December 31, 2015
Awards, Higher Education
A list of the awards of Learning Technology in 2015:
December 29, 2014
There is a collection of 2014 awards of e-learning projects.
September 2, 2014
Awards, Conferences, Higher Education
books, e-learning, ideas_arguments, mobile_apps
It’s the second enjoyable day at ALTC 2014.
The first session I attended was the Augmented Reality from Allen Crawford-Thomas and Judy Bloxham (JISC RSC). It’s fun to try the apps and discuss about the potential uses. It brought new experience immediately. Blippar and Layar worked well on my mobile, but Zapper didn’t, similar to other people next to me. Heard the SAMR Model again in the session. Also to know an interesting term “calm technology” means interaction between digital technology and reality is designed for users without realising the technology. Their paper ‘Immersive Learning Experiences through Augmented Reality‘ is worthwhile of reading. I like the idea that makes the interaction between human and online resources more real, more like learning in the reality.
From Catherine Cronin’s talk, I got some useful resources: the book Networked, ds106 open courses posted by Jim Groom and his view “openness is ethos not a license.”, #iCollab – the international community of practice of students and lecturers, and Gardner Campbell‘s work on learning technology and education.
I had interesting conversations with people from different institutions and realised many universites/collages do have a bigger VLE support team, like 7-9 people plus people from pedagogical side of supporting.
The UCISA TEL Survey of technology enhanced learning 2014 is another timely resource. The findings will be very useful for us to review the services we provide to some extent.
Learn from the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards winners, Congratulations!
In addition, some new ideas for me:
- Students may feel confused with online learning, and they need to have the sense of ‘belonging’ to the institution. (from Helen Anne Beetham‘s talk)
- We need to bring in the minimum standards for the online learning (from Martin Lynch and Catherine Naamani‘s talk)
- Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) is importantly increasing（from Simon Kear‘s talk）
November 16, 2011
Awards, Teaching&Learning Resources
The 2011 Edublog Awards calls nominations till 2nd December. The purpose of the Edublog awards is to promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.
October 27, 2011
The 2012 Adult Learners’ Week (12 – 18 May 2012) Awards recognise outstanding adult learners and inspiring learning projects. People can nominate someone they teach, a colleague, a relative or a friend and give them the recognition they deserve for their outstanding learning achievements.
All awards categories are open to learners living in England only.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm, Friday 27 January 2012.
October 17, 2011
Packt announced Finalists for 2011 Open Source Awards, voting closes on 31 October and winners will be announced in early November.
The awards is to encourage, support and reward open source projects.
October 10, 2011
Thinkingcap provided a directory of eLearning Awards, which includes many awards mentioned in this blog. It’s easy for you to find an award if you have best practices of eLearning.
On the Thinkingcap website, they also listed instructional design resources which help you to design online courses.