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Encuentro con los interesados a matricularse en USDE | ecosistema urbano
"Con Urban Social Design Experience (USDE) queremos experimentar un nuevo modelo de educación que se acerque a la denominada Educación Expandida. Nuestro modelo de referencia es lo que se ha definido como B-Learning (formación combinada, del inglés blended learning) y consiste en un proceso docente semipresencial; esto significa que un curso dictado en este formato incluirá tanto clases presenciales como actividades de E-learning.<br />
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En la primera sesión de USDE (Febrero > Mayo 2011) los cursos “experience” se realizarán por medio de herramientas digitales para las sesiones online y para el seguimiento personalizado de los proyectos de los participantes, pero también queremos acompañar el lanzamiento del proyecto con eventos y encuentros presenciales."
laescuelaexpandida  españa  e-learning  blendedlearning  education  teaching  learning  2011  via:javierarbona  spain  from delicious
january 2011 by robertogreco
Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students
"Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.

Edmodo is accessible online or using any mobile device, including DROID and iPhones.

Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network.

Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.

Edmodo stores and shares all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more."
via:cburell  education  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  classroom  collaboration  edtech  e-learning  networking  students  teachers  technology  twitter  elearning  communication  ict  microblogging  blogging  classrooms  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
EscueLab - OLPC
"Through a partnership of ATA and the Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands), the EscueLab space/project is beeing supported for the next three years.

The mission of EscueLab is to provide a space/infrastructure that has been missing for young researchers/artists of the Andean Region to develop projects bridging the gap between technology & society.

Our interests span over a wide range of subjects related to technology appropiation, artistic & technological practices, technology in education, technology recycling, among others...

The planned activities of EscueLab include conference hosting, open workshops, project incubation, & a creators-in-residence program.

The infrastructure provided by EscueLab for those activities includes:

*three rooms for conference hosting,
*a hardware hack lab & warehouse,
*one PC lab, for programming workshops
*communications lab for video documentation of activities.
*dorms, kitchen & ateliers for up to eight creators in residence."
escuelab  perú  olpc  medialab  creativity  electronics  art  technology  edtech  e-learning  education  elearning  society  lima  lcproject  schools  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  projectbasedlearning  multidisciplinary  transdisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  crosspollination  invention  innovation  hackerspaces  hackerculture  pbl  mitmedialab  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
www.escuelab.org | creatividad, tecnología y sociedad
"No hay cultura sin cambio y no hay cambio sin experimento e innovación. Escuelab es un espacio en el centro de una capital latinoamericana que busca incentivar a creadores, teóricos y activistas jóvenes a proyectar sus ideas, nacidas del presente, para diseñar y construir futuros posibles en los que con imaginación se abordará la brecha entre tecnología y sociedad.

