Friday, June 10, 2016

Dr. Ashley Tan's Blog

Dr. Ashley Tan's blog on matters pertaining to education is worth visiting:

https://ashleytan.wordpress.com/

Monday, May 30, 2016

Educational Blogging

One of the readers of this blog has suggested the following website for teachers who want to encourage their students to do educational blogging:

Teaching Blogs 2016: How to Benefit Your Students, Your Peers, and Your Pocketbook, by Starting an Educational Class Blog

http://www.buildyourownblog.net/blog/class-blog/

Author: Matthew Kaboomis Loomis

I have been to this blog and I certainly agree with the reader that it is a really useful website for teachers who want to encourage their students to use blogs.

Here are the contents of this website:

Part 1
Here are some benefits of doing blogging:

1. Connection with other experts
2. Teaching blogs makes students more active
3. Encourages writing among participants
4. Built-in archiving, and its benefits on critical thought
5. Peer pressure — the positive kind

Part 2
Incorporating your teaching blogs into your current teaching strategy:
1. Find ways to encourage collaboration
2. Use the blog as a classroom portal
3. Promote active learning

Part 3
1. Developing a Public Internet Blog
2. Free education
3. Enhanced and higher level programs

Part 4
Teaching Blogs to Draw Inspiration From
1. Websites of the Day by Larry Ferlazzo
2. MindShift: How We Will Learn
3. Ozge Karaoglu
4. KidBlog

Part 5
Now it’s Time to Start YOURS
Some advices on building your own blog

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

International Conference on Open and Flexible Education

Conference title: International Conference on Open and Flexible Education

Date: 6 - 8 July 2016

Venue: Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Website: http://icofe2016.ouhk.edu.hk

Conference theme:

The theme for the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2016) is 'Innovative Pedagogy and Technology', featuring creative pedagogical practices to enhance open and flexible learning and novel use of technologies in educational contexts. It will explore the possibilities of new approaches and means of pedagogy for learning in a wider range of places and times. The conference encourages sharing of research and practices concerning teaching and ways to meet the needs of various types of learners, as well as for better or more effective processes, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by those in charge of education such as teachers, educators or policy makers.

Subthemes of the conference include the following:

1. Pedagogical innovations;
2. Innovations in educational technology;
3. Innovations in curriculum development;
4. Mobile and ubiquitous learning;
5. Engaging students and learning design;
6. Social media and technology-mediated learning communities; and
7. Open educational resources and MOOCs.

Elearning Forum Asia 2016 Conference

Conference title: 11th eLearning Forum Asia 2016

Date: 13 - 15 June 2016

Venue: East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China

Website: http://elfasia.org/2016/

Theme: Linking Learning Technologies With Learning Science

The forum will offer excellent opportunities for members of the educational community to come together to connect and share their experiences and approaches in open education.

Contact: conference@deit.ecnu.edu.cn

ICCE 2016 Conference in Mumbai, Indai

24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016) Mumbai India

Website: http://www.et.iitb.ac.in/icce2016/

Date: November 28 - December 2 (Monday-Friday), 2016

Organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education http://www.apsce.net/

Hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Dutch xAPI Specification for Learning Analytics (DSLA)

The Dutch xAPI Specification for Learning Analytics (DSLA)

http://www.laceproject.eu/blog/xapi-dsla/

"Have you ever wanted to store the data collected from any learning environment in a standardised way but did not know how? Look no further, you are in the right place now! After working with xAPI for several years, we have compiled a registry of xAPI specifications for learning activities to support and highlight the consistent usage of xAPI recipes in the educational domain."

by Maren Scheffel on 30 March 2016

(LACE - Learning Analytics Community Exchange)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Concept Paper on Open Learning Analytics

Introduction:
In 2011, several well-known authors wrote a concept paper on Open Learning Analytics (.pdf). Their goal was to create openness as a foundation for the use of data and analytics in education.

Here are some details of this concept paper:

Title:
Open Learning Analytics: an integrated & modularized platform Proposal to design, implement and evaluate an open platform to integrate heterogeneous learning analytics techniques

Authors:
George Siemens & Dragan Gasevic
Athabasca University, Canada

Caroline Haythornthwaite & Shane Dawson
University of British Columbia, Canada

Simon Buckingham Shum & Rebecca Ferguson
Open University, United Kingdom

Erik Duval & Katrien Verbert
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Ryan S. J. d. Baker
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

Date: July 28, 2011

URL: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ProposalLearningAnalyticsModel_SoLAR.pdf