Media & Learning 2013 is targeted at practitioners and policy makers interested in exploring and discussing media supported learning at all levels of education and training.
Media & Learning 2013 is for all those interested in the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training. Aimed at both policy makers and practitioners, the purpose of this annual event is to identify policies and initiatives that promote digital and media competence at all levels of education and training as well as to promote best-practice in the take-up and application of media in education and training.
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.
Net Texts is a free app which organises and delivers the wealth of Open Educational Resources available on the Internet.
Net Texts helps schools replace or supplement printed textbooks with customized multimedia courses delivered to students' iPads, Android tablets and laptops.
- Teachers use the app’s Content Management Website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from the library with their own educational material.
- Students use the Next Texts iPad or Android or web app to download and view these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, e-books, PDFs, text, audiobooks and links.
Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is a free online algebra system with a friendly user interface and a step-by-step equation solver which aims to help students understand the path to a correct answer. Its powerful visualization tools also help to capture students’ imaginations and keep them engaged, allowing their comprehension to rise exponentially.
Mathematics 4.0 can help students understand mathematics, science, and tech-related concepts with powerful, easy-to use tools including a graphing calculator, unit converter, triangle solver, and equation solver.
Step-by-step solutions are provided for each problem, so students can learn problem solving skills fast and easy. An improved Computer Algebra System (CAS) helps teachers share and solve more complex equations and functions. It’s capable of handling many subjects, including pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, and chemistry.
Handwriting recognition is also included, so all students can write out problems by hand.
Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning free online resources for educators and schools.
Major changes will take place by 2030 if school education is based on the active participation of the students themselves; the enthusiasm and engagement of digital natives constitute the new milestone for our educative systems.
“Children and parents: internet use and perception” is a study carried out in January 2013 in France to analyse the perception, sometimes divergent, of parents and children about the use of Internet.
Commissioned by the Institut Français d'Opinion Publique (IFOP) to RSA on the occasion of the Safer Internet Day 2013, celebrated on 5 February, the study counted with the participation of 403 young people aged 11 to 17 and 402 parents.
The survey focused on five main areas: context of Internet use by children, perceived level of safety on the Internet, Internet behaviour, perceptions and attitudes on social networks, experiences of children and their rights on the Internet.
The concept Teaching 4.0 is the result of uniting the use of participatory networks, online tools and digital content available in the Internet, and adding educational material generated by teachers in traditional media (offline) and using ICTs (online).
The Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) is a pioneer in the implementation of this 4.0 concept, where professor Antonio Fernández-Coca combines face-to-face teaching, following the traditional parameters, with the external support of relationship marketing and ICT tools (such as online videos and social networks) to produce specific content aiming to support teaching in an open and shareable way.
The Teaching 4.0 website developed by professor Fernández-Coca shares the learning and teaching materials produced under a Creative Commons licence for the subject Graphic Expression in Construction, part of the UIB’s Construction Engineering degree curriculum.
Teaching 4.0 is the winner of the Universia Open Course Ware 2012 contest, organised by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and Universia.
Click here to see a video where professor Fernández-Coca explains his Teaching 4.0 concept (in Spanish).
The London International Conference on Education (LICE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of LICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The LICE-2013 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
ARTinED project resources are now ready on the website for all European primary schools. This European Union funded project is designing innovative methodologies to both improve the teaching of any primary school subject by using the arts and using the arts to improve creativity, engage and inspire children to learn.
ARTinED - A new approach to education using the arts http://www.artined.eu/index.html
is a significant European Union funded education project that has been designing innovative methodologies to:
· To improve the teaching of any primary school subject by using the arts
· Using the arts to improve creativity, engage and inspire children to learn
ARTinEd has created:
· A methodology
· In-service training course
for teachers and authority curriculum experts to enhance European teachers’ knowledge and confidence in using the arts in their daily teaching in any school subject.
About using the resources
ARTinEd is now open to primary schools across Europe (ages 6 to 11) to pilot the resources that have been prepared and tested. You can use the resources now and in to the future, it is important for the project that we know you are using them. All the information you need is available on the project website in the resources section http://www.artined.eu/resources.html . If you would like to be involved please complete the form below.
What you will do
The project has made a primary level course on the environment that includes different art forms. Each school can use one or as many parts of the course as they wish.
You will need to request that a page is created on ARTinED Wiki for your school so you share in text, pictures and videos the work your students have completed. Just write to joel.josephson AT joel-josephson DOT org with the name of the school, after you register on the wiki (full name please). http://artined-eu.wikispaces.com/home
We present the concept of quad-blogging, and its potential for facilitating and enhancing peer-to-peer learning in higher education, specifically in a massive open online course (MOOC) by increasing peer engagement, promoting the practice of blogging and fostering the formation of professional learning networks through social media.