Posts Tagged ‘eLearning’
The theme I would like to explore today concerns the growth and development of our idea of online learning, or as it is sometimes called, e-learning. What I would like to do is to describe a series of ‘generations’ of technologies and approaches that have characterized the development of online learning over the years. These generations of have informed the shape of online learning as it exists today, and will help us understand something of the direction it will take in the future.
Thrun’s ultimate mission is a virtual university in which the best professors broadcast their lectures to tens of thousands of students. Testing, peer interaction and grading would happen online; a cadre of teaching assistants would provide some human supervision; and the price would be within reach of almost anyone. “Literally, we can probably get the same quality of education I teach in class for about 1 to 2 percent of the cost,” Thrun told me.
The traditional university, in his view, serves a fortunate few, inefficiently, with a business model built on exclusivity. “I’m not at all against the on-campus experience,” he said. “I love it. It’s great. It has a lot of things which cannot be replaced by anything online. But it’s also insanely uneconomical.”
The Khan Academy website allows pupils to follow a structured course through a subject, with banks of videos and questions to answer, in a growing number of languages. It’s not a replacement for school or teachers, says Mr Sinha. And in fact the academy is setting up its own real-world summer school and is working with schools in the San Francisco area in California.
But it does raise some big questions about the future functions of schools and universities – not least when US colleges are charging students $50,000 per year. The other striking aspect of the Khan Academy equation is the reach of such a small team of people. There are volunteers, but as of November 2011, there are only 20 full-time staff. Millions of students, scattered around the world, are being served by a staff the size of a primary school.
At Learn it in 5, you’ll learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom – all in 5 minutes or less.
Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to videos walk teachers through Web 2.0 technology, demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slide sharing and much more.
Investigación sobre la creación y diseño de Escenarios de Aprendizaje con TIC, bajo la responsabilidad del Aprendiz
Pretendemos investigar sobre la manera de poder llevar a cabo la enseñanza-aprendizaje a distancia, de una manera inclusiva y basada en el Usuario, donde el Sistema Educativo y de Formación tradicionales, en este caso del Elearning, sirva sólo cómo apoyo y orientación, a las necesidades personalizadas de los Usuarios-alumnos, juntamente con la socialización de los mismos, por medio de la intercomunicación e intercreación, de contenidos, conocimientos.
Lo justificamos delante de la necesidad de evitar, por una parte, el fracaso escolar y educativo que hay en la actualidad, también incrementaremos la democratización e igualdad de oportunidades, para todos los usuarios, así cómo una mayor motivación debido a que ellos se verán el centro y eje de sus aprendizajes, responsabilizándose a la vez de los mismos.
With e-learning software tools that empower anyone to quickly and easily create engaging courses, presentations, quizzes, and surveys, everyone ends up looking good. At Articulate, our mission is simple. We make everyone involved in organizational e-learning — subject matter experts, trainers, and instructional designers — into teaching and training heroes.
Quindi, l’elearning in Italia in molti casi è stato prima ridicolizzato, poi spolpato (troppo velocemente e in maniera sbagliata) ed infine abbandonato. E’ stato bocciato. Quante volte ci siamo sentiti dire “Si, l’ho provato, ma non funziona” o “Abbiamo avuto un sacco di problemi, con l’elearning” o ancora “Abbiamo iniziato, ma la persona che se ne occupava non lavora più qui”.
Quando abbiamo cominciato a sentire parlare di e-learning molte aziende non sapevano nemmeno cosa fosse (beh a ben pensarci forse – purtroppo – le cose non sono molto cambiate). Troppo spesso infatti, anche oggi gli occhi con cui ti guardano molti (troppi) manager italiani quando parli di e-learning sono gli occhi dubbiosi di un’Italia ferma sulle gambe, che ha difficoltà a camminare, figurarsi a correre. Eppure l’elearning sarebbe un bel Gatorade per molte imprese.
Visible Body is a content and software development firm that produces award-winning interactive and visual content. The company publishes anatomy and physiology learning products sold through its web site and at the iTunes App Store and produces custom content for many of the world’s top pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and educational publishing companies. Founded in 1996, Visible Body is based in Newton, Massachusetts. The company also operates as Argosy Publishing.
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