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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Recommended book: Excellence in College Teaching and Learning

Do you like to read, then check this book out!



EXCELLENCE IN COLLEGE TEACHING AND LEARNING: Classroom and Online Instruction
By George Henderson and Susan Smith Nash

Synopsis

This book will improve the quality of instruction that college students need. It makes numerous suggestions that must be tended to when teachers instruct students.
It provides suggestions on how classroom and online teachers can consciously manage sounds, movements, colors, and the other aspects of teaching as though they were like drama, music, ballet, or literature in order to keep students attentive.
This is one of the few books that give equal attention to teaching classroom and online courses.
The book will serve as an excellent resource for would-be, new, and experienced teachers as well as professional development staff and librarians.

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E-Learning Queen (Susan Smith Nash)

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

elearningeuropa.info - Newsletter September 2007



Be sure to check out the elearningeuropa.info - Newsletter September 2007

E-QUALITY DVD-ROM.
The Minerva project entitled “e-Quality: Quality Implementation in Open and Distance Learning in a Multicultural European Environment” has published a project DVD-ROM, which is available free of charge.

The DVD contains interesting informations on:

  • A state of the art on Quality processes in general and on Quality in e-learning in particular (in French and in English).
  • A comparative analysis in 5 European countries of the implemention of Quality process in ODL in Higher Education - (in English).
  • A General Quality Process Charter in 6 European languages.
  • The Elup Editor offers possibilities for a user to structure and document the Quality process of his own institution. Software, conceptual guide and user manual in English and in French.
  • Trainer’s and Professional’s Guide to Quality in ODL (in English).
  • The results of the training sessions on Quality and their evaluation (in English)
  • Proceedings of the Final Seminar held in Szczecin, Poland, September 21-22, 2006.(in English)

Place your order here

THE EU eLEARNING LISBON 2007 conference, 15-16 October 2007.
The conference will be held under the auspices of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union and with the support of the DG EAC, DG EAI and DG INFSO. The three main themes of the EU conference are: Digital and Social Cohesion, Re-skilling for the Knowledge Society, and the Value of E-learning. Already, over 1.400 people have registered to participate.
Read more...

On the elearningeuropa.info portal, you can read interviews with the key conference speakers:

Marc J. Rosenberg and Carlos Zorrinho.

Source: elearningeuropa.info - Newsletter September 2007


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USDLA Launches National Distance Learning Week to Increase the Awareness of Distance Learning


Rodney B. Murray reminds us in his latest comment about the upcoming National Distance Learning Week and his interview of the NDLW National Chair, Dr. Ken Hartman on his podcast:



National Distance Learning Week

November 12 - 16, 2007
Interview: Dr. Ken Hartman, NDLW National Committee Chair and
Academic Director, Drexel Online


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Friday, September 28, 2007

Apply for the European Seal of E-Excellence 2008


Applications for the European Seal of E-Excellence 2008 are open from 3 September to 21 December 2007.

The European Seal of E-Excellence is the prestigious yearly award that distinguishes ICT & digital media companies with an excellent track record in innovation marketing. For the sixth year in a row, the European Multimedia Associations Convention (EMMAC) calls upon ICT & digital media technology companies worldwide to apply for the European Seal of E-Excellence. The winners of the Seal 2008 will be announced at CEBIT / Hanover in March 2008.

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Smithsonian debuts 'virtual museum'


Web site enables students, teachers to explore African American history and culture.

The Smithsonian Institution's new museum dedicated to black history and culture launched Sept. 26 with an interactive web site--long before its building opens for visitors on the National Mall.
Social-networking technology donated by IBM Corp. will allow visitors to help produce content for future exhibits at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Almost anything is fair game--long essays, short vignettes of memories, or recorded oral histories. The museum plans to add video capabilities in the future.
"The culture of the African American experience ... is too important to wait five or 10 years until the building is open," said Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director. "I wanted people to know that from the day I was hired, this museum exists."
Museum staff will monitor the site for historical accuracy, and technical filters will block racist or inappropriate comments, said Bunch, adding that the site is really a "virtual museum" and a new source of research for curators, scholars, and students.

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Teachers urged to save voice with a microphone by Adam Sage in Paris


Teachers are being advised to use microphones, loudspeakers and other techniques to save their vocal cords.
A team of scientists issued the recommendations after a study of the impact of increasingly noisy classrooms. The survey of 3,904 teachers in France discovered that they were twice as likely as other workers to suffer disorders ranging from sore throats to vocal fold swelling.
A quarter of the men and half the women interviewed said that they often or always suffered vocal problems. Scientists said that women teachers were at greater risk because those with high voices were more likely to put a strain on their vocal cords.

Source: Times Online


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mark of Zotero by Scott McLemee

Zotero is a tool for storing, retrieving, organizing, and annotating digital documents.

It has been available for not quite a year. I started using it about six weeks ago, and am still learning some of the fine points, but feel sufficient enthusiasm about Zotero to recommend it to anyone doing research online. If very much of your work involves material from JSTOR, for example – or if you find it necessary to collect bibliographical references, or to locate Web-based publications that you expect to cite in your own work — then Zotero is worth knowing how to use. (You can install it on your computer for free; more on that in due course.)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Slideshow by Stephen Downes delivered to Brandon Hall; Innovations in Learning Conference

Stephen Downes talk at the Brandon Hall; Innovations in Learning Conference, San Jose, September 25, 2007



See slideshow

Related links to short comment from the talk

Janet Clarey
Harold Jarche

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Stephen's Web


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Computerworld Denmark News - The One Laptop Per Child Project


Experts Test XO Laptop -- And the Kids Love It

The product of the One Laptop per Child project gets thumbs up from a focus group of its target users.
By Nicolai Devantier, Computerworld Denmark
Computerworld Denmark invited a group of true experts to evaluate the One Laptop per Child XO-laptop. Read their judgments on one of the world's biggest IT-teaching projects.
Negropontes' people's PC is solely aimed at schoolchildren and if they give it thumbs down the large-scale project won't succeed -- no matter what kind of conclusions experts and theoretical thinkers can come up with.
The true and honest judgment has to come from the kid's.

Cheap Kids' Laptop: 'Ultimate Learning Tool'

The One Laptop Per Child Project, placing technology with developing nations, could revolutionize education.
By Rune Pedersen, Computerworld Denmark
If the One Laptop Project keeps its promises, the small green US$100 laptop could very well revolutionize teaching in developing nations. Computerworld Denmark asked Jan Soelberg, an expert from the school of education at the University of Aarhus, to try the computer.
The hyped One Laptop per Child project at
MIT could potentially be a revolutionary tool for education in developing nations, said Soelberg after he tested the PC at Computerworld's office.
"It's one of the potentially most interesting contributions in the effort to equalize some of the differences we face in the world today," said Soelberg.

Source: PC World


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For two weeks in November, U.S. educators and others can buy the machines for $400 apiece, with profits funding laptops in developing nations

The project that hopes to supply developing-world schoolchildren with $188 laptops will sell the rugged little computers to U.S. residents and Canadians for $400 each, with the profit going toward a machine for a poor country.


The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative expects that its "Give One, Get One" promotion will result in a pool of thousands of donated laptops that will stimulate demand in countries hesitant to join the program. It will be offered for only two weeks in November.
Originally conceived as the "$100 laptop," the funky, low-power "XO" computers now cost $188. The laptops' manufacturer, Quanta Computer Inc., is beginning mass production next month, but with far fewer than the 3 million orders OLPC Director Nicholas Negroponte had said he was waiting for.
Negroponte said the availability of donated laptops would not be the sole condition for many countries weighing whether to place multimillion-dollar orders. But "it just triggers it," he said. "It makes it all happen faster."

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BElgian network for Open and Distance Learning


Please take a moment to review the ELEC project BE-ODL developed together with twelve partners two new guides.

From learning towards e-learning
For you too?

The first guide wants to offer all interested learners a tool that will enable them to switch from conventional learning towards e-learning. This guide is for everyone who wants to learn more about the different forms of electronic learning. By answering the questionnaire you will find out which e-learning format suits the best in your way of learning. It guides you towards digital learning sources, digital courses or virtual classrooms.



From content to e-content
Guide for trainers & teachers
The second guide is mainly meant for teachers, trainers, coaches, ... It is a tool by which they can make their own e-teaching material without feeling frustrated because they are no IT-experts.








