Archivo de la categoría: higher education

Educause: Volume 43, Number 2, March/April 2008

Hoy traemos el último número de Educause :

  • George Siemens, Peter Tittenberger, and Terry Anderson
    Increased openness, two-way dialogue, and blurred distinctions between experts and amateurs have combined with numerous technology tools for dialogue, personal expression, networking, and community formation to “remake” conferences, influencing not only how attendees participate in but also how organizers host conferences today.
  • Peter Brantley
    Libraries are successful to the extent that they can bridge communities and can leverage the diversity of the quest, the research, and the discovery. By building bridges among various sectors, libraries will be able to define themselves in the next generation.
  • Mark R. Nelson
    What is the reality with respect to e-books? Will e-books finally take off? After nearly two decades of talking about how e-books are right around the corner, have we finally reached the corner?
  • Richard N. Katz
    “The movement toward open content forces us to really think about what value it is we bring to students who enroll at the Open University. I think that we are getting to that tipping point—rethinking the underlying pedagogy with which we have conventionally delivered distance education and open learning.”

Para el que no la conozca:

EDUCAUSE Review is the association’s award-winning magazine for the higher education IT community. Published bimonthly in print (21,000 distributed copies) and online, the magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society. In addition to EDUCAUSE members, the magazine’s audience consists of presidents/chancellors, senior academic and administrative leaders, non-IT staff, faculty in all disciplines, librarians, and corporate staff/leaders. The magazine has won numerous editorial and design awards including APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, Magnum Opus Awards, Ozzie Awards, and a Tabbies Award, as well as being named Publication of the Year by the Colorado Society of Association Executives.”

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Fuente: [educause]

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E-Learn. World Conference on E-learning. Quebec City, Canada

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“The International Forum for Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners toLearn about the Best Practices/Technology in Education, Government, Healthcare, and Business”

E-Learn 2007Quebec City, Canada
Oct. 15-19, 2007 *
Quebec Convention Centre

Advance Program / Registration
(PDF to print)

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Fuente: [aace.org]

Identifying Innovation and Success Factors in Higher Education eLearning Strategies

Aczel, James and Hardy, Pascale and Meiszner, Andreas and Staniland, Karen and Maillet, Katherine and Medina, Sara and Iggulden, Helen (2007) Identifying Innovation and Success Factors in Higher Education eLearning Strategies. In: Research on competence development in online distance education and e-learning – Selected papers from the 4th EDEN Research Workshop in Castelldefels/Spain, October 25 – 28, 2006. BIS-Verlag, Oldenburg, pp. 141-156. ISBN 3-8142-2077-3 & 978-3-8142-2077-2

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This chapter reports on a two-year research study of innovation in European higher education eLearning strategies. A mixed-method approach was adopted to the problem of identifying examples of innovation. A distinction is drawn between two kinds of innovation that require different methods of effective detection: innovation in standards-based institution-wide systems and innovation through personal technological exploration of end-user tools. The study built on and refined a number of existing instruments to help identify innovation and explain success at both institution and programme levels. Where possible the study estimated the impact of the implemented eLearning programmes, but the emphasis was on illuminating a range of innovative eLearning strategy cases, rather than necessarily determining best practice. The study provides some evidence of the factors that those who have implemented successful eLearning strategies consider to be critical, drawing on the innovators’ diverse experiences of having to refine their strategies over time.(leer más…)

Fuente: [repositorio openuniversity]

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EUA President to present Lisbon declaration to Europe’s Ministers

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The ‘Lisbon declaration’, based on the outcomes of EUA’s 4th Convention, was officially adopted by the EUA Council in Brussels on 13th April.

EUA President, Professor Georg Winckler

The declaration focuses on five themes critical to the future of European higher education, and sets out a comprehensive and challenging agenda with higher education institutions at the heart of Europe’s future.

EUA President, Professor Georg Winckler, will present the declaration to the 46 Education Ministers at the opening of the biannual Bologna Ministerial conference in London on 16 May.

Download the EUA Lisbon Declaration

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Open Source, Education, Laptop 100$, higher education

Hoy traemos para la lectura tres artículos/posts interesantes:

1) How the Open Source Movement Has Changed Education: 10 Success Stories en Online Education Database
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How would you like to study at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for free? It has been nearly six years since MIT first announced their MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) program. More recently, MIT announced that the OCW program, a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world, is online and will be completed by 2008. The OCW provides open access to course materials for up to 1,550 MIT courses, representing 34 departments and all five MIT schools. The goal is to include materials from all MIT courses by next year. (leer más…)

2)Can the “$100 Laptop” Change the World?No se puede mostrar la imagen “https://i1.wp.com/elearnmag.org/graphics/logo.gif” porque contiene errores.

Here’s an outrageous idea: What if every child in the world could have a free personal laptop? Put some e-books on it, make it Web-capable, and add a palette of media tools so children could work on creative projects. Wouldn’t that be incredible?

When Nicholas Negroponte proposed this idea at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January, 2005, it certainly seemed that way—like a noble dream. Two years later, that dream is an actual product that’s just around the corner from delivery to the global schoolroom. This is not just any laptop, but one designed to challenge our pre-conceptions of what a personal computer can be, and of how it might be used to teach our children how to learn. Its influence may soon be felt far and wide, and in previously unimaginable ways. (leer más…)

3) What is the future of higher education? en ODCE Conference Blog

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During a lunch conversation, focus turned to the future of universities and colleges. The question was essentially: Are universities capable of adapting to today’s climate? Can they adjust to reflect the needs of learners? Many have expressed skepticism. Several years ago, in discussion with a university president, I was informed that the concepts I presented with connectivism made sense, were valid, and largely reflected the changes required by universities. But they weren’t going to happen. Why? The system of policy, funding, research, tenure, and mindsets were to rigid to result in the quantum change needed. I’ve heard of several prominent thinkers recently who share this concern. (leer más…)

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