Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

What is Google+?

Yes, Google+ is Google’s answer to Facebook, but not in the directly competitive sense many journalists assume. Google+ is core to Google’s mission “to organize the world’s information“, and that’s a better frame for thinking about this service. Here are … Continue reading

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Dialogical media learning

As Paolo Freire has written: In order to under­stand the meaning of dialogical practice, we have to put aside the simplistic understanding of dialogue as mere technique … dialogue characterizes an epistemological relationship. Thus, in this sense, dialogue is a … Continue reading

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Testing the Feasibility of OER-Course Certification

The OERtest project is a two year (Oct. 2010 – Sep. 2012) project funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of European Commision. Its aim is to support the mainstreaming of OERs within Higher Education and to test the feasibility of … Continue reading

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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner

Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG’d vocabularies. According the Pew Research Center, the combination of widespread access to … Continue reading

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Reading a book versus a screen: Different reading devices, different modes of reading?

A book or a screen – which of these two offers more reading comfort? There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. “E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the … Continue reading

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Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER

We are in the midst of a revolution in education. For the first time in human history we have the tools to enable everyone to attain all the education they desire. And best of all this education is available at … Continue reading

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