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BoostingFaculty Adoption(Just For the Fun of It). Since Rider University switched to Canvas from its previous LMS, faculty adoption has doubled as support requests have declined. Faculty say it's all because Canvas is fun to use. Learn more. More than twenty schools choose Canvas every month. It’s not just 1:1 technology you’re putting in students’ hands.

Semantic Web Technologies (2013) Harald Sack is Senior Researcher at the Hasso Plattner-Institute for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) at the University of Potsdam. After graduating in computer science at the University of the Federal Forces Munich Campus in 1990, he worked as systems/network engineer and project manager in the signal intelligence corps of the German federal forces from 1990–1997. In 1997 he became an associated member of the graduate program ‘mathematical optimization’ at the University of Trier, where he obtained a PhD in Computer Science in 2002. From 2002–2008 worked as a postdoc at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena.

How it Works Real Classes From Science to Art to Technology, edX offers simply the best classes from the best professors and universities. Check out the new edX Demo course. An Amazing Experience From our think tank to your screen— we help you learn through cool tools, videos and game-like labs, like our 3D virtual molecule builder. On Your Schedule

A Basic Guide for OER/Home From WikiEducator The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. UNESCO is a specialized United Nations agency promoting international cooperation among its Member States and Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Innovative Learning Environments The Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project has analysed how young people learn. It has studied which conditions and dynamics allow them to be able to learn better. By identifying concrete cases of innovative learning environments from all over the world, ILE has informed practice, leadership and reform through generating analysis of innovative and inspiring configurations of learning for children and young people. The distinctive contribution of the ILE project has been to analyse - with numerous international examples - innovative ways of organising learning at the micro level (learning environment) and how this connects to the meso level (networks and communities of practice) and strategies to implement learning change at the macro, system level. Read more about the ILE project here. The goals of this project have been to serve the educational reform agenda by:

10 free tools for creating infographics Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Know what you know Home Sign Up Login required. MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Although there has been access to free online courses on the Internet for years, the quality and quantity of courses has changed. Access to free courses has allowed students to obtain a level of education that many only could dream of in the past. This has changed the face of education. In The New York Times article Instruction for Masses Knocked Down Campus Walls, author Tamar Lewin stated, “in the past few months hundreds of thousands of motivated students around the world who lack access to elite universities have been embracing them as a path toward sophisticated skills and high-paying jobs, without paying tuition or collecting a college degree.” Although MOOCs are the latest trend, not everyone agrees that schools should offer them.

60+ educational resources for teaching yourself anything. From its inception, the web has always had appeal as an educational resource. Recognising the potential for remote learning, in 2002, the launch of OpenCourseWare at MIT helped propel the initiative into the spotlight, with many universities following suit and providing quality educational material available through the web. No longer is there an excuse for anyone with access to the web to say that education is outside of their reach. This collection of links and applications highlights just the tip of the iceberg of educational resources that are available on the web. If you are interested in teaching yourself a new skill or learning a new topic indepth in your spare time, hopefully some of these will be of use. University Material

Google for Education: Computational Thinking Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including math, science, and the humanities. Students who learn CT across the curriculum can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as between school and life outside of the classroom. CT involves a number of skills, including: These skills are supported and enhanced by a number of dispositions or attitudes that include: 10 Great Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you’re probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend getting started with. Evernote is the Swiss Army knife of iPad apps.

September 2015 - Udacity - Be in Demand My name is Stefanie Gross, and this is my Udacity Student Success story! When I started the Intro to Programming Nanodegree program, I was in the middle of a full-time internship in Marketing and Corporate Communication in Frankfurt, Germany. It was just one of many internships I completed to ultimately help me find a job that I’m really passionate about. Although the job situation in Germany is good, it usually takes some time for recent media graduates to get a foot in the door. There are just too many highly qualified applicants and too few positions available, so you have to find a way to stand out from the crowd. I always try to learn new things and expand my horizons.

K12 free online courses K - 12 MOOCs & MOOCs for Teacher Development MOOC Providers in Alphabetical Order: of News Corp. MOOC for AP Computer Science. A free, two-semester MOOC for anyone interested in learning programming, geared specifically toward high school Advanced Placement students who are serious about taking the AP Computer Science A Exam in Spring 2014.

Open science now! Michael Nielsen on TED Playlist Space oddity, indeed: 18 talks from astronauts, including Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who’s become a YouTube sensation aboard the International Space Station, has showed us why tears won’t fall in space and the dangers of clipping one’s fingernails in zero gravity. But he has truly outdone himself with his latest video. Scheduled to leave the space station tonight at 7pm – and […] Business DigCompEdu. Digital Competence Framework for Educators The teaching professions face rapidly changing demands, which require a new, broader and more sophisticated set of competences than before. The ubiquity of digital devices and applications, in particular, requires educators to develop their digital competence. Download your copy of the framework here! The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) is a scientifically sound framework describing what it means for educators to be digitally competent. It provides a general reference frame to support the development of educator-specific digital competences in Europe. DigCompEdu is directed towards educators at all levels of education, from early childhood to higher and adult education, including general and vocational education and training, special needs education, and non-formal learning contexts.

interesting...have you seen Coursekit? I'm trying it out this semester. I just had a closer look at this and I think Coursekit is way ahead even if they're both heading in the same direction. Thanks! by kbpc172 Jan 27

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