Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.
Although Bett is an award-winning trade show, the event certainly surpasses the expectations of a conventional trade show. Bett 2014 will include three CPD accredited summits, the "learn live" lecture series, and numerous networking and fringe events. Bett is free to attend and you can register online.
Learning management systems (LMS) like Moodle, Blackboard, It’s learning, PingPong, Fronter etc, are now widespread in almost all universities and colleges. At the same time many are already working with other more open types of learning environments based on social media. In Estonia this development is already underway and we are pleased to welcome Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, who will present an overview of current work there.
This course offers participants the opportunity to explore the framework for knowledge management in education and research. Participants will explore the potential of knowledge management in support of education and research for increasing the capacity of identifying, distilling, harnessing and using information to improve student and institutional success.
This course provides the fundamental background for understanding knowledge management and offers necessary resources and practices to enable participants to design and implement a knowledge management strategy in order for education and research initiatives to succeed and flourish. This course includes a strong focus on the implementation of necessary tools and procedures to construct and maintain an outstanding sustainable knowledge management environment for education and research organizations. The course also discusses the impact and benefit for schools if knowledge management is implemented.
Students are to indicate three personal learning goals before attending a series of live broadcasts by senior and junior experts in which he is expected to actively interact. In addition, there are predefined assignments for which literature has to be studied. Students are to write their own blog-posts and respond to others.
This paper, originally published on the blog on Open Education 2030 of the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, suggests Competency Based Assessment may be the key to unleashing a wave of innovation.
Although Open Educational Resources and Practices, and other innovations contain huge potential to transform lifelong learning, there are unnecessary regulatory barriers, and Competency Based Assessment may be the key to removing these barriers and unleashing a wave of innovation.
There are two things you need to innovate. Competition and the freedom to innovate. There is no shortage of innovation in teaching and learning in the world today and Open Education Resources and Practices are among the most significant of these. Indeed, access to information is now so easy that the best of these practices can spread very rapidly. However, the surprisingly slow rate of change has shown that there are barriers, and one of those is the regulation of teaching and learning methods.
Competency Based Assessment has the potential to break through that particular barrier by giving both students and providers much more freedom to choose their preferred learning methods. This will lead to a huge increase in competition and innovation in higher education and in particular, lifelong learning within higher education, that will both improve standards and drive down costs. In such a scenario of massive disruption it would be unwise to try to predict what the outcome would look like in 2030, except to say that it would look quite different to what we have now. In this essay, I will argue that a small change like Competency Based Assessment could have huge implications for Lifelong Learning within Higher Education.
The Network of Excellence Internet Science is currently inviting applications from early career researchers for the first Summer School to be held in Oxford from 12-18 August 2012. The theme of the summer school is "Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms," with sub-themes addressing online identity and ACTA/SOPA/CISPA.
The principal aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary discussion of issues related to Internet Science among early career researchers (advanced PhD students and those in the first four years of their research career) engaged in research related to Internet privacy and identity, trust and reputation mechanisms. Daily activities will be structured around morning lectures and afternoon discussions aimed at developing participants’ thinking on a range of issues central to the Internet. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with faculty and other early career researchers. A range of social events will provide informal opportunities for continued discussions and networking among participants.
The summer school will draw upon the strengths of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science (described below) and will involve participation of many of its members, in addition to colleagues from partner institutions.
Benefits of participation
Participants will meet and work with a diverse group of their peers, a considerable benefit for researchers who may not have large academic peer groups in their own departments. Additionally, participants will:
- Join an international collaboration experience
- Exchange institutional research projects, methods, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Contribute to ongoing discussions of research and issues related to Internet Science
- Attend lectures from renowned experts and participate in multi-disciplinary discussions
- Engage in academic and professional networking
We welcome applications from early career researchers in any discipline whose work in the field of Internet research engages with the theme of the summer school and reflects the disciplinary base of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science, as described below.
About the Network of Excellence in Internet Science
The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society. The network is composed of over thirty research institutions across Europe from a variety of disciplines including physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines that study Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.
Fees and activities
Delegate fees are £900 and this includes 7 nights’ en suite accommodation at Queen’s College, daily breakfast, lunch (including one BBQ) and refreshments, and two evening college dinners. Summer school participants will have an opportunity to take part in Oxford social activities.
Applications must be submitted by 5p.m. (GMT) on Friday, June 1st. We will notify successful applicants by Friday, June 15.
Please contact Tim Davies for further information.
Protagonistas, retos, tendencias, novedades y experiencias en la gran cita anual de la formación on-line
Una oportunidad única para:
> Examinar las mejores prácticas corporativas de capacitación en un foro abierto a los profesionales de los RR.HH.
> Analizar las nuevas estrategias de una forma eficaz, medible y ajustada a costos
> Conocer los modelos exitosos de capacitación y las claves de éxito del proceso de implantación del e-Learning
> Adelantarse a los fallos más comunes para evitar el fracaso de este tipo de programas
> Descubrir las novedades en cuanto a:
- Contenidos sociales y multiplataformas
- Herramientas de aprendizaje en la red: cloud-learning
- Entornos interactivos y sociales
- Modelos de aprendizaje colaborativos
> Valorar las soluciones y plataformas tecnológicas innovadoras
Debates sobre casos prácticos, área expositiva, networking con los protagonistas de la gestión del capital humano