Gutenberg Technology Adds a Courseware Creator

Gutenberg Technology

Gutenberg Technology (GT) is pleased to announce the expansion of their suite of technology solutions “Courseware Creator”. GT worked with the French Ministry of Education to meta-tag, create, and distribute the learning bundles for their teachers and students using GT LMS technology.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. Here’s how you can replace these expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom: Adopt a Subscription Model. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students.

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Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. So, in addition to all the research on research, David Wiley presented some outcome findings for OERs. Specifically, OERs are at least as good as traditional copyrighted materials.

Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

Director of Learning Technology Solutions Leif Nelson shares models of innovation, practical experience with managing change, and thoughts about where innovative teaching and technology will converge in higher education. This focus on the people-side of adoption is similar to the technology acceptance model. The technology acceptance model (Davis, 1989) theorizes what leads people to accept new tech.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

A professor of educational technology at the British Open University, he has been an advocate of openness in education for many years, but he expresses doubts over the outcome of the battle. We are now at the stage where at least 50% of academics have published in open access journals (Stats from Wiley), an there is a growth in Open Educational Resources including OER Commons , with many universities now providing free content.

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Movements for change

Learning with e's

The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers? What is Creative Commons and how does it work?

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. During my talk, I discussed a number of possible scenarios that might result when wholesale adoption of digital technologies occurs in education and training. As a nod to the possible futures we might see, I discussed the development of semantic web technologies (Web 3.0

Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. The challenge , she says, is to capture the potential of technology to both lower costs and improve learning for all. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

He is also aware that wireless provision and the availability of mobile technologies are increasingly important for learning in remote and underprivileged areas of the world. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. In it they map out many of the profound changes that are taking place in learning places through the introduction of new technology. OER computer games social media OLPC

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A day with a knight

Learning with e's

Later, when I was studying for another academic award, I read his book, Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media, which inspired me to learn more about distance education and technology supported learning. Tags: Sir John Daniel Commonwealth of Learning Virtual University OER Namibia

Free your content with MyEcontentFactory | Elearning

Gutenberg Technology

As content producers, it is critical to rethink your publishing strategies to be able to bring value to customers beyond non-curated OER, to marvel them with clever content and interactive products, and to find ways to scale up those new digital offers. At Gutenberg Technology, our job is to help you manage this so-called destruction smoothly, and to give you the tools to make digital shifts truly creative. Digital transformation is a reality in every market.

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Moving Microlearning to the Cloud

Ed App

Microlearning through open educational resources (OERs) is one of the facets of learning that is fast gaining traction among people. The focus of this system is to deliver customized OERs as microlearning nuggets to satisfy the real-time needs of learners. The OER, on the other hand, refers to the course material that the learner is permitted to edit, reuse, revise and redistribute without having to pay a royalty fee to the author.

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

As I use open educational resource (OER) materials, I can easily edit the textbook as needed to accommodate student misconceptions or often will just make a short video and post it online. Integrate Technology. Use blogs, discussion boards, drop boxes, online assignments, and videos…where it makes sense, not just for the sake of integrating technology. Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

Aimed at providing a personalized learning experience new age technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and mobile learning will be instrumental in remodeling the K-12 publishing industry. By embracing technology in the classroom, teachers are able to facilitate student-centered learning and provide a more holistic learning experience. As the number of technology-enabled classrooms rises, publishers are being compelled to innovate or face the threat of extinction.

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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

Aimed at providing a personalized learning experience new age technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and mobile learning will be instrumental in remodeling the K-12 publishing industry. By embracing technology in the classroom, teachers are able to facilitate student-centered learning and provide a more holistic learning experience. As the number of technology-enabled classrooms rises, publishers are being compelled to innovate or face the threat of extinction.

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How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Implementing Online Learning Technologies such as a scalable Learning Management System (LMS), Mobile Content Creation platform, online audio and video collaboration, lecture capture, discussion boards. Consider the Technology. Locate Open Educational Resource OER (activities). Considering the current reality, it is quite imperative that schools and institutions be prepared to deliver lectures in ways other than instructor-led learning.

