E-learning: Evolving technologies and growing reach Community Group
This Community Group focuses on e-learning. Participants will discuss new and existing technologies for e-learning and M-learning. The group will also talk about the reach, social change and impact of e-learning.
Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.
I am Vidhi Patel, a part of a small-scale institution running in India, enforced with the aim of changing the education system of today especially of India. We have a small school and we would like to bring few concepts from all around the globe to enhance studies and education. Today education specially in our country is lacking far behind than from where the technology had touched its arms. Guys i would like to get few reviews and suggestions so that my small effort trying to change the education system does not go in vain. I know it would be like a drop of water (my school) contributing to change the whole ocean’s (education system). I know its hard but let us go hand in hand to achieve my goal.
I’m Alfredo, I live in Mexico City and my job is as a systems administrator at Mexican Council of Educational Research (Consejo Mexicano de Investigación Educativa, in Spanish) a non-profit organization in Mexico that leads research in a lot of fields of education. COMIE also collaborate with Mexican universities, research centers and government in education field. My interest in e-Leargnig, specially, began four year ago when I enrolled in my first on-line course and was difficult to me understanding this new approach. So, I decided to enroll in courses about e-learning at Centro de Cooperación Regional para la Educación de Adultos en América Latina y el Caribe (CREFAL), Universidad de Guadalajara Virtual (UdeG) and Universidad Popular Autónoma de Puebla (UPAEP). In this days, my personal and professional interests are to increase my knowledge in e-learning. I have joined this group as a way to interact with people interesting in all this subjects.
I’m excited to participate in this forum. Regards from Mexico.
We are thrilled to announce the free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on “Big Data Applications and Analytics”. This is a beginner level course and you will enjoy it! It is taught by Professor Geoffrey Fox at Indiana University, Bloomington.
The whole course is free. There are no pre-requisites except for your wish to learn about Big Data and it’s application areas. If you are a programmer, you can also follow the technology tracks and run the code sample provided. Feel free to enroll in the course at https://bigdatacourse.appspot.com. Watch videos, download the course material and join the discussion!
I’m launching a research effort with the goal of supporting education and training professionals transitioning from eLearning to mLearning by providing a mobile learning framework and catalog of microstrategy examples for thinking more deeply about their systematic design processes and mobile-specific affordances (e.g. using GPS for location-based and contextual learning) as part of your instructional design strategy.
The target audiences for this needs analysis are instructors, instructional designers, learning content developers, training professionals, and human performance improvement experts with an interest in implementing mobile learning solutions. The target audience is not required to have any prior experience with mobile development. However, the target audience should at least own one mobile device, and have an understanding of using mobile applications for learning. The researchers for this project intend to collaborate with and involve experts and stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and the international community.
Please let me know if you’re interested in participating, as we will begin conducing focus groups, interviews, and administering surveys, as part of the initial needs analysis in February 2013. Also, please forward this on to anyone that you think might also be interested. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you! For more information, visit the announcement here from ADL:
OBJECTIVE: To provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from over the world to present the result of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology. ICGCTI 2013 provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee of the conference.
KEYWORDS: green computing, engineering, algorithms, interformation technology, smart grids, power aware
OBJECTIVE: To provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from over the world to present the result of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology. ICeND 2013 provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee of the conference.
I am Ahmed and I am the founder and principal consultant of Solea Research, a small software consultancy and R&D firm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of our areas of focus is e-learning which is facilitated by our experience in web application development. I personally became interested in learning long ago through personal reflection that was the result of questioning the status quo of the educational system. I started reading about problem-based learning, experiential learning as well as other theories and tools.
With the advent of technology, I believe that the power it brings can be harnessed to improve learning in the digital sphere without ignoring the cognitive processes and the psychological factors that make us human learners.
I look forward to getting this group off the ground to foster a discussion that will enrich our understanding of e-learning.
Hi All! Maybe a good way to get started with this group is to introduce ourselves, what we do, our interests and experiences in Accessibility and Distance Learning, and why we joined this group.
Hi, I’m Karla. I am an Instructional Designer for Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. My interest in accessibility and assistive technology began while I was an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University and developed through a series of research, employment, and continuing education opportunities. My personal and professional interests in accessibility now have to do with web accessibility and the accessibility of distance learning. I’ve joined this group for many reasons, I am always looking for new resources and research into the accessibility of distance learning and am now beginning to look at mobile learning.
I am very excited to be a part of this group and collaborate with each of you. I hope that we will be able to accomplish a lot in this group as the field of e-learning continues its rapid growth.