Making digital learning materials more available online

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The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is playing a lead role in a multi-million pound research project which will trial educational courses, created by novel crowdsourcing methods, with thousands of learners across Europe.

KMi is working with research partners in the UK, Europe and South America to develop a state-of-the-art online platform where teachers, instructors and academics can collaborate to create high quality digital learning materials which will be freely available online.

New learning tool enables pupils to address “tricky topics” in OU

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A new tool and activities to enhance learning, particularly amongst low ability pupils, has been developed by OU academics.

The Tricky Topic Tool was to identify and assess barriers to student learning. The project uses a range of innovative, creative technologies to support student-led learning. These technologies include tabletops, ipads and interactive large screen displays.

T4E 2016

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T4E 2016, will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India from December 2-4, 2016. T4E 2016 will be co-located with the 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016) organized by the Asia-Pacific Society of Computers in Education, which will be held from Nov. 30 – Dec 2, 2016 at IIT Bombay. There will be an overlap of one day (Dec 2) between the two conferences. 

The 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016)

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Over the past three decades, researchers in the field of technology-enhanced education have developed technological tools, pedagogical strategies and innovative theories for improving teaching-learning processes. Many of these innovations have been supported by strong empirical evidence. However, the task of designing and implementing technology-enhanced learning environments suffers from an important challenge. On the one hand, the learning environment must function as per the requirements for the situation it was designed for, taking into consideration the local context and the relevance to the targeted community. On the other hand, the implications and contributions of the research must be generalizable, so that the field of technology-enhanced learning can progress as a scientific discipline.

International Conference on Open and Flexible Education

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The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has organized the annual conferences of open and flexible education, which aim to:

  • Provide a platform for sharing research, practices and views relevant to open and flexible education;
  • Facilitate networking and cross-institutional collaboration among researchers and educators in both open and conventional universities; and
  • Promote open and flexible education to enhance educational access and quality.

Integrating Mobile Learning to Open Up Access to Quality Education and Training Opportunities in Africa

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Expanding access to educational opportunity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Since its earlier generations, open, distance and eLearning (ODeL) has been at the forefront of addressing this challenge. New and emerging technologies create more possibilities as well as new challenges for the practice of ODeL.

This year, we are particularly interested in how innovations in mobile learning and other emerging technologies can be harnessed to address issues of educational opportunity, access and quality.

The 3rd International Mobile Learning Festival

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The 3rd International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF2016) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Building upon successes of the previous conferences, we continue to explore Mobile Technologies and Emerging Learning Design. The IMLF will be an exceptional venue for sharing information on contemporary approaches to education, learning design, MOOCs, flipped classroom, mobile learning, e-learning, and Learning 2.0 from around the World. Therefore, the conference will feature evidence-based developments surrounding mobile and emerging learning design for the 21st century learning.

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