The ELEC team hope that you will enjoy using these guide and wish you much success with it.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A third of distance learning revenue growth of 15% accounted for by increased enrollment of students in traditional programs

Career College Central


Distance learning revenues in a sample of DL programs grew by a mean of 15.52% in 2006, according to The Survey of Distance Learning Programs in Higher Education, 2007-2008 edition, just published by Primary Research Group. More than a third of the enrollment increase came from increased enrollment from students that already attend traditional classes.

The study is based on data from 45 higher education distance learning programs, with mean revenues of approximately $2.35 million. Data is broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges and for high, medium and low growth enrollment distance learning programs.
The 200-page report presents more than 750 tables of data exploring many facets of distance learning programs, including revenues, cost structure, rates of pay, student demographics, program growth rates, current and planned use of new technologies, catering to special populations, and many other financial and business aspects of managing distance learning programs.

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Source: Career College News


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Mobile Web 2.0 - Where is the business?

Tekes is looking into media and has now started a new development project for media industry called Enhanced media. This Mobile web 2.0 project will be tightly connected for the planning of the Enhanced media providing insight to business trends around social media and especially user generated content.


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eSN TechWatch: Data-Driven Instruction -- September 24, 2007

Consultant Karen Greenwood Henke discusses how school leaders can use data to improve teaching and learning.


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New Case Studies
Read about Fox Chapel Area School District (PA) and Chicago Public Schools (ILL) and their success in using data driven decision making.
Nimble Net™ is a product and service of Nimble Press™, a strategic marketing and communications firm founded by Karen Greenwood Henke in 1999.
blog.grantwrangler.com
Grants and awards for schools and teachers

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eSchool News


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Monday, September 24, 2007

eLearn Magazine Education and Technology in Perspective.



Bringing Online Learning to a Research-Intensive University
By Niall Watts, Educational Technology Officer, University College Dublin

University College Dublin is a traditional, campus-based university with a strong commitment to research. Like most universities, UCD has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for e learning. In our case it's Blackboard. Many faculty members identify e learning with the VLE. Blackboard is used for announcements and the delivery of passive content such as handouts and PowerPoint slides. Little attempt is made to make full use of the online medium. This may be because most academics have not learned or studied online as part of their education. To teach online requires them to rethink their teaching methods and imagine teaching differently from the way they were taught. Despite their exposure to digital media and social networking software, students seem to have equally low expectations of online learning.

How Long Should an E-learning Course Be?
By Chris Bennett, Founder and CEO, Ah Ha! Media

We've all participated in a course, training session, or even conference call that seemed to go on for an eternity. There's no question that when participants reach a certain time threshold attention spans begin to dwindle, and learning objectives fall by the wayside. This would lead one to correctly assume that there is in fact a magic number representing the ideal length for interaction—one that's long enough to cover the content, but short enough to maintain focus. This article will provide a framework for answering the question, "How long should an e-learning course be?"

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Using Game Shows as an Instructional Tool
By Dan Yaman, CEO, and Missy Covington, Communications, LearningWare, Inc.

As more and more corporate and K-12 instructors gravitate towards interactive and attention-grabbing instructional techniques, many are starting to see the intrinsic benefits of using game shows. Our experiences, and those of hundreds of instructors, have shown that when learners play game shows their energy levels surge, they pay attention, and they remember more of the instructional content.
Game shows are an appealing medium—they provide healthy competition, have entertainment value, and are a cultural staple both in the U.S. and internationally. However, many instructors are unable to come up with a practical and justifiable way to use them. They are sometimes met with resistance from skeptical supervisors and financiers. What follows are a few of the most frequently voiced objections and our time-tested responses.


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Donald H Taylor argues that it’s time to drop the ‘e’ and start concentrating on the ‘learning’.


