Month: December 2006

Connectivism Controversy

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, by George Siemens (December 2004). ‘Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted by technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized […]

Building a Global Digital Archive: Open Content Alliance (OCA)

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. Content in the OCA archive will be accessible soon through this website and through Yahoo! The OCA will encourage the […]

Resources about Games and Simulations

Resources about Games and Simulations at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. ‘Games and simulations provide educators with an opportunity to engage learners in an immersive and interactive environment that requires knowledge, decision making, and information management skills. However, games and simulations used in teaching and learning can be controversial; their association with play and fun is often […]

X4L Staff Development Resources

X4L Staff Development Resources: Promoting emerging practice in e-learning. ‘This is a collection of resources that were developed by projects participating in the JISC funded Exchange for Learning (X4L) Programme to help their staff to create repurposed learning material. These staff development resources have been gathered in the X4L Staff Development Resources Website for others […]

Harvard@Home

Harvard@Home. ‘The mission of Harvard@Home is to provide the Harvard community and the broader public with opportunities for rich in-depth exploration of a wealth of topics through Web-based video programs of the highest caliber. Harvard@Home enables you to experience some of the exciting teachings, cutting-edge research, and noteworthy events that define and distinguish the University […]

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