Category: Education and ICT

International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay

15th of April 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay <Spanish version> The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto de Educación y Evaluación Educativa -INEEd-, the Center ICT4V and the Inter-American Development Bank – Education Division are pleased to invite you to the 1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay (Montevideo). The… Read More »

#LearningAnalytics, Education, #EdTech and #BigData a Challenging but Attractive Opportunity

The continuous race for incorporating new technology in the education tends to generate a great hope for change. It is well known that digital infrastructure produce expectations that teachers could teach better and students will learn faster. However, the growing volume of data that education and technology generates, if well exploited, can lead to evidence-based… Read More »

The Open-Access Movement is Not Really about Open Access*

  I just read (and enjoyed) the chapter ‘The Humanities & Open Access Publishing: A New Paradigm of Value?‘ by Eleonora Belfiore, (which interestingly is not open access) edited in a compilation made by the same author and Anna Upchurch [Humanities in the Twenty-first century: Beyond utility and markets **]. Here some excerpts which discuss… Read More »

Hacking Open Access: Sustainable publication for Humanities

Open Access in Humanities and Social Sciences, from Eelco Ferwerda provides a remarkable compilation of this discussion.   Although the open access movement has been going strong for over 10 years in the areas of natural sciences and medical sciences, the humanities and social sciences have lagged behind. However, OA is not only an exclusive STEM approach anymore,… Read More »

What does it mean to be an ‘expert’ in the Web era?

View “undefined” on Storify We are delighted to extend an invitation to our next workshop which will bring together interested parties from Oxford and other organisations to critically analyse the tensions between traditional and new-modes of delivering university level education . When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 11:00am to 4:00pm Where: Radcliffe Humanities, Seminar Room (The Oxford Research Centre in… Read More »

Can Coursera or Mozilla Foundation provide new methods of recognizing informal learning?

“Experience of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning” by @cristobalcobo from Cristobal Cobo Romaní Despite the fact that the concept of ‘knowledge society’ is broadly adopted in our days, the management of knowledge, experiences, skills and capabilities is still something not necessarily easy to manage. Similarly the recognition of learning (assessment, accreditation, validation) can… Read More »

Digital Humanities and (a more) Open Science

Digital evolutions are increasingly affecting humanities research and education particularly since the final quarter of the twentieth century. Online resources, data sets, electronic teaching environments, open access publishing, data visualisation and data capturing have become ubiquitous. In this context, the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts decided to organize a digital humanities summer school last week in Leuven… Read More »

Webinar: Skills & Competencies for Knowmadic Workers

Life in the 21st Century has become international, multicultural, and inter-connected, requiring new skills for educators to succeed. What are the so-called “21st Century skills,” and which key conditions are needed for the development of these skills within and outside of formal educational settings? Learn what it means to learn in a “knowmadic” society [eBook],… Read More »

Can MOOCs offer new patterns of knowledge accreditation?

To what extent Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) could diversify the existing mechanisms of skills recognition and knowledge transfer? Lack of evidence in this field make challenging to distinguish between speculation and reality. However, there are promising potentials in tools such as the “Verified Certificates” to become a new academic accreditation and therefore an instrument to… Read More »