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About OCW

About OCW
Photo credit: dlofink on Flickr. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering Unlocking Knowledge MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. View a list of our most visited courses Empowering Minds Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

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Bloom's taxonomy Bloom's wheel, according to the Bloom's verbs and matching assessment types. The verbs are intended to be feasible and measurable. Bloom's taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives within education. Heiko Idensen (heiko.idensen) on Learnist Elearning + Community Faciliator, E-Moderator, LearnCoach, Social Artists: Curating Social Reading, Writing & Learning: Poetry must be made by all and not by on... IxD - User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns for Interactive Digital Television Applications First book that deals exclusively with HCI and usability for interactive TV applications Comprehensive collection of empirically-validated guidance for designing interactive television user interfaces First integration of design guidance into the specific production process of interactive broadcasting services A new approach to interaction design patterns, overcoming the deficits of previous approaches When a new technology – such as interactive digital television – is introduced to a wider audience, ease of use is often critical to success. By focusing on these usability issues with the aim of supporting user acceptance for interactive TV, Tibor Kunert provides clear guidelines for designing the user interfaces on interactive TV applications.

Europe's startup accelerators - a complete overview It allmost feels like in every week there is a another new startup accelerator getting started. The list below is my attempt to give you a complete overview of the accelerator programs in Europe. Please let me know if there are some programs I’ve missed. The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development Yishay Mora* and Orit Mogilevskyb aInstitute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK; bTechnologies in Education Program, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel Abstract The learning design studio is a collaborative, blended, project-based framework for training teachers in effective and evidence-based use of educational technology. Arguably, teachers are the primary change agents in any educational system. Several decades of research have produced an extensive body of scientific knowledge of effective ways to use technology to support learning.

What are Open Educational Resources There is no one, standard definition of Open Educational Resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

Going Paperless with Edmodo Tagged with: 1:1paperless This is a guest post from Melissa Butler, a 6th grade Language Arts teacher from South Orange, New Jersey. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo can transform the traditional chalkboard and a “turn-in-basket-classroom” into a digital, paperless atmosphere. Making the Decision to go Paperless Human-Centered Design Toolkit For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions. Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world? This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to provide NGOs and social enterprises with the tools to do just that. IDEO, in collaboration with nonprofit groups ICRW and Heifer International, developed the HCD Toolkit to help international staff and volunteers understand a community’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet those needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind. The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The HCD toolkit has been used by organizations throughout the developing world, including Acumen Fund, AyurVAID, Heifer International, ICRW, IDE, Micro Drip, and VisionSpring.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup Resources by Topic: OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. Learning English Mooc to be launched on FutureLearn The British Council is to offer its first free online course for learning English on the UK massive open online course platform FutureLearn. It is the first course to be delivered by one of the “cultural partners” of the Open University-owned Mooc provider, rather than by a university. Other such partners include the British Library and the British Museum.

22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years 22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years by Terry Heick Saw a picture today from the 1970s of a mother driving her car with her newborn baby in the passenger seat (no car seat). This, like pretty much everything else, got me thinking about education.

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