E-Learning Investment. This infoKit was first published in 2004 and is currently being updated.
Back in 2004 when we wrote this infoKit, we defined a VLE as – ‘A Virtual Learning Environment is a collection of integrated tools enabling the management of online learning, providing a delivery mechanism, student tracking, assessment and access to resources’. These integrated tools may be one product (eg BlackBoard, Moodle) or an integrated set of individual, perhaps open-source, tools. This definition still holds true with most education providers using a ‘product’ for example Blackboard or Moodle with Web2.0 tools being used to supplement the functionality offered by these systems, but these are often not truly integrated.
Although written a few years ago, most of the advice and guidance remains sound. Of course the screenshots are out of date! Throughout the Kit there are references to different VLEs which were available at the time of writing through the tertiary sectors in the UK. Cost/Benefit Of ICT. E-Learning Policy Manager. Case Studies. Apps for Education - All Work. All Play. The University of St Andrews has Gone Google. Google Apps for Education UK User Group. On February 15th the Google Apps for Education UK User Group will convene for the first time at Loughborough.
@LboroResStaff will be there to keep an eye out for anything eyecatching from a research staff perspective, and may well tweet using #guug11 if anything interesting pops up. Research e-Resource Officer at Lboro, based in the Research Office with responsibilities in the Graduate School, and close collaboration with the e-Learning Team (Teaching Centre) and the Library. Cloud Learning Environments - Slideshare. Google Apps for Education at Loughborough University - European Developer Blog. Google Apps for Education at Loughborough University Friday, April 8, 2011 | 8:08 AM This is a special guest post from Martin Hamilton, head of Internet Services at Loughborough University.
Watershed School. The Watershed School selects Google Apps Education Edition to manage its cutting-edge curriculum The institution Located in Boulder, Colorado, Watershed School was founded in 2004 as a cutting-edge, experiential middle and high school.
Driven by a growing number of researchers who argue that students learn best when coursework is relevant and instruction is immersive, Watershed’s curriculum strives to draw connections among disciplines, integrating student work with real-world context. University of Notre Dame on Google Apps Education Edition. Case Studies Trinity College Dublin. Monash University. UK Edu Institutions Gone Google.
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Cloud Computing Research. The Downside Of Cloud Computing In Education. The Downside of Cloud Computing in Education Cloud computing, in recent years, has become the focus of intense educational debates and arguments.
Basically, cloud computing is one of the top products of the latest internet technology. As such, just like much of the products of the era, this technological breakthrough carries with it so much potential. In fact, cloud computing has been used even by the education sector in order to make the delivery of their services more effective and efficient. However, there have been some questions about the overall effect of the technology to the educational system. In this article, we are going to talk about some arguments of some important educational and IT experts regarding their view on the total impact of cloud computing on education.
According to Scheiener, the most important advantage of the cloud computing in the field of education is the fact that educational institutions can save a great deal of monetary resources with it. By Cenon Gaytos. Top 5 Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing. While cloud computing and storage is a great innovation in the field of computing, However, there are certain things that you need to be cautious about too.
Some may say that there are no down sides to cloud computing, but users should not depend too heavily on these services. Although you may find all you need with a particular service, you have to consider the security and portability it offers and also make contingencies should the service be terminated abruptly. Moreover, an online service is more prone to threats than your PC. Having said that, however, most would agree that with cloud computing, the good outweighs the bad. The main disadvantages are Security and Privacy, Dependency (loss of control), Cost ,Decreased flexibility ,Knowledge And Integration.
Cloud Research Community. Cloudtweaks Promises and Realities. StACC - Collaborative Research in Cloud Computing. StACC (pronounced like 'stack') is a research collaboration, launched in April 2009 (Press Release) focusing on research in the important new area of cloud computing.
Unique in the UK, StACC aims to become an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in cloud computing and will provide advice and information to businesses interested in using cloud-based services. Our StACC white papers are geared to providing accessible information to businesses about cloud computing. LSCITS-Cloud. JISC Research Paper. JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit (31/08/2011) We're pleased to present our free Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit for FE and HE professionals.
Whether you work in a teaching, research, management or support capacity, our aim is to help you to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution. Below is a brief introduction to the toolkit presented by our Service Manager, Jason Miles-Campbell. Introduction to the JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit from JISC Legal on Vimeo. What’s in the toolkit?
E-Learning programme. The JISC e-learning programme enables the development and effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching in universities and colleges, so that staff benefit from e-learning and students enjoy a more flexible learning experience.
Aims of the e-Learning programme Identify the benefits of e-learning Give advice on its implementation Develop an improved understanding of the potential of digital technologies to support learning and teaching Consider the strategic implications of this Inform and support the delivery of national policy in this area Our work is applicable to policy makers, senior institutional managers and educational practitioners throughout further and higher education. Emerging practice. Google Apps for Education.
Google Groups. Google Groups. Chrome OS. Chromebook - Guided Tour. Chromebooks. Collaboration – Google Apps for Education. Google Docs: Campaign Speech. Apps Marketplace. Education Apps. Apps to help K-12 and University students, teachers, and administrators manage learning and processes.
Top Installs OpenClassby Pearson EducationOpenClass is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS, stimulating social learning and the free exchange of content. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free. Lucidchart Diagramming for Educationby Lucid Software Inc.Lucidchart is an easy-to-use application for drawing flowcharts, Venn diagrams, mind maps, and other diagrams.
Now students and even entire classrooms can collaborate in real time on visual projects! See all » Google Apps Marketplace. Google Docs. Introducing a new Google Docs. Calendar – Google Apps for Education. Google Calendar Tutorial. Gmail. Gmail Youtube Demonstration. Sutton Trust Report.
What Is SCL. OFSTED Peer Assessment. Peer Assessment Research. What do we want to know? OFSTED Excellence Gateway. Assessment is the process by which learners demonstrate their understanding of an area, usually to prescribed national standards. It may include demonstrating competence in practical areas as well as theoretical knowledge. How do your assessment practices compare with that of the most effective provision seen on inspection? The following strengths and areas for improvement have been taken from recent inspection reports across the Ofsted Learning and Skills remit. Common inspection strengths.