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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SkillsFuture courses from UniSIM

From the official website of SkillsFuture at https://www.skillsfuture.sg:

"SkillsFuture is a national movement to enable all Singaporeans to develop to their fullest potential throughout life. Whichever stage of life you are in, whether you are in your schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years, SkillsFuture will enable you to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities – to help you realise your aspirations and attain mastery of skills.

At a national level, SkillsFuture will play an important part in charting Singapore's next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society. Every individual’s skill, passion and contribution counts.

With the help of the SkillsFuture Council, education and training providers, employers, unions – you can own a better future with skills mastery and lifelong learning. Your skills. Your asset. Your future."

There are 283 Udemy courses listed:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=Udemy

(http://www.udemy.com)

From Coursera, we have 297 SkillsFuture courses:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=Coursera

SIM University has a total of 634 SkillFuture courses:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=%22SIM%20UNiversity%22

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

John Green - The nerd's guide to learning everything online

This is an interesting video about the community of learners as proposed by John Green:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUeLkNpAfg