Bottom-Line Performance will host two ‘Game-based Learning’ webinars on 26 March and 25 April 2013.
Most adult learners have had enough of Powerpoint slides, standard eLearning courses and instructor-led training. Gamification sometimes helps create a different work and learning environment by taking game elements (like points, badges, leaderboards, competition, achievements) and applying them to non-game settings. But many such initiatives fail because they don’t properly incorporate ‘fun’ into training programs. Tune into these two webinars to learn how gamification and game-based learning can succeed.
The Netherlands has the honour of hosting the 2013 International Summit on the Teaching Profession in its beautiful capital of Amsterdam. As with the previous two editions the organisation of the 3rd summit will involve the joint efforts of OECD, trade unions and the government. A fruitful collaboration that will lead to exceptional results!
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) will take place at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy, on 16-17 May 2013.
The Global Headquarters of the FAO stands near the impressive Circus Maximus, the first and largest stadium in the Roman Empire, and its expansive facilities will provide ample space to the participants of LINQ 2013. Furthermore, the FAO’s development of global standards in food and agriculture-related policies (including training and education) makes it an ideal venue for LINQ 2013.
This year's LINQ 2013 has "Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources" as its motto, and addresses and invites experts who are active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL).
The LINQ 2013 conference fee will remain reduced at the early-bird rate of 90€ until the 31st of March 2013, after which it will rise to 150€. For further information about conference fees, requirements, and other details about LINQ 2013, please visit the conference website.
The online Centre d'Energie Atomique (CEA - Center of Atomic Energy) library offers multimedia resources— photo reports, interactive animations, videos, files, podcasts and posters—to help young learners and the general public understand basic concepts such as the atom, radioactivity, etc.
The Open CourseWare Toolkit Working Group will host a series of sprints during Open Education Week, March 11-15, 2013.
The Open CourseWare Toolkit connects OER (Open Educational Resources) providers with tools that facilitate making course materials openly available. During Open Education Week (11-15 March 2013) participants can join the OCW sprints in order to update and create new tools to offer the OER community. In order to tailor the schedule to the most popular projects, participants are invited to complete this survey.
One of the 2012 Leading in Learning projects, focused on the idea whether the iPad (i.e. tablets in general) could serve as an infrastructural device for the entire learning process in the tutor group.
After a three month trial with one tutor group during the course EU Politics: theories, institutions and challenges (Bachelor European Studies), the project results were very promising. The course book aimed at combining and integrating all relevant documents and materials into one file for one single device. Generally, we can conclude that the tablet-way of studying is very much appreciated and welcomed.
CodeHS is designed for use in high school Computer Science classes.
Students learn introductory programming and computer science principles, and teachers receive valuable support to adequately teach this subject. Beginners learn by watching videos, working in the browser, and receiving help and feedback from real tutors. Basic members can access the first module for free, while premium members get unlimited help on all modules without additional purchase.
LearnBoost provides free software especially designed for teachers. It's a one-stop gradebook, lesson planning, attendance tracking, and scheduling online service that also integrates useful Google Apps like calendars and tagging of Common Core Standards.
The International Conference on Education and New Developments—END 2013 has issued a 2nd Call for Abstracts. This will be the last call: participants will have until 29 March 2013 to turn in new submissions.
END 2013 - International Conference on Education and New Developments will be accepting abstract submissions until 29 March 2013, and authors will be notified starting on 26 April 2013. The conference will be held 1-3 June 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, and registration is open until 17 May.