Here you can see the previously published numbers of eLearning Papers.
eLearning Papers nº 33
09 May 2013
In August, 2012, four months after opening, Coursera—one of several Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers quickly gaining traction on the Internet—registered one million students, from nearly 200 countries. This is only one of the many staggering statistics that could be shared about the sudden popularity of MOOCs, the total of which speak to the worldwide interest in accessing university...
eLearning Papers nº 32
17 December 2012
Today’s youth are growing up in a world very different from that of their teachers or parents. Ubiquitous access to social media, tools and knowledge resources is taken for granted, while passive teacher-directed work often dominates life at school. In fact, the impossibility of controlling the use of mobile devices has led some schools to prohibit their use. Even when mobile technology becomes...
eLearning Papers nº 31
24 November 2012
Today, over two thirds of our learning occurs at the workplace. Knowledge and skills needed at work are acquired at the workplace. We are witnessing the merging of working and learning environments that provide a wide variety of opportunities for learning, ranging from formally-structured training programmes to peer learning support and rich opportunities for informal learning. Technology...
eLearning Papers nº 30
23 September 2012
The integration of digital media and technologies in education is a policy priority throughout Europe. National and regional initiatives are often grounded in the belief that schools must provide students with the skills needed to participate in our knowledge society. However, reality has shown that a well-planned use of ICT in education calls for more than new media and tools, requiring profound...
eLearning Papers nº 29
17 June 2012
Europe is getting older. The ageing of the European population raises issues in almost all aspects of life. Active ageing in Europe calls for a new vision of older people and their social roles that are more in line with the reality of the 21st century. Lifelong learning is a key component of active ageing, ensuring to develop up-to-date skills right to the end of one’s professional...
eLearning Papers nº 28
28 April 2012
The rapidity with which children and young people are gaining access to online, convergent, mobile and networked media is unprecedented in the history of technological innovation. There are two main foci for e–security research that associated with protecting information both strategic and economic and that protecting people particularly the young. While these are overlapping concerns it is the...
eLearning Papers nº 27
29 November 2011
New open, social and participatory media clearly have significant potential to transform learning and teaching. They offer learners and teachers a plethora of ways to communicate and collaborate; to connect with a distributed network of peers, and to find and manipulate information. In addition there are now a significant range of free educational resources and tools. While there is great...
eLearning Papers nº 26
14 October 2011
Internet is a social network. It links people, groups of people, organizations, information and applications made by people. When teaching and learning aims to take advantage of the Internet, activities that foster an understanding of the role and impact of social networks become crucial. Both research and hands-on experiments are needed to explore the possibilities the new platforms and...
eLearning Papers nº 25
06 July 2011
Why should we implement games for learning? How should we do this? What games are appropriate for my needs? This new issue of eLearning Papers should help to find answers to such questions. The potential of Game Based Learning (GBL) is still underestimated. We firmly believe that GBL can play a major role in renewing learning as it is perceived by learners in all levels of education and training...
eLearning Papers nº 24
13 April 2011
Today, higher education is under tremendous pressure to meet greater expectations, whether it be student numbers, educational quality, the needs of professionals, or economic development. Meanwhile, the resources available to higher education institutions are declining. While the purpose of universities may have remained constant for centuries, the world around them is undergoing...
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