It’s time to drop e-learning. Let’s be specific. It’s time to drop the ‘e’ in e-learning.
It’s time to recognise that the ‘e’ carries the stigma of past hyperbole, puts some potential learners and managers off and smacks of a love of technology that has everything to do with content delivery, rather than individual learning.If the ‘e’ was ever useful, it has outlived that use now. That’s why ELIG – formerly the E-Learning Industry Group – is now ELIG, the European Learning Industry Group (although if you examine their site you’ll find the word e-learning scattered liberally all over it).
I’ve used the term myself happily in the past – as you might expect of the chairman of the Learning Technologies Conference – but the ELIG change has given me to reflect. And the result of that reflection: they’re right. There’s no need to differentiate now between methods of content delivery. The battle is over, and e-learning has won. It’s a regular part of the learning mix. As Joe Hegarty, Intel Innovation Centres director of business operations and co-chair of ELIG, puts it on the
eLearning Weekly blog: The term ‘e-learning’ has been overused. Technology is now clearly embedded in all modern learning solutions.

About the author

Donald H Taylor is Alliances Director at InfoBasis, and Chairman of the Learning Technologies and IITT National Trainers conferences. In January he was presented with the Colin Corder Award for outstanding services to IT training. He blogs at learningtechnologiesconference.wordpress.com.


Source: TrainingZONE


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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Learning from the Learning 2.0 Conference


Wesley Fryer returned last week from the Learning 2.0 Conference, held in Shanghai, China, September 14-16. The opportunity to join 400 educators from around east Asia, primarily teachers and technology directors from International schools across the region, was a fantastic learning opportunity.



I’m scheduled to share a keynote address at the November TechForum in Austin, Texas, titled “So the World is Flat. Now What?” I’m continuing to compose my thoughts following my experiences in Shanghai this past week, but one of the clear takeaways is that in our flat world, educators need to directly connect more frequently with each other as well as empower students to safely and appropriately connect with each other. The Learning 2.0 conference was a catalyst for educational connections on many levels, and as such exemplified educational conference “best practices” in many ways.

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Source: TechLEARNING


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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Recommended books


Below are some excellent books, I thought you may find be very helpful.

Online Social Support: The Interplay of Social Networks and Computer-mediated Communication
By Antonina D. Bambina

Synopsis
Dr. Peter Messeri, Columbia University Online support groups have become a familiar feature of the Internet's landscape. The ease of access to online groups allow physically debilitated and geographically disperse individuals to seek social support without limitations of material resources, proximity, and temporality. The ability of computer-mediated communication to provide support effectively remains an open question, and this book brings us much closer to the answer. This groundbreaking book provides a much needed understanding of the kinds of social support in an online support group. It also illuminates the practices that enable users to acquire the support they desire. Online Social Support is an invaluable resource for those studying the Internet in sociology, communications, psychology, and social work.

Preparing for Blended E-Learning: Understanding Blended and Online Learning (Connecting with E-learning)
By Allison Littlejohn and Chris Pegler

Synopsis
Blended and online learning skills are rapidly becoming essential for effective teaching and learning in universities and colleges. Covering theory where useful but maintaining an emphasis on practice, this book provides teachers and lecturers with an accessible introduction to e-learning. Beginning by exploring the meaning of 'e-learning', it supports tutors in identifying how they plan to use technology to support courses that blend online and face-to-face interactions. Illustrated by a range of case of studies, the book covers: designing quality, appropriate effective and online learning efficient and sustainable e-learning activity providing appropriate feedback to learners devising student activities and sourcing learning resources managing online and offline interactions.

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Latest Issue of The Journal of Learning Design


Check out these articles in the latest issue of The Journal of Learning Design


Delivering on the e-learning promise: A case for a learning environment that enables collaborative online problem solving (COPS)
By Sylvia Lauretta Edwards, Jason Watson, Ann Farrell and Robyn Nash, from Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Journal of Learning Design, Vol. 2, No. 1, Page 25-36.

Abstract
Research spanning the last thirty years confirms that people learn better by active enquiry, collaboration and experimental problem solving than by passive reception and acceptance of information. Empirical evidence, as well as the pressing demands of pervasive social and technological change, requires learning and teaching approaches that combine problem-centred learning and collaborative learning, and open up possibilities for equitable participation in real-world learning. This paper mounts a theoretical and pedagogical case for such an approach by examining the developmental work being conducted in this area at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)....

Designed and user-generated activity in the mobile age
By Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University, UK; John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK; John Pettit, The Open University, UK
Journal of Learning Design, Vol. 2, No. 1, Page 52-65.

