Why Big Data, Not MOOCs, Will Revolutionize Education Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are hailed as a new innovation so disruptive for academia today that they will do to higher education what the Internet has done to newspapers or what Napster did to music. There's only one problem with this bold hypothesis: It's simply not true. Don't get me wrong, online learning will fundamentally transform higher education, bridging distances and creating access in ways that have not been possible before. But, in this arena, MOOCs are not a transformative innovation that will forever remake academia. That honor belongs to a more disruptive and far-reaching innovation – "big data."
Academic Technology Example of Visme At a glance Interactive presentation tools such as Powtoon, Thinglink, and Visme provide users with the ability to: create, edit, and review interactive multimodal presentationspresent data visually or create a mashup of readings, images, videos and more in a single interactive digital objectProvide students with an engaging way to analyze and present dataTeach course content to online students in an interactive and engaging way Who to contact Hannah Inzko – Director for Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement
Putting Out Fires, Part 4: Setting eLearning Standards by Jennifer De Vries & Joe Ganci “We all follow standards, whether we realize it or not. If we can document the standards that we used in each project, then someone who comes after us will be more likely to revise our courses in the intended style” In part 1 of this series, we discussed 10 questions to ask before you start to modify someone else’s eLearning project. In part 2, we discussed what to look for once you open the files. Marc My Words: Back to School (Killing and Reigniting the Learning Flame) by Marc J. Rosenberg “The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.”—George Bernard Shaw For this year’s back-to-school column, let’s first go back to a dark place, a place of learning nightmares … your freshman college lecture hall. But don’t worry: there is light at the end.
5-Steps for Creating Effective Employee Training There can be a variety of reasons why an organization needs to create training for their employees. Sometimes it is for standard processes (think orientation training), but other times it is to ultimately change the behavior of the workforce to better the company. If you have never created training before, or are new to the field, your first stop is probably to do a Google search for a valid training design approach. As a warning, there are many out there, and they can sometimes be quite confusing and theoretical. Arbeitsblätter zur Universitätsdidaktik und Hochschuldidaktik Universitäts- und Hochschuldidaktik ©opyright Werner Stangl, Linz 1997-2007. These pages belong to "Werner Stangls Arbeitsblätter": Permission is hereby granted to use these documents for personal use and in courses of instruction at educational institutions provided that the articles are used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. Permission is also given to mirror these documents on WorldWideWeb servers. Any other usage is prohibited without the written permission of the author. Please mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [8-}) ws webmaster]
The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start. In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. Blended Learning What is blended learning? Blended learning is not the same as technology-rich instruction. It goes beyond one-to-one computers and high-tech gadgets. Blended learning involves leveraging the Internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience, meaning increased student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of his or her learning.
Zeitschrift für fachdidaktische Grundlagen der Informatik - Ausgabe Nr. 9 - 2011- Teaching Formal Methods for Software Engineering - Ten Principles Antonio Cerone(1), Markus Roggenbach(2), Bernd-Holger Schlingloff(3),Gerardo Schneider(4), Siraj Ahmed Shaikh(5) (1) United Nations University - UNU-IIST, Macau SAR China (2) Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom (3) Humboldt University and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany (4) University of Gothenburg, Sweden (5) Coventry University, United Kingdom (3) hs AT informatik.hu-berlin.de Abstract:In this paper we report and reflect about the didactic principles underlying our endeavour to write a book on “Formal Methods for Software Engineering – Languages, Methods, Application Domains”, and to teach its contents at international summer schools.
Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC] New technology is opening new doors in classrooms all over the world as more teachers are using a flipped classroom model to deliver their content. A flipped classroom is a different approach for traditional classwork and homework. In the flipped model, a teacher will record or post video lectures instead of lecturing in class, and then student will watch the lectures as homework on a computer or mobile device. iVideo.education iVideo.education is a groundbreaking project that explores the possibility of creating interactive videos using small pieces of footage, to promote learning. Although audiovisual material offers considerable potential for integration in didactic activities, this is not often done. It is difficult to find the right material that truly satisfies the needs of teachers and trainers. There is a great deal of documentation, but it is pre-established and not very useful. iVideo.education allows all teachers and trainers, with no particular computer skills, to customise and structure didactic material for his/her own teaching or training activity, using existing footage and and linking it to all sorts of different resources (text documents, images, audio files, ...).
Types of Blended Learning [INFOGRAPHIC] Many organizations are realizing the inherent benefits of utilizing a robust blended learning approach to their learning initiatives, in fact, by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online. But what exactly is blended learning? Blended learning can take a variety of shapes, but it is often unfairly defined vary narrowly. For those of you who are new to the concept of blended learning, it is defined as a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. For instance, LearnDash offers one approach to blended learning, making it easy for organizations or educational institutions to supplement lessons with e-learning modules – but this is just one approach.
The Collaborative Classroom M.B. Tinzmann, B.F. Jones, T.F.