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September 30, 2014

[DEANZ] ascilite Conference And A New eBook

From yesterday’s inbox – this one for my Kiwi readers…

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Hello DEANZ member,

In this communication we would like to  bring to your attention the following:

  • The early-bird registrations for ascilite conference close on 3 October 2014. For more information http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz
  • A new eBook has been released by Terry Anderson and Jon Dron of Athabasca University: Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media from Athabasca University Press. The complete book (and individual chapters) are available now in PDF format and will be for sale in paper, Kindle and epub by the end of this month. The book discusses ways to understand and to develop learning activities for three social aggregations – groups, nets and sets. It then explores how collective knowledge and tools provide new affordances and adjacent possibilities for each of these social aggregations.

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September 29, 2014

Plugged In | 09.29.14 | (powered by iNACOL)

A final word from the neo-liberals…

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News…
News Herald
A digital migration is upon Bay District Schools as it moves toward compliance with a federal grant awarded to prod along innovation in public schools. “It’s a transition time,” said Tamra Hogue, supervisor for instructional technology and media services…
Getting Smart
Every student comes to school with a unique set of skills, abilities, needs, and aspirations. But in the traditional classroom environment, even the best educators are challenged to reach every child in a way that meets her or his personal needs…
Mid Devon Gazette
Poor internet connections in rural schools mean that children are missing out on the education opportunities of their city peers, a report has said. This morning’s report by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) surveyed more than 1,200 ICT…
CompetencyWorks
Sajan George, founder of Matchbook Learning, kicked off a rapid fire email exchange that produced some incredibly helpful ideas about how to tell parents for the first time that their child is on a different academic level than their grade level. Sajan’s original…
MLive
One student’s completion of a section of Algebra II was cause for celebration at Muskegon’s newest charter school recently. “Attention everybody,” retention manager Mia Clark shouted in the hallway of Muskegon Covenant Academy. “Megan has…
EdSurge
During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook. Education, however…
News-Journal
Five teenage girls faced each other, composing a “Dear John”-style letter detailing the reasons why the U.S. wanted to break off from England in 1776. Near the door, on the other side of Susan Burritt’s classroom, students sat in a row, facing laptops and…
Mind/Shift
The buzz around games and learning has mostly focused on how educators can learn from game structure to create engaging learning experiences. Or else, educators are experimenting with video games meant to help students practice academic skills…
The Economist
Nearly 7m students began their courses at Chinese universities at the start of a new academic year this month. In line behind them, a new cohort is already cramming for next year’s university entrance-examination, the notorious gaokao. But some young…
Wired
The MOOC was The Next Big Thing – and then it was written off for dead. But for Anant Agarwal, one of the founding fathers of this online reboot of university education, it’s only just getting started. Agarwal is an MIT computer science professor and the CEO…
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Three years ago, this headline appeared in The New York Times : “Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course.” We all know the rest of the story. When the artificial-intelligence class at Stanford University started that fall, 160,000 students in 190…
Huffington Post
“Higher education is now ground zero for disruption,” said Todd Hixon in a Forbes column, questioning the value, cost, and the antiquated business model of higher education. That said, there are a number of brilliant CIOs in higher education…
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September 27, 2014

Join EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) for Our Upcoming Webinars!

From Thursday’s inbox…

 

 

Join us for these free webinar events!

 

Office Hours for Online Facilitators

 

Date: Tuesday, October 7 (Add to Calendar)
Time: 3:004:00 PM ET

Moderator: Erin Earnst, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO)

Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/facilitatorofficehours

 

In celebration of Connected Educator Month and its theme of “helping educators thrive in a connected world,” we’re hosting Office Hours for Online Facilitators. Come prepared to ask questions from other online facilitators or feel free to just listen in and learn from others.

 

 

Converting Face-to-Face to Online: Challenges and Opportunities

 

Date: Tuesday, November 18 (Add to Calendar)
Time: 3:004:00 PM ET
Panelists: Myriam Steinback and Cynthia Garland Dore, TERC and Liz Farmer, ETLO

Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/nov18webinar

 

During this interactive webinar, hear from a panel of educators who recently collaborated on creating asynchronous online courses based on face-to-face professional development. During the development process, they faced the challenge of converting the hands-on, interactive, and collaborative experiences from face-to-face professional development, to online courses. Challenges include balancing the “talk” with the “do” to maintain engagement, and attending to different learning styles.

 

This webinar will focus on sharing ways to maximize collaboration among participants. Panelists will share their tips and strategies converting face-to-face professional development activities to online. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with this process.

 

Pre-registration is not required and all webinars will be recorded.

Hope you can join us!

 

Have you missed any of our previous webinars? The recordings are available on the

ETLO Webinar Series website.

 

You can also continue discussions on the webinars and other online and blended learning topics in the NEW Google+ ETLO Community Forum.

