How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. There’s really no difference between online and offline anymore.
In an effort to keep everyone behaving, Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that’s all about digital citizenship, intellectual property rights, and creative content. It offers cross-curricular classroom activities that align with the AASL and ISTE national academic standards. So far, more than 6,500 people have registered to use the curriculum. No matter how you feel about Microsoft, this free offering is worth checking out. You’ll have to register an account but after that it’s easy to find, select, download, and implement some of the objectives presented.
Full Text: The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship | Edudemic.
The use of mobile devices and technology for learning and information access is rapidly gaining ground across the world. One could go as far as to say it is rapidly becoming the only source of information for many individuals and this trend will only grow in the future. The blurring of lines between phones, tablets computers and personal computers is accelerating this change. Compound this with the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their learning & organizational development initiatives. We are seeing Mobile Learning clearly emerging as a big part of the ‘future’ of learning. This quick start guide is meant for training departments still unsure about when to use, how to design, develop and implement mLearning in a way that works for their organizations.
Full Text: Mobile Learning: A Quick Start Guide – eLearning Learning.
Mobile learning, or m-learning, refers to any learning intervention that is carried out through the use of mobile devices and wireless technology.
Ever since the concept of mobile learning came into the picture, instructional designers have been coming up with innovative ideas to create effective and meaningful ways to harness the power of mobile learning. It started with focused efforts to convert existing e-learning to m-learning.
Subsequently, educational technology companies now design effective and meaningful mobile learning tools by addressing various challenges associated with delivering content on mobile devices. This article introduces these challenges and discusses some strategies to design effective m-learning.
Full Text: How To Develop Your Own Mobile Learning Tools | Edudemic.
We have been saying it over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay!
It’s only a matter of time before you will need to be involved in it.
As fascinating as mobile learning is, it is extremely dynamic; and evolves at a blinding pace.
This leads to organizations being unsure of how to formulate even a basic mLearning Strategy.
Full Text and download: Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook | Upside Learning Blog.
Many of you will have used and maybe still use Joyce Seitzinger’s Moodle Tool Guide (@catspyjamasnz) which she released nearly two years ago. As her blog mentions since then people have released twelve translations of the guide into Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovene and Spanish. There has also been some adaptations for specific institutions and also for colour blind users and other LMS like blackboard and Dokoes. * All of these variations are linked from her blog.
A Moodle 2 version
So last year I had put together a Moodle 2 version which included the tools as they were now in Moodle 2. I had not released it, but as I have given it to some people in the meantime, I thought I better put it up so people can use it or comment on it, suggest changes and so on. Everyone will have their own take on what should be in it or not, and rightly so. This is probably just another start point for 2 – perhaps.
Full Article: A Moodle 2 version of the Moodle Tool Guide | Some Random Thoughts.
In recent years, more education professionals have noticed the benefits of online learning. Such programs allow students to comprehend a subject matter in a structure that can be more convenient for their learning styles. Time constraints for online learning programs are different than in the traditional classroom setting.
Students who do not cope well with the pressure of having to work quickly can take their time when necessary. Conversely, students who pick up on things faster and become bored with traditional programs can use online learning programs to work through the material at a quicker pace and move on to the next lesson.Each online program is different, so look at the pacing of the program to determine if the school offers this kind of flexibility.
via How Online Learning Is Shaping The Future Of Education Right Now | Edudemic.
This professional guide for educational practitioners and trainers explores online learning from both the student’s and educator’s perspective, helping instructors develop a critical approach and become confident and thoughtful online educators.
About the Author
Karen Kear is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Systems Department, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK.