This book, recently published by the Laboratori de Mitjans Interactius (Interactive Media Lab), surveys university presence "in the cloud" and the extent to which different institutions incorporate online learning systems into higher education. The book collects research from two research groups on either side of the Atlantic - the University of Barcelona's Interactive Media Lab, in Spain, and the Federal University of Santa Catarina New Technology Lab (Communic), in Brazil.
A unique simultaneous concert will be held live across five European countries: UK, Turkey Finland, Romania and Spain. School choirs at each venue will perform FolkDc songs, and will be streamed over the internet on 23 April 2013 (times in your area are available on the website).
Your school can watch this exciting concert online see http://folkdc.eu/synchronousconcert/ or even attend in person by arrangement (places are limited).
Resource for Teachers
The project has prepared an autonomous teacher kit that can be used to motivate and engage early language learners. The kit is available on the project website at: http://folkdc.eu/overview/
6th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities (SPeL 2013)
This article was originally published on the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Volume 14, Issue, 1.
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well known. In this article we discuss the design and development of a print and web-based booklet created to introduce the topic of OER to schoolteachers. The guide, the first of its kind available in Portuguese, was created through the remix and translation of existing resources available in English. Choosing design-as-remix raised a series of concerns related to licensing, attribution, context, and technical standards. In this article we review the concerns related to culture and inequity within the OER movement, followed by the design choices and procedures, and finally the implications of these issues for the open educational resources movement.
unX is the first Ibero-American community that offers collaborative and open learning to digital entrepreneurs. Through unX, entrepreneurs can access MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) relevant to their career needs.
ScratchEd is an online community for those who work with Scratch—a programming language tailored specifically for young people to create their own interactive stories, games, music, and art.
weSPOT promotes employing scientific inquiry in the classroom, by connecting scientific concepts to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning.
weSPOT focuses on inquiry-based learning, in which the learner takes the role of a self-motivated explorer, and provides support for building these skills. The project is aimed at students from ages 12 to 25, and links everyday world experiences to the classroom. Its main objectives are: (a) defining a reference model for inquiry-based learning skills, (b) creating a diagnostic instrument for measuring inquiry skills, and (c) implementing a working environment that allows the easy linking of inquiry activities with school curricula and legacy systems.
The Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning (IEETeL 2013) workshop and conference will be held 5-8th of June in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It represents an opportunity for researchers, eductors, and technology experts to discuss solutions, trends, and implementation of new technologies in eLearning environments.
For more information, see here.