My Learning Essentials online resources. The University of Manchester Library have launched an innovative suite of interactive e-learning resources covering a variety of information literacy and academic skills topics, which are freely available for use under a Creative Commons licence.
These online resources are highly interactive, using diverse and practical learning activities throughout each resource to provide frequent opportunities for users to practise relevant skills and techniques. The suite includes: They seek to provide a fresh perspective on information literacy topics, using scenarios, student stories and analogies to make the content relevant to users, and highlight the transferable nature of information literacy and academic skills. The resources are a part of the University of Manchester Library’s new My Learning Essentials skills programme, designed to help students to develop their academic skills and employability. Should adult learning embrace the MOOC? At the end of last year NIACE held their Learning at the Digital Frontier conference which included a debate on whether adult education should embrace the MOOC culture.
I was delighted to be invited to take part and used the opportunity to advocate the development of a new model of facilitated online learning at scale which would meet the access and support needs of our adult learners. I argued that the changing digital landscape offers new opportunities for adult learning providers. Here is a summary of the points made at the conference: What is a MOOC? Jisc programme manager David Kernohan has noted that: ”The term MOOC is increasingly being used generically covering all forms of online learning at scale”. The term is usually used to describe higher education-level courses which offer a mix of video lectures, other online course materials, discussion forums, and often some form of assessment and accreditation. Could a MOOC be used to address the issue of low numeracy skills in the UK? NIACE maths app awarded ‘App of the Year’ NIACE’s app to help adults solve everyday maths problems and improve their skills – Maths Everywhere - has won ‘App of the Year’ in the Prolific North Awards, fending off competition from other national nominees including The Guardian, Aldi UK, and Imperial Leather.
Maths Everywhere was developed as part of the partnership initiative Maths4Us, which included a competition encouraging learning providers and app developers to work together to develop a brand new maths app helping adults realise how relevant and important maths is to everyone, everyday and everywhere. Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Maths Everywhere won a public vote and was designed and developed by Bolton College and Modern-English, in partnership with NIACE. Maths Everywhere has proved extremely popular with tutors and learners alike. Pat Harrison, Director of 14-19 and Foundation Learning at Bolton College, said: "It is fantastic to hear that our app has won this award! Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready. 12 Apps For Students You Don't Want to Miss!
Today, thanks to new technology, student life is much easier as there are hundreds of apps for students that help you cope with everyday tasks.
Thus, when using them, students can focus more on their studies. Here we bring you a selection of 12 of the best apps for students which will help you cut through the clutter and see which apps are the best for students and studying! This list includes Android and Apple iOS apps and most importantly almost all are free! 12 Apps for Students App #1: SelfControl Imagine you are studying, you sit at your desk and start to create a mind map to organize your ideas. To avoid distractions like this, SelfControl allows you to block certain websites for a set amount of time. App#2: Maths Alarm Clock Maths Alarm Clock is another tool for self-control. The benefits of this are twofold: 1. 2. App #3: Sleep If U Can If mathematical problems are not enough to get you out of bed, we bring you an even more extreme solution. App #4: The Oxford Dictionary.
Paper for the web. Creating Assignments That Work for Digital Learning Environments. Assignments | Viewpoint Creating Assignments That Work for Digital Learning Environments Teachers who spend time actually thinking through assignments that align with the learning outcomes of a course are the most effective at assessing the learning that has taken place.
Now, however, even the most creative teachers are being stretched like never before in regards to creating assignments that work in technology-rich learning environments. While evaluating learning in the purest sense might never really be possible given the scope of variables, new technologies are making it more achievable than ever before. When assignments are creative and applied and, most of all, relevant, so that all learning styles and aspects of course content can be integrated, students are usually more positive about their performance.
To create assignments that work the focus must be on process, not task. In order to evaluate the process, I have developed a four-step system I follow with students. Android Resources (inc. Nexus 7 & Samsung Galaxy Tab) - Paul's E-Learning Resources. A Free Web & Mobile App for Reading Comfortably — Readability. Top 100 Tools for Learning. iPadApps-DigitalLearningFarm.