Michael R. Bernstein
Matt Ridley on Sugata Mitra's Web-Based Education Project - WSJ.com - http://online.wsj.com/article...
"In a village in Tamil Nadu called Kalikuppam, Dr. Mitra asked a class of poor Tamil-speaking kids to use the Internet, which they had not yet encountered, to learn biotechnology, which they had never heard of, in English, which they did not speak. Two months later he was astounded at what they had taught themselves." - Michael R. Bernstein from Bookmarklet
Allison Kipta
"The Internet is booming with new read-write web tools everyday. Knowing what tools to use, why you should take on learning something new, and finding ways these tools can be used in concert can be pretty confusing. When would I use a blog? Why would I use Moodle? Do I use a wiki or Google Docs? How do I choose? Do I use it just because it is the latest newest coolest thing, or is there a better reason? Four web based tools have emerged that can enhance student learning by taking some established best practices in education to the next level making it easier, faster, and more fun to learn. In this presentation we will look at how Google Aps, Moodle, Wikis, and Blogs can enhance student learning, enable collaboration and information exchange both inside and outside of your classroom. But most importantly, we will help you know when and why you should use them." - Allison Kipta from Bookmarklet
Allison Kipta
National Study Says Online Learning Students Out-Pace Those in Traditional Classrooms - http://news.prnewswire.com/Display...
"A recently released analysis of online learning 'found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.' The United States Department of Education (USDOE) analysis, 'Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning, A Meta-analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies' (July 2009), screened 99 studies from 1996 through July 2008 that included online or blended learning and face-to-face instruction, measured student outcomes, used a rigorous research design and provided adequate information. Online learning was found to be more effective when 'blended' with face-to-face instruction. The report said the difference was larger in those studies that contrasted blended elements of online and face-to-face instruction with entirely face-to-face instruction. This finding supports the generally held view that teachers are a critical element in learning, whether it's in the classroom or online." - Allison Kipta from Bookmarklet
Allison Kipta
"About 8 percent of 8- to 18-year-olds in the United States demonstrate pathological patterns of video-game play, according to a report published in the April 13 issue of Psychological Science." - Allison Kipta from Bookmarklet
Allison Kipta
Wired Campus: Blackboard Pledges to Follow Open Standards More Closely - Chronicle.com - http://chronicle.com/wiredca...
"This week Blackboard’s new head of course-management software, Ray Henderson, sent a letter to customers pledging that the company will do more to follow industry software standards, and to participate more actively in their development." - Allison Kipta from Bookmarklet
Allison Kipta
Education Week's Digital Directions: Transforming Classrooms Into 21st-Century Work Spaces - http://www.edweek.org/dd... (via http://friendfeed.com/akipta...)
Education Week's Digital Directions: Transforming Classrooms Into 21st-Century Work Spaces - http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2009/06/26/04classroomlook_necc09.h02.html (via http://ff.im/4xJ17)
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Dimitar Vesselinov
WordFrame Community Platform for the Higher Education Sector - http://blog.wordframe.com/Home...
Technology can make a difference :) - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
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