Abstract
The paper addresses the question of how to design for learning taking place on mobile and wireless devices. The authors argue that learning activity designers need to consider the characteristics of mobile learning; at the same time, it is vital to realise that learners are already creating mobile learning experiences for themselves. Profound changes in computer usage brought about by social networking and user-generated content are challenging the idea that educators are in charge of designing learning. The authors make a distinction between designed activity, carefully crafted in advance, and user-generated activity arising from learners’ own spontaneous requirements. The paper illustrates what each approach has to offer and it draws out what they have in common, the opportunities and constraints they represent. The paper concludes that user-generated mobile activity will not replace designed activity but it will influence the ways in which designed activity develops.

Source: Journal of Learning Design


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Editor's Hand Picked Headline News


Report reveals a disconnect between what policy makers believe is important for students--and what parents and kids think they need for themselves
By Meris Stansbury.
With lawmakers and school leaders alike stressing the importance of math, science, and technology (MST) education in preparing students for 21st-century jobs and careers, one might assume that parents and students would agree these subjects are crucial to their future success.

But a new report challenges this assumption.
According to the report, titled "Important, But Not for Me: Parents and Students in Kansas and Missouri Talk About Math, Science, and Technology Education," parents and students say they understand the importance of MST skills in general--but they don't see these as important for themselves.
Read more...

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Public Agenda's report

Source: eSchool News


New Hampshire's first virtual high school to open in January
By Faith Swymer.


New Hampshire teenagers have already been hanging out online for years, but starting in January they have the opportunity to attend the state's first virtual high school.
Starting Jan. 22, 2008, Virtual Learning Academy will launch live and e-mail based classes for students looking to accelerate their traditional coursework, take Advanced Placement courses not available at their school or even study for their SATs.


Gizmo: Developmental Math


Students may not always learn in the same way, so teachers can help them by drawing on a diverse set of educational materials and techniques. Math teachers will appreciate learning about this set of developmental math “gizmos” offered on this site. Visitors can select interactive features that cover fractions, linear equations, roots, and geometry.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Stanford expands distance learning across the globe by Lisa Trei


Researchers at Stanford and at universities in Africa and Latin America are pushing the boundaries of distance learning to develop new collaborative models that will prepare students to work in an increasingly borderless world.

Under the recently launched International Outreach Program (IOP), headed by Reinhold Steinbeck, Stanford faculty are helping to redefine the way students learn whether they are in high-tech classrooms on campus, in remote wildlife parks in Tanzania, in teacher-training colleges in Chile, or at a university in Cali, Colombia.


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The Hidden Access Crisis by John B. Simpson


As some 17 million college students begin fall semester, “access” is front and center on people’s minds.
Countless reports and commentaries argue that spiraling tuition is making college less affordable, particularly citing costs in our public universities, and therefore limiting access for qualified applicants. Affordability is an important concern, to be sure.
But with so much attention drawn to college access or, more accurately, financial access, a broader, more insidious problem — let’s call it educational access — lingers in the shadows, garnering less discussion. Preserving our nation’s civic and economic health requires us to recognize, and then address, this hidden crisis.


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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Links to E-learning, Teaching and Learning Activity



Conference Alerts brings together two groups of people - conference organizers, and academics who need to stay informed about conferences.

We work with both small first-time conference organizers and established professional societies to ensure that notification of their conferences reach specifically interested parties. Both individual academics and a wide range of 'knowledge brokers' - such as journal editors, web site administrators and discussion list moderators - rely on our searchable online database and on Conference Alerts Monthly to remain informed about upcoming academic and professional events.


Here are some list of forthcoming conferences:


Upcoming events in internet-based education, educational technology and related fields.
E-learning Conferences Worldwide


Upcoming events in Teaching and Learning, including primary and secondary education.
Teaching and Learning Conferences Worldwide
Upcoming events in mathematics and related fields.
Upcoming events in statistics and related fields.


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Interwrite Learning and TeacherTube Video Contest






Three classroom makeovers for creative video submissions
Interwrite Learning, in partnership with TeacherTube, announces the company's first video contest to recognize teachers and students for their creativity and use of technology in the classroom. Participants of the contest are asked to create a short music video parodying the song of their choice. The video should demonstrate how different kinds of technology are being used in the classroom.

