This workshop, organised by the SoMoLearn initiative, will empower teachers to employ mobile technologies and social media in their work with students. Based on a Learning Design Studio model, it ensures that participants will go home at the end of the day with concrete practical outcomes: resources and activity plans that can be put to work in educational contexts.
- A better understanding of the challenges and potentials of using social and mobile media to support learning.
- Tools and methods for conceptualising and prototyping learning experiences utilising social and mobile media.
- Initial ideas which they can further develop and implement in their context of practice.
- Tangible representation of these ideas, which they can share with colleagues.
The Digital Learning Congress is the biggest meeting devoted to the technology industry and to the digital knowledge management in business in Central Europe. The event takes place today, and many of the sessions will be broadcast live throughout the day.
The Digital Learning Congress is for anyone who is interested in how technological progress is changing the field of learning and company development. It covers topics such as market trends, mobile devices, augmented reality, gamification, social media and WEB 2.0. tools in digital management.
During live webcast you will be able to hear and see: Wayne Turmel (the United States), Charles Jennings (Great Britain), Filipe Carrera (Portugal), Miłosz Brzeziński, Piotr Koźniewski, Artur Kurasiński and many other experts in the field of digital learning. There will be a panel discussion with representatives of Google Poland, Microsoft Poland and Motorola Solutions Inc., who will talk about the future of business organizations.
How does the design of social networked language learning communities have an impact on the way evidence based research is conducted?
This paper critically examines the degree to which the design of data accessibility and data ownership impact the research activity and the challenges faced by researchers who take these communities as object of analysis. To illustrate these challenges, I take as example web 2.0 language learning communities, the most well-known being Babbel, Busuu and Livemocha, among all possible types of informal, social network based language learning. This study illustrates the tension between on the one hand, the need for a more evidence based understanding of the under-explored field of informal social network based learning, and on the other hand, the obstacles to this scientific exercise. Finally, I discuss how this tension is situated in the current landscape of global research activity that calls for more open, transparent and participatory structures for data sharing and collaborative research.
In a context where learners are increasingly assuming an active role in the construction of connective knowledge, it is often difficult to achieve recognition of the skills, competencies and learning developed in informal contexts.
The aim of this course is to make all participants familiar with social media and provide a place to try different methods of assessment and learn from these experiences so that we can describe assessment in social media and learn how to use them together.
The course can be studied independently concentrating in content, links and discussions of wikiversity. Another option is to implement the course as tutored and with student support services.
It is aloud to use these wikiversity materials as part of educational organisations own courses.
The course offers exciting new opportunities for learning with social media and pulls learners into interaction and from knowledge-receiving students into active, knowledge-making students.
Continuing with its efforts to keep students and the international educational community informed about the latest developments on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Courseware (OCW) and general Open Education Resources (OERs), the leading blog Top 5 Online Colleges has just published a list of the most relevant Twitter accounts covering these hot topics.
According to the Top 5 Online Colleges reviewers, “anyone who cares about educational accessibility” should check out the 99 Twitter accounts listed in the blog and see what they have to say about MOOCs, OCW and the overall increase of accessibility to education through digital media.
The accounts are ordered by category, reputation, follower count and general quality and frequency of the content they publish. They cover not only MOOCs and OCW, but many other closely related topics at the intersection of education, technology, and accessibility. Some of them even focus on much more analog styles of learning, from skill sharing to connecting with educational tutors or mentors.