tipo de artefacto.

Este libro, publicado por Editorial Graó, recoge la semilla que plantamos hace ahora un año con el documento Artefactos Digitales para el diseño de actividades y tareas de aprendizaje en red, ofrecido entonces a la comunidad educativa para su uso, difusión y mejora mediante una licencia Creative Commons, un documento que acumula más de 61.000 visualizaciones y cerca de 650 descargas desde Slideshare en el momento en el que escribo este artículo.

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

Educación flexible y abierta - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 08:38

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement. I am …

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Ministries of ICT, Education, & UNESCO join to formally launch School of Open Africa

OLDaily - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 03:08
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Jane Park, Creative Commons, Oct 22, 2014

Like the headline says: "“ This event will help establish a conversation platform for policymakers around School of Open Africa, connecting and synchronising education and ICT policies with the innovative open education programs being led by Creative Commons volunteers in Africa. It will also connect current School of Open programs in primary and high school education to academia and NRENs1 — towards the realisation of the international aspiration for universal access to education."

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Four Platforms You Can Use To Make A Blog For Kids

OLDaily - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 03:08
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Patricia Fioriello, Kids Learn to Blog, Oct 22, 2014

Just for the record: blogging still exists. It's still good for kids.  Educational blogging is still relevant. "Blogs offer a powerful means of socializing and they are also lots of fun. Even though it’ s hard to let your kids loose on the Internet with little supervision, it is healthy in some ways. Careful preparation will enable you help your kids launch their first blogging ventures." This post highlights four platforms where kids can set up blogs.

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Gone Figuring

OLDaily - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 03:08
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Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, Oct 22, 2014

There's a storm once again over misogyny in the gaming development community. It's called #gamergate and I confess I am not close enough to it to know who is on which side (I've been  reading articles like this and I still do not know who the players are). I think everybody knows I have no tolerance for abuse and threats against women. I agree with  Audrey Watters that it's an ed tech issue. But I echo Alan Levine: "The outfall of this is beyond ugly, and when things go from rudeness to physical threats and abuse, things have crossed a line into evil territory. Trying to get to an understanding is hard, I gave Deadspin’ s comprehensive The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’ s Gamergate one read, and that leaves me still wondering if I 'get it'." I get that I can't simply admonish people to "play nice". But what motivates people to act so badly?

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The Simple Genius of the Blackboard

OLDaily - 23 Octubre, 2014 - 03:08
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Lewis Buzbee, Slate, Oct 22, 2014

I'm not sure quite what to make of this, but... "The blackboard-centered classroom offers more than pedagogical efficiency; it also offers an effective set of teaching possibilities. In such a classroom students are focused on the teacher (on a good day), but most importantly, they are focused. The teacher is not the focus of the class but rather a lens through which the lesson is created and clarified."

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The AfL truth about assessment

Learning with 'e's - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 23:30
David Warlick once said ' for the first time we are preparing young people for a future we cannot clearly describe.' In a fast changing world where everything technology touches grows exponentially, we really are in serious trouble if we cannot prepare children for uncertainty. And yet that is exactly what many school curricula are failing to do. Change is accelerating and uncertainty is ... well.... a certainty. Many of the jobs children will take when they leave school in ten years or so haven't even been conceived yet. What are we teaching them now, and will it be adequate to prepare them for this kind of uncertainty?

This entire week for me seems to have revolved around assessment. I have either been grading assignments, setting assignments or thinking about assessment (I'm speaking at an event on assessment in London later this week). There was even a live #edenchat on Twitter this week about e-assessment, which is archived here. Yesterday I presided over a 2 hour session on assessment with my second year Computing and ICT specialist primary education students. I showed them how assessment is vital - not for awarding grades, but for feeding back to students how well they have done, and what they need to do to improve. This is assessment for learning (AfL) rather than assessment of learning, and it's critical for good pedagogy. What's the difference between formative and summative assessment? I asked. Formative assessment is when the chef tastes the soup. Summative assessment is when the guests taste the soup. You have a lot of scope to change learning, unlearn, relearn in formative contexts. When summative assessment comes along, sadly it is often too late. And that's a problem with final exams and high stakes assessment.

We had a wide ranging discussion about other kinds of assessment (diagnostic, ipsative, triadic, etc), and a deep and meaningful debate about the nature of knowledge. I think we all agreed that in this information rich society, knowledge is changing, and that in some cases 'knowing' itself is taking on new meaning. What does it mean to 'know something' today? In an age where the vast majority of knowledge is discoverable via Google, what happens when kids smuggle wearable technology into the exam room and Google everything? Shouldn't curricula and assessment (especially the high stakes kind) now focus more on the kinds of knowledge and cognitive skills students need to survive and thrive in an information rich world? Testing in many schools is far too frequently administered in many schools to be effective and many exams still rely heavily on the testing of fact based learning - essentially the testing of crystallised intelligence. Shouldn't we instead be concentrating on developing young people's fluid intelligence? Does testing serve any other purpose than terrifying children and overburdening teachers? Yes - cynics would argue that it feeds into government league tables and ultimately contributes towards (the leaning tower of) PISA. Should there now be more emphasis on problem solving, team working and collaborative learning? I think we are heading in this direction, but we need to do so more quickly, or we risk losing the hearts and minds an entire generation of learners. Assessment should be primarily about helping students to learn better. It should be AfL. Anything else is mere candy floss.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Hariadhi



Who put the ass in assessment? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's

Keynote: The Year After the Year of the MOOC

e-Literate - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 23:23

Here’s a talk I gave recently at the CIT event in Duke. In addition to being very nice and gracious, the Duke folks impressed me with how many faculty they have who are not only committed to improving their teaching practices but dedicating significant time to it as a core professional activity.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, here’s the talk:

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E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

Campus Technology - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 20:35
A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Educación flexible y abierta - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 20:19

A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning.

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Educate Online Launches Competency-Based Ed Management Program

Campus Technology - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 19:27
Educate Online is offering a new comprehensive product designed to provide technology and services for every aspect of competency-based education.

Moving Campus Services From the Portal to the Cloud

Campus Technology - 22 Octubre, 2014 - 18:34
How many times have you heard "Our students are used to Google and Amazon… How could we ever match that here on campus?" Maybe now you can. Through a partnership with Indiana University, rSmart is offering OneCampus, a cloud-based service that gives institutions an easy way to transform older, portal-based systems into updated, cloud-based campus services that rival any online shopping experience.

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