eLearning is about eConversation, not eDelivery

I’ve been thinking and reflecting a lot over the last years about the benefits and pitfalls of iTunesU and the like and the views that many university administrators have on eLearning… thinking that recording all lectures and putting them online will yield more and better student learning… I beg to…

COMMENT ON: Social networking sites: why no abuse report button?

Social networking sites: why no abuse report button? Nic Fleming, contributor Facebook and MySpace are failing to protect children from paedophiles and bullies, a former senior police officer says. The social networking sites have refused to embed a “report button” that would allow users to report abuse. The Child Exploitation…

GLOSSARY: Crowdsourcing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing them to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a…

Being knowledgeable at the beginning or being allowed to develop yourself?

When it comes to selecting candidates for a study program or for a job, one always has to define certain skills, knowledge contents & levels or competences that one expects the candidates to bring along into the class or the workplace… However, in life-long-learning settings, we will always have to…

Cloudworks

Cloudworks is a social networking site for finding, sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas and designs. via cloudworks.ac.uk I will use this website more and more to get ideas about teaching and learning and as a resource for my initial teacher training students… Posted via web from the material…