jueves, 31 de marzo de 2011

Se buscan educadores a distancia

Si ofrece u ofreció cursos en cualquier modalidad a distancia (en línea o híbridos), favor de responder a un breve cuestionario sobre las destrezas y/o habilidades que debe poseer un estudiante antes de iniciarse en un curso en modalidad híbrida. Este cuestionario es parte de la investigación doctoral de Norma Ortiz Rodríguez y los resultados se utilizarán para desarrollar un taller a estudiantes universitarios.

Para obtener más detalles y colaborar, puede visitar el blog: http://profanortiz.wordpress.com

Introducing Skype in the classroom

Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms. Read more.

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

Lecciones de la Escuela Virtual de Florida

Trends in student enrollment at Florida Virtual School (FLVS) have been increasing steadily since its inception in 1997, with over 250,000 students enrolled today. The majority of FLVS students are completing or supplementing their traditional classroom coursework, many for the convenience of virtual work and others because a particular course is not offered in their own district. Courses are free for Florida residents but available to students around the world, providing limitless access to award-winning curriculum and instructors. Both the school's model and its individual educators have been recognized for success in bridging the gap between knowledge and physical proximity of teacher and student. In being recently named Best Virtual School by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), FLVS follows several critical pillars for e-Learning success.

See the full article by clicking here.

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2011

Train teachers as education researchers

The most successful countries educationally make teaching an attractive, high status profession, and provide training for teachers to become educational innovators and researchers who have responsibility for reform. These were among findings presented last week in New York at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, the first of its kind, held to identify best practices for recruiting, training and supporting teachers.

For the full report, click here.

Many countries want to become education hubs

A number of countries have declared their desire to become higher education hubs in order to develop as knowledge economies. They are setting up facilities and initiating policies to attract foreign students, researchers and faculty as well as branch campuses of foreign institutions, in what amounts to a major change in attitude towards higher education from purely local to regional and international.

For documents and videos, click here.

domingo, 13 de marzo de 2011

El potencial de la tecnología para transformar la educación

Siempre es un placer presentar los comentarios de Sir John Daniel, del Commonwealth of Learning.

En esta ocasión, se presenta sus comentarios, hechos el 8 de marzo, en el 4th Annual Australian Higher Education Congress.

Aunque el título de su presentación fue Innovation in boosting participation: considering the potential of IT, su ponencia giró hacia la transformación en la educación.

Para ver su ponencia, oprima aquí.

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2011

Roadmap for Ensuring America's Future

The evidence is clear. The USA cannot become the world leader in college degrees by 2020 or have the globally competitive workforce of the future without a tactical plan for increasing Latino college completion.

The product of collaboration among 60 partners, the Roadmap for Ensuring America's Future (March 2011) is a tool for stimulating and facilitating dialogue in communities across the USA about action needed to increase degree attainment generally, and Latino degree attainment specifically.

To read the report, click here.

lunes, 7 de marzo de 2011

Catálogo de Software Educativo Libre

El Catálogo de Software Educativo Libre es una publicación del Centro Internacional de Desarrollo Tecnológico y Software Libre (CIDETYS) de Panamá, con la que se pretende introducir al profesorado en el uso del software libre.

Como su nombre indica, el Catálogo de Software Educativo Libre es una suerte de guía introductoria, dedicada especialmente al personal docente panameño como acompañamiento a la nueva política oficial de implantación de software libre en la enseñanza.

A través de sus 91 páginas, el Catálogo de Software Educativo Libre presenta los conceptos del software libre, distribuciones GNU/Linux específicas para la enseñanza, aplicaciones educativas… En definitiva, un más que buen recurso informativo, no solo para profesores, también para padres.

Oprima aquí para ver el catálogo.

viernes, 4 de marzo de 2011

Open Content in Practice

A virtual high school in Utah shuns textbooks and relies on open content for 100 percent of its coursework.

When Open High School of Utah started up in 2009, there were no textbooks to order, no buildings to construct, and no classrooms to outfit. The traditional "classroom" as we know it was overlooked in favor of a virtual environment that not only didn't require physical facilities but also didn't rely on age-old conventions like textbooks.

For more information, click here.

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011

IRRODL special issue on ODL and prior learning

The refereed e-journal, the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), has published the first of three special issues on theory and practice in open and distance learning worldwide.

Entitled, 'Prior, Experiential and Informal Learning in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies', the first of this series of special issues focuses on the exciting convergence of interests between open and distance learning and the recognition of prior learning. The guest editor of this special issue is Dr Dianne Conrad, Director of the Centre for Learning Accreditation at Athabasca University, Canada. Dr Conrad has used her contacts in the community to solicit the quality research articles and field notes that facilitate a deeper understanding of this important and timely topic.

This open access publication is available on the IRRODL website