Escuelab ofrece un concepto de estudios dinámico y modular, enfocado al emprendimiento de proyectos, donde se integran disciplinas que suelen desarrollarse aisladamente. Esta línea de acción facilita el conocimiento transdisciplinario en los campos del arte, ciencia, tecnología y nuevos medios fuera de las clasificaciones habituales y las divisiones convencionales."
escuelab  perú  olpc  medialab  creativity  electronics  art  technology  edtech  e-learning  education  elearning  society  lima  lcproject  schools  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  projectbasedlearning  multidisciplinary  transdisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  crosspollination  invention  innovation  hackerspaces  hackerculture  pbl  mitmedialab  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Education Futures
"Founded on November 20, 2004, Education Futures explores a New Paradigm in human capital development, fueled by globalization, the rise of innovative knowledge societies, and driven by exponential, accelerating change."
education  educationfutures  mayafrost  johnmoravec  academics  blogging  blogs  elearning  future  futures  classroom  curriculum  futurism  futurology  games  technology  teaching  singularity  learning  knowledge  innovation  globalization  edublogs  gaming  e-learning  edtech  web2.0  tcsnmy  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  classrooms 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Invisible Learning | Aprendizaje Invisible
"This project aims to facilitate the creation of a globally distributed community of thinkers interested on the creation of new futures for the education. Sustainable innovation, invisible learning (informal learning and non-formal learning) and the development of 21st century skills are some of the core issues that will be analyzed and addressed in this project."
education  tcsnmy  unschooling  deschooling  learning  invisiblelearning  johnmoravec  schools  informallearning  informaleducation  autodidacts  gamechanging  elearning  innovation  21stcenturyskills  e-learning  web2.0  lcproject 
june 2010 by robertogreco
pblweb - home
"This workshop is intended as a Primer to introduce educators to Project Based Learning - and to the use of free online tools in project based learning."
onlinetoolkit  teaching  projectbasedlearning  1:1  rubrics  e-learning  googleapps  pedagogy  learning  howto  projects  free  tcsnmy  via:cburell  pbl  1to1 
march 2010 by robertogreco
A critique of Tapscott and William’s views on university reform « Tony Bates
"The basic problem is that you cannot use constructivist learning approaches with classes of 100 students or more. I know, I’ve tried. No matter how much you divide the students into self-managing groups, it becomes an impossible task for the instructor to manage, and the quality suffers. Also, Tapscott and Williams write about the ‘new’ constructivist way of teaching. I’m sorry, but this is not new. It’s been around for over 100 years and has been used in elite universities from the middle of the 19th century. (It was called in Oxford and Cambridge the tutorial method). Why universities don’t use it now is not because they don’t understand the technology of the Internet but because it doesn’t work well with very large numbers."
education  future  universities  e-learning  constructivism  opencontent  teacher  history  classsize  colleges 
february 2010 by robertogreco
University of the People – The world’s first tuition free online university > Home
"University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education."
opencourseware  openeducation  teaching  technology  learning  education  e-learning  elearning  online  research  community  open  free  opensource  universities  colleges  universityofthepeople 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Teaching in Social and Technological Networks « Connectivism
"social & technological networks subvert the classroom-based role of the teacher. Networks thin classroom walls. Experts are no longer “out there” or “over there”. Skype brings anyone, from anywhere, into a classroom. Students are not confined to interacting with only the ideas of a researcher or theorist...The largely unitary voice of the traditional teacher is fragmented by the limitless conversation opportunities available in networks. When learners have control of the tools of conversation, they also control the conversations in which they choose to engage. Course content is similarly fragmented. The textbook is now augmented with YouTube videos, online articles, simulations, Second Life builds, virtual museums, Diigo content trails, StumpleUpon reflections, and so on...The following are roles teacher play in networked learning environments: 1. Amplifying 2. Curating 3. Wayfinding and socially-driven sensemaking 4. Aggregating 5. Filtering 6. Modelling 7. Persistent presence"
connectivism  teaching  learning  technology  education  networking  socialmedia  georgesiemens  wayfinding  unschooling  deschooling  networkedlearning  tcsnmy  lcproject  curation  filtering  modeling  sensemaking  cv  amplifying  content  textbooks  pedagogy  21stcenturylearning  openeducation  highereducation  networks  e-learning  elearning  apprenticeships  teacherasmasterlearner 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Summer Institute : Constructing Modern Knowledge
"minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event. Alfie Kohn, Deborah Meier, Dr. James Loewen and Peter Reynolds are guest speakers.

Rather than spend days listening to a series of speakers, Constructing Modern Knowledge is about action. Attendees will work and interact with educational experts concerned with maximizing the potential of every learner. ...

