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A new way to learn. E-learning quality assurance standards, organizations and research. I am surprised how often academic colleagues argue that there are no quality standards for e-learning. Well, hello, I’m sorry, but there are and some of them are damned good.

However, I was surprised to find while doing some research for a client that there is no single source where one can go to compare different quality standards for e-learning. So I’m starting a list here, and would appreciate it if readers could direct me to ones that I may have missed. (For more detailed information on some of these, see comments below). Canada Barker, K. (2002) Canadian Recommended E-learning Guidelines (CanREGs) Vancouver BC: FuturEd/CACE (also available in French) Barker, K. (2001) Creating quality guidelines for online education and training: consultation workbook Vancouver BC: Canadian Association for Community Education BC Ministry of Education (2010) Standards for K-12 Distributed Learning in British Columbia v3.0 Victoria BC: BC Ministry of Education Quality Matters Europe Sweden. New Zealand schools use BYOD programmes to boost learning. Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic New Zealand schools use BYOD programmes to boost learning Forward to a friend 01/28/2014 | Stuff (New Zealand) Some schools in New Zealand have adopted bring-your-own-device programmes -- allowing students to use their personal tablets, smartphones and other devices in the classroom.

New Zealand schools use BYOD programmes to boost learning

View Full Article in: Stuff (New Zealand) Education | Educational Leadership | K-12. How Educators Are Using Social Media for Professional Development. Every month, more than 230 million people log onto the social media site known as Twitter.

How Educators Are Using Social Media for Professional Development

According to the company’s website, 500 million tweets are sent every day. And a growing number of those messages are being sent by teachers and educators. Many are using social media as a way to learn from their educational peers. “Social media’s not just for sharing what you’re doing,” said Stacy Hawthorne, a Educational Strategist with Evergeen Education Group, said recently on WCPN’s daily call-in show The Sound of Ideas. “It’s for opening that dialogue to get feedback on what your ideas are or how to improve those and that’s when you really find the value in it.” Joe Clark, another guest on the show and the superintendent of Nordonia City Hills School District, said he frequently uses his social media outlets to connect with educators.

“We have great discussions,” he said, adding that social media offers a “24/7 free professional development” outlet. Bring Your Own Device Toolkit. A Quick Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Professional Development. Building a presence on social media is a great way to build your PLN.

A Quick Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Professional Development

Getting started with Twitter, finding interesting people to follow, and taking in all of the information is step one. Interacting is step 2. You get a hundred times more out of Twitter when you begin to interact with other users. Summary of Learning for EC&I 831 – Share More!!!! I decided to look back at my very first blog post before sitting down to write about what I have learned during my time taking EC&I 831.

Summary of Learning for EC&I 831 – Share More!!!!

I mentioned that I was quite comfortable with social media but always felt a step or two behind when it came to technology in general. I have always been very open to technology but have found it difficult to incorporate it into my teaching practices as a senior mathematics teacher. Learning with 'e's. A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time.

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education

Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world. Much of the learning nowadays takes place online and via a network of interconnected relations. PLNs are basically based on the concept of a learning community. Teachers who are passionate about developing their learning experiences recognize the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. They constantly seek out other learning venues that could be experts in their field or other professionals with whom they can exchange information.They, in short, become a part and parcel of a learning community of like-minded people. Outline : What is a PLN ? A dozen basic guidelines for educators. D.C. teacher Vanessa Ford and student (By Amanda Voisard / The Washington Post) Do we really need education policies and practices to cover everything that goes on in the classroom?

A dozen basic guidelines for educators

Author Alfie Kohn says “no” and, below, offers basic guidelines that can really help teachers. Kohn is the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “Feel-Bad Education… And Other Contrarian Essays on Children & Schooling.” 'Effective Teaching' Study Seen as Influential,