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We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, technology (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

In turn, education practitioners can use rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

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De Hub: Innovation in distance education

Posted by Hazel Owen on July 24, 2016 at 13:00 0 Comments

The Distance Education Hub is an online space where the aim is to bring academics together around the subject of distance education. The focus is on collaboration and cooperation, while allowing people to be distinctive, and also recognising that a lot of academic institutions are competitors.



Distance learning was…

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Best Crowdsourcing Job Websites for Freelance Writers

Posted by Lucy Adams on July 21, 2016 at 19:47 0 Comments

With the increasing attractiveness of working from home gigs, the internet has become one of the primary resources of jobs for freelancers. Not only did it make the “finding of online jobs” a lot easier, but many employers have also utilized the power of the information superhighway to find the best and right fit candidate for a particular job. With just a simple tick of the mouse and a keyword search, employers and freelancers…

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Improving skills to build fairer, more inclusive societies

Posted by Hazel Owen on July 20, 2016 at 19:30 0 Comments

The OECD reports are always really great to dip into and read. As part of its ongoing work, this report and associated study aimed "to measure and improve adult skills around the world". As such, the OECD "tested the skills of more than 50,000 16 to 65 year-olds in Chile, Greece, Indonesia (Jakarta), Israel* (…

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State Governments Sponsor these Online Lessons and Tests in the USA - So What Does the Future Hold?

Posted by John S. Oliver on July 18, 2016 at 10:30 0 Comments

Infographics communicate much quickly by weaving together graphics and text.

They are becoming my favorite way of learning several times a week.

This one seems to give another glimpse of what the future holds for online education. 

If this is where things are at today then what does the future hold in the next 3, 5 and 10…

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Want to make a video? TED in Education

Posted by Hazel Owen on July 16, 2016 at 9:00 0 Comments

If you are a fan of TED Talks you are likely to have come across, and / or used the TED-Ed channel in YouTube. This is an initiative that encourages educators to…

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Introductory guide to online tutoring skills

Posted by Hazel Owen on July 15, 2016 at 12:30 0 Comments

Clive Shepherd has already contributed some links to useful resources to the community (see here); I was recently doing some research around teaching online and what…

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Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

Online glossary

Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue

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Ethos and exploitation

Started by Adon Kumar in Theories and principles. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8, 2014. 0 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

Tags: LMS, e-learning

 
 
 

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