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OER UCT Project | Centre for Educational Technology The OER UCT project, currently run in the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation, aims to showcase the teaching efforts of UCT academics by encouraging the publication of resources as OER. Offering new visibility for teaching materials and global individual profiling on international OER sites, a directory listing the UCT Collection of OER went live in February 2010. We'd like your resources to be included here, so join the global move to share, remix, improve and redistribute your teaching resources. Have a look at the growing collection of open educational resources from the University of Cape Town on the UCT OpenContent directory What is OER? Learning content: syllabi, full courses, modules, learning objects, lecture notes, presentations and data collections. Benefits of OER UCT and the Cape Town Open Education Declaration Read more about the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and become a signatory at

Proposal for MIT Global Environment Initiative seeks public comment As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) has put forward a detailed implementation plan to establish a Global Environmental Initiative to complement the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The interdisciplinary, faculty-led council presented the plan to the MIT community last Thursday in a forum held at the Kirsch Auditorium in the Stata Center. Council members outlined an initiative that would bring together MIT’s “core strengths” across campus to help solve the world’s pressing environmental challenges, from mitigating climate change to curbing contamination and maintaining fresh water supplies. In the areas of climate and oceans, MIT already has a strong foundation of interdisciplinary collaboration.

FormaVia Sustainable Development – Earth Charter Initiative Principle 14 of the Earth Charter emphasizes the importance of “Integrating into…education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life”. Education is fundamental to the mission of Earth Charter Initiative. ECI has therefore created the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. The Earth Charter Center’s mission is the same as the Earth Charter Initiative’s, “…to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy and a culture of peace.”, with a special focus on education. The Earth Charter Center for ESD: What is Education for Sustainable Development? Read the Journal on ESD, September 2010; 4(2) issue, dedicated to the Earth Charter.

How Should Your University Respond to edX? The first thing we should all do is encourage discussion about edX. This is big, important,and exciting news. Faculty get excited about ideas, and the edX announcement contained some great ones. Connecting massively online open education to research into effective pedagogy and use of digital technology for all learners (including face-to-face and blended) is very exciting. The press release notes that: "MIT and Harvard will use the jointly operated edX platform to research how students learn and how technologies can facilitate effective teaching both on-campus and online. So edX is a terrific opportunity to engage the campus community in a discussion what comes next in higher ed, and how we can leverage the affordances of a digital, networked world in our strategic planning. The second thing we do is refrain from all of us jumping on the MOOC / edX bandwagon. The question we all need to ask ourselves are: Any investment should be judged on the impact against all three of these goals.

Green School De la physique - La première fiction pédagogique Maintenant, vous savez comment trouver des étudiants pour donner des cours particuliers à la maison . Votre agenda est chargé, vous donnez régulièrement des cours à des personnes de différents niveaux (du primaire à la 2e année de Bachiller), pour passer différents examens ou vous préparer à accéder à certaines études. Le problème est que vous devez vous déplacer et les déplacements pour vos cours hebdomadaires vont vous faire perdre du temps et de l’argent. Vos élèves seront trop loin pour continuer les cours à la maison. Vous devrez leur proposer d’aller voir un autre tuteur … Sinon, vous pouvez leur apprendre à distance! Peu importe le sujet que vous abordez: cours de mathématiques, physique et chimie, langues, anglais, français, musique … il est tout à fait possible de les donner via la webcam! Comment C’est ce que nous allons voir dans cet article et à la fin, en plus des cours à la maison, vous pouvez vous lancer pour donner des tutoriels par webcam pour élargir votre clientèle.

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