list of potential themes for exploration: Creativity and learning, Constructivism and constructionism, Project-based learning, 1:1 Computing, Problem solving across the curriculum, Student leadership and empowerment, Reinventing mathematics education, Computer science as a basic skill, Storytelling, School reform, Tinkering, Effective professional development, Sustaining innovation"
education  technology  summer  1:1  teaching  laptops  e-learning  conferences  events  2010  constructivism  alfiekohn  deborahmeier  math  compsci  creativity  learning  constuctionism  problemsolving  reform  schoolreform  tcsnmy  tinkering  innovation  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  1to1 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Israel’s Time To Know Aims To Revolutionize The Classroom
"Time To Know designs and produces what it calls ‘full digital curriculum coverage,’ which is a complete year’s worth of lesson plans, learning activities, and homework assignments. To grasp just what an immense undertaking this is, multiply these by the four subjects matters Time To Know targets—math, science, language arts and social studies—and now multiply that by 13 year’s worth of education (kindergarten plus 12 formal years of schooling). To put this into perspective, in a single year Time To Know produces animation with a combined length of one and a half feature films." [Sites constructivism, but doesn't sound like it.]
constructivism  learning  technology  innovation  curriculum  computers  elearning  entrepreneurship  e-learning  techcrunch  1:1  israel  lms  startup  education  laptops  classroom  differentiatedlearning  timetoknow  classrooms  1to1 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Social Media Classroom
"Welcome to the Social Media Classroom and Collaboratory. It’s all free, as in both “freedom of speech” and “almost totally free beer.” We invite you to build on what we’ve started to create more free value. The Social Media Classroom (we’ll call it SMC) includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes—integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets , and video commenting are the first set of tools. The Classroom also includes curricular material: syllabi, lesson plans, resource repositories, screencasts and videos. The Collaboratory (or Colab), is what we call just the web service part of it. Educators are encouraged to use the Colab and SMB materials freely, and we host your Colab communities if you don’t want to install your own. (See this for an explanation of who “we” are)."
education  learning  technology  internet  teaching  opensource  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  socialmedia  socialmediaclassroom  drupal  schools  classroom  free  media  elearning  e-learning  web2.0  collaboration  tools  blogging  community  classrooms 
december 2009 by robertogreco
ICTAC MEMO iPhone Apps for Education
"iPhone and iPod Touch Apps for possible educational uses" sorted by course subject.
iphone  applications  technology  education  tcsnmy  e-learning  ios 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Start your own online School
"Redefining Schools Online: Get started within a couple of clicks and create your next generation online school - educating others has never been easier! Teach students, customers & your audience: Supercool School is an all in one education tool that allows you to create live online classes, record them and distribute them virally. Students can join the live sessions, watch recordings and even request classes themselves."

[via: http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=50836 ]

[blog: http://supercoolschool.typepad.com/blog/]
education  learning  internet  teaching  online  web  community  onlinelearning  facebook  howto  e-learning  elearning  socialnetworking  free  interactive  sharing  ideas  knowledge  startup  web2.0  lcproject  onlinetoolkit  tcsnmy 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Mozilla Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge
"Send us your ideas for Firefox add-ons, preferably ones created with Jetpack, that can turn the web-browser into a platform for rich personal learning. You are not restricted to work on any particular type of application. Here are a few examples to get you started:
design  education  learning  firefox  browser  elearning  competition  mozilla  jetpack  extensions  e-learning  addons  development  personallearning  browsers 
november 2009 by robertogreco
DMLcentral
"DMLcentral.net is the online presence for the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at the UC Irvine campus. We think digital media practices are fundamentally reshaping society in far-reaching ways, especially in how people all around the world are learning and connecting with one another.
digital  education  learning  socialmedia  technology  literacy  california  internet  youth  communication  elearning  e-learning  media  research  digitalmedia  newmedia 
october 2009 by robertogreco
The 10 best educational websites - Times Online
"If you bought a computer a few years ago, it would invariably come with a free CD-Rom encyclopedia. At the time it seemed like a life-changer, but after an hour or two spent looking at ancient wildlife clips and a timeline about the Romans, the excitement wore off. Today’s internet equivalents are bigger, faster and more interactive, whether you’re helping youngsters with their homework or cramming for the pub quiz."
teaching  online  history  education  learning  technology  e-learning  science  glvo  edg  srg  tcsnmy  nasa  nationalgeographic  howstuffworks  smithsonian  bbc  pbs 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: An Operating System for the Mind [Stephen Downes on the Core Knowledge "Challenge to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills"]
Two quotes (not the whole story): "When you teach children facts as facts, & do it through a process of study & drill, it doesn't occur to children to question whether or not those facts are true, appropriate, moral, egal, or anything else. Rote learning is a short circuit into the brain. It's direct programming. People who study & learn, that 2+2=4, know that 2+2=4, not because they understand the theory of mathematics, not because they have read Hilbert & understand formalism, or can refute Brouwer & reject intuitionism, but because they know (full stop) 2+2=4." ... "We are in a period of transition. We still to a great degree treat facts as things & of education as the acquisition of those things. But more and more, as our work, homes and lives become increasingly complex, we see this understanding becoming not only increasingly obsolete, but increasingly an impediment...if you simply follow the rules, do what you're told, do your job & stay out of trouble, you will be led to ruin."