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Compared to higher education, where debates about online versus face-to-face content delivery are still quite heated, corporations have been early and fast adopters of elearning and technology-enabled learning tools. Whereas education systems at all levels are quickly realizing the potential of MOOCs to enhance learning, corporate trainers have not yet embraced the new technology. New technologies are available that allow MOOCs to adapt to the needs of the user.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did). blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I see digital scholarship as a shorthand really for the intersection between digital technology, the internet and open practice.

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EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

The Connectivismand Connective Knowledge MOOC (massive open online course) that Downes, Siemens and Cormier started in 2008 exemplifiesnetworked learning, and the transformative impact of technology on learning.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Against this backdrop, technology is providing us with an opportunity to re-imagine and redefine workplace learning and our role as business partners, thought leaders, and change agents. L&D must move to becoming facilitators and enablers in a sharing economy and provide the right technology, tools and support necessary to allow users to collaboratively co-create value. Curate from existing sources – Tap into MOOCs, and other existing OERs. Designing courses is passé!

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically. It is increasingly becoming evident that L&D department in organizations can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organization.

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The open case

Learning with 'e's

There are many high quality open access journals in existence, and several that are highly recommended in the field of learning technology and distance education. One that is not listed yet on the list is Research in Learning Technology (formerly ALT-J) which will be converting to open access in January 2012. academic publishing OER open access open scholarshipToday, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. Access to good quality courses via a technologically sound platform is the bare minimum—the hygiene factor for starting a MOOC. The allure of reduced cost and wide dissemination of courses with the help of technology can blindside organizations to the actual requirements. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! High Tech in Hawaii: The Real-World Relevance of Technology | Edutopia. Profile of a Hawaiian school using technology and project-based learning to engage students and give them 21st century skills. tags: education , pbl , k-12 , technology , multimedia , engagement , 21stcenturyskills. Technology, she adds, “gives you one more way of teaching something.&#.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. eLearning Technology. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free.

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Technology is changing at an exponential rate. As such, this format is most suitable for content that is time sensitive and training areas where information can change quickly, such as technology and software updates, or where all employees need to learn the content as soon as possible, such as for regulatory or policy changes. How will you use these technologies in your training program?

Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox

Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more. Universities are also benefiting from technology as they are able to adopt elearning trends such as contextual learning, two-way conversational learning, using video as a means of informative content, and enhancing use of all available data.

Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

technology-enabled learning. Leverage external resources and OERs. Education technology has also been a great enabler because it is a great way to provide. Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary. education efforts. Given this scenario, publishers. are designing various online-platforms to meet the rising demands of digital learning.

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Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

Digital content is shareable on interactive whiteboards or projectors for technology-enabled learning. Leverage external resources and OERs. Education technology has also been a great enabler because it is a great way to provide access to the differently abled students. Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary education efforts.

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Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox

Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more. Universities are also benefiting from technology as they are able to adopt elearning trends such as contextual learning, two-way conversational learning, using video as a means of informative content, and enhancing use of all available data.

The Making of a Future-proof Online Learning Program for Colleges & Universities

Hurix Digital

These sources include open educational sources (OERs). Early research suggests that learning from OERs is similar to that achieved from traditional textbooks. Build online student support services: All of the student support services provided by the institution, related to financial aid, registration, billing, library, technology support, etc.,

Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

You can also use it to provide learners an overview of each unit, and the activity, technology, assignment, material, and/or assessment associated with it. You can browse through Open Educational Resources (OER) which are freely available and can include activities, images, assignments or a full text book. At a time when online education is taking the world by storm, online curriculum development for higher education can be a daunting task.

Opening doors

Learning with e's

Lamb, the Manager of Emerging Technologies and Digital Content at the University of British Columbia’s Office of Learning Technology, is one of the keynote speakers at the symposium alongside Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

But when I do these predictions, I focus on the stuff that’s part of the bigger trends and the potential that these trends have for impacting workplace learning professionals especially around the impact that technology will have. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

OERs shining light, new textbook model, or harbinger of a new imperialism. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Wouldn’t it be cool to let the wisdom of your crowd suggest things on the net that merit your attention? It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. It’s a time-saver, time is money, and most of us could use more of it. Enter smart aggregation.

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

What You Need to Know About MOOCs – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. Open All the Way: MOOCs, OER, and Open Education. Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles.