eLearning Africa is the Continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government. The key networking event for developing eLearning capacities on the Continent, eLearning Africa 2013 will take place from 29th to 31st May in Windhoek, Namibia, under the overall theme of tradition, change and innovation. Serving as a pan-African platform, eLearning Africa is a must for those who want to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. eLearning Africa takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English and French. At the 2012 event, 1483 teachers, educators, trainers and ICT professionals from 69 countries convened in Cotonou, Benin.
How are new technologies changing the African learning landscape? Weigh in by taking a few minutes to complete the The eLearning Africa 2013 Survey. Participants who do so before February 20th, have a chance of winning a tablet computer. You can fill in the survey here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This extensive pan-African survey will provide the basis for the eLearning Africa 2013 Report, to be presented at the eLearning Africa 2013 conference in Windhoek, Namibia, May 29-31, 2013. All those involved with learning technologies in Africa are encouraged to take part. The objective is to explore the development of locally-produced digital content, examine the challenges and opportunities that are shaping Africa's eLearning sector, and analyse the integration of learning technologies in Africa.
Last year's report considered the constraining effect that lack of bandwidth has on African eLearning, the importance of government as an agent of change, and the use of ICT to improve the quality of teaching. A free copy is available for download here.
“This report will document the views and insights of African researchers, policy makers and experts on Africa’s experience with eLearning," says Shafika Isaacs, editor of the Report and eLearning Africa Programme Director. "It will provide authoritative analysis and critical reflection on emerging technology trends and their role, influence and value for human development in Africa.”
We are proud to present the 4th Special Edition of eLearning Papers. This special edition puts the spotlight on last year’s highlighted papers selected by the editorial board according to the quality of the articles, and also taking into account the feedback from our readers.
As the integration of digital media and technology in education is a policy priority throughout Europe, this special issue brings together five articles that discuss the onging transformation in schools and institutions as well as the evolution towards Open Educational practices.
Innovating Teaching and Learning Practices: Key Elements for Developing Creative Classrooms in Europe an article by Stefania Bocconi, Panagiotis Kampylis and Yves Punie looks at how to innovate teaching and learning practices.
The Ageing Brain: Neuroplasticity and LifeLong Learning by Eleonora Guglielman examines the increasingly important role of adult education in comparison to the low participation observed in training activities.
Children’s Experiences of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse on the Internet by Mari Laiho and Katri Lampainen analyses a survey conducted by the Helsinki Virtual Community Police Team and Save the Children to investigate Child Sexual Abuse on the Internet.
Ellen Leenarts uses the findings of 4-year FP7 project to divulge on how apps and serious games can facilitate reflection at work, by empowering employees to learn by reflecting on their work practice and on their personal learning experiences on Reflective Learning at Work – MIRROR Model, Apps and Serious Games.
And finally, David Mathew and Susan Sapsed present two cases of international learners who brought with them into the learning environment some issues that were the product, not only of the age of the learner in question, but also of the geographical environment in which they studied on The International Student and the Challenges of Lifelong Learning.
This special edition, with summaries available in 21 languages, can be easily read on any device: computer, tablet or smartphone. We hope that you enjoy it and look forward to hearing your comments and feedback!
The European Council has just released its conclusions on investing in education and training, in response to Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes and the 2013 Annual Growth Survey.
La educación a cualquier hora, y en cualquier sitio. Ese es el lema detrás de este libro, que recoge perspectivas sobre la educación no formal por parte de profesores, activistas, y también desde el ámbito del arte y la innovación social.
Este libro de ensayos se basa en talleres que se realizaron durante el seminario internacional Educación Expandida, que se celebró en el 2009 en el Festival ZEMOS98. Se trata de un compendio de las mejores aportaciones sobre los lugares, metodologías y procesos que representan cauces de conocimiento al margen de la educación formal.
La publicación también incluye fichas de proyectos de Educación Expandida y crónicas de los talleres del seminario, además de “La escuela expandida”, un documental que relata la experiencia vivida en el IES Antonio Domínguez Ortiz (situado en el barrio de las Tres Mil Viviendas de Sevilla) durante el desarrollo del taller de Banco Común de Conocimientos de Platoniq.
Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective collects ten representative country reports and case studies on OER in Asia. Countries included are: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Despite the fact that higher education in Asia has expanded massively during the past two decades, Asian countries are still facing two important challenges that threaten to hinder this progress.
On one hand, equal access to education, and on the other hand, ensuring high standards of quality remain even as resources spread far and wide.
Digital resources could be a way of palliating potential problems stemming from these challenges. Open Educational Resources (OER) can only serve as a tool in reaching education goals if they are free of licensing hindrances, and through greater understanding of OER, skills to employ them effectively, and policies that undergird their establishment in Asian higher education.
The book features a mix of quantitative studies with qualitative analyses from 25 different authors, which represent a diversity and richness of contexts and approaches that make this publication an important advocacy tool for promoting the use of OER.
This is the 7th edition of the contest Edublogs. They highlight the usefulness of blogs as a didactic tool. You can participate here.
This animation shows the 20-year seasonal surface temperature trend for the spring is for the Arctic region.
The warming and cooling regions, from those of least change to those areas of greatest change, are shown in this illustration. Blue hues indicate cooling regions; red hues depict warming. Light regions indicate less change while darker regions indicate more. The temperature scale used ranges from -0.4 to +0.4 degrees Celsius in increments of .02 degrees.