[summary here: http://www.daveswhiteboard.com/archives/2818 ]
knowledge  literacy  criticalthinking  skills  connectivism  education  stephendownes  programming  brainwashing  cognition  automatons  directinstruction  cv  tcsnmy  history  future  agency  activism  learning2.0  change  gamechanging  information  learning  truth  relevance  infooverload  filtering  unschooling  deschooling  psychology  brain  attention  mind  diversity  ict  pedagogy  e-learning  theory  elearning  21stcenturyskills  21stcenturylearning 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, U.S. Department of Education
"on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction...difference btwn student outcomes for online & face-to-face classes...was larger in studies contrasting conditions that blended elements of online & face-to-face instruction with conditions taught entirely face-to-face..blended conditions often included additional learning time & instructional elements not received by students in control conditions...suggests that the positive effects associated with blended learning should not be attributed to the media, per se...unexpected finding was small number of rigorous published studies contrasting online and face-to-face learning conditions for K–12 students. In light of this small corpus, caution is required in generalizing to the K–12 population because the results are derived for the most part from studies in other settings" [via:http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/19/study-finds-that-online-education-beats-the-classroom/]
education  learning  elearning  e-learning  technology  comparison  teaching  onlinelearning  pedagogy  trends  research  blendedlearning  online  study  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2009 by robertogreco
CK-12.org
"CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the "FlexBook," CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning."
education  learning  e-learning  physics  science  math  textbooks  opensource  free  curriculum  elearning  books  teaching  resources  openaccess  flexbook  ebooks  opencontent  tcsnmy 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Lifehacker - Learn to Play an Instrument Online - Learning
"Chances are at one point or another, you've either purchased an instrument or considered doing so with the intention of learning to play it; most of us, however, never get around the learning part. The internet is a glorious fount of freely available information, and it's slowly filling up with excellent tutorials for getting good at just about anything—including playing a new instrument. Hit the jump for a handful of great resources for getting started with a new instrument online for the low, low price of free."
education  learning  srg  edg  drums  guitar  percussion  lifehacks  howto  tutorials  e-learning  instruments  free  online 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Education And Learning: A Paradigm Shift - Part 1 - Is Our Educational System Broken? - Robin Good's Latest News
"So, what's up everyone? Besides the few guys out there spending serious time researching and lecturing on today's educational challenges what are you doing to harmonize a little more what you have learned in the world of media and communication to the universe of learning and education your kids are immersed into? ... video clips I have asked a few friends to record ... Howard Rheingold, Jay Cross, Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Nancy White, Gerd Leonhard and Teemu Arina have all accepted to record a few short videos for me while addressing some of the issues relating to our educational system and its future.

[part 2: http://www.masternewmedia.org/education-and-learning-a-paradigm-shift-part-2/ ]
education  culture  elearning  change  future  self-directed  self-directedlearning  learning  unschooling  deschooling  connectivism  georgesiemens  stephendownes  teemuarina  jaycross  robingood  gerleonhard  colleges  universities  gamechanging  media  communication  nancywhite  academia  e-learning  degrees  credentials 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Inflection Points | the human network
"Make no mistake, this inflection point in education is going inevitably going to cross the gap between tertiary and secondary school and students. Students will be able to do for themselves in ways that were never possible before. None of this means that the teacher or even the administrator has necessarily become obsolete. But the secondary school of the mid-21st century may look a lot more like a website than campus. The classroom will have a fluid look, driven by the teacher, the students and the subject material.
markpesce  education  itunes  ratemyteachers  ratemyprofessors  ratemylectures  alacarteeducation  universities  colleges  explodingschool  teaching  learning  gamechanging  lcproject  tcsnmy  network  itunesu  students  online  internet  1to1  laptops  australia  lifelonglearning  unschooling  deschooling  elearning  e-learning  onlinelearning  self-directedlearning  1:1 
december 2008 by robertogreco
eduFire - Live Video Learning
"We have a simple (but not easy) mission: Revolution education.

Our goal is to create a platform to allow live learning to take place over the Internet anytime from anywhere.

Most importantly...for anyone. We’re the first people (we know) to create something that’s totally open and community-driven (rather than closed and transaction-driven).

We’re excited to create tools for people to teach and learn what they love in ways they never imagined possible.

