The Ethos community offers a place for anyone interested in learning to share conversations and ideas, and to build an online identity.
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.
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…
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…Continue
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* (…Continue
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…Continue
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
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
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