AMS Campus è il deposito istituzionale dei materiali didattici dell'Università di Bologna. Consente di accedere e consultare in modo agevole ed efficace i materiali didattici preparati dai docenti dell'Ateneo nell'ambito dei propri corsi.
ICERI2012 will focus on the presentation of innovative projects and open up a floor for to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.
Dynamic processes of knowledge infrastructures, innovative businesses and regions
Why do universities choose to contribute to regional economic development? Universities have many assets and facilities that can help drive regional economic development, but that is for the majority of higher education institutions that have the university name not a central part of what they do.
Central to the idea of a university is of independent, abstract learning and knowledge creation in a global knowledge commons, so why would universities tie themselves and be limited by opportunities for co-operation within the particular territory in which they are located? As universities are increasingly strategically managed to achieve their core goals, understanding why universities might choose to work with regions is essential to understanding the contributions that they can potentially make to economic development in general and recovery from the current economic crisis.
This paper reports on a study on staff development in the area of technology enhanced learning in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that took place in November, 2011. Data for this study were gathered via an online survey emailed to the Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) which is a network comprised of one senior staff member per UK institution, leading the enhancement of learning and teaching through the use of technology.
Prior to the survey, desk-based research on some universities’ publicly available websites gathered similar information about staff development in the area of technology enhanced learning. The online survey received 27 responses, approaching a quarter of all UK HEIs subscribed to the Heads of e-Learning forum list (118 is the total number). Both pre-1992 (16 in number) and post-1992 Universities (11 in number) were represented in the survey and findings indicate the way this sample of UK HEIs are approaching staff development in the area of TEL.
The survey’s main research question was ‘What provision do UK HEIs make for academic staff development in the area of technology enhanced learning?’. Twelve questions, both closed and open-ended, were devised in order to gather enough information about how staff development needs in the area of technology enhanced learning are addressed by different UK institutions. Following the justification of the adopted research methodology, the findings from the online survey are analysed and discussed and conclusions are drawn.
The goal of the Conference will be to identify longer-term trends and will include analyses of national and institutional policies, case studies and the latest research from the OECD and elsewhere.
The 2012 Conference will focus on Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education. Around the world, mass higher education is either an aspiration or a reality. Yet this has thrown up many new issues and challenges for countries, including how to manage access, quality and accountability, funding and financing, institutional diversity, internationalisation, technology and the academic workforce.
The goal of the Conference is to identify longer-term trends and will include analyses of national and institutional policies, case studies and the latest research from the OECD and elsewhere. The Conference will bring together many different perspectives and look at the issues at the international, national, institutional, or sub-institutional level. Participants will be able to:
- Listen to thought leaders and hear how the world is changing and what to do about it
- Network, swap notes, make new connections, share experience and challenges with others and pick up fresh ideas
- Ask an OECD expert to explain their work
Different choices are being made about a wide range of issues, such as selectivity, regulation and quality assurance, system diversity, public/private investment, and combinations of education and research.
In much of the developed world, sustaining public funding for the mass higher education system and replacing an ageing academic population are reaching a critical point. At the very same time, investments in research and education are booming in many rapidly growing economies, notably in Asia. However, even for these countries, as for much of the rest of the developing world, major questions loom about quality, accessibility and retaining academic capital.
The role of open and flexible education in European higher education systems for 2020: New Models, New Markets, New Media
Educational models are changing increasingly. More universities are embracing open and flexible learning and as a consequence, the creation of international student markets is becoming a reality. Formal learning nowadays becomes integrated with non-/informal learning and educational innovation is now both financially, technology and socially driven. Worldwide there is an awareness of the emerging role of open education en open educational resources to support educational transformation. For example, by offering better quality education to significantly larger numbers of students. The role of open and flexible learning is becoming more important for these new models, new markets and new media.
Please join The Clute Institute for our 2013 Key West International Academic Conference, March 18-20, 2013 convening at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel located in Key West, Florida. We offer five tracks at this conference: Business & Economics, Education, Energy Policy, Engineering Education, and Health Sciences.
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The conference is aimed at anyone who is interested in teaching and learning in higher education and university-level pedagogical research and development.
Learning without limits
NU2012 is the conference where we discuss topical, critical and forward-looking issues – especially for teachers interested in university education, researchers, students and other interested parties.
In the era of open, international and increasingly ICT-based knowledge and educational environments we are challenged by questions about the borderless learning. How do we create sustainable higher education system? Is it possible to share resources and interact to a greater extent in higher education? How do we ensure that students can change their own learning environments in order to improve learning? How do we meet new demands for knowledge and competence requirements? What we traditionally tied up our programs and courses around – a college campus, teachers, literature, procedures, examinations, professions – is under transformation. In what ways should educational development and quality assurance support this development?
The conference has eight tracks:
- Learning for sustainable development – green, limitless, free?
- Design of environments for learning
- Global education
- Supervision – with focus on the learner
- Creative and artistic skills
- Knowledge and science – in teaching and learning in higher education
- Professions and skills – what sets the limits?
- Core values and quality development in academia – in a successful unification?
The E-learning Centre of the University Computing Centre (SRCE) has started the project “Use of e-portfolio system in educational process” which will be delivered in cooperation with the University of Porto, Portugal. Project is aimed at the university teachers who wish to explore the possibilities of e-portfolio as the learning activity in the educational process.
One of first activities is webinar “Application of e-portfolio at the University of Porto” by the colleagues from the University of Porto which is open to public and can be accessed at address http://connect.srce.hr/webinar_eportfolio
The University of Porto implemented a project for the use of e-portfolios among its academic community and the main idea was to use the e-portfolio as an assessment tool of student learning journey showing the importance of that reflective work in their academic and professional life. The portfolio is an excellent opportunity for the students to construct a structured collection of their knowledge, skills and competencies.