Deadline: October 21, 2007

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About Interwrite Learning
Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. Interactive solutions, including the Interwrite Board, Pad and Panel all come with Interwrite Workspace, a next generation educational software application for creating, teaching and assessing student performance using digital content. Interwrite assessment solutions include Interwrite Cricket and PRS clickers, members of a powerful student response system that combines interaction and assessment to enhance classroom productivity and improve student results. Interwrite Learning has a rich 32-year history of delivering interactive solutions that are changing how the world learns.

About TeacherTube.com
TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. TeacherTube seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. Most importantly, TeacherTube community members are a major part of the evolution of the site. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner.




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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Latest Issue of British Journal of Educational Technology.


Check out these articles in the latest issue of British Journal of Educational Technology.


A stakeholder approach to implementing e-learning in a university
By John Cook, Debbie Holley and David Andrew
British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 38, Issue 5, Page 784-794.
Abstract
This paper describes the most recent phase in a mature e-learning project, in the area of reusable learning objects, that has attempted to bring about technological and cultural change. Following an overview of the project and organisational context, an institutional change model is described that helps managers and stakeholders to identify critical interactions among processes and that emphasises the need to recognise interdependencies among technology, practice and strategy.

Embedding blended learning in a university's teaching culture: Experiences and reflections
By Hugh C. Davis and Karen Fill
British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 38, Issue 5, Page 817-828.
Abstract
Blended learning, the combination of traditional face-to-face teaching methods with authentic online learning activities, has the potential to transform student-learning experiences and outcomes. In spite of this advantage, university teachers often find it difficult to adopt new online techniques, in part because institutional practices are still geared to support more traditional approaches.

Critical success factors for e-learning and institutional change—some organisational perspectives on campus-wide e-learning
By Su White
British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 38, Issue 5, Page 840-850.
Abstract
Computer technology has been harnessed for education in UK universities ever since the first computers for research were installed at 10 selected sites in 1957. Subsequently, real costs have fallen dramatically. Processing power has increased; network and communications infrastructure has proliferated, and information has become unimaginably accessible through the Internet and the World Wide Web. However, perhaps because higher education institutions are resistant to change, educational technology in universities has not managed to match the ubiquity of technology in everyday life.


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Online-learning patent dispute heats up by Robert L. Jacobson


Despite recent developments in the case, Blackboard's suit of rival Desire2Learn is likely to drag on quite a while, experts say
With a lot of intricate back-and-forth on the legal front lately, online-learning enthusiasts might be forgiven for wondering whether a high-stakes patent dispute between Blackboard Inc. and Desire2Learn Inc. (D2L)--two companies that make enterprise software for web-based course management--will be resolved anytime soon.
In a recent development, a magistrate judge in a federal district court in Texas challenged terminology involved in Blackboard's claims in a patent-infringement lawsuit against D2L--invalidating some of the claims, at least for the time being. Some observers saw the magistrate's opinion, which was issued in early August after a hearing and arguments by both sides, as a major setback for Blackboard, but the company disagreed with that interpretation.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Educators' eZine


Write for Educators' eZine

Do you teach with technology? Run a school or program? Head up the technology effort? Serve as Library/Media or Technology Coordinator? Provide professional development? Or work with educational technology in other ways? If so, we want to hear from you — to publish your article on http://www.techlearning.com/.
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You'll join hundreds of authors who've written for techLEARNING.com, the web site of Technology & Learning magazine.
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Below are some articles from Educators' eZine

Teaching Teachers to Track Tech Tips
By Nanette I. Marcum-Dietrich
Countless k-12 classrooms today use technology to enhance student learning. This technology may be simple, such as a calculator, or part of an elaborate program, such as laptops in a one-to-one initiative. If you take the time to sit and watch the rhythm of the learning experiences in almost any classroom, you will likely encounter at least one unique integration of technology that even the most seasoned, technologically savvy, educator had not thought of before.
Read more...

You've Got Mail - A Dozen Educators' Newsletters
By Larry Ferlazzo
Larry Ferlazzo wrote a short article,
Keeping Up-To-Date On Web Resources in the July, 2007 issue of Educators eZine sharing a list of ten free email newsletters that I've found helpful to me in my work as a teacher. There wasn't space to fit a complete list of my favorites. Here's a dozen more that I recommend:
Read more...

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Source: TechLEARNING


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