If changing the world is your thing and you’re as passionate about education and learning as we are, please get in touch."
education  learning  technology  online  teaching  tutoring  elearning  languages  videos  translation  tutorials  socialnetworking  communication  e-learning  spanish  italian  german  french  english 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Livemocha: Learn Languages Online - English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, 学会英语
"ivemocha is an exciting e-learning Web 2.0 startup founded by a group of experienced and successful entrepreneurs based in the Seattle area. Livemocha addresses a $20 billion worldwide language learning market fueled by rapid globalization, immigration and travel. Livemocha is a first of its kind web based language learning solution integrating online instructional content with a global community of language learners. Livemocha is a venture funded company backed by Maveron, a leading Seattle based venture firm with tremendous consumer and e-learning expertise."
languages  learning  online  elearning  spanish  italian  french  mandarin  english  lessons  tutorials  language  socialnetworking  collaboration  e-learning  chinese  education 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Web 2.0 in Education (UK) Home - Web 2.0 in Education (UK)
"This site is designed to provide teachers with a directory of free webtools along with some suggestions as to how they may be used in the classroom. I have searched over 2000 websites and listed 194 tools, that's 194 opportunities for you to use ICT in your classroom and all for free!"
onlinetoolkit  education  pedagogy  technology  web  e-learning  webtools 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Fluid Learning | the human network
"What’s most interesting about the computer is how it puts paid to all of our cherished fantasies of control. The computer – or, most specifically, the global Internet connected to it – is ultimately disruptive, not just to the classroom learning experience, but to the entire rationale of the classroom, the school, the institution of learning. And if you believe this to be hyperbolic, this story will help to convince you." ... "In this near future world, students are the administrators. All of the administrative functions have been “pushed down” into a substrate of software. Education has evolved into something like a marketplace, where instructors “bid” to work with students."
education  learning  future  socialnetworking  curriculum  crowdsourcing  networkedlearning  connectivism  laptops  pedagogy  networks  control  administration  leadership  management  open  sharing  gamechanging  flattening  e-learning  web2.0  community  freelanceteaching  organization  lcproject  universities  colleges  markpesce 
december 2008 by robertogreco
World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others | Edutopia
"I believe that is what educators must do now. We must engage with these new technologies and their potential to expand our own understanding and methods in this vastly different landscape. We must know for ourselves how to create, grow, and navigate these collaborative spaces in safe, effective, and ethical ways. And we must be able to model those shifts for our students and counsel them effectively when they run across problems with these tools.
willrichardson  tcsnmy  e-learning  education  learning  connectivism  edutopia  netgen  collaboration  technology  schools  curriculum  lcproject  arts 
december 2008 by robertogreco
New structures of learning: The systemic impact of connective knowledge, connectivism, and networked learning
"Since Illich's 1970 vision of learning webs, society has moved progressively closer to a networked world where content and conversations are continually at our finger tips and instruction and learning are not centered on the educator. The last decade of technological innovation - mobile phones, social media, software agents - has created new opportunities for learners. Learners are capable of forming global learning networks, creating permeable classroom walls. While networks have altered much of society, teaching, and learning, systemic change has been minimal. This presentation will explore how potential systemic responses leverage the transformative potential of connective knowledge and networked learning."
georgesiemens  ivanillich  connectivism  lcproject  learning  education  networkedlearning  elearning  pedagogy  theory  networks  knowledge  ict  e-learning  future  change  unschooling  deschooling  differentiatedinstruction  gamechanging 
september 2008 by robertogreco
In Search of Student-Generated Content in Online Education [.pdf]
"Enabling students to create their own educational content increases engagement, improves learning, and can result in products of lasting value. So why are effective examples of student-generated content in online education so hard to find?"
teaching  learning  content  elearning  curriculum  networks  e-learning  pedagogy  eportfolio  studentgeneratedcontent  filetype:pdf  media:document 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Modern myths of learning: You only remember 10% of what you read - 30 Jun 2008 - "We do not have a profession. A real profession would have more concern about what was acceptable data rather than adopting things uncritically because they look pretty."
"There are too many myths and half-truths in the world of learning. They deserve to be uncovered and we need to ask ourselves hard questions about why the learning profession seems to love myth-making so much." [downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=45433]
e-learning  education  learning  psychology  teaching  myths 
july 2008 by robertogreco
University of Manitoba: Information Services and Technology - Michael Wesch and the Future of Education
"During his presentation, the Kansas State University professor breaks down his attempts to integrate Facebook, Netvibes, Diigo, Google Apps, Jott, Twitter, and other emerging technologies to create an education portal of the future."

