Am 30. November 2012 veranstalten wir in München ein SpeedLab zu Open Educational Resources (OER). Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung und werkstatt.bpb.de freuen sich auf die Diskussion mit allen Interessierten aus dem Bildungsbereich. Die Agenda für das SpeedLab folgt demnächst.
Den sogenannten OER – Open Educational Resources, also freien oder offenen freien Bildungsmaterialien widmet sich dieses Dossier mit Artikel, Video-Interviews und Podcasts von pb21.de und werkstatt.bpb.de. Neben Einführungen ins Thema, Gesprächen mit Praktikern und Berichten aus anderen Ländern finden Sie darin auch eine Einladung zu einer Veranstaltung.
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eLmL 2013 conference continutes bringing together federated views on mobileLearning, hybridLearning, and on-lineLearning. eLmL 2013 is dedicated to educators, eLearning experts, and students to exchange their ideas, experiences and lessons learnt in different facets of modern learning.
eLearning refers to on-line learning delivered over the World Wide Web via the public Internet or the private, corporate intranet. The conference is intended to provide an overview of technologies, approaches, and trends that are happening right now. The constraints of e-learning are diminishing and options are increasing as the Web becomes increasingly easy to use and the technology becomes better and less expensive.
As the ease of execution increases, more and more institutions are discovering the benefits of delivering training via the Web. Interest in e-learning is at an all-time high, and the workshop wants to serve as a stimulus to accelerate collaboration and dialog among the e-learning providers, trainers, IT researchers and the lifelong, self-directed learners. Such business trends as an increased global economy, the pressures for rapid development, and the necessity of teamwork are shaping the present state and the future of eLearning.
Employees are increasingly aware that they must continue to update and advance their skills if they want to understand the state-of-the-art technologies and remain valuable to their organizations. This means that learners will be more and more self-directed, and they will want access to what they need when they need it. The Internet based educational materials and the e-learning providers have to meet this demand.
The conference focuses on the latest trends in e-learning and also on the latest IT technology alternatives that are poised to become mainstream strategies in the near future and will influence the e-learning environment. Ubiquitous systems proliferate quickly due to the latest achievements in the industry of telecommunications, electronics, wireless, and economical globalization.
Wireless and mobility allow any user to timely use resources using various access technologies under (assumed) secured and guaranteed privacy. The family of the mobile devices expand dramatically, allowing a user to have a portable office everywhere, every time. Mobile learning became a fact, due to the technical accessibility and Internet communications. Many online classes, learning systems, university curricula, remote education, and virtual training classes are now part of the corporate education and use.
Progress is made in user modeling and adaptive learning models. The generalization of successful practices on mobile learning is favored by many national and international projects and policy synchronization boards. Adaptation implies also the use of the classical methods, still in use and useful in some contexts and for some categories of users. Hybrid learning is an increasing trend in education today. The traditional classroom learning has been historically proven beneficial. Hybrid learning is rather a series of different learning strategies going from teacher-centric to student-centric. This improves the critical thinking, creativity, self-management, self-study, and advance problem solving thinking of the student.
We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.
Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.
Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.
The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions. You can check them all here.
The U.S. Department of Education issued the National Education Technology Plan 2010, which includes technology-related recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders to use in helping to achieve these reforms. In an effort to learn from the experiences of other countries, particularly counties with high-performing education systems, the Department of Education funded this study, International Experiences with Technology in Education (IETE).
The Open Educational Resources in Europe (OEREU) project will provide a critical assessment of OER initiatives and practices in Europe, develop sector-specific foresight scenarios to illustrate the benefits, carry out a representative survey on the use of OER, identify challenges across all sectors and, jointly with stakeholders, develop, discuss and propose recommendations for the further development and mainstreaming of OER in Europe.
OER refers to "the open provision of educational resources, enabled by ICT, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes" (UNESCO, 2002). Important to note that those resources are not limited to content, but comprise also "the creation of open source software, development tools and the development of standards and licensing tools" (OLCOS, 2007). It is acknowledged by policymakers and researchers that a fundamental transformation of education and learning throughout Europe is needed to address the new skills and competences required if Europe is to remain competitive, overcome the current economic crisis, grasp new opportunities and insure social justice and cohesion. In order to provide stakeholders with evidence on the contribution of Open Education to those aims, and in pursuance of promoting the use of OER in school education, higher education and adult education, the Open Educational Resources in Europe (OEREU) project will provide a critical assessment of OER initiatives and practices in Europe, develop sector-specific foresight scenarios to illustrate the benefits, carry out a representative survey on the use of OER, identify challenges across all sectors and, jointly with stakeholders, develop, discuss and propose recommendations for the further development and mainstreaming of OER in Europe.
Openness inside Education, Learning and Training provide a strategic opportunity to improve quality and inclusiveness as well as to facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, capacity building, pedagogical innovation and new business and sustainability opportunities.
Even if OER are high on the agenda of educational policies their use in education has not yet reached a critical threshold due to a number of bottlenecks including lack of awareness, know how, recognition, interoperability, standards, quality and sustainability, amongst others.
Crawler regarding inter-linkage between a selection of OER initiatives
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Consultation and Dissemination Activities
Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC), Thematic Working Group on ICT and Education (Brussels, 22 May 2012):
Le champ scientifique des EIAH concerne les environnements informatiques dont la finalité explicite est de susciter et d'accompagner l'apprentissage humain. Ces travaux convoquent des spécialistes de disciplines aussi diverses que la psychologie, les sciences de l'éducation, la didactique, l'informatique, les sciences sociales, l'ergonomie.
La conférence EIAH 2013 se donne pour ambition de réunir ces spécialistes et de dégager entre eux des voies de convergence susceptibles de faire progresser une réflexion intégrée sur l'avenir de la recherche dans le domaine, mais aussi de dégager des pistes et des modèles pour la conception et la mise à disposition d'outils et de méthodologies susceptibles de faire progresser l'apprentissage sous toutes ses formes.
La conférence EIAH est organisée tous les deux ans, elle rassemble régulièrement autour de 200 participants, principalement des chercheurs, enseignants chercheurs & doctorants mais est également ouverte à tous les publics (concepteurs, enseignants, formateurs, responsables de formation...) intéressés par les travaux de recherche en EIAH et leur mise en pratique en contexte d'apprentissage.
The meeting will take place at the Medialab where different teaching scenarios with technology will be tried.
The morning will start with an interactive session in which participants will exchange experiences on mobile apps in primary education processes. Marcus Specht, Professor for advanced learning technologies at CELSTEC, will discuss the trends regarding Mobile Learning. Then, Oscar Buma (Ipad project, Utrecht University) will discuss recent literature studies on Mobile Learning. In the afternoon in the Medialab, employees of CELSTEC will demonstrate some recent developed and applications for mobile technology.
Conference Theme: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"
Technology is all around us. Long gone are the days when we could just walk into a classroom with a handful of papers and a piece of chalk. Even if we are in an environment that is lacking resources, our students with mobile phones, internet café, and social networking, are exposed to technology daily. And new uses of technology are being introduced daily. These new uses show how innovation and creativity go hand-in-hand. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ECTC 2013 as we examine technology’s impact upon our classrooms, share what innovations we are currently implementing, and look to the future imagining the role technology will play in education.
ECTC 2013 will attract a diverse group of teachers, researchers, practitioners and scholars who are engaged in the singular goal of meeting students' educational needs, as students can learn about crucial issues and become familiar with web-based learning and other information technology tools. The use of technology in the classroom represents a significant departure from traditional teaching methods, conducting research, assessing student performance and assurance of learning. Moreover, it creates a user friendly and economically viable environment conducive to learning in any corner in the world where access to technology exists.
Konzepte und Erfahrungen mit mobilen Lernszenarien in Hochschulen und in der betrieblichen Bildung
Die HERBSTIMPULSE 2012 fokussieren auf den Einsatz mobiler Lernszenarien. Die eingeladenen Experten diskutieren theoretische, konzeptionelle, technische und empirische Fakten zum Thema Mobile Learning und stellen praktische Beispiele vor. Sie haben die Möglichkeit, einige Beispiele zu erproben, Ihre praktischen Erfahrungen auszutauschen sowie Ihre Meinungen in einer interaktiven anonymen Befragung in die Abschlussdiskussion einzugeben . „Mit den dritten Herbstimpulsen wollen wir an das positive Feedback der bisherigen Veranstaltungen anknüpfen und wieder Entwicklungen und Ergebnisse aus Forschung und Praxis weitergeben und miteinander in Verbindung bringen“, betonen die Veranstalter Claudia Bremer, Prof. Dr. Detlef Krömker und Hajo Noll.