En este portal encontrarás una amplia oferta de recursos on-line, actividades presenciales y proyectos, dirigidos a todos aquellos que forman parte de la comunidad educativa (profesores, alumnos de 3 a 18 años y asociaciones de madres y padres), con contenidos que responden a las áreas de actuación de la Obra Social (ciencia, cultura y temas sociales).
Around the world, school teachers and administrators, scholars and researchers, government officials, and the general public are seeking to improve the quality of education. In recent years, two of the most prominent themes have been: (1) using performance measures to hold school systems, administrators, and teachers accountable for results, and (2) conducting different kinds of evaluations to identify and test promising approaches and programs able to improve student outcomes.
Much can be learned from the efforts already done, and the conference aims to providing the grounds for scholarly dialogue and debate on the methodologies used and the results obtained. The event seeks to bringing together a worldwide audience, including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, school systems, government agencies, and the private sector, and to offer them the opportunity for networking and discussing how different lessons could be applicable in many countries.
Cyber Security and Education; Learning and Active Ageing; 21st Century Teachers and their Workplace; The Worlds of TEL: Scientific and Cultural Perspectives; Mobile Learning, Cloud Computing and the Promise for Ubiquitous Learning are the topics of eLearning Papers for 2012. Read more!
eLearning Papers 28: Cyber Security and Education
With the rapid evolution of online media, new technologies have become more targeted and more sophisticated. This new context has been widely recognized in relation to its educational, social and even economic benefits. Wide use and popularity of social media also brings to the fore the notion of security and concerns regarding the management of the personal information circulating and stored on the web. Schools are an important resource, now that young people's use of the Internet is growing, and smaller children are quickly gaining access to and becoming proficient users of technology. Publication: April, 2012.
eLearning Papers 29: Learning and Active Ageing
Inspired by the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations 2012, eLearning Papers will investigate how eLearning affects the lives of senior citizens. As a population at risk of marginalization, the elderly appear particularly suited to benefit from open educational resources. What is being done to make sure these digital immigrants can use and benefit from new educational technologies. Publication: May, 2012
eLearning Papers 30: 21st Century teachers and their workplace
This issue looks at how new learning technologies and other recent innovations have affected teachers' professional environments. 21st century learners has become a buzz-word in the field of educational research. This issues applies that term to the teachers, seeking practical examples and prospective visions that analyse what it means to be a teacher in the knowledge society. Publication: July, 2012.
eLearning Papers 31: The worlds of TEL - Scientific and Cultural perspectives
Technology-enhanced learning is not a new topic but the more normalized it becomes, the more we are able to develop nuanced critical perspectives on its development and impact. This issue will invite contributions that present a diverse range of practical and theoretical examples in order to discuss the state of the art regarding this topic, with special attention to areas that seem to be more problematic, or in particular need of further research. Publication: September, 2012.
eLearning Papers 32: Mobile learning, cloud computing and the promise for ubiquitous learning
While learning has always expanded beyond the walls of the classroom, the proliferation of devices and applications, which have greatly expanded when, where and how information can be accessed and stored, brings this issue to the fore. How have such devices had an impact in learning, and what role may they play in the future? This issue hopes to showcase practical examples and generate serious reflection on an emerging topic. Publication: December, 2012.
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Das „eXplorarium“ ist eine Werkstatt für modernes eLearning in der Schule. Die Mitarbeit in diesem Projekt eröffnet Lehrkräften und Schüler/innen neue Wege des IT-gestützten Lernens. Unterrichtsvorschläge, die konstruktives Lernen mit aktueller Mediendidaktik verbinden, werden für alle Klassenstufen entwickelt und in der Schulrealität erprobt. In eXplorarium-Kursen stellen Schüler/innen ihre Fragen an die reale Welt und beziehen bei ihrer Beantwortung die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten des eLearning auf der Lernplattform „Moodle“, die für das eXplorarium angepasst wurde, mit ein. Lehrkräfte lernen im Alltag den Umgang mit dem eXplorarium-Ansatz und erhalten dafür umfassend Fortbildung und Begleitung.
This paper reports on the experiences of the first large scale effort to share educational resources for schools in Europe. As such it does not address authoring or the use of learning resources, but provides experiences of interest to any organisation wishing to act as an educational content broker, matching supply with demand.
Even though there are many educational resource repositories, they are many times inaccessible to teachers due to a number of reasons, such as not knowing about their existence, the different ways of describing the content, language barriers, etc. In order to overcome these difficulties, the Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) brings together educational content from trusted providers from all over Europe and makes it available again to interested parties. This requires the implementation of a number of technical solutions, including a so-called “federation of repositories” with a common application profile for the metadata standard used and its accompanying validation services.
Concerning educational content, this paper reports on the use of open content licenses and the difficulties of implementing them; the indexing of content by experienced professionals and by casual users; automatic translation and automatic metadata generation, and perceived pedagogical benefits of the resources provided.
By implementing and using a portal for the LRE, European teachers have obtained deeper insights in searching and browsing, finding the offered learning resources useful for the classroom and appreciating the cross-linguistic and cross-border use of content. The concept of an international portal was also considered as an important opportunity for cultural exchange and a way to broaden horizons in terms of getting new ideas for teaching from other countries.
As a premise, this article claims that it is the emergence of simple enough tools that allow fundamental changes in people's behaviour. Based on the experiences of developing LeMill, the most critical design recommendation for an OER repository is to involve actual teachers throughout the development project. Teacher feedback must be accepted at all times, although it should not be taken at face value.
As a closing of this paper, we describe an innovative “trinary economy” business model for OER repositories which involves teachers, educational administration and text book publishers.