The 4th International workshop on Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning (IEETeL 2013) has extended its call for papers until the 1st of April.
The conference, to be held in the Netherlands from 5-8th of June, will cover a variety of topics, including: 3D virtual learning environments, educational mashups, the semantic web, and augmented reality implementation.
Read on for a full list of paper topics.
Ma Voie Économique offers online career counseling for high school students interested in studying economics, science and technology management, and social sciences.
Lumen provides institutional leaders and faculty with consulting support, training, and resources so that they can successfully adopt Open Educational Resources as a way to improve their curriculum and cut costs.
Lumen helps faculty find quality content and tailor it to their course design by funneling apt resources into Open Course Frameworks that align them with general education and specific degree requirements. These open course frameworks are later available for free download and use by any individual or institution.
Lumen also serves as an advisor, aiding institutional leaders in planning for OER use, and deciding how and where to introduce OER courses and degrees. Other services provided include training and support for faculty, and analytics and other support to improve student outcomes.
ECEL 2013 will take place near Nice, France, at the end of October.
The 12th edition of the European Conference on eLearning, ECEL 2013, has “Beyond Space and Time: Learning in a Global Context” as its theme. The conference will touch on the following topics: mobile learning, active e-learning, cutting edge design, large scale experiments, worldwide courses, evaluation 2.0, and generation gaps. The deadline for abstract submissions is 10 April 2013.
Log On, Learn provides an easy way for people of all ages to learn how to use computers.
The programme, based in Ireland, pairs up a transition-year student with an older person from their local community so that they can share skills with each other. The course spread out over eight modules, during which one-to-one training allows for personalized assessment of the learners' initial level, learning pace, interests, and goals. The website allows users to search for current programmes all over Ireland.
INTEF (Spanish National Institute of Educational Technology and Teacher Training) offers users access to all its training materials in various formats.
The 'Download' section gives self-motivated learners an opportunity to tap into a collection of valuable training resources for free. For a full list of course offerings, see here.
The course “Building research-based MOODLE materials in Maths, Science and CLIL” is about using 21st century skills in the classroom and it is aimed to disseminate and discuss the research-based and innovative pedagogical methods developed at ITEMS project.
The course is included in the Comenius in-service training course database with reference ES-2013-373-001, you can apply by filling in the following form http://goo.gl/GYuOm
It is important to note that deadline for submitting the grant application: 30/04/2013!!
For further info please contact Bernat Martínez (email@example.com) o Luis Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org) tno: +34 965858257
After the great success of the 1st edition of generations@school during the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, we are pleased to announce the launch of this initiative’s 2nd edition!
generations@school competition invites teachers to organise an activity that brings pupils together with seniors from their communities to explore how dialogue between generations can contribute to a better understanding of each other. This encounter can be a debate on issues of concern to both generations or the launch of a joint project in which old and young cooperate on a more regular basis.
In 2012, more than 600 schools around Europe took the European Day of Solidarity between Generations (29 April) as an opportunity to invite older people into their classrooms. This year we suggest celebrating your generations@school activity on or around 29 April, but you can do it at any time before 30 June, the submission deadline for the competition.
Don’t forget to take photos or videos of the event! The materials produced (drawings, questionnaires, albums, etc.) will not only be a way of documenting the intergenerational dialogue, but also a means of sharing information with other European schools on what your class has done to take part in the generations @ school competition.
Imagine the ideal Europe for all generations!
As the European Union has designated 2013 as “European Year of Citizens” this year would be a good opportunity for teachers, pupils and older people to organise on or around the 29 April discussions about Europe, its past, its present and about what old and young can do together for building the Europe of tomorrow. What does it mean to be a European citizen? Which EU rights have we obtained through the process of European integration? How do the European citizens of tomorrow perceive these rights and how do they intend to make use of them? What kind of Europe should we pass on to the next generation?
All information related to this new edition of the generations@school competition, the awards that can be won and resources to help teachers in preparing their generations@school event can be found on this website: www.generationsatschool.eu.
Get ready to participate!
Open Education Week, an online event coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, provides a unique opportunity for universities, schools, and organizations from around the world to showcase what they're doing to advance Open Education.
It's been several years since Massive Open Online Courses heralded the OE wave, so this year makes for an appropriate time to assess where different trends are headed. eLearning attended various webinars that addressed current and future challenges for Open Education (OE).
"Learning Innovations and Learning Quality: The Future of Open Education and Digital Resources" was hosted by Christian Stracke, and pinpointed one major challenge for establishing Open Education in the future: incorporating OE into formal and higher education. To this effect, Stracke highlighted the role advocacy must play among faculty members, suggesting that there is much room for persuading educators of the potential Open Education has for them and for the world. One way to take the next step, he commented, is to teach teachers about Open Education, that they might appropriate it and pass it on.
Another noteworthy event was the one run by The Open University UK, titled "MOOCs at the Open University: Past, Present, Future, Live Webstreaming." This series of live talks honed in on the design and presentation of MOOCs, and how they can be improved, and examined the potential of open translation tools as a way to transcend linguistic barriers, among other topics.
A welcome spoiler alert came in the guise of the portal FutureLearn, which will launch a new UK-wide MOOC platform this coming June. The platform will aim to enable innovative learning methods from a diverse set of courses, while supporting large-scale participation.
The new platform, which is supported not only by universities, but by the British Council and the BBC, will provide an approach to MOOCs that is different from well-known US examples. The aim is to build social learning into the MOOC experience, so that it isn't instructor-led necessarily, or just content with no life. Rather, it will feature social learning primarily.
There will also be a diverse offering of types of MOOCs, including those with a definite start and end date, "carrousel" MOOCs (users can "get on, get off" at any point), and "Mini-MOOCs" (2-week intensive courses). All of these will be available to use with different devices, from smartphones to tablets, to computers. The first public BETA course will take place in June 2013.
The Second Conference on Educational Innovation will be held 18-19 March at the University of the Basque Country.
The “II Jornadas de Innovación Educativa” conference organised by the Universidad del País Vasco, offers a chance for academic professionals to share innovative teaching practices. Topics will include: moving toward a more inclusive society, learning through videogames, and mobile learning, among others. For details regarding the program and exact location, please see the conference website.