[video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yApagnr0s ]
michaelwesch  education  learning  schools  change  reform  technology  e-learning  ethnography  gamechanging  classideas  twitter  jott  diigo  del.icio.us  googleapps  netvibes  facebook  portals  collaboration  socialnetworking  medialiteracy  socialmedia  literacy  newmedia  universities  colleges  teaching  multimedia 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students - ReadWriteWeb
"just in this decade, and especially in the last few years, a handful of tools to make school life easier have appeared. What follows is the set of web tools I would put in my backpack were I headed back to school tomorrow."
via:cburell  onlinetoolkit  elearning  e-learning  education  students  tools  online  internet 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Welcome to the Course! « Blogs, Wikis, and New Media
"This course is designed to help you understand and effectively use a variety of “web 2.0″ technologies including blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking tools, photo sharing tools, mapping tools, audio and video podcasts, and screencasts."
web2.0  e-learning  elearning  onlinetoolkit  bookmarks  tutorials  courses  curriculum  edtech  education  wikis  training  podcasts  podcasting  socialsoftware  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco
The Way We Learn Now: Cisco Networking Academy brings 21st Century education to connected learners.
"From one-room rural schools to world-class universities, networking is transforming the way we learn just as it is transforming the ways we live, work, and play. When Networking Academy students acquire networking skills, they are learning to create the
education  e-learning  online  collaboration  networking  cisco  school2.0  schools  technology  elearning 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Quizzes » Fun Quizzes & Surveys » Make a Quiz Online » Quibblo!
"Quibblo is a fun survey, poll and quiz site, where you can: * Easily make your own quiz * Take fun quizzes by other members * Share quizzes with friends * Embed quizzes on your MySpace, blog, Facebook or any other page on the internet."
assessment  quizzes  onlinetoolkit  online  internet  web  make  generator  e-learning  webapp  interactive  via:preoccupations 
may 2008 by robertogreco
John Connell » Blog Archive » Teaching at a Crossroads
"new technologies can change what we mean by education because they change what it means to be educated. It is no more useful, in this context, to place ‘education before technology’ than it is to put ‘technology before education’."
johnconnell  teaching  learning  change  reform  technology  society  education  schools  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  pedagogy  web2.0  e-learning  curriculum  content  assessment  gamechanging 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
"Train eye & fingers to employ series of techniques that help quickly find what you need to know about web pages + Train mind to think critically, even suspiciously, by asking series of questions that help decide how much web page is to be trusted."
evaluation  internet  web  reference  informationliteracy  information  literacy  trust  tutorials  analysis  e-learning  research  infoliteracy  howto  education  technology  reliability 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Mike Sharples
"Professor of Learning Sciences & Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute at University of Nottingham. The focus of the LSRI is to explore theories and practices of learning and to design and evaluate novel learning technologies and environments.
informallearning  learning  personallearning  mobile  phones  location-based  locative  location  ambient  pervasive  ubicomp  everyware  presentations  mikesharples  e-learning 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Seven Habits of Highly Connected People by Stephen Downes, Guest Contributor « Lisa Neal
"Be Reactive (reading & commenting on other’s stuff > publishing) Go With Flow (add value rather than pursue a particular goal) Connection Comes First; Share; RTFM (make effort to learn before seeking instruction from others); Cooperate; Be Yourself"
connectivism  networking  community  learning  online  etiquette  habits  education  edtech  e-learning  networks  communication  bestpractice 
april 2008 by robertogreco
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . War of the Worlds | PBS
"the younger technical generations are so empowered they are impatient and ready to jettison institutions most of the rest of us tend to think of as essential, central, even immortal. They are ready to dump our schools"
education  future  schools  reform  change  learning  technology  culture  society  certification  homeschool  deschooling  unschooling  generations  e-learning  cringely  knowledge  search  gamechanging  millennials  digitalnatives  via:preoccupations  software  philosophy  sharing  pedagogy  singularity  literacy  elearning  academia  demographics  parenting  schooling  internet  futurism 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog)
"New Publishing Revolution + Tidal Wave of Information + Participative + Pro-sumers + Age of the Collaborator + Explosion of Innovation + Social Learning + Long Tail + Social Networking"
trends  education  web2.0  elearning  collaboration  e-learning  future  participation  networking  socialnetworking  technology  howto  gamechanging 
march 2008 by robertogreco
More than 100 Free Places to Learn Online - and Counting | Mission to Learn
"I decided to undertake what turned into a “pulling a thread on a sweater” exercise and see how many free places to learn things I could find on the Web relatively quickly."
e-learning  education  elearning  free  learning  opensource  online  internet  web  lists 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Learning Zeitgeist: The Future of Education is Just-in-Time, Multidisciplinary, Experimental, Emergent - Robin Good's Latest News
"skills valued today...not related those developed in educational prison facilities ...students in classrooms, disconnected from each...intellectual capabilities hammered into dirt by requiring certain outcomes rather than creativity&imagination."
edtech  lifelonglearning  autodidacts  learning  unschooling  deschooling  ivanillich  technology  socialnetworks  connectivism  authentic  teemuarina  e-learning  alternative  change  reform  georgesiemens  serendipity  schools  schooling  schooldesign  parasiticlearning  seymourpapert  davidweinberger  continuouspartialattention  time  context  lcproject  education  newschool  learning2.0  digitalliteracy  future  community 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Motion Mountain - The Adventure of Physics : The Free Physics Textbook
"Written in English, over 1500 pages are provided for students, teachers, and for anybody who is curious about the precise description of nature. To satisfy even the most extreme curiosity, the text ends by exploring the limits of time and space, and the
physics  science  free  books  education  reference  nature  elearning  pdf  e-learning  ebooks  textbooks 
february 2008 by robertogreco
WOWIO: Free Books + Free Minds
"only source where readers can legally download high-quality copyrighted ebooks from leading publishers for free. Readers have access to a wide range of offerings, including works of classic literature, college textbooks, comic books, and popular fiction
PDF  reading  olpc  ebooks  e-learning  books  comics  audiobooks  free  literature  graphicnovels 
january 2008 by robertogreco
About the “Learn More” series « LibraryStream
"a series of self-paced discovery entries for library staff interested in venturing out on the social web. Each post is meant as a short introduction to a different social website, tool, or concept. It might not be ground-breaking information to veteran r
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  libraries  howto  tutorials  training  web2.0  networkedlearning  applications  del.icio.us  e-learning  online  flickr  twitter  youtube  tags  tagging  wikis  blogs  blogging  technology  learning  information  library  secondlife 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Carnegie Mellon Libraries:Library Arcade
"The Library Arcade features games designed to help students develop research skills through entertaining and easy-to-repeat activities. At this stage, we are testing each game to work through any technical glitches and prepare the games for a final versi
e-learning  learning  librarians  libraries  online  simulations  gaming  games  tutorials  books  classification  catalog 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Open Educational Resources
"OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course
courses  e-learning  education  learning  opencontent  opencourseware  opensource  pedagogy  textbooks  study  via:cburell 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Open Yale Courses
"Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn."
yale  colleges  universities  open  learning  online  e-learning 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Netiquette Home Page -- A Service of Albion.com
"This page provides links to both summary and detail information about Netiquette for your browsing pleasure."
etiquette  netiquette  online  reference  e-learning  writing  web  internet  howto  education  email  rules  communication 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Technology Review: Searching Video Lectures
"A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures."
search  video  mit  opencourseware  reference  lectures  education  e-learning  technology  semantic 
november 2007 by robertogreco
ICT4D Bibliography » Bibliographies » Reader: Web 2.0 and Education
"Description: Articles about Web 2.0 applied to Education, e-Learning 2.0, University 2.0. More resources: Universidad 2.0, Web Educativa 2.0. Proudly improved thanks to Biblioteca 2.0."
professionaldevelopment  learning  web2.0  connectivism  bibliography  reference  academia  research  analysis  e-learning  education 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Classroom of the Future Is Virtually Anywhere - New York Times
"Andrew Delbanco said flatly...it would be impossible to put his seminar...online “the energy and spontaneity of discussion among people...in a small room cannot be replicated by electronic exchanges.” His statement...came in an e-mail message."
online  education  internet  web  learning  colleges  universities  e-learning 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Ipseity :: E-Learning Myth #1: The “Net Gen” Myth :: August :: 2006
"Recent sociological and governmental studies paint quite a different picture of this same generation. Often focusing specifically on the Internet, they report –similar to the sources above– that “children and young people [are generally] claiming g
digitalnatives  marcprensky  debunked  education  future  technology  myth  facts  web2.0  digital  children  videogames  gaming  games  media  television  teaching  learning  schools  pedagogy  policy  critique  critical  culture  e-learning  instruction  millennials  publishing  trends  youth  net 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Serious Games Institute - Home - The SGI - Serious about Games
"Serious games involve the use of electronic games technologies and methodologies for primary purposes other than entertainment. The purposes include: e-Learning, Simulation, Team building, Collaboration, Social Networking, Opinion shaping"
games  gaming  videogames  e-learning  secondlife  seriousgames  learning  simulations  collaboration 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Tony Vincent's learninginhand.com
"an educator's resource for using handheld computing in schools. You'll find lists of great software applications for Palm and Windows Mobile computers. You'll find resources for podcasting and eBooks. Also, there's a comprehensive listing of the best sit
e-learning  games  handhelds  mobile  phones  learning  schools  education  lcproject  ipods  ipod  elearning  software  technology  media  teaching  web  online  internet 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Is text-only enough for today's students?
"I think we're too hung up on the technology and not realizing that we are experiencing an evolution in how humans communicate."
e-learning  education  literacy  storytelling  digitalstorytelling  text  technology  communication  video  multimedia  diversity  evolution  future  learning  lcproject 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Futurelab - Projects - Mudlarking in Deptford
"Mudlarking in Deptford is a re-imagining of the traditional guided tour which empowers young people to engage creatively with the built environment. It involves users as co-designers, producing a tour by making use of mobile technologies to both initiate
location  locative  annotation  mobile  uk  phones  e-learning  geography  mapping  maps  location-based  learning  glvo 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Mango Beta Launched!
"I am proud to present Mango. The first Free enterprise language learning course available on the Internet. Eleven of our courses are now available in our beta release. Each course has 100 lessons available."
language  learning  education  foreign  japanese  teaching  software  web  online  travel  howto  foreignlanguage  e-learning  interactive  tutorials  japan  french  mandarin  portuguese  spanish  español  glvo  onlinetoolkit  audio  classes  internet 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Futurist: To fix education, think Web 2.0 | CNET News.com
"Universities and employers concerned with the state of engineering education should steal a page from popular Internet culture, visionary John Seely Brown said at a conference Friday."
education  learning  universities  colleges  socialnetworking  teaching  e-learning  blogs  internet  online  pedagogy  school2.0  johnseelybrown  participatory  collaboration  collaborative  knowledge  technology  passion  social 
august 2007 by robertogreco
The Top Web-Based Education Resources
"Here is Wired News' selection of the best educational resources on the net. Sure, the sites on this list aren't going to replace Wikipedia or Google, or even a trip to the local public library. But if it's education you want, and you're at a computer, th
online  education  learning  e-learning  free 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Rethinking Schools Online
"Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials. We advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice."
activism  alternative  learning  education  homeschool  progressive  pedagogy  magazines  schools  schooling  lcproject  reform  change  curriculum  e-learning  nonprofit  teaching  journals  geography  tcsnmy  deschooling  unschooling  research  policy  rethinking  nonprofits 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Tuttle SVC: Please Read Illych, Thank You
"you can drop all this crap about Tom Friedman, "digital natives," millenials, and every other damn argument that is based on the idea that something fundamentally changed in education the day flickr was launched"
education  learning  schools  ivanillich  technology  deschooling  reform  change  society  policy  e-learning  school2.0  schooling  lcproject  schooldesign  thomasfriedman 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Tarina » Blog Archive » Serendipity 2.0: Missing Third Places of Learning
"defining three of my concepts until now unknown to the field of distance education: seredipic learning, homo contextus and parasitic learning. I call for third places of learning running outside of the reach of formal structures. These spaces are run by
learning  education  thirdplaces  serendipity  autodidacts  place  space  alternative  homeschool  noschool  lcproject  e-learning  organizations  ivanillich  institutions  mashallmcluhan  technology  future  informallearning  change 
july 2007 by robertogreco
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