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Formalising informal learning: Assessment and accreditation challenges within disaggregated systems
(Open Praxis, 2014)
This paper shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER universitas (OERu) ...
The report describes the set up of Rspace.
Nurturing Neighbourhoods: Parent Outreach Worker Program, Guelph, Ontario.
The "Parent Outreach Worker Program" (POW program) aims to identify, reach out to, and assist families with children who may be isolated or otherwise struggling by providing them with increased access to services and ...
On the Design of Social Media for Learning
(social sciences, 2014-08-08)
This paper presents two conceptual models that we have developed for understanding ways that social media can support learning. One model relates to the “social” aspect of social media, describing the different ways that ...
The Distant Crowd: Transactional Distance And New Social Media Literacies.
(International Journal of Learning and Media, 2014)
Sociality is not just a cultural phenomenon but is embedded in our genes as eusocial creatures (E. O.Wilson 2012). Learning is an innately social activity, and the processes of teaching, the passing of knowledge from one ...
Agoraphobia and the modern learner.
(Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014-03)
Read/write social technologies enable rich pedagogies that centre on sharing and constructing content but have two notable weaknesses. Firstly, beyond the safe, nurturing environment of closed groups, students participating ...
A Framework for Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in Connectivist Learning Contexts
Interaction has always been highly valued in education, especially in distance education (Moore, 1989; Anderson, 2003; Chen, 2004a; Woo & Reeves, 2007; Wang, 2013; Conrad, in press). It has been associated with motivation ...
Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New Economy Skills for Africa Program
(Commonwealth of Learning, 2014-01)
MOOCs as a type of globally-networked learning environment (GNLE) could become a very useful delivery model in the developing world – but not necessarily when tied to a specific platform like Coursera. If developing countries ...