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.
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…
Here’s a great tool – create a screencast online – no need to install any software on your own computer.
Text Chat – it’s a valuable tool in the teaching armoury, but here is an article extolling the virtues of using chat to develop critical thinking.
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.
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
“In some ways in education there is a tendency to view students as entering the institution more or less naked”. Scott Wilson challenges the assumption that students need to be provided with technology when the enter college or university.
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…
A succint item on creating online resources.
I’ve always blown hot and cold about live online chats. I’ve been involved in some good ones which have been truly inspiring, and I’ve been involved in plenty of bad ones which have decended into confusion. Craig Smith argues here that it’s time for good manners to play a part, and lays down his ‘chatiquette’