While many institutions can point to savings in terms of resources and a more efficient use of university infrastructure, there are still a lot of questions as to the impact of Lecture Capture on student learning and their general experience of higher education.
This session will explore video based lecture capture systems in higher education from the student perspective and will ask whether there are any real and tangible improvements in terms of student performance or satisfaction rates through the use of Lecture Capture? With Pierre Gorissen (Fontys, The Netherlands) and Ilkka Kukkonen (University of Eastern Finland). More info: http://association.media-and-learning.eu/portal/event/ml-webinar-students-using-weblectures-do-they-perform-better
The goal of ECEL 2014 is to establish “what really matters in e-learning.” The organisers seek various types of contributions that relate to course design, good practice, and e-learning innovations, among other topics.
Contributors are invited to submit academic papers, PhD research, case studies, posters, round table discussions, and commercial product demonstrations. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, and selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning. There will be prizes for the Best Poster and Best PhD paper.
The full details of the submission options and the topics of interest are available in the full call for papers.
E-learning has become an established way of designing and implementing education in many domains during the last decade. The 13th European Conference on E-Learning (ECEL) seeks to establish "what really matters in e-learning," through diverse contributions from researchers and practitioners from across Europe.
E-learning is a broad concept that embraces design for learning related to e.g. Interface design of learning resources, the individual interaction with various forms of ICT, social collaboration mediated by ICT and the emergence of hybrid space, place and telepresence due to mobile devices and video conferencing. Even though e-learning has become a more everyday practice we still need research and development in the field.
ECEL is an important academic and scientific forum, which allows for in depth discussions among peers. In 2014, the conference will be hosted by Aalborg University in Copenhagen (Denmark). Registration is now open and earlybird registration ends on 21 August 2014. Contributors are invited to see the Call for Papers and make their submission by 10 April 2014.
VALS will establish sustainable methods and processes to build knowledge partnerships between Higher Education (HE) and companies to collaborate on resolving authentic business problems through open innovation mediated by the use of Open Source Software (OSS).
Open Source Software (OSS) provides the means whereby higher education institutions, students, businesses and foundations can all collaborate to resolve authentic business problems. Not only does OSS provide the necessary shared infrastructure and collaborative practice, the foundations which manage the software are also hubs which channel the operational challenges of their users through to the people who can solve them.
This has great potential for enabling students and supervisors to collaborate in resolving the problems of businesses, but is constrained by the lack of support for managing and promoting collaboration across the two sectors. VALS will:
1. Provide the methods, practice, documentation and infrastructure to unlock this potential through virtual placements in businesses and other public and private bodies
2. Pilot and promote these as the “Semester of Code”
To achieve its goals the project will develop guidance for HE institutions, and for businesses and foundations, detailing the opportunities and the benefits to be gained from the Semester of Code, and the changes to organisation and practice required. A Virtual Placement System will be developed, adapting Apache Melange, and extending it where necessary. In piloting, the necessary adaptations to practice will be carried out, particularly in HE, and commitments will be established between problem owners and applicants for virtual placements. The Semester of Code approach will then be mainstreamed.
Please join The Clute Institute for our International Academic Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 5-8, 2014 featuring tracks in Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering Education, Energy Policy, and Health Sciences.
- The Arts & Humanities track provides a forum for faculty from all over the world to address the impact of culture on social and economic development.
- The Business & Economics track provides a forum for faculty to present their research on any accounting, CIS/CMS, economics, finance, management, marketing, related teaching, or other business-related topics.
- The Education track provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. All teaching or academic related topics are welcome, such as teaching methods, distance-learning, tenure, curriculum, accreditation, ESL, K-12 education, higher education, or other education-related topics.
- The Energy Policy track provides a forum for faculty to present papers that contribute to the understanding of international energy policy. Papers from all aspects of international energy development and usage and related fields are welcome and may include, but are not limited to, fields that impact on energy policy, such as international business, foreign trade, foreign currency, and international politics.
- The Engineering Education track provides a forum for faculty to present papers that focus on theory, practice, assessment, and mainstreaming of innovative engineering education strategies.
- The Health Sciences track provides a forum for faculty to share health science practice, research, and education knowledge. Health science educators, medical doctors, and nurses often present here.
Authors and researchers interested in attending the conference are invited to submit a paper proposal. Those who are unable to attend the conference in person may present at the e-session, in the format of a pre-recorded or online presentation.
The European University Association (EUA) launches its 7th TRENDS project, part of its flagship series of research analysis of developments in European higher education. TRENDS 2015 will focus on how the Bologna Process and other recent policy changes have contributed to fostering new forms of learning and teaching.
Since 1999, TRENDS reports have informed European policy in the realm of higher education. The reports bring the institutional voice to the table, not only improving the exchange of information between the educational community and policymakers, but also between higher education institutions.
The 2015 research project will continue its long-term analysis of higher education in Europe, but it will additionally focus on specific issues such as the student body, staff development, academic programmes and the development of e-learning.
The project’s research methodology includes two questionnaires, one directed at leaders of EUA member universities and the other at national rectors’ conferences. The questionnaires are followed up with thematic focus groups and telephone interviews.
The results will be presented to European Higher Education Ministers at the next Bologna Ministerial Conference in Armenia in 2015.
Nordic OER is a Nordic network to promote open education and collaboration amongst stakeholders in all educational sectors. The network has members from all Nordic countries and facilitates discourse and dialogue on Open Education but also participates in projects and development programs. The network is supported by the Nordic OER project co-funded by Nordplus.
This project will build on the strong Nordic tradition of knowledge exchange and cooperation within the education sector in our countries. The aim is untap the potentials of open conent and open educational processess to unleash creativity and innovation needed to build 21st century skills.
This 2 year project builds on the Nordic OER Alliance network (www.nordlet.org) and will deliver networking and knowledge exchange opportunities for schools, universities and lifelong learning institutions and other stakeholders; analysis of the state of art in OER and OEP; reports on barriers and opportunities using OER; guidelines and recommendations showcasting best practices within schools, higher education, and lifelong learning in the Nordin countries.
Main target groups of the project: Schools, Universities, Life-long learning organisations, local governments, national agencies and ministires.
This is undeniably a hot topic of discussion and many educators assert that traditional approaches to learning and teaching are changing.
In this 1-hour round table, together with several technical suppliers and solution integrators, we will discuss the future of lecture capture.
The webinar will address questions around the technology of capture (production) as well as processing and management (distribution) and evaluation (data extraction, analysis and quality assurance). Technological issues such as mobile devices (BYOD), speech recognition and automatic transcription and translation, accessibility and usability, attendance tracking, integration with social media, MOOCs etc. may be addressed more in particular.
The discussion will be from the perspective of the institution-wide integration of media management systems and the impact this can have on planning, budgets and management. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mathy Vanbuel (ATIT, Belgium) and will include representatives from Panopto, Etwine, TechSmith and Ubicast.
During the session participants are invited to ask question to the speakers via the chat.