More details are given in the video:
In this video, Vivek Pai talks about the new technologies that could help make Internet access available to people in remote areas, especially in the developing world — where network access may be available only intermittently or with low reliability.
Anway, rather belatedly, here it is:
And here is another one - this time about Twitter - which is a sort of blend of micro-blogging and social networking, based on the question: What are you doing now?
And here's a video from KMBC TV News:
Download volume 1 (1034 KB) This Survey provides a general overview of current activities and issues related to ICT use in education in individual Caribbean countries and territories. It is intended to address the information needs and interests of donor organizations as well as Caribbean education policymakers, strategists, and implementers.
The Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean is intended to meet the need for a comprehensive representation of the current state of ICT use in education in the Caribbean. It focuses on the region's small island developing states (SIDS) so as to maximize understanding of areas of commonality in terms of scale, economic factors, and other conditions.
The study addresses:
- The state of policy and planning
- Current usage of ICT in the primary, secondary and tertiary systems
- Pre-service and in-service TPD
- Critical challenges
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Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean (Volume 2): Country Reports
Background on this survey project is available at: www.infodev.org/en/Project.8.html
Country reports include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
More details at http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/481
** TED -- stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design". It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
Co-published by BCcampus and Commonwealth of Learning, 2008
Digital information technologies are transforming the way we work, learn, and communicate. Within this digital revolution are new learning approaches that transform hierarchical, industrial-based models of teaching and learning.
The creation of this book employed the very principles it espouses. It embodied a forming relationships model, and the sharing of ideas to produce new thinking model. A unique interactive, collaborative research model based on the formation of online relationships among 50 contributors from around the world representing research, administration and business communities. The development of the book demonstrates the powerful opportunity afforded by online technologies in this digital revolution era.
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Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.
Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.
Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries.
More details from the COL website.
ALISON's misson is to use its learning platform to provide free education for all around the world, thereby creating a more equitable and sustainable global society.
ALISON believes that all certifiable or standards-based learning for every subject can be made available for free online, and in this way make article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (which states "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free...") will become a reality.
Currently it provides online education in:
Digital Literacy & IT Skills
Enterprise & Business Skills
Financial & Economic Literacy
Health & Safety & Compliance
Leadership & Management Training
Personal Development & Soft Skills
* ALISON stands for "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online".
Edited by Terry Anderson
Copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. It may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided that the original author is credited.
Athabasca University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd edition of the Theory and Practice of Online Learning edited by Terry Anderson. This 2nd edition and its individual chapters continue to be freely available online under a Creative Commons license. The 2nd edition is also available in print for a purchase price of $39.95 Canadian, or you can download the eBook free of charge.
In the second edition, every chapter in the widely distributed first edition has been updated, and four new chapters on current issues such as connectivism and social software innovations have been added. Essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field of distance education blend scholarship and research; practical attention to the details of teaching and learning; and mindful attention to the economics of the business of education.
About the Author
Terry Anderson is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University. He has published extensively in the area of distance education and educational technology.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION
PART I: Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery
Chapter 1. Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning
Chapter 2. Towards a Theory of Online Learning
Chapter 3. Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in an Online Learning Environment
Chapter 4. Understanding e-Learning Technologies-in-Practice through Philosophies-in-Practice
PART II: Infrastructure and Support for Content Development
Chapter 5. Developing an Infrastructure for Online Learning
Alan Davis, Paul Little & Brian Stewart
Chapter 6. Technologies of Online Learning (E-learning)
Rory McGreal & Michael Elliott
Chapter 7. Characteristics of Interactive Online Learning Media
Patrick. J. Fahy
Chapter 8. “In-Your-Pocket” and “On-the-Fly:” Meeting the Needs of Today’s New Generation of Online Learners
Maureen Hutchison, Tony Tin & Yang Cao
Chapter 9. Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners
PART III: Design and Development of Online Courses
Chapter 10. The Development of Online Courses
Dean Caplan & Rodger Graham
Chapter11. Value Added – The Editor in Design and Development of Online Courses
Jan Thiessen & Vincent Ambrock
Chapter 12. Making Relevant Financial Decisions about Technology in Education
Chapter 13. The Quality Dilemma in Online Education Revisited
Nancy K. Parker
PART IV: Delivery, Quality Control, and Student Support of Online Courses
Chapter 14. Teaching in an Online Learning Context
Chapter 15. Call Centres in Distance Education
Alex Z. Kondra, Colleen Huber, Kerri Michalczuk & Andrew Woudstra
Chapter 16. Library Support for e-Learners: e-Resources, e-Services, and the Human Factors
Kay Johnson, Houda Trabelsi & Elaine Fabbro
Chapter 17. Supporting the Online Learner
Susan D. Moisey & Judith A. Hughes
Chapter 18. Developing Team Skills and Accomplishing Team Projects Online
Deborah Hurst & Janice Thomas
And here's a slightly more in-depth view of how these parts relate to what to look for when buying a computer: