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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How and Why Organizations are Moving to Mobile Learning

Check out these three reports published today to help you go mobile by Brandon Hall Research.


The United Nations predicts the global human population will reach about 6.3 billion by the end of 2009. Technology analysts predict that, by then, 2.6 billion mobile phones will be in use. That works out to
41 percent of the world population carrying mobile phones by the end of 2009.
The immense popularity of mobile phones is laying the technological foundation for mobile learning. A number of business drivers are influencing the adoption of mobile learning in the workplace.
Perhaps you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting for proof that mobile learning isn't just a fad. The reality is that new mobile learning initiatives are making the news daily.

Google Trends chart showing the growth in news stories about mobile learning

If you aren't using mobile learning today, you probably will be tomorrow.
Read more...

Related links
Mobile Learning Comes of Age: How and Why Organizations are Moving to Learning on Mobile Devices
Mobile Learning: Tools and Technologies for Creating Engaging Content
Mobile Learning: The Essential Information for Training Professionals

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Source: Brandon Hall Research


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How and Why Organizations are Moving to Mobile Learning

Check out these three reports published today to help you go mobile by Brandon Hall Research.


The United Nations predicts the global human population will reach about 6.3 billion by the end of 2009. Technology analysts predict that, by then, 2.6 billion mobile phones will be in use. That works out to
41 percent of the world population carrying mobile phones by the end of 2009.
The immense popularity of mobile phones is laying the technological foundation for mobile learning. A number of business drivers are influencing the adoption of mobile learning in the workplace.
Perhaps you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting for proof that mobile learning isn't just a fad. The reality is that new mobile learning initiatives are making the news daily.

Google Trends chart showing the growth in news stories about mobile learning

If you aren't using mobile learning today, you probably will be tomorrow.
Read more...

Related links
Mobile Learning Comes of Age: How and Why Organizations are Moving to Learning on Mobile Devices
Mobile Learning: Tools and Technologies for Creating Engaging Content
Mobile Learning: The Essential Information for Training Professionals

Enjoy reading these reports!
Source: Brandon Hall Research


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New Study Shows the Unintended Consequences of Moving More Pupils Into Eighth Grade Algebra and Other Advanced Math Classes

A new report out yesterday, from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution.


The report by Tom Loveless finds that the nation’s push to challenge more students by placing them in advanced math classes in eighth grade has had unintended and damaging consequences, as some 120,000 middle-schoolers are now struggling in advanced classes for which they are woefully unprepared.
"The ‘democratization of algebra’ sounds like a worthy goal – it certainly stems from good intentions," says Tom Loveless, the Brown Center’s director and author of the new study, which is being released as an advance excerpt of the 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education.
But, he adds, "when a large number of students who don’t even know basic arithmetic are placed in classes with students several grade levels ahead of them, the result is false democratization. That’s bad for the misplaced students, and it’s bad for their well-prepared classmates too."

The full report will be published in December 2008.

Read more...

Related link
Information about other Brown Center events and publications, please visit the Brown Center's website at:
http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2008/0922_education_loveless.aspx

Source: Brown Center on Education Policy


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New Study Shows the Unintended Consequences of Moving More Pupils Into Eighth Grade Algebra and Other Advanced Math Classes

A new report out yesterday, from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution.


The report by Tom Loveless finds that the nation’s push to challenge more students by placing them in advanced math classes in eighth grade has had unintended and damaging consequences, as some 120,000 middle-schoolers are now struggling in advanced classes for which they are woefully unprepared.
"The ‘democratization of algebra’ sounds like a worthy goal – it certainly stems from good intentions," says Tom Loveless, the Brown Center’s director and author of the new study, which is being released as an advance excerpt of the 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education.
But, he adds, "when a large number of students who don’t even know basic arithmetic are placed in classes with students several grade levels ahead of them, the result is false democratization. That’s bad for the misplaced students, and it’s bad for their well-prepared classmates too."

The full report will be published in December 2008.

Read more...

Related link
Information about other Brown Center events and publications, please visit the Brown Center's website at:
http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2008/0922_education_loveless.aspx

Source: Brown Center on Education Policy


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Monday, September 22, 2008

T.H.E. Journal Online!

