How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Third, it isn’t just that writing a journal stimulates thought — it allows us to look at ourselves, our feelings, and our actions in a different way. Upload the journal template and make it available to learners. 3.
Top 50 Education and Technology Journals
JANUARY 8, 2012
Anyhow, a part of this has been to review the quality rankings of journals in the area. Using the SJR indicator, (González-Pereira et al, 2010) available through the SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal, Journals within Social Sciences and Education were ranked according to quality score. This list was then audited for likely relevant journals to arrive at the following ranking which could be used in part for the evaluation of research quality. American Educational Research Journal. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
At the same time reading up on wonderfully rich and open access journals or magazines makes my day. JOLT or the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: it is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education. Really working towards a global research community.
Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 2, 2011
A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. But it does suggest that other forms of expression or units of information are gaining power and prominence in journalism. I’ve argued elsewhere recently that freelancer writers should stop thinking of the word as their primary unit of value. That’s why we like them and use them so often.
Free special issue journal on #MOOC from JOLT
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Vol. 9, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at [link] ) has been published and is available online. connectivism journals education mooc In this issue you will find 12 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, nine of which comprise the much-awaited Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), guest edited by Dr. George Siemens (Athabasca University), Dr. Valerie Irvine (University of Victoria), and Dr. Jillianne Code (University of Victoria). Butler, Alisha Alam, Sarah A. Bruff, Douglas H. Fisher, Kathryn E. McEwen, and Blaine E. Stewart, Carole E.
IRRODL journal is out with rich online, #mobile and #eLearning articles
OCTOBER 2, 2013
online learning journals irrodl mooc eLearning The latest version of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning has just been published and as always it is packed with online, mobile and eLearning wisdom. There are a couple of OER related articles in this publication. One article that immediately got my attention was the OERscout technology framework by Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham. Just imagine finding the top-notch OER in a matter of minutes, what a wonderful world this would be.
Free journal issue on #OER Open Educational Resources #socialInclusion
AUGUST 8, 2012
Here is a great opportunity to look at the Journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. journals OER eLearning open educationThey have just released FREE ACCESS to the Distance Education Special Issue on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Social Inclusion (Volume 33, issue 2).
Journal of Learning Analytics
MAY 6, 2014
SoLAR just announced the inaugural issue of Journal of Learning Analytics. It is an open access journal. If you’re interested in data and analytics in learning, this is the journal for you! Interest in learning analytics is growing. It’s a data centric world and will only become more so in the future. have a short introduction to SoLAR and the main activities of the organization and the role (we hope) it plays in bringing together technical and social domains of learning
free #mLearning journal iJIM new issue published
OCTOBER 9, 2011
This is a nice mLeanring journal to send your papers to (short and full papers). International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies(iJIM) has just published its latest issue at [link]. Great new issue with topics on mobile gaming, mobile collaborative learning design, mobile learning performance support, language learning and other. At the end you can also find two calls for papers, one is for a special issue of iJIM on the topic of VANETS (combination social computing and cars/vehicles). mobile research paper mobile learning call for papers
Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: Creating Content In The Digital Age - Part 1
AUGUST 18, 2015
The focus of the class was on feature writing and digital storytelling (I’ll come back to this in a later blog) but it began by exploring why – and how – journalism in the digital age has to be different. . A few months ago I enjoyed attending a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley.
How to Make a Learning Journal in Adobe Captivate
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Journaling is essential if effective learning is to occur in a learning module, call it a learning journal. In fact, journaling is an important tool because it encourages reflection, critical thinking and group discussion. Now learners click the Notes widget to begin their journaling activity and learners type down their reflections while the course progresses. Using
How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses
JANUARY 24, 2012
received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Before we look at how to set up the learning journal, let’s review where it adds value: Connects elearning to real world activities.
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been going on privately, I’ve fallen out of the habit of scanning the latest abstracts and deep diving into particular studies. 1998).
Day One for visual journalling
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
AUGUST 24, 2015
Other benefits from Day One that you can change the date, too, so if you've forgotten to journal, you can still do it the next day and change the date. You could ask everybody to journal looking for specific changes. With Day One you keep your own journal which at some point you might share and discuss but in the first place it is a personal reflection tool.
Corporate Training - Journalism or Entertainment?
APRIL 1, 2009
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Call for Papers, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I are editing a special issue of Merlot’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (.pdf). The journal theme: massive open online courses (MOOCs). Extended abstracts of ~500 words are due Nov 15, 2012. Full papers due January 31, 2013. Please consider submitting if you’ve taken a MOOC, taught one, or just generally hate them
Honey I Shrunk the Storyline Variable Text
MAY 4, 2015
recent StoryLine project required that several journal entries be recorded as variables, and then displayed in a lightbox popup. The solution was to place all the journal entry variables in the same textbox, and place that inside a scrolling panel. . Now the journal entry text is back to normal size and displayed in a scrollable frame. It was an experiment gone bad!
Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism - Part 3
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Digital storytelling: what makes a good story and how do you write one? Made you look. But fire does play a part here, as you’ll see.
Is the ivory tower crumbling?
Learning with e's
JULY 13, 2015
In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals. We suspect that an average paper in a peer-reviewed journal is read completely at most by no more than 10 people.
New open journal #iJim issue is out on #mLearning topics
JULY 18, 2011
International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. We invite you to have a look at the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to read articles and items of interest. McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez) [link] Collaborative Rural Healthcare Network: A Conceptual Model (U. Raja, D.J.
Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: Creating Content In The Digital Age - Part 2
AUGUST 27, 2015
shared the parallels I’d drawn between the evolution of journalism and elearning and how we might learn from the way journalists are responding to the opportunities posed by the digital realm in which they now operate. Open, frequent and real - taking lessons from The Guardian. In my last blog I talked about my recent attendance at a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley. In this blog I look at three techniques that Jon Henley’s applies and suggest ways in which we might adapt them to produce digital content in a learning setting.
free online #elearning research articles from JOLT
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Vol. 9, No. 3 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) at [link] has been published and is available online. collaborative working eLearning journals online learning paper research The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. always nice. Victor J.
free BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd
JUNE 23, 2015
The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. assessment education eLearning higher education journal mooc networking participation researchThe full set of articles with available html and pdf's can be found here. Lozano and Víctor M. R.
#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy
MAY 15, 2014
In the free online, peer reviewed journal of Merlot, a nice set of articles was published in the March 2014 issue. collaborative learning eLearning journal mooc online learning pedagogy self-directed learning self-regulated learning technology The results suggest a high extent of technology deployment for learning and interactions by the participants in cMOOCs.
Exploring #seamless learning for #MOOC and #mobile
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
eLearning guild informal learning journals mLearning mobile mobile learning mooc seamless learning Seamless learning is still a new area, and the challenges are multiple. It is a bit of unexplored territory and as such I thought it would be good to launch it to the broader eLearning community. The full feature article can be read here. Getting the article written pushed my mind, now.
Lessons Learnt From The Evolution Of Journalism: How To Construct a Great Interactive Experience - Part 3.1
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
The right tool for the job. In my last blog I shared feature writer Jon Henley’s tips for writing good feature stories and suggested how we could apply them to digital learning content. One tip he shared during his Guardian Masterclass on digital storytelling was to identify the right type of media to tell different parts of the story. felt it was worth expanding on this, hence the arrival of this unplanned, additional blog. So let’s remind ourselves what works best when….
#mHealth opportunities and planning using #mLearning
MAY 7, 2013
mobile mLearning journals eLearning guild mobile learning health mhealth mHealth is a rapidly growing market. The interesting thing is that it actually reaches both patients and practitioners around the globe with all the people around the world using cell phones. The mHealth article is entitled Mobile Learning Support for Global Health. this is a great area to explore or expand.
#OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference
APRIL 24, 2014
education eLearning journal knowledge knowledge management learning analytics OER open education research The Open Praxis special issue from the Open CourseWare Conferenence (OCW) 2014 that took place in Ljubliana, Slovenia is just published. This issue features a selection of papers. Our experience and user research confirm this. To find analytics, metrics are necessary, but not sufficient.
Free research articles from JOLT: self-regulated learning, online learning, tutor support
MARCH 26, 2014
Vol. 9, No. 4 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at [link] currentissue.html ) has been published and is available online. JOLT is a nice journal, so for those interested in getting the new issues in their mailbox, you can subscribe online here: [link] joltnews/joltlistserv.php? eLearning journals online learning self-directed learning self-regulated learning The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 articles concerned with various aspects of online learnin g and teaching. action=add.) CONTENTS – Vol. 9, No.
When the dam breaks.
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Recently, several writers have bemoaned the fact that a) there is often a significant time delay between the submission of papers to academic journals, and the papers actually reaching the reader b) many of the top, elite journals we are expected to publish in are in fact read by a very small percentage of the community the research is intended to reach. This is the way it should be.
Why are #IRRODL articles such a pleasure to read? New free issue
JUNE 26, 2015
There are numerous EdTech related journals out there, but whenever I read the abstracts of most new IRRODL issues , I am intrigued. blended learning eLearning journal mobile learning mooc online learning researchIs it my love for Canada which makes me more susceptible for possible news? Is it because I like the editors? Is it the determination to offer a platform to international authors that want to share research? Is it their website visuals using people from all ages, looks and combinations? And I have another couple of articles ready for reading. Koehler, Erin D.
New free #research articles #IRRODL lots of interesting papers
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Thirdly, and not surprisingly in any ODL journal, South African, Balkan, Chinese, and Taiwanese researchers give us the results of their investigations into the use of specific distance learning tools. education eLearning identity journals LMS mLearning mobile learning mooc paper IRRODL has a new issue out, gathering papers from across the globe. Did not have time to read it yet, but I put many papers in my ''to read'' folder based on interesting titles and related abstracts. The relationship of satisfaction to learning is, of course, its own topic, also often researched.
There Is No Chalk
JANUARY 24, 2012
I read this story on Business Insider, and it proceeded to do nothing more than annoy me. Not because I feel some amount of trepidation over the problems the United States faces with cheaper competition in labor markets abroad, but because this story is just restating what we already know, while apparently seeking to send readers in the U.S. into a tailspin of doubt.Is the transplant of. workforce human performance china united states
Proceedings from recent #MOOC conference
APRIL 9, 2014
conferences journals mooc research Just a quick post linking to a set of conference proceedings worth reading. eMOOC2014 proceedings of the research track (European MOOC summit in Switzerland, February 2014) which are fully online here. But the proceedings link to some magnificent global MOOC cases and experiences and lots of papers on learner drop-out and retention.
New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
This is a new reward the IRRODL people launched and it comes with it the opportunity to have the work translated and published in a number of our partner educational journals that publish in languages other than English (great initiative!). connectivism social network mLearning journals lifelong learning irrodl eLearningBelow you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. Garrison.
Free #eLearning magazines to follow with interest
JULY 28, 2011
journals eLearning guild eLearningThis week the Learning Solutions magazine published an article I wrote on MOOCs as a new eLearning frontier. As I was writing the article, I suddenly noticed I had not mentioned my two favorite free and inspiring accessible, online eLearning magazines: Learning Solutions magazine , eLearn magazine. They will keep you up to speed on various eLearning topics.
BIG Data and Journalism
Viplav Baxi Meanderings
JUNE 25, 2011
An interesting post, over at GigaOm, on When big data meets journalism , talks about how companies are using the power of tools that allow journalists to analyze information. At the least, through simply analyzing content for times, dates, places, phone numbers, data (structured and unstructured) and people references, a lot of connections to a resource can be uncovered (remember Zoetrope ?). This becomes the basis for a whole lot of possible collaboration and contribution to a topic. There simply has to be a way to accomplish the latter, at least to a large extent.