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E-learning 2.0

E-learning 2.0
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Unbolting the chairs In the physical world, it goes without saying that not all classrooms look the same. A room that is appropriate for teaching physics is in no way set up for teaching art history. A large lecture hall with stadium seating is not well-suited to a small graduate seminar. And even within a particular class space, most rooms are substantially configurable. You can move the chairs into rows, small groups, or one big circle. The situation is starkly different in most virtual classrooms. This is not as it should be. Granted, some of these applications exist today and can be included in an LMS. Opening the Floodgates There are several different ways that software can be designed for extensibility. Nevertheless, even the most conservative estimate of Google Maps mash-ups is higher than the total number of extensions that exist for any mainstream LMS by an order of magnitude. Current Events AP News + Google Maps links US national and business news articles to their locations on a map. Life Sciences

Educating Educators with Social Media - Google Books Bringing online learning to a research-intensive university A spirited debate recently arose on the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS) listserv. A (real world) conference had been announced with the aim of "raising awareness of the benefits of using online technologies in supporting teaching, learning and assessment, with a particular emphasis on the impact of e learning." A university was organizing this conference and aiming it at the university sector. Contributors to the IFETS listserv questioned whether there was still a need for conferences on this topic. In my experience at the University College Dublin (UCD), understanding of the online medium's potential among faculty has always appeared limited. E-Learning and the VLE UCD is a traditional, campus-based university with a strong commitment to research. Nevertheless, a few academics at UCD have become enthusiasts for active and engaging e learning. Case Study The questionnaire included items on the respondents' views, experiences of and plans for e learning.

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Predictions for e-Learning in 2011 At the start of each year, eLearn Magazine's editors, advisory board members, and other contributors predict what changes are afoot for the coming 12 months. Here are our predictions for 2011. The Rise of Curation The massive amount of information online needs better curation so that more people benefit from it. You know what I mean if you ever tried to benefit from a conference or course remotely by reading the Twitter stream. With the increased use of technology in all education and training and the increased use of mobile phones globally, it makes less sense than ever to talk about e-learning and m-learning. —Lisa Gualtieri, eLearn Magazine editor-in-chief, and adjunct clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine [Twitter: @lisagualtieri] Change One Teacher at a Time 2011 will see more progress, albeit at a leisurely pace, of new technologies in the classroom. Working and Learning Merge! —Charles Jennings, Duntroon Associates and Internet Time Alliance —Roger C. Going Deeper

~ Stephen's Web [All Presentations] New Tools for Personal Learning Nov 25, 2009 Lecture presentation delivered to MEFANET 2009 Conference, Brno, Czech Republic, via MVU Videoconference. In this presentation I describe how new technologies are being designed in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world. [Slides] [Audio] [Conference Link] Mobilizing and Globalizing with Online Education Whatever the times, education is an important vehicle to rise above certain of life's inequities. While many countries, including so-called third world nations, have slowly been building their educational systems, America—despite its policies, programs, and good intent—has paid mere lip service to the realization of its educational goals. Consequently, education in many states in America is witnessing a breakdown. For example, in the state of Georgia, high school graduation rates are low, and college graduation rates even lower. What these figures project for our students' futures, in terms of jobs and the attendant quality of life (let alone gender and race relations), is anyone's guess. Like a call from a person on the verge of committing suicide, these figures are a clarion cry for help which must not be ignored. Setting aside lofty rhetoric: We must mobilize education! Inclusiveness is also evident in new curricula for existing and new courses and programs of study. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Personal learning environment Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.[1] This includes providing support for learners to: Set their own learning goals.Manage their learning, both content and process.Communicate with others in the process of learning. A PLE represents the integration of a number of "Web 2.0" technologies like blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, etc. around the independent learner. Using the term "e-learning 2.0", Stephen Downes describes the PLE as: "... one node in a web of content, connected to other nodes and content creation services used by other students. It becomes, not an institutional or corporate application, but a personal learning center, where content is reused and remixed according to the student's own needs and interests. See More[edit] External links[edit] References[edit]

A Place to Call Our Own Learning has been flipped on its head, with second-hand learning experiences now being converted to first-hand discovery experiences through experiential and problem-based learning [1] . It is commonly recognized that learning no longer occurs only in classrooms; approximately 70 percent of learning occurs in the workplace and in the community as informal learning [2] . These flipped and informal learning experiences require self-directed learners. However self-directed learning is not synonymous with self-managed learning. This means we will always need the guidance and facilitation of learning curators—educators, mentors, and workplace learning and development managers [3, 4] . This also means as we experience this ongoing development we will need somewhere to house the evidence of our lifelong learning—a place we can call our own, which is not necessarily attached to any formal learning organization or workplace. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. {*style:<b>

amazon Online Learning 101: Part III My goal in this three-part series of articles has been to recommend the best software tools that are affordable, have minimal learning curves, and focus on lively and interactive tools, consistent with best practices in brain-based learning techniques. I have divided the myriad e-learning solutions that are on the market into four categories: (You can remember this categorization using the mnemonic device, "any goofball can learn.") In this third and final article, I will cover conferencing tools and LMSs. Live Connectivity or Web Conferencing Tools Connectivity tools, also known as web conferencing tools, describe the ways you would bring remote learners together for a specifically synchronous experience. If learners are attending a training asynchronously, that is, at different times, they might "meet" at an online URL, in which case a live connectivity tool is not required. How much chat/interaction is possible? Claims to fame: Conduct conversations and discussions in breakout rooms.

Online Learning 101: Part I The first part of this three-part series focuses on authoring and course development tools and techniques for integrating e-learning. In Part II, Susan Landay explores games and interactivity solutions for e-learning. Part III looks at tools used for web conferencing, as well as learning-management systems. —Editor If you're anything like me, you have plenty of experience with face-to-face training, but are drowning in the wake of online (or blended) learning tools. Uncomfortable with this sinking feeling, I set out to educate myself, while mindful of the need for learners to work with new material on their own and at their own pace. To this end, I searched for software tools with relatively low-costs, minimal learning curves, and a focus on lively and interactive tools consistent with best practices in brain-based learning techniques. Authoring/Course Development Tools The course development/authoring tools are software programs that enable you to create course content. Claims to fame:

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