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CourseBuilderChecklist - course-builder - Checklist of all steps to create a course using Course Builder. - Course Builder

CourseBuilderChecklist - course-builder - Checklist of all steps to create a course using Course Builder. - Course Builder
Costs When you use Course Builder, you create your course as an App Engine application. Currently, each App Engine application can consume a certain level of computing resources for free, controlled by a set of limits. If you need resources above these free limits, you can switch to a paid app to set a daily resource budget. For more information, see Develop with App Engine. Download and install All pathnames are relative to the directory containing Course Builder. Explore Explore Course Builder to get direct experience. Explore the Sample App Deploy You must deploy the Course Builder app before you can make permanent changes to it. Create your course You can create a new, empty course or import the example course and use it as a template. Read the wiki This checklist only covers the basics. reading the Get Started page and proceeding through the wiki sequentially. going to the Course Builder forum. Related:  Manejo de las TIC en la Gestión Docente

The False Promise of the Education Revolution - College, Reinvented By Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk Last year, leading lights in for-profit and nonprofit higher education convened in Washington for a conference on private-sector innovation in the industry. The national conversation about dysfunction and disruption in higher education was just heating up, and panelists from start-ups, banking, government, and education waxed enthusiastic about the ways that a traditional college education could be torn down and rebuilt—and about how lots of money could be made along the way. During a break, one panelist—a banker who lines up financing for education companies, and who had talked about meeting consumer demands in the market—made chitchat. For most parents, that choice might raise questions—and the banker was no exception. In higher education, that is the question of the moment—and the answer is not clear, even to those lining up to push for college reinvention. Read beneath the headlines a bit. A 'Mass Psychosis' Less Help Where It's Needed

Google and Khan Academy Launch YouTube Contest 13 September '12, 09:45pm Follow Google has just announced that it is teaming up with Khan Academy for a new competition to find the next generation of “educational YouTube stars.” Google and Khan Academy are looking for what they call the Next EDU Gurus: “10 super talented and engaging content creators” which Google and Khan Academy will support through training, promotion and a $1,000 B&H gift card for production equipment. Here’s Google’s pitch: Do you set historical events to music? According to Google’s announcement, the 10 winning YouTube Next EDU Gurus will be chosen by both Khan Academy and a panel from YouTube’s Education team. If you’re interested in applying and live in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need to create your video and add it to the YouTube Education category by October 1st. Update: You can apply here.

Un resumen de las Universidades que ofrecen cursos gratis en Internet Hemos tratado el tema en varias ocasiones, mostrando los cursos de Stanford, Berkeley y Yale, así como recomendando varios portales que se dedican a este tema (5 portales que ofrecen cursos virtuales gratuitos). La lista es interminable, existiendo un excelente material en Khan Academy, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Cape Town, University of California, Kaplan University, MITx o la enorme lista disponible en ocwconsortium.org, donde están los cursos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, en español. Ahora comentan en mashable que en coursera.org siguen trabajando para ampliar su oferta asociándose a más universidades, recopilando los mejores cursos de las mejores universidades y ofreciéndolos de forma gratuita en Internet. Princeton, Penn, Michigan y Stanford son las cuatro joyas de su corona, con cursos que ofrecen plazos, evaluaciones, debates y, en algunos casos, documento que podemos mostrar en nuestro CV.

Reigeluth, Charles - Educational Learning Theories Charles Reigeluth, Ph. D. Photo source: Charles Reigeluth is currently a professor at Indiana University. He earned his B.A. in Economics in 1969 from Harvard University and earned his Ph. Charles Reigeluth has founded the theory of and taught the principals of instructional design at Indiana University and at Syracuse University. What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design theory is a twin pronged instrument for facilitating learning and human development. Reigeluth's (1999) model is illustrated. Figure 1 - Reigeluth's components of instructional-design theories Graphic source: Instructional System Design Concept Map Graphic source: What is Elaboration Theory? Elaboration theory is another theory from Charles Reigeluth. There are seven components: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Charles Reigeluth and the Systemic Change Effort Kurk D. Charles M.

On the territorial dimensions of MOOCs To what degree have the territorial dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) been made visible? Remarkably little, I would argue. This point came has been in the back of my mind for some time on the basis of following coverage about MOOCs including the three high profile leaders of the pack (Coursera, edX, Udacity), other MOOCs (Udemy and WeduboX), and complementary online learning platforms (e.g., Course Hero, iTunesU, Kahn Academy, OpenClass, Open Learning Initiative). Of course there is a long history to the development of these MOOCs (see 'Adjacent possible: MOOCs, Udacity, edX, Coursera' by the MOOC pioneer George Siemens), not to mention the impact of openly accessible courses in the 1970s and 1980s via ‘open university’ platforms that once used public television stations (e.g. British Columbia’s Knowledge Network), but we’ll leave the usually neglected historic foundations story to the side for now.

eLearning XHTML editor, Source authoring application to assist teachers The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages. eXe grew out of the New Zealand Government Tertiary Education Commission's eCollaboration Fund and was led by the University of Auckland, The Auckland University of Technology, and Tairawhiti Polytechnic. eXe was named a finalist in the New Zealand round of the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2008 and went on to claim a Leadership Award at the international judging. There are now several projects inspired by eXe around the world.

How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom By Blog Editor Susan Wells You are now on Pinterest, you’ve created boards, pinned and repinned and lost hours of your life without batting an eye. How do you bring Pinterest into your classroom and use it as a teaching resource? (If you missed our first post on how to get set up on Pinterest, read Pinterest for Teachers – How to Get Set Up) Collaboration and Professional Pinterest can bring teachers together like no other social media tool. Many teachers also pin their Teachers Pay Teachers materials. Collaborative boards are also very popular on Pinterest. Teachers and administrators can also collaborate through shared boards. Stay on top of education news and trends. Gather teaching tutorials and professional development materials. Steve Spangler Science also shares teacher blogs on our Pinterest page. For the Classroom Find new ways to organize and decorate your classroom. Organize your ideas. Find science experiments and demonstrations to bring your lessons to life. In the Classroom

Instructional Design Les MOOC changeront-ils les règles de jeu? | Contact North Dans toutes les discussion au sujet des systèmes de gestion de l'apprentissage (SGA), des ressources éducatives ouvertes (REO), des cours en ligne largement ouverts (massive open online courses, ou MOOC) et des avantages et défis de l’apprentissage en ligne, les enjeux les plus cruciaux sont peut-être ceux qui touchent la manière dont la technologie change notre façon d’enseigner et, plus important encore, la manière dont les étudiantes et étudiants apprennent. Faute d’avoir un meilleur terme pour le désigner, nous appelons cela la « pédagogie ». Il est évident que les changements majeurs dans la manière dont nous enseignons aux étudiantes et étudiants du niveau postsecondaire sont déclenchés par l’apprentissage en ligne et les nouvelles technologies, qui augmentent la flexibilité et l’accès à l’égard de l’éducation postsecondaire. Mais cela n’est que la première étape. Quels sont les moteurs du développement de cette nouvelle pédagogie? Les nouvelles demandes d’une société du savoir 1.

Guía oficial de titulaciones y postgrados 2012/2013: ¿qué quieres estudiar? Un año más la web de la CRUE publica un buscador para consultar todas las titulaciones y postgrados de las universidades españolas. El servicio permite filtrar la base de datos introduciendo la nota de corte, el nombre de la titulación, la Universidad donde se desea cursar o la Comunidad Autónoma. Y los resultados de la búsqueda ofrecen «información relativa a las titulaciones, con la nota de corte, créditos, precio y otra información de interés, como aquella relacionada con la propia universidad». En alguna de estas Universidades empiezan a estudiar este año muchos de los alumnos a los que despedí hace ya tres cursos en «mi primer 4º de ESO». Futuros arquitectos, abogados o informáticos a quienes deseo muchísima suerte en esta nueva etapa, dura pero seguro que enriquecedora. Enlace | Guía oficial de titulaciones y postgrados de las Universidades EspañolasBuscador de titulaciones | Guía Oficial de Titulaciones 2012/2013

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educatorstechnology.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].

Flip teaching Flip teaching or a flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, flipped classroom, reverse teaching, and the Thayer Method. Traditional vs flipped teaching[edit] The traditional pattern of teaching has been to assign students to read textbooks and work on problem sets outside school, while listening to lectures and taking tests in class. "My AP Calculus class was a really anxious environment, it was weird trying to get through way too much material with not enough time. In flip teaching, the students first study the topic by themselves, typically using video lessons prepared by the teacher[5][6] or third parties. Flipped classrooms free class time for hands-on work. History[edit]

Cómo planificar actividades TIC de manera eficiente | Digitaula jun 15 2012 Cada vez más educadores nos asomamos a Internet y descubrimos nuevas herramientas y recursos TIC. ¡Interesante! -pensamos- ¿Cómo puedo utilizar esto con los alumnos? ¿Me valdrá para lengua, o conocimiento del medio, o matemáticas? Recapitulemos: Encuentro una herramienta TIC que me tiene buena pinta, pienso cómo podría aplicarla en el aula y me invento una actividad didáctica en torno a ella. No podemos pensar primero la herramienta y después buscarle aplicación didáctica. Decisiones curriculares: Aquellas que nos vienen marcadas por la legislación educativa, como establecer unas competencias básicas relacionadas con los objetivos marcados. Los diversos blogs sobre TIC suelen dar a conocer distintas herramientas, ya sean específicas para educación o de cualquier tipo, y proponen posibles aplicaciones. “Saber como utilizar tecnología no es lo mismo que saber cómo enseñar con tecnología” Mishra, Koehler 2006

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