Here's what's new on T.H.E. Journal's site today.

NASA Launches 'eClips' for Online Science Education
By Dave Nagel

NASA has launched a new online digital media service to foster science education in the 2008-2009 school year. Dubbed "eClips," the new service offers short, on demand video clips focused on space science and engineering, along with environmental sciences.
eClips is a partnership between NASA and
YouTube, Internet Archive, CaptionMax, and the National Institute of Aerospace.
NASA eClips currently includes 55 individual five- to 10-minute sceince-focused video clips.
Read more...

Edutopia Offers Free Video Content on iTunes U
By
Chris Riedel


Edutopia has announced the availability of its Core Concept documentary videos through the iTunes U Beyond Campus portal, providing free, 24/7-access to material showcasing public school innovations. The videos cover a range of topics, including project learning, technology integration, teacher development, and social and emotional learning, among others.
Read more...

Source: T.H.E. Journal


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T.H.E. Journal Online!

Here's what's new on T.H.E. Journal's site today.

NASA Launches 'eClips' for Online Science Education
By Dave Nagel

NASA has launched a new online digital media service to foster science education in the 2008-2009 school year. Dubbed "eClips," the new service offers short, on demand video clips focused on space science and engineering, along with environmental sciences.
eClips is a partnership between NASA and
YouTube, Internet Archive, CaptionMax, and the National Institute of Aerospace.
NASA eClips currently includes 55 individual five- to 10-minute sceince-focused video clips.
Read more...

Edutopia Offers Free Video Content on iTunes U
By
Chris Riedel


Edutopia has announced the availability of its Core Concept documentary videos through the iTunes U Beyond Campus portal, providing free, 24/7-access to material showcasing public school innovations. The videos cover a range of topics, including project learning, technology integration, teacher development, and social and emotional learning, among others.
Read more...

Source: T.H.E. Journal


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eSchool Top News and Site of the Week Online

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

As more first-year students need remedial math instruction, no-cost online programs are coming to the aid of college leaders
By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor, eSchool News


College officials nationwide are concerned about the number of recent high school graduates in need of remedial math courses, and some schools have turned to free online programs that could preserve shrinking operating budgets.
The problem affects colleges of all types, but community colleges seem to be particularly hard hit. More than 60 percent of students in community colleges need some kind of remedial class—most often, math training—before they can take credit-bearing courses, according to recent studies. This comes with a price tag: A study published this summer shows that community colleges spend more than $1.4 billion on remedial courses every year.
The "Making the Grade, Version 3.0" study was conducted by Pearson, a company that specializes in digital curriculum for pre-kindergarteners through college-age students. Pearson also is the creator of MyMathLab, a free online math program designed to help students in college math, including remedial courses.
Read more...

Related links
Rio Salado College Online
Pearson's Making the Grade study
American Association of Community Colleges
Read my earliere blog entry below: (Saturday, September 20, 2008)
Report Finds Pearson's Math Programs Improve Student Achievement, Help Reduce Costs

Sophisticated software and new online collaborations are helping students of all abilities acquire key art concepts and skills
By Laura Devaney, Senior Editor, eSchool News

In art, as in life at large, technology has changed everything – or, more precisely, almost everything. In art classes at schools and universities today, new and emerging software is rendering art appreciation and even actual artistic production accessible to a far greater number of interested students and aspiring artists than ever before.
In the classic approach, talented apprentices toil under the tutelage of a highly skilled master to perfect their skills and learn the fundamentals of their art. That approach works well for the talented few but not so well for those who lack dogged desire or raw native talent. It also imposes strict limits on the number of individuals permitted to benefit from the wisdom, skill, and experience of the master.
To a remarkable degree, technology in the service of art and art education is changing all that.
Read more...