 

       

 

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EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) | ETLOwebinars@edc.org | Barbara Treacy | EdTech Leaders Online @ EDC, 43 Foundry Avenue | Waltham, MA 02453

September 26, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – September 2014, Special Issue 2

From yesterday’s inbox…

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September, 2014

Message from the EDEN President

The Blogging President – New Posts from Antonio Teixeira

For the European education community, the end of the summer break represents always a time of starting over and of a cyclic new beginning. This is a time for imagining and planning the future, of looking beyond our horizon. Read his latest full post as well as his previous and the former presidents’, Executive Committee members’ blog posts at the President’s blog. Previous Post: EDEN Goes to Zagreb

Antonio Teixeira

Antonio M. Teixeira,
EDEN President

www.eden-online.org/blog

Projects, practices, showcases

ProM Final Seminar: Registration Open

The ProM project’s Final Seminar (9-10 October 2014 in Sèvres, France) is open to mobility managers at HE and VET institutions, teachers and trainers. Register now to learn about a unique self-assessment tool for mobility and get to know the self-training online platform developed to train individuals involved in mobility management. The seminar will be available in French and in English. Selected participation costs may be covered for a limited number of participants. Read the details by clicking here.

Prom

www.prom-mobile.eu

Building the Learning Analytics Community

The LACE project is proving to be a real community exchange. During the last few months, partners have run or participated in more than 10 learning analytics events targeted at both academics and practitioners. In addition, we have run webinars, written blog posts and articles and started working on a series of White Papers, as well as began to build connections with our Associate Partners across Europe. To hear about our latest developments and issues such as ethics & privacy, outputs of past events and our future plans, please check out the 2nd issue of the LACE newsletter.

LACE

www.laceproject.eu

Ask Your Learning Outcomes What You Should be Assessing

Within the framework of the Workshop on learning outcomes and evaluation methods in e-course, organized by the University Computing Centre SRCE, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 26 September 2014, one of the presentations will be focusing on the main challenge of the TALOE project: the importance of linking assessment with intended learning outcomes. You can join virtually via this webinar link.

For more information about TALOE please read our first Newsletter.

TALOE

taloe.up.pt

Piloting of a Brand New Online Business Portuguese Language Course

The EMPORT Consortium is now recruiting pilot testers for its recently launched Portuguese multimedia course. Read more in the EMPORT newsletter (pdf download, also available in PT).

The EMPORT project is focusing on the improvement of employability and enhancing the competitiveness of companies, by means of language and cultural competences acquisition in Portuguese language and culture.

emport

learningportuguese.eu

Events, Practices, Community – Digiskills News for Educators

The latest topics on the Digiskills platform bring you good practices around ICT for learning, as well as recent and future events. The autumn issue of the newsletter offers a practical guide on digital identity, a guide to use Facebook for teaching languages, announcement of the European Day of Languages Photo Contest, and many more: 2nd Newsletter.

DigiSkills

digiskills-project.ea.gr

Learning at Home and in the Hospital – 1st Newsletter

Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of young people across Europe and the rest of the world with medical needs, and that the majority recover and go on to lead full and normal lives?

Hospital schools and home tuition programmes ensure that students not only keep up with their education, but that they can go on to achieve magnificent things.

Read more in the first LeHo Newsletter.

LeHo

www.lehoproject.eu

For Your Diary: EDEN Annual Conference, Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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September 25, 2014

Plugged In | 09.25.14 | (powered by iNACOL)

A final word from the neo-liberals…

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News…
Getting Smart
The shift to blended, personalized, and competency-based learning suggests a dramatic change in state education policy. Legislators at the NCSL Jobs Summit in San Jose last week recognized that their state education code is a patchwork of outdated…
KSL-TV
This year, when students pack up for classes at Juan Diego Catholic High School, they throw in a laptop or iPad with the pens, pencils, and paper. In August, after months of debate and a year of trial and error, the school started using a blended learning…
Portland Press Herald
Karl Francis certainly has no beef with traditional public schools. He attended them. His children attend them. And he worked for public schools for nearly 20 years. But Francis jumped quickly when he heard that a virtual charter school had been approved in…
EdSurge
Problematic device rollouts often make splashy headlines about the implementation of education technology, where good intentions can go awry. Just ask Los Angeles, where administrators and vendors are still dealing with the backlash from the highly…
KUSA-TV
hen Jespyn Bishop entered sixth grade at Rocky Top Middle School, he knew things would be different. Rocky Top has a program that requires or provides a Chromebook laptop computer to every student. “In fifth grade, we had to write everything down…
Bloomberg Businessweek
Qiu Zhonghai is scanning the artifacts in his high school’s paleontology exhibit. “Here is the most valuable item in our collection!” he shouts, peering inside a glass case at a large football-shaped object. “The egg of a dinosaur, one of few in the world that…
CompetencyWorks
What is competency education? The communication challenge has been bigger than I certainly ever anticipated. We’ve had a hard time creating powerful elevator speeches. I’ve resorted to using my arms a lot. I start with a left to right motion with both arms…
The Atlantic
For her exceptional book on the history of teaching, Dana Goldstein chose the title “The Teacher Wars: The History of America’s Most Embattled Profession”. In so doing, she joined an ongoing debate with reformers such as Stanford University’s Eric…
2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

FTAF 9


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