Log On, Learn provides an easy way for people of all ages to learn how to use computers.
The programme, based in Ireland, pairs up a transition-year student with an older person from their local community so that they can share skills with each other. The course spread out over eight modules, during which one-to-one training allows for personalized assessment of the learners' initial level, learning pace, interests, and goals. The website allows users to search for current programmes all over Ireland.
INTEF (Spanish National Institute of Educational Technology and Teacher Training) offers users access to all its training materials in various formats.
The 'Download' section gives self-motivated learners an opportunity to tap into a collection of valuable training resources for free. For a full list of course offerings, see here.
The course “Building research-based MOODLE materials in Maths, Science and CLIL” is about using 21st century skills in the classroom and it is aimed to disseminate and discuss the research-based and innovative pedagogical methods developed at ITEMS project.
The course is included in the Comenius in-service training course database with reference ES-2013-373-001, you can apply by filling in the following form http://goo.gl/GYuOm
It is important to note that deadline for submitting the grant application: 30/04/2013!!
For further info please contact Bernat Martínez (email@example.com) o Luis Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org) tno: +34 965858257
After the great success of the 1st edition of generations@school during the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, we are pleased to announce the launch of this initiative’s 2nd edition!
generations@school competition invites teachers to organise an activity that brings pupils together with seniors from their communities to explore how dialogue between generations can contribute to a better understanding of each other. This encounter can be a debate on issues of concern to both generations or the launch of a joint project in which old and young cooperate on a more regular basis.
In 2012, more than 600 schools around Europe took the European Day of Solidarity between Generations (29 April) as an opportunity to invite older people into their classrooms. This year we suggest celebrating your generations@school activity on or around 29 April, but you can do it at any time before 30 June, the submission deadline for the competition.
Don’t forget to take photos or videos of the event! The materials produced (drawings, questionnaires, albums, etc.) will not only be a way of documenting the intergenerational dialogue, but also a means of sharing information with other European schools on what your class has done to take part in the generations @ school competition.
Imagine the ideal Europe for all generations!
As the European Union has designated 2013 as “European Year of Citizens” this year would be a good opportunity for teachers, pupils and older people to organise on or around the 29 April discussions about Europe, its past, its present and about what old and young can do together for building the Europe of tomorrow. What does it mean to be a European citizen? Which EU rights have we obtained through the process of European integration? How do the European citizens of tomorrow perceive these rights and how do they intend to make use of them? What kind of Europe should we pass on to the next generation?
All information related to this new edition of the generations@school competition, the awards that can be won and resources to help teachers in preparing their generations@school event can be found on this website: www.generationsatschool.eu.
Get ready to participate!
Open Education Week, an online event coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, provides a unique opportunity for universities, schools, and organizations from around the world to showcase what they're doing to advance Open Education.
It's been several years since Massive Open Online Courses heralded the OE wave, so this year makes for an appropriate time to assess where different trends are headed. eLearning attended various webinars that addressed current and future challenges for Open Education (OE).
"Learning Innovations and Learning Quality: The Future of Open Education and Digital Resources" was hosted by Christian Stracke, and pinpointed one major challenge for establishing Open Education in the future: incorporating OE into formal and higher education. To this effect, Stracke highlighted the role advocacy must play among faculty members, suggesting that there is much room for persuading educators of the potential Open Education has for them and for the world. One way to take the next step, he commented, is to teach teachers about Open Education, that they might appropriate it and pass it on.
Another noteworthy event was the one run by The Open University UK, titled "MOOCs at the Open University: Past, Present, Future, Live Webstreaming." This series of live talks honed in on the design and presentation of MOOCs, and how they can be improved, and examined the potential of open translation tools as a way to transcend linguistic barriers, among other topics.
A welcome spoiler alert came in the guise of the portal FutureLearn, which will launch a new UK-wide MOOC platform this coming June. The platform will aim to enable innovative learning methods from a diverse set of courses, while supporting large-scale participation.
The new platform, which is supported not only by universities, but by the British Council and the BBC, will provide an approach to MOOCs that is different from well-known US examples. The aim is to build social learning into the MOOC experience, so that it isn't instructor-led necessarily, or just content with no life. Rather, it will feature social learning primarily.
There will also be a diverse offering of types of MOOCs, including those with a definite start and end date, "carrousel" MOOCs (users can "get on, get off" at any point), and "Mini-MOOCs" (2-week intensive courses). All of these will be available to use with different devices, from smartphones to tablets, to computers. The first public BETA course will take place in June 2013.
The Second Conference on Educational Innovation will be held 18-19 March at the University of the Basque Country.
The “II Jornadas de Innovación Educativa” conference organised by the Universidad del País Vasco, offers a chance for academic professionals to share innovative teaching practices. Topics will include: moving toward a more inclusive society, learning through videogames, and mobile learning, among others. For details regarding the program and exact location, please see the conference website.
The IADIS CELDA 2013 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Figures such as the esteemed Prof. Dr. Rory McGreal and Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder, both UNESCO chairs for Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr, Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), will contribute their experience to the conference. Their support of LINQ’s continuing mission to examine the intersections between learning innovations and quality will provide an excellent framework for the state-of-the-art research and project work collected through the LINQ call for papers and projects, ended on March 4th.
“Rory McGreal and Fred Mulder have long been crucial pioneers in the development of Open Educational Resources as UNESCO Chairs,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “We will be honoured to greet them at LINQ 2013 and to learn from their professional and academic expertise. Likewise, Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr’s familiarity with the inner workings of CEDEFOP will prove incredibly valuable to practically situate the newest research efforts submitted to LINQ 2013. We are certain that the discussion at LINQ 2013 will benefit enormously from their presence.”
More than 150 researchers and practitioners have answered the LINQ 2013 call for papers and projects and the contributions of the highest quality will make the conference programme insightful and exciting. Early-bird registration at the reduced rate of 90€ will remain open until March 31st, 2013. All interested parties active in the fields of new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities are encouraged to register for LINQ 2013 and take part in the continuing development of learning innovations and quality. For more information on specific registration requirements and other matters, please visit the conference website at www.learning-innovations.eu.
Overview of the important dates:
- End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013
- Conference Programme Ready: April 2013
- Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013
For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINQConference and follow the LINQ Twitter account at www.twitter.com/LINQ_Conference.
A thought leadership workshop about harnessing the internet for effective teaching and learning between Secondary FE and HE.
The aim is to bring together a selective group of top independent, state schools and FE Colleges with their counterparts in HE to see how this new online paradigm can be made to work smarter and more effectively for the next generation of our students.
There will be topical presentations on strategy, content, assessment and the deployment of new online technologies, presented by experts within these fields.
The University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) and AulaBlog will inaugurate the fifth edition of the Digital Education Conference, known by its Spanish acronym as ‘JEDI’ tomorrow.
The event will complement conferences with a wide offering of practical workshops, including topics like Google Site treasure hunts, RSS and social markers, Social Lab and privacy, and multimedia presentations.
Guest speaker Mercè Gisbert will deliver a keynote address on how to organise educational spaces.
Teachers who have a unique vision or practice are encouraged to share their experiences at the event (please contact the organisation for more information).