Related links
Corel
Serif
Fablevision
Sony IPAX Program

Site of the Week

New web site sheds light on a top career choice for young women

Research indicates that low enrollment rates of young women choosing engineering as their major have led to dwindling numbers of women entering the profession, suggesting that high school girls don't perceive engineering as relevant to their educational or professional goals. Now, a new national campaign--called "Engineer Your Life"--intends to change that.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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eSchool Top News and Site of the Week Online

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

As more first-year students need remedial math instruction, no-cost online programs are coming to the aid of college leaders
By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor, eSchool News


College officials nationwide are concerned about the number of recent high school graduates in need of remedial math courses, and some schools have turned to free online programs that could preserve shrinking operating budgets.
The problem affects colleges of all types, but community colleges seem to be particularly hard hit. More than 60 percent of students in community colleges need some kind of remedial class—most often, math training—before they can take credit-bearing courses, according to recent studies. This comes with a price tag: A study published this summer shows that community colleges spend more than $1.4 billion on remedial courses every year.
The "Making the Grade, Version 3.0" study was conducted by Pearson, a company that specializes in digital curriculum for pre-kindergarteners through college-age students. Pearson also is the creator of MyMathLab, a free online math program designed to help students in college math, including remedial courses.
Read more...

Related links
Rio Salado College Online
Pearson's Making the Grade study
American Association of Community Colleges
Read my earliere blog entry below: (Saturday, September 20, 2008)
Report Finds Pearson's Math Programs Improve Student Achievement, Help Reduce Costs

Sophisticated software and new online collaborations are helping students of all abilities acquire key art concepts and skills
By Laura Devaney, Senior Editor, eSchool News

In art, as in life at large, technology has changed everything – or, more precisely, almost everything. In art classes at schools and universities today, new and emerging software is rendering art appreciation and even actual artistic production accessible to a far greater number of interested students and aspiring artists than ever before.
In the classic approach, talented apprentices toil under the tutelage of a highly skilled master to perfect their skills and learn the fundamentals of their art. That approach works well for the talented few but not so well for those who lack dogged desire or raw native talent. It also imposes strict limits on the number of individuals permitted to benefit from the wisdom, skill, and experience of the master.
To a remarkable degree, technology in the service of art and art education is changing all that.
Read more...

Related links
Corel
Serif
Fablevision
Sony IPAX Program

Site of the Week

New web site sheds light on a top career choice for young women

Research indicates that low enrollment rates of young women choosing engineering as their major have led to dwindling numbers of women entering the profession, suggesting that high school girls don't perceive engineering as relevant to their educational or professional goals. Now, a new national campaign--called "Engineer Your Life"--intends to change that.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gapminder

Since the Trendalyzer development was taken over by Google the Gapminder Foundation maintain the same aim and uses Trendalyzer and its resources to produce videos and web service showing major global development trends with animated statistics.


On the Gapminder website, visitors are reminded to mind a variety of gaps, whether they be in income inequality or quality of health care.

This rather absorbing website was created as a non-profit venture to promote "sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information." The site makes use of Trendanalyzer software to offer visualizations related to questions that include "Which country has the best teeth in the world?" and "Who gets what: Farm subsidies".
Read more...


Related links
Hans Rosling (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Talks Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world
Gapminder World Blog

Source: Internet Scout Project


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Gapminder

Since the Trendalyzer development was taken over by Google the Gapminder Foundation maintain the same aim and uses Trendalyzer and its resources to produce videos and web service showing major global development trends with animated statistics.


On the Gapminder website, visitors are reminded to mind a variety of gaps, whether they be in income inequality or quality of health care.

This rather absorbing website was created as a non-profit venture to promote "sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information." The site makes use of Trendanalyzer software to offer visualizations related to questions that include "Which country has the best teeth in the world?" and "Who gets what: Farm subsidies".
Read more...


Related links
Hans Rosling (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Talks Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world
Gapminder World Blog

Source: Internet Scout Project


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Elliott Masie’s Learning 2008 Conference


Details:
Learning 2008 - "All About Learning"

  • Host: Elliott Masie
  • Co-Hosts: The Learning CONSORTIUM & ASTD
  • Dates: October 26 - 29, 2008
  • Location: Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Advanced Registration Tuition Rates:
    Corporate: $1,395
    Academic, Government, Non-Profit: $1,295
    Learning CONSORTIUM Members: $1,295

Content (Video & Audio) From Learning 2007: http://www.learningwiki.com

Source: Learning 2008


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Elliott Masie’s Learning 2008 Conference


Details:
Learning 2008 - "All About Learning"

  • Host: Elliott Masie
  • Co-Hosts: The Learning CONSORTIUM & ASTD
  • Dates: October 26 - 29, 2008
  • Location: Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Advanced Registration Tuition Rates:
    Corporate: $1,395
    Academic, Government, Non-Profit: $1,295
    Learning CONSORTIUM Members: $1,295

Content (Video & Audio) From Learning 2007: http://www.learningwiki.com

Source: Learning 2008


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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Report Finds Pearson's Math Programs Improve Student Achievement, Help Reduce Costs

"Making The Grade" includes 20 data-driven case studies that show how MyMathLab and MathXL have changed the way math is taught and learned at schools across the U.S.
Each case was written by faculty or instructors and discusses the student results they have observed over time.

According to the report, instructors who required the use of MyMathLab or MathXL experienced higher retention rates, higher pass rates, and/or higher subsequent success rates. These changes are especially meaningful for remedial and prerequisite math courses, and can help ensure that students who previously constituted the largest percentage of drop/fail/withdrawals not only stay in school, but graduate having mastered important concepts.
The report illustrates the consistently positive impact that MyMathLab (MML) and MathXL (MXL) have on the quality of learning and cost reduction in higher education math instruction.
It examines how MML and MXL can be successfully implemented in any environment--lab-based, hybrid, distance learning, traditional--and demonstrates the quantifiable difference that integrated usage of these products has on student retention, subsequent success, and overall achievement.
Read more...

Related links

College Students "Making the Grade" With MyMathLab, MathXL
MAKING THE GRADE, V.3

Source: MyMathLab and Marketwire


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Report Finds Pearson's Math Programs Improve Student Achievement, Help Reduce Costs

"Making The Grade" includes 20 data-driven case studies that show how MyMathLab and MathXL have changed the way math is taught and learned at schools across the U.S.
Each case was written by faculty or instructors and discusses the student results they have observed over time.

According to the report, instructors who required the use of MyMathLab or MathXL experienced higher retention rates, higher pass rates, and/or higher subsequent success rates. These changes are especially meaningful for remedial and prerequisite math courses, and can help ensure that students who previously constituted the largest percentage of drop/fail/withdrawals not only stay in school, but graduate having mastered important concepts.
The report illustrates the consistently positive impact that MyMathLab (MML) and MathXL (MXL) have on the quality of learning and cost reduction in higher education math instruction.
It examines how MML and MXL can be successfully implemented in any environment--lab-based, hybrid, distance learning, traditional--and demonstrates the quantifiable difference that integrated usage of these products has on student retention, subsequent success, and overall achievement.
Read more...

Related links

College Students "Making the Grade" With MyMathLab, MathXL
MAKING THE GRADE, V.3

Source: MyMathLab and Marketwire


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Tech & Learning's September 2008 Issue is online now.

Looking to freshen up your credentials but don't have the time to do the grad school thing at night?
See which universities award real sheepskin for virtual degree programs.


How to Get your MEd Online by Sascha Zuger
Many students feel they get more interaction with both professor and peers in the online format, as the flexibility of an unlimited connection isn't restricted to a once-a-week two-hour session. A number of traditional universities now offer online options, which can make sifting through the long list of offerings intimidating. Here are highlighted some of the top programs in this article.
Read more...

Source: Tech & Learning's September 2008 Issue


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Tech & Learning's September 2008 Issue is online now.

Looking to freshen up your credentials but don't have the time to do the grad school thing at night?
See which universities award real sheepskin for virtual degree programs.


How to Get your MEd Online by Sascha Zuger
Many students feel they get more interaction with both professor and peers in the online format, as the flexibility of an unlimited connection isn't restricted to a once-a-week two-hour session. A number of traditional universities now offer online options, which can make sifting through the long list of offerings intimidating. Here are highlighted some of the top programs in this article.
Read more...

Source: Tech & Learning's September 2008 Issue


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elearningeuropa.info Newsletter - September 2008

The e-learning Newsletter brings you news about current issues, open calls, forthcoming events and e-learning resources.
Take a look at this interesting line-up below.

