Fiszkoteka.pl is an educational portal that converts the flashcard learning method (i.e. with little pieces of paper bearing information on both sides) into a multimedia online experience.
'Vision in an Increasingly Mobile World', an event organised by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), will be held on 15 May 2013 in London, UK.
Modern mobile computing creates interesting opportunities and challenges for computer vision research. This meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners, from both industry and academia, interested in all aspects of mobile computer vision - be it within consumer devices, autonomous/embedded systems or novel deployment domains.
The 19th edition of the EUNIS Congress is an ICT conference centered on the theme of higher education in Europe, which will be held in Riga (Latvia) from the 11-14 of June 2013.
EUNIS 2013 is the 19th congress in a series of conferences aimed at audiences from higher educational institutes. The following keynote speeches will be the centerpiece of this year's event:
- Richard Katz (President at Richard N. Katz & Associates) -
- "IT Leadership and Governance for Next Generation University"
- Voldemar A. Innus (Owner and principal of VAI Consulting, Pendleton, NY, USA) -
- "Innovation, incubation and the future of ICT in support of the academic mission"
- Ian Dolphin (Executive Director at Sakai Foundation)
- "The CIO and Finding the Future Technology Ecosystem Fit For Your Organization"
- Dr.Jan-Martin Lowendahl (Research Vice President at Gartner, Higher Education Strategies)
- "Opening Up Education – The European Commission initiative towards more ICT and OER in Education and Training Systems in Europe"
- Ricardo Ferreira (Policy Officer at European Commission)
- "Technological Tools for distance Collaborations"
- Greg Palmer (Executive Director at University of Pennsylvania, MAGPI (the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2))
- "Current status of Open Source and Kuali for administrative systems and the “Marketecture of Community”"
- Jennifer L. Foutty (Executive Director at Kuali Foundation)
- "Management Trends in Educational Institutions"
- Greg Mathers (RTU Riga Business School,Director of Accel Performance Consulting)
- "TERENA initiatives and the future of online video in Higher Education"
- Vicente Goyanes (Head of IT-Media technical assistance for University of Vigo & Campus do Mar, member of the TERENA Technical Committee and the Opencast Boarda)
The “Policy guidelines for mobile learning” developed by UNESCO seek to help policy-makers better understand what mobile learning is and how its unique benefits can be leveraged to advance progress towards Education for All.
UNESCO believes that mobile technologies can expand and enrich educational opportunities for learners in diverse settings. Yet most ICT in education policies were articulated in a pre-mobile era and they do not seek to maximize the learning potentials of mobile technology. The rare policies that do reference mobile devices tend to treat them tangentially or ban their use in schools.
Today, a growing body of evidence suggests that ubiquitous mobile devices – especially mobile phones and, more recently, tablet computers – are being used by learners and educators around the world to access information, streamline administration and facilitate learning in new and innovative ways.
Developed in consultation with experts in over 20 countries, UNESCO’s “Policy guidelines for mobile learning” have broad application and can accommodate a wide range of institutions, including K–12 schools, universities, community centres, and technical and vocational schools.
Policy-makers are encouraged to adopt UNESCO’s policy recommendations, tailoring them as necessary to reflect the unique needs and on-the-ground realities of local contexts.
The document was presented during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013, held from 18 to 22 February in Paris.
Smartphones for Seniors (S4S), is a Portuguese collaborative R&D project coordinated by Microsoft, which provides mobile services technology adapted to the senior population.
This project furnishes better communication tools for the elderly, by taking advantage of the Windows Phone 7 new user interfaces and including more advanced apps such as video conferencing, chatting and social networking integration (Facebook and Twitter, for example).
A scope of apps/services is included (with information on: pharmacies’ locations and working hours, dictionary, weather, and trip advisor/planner), as well as services of a more personal nature (such as: reminders and management of electronic prescript medications, list of tasks, schedules and reminders made by the senior, or family members and caregivers, 'take me home,' with directions on how to return home or how to ask for help; 'my diet', with information on nutrition, food and recipes recommended), and playful applications for entertainment purposes, such as word games, chess and games such as on-line "quizzes".
Information and media literacy and knowledge management
Information and media literacy and lifelong learning
Information and media literacy in different cultures and environm
Information and media literacy and emerging technologies and tools (Web 2.0)
Information and media literacy in the future (Web 3.0, mobile technologies)
Gamification of learning and education
Information and media literacy and legislation, copyrights
Information and media literacy and libraries
Collaborative learning through technology
Digital badges in learning and education
Blended learning trends
Assessment and evaluation of learning process (Learning analytics)
Thanks to the grant from the CEI (Central European Initiative) we are able to offer special fees.
First 18 participants from the CEI countries whose abstracts will be chosen by the program committee, we have a special offer:
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.
Project NTVIS brings together youth and seniors to cooperate and foster new intergenerational learning content.
The aim of the NTVIS project is to support exchange of knowledge and skills between the elderly and young people. Seniors will provide knowledge on a topic they feel comfortable with, and young people will prepare tasks/presentations on the same topic but using mobile applications and media communities.
This way, both parties will benefit: young people are taught something new and will benefit from the knowledge and experience of older people, while seniors will gain the necessary basics of mobile applications and social media. These experiences will be collected, described and analyzed in framework of the project. The NTVIS project aims to prevent the effects of digital and social exclusion.
Ripples from the technological revolution in wireless communications have extended to all areas of education, as mobile learning has become an increasingly viable and strategic option for students and organisations worldwide. In many cases, mobile devices will come to replace laptop or desktop computers, and allow for greater accessibility.
The Universities and Knowledge Society Journal (RUSC) is now accepting research articles on this topic from all educational sectors and around the world. The specific thematic areas for the January 2014 monographic issue are as follows: