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How Africa's first education tablet computer was created. Technology and Education. Latest update 4th June 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education.

Technology and Education

This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it! Acapela.tv is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations.Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. Learning platform tools and features - LMS - VLE - Fronter Global.

This tool defines where and when users can access different parts of the Fronter installation.

Learning platform tools and features - LMS - VLE - Fronter Global

It is possible to have different rights and roles in different parts of the installation. Room rights Glossary: Owner: Maximum access - Administrator in the room Delete: The user can delete, write and read content in a room. This is typically given to a trainer, teacher or tutor. Write: The user can write and read content in a room. Read: This is the lowest right which is often given to guests who will not be making contributions in the room. Group rights No access: The user can only view his/her personal contact card. View contacts: The user can see members' contact information, as well as search for other members in the contact register. Contact creator: The user can create new contacts. Social Networking and Bookmarking List. Welcome to the VMOptions social bookmarking list.

Social Networking and Bookmarking List

50+ Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links. The positive effects of social bookmarking for publishers of news sites, blogs, and other websites are outstanding.

50+ Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links

Social bookmarking can introduce sites to others with relevant tastes and drive traffic and valuable backlinks to your site. Some social bookmark sites pass on link juice, while some use the NoFollow attribute. But do not let the use of NoFollow fool you, the search engines are looking beyond the incoming links from social bookmarking sites to gauge their value to their search indexes. Slack: Be less busy. Learn to code. Feedly. Twitter for Academia.

I must admit that when I first heard about Twitter I thought it represented the apex of what concerns me about internet technology: solipsism and sound-bite communication.

Twitter for Academia

While I obviously spend a great deal of time online and thinking about the potential of these new networked digital communication structures, I also worry about the way that they too easily lead to increasingly short space and time for conversation, cutting off nuance and conversation, and what is often worse how these conversations often reduce to self-centered statements. When I first heard about Twitter I thought, this was the example par excellence of these fears, so for many months I did not investigate it at all. Then I read an article by Clive Thompson at Wired. Voki Home.

Jing, Free Screenshot and Screencast Software. OER Commons. Voki Home. Joomla! The CMS Trusted By Millions for their Websites. Digital and Information Literacy Framework. What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. In this Insider guide, InfoSec pros will learn about the risks related to the IoT and what they can do to mitigate them. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low -- or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. Are you ready for the Internet of Things? Digital and Information Literacy Framework. What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy?

Digital and Information Literacy Framework

Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation. What does the DIL framework cover and how is it structured? UKeU fiasco lost £20m in three years - 21 Jul 2004. UKeU, the government's failed online learning scheme, lost more than £20m in three years, while generating revenue of less than £300,000, according to a document leaked to Computing.

UKeU fiasco lost £20m in three years - 21 Jul 2004

The document has been sent out to creditors before UKeU is wound-down. It shows that the company lost £1.6m in 2002, £6.4m in 2003 and £13.4m in 2004. Staff costs almost doubled between 2003 and 2004 from £2.6m to £4.8m. At the same time, revenue at UKeU totalled just £5,000 in 2003 and £284,000 in 2004. Under the proposed voluntary arrangement, some £2m will be made available to creditors that include UK universities.

The document details how there had been 'expressions of interest' in UKeU's learning platform. These were not pursued because the platform would have required additional investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). For this reason, the platform, which has cost £9.9m to develop, has a 'nil estimated realisable value', according to the document. Problem loading page. 10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online. I celebrated an anniversary recently.

10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online

It's been five years since I taught my first online course.