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. Education eLearning OER GUTENBERG NEWSGT has a long history in helping educators to create and reuse content.

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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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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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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. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research.

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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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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud

Kadenze

A violent and ugly disruption, especially for those disciplines Kadenze cares about – the creative arts, design and creative technologies – and their studio pedagogies. . By Brad Haseman , Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc.

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Movements for change

Learning with e's

The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. We discuss the future of organisations like Becta, and how universities like my own institution are planning for the future of education supported through new learning technologies, and open educational resources. Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers?

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Show and TEL

Learning with e's

I spent some time at the University of Plymouth's Technology Enhanced Learning Showcase today, which featured the best of a number of in-house led initiatives in e-learning. For a complete overview of all the learning technology and technology enhanced learning initiatives here in Plymouth, visit the TEL website. Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity

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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

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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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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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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 I spent some time chatting with Sir John Daniel yesterday at the UNESCO sponsored workshop on Open Educational resources.

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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!

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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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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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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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How Do Videos Improve K-12 Learning Outcomes?

Hurix Digital

Also Read: Advantages of using OER in K-12 Education. Besides, incorporating technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into your videos will make the classrooms more fun and interactive. .

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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.

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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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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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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!

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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.

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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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Digital Courseware or ePUB – Which is the Future of Higher Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Higher education is going through a massive transformation thanks to the adoption of new technologies like mobile learning , gamification and digital courseware. The trends are visible all around the world with a recent push to transform higher education through the use of technology.

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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. It was interesting to see all the different kinds of finds there are by visiting related pages like: Free Tools Free Webinars Free Resources Free Courses Free Courseware And one item that comes to the top a lot is ZaidLearn's post University Learning - OCW - OER - Free - worth checking out. eLearning Technology.

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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.,

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Opening doors

Learning with e's

David Sadler, Director of Networks at the Higher Education Academy, says: “This event will share the experiences of the pilot projects which, since early 2009, have been working to make thousands of resources freely available through the UK OER programme, leading to a more positive student learning experience.

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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.

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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. It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. eLearning Technology.

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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. link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Let us address the technology aspect. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Upside Learning Blog , September 30, 2010 Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology.

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