lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education

Nuevo estudio del Pew Research Center.
Por Kim Parker, Amanda Lenhart and Kathleen Moore

Esto es un resumen de los datos:

The Value of Online Learning. The public and college presidents differ over the educational value of online courses. Only 29% of the public says online courses offer an equal value compared with courses taken in a classroom. Half (51%) of the college presidents surveyed say online courses provide the same value.

The Prevalence of Online Courses. More than three-quarters of college presidents (77%) report that their institutions now offer online courses. These courses are more prevalent in some sectors of higher education than in others. While 89% of four-year public colleges and universities offer online classes, just 60% of four-year private schools offer them.

Online Students. Roughly one-in-four college graduates (23%) report that they have taken a class online. However, the share doubles to 46% among those who have graduated in the past ten years. Among all adults who have taken a class online, 39% say the format’s educational value is equal to that of a course taken in a classroom.
The Future of Online Learning. College presidents predict substantial growth in online learning: 15% say most of their current undergraduate students have taken a class online, and 50% predict that 10 years from now most of their students will take classes online.

College Presidents and Social Networking. Roughly one-third of college presidents (32%) report that they use Facebook weekly or more often; 18% say they use Twitter at least occasionally.

Para ver el informe completo, oprima aquí.

martes, 9 de agosto de 2011

Encuentro de pensamiento

Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education

The long-promised technology revolution in education is now possible—but hardly inevitable. Educators and policymakers must act today to unleash the potential of technology to improve instruction, learning, and student outcomes. Successful institutions will deploy technology in a strategic way to enable a closed-loop instructional system—a comprehensive, holistic approach to education.

Lea el informe del Boston Consulting Group, al oprimir aquí.

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2011

La ciencia tras el aprendizaje

Publicación que trata sobre las últimas investigaciones sobre el proceso de aprender.
Es una publicación de eSchool Media.

Para obtener su copia, oprima aquí.

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2011

Manual de Uso del Software Social en la Educación Superior

Launched in October 2005, iCamp (a research and development project) is working to create an open virtual learning environment for university students across Europe by connecting different open source learning systems and tools and providing interoperability amongst them. In this learner-centered space, students and educators may work collaboratively on assignments across disciplines and across countries - with a focus on the integration of students and universities from the New Member States (NMS) and the Accession Countries (AC). iCamp offers students and educators tools for collaboration and interaction as well as access to a variety of resources.

The iCamp project is offering a new Spanish version of their Handbook, issued by Win-Win Consultores, with the financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Turism under its “avanza2” programme for promoting Information Society, managed by

Para obtener una copia, oprima aquí.