Friday, November 06, 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Danish pupils use web in exams

"Students are no longer required to regurgitate facts and figures. Instead the emphasis is on their ability to sift through and analyse information."

Doesn't sound too bad to me.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gideon Shalwick — The Meta Workings Of An Online Entrepreneur

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tony Bates Using Technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy Part 2

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Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1 « Tony Bates

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Instructional Design Models

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers -

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Op-Ed Contributor - End the University as We Know It -

  • Is the ELP a model for the university of the future? We seem to fit some of the recommendations in this article. However, there are ideas here that would be good for us to consider as well.

    tags: elparw, elprca

    • Abolish permanent departments, even for undergraduate education, and create problem-focused programs
    • Tenure should be replaced with seven-year contracts, which, like the programs in which faculty teach, can be terminated or renewed. This policy would enable colleges and universities to reward researchers, scholars and teachers who continue to evolve and remain productive while also making room for young people with new ideas and skills.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Educational Leadership:Literacy 2.0:Orchestrating the Media Collage

  • tags: no_tag

  • Several well articulated points about how to blend new and old literacies such as this sample quote:
    • "The demands of digital literacy make clear that both research reports and stories represent important approaches to thinking and communicating; students need to be able to understand and use both forms. One of the more exciting pedagogical frontiers that awaits us is learning how to combine the two, blending the critical thinking of the former with the engagement of the latter."

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wired Campus: Lev Gonick: How Technology Will Reshape Academe After the Economic Crisis -

  • Future generations of learners will no doubt look back at the global economic crisis of 2008-9 and reflect on which institutions were agile enough to make a difference by bringing the wisdom of their scholars together with the acumen of their technology officers and the ingenuity and determination of their university leaders. It’s actually not only the future of the university that is in play. How we produce, organize, and distribute open education resources is at the heart of the future of education around the world. —Lev Gonick
  • tags: elpc3

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009 - Watch quality Canadian Documentary, Animation and Fiction

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Outsourcing assessment to Cisco, Microsoft and Intel?

  • Interesting development in testing that may separate assessment from educational systems and institutions.

  • "Based on extensive research, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft concluded that most education systems have not kept pace with the dramatic changes in the economy and the skill sets that are required for students to succeed. These skills include the ability to think critically and creatively; to work cooperatively; and to adapt to the evolving use of technology in business and society."


Friday, January 09, 2009

From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments | Academic Commons

  • An interesting article. The notion of subjectivities rather than subjects may be worth considering relative to the topics or themes in the ELP. I think we are in many ways closer to subjectivities than subjects already, but recognizing this more explicitly may be useful as part of our reforms. That is, perhaps we can rethink our content-based approach as a questions-based approach. Mutual exploration of questions may be more engaging for students than just absorbing content.

    tags: elpc3, elpvv, elpcrithnk