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.
Eliademy provides teachers with a free online classroom, a platform they can use to manage their courses. Educators can create discussion boards, videos, images, newsfeed, visual notifications and calendars uploading their own content onto a user-friendly interface. A great learning management tool for universities, colleges, and more.
Prof Sugata Mitra, Education scientist and keynote speaker of the EDEN's 2013 Annual Conference, wins TED Prize for his answer on the future of learning. Mitra’s $1 million seed money helps to fund the School in the Cloud in India this very year. This school will serve as both an education and research center to further explore approaches to self-directed learning. It will be managed by cloud technology, but with an adult supervisor always on hand. The plans for the school will be open-sourced.
Learning is becoming more and more individualized and self-managed. Personalization helps foster engagement and supports awareness and motivation. The 2013 EDEN Annual Conference thus explores themes such as “Engaging and challenging learners” „Enhanced learning experience by participation and collaboration” or „Joy, Fun and ICTs”. Prof Mitra’s talk on self-directed learning was posted on TEDTalks last year, with high edutainment potential. In this talk, he tackles one of the greatest problems of education -the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching:
Academics, researchers, practitioners gather every year at the EDEN Annual conferences to discuss the latest developments of e-learning, open and distance education. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential.
Registration to the Conference is now open: http://www.eden-online.org/2013_oslo/registration.html
The ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments) project provides technology to support teachers in developing open personal learning environments for their students. It centers on self-regulated learning so as to promote independent learners who can plan their learning process, search for resources, and reflect on their progress.
The ROLE infrastructure, including this Software Development Kit (SDK) enables a learner-centred Personal Learning Environment (PLE) that will empower the user for true lifelong learning across institutional boundaries, integrating learning with other parts of the learner’s social life.