Sticky Concepts on eLearning

17 juillet 2011
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The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (3rd edition)

14 avril 2014

This is an online course to help you understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching practice. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges. The course is now over, but the materials will remain available for the next few months.

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Quality Evaluation Survey of Learning Management Systems

14 avril 2014

The eLearning Industry is appealing for participants to take their Quality Evaluation Survey of Learning Management Systems (LMSs).

The survey has been launched with the aim of developing a New Evaluation Framework for LMSs (the platforms that handle the management, delivery and tracking of the learning process in on-line learning environments).


The survey will evaluate the quality of LMSs from the perspective of learners, instructors and administrators. Organisers are optimistic that this will be the largest survey into LMSs ever conducted, and are hoping for responses from over 500 participants.


For more information, including details of how to take the survey, please visit the official website. The survey will remain open until May 10th 2014.

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Over 600 educators and entrepreneurs submitted proposals to the Open Education Challenge

25 Mars 2014

The call for applications to the Open Education Challenge closed on March 21, resulting in a grand total of 611 submissions from 74 countries worldwide. This response represents a wellspring of innovative technologies and practices for opening up education. 

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A summary of the location of applicants


The Open Education Challenge had its inaugural launch on 22 January, 2014. The first phase of the Challenge was the call for applications, open to anyone from any country to submit a business idea “with the potential to transform education.”


Results are promising for the education sector


The response to the call for applications shows that there is strong interest in bringing new technologies and approaches into the field of education. Pierre-Antoine Ullmo, founder of the Open Education Challenge, wrote in his latest blog post:


“In less than two months, 500 applications have been submitted. This is new evidence of the changes taking place in education worldwide: each proposal we receive is a proxy for new contents and teaching practices, innovative devices, technological assessment tools… And a promise to give users the opportunity to learn what, where and when they want.”


Key concepts that the trailblazers are talking about


Certain key concepts were clearly present in the pool of applications. This table shows which keywords were used the most often, and how many times each one appeared.

































Phase 2 starts now


The next phase of the Challenge is to evaluate the proposals and create a shortlist for the next round of evaluation. More information about the results of the call for applications is available on the Open Education Challenge blog. Eventually only 10 of the proposals will be selected to join the European Incubator for Innovation in Education, which offers seed capital of up to 20 000 Euros and mentorship from top experts in education, entrepreneurship, and technology. 



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Concevoir son premier MOOC de A à Z: recommandations tirées de l'enseignement du cours «Le futur de l’éducation numérique»

24 Mars 2014

En quelques mois, les MOOC sont devenus une innovation très prometteuse dans l'enseignement supérieur. 

Dans le cadre de la compétition visant à accroître leur visibilité sur un marché de l'éducation à l'offre extrêmement riche, de nombreux établissements de l'enseignement supérieur demandent actuellement à leurs équipes d'organiser des MOOC de haut niveau. Mais concevoir et animer un MOOC de A à Z n'est pas une chose facile et demande beaucoup de travail. Cette charge de travail devrait être partagée, entre autres, par les personnes qui produisent les contenus, celles qui alimentent la discussion dans la communauté réunie autour du MOOC, celles qui prennent en charge l'enregistrement et le sous-titrage du matériel audiovisuel, et celles qui s'occupent de la communication autour des MOOC. Il arrive que l'équipe pédagogique doive prendre en charge toutes les tâches (et donc la charge de travail associée) en raison de l’absence des ressources nécessaires dans l'établissement. Et ceci n’est qu’un exemple des nombreux problèmes dont les enseignants doivent être conscients avant de surfer sur la vague des MOOC. Cet article propose une série de recommandations pouvant se révéler utiles pour les professeurs inexpérimentés affrontant actuellement le défi de la conception et de l'animation d'un MOOC. La plupart de ces recommandations trouvent leur origine dans les enseignements tirés d'un MOOC de neuf semaines à l'Université Carlos III de Madrid en Espagne, portant sur les technologies de l'éducation, et intitulé «Le futur de l’éducation numérique».


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Publication of the NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition

18 Février 2014

The New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition has just been published. It highlights emerging technologies and practices that are likely to have significant impact in the higher education sector over the next five years. 

The 2014 edition covers 18 topics that an expert panel selected: six trends, six challenges, and six technological developments that are “very likely to impact technology planning and decision-making.” The topics are also organized by timeframe, from immediately relevant topics to those that will take up to five years to hit their stride.


The topics covered in the report are as follows:



  • Growing Ubiquity of Social Media
  • Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning
  • Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment
  • Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators
  • Agile Approaches to Change
  • Evolution of Online Learning



  • Low Digital Fluency of Faculty
  • Relative Lack of Rewards for Teaching
  • Competition from New Models of Education
  • Scaling Teaching Innovations
  • Expanding Access
  • Keeping Education Relevant


Technological developments

  • Flipped Classroom
  • Learning Analytics
  • 3D Printing
  • Games and Gamification
  • Quantified Self
  • Virtual Assistants


The NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. It is part of the NMC Horizon Project, a larger research programme that focuses on current and upcoming education technology. 

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Understanding modern business & organisations

11 Décembre 2013

Gain high-level perspective on the world of business and organisations today in preparation for a better understanding of tomorrow

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Université Montpellier 2

15 Novembre 2013
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Bett 2014: the global meeting place for the education technology community

15 Novembre 2013

Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.

Although Bett is an award-winning trade show, the event certainly surpasses the expectations of a conventional trade show. Bett 2014 will include three CPD accredited summits, the "learn live" lecture series, and numerous networking and fringe events. Bett is free to attend and you can register online. 

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Dublin Institute of Technology

14 Novembre 2013
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