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How to use the technology to actually help your little darlings. Please don’t confuse them. Just because they are 17 doesn’t mean they are all technocrats. Some of them still like to use pens and paper. This is also the pedagogy section.

Learn 4 Life

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Learn 4 Life is a blog run by a Leon Cych, former editor of ICT in Education for Naaace. It’s focused on schools, as far as I can tell, with an emphasis and interest in video and virtual worlds (eg Second Life) in education.

Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

This US Department of Education report is the result  of a search through the literature from 1996 to 2008 – more than 1,000 empirical studies. It’s simple conclusion is: “The meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” Pull up a chair, a coffee, sit back…

Screenr

Here’s a great tool – create a screencast online – no need to install any software on your own computer.

Being a Lecturer 2.0

David Andrew is a lecturer in London. This is his take on what it is to be a lecturer with all the tools of the Web at his beck and call.

Pedagogical templates for E Learning

From the Institute of Education, London This is part of a funded project to develop a set of practical tools and resources to: “support a faster and more coherent integration of technology in the teaching and learning activities of the IoE” See: wle

Can Mentorship Flourish Online?

Can it? This article from the worthy eLearn Magazine discusses if it is possible to mentor and support learners remotely. “At one time or another, we all have experienced powerful words of encouragement. Whether taking our first steps, riding a bicycle without training wheels, or finally grasping the concept of fractions, someone patiently stood in…