NEW LANGUAGES.
The newsletter is now available also in Bulgarian and Romanian. To update your language and newsletter settings please login on the portal and access “My profile”.

CALL FOR PAPERS.
The eLearning Papers seeks articles on digital literacy. The papers should address topics such as learning and social (e)inclusion, information literacy, new e-skills and lifelong learning, etc. The deadline for article submissions is 10 November, 2008.

NEW LLP PROJECTS.
The selection 2008 of Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig projects under the Lifelong Learning programme (DG EAC/30/07) has been published.

NEW REPORT:
Active Ageing and the Potential of ICT for Learning. The report, published by the IPTS, argues that ICT have an important role to play in developing learning opportunities for older people in an ageing society. It concludes that holistic policies are needed to support learning opportunities in ageing societies, enabled by ICT.

eureleA – EUROPEAN eLEARNING AWARD.
The competition selects the best-practice projects in eLearning for job training and further education. Submission closes on 20 October 2008.

ICT 2008, 25-27 November, Lyon, France.
The Europe's biggest research event for information and communication technologies is organised by the European Commission and hosted by the French Presidency of the European Union.

PROJECT OF THE MONTH.
The FoCus project aims at fostering synergies between public policies in support of eBusiness for SMEs. The final conference will be held on 29 September 2008 in Brussels.

iTEC08, 6-7 November, Darmstadt, Germany.
The new ICT-congress for enterprises presents the latest international trends in information and communication technologies as well as the most important trends. The congress includes also the award ceremony for the European Innovative Games Award.

ePORTFOLIO and DIGITAL IDENTITY 2008, 22-24 October, Maastricht.
This year’s key thematic conference celebrates the increasing level of international ePortfolio implementation for the enhancement of the personal learning environment and organisational, community and territorial learning. Principal themes include ePortfolio research, interoperability and ePortfolios for regions, healthcare and employability. Registration is now open.

iLEARNING FORUM 2009, 19-20 January, Paris.
Calls for contributions are now open for this international bilingual Conference and Exhibition, this year expanded with the addition of a conference dedicated to the Recognition and Accreditation of Competencies (RAC). The theme of this year's iLearning Forum is 'Integrated learning: embedding learning technologies for individual and organisational development'.


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elearningeuropa.info Newsletter - September 2008

The e-learning Newsletter brings you news about current issues, open calls, forthcoming events and e-learning resources.
Take a look at this interesting line-up below.

NEW LANGUAGES.
The newsletter is now available also in Bulgarian and Romanian. To update your language and newsletter settings please login on the portal and access “My profile”.

CALL FOR PAPERS.
The eLearning Papers seeks articles on digital literacy. The papers should address topics such as learning and social (e)inclusion, information literacy, new e-skills and lifelong learning, etc. The deadline for article submissions is 10 November, 2008.

NEW LLP PROJECTS.
The selection 2008 of Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig projects under the Lifelong Learning programme (DG EAC/30/07) has been published.

NEW REPORT:
Active Ageing and the Potential of ICT for Learning. The report, published by the IPTS, argues that ICT have an important role to play in developing learning opportunities for older people in an ageing society. It concludes that holistic policies are needed to support learning opportunities in ageing societies, enabled by ICT.

eureleA – EUROPEAN eLEARNING AWARD.
The competition selects the best-practice projects in eLearning for job training and further education. Submission closes on 20 October 2008.

ICT 2008, 25-27 November, Lyon, France.
The Europe's biggest research event for information and communication technologies is organised by the European Commission and hosted by the French Presidency of the European Union.

PROJECT OF THE MONTH.
The FoCus project aims at fostering synergies between public policies in support of eBusiness for SMEs. The final conference will be held on 29 September 2008 in Brussels.

iTEC08, 6-7 November, Darmstadt, Germany.
The new ICT-congress for enterprises presents the latest international trends in information and communication technologies as well as the most important trends. The congress includes also the award ceremony for the European Innovative Games Award.

ePORTFOLIO and DIGITAL IDENTITY 2008, 22-24 October, Maastricht.
This year’s key thematic conference celebrates the increasing level of international ePortfolio implementation for the enhancement of the personal learning environment and organisational, community and territorial learning. Principal themes include ePortfolio research, interoperability and ePortfolios for regions, healthcare and employability. Registration is now open.

iLEARNING FORUM 2009, 19-20 January, Paris.
Calls for contributions are now open for this international bilingual Conference and Exhibition, this year expanded with the addition of a conference dedicated to the Recognition and Accreditation of Competencies (RAC). The theme of this year's iLearning Forum is 'Integrated learning: embedding learning technologies for individual and organisational development'.


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

MBA, the asynchronous way by Taru Bahl

Subash Bijlani, professor of practice, business and executive programs, University of Maryland University College, USA, has students from as varied backgrounds as possible — from a 60-year old grandmother of a home-run enterprise to a businessman wanting to do his second MBA.

Bijlani is a great advocate of ‘asynchronous learning’, a concept that began to be talked about in the late 1990s. According to Bijlani, asynchronous learning is the best way of upgrading knowledge without making drastic changes in lifestyle or routine, and without the stress of sitting through competitive exams.

About Subash Bijlani

He is President of Magnus Engineers Pvt. Ltd., engaged in management consultancy and education & training in the fields of technology, operations management, business development, quality, and intellectual capital development and management.
He was earlier with the British MNC, Molins PLC, for some fifteen years as the Managing Director and CEO of their Indian subsidiary. He has served on the Boards of Governors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and a number of companies and academic institutions in India.
Subash graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He also holds postgraduate Diplomas in Computer Management and Finance. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member/fellow of a number of professional and learned bodies in India and abroad.

Source: livemint.com


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MBA, the asynchronous way by Taru Bahl

Subash Bijlani, professor of practice, business and executive programs, University of Maryland University College, USA, has students from as varied backgrounds as possible — from a 60-year old grandmother of a home-run enterprise to a businessman wanting to do his second MBA.

Bijlani is a great advocate of ‘asynchronous learning’, a concept that began to be talked about in the late 1990s. According to Bijlani, asynchronous learning is the best way of upgrading knowledge without making drastic changes in lifestyle or routine, and without the stress of sitting through competitive exams.

About Subash Bijlani

He is President of Magnus Engineers Pvt. Ltd., engaged in management consultancy and education & training in the fields of technology, operations management, business development, quality, and intellectual capital development and management.
He was earlier with the British MNC, Molins PLC, for some fifteen years as the Managing Director and CEO of their Indian subsidiary. He has served on the Boards of Governors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and a number of companies and academic institutions in India.
Subash graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He also holds postgraduate Diplomas in Computer Management and Finance. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member/fellow of a number of professional and learned bodies in India and abroad.

Source: livemint.com


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FREE Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom Workshop

Jennifer Rausch, Atomic Learning, Inc. has been in touch to reminds us about the following event: a limited-time complimentary workshop on Web 2.0 in the classroom.


The Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom workshop was created by Vicki Davis, recognized Web 2.0 expert and creator of the Cool Cat Teacher blog, for Atomic Learning.

In the Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom workshop, Davis herself utilizes Atomic Learning’s short, show-and-tell video tutorials to guide users through flattening their classroom by expanding it to include global communities and collaboration tools.
The workshop is a valuable resource for educators seeking to integrate technology and includes over 80 tutorials on topics such as Applying ISTE NETS standards to your project, Connecting Classrooms online, Digital Citizenship and Safety and many more.
The workshop can be accessed free of charge by visiting
www.AtomicLearning.com/7sfc_wb2

About Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed in 2000 by a group of technology educators with a mission to create useful and affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology.
Atomic Learning delivers a library of thousands of short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorial movies that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training resource.
Atomic Learning now serves more than eight million users and 12,000 school districts and universities in all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries, as well as individuals and organizations in a variety of other industries.

Related link

Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom - Workshop file(s).


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FREE Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom Workshop

Jennifer Rausch, Atomic Learning, Inc. has been in touch to reminds us about the following event: a limited-time complimentary workshop on Web 2.0 in the classroom.


The Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom workshop was created by Vicki Davis, recognized Web 2.0 expert and creator of the Cool Cat Teacher blog, for Atomic Learning.

In the Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom workshop, Davis herself utilizes Atomic Learning’s short, show-and-tell video tutorials to guide users through flattening their classroom by expanding it to include global communities and collaboration tools.
The workshop is a valuable resource for educators seeking to integrate technology and includes over 80 tutorials on topics such as Applying ISTE NETS standards to your project, Connecting Classrooms online, Digital Citizenship and Safety and many more.
The workshop can be accessed free of charge by visiting
www.AtomicLearning.com/7sfc_wb2

About Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed in 2000 by a group of technology educators with a mission to create useful and affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology.
Atomic Learning delivers a library of thousands of short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorial movies that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training resource.
Atomic Learning now serves more than eight million users and 12,000 school districts and universities in all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries, as well as individuals and organizations in a variety of other industries.

Related link

Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom - Workshop file(s).


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New Book: Drupal in Education and E-Learning

Bill Fitzgerald, of FunnyMonkey, has written Drupal for Education and E-learning, expected from Packt Publishing October 2008.


Social media in the classroom provide unique opportunities for teaching and learning.

This book helps you break through the hype, and shows you how to build a site in Drupal that incorporates the Web in your class, on your terms, to achieve specific learning goals.
The book focuses around creating educational activities in Drupal, with lots of examples of realistic courses and classroom ideas – and how to implement them.
I could not have been written this book without the support and help of
fellow primates Marc Poris and Jeff Graham.
Also, Peter Wolanin and Michael Peacock, two of the technical editors, gave me some great feedback that helped during the revision process.
Read more...

Related links
Bill Fitzgerald: Drupal in the Classroom (Video)
Drupal (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

About Bill Fitzgerald
He was born in 1968, and worked as a teacher for 16 years. During that time, he taught English and History, and worked as a Technology Director at the K12 level. Bill began using technology in his own teaching in the early 90s; from there, he moved on to database design and systems administration.
During that time, Bill began developing strategies to support technology integration in 1:1 laptop systems, and in desktop computing environments. In 2003, Bill and Marc Poris founded FunnyMonkey, a Drupal development shop working primarily within education.
Bill started and manages the Drupal in Education group on http://groups.drupal.org/, and is active in various educational and open-source communities.
Bill blogs about education and technology at http://funnymonkey.com/blog.
When Bill is not staring deeply into computer screens, he can be found riding his fixed gear bicycle through Portland, OR, or spending far too much time drinking coffee.


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New Book: Drupal in Education and E-Learning

Bill Fitzgerald, of FunnyMonkey, has written Drupal for Education and E-learning, expected from Packt Publishing October 2008.


Social media in the classroom provide unique opportunities for teaching and learning.

This book helps you break through the hype, and shows you how to build a site in Drupal that incorporates the Web in your class, on your terms, to achieve specific learning goals.
The book focuses around creating educational activities in Drupal, with lots of examples of realistic courses and classroom ideas – and how to implement them.
I could not have been written this book without the support and help of
fellow primates Marc Poris and Jeff Graham.
Also, Peter Wolanin and Michael Peacock, two of the technical editors, gave me some great feedback that helped during the revision process.
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Related links
Bill Fitzgerald: Drupal in the Classroom (Video)
Drupal (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

About Bill Fitzgerald
He was born in 1968, and worked as a teacher for 16 years. During that time, he taught English and History, and worked as a Technology Director at the K12 level. Bill began using technology in his own teaching in the early 90s; from there, he moved on to database design and systems administration.
During that time, Bill began developing strategies to support technology integration in 1:1 laptop systems, and in desktop computing environments. In 2003, Bill and Marc Poris founded FunnyMonkey, a Drupal development shop working primarily within education.
Bill started and manages the Drupal in Education group on http://groups.drupal.org/, and is active in various educational and open-source communities.
Bill blogs about education and technology at http://funnymonkey.com/blog.
When Bill is not staring deeply into computer screens, he can be found riding his fixed gear bicycle through Portland, OR, or spending far too much time drinking coffee.


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Monday, September 15, 2008

eSchool Top News and Site of the Week Online

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

U.S. schools must teach 21st-century skills for the nation to be globally competitive, it says.

Creating a 21st-century education system that prepares students, workers, and citizens to triumph in the global skills race is the central economic competitiveness issue currently facing the United States, according to a new report from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The report provides a sobering wake-up call for the nation's civic and education leaders.
The report, called "21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness," argues that for the United States to be globally competitive--and for states to attract growth industries and create jobs--the nation requires a fresh approach to education that recognizes the critical role 21st-century skills play in the workplace.
Read more...

Related link
21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness

Some experts call legislation aimed at online cheating 'redundant,' 'insulting'
By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor, eSchool News

The higher-education law signed by President Bush last month (See
"Congress: Schools must clamp down on file sharing") demands that colleges authenticate test takers in online courses through the use of sophisticated identification technology or with exam proctors. While some high-ed officials believe the law will help lend greater credibility to online learning, others say the new mandate is largely unnecessary.
The legislation promotes use of the latest monitoring methods, such as web cameras and keystroke recording, to ensure that test takers are, indeed, the students enrolled in an online course. Some campus officials and experts in online learning say distance educators have always taken precautions during exams, and they say the law questions the validity of distance learning itself—implying that online students cheat, while failing to impose strict anti-cheating policies on students in a traditional classroom.
Read more...

Related links
Excelsior College
DETC
Western Governors University
Troy University

Site of the Week

Online multimedia gallery offers videos on various science topics
The National Science Foundation's Multimedia Gallery features nearly 100 videos and webcasts on a wide range of science topics, including a fossil that might represent the first vertebrate to emerge from the sea; turning forest-industry waste into fuel and textiles; "superglue" produced by aquatic bacteria; a house built on a "shake table" (earthquake research); teaching robots to swim; 14 engineering challenges for the 21st century; solving a crime scene mystery; a 60-second history of the universe; earth's deep-time archives; dinosaurs; and more.
Read more...

Enjoy your reading!
Source: eSchool News


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eSchool Top News and Site of the Week Online

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

U.S. schools must teach 21st-century skills for the nation to be globally competitive, it says.

Creating a 21st-century education system that prepares students, workers, and citizens to triumph in the global skills race is the central economic competitiveness issue currently facing the United States, according to a new report from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The report provides a sobering wake-up call for the nation's civic and education leaders.
The report, called "21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness," argues that for the United States to be globally competitive--and for states to attract growth industries and create jobs--the nation requires a fresh approach to education that recognizes the critical role 21st-century skills play in the workplace.
Read more...

Related link
21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness

Some experts call legislation aimed at online cheating 'redundant,' 'insulting'
By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor, eSchool News

The higher-education law signed by President Bush last month (See
"Congress: Schools must clamp down on file sharing") demands that colleges authenticate test takers in online courses through the use of sophisticated identification technology or with exam proctors. While some high-ed officials believe the law will help lend greater credibility to online learning, others say the new mandate is largely unnecessary.
The legislation promotes use of the latest monitoring methods, such as web cameras and keystroke recording, to ensure that test takers are, indeed, the students enrolled in an online course. Some campus officials and experts in online learning say distance educators have always taken precautions during exams, and they say the law questions the validity of distance learning itself—implying that online students cheat, while failing to impose strict anti-cheating policies on students in a traditional classroom.
Read more...

Related links
Excelsior College
DETC
Western Governors University
Troy University

Site of the Week

Online multimedia gallery offers videos on various science topics
The National Science Foundation's Multimedia Gallery features nearly 100 videos and webcasts on a wide range of science topics, including a fossil that might represent the first vertebrate to emerge from the sea; turning forest-industry waste into fuel and textiles; "superglue" produced by aquatic bacteria; a house built on a "shake table" (earthquake research); teaching robots to swim; 14 engineering challenges for the 21st century; solving a crime scene mystery; a 60-second history of the universe; earth's deep-time archives; dinosaurs; and more.
Read more...

Enjoy your reading!
Source: eSchool News


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