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One of the world’s most successful student exchange programmes found itself under fire at a recent conference on international curricula in Brussels. Erasmus, which is responsible for placing some 230,000 students abroad each year, was said to be reaching its limits and the supply of applicants has stopped growing. Presenting a paper on “International Curricula and Student Mobility” for the League of European Research Universities, LERU, Professor Bart De Moor – vice-rector for international policy at Belgian’s Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – said that although Erasmus was much envied in the United States and China, it was blighted by huge administrative costs and a lack of personnel to assure proper management.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-38112" alt="global education series edudemic" src="http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/global-education-banner.jpg" width="620" height="75"/> As part of our month of exploring global education here at Edudemic, we’ve been taking a look at some of the data from the Pearson global education report, The Learning Curve . We compared the attitude towards education and the integration of technology into education (and life in general) between one of the chart toppers, South Korea, and the United States. Over the next few days, we’re going to be looking at some country-specific data that was gathered during this study. Today, we’re going to take a closer peek at education in Mexico.
5.21.13 | Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist who studies technology use and young people’s changing relationships to media and communications. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine. Ito also serves as Research Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at UC Irvine and Chair of the MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning.
Technology: Virtual mobility with a difference « European Association for International Education European Association for International EducationStudent mobility is on the rise. A previous Communiqué of the Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Higher Education set a target of at least 20% of those graduating in the European higher education area having participated in a study or training period abroad by 2020. While this aim is very desirable, it does beg the question: What about the remaining 80% of students who may not engage in some kind of physical mobility during their studies? The need to expose the maximum number of students to the benefits of working and interacting with members of other cultures has led many educators to engage their students in telecollaborative or online intercultural exchange projects with partner students in distant locations around the globe.
Sharing is caring and one of the powerful features of Google Docs is sharing.As we have seen in 8 Things Every Teacher should be Able to Do with Google Docs , users can easily share documents, presentations, tables, graphs, and spreadsheets by simply changing the visibility options in the sharing settings of Google Docs. But what if you want to aggregate all your docs in one document and share it with others ( probably your student) ? Shared Google Docs has the answer answer for you. What is Shared Google Docs ? Shared Google Docs ( or Drive, I am not used to call it Google Drive and I Like its old name Google Docs ) is a feature embedded within Google Docs' services that allows users to create folders to share with other users.
In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video. Notes for the Educator Recent advances in technology have led to the increased malleability of media like text, music, and video.
Carefully Organize Your Synchronous Session Make sure to create an outline for your session. What topics do you want to cover? What materials will you need to share? What questions will you ask? Connecting to Blackboard Collaborate
We here at Powerful Learning Practice and Powerful Learning Press are excited and proud to announce the launch of a brand new digital book: Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades . In this 120-page eBook, primary teacher Kathy Cassidy makes a compelling case for connecting our youngest students to the world, using the transformative power of Internet tools and technologies. This book includes:
See the Google Apps: Getting Started Guide for Blind and Low-Vision Users for help for low-vision and blind users of Google Apps services. This includes set-up steps and instructions for using Drive , Docs , Sheets , Slides , and Gmail . If you're an administrator, see the Administrator Guide to Accessibility which explains best practices for deploying Google Apps to support users’ accessibility needs. For more information about product accessibility, see the Google Accessibility site or connect with other users through the Google accessibility forum . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Image credit: iStockphoto ASCD's annual conference (1) (see #ASCD13 (2) on Twitter) recently came to a close, and one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more "connected educators." At this conference, there were definitely some great "firsts." The general session kicked off with a keynote from Freeman A.
Google Docs integration has graduated from extras, and is now a regular Hangouts feature available for everyone. For smaller teams of ten members or less, Google Hangouts is a wonderful collaboration tool in real time, and with Google Docs collaboration becoming a core feature on Google Hangouts, this could get a serious boost. The new intergation means that aside from regular video and audio conferences, Hangout participants can upload and share various Google Docs, and edit them collaboratively as the meeting progresses. Try it out by launching a Hangout and clicking on the new Docs button. From there on you can:
This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with those school districts is help to get the teachers acclimated to using Google Drive. When I sat down to plan an upcoming Google Drive training session I thought about some of the essential Google Drive skills that teachers need in addition to creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are five essential Google Drive skills that I think teachers and students need.
Follow App Review by: Jeff Bradbury @JeffBradbury Click to vote Rating: 9.0/ 10 (1 vote cast) One of the most popular apps on both the Mac and PC platforms is Skype. Skype is first and foremost an application that provides clear and real time video conferencing between two computers. Recently released for the iPhone and iPad, Skype now brings the video conferencing experience to the mobile user.
Twitter is a great way of bringing language teachers together to share ideas, says Joe Dale. Photograph: Alamy Ever since I was first inspired by the power of technology for enhancing language learning, I've been passionate about connecting with similar enthusiastic educators.
A social collaboration platform may be your next solution for virtual teams, especially in enterprise organizations spread around the globe or across a region in pursuing market opportunities. But the fact of life remains -- geographically dispersed virtual teams rely heavily on effective communication and collaboration to stay connected to achieve positive outcomes. In the last decade, specific research has pointed to certain conditions of virtual teams referred as virtual distance , a digital age phenomenon discovered by Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski.
oui Cath merci bien! le partage elecronique nous aider a franchir les barrieres nationales :) by Feb 24