Monthly Archives: June 2014

A conceptual framework for building PLEs

In the “A Pedagogy-driven Framework for Integrating Web 2.0 tools into Educational Practices and Building Personal Learning Environments” a new conceptual framework for building Web 2.0 based PLEs is proposed. The framework builds on the learning principles of participation, ownership of learning

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How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Are you looking for photos to enhance your course? While you are searching, ask yourself the following 5 questions: Does the image reinforce your message? Does it invoke interest or excitement? Does it attract your learners’ attention? Does it convey

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More than 30,000 images free for use

The Museum of New Zealand released more than 30,000 images of art and artifacts to download and re-use for free. You can find images on various domains and topics, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art. Find out more or search

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What teachers say about the benefits and impacts of using games in the classroom?

In a recent research by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center about digital games in the classroom teachers said the use of games can have a huge benefit for those students who have struggled in regular school situations and tests. Nearly

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A provisional list of evaluation criteria for SLA technologies

A thoughtful article on how SLA software should be evaluated for its fitness for purpose. Does the technology facilitate learning? How would you measure this? The following list – a work in progress by Scott Thornbury – is very helpful.

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How languages evolve?

Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how

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Kids react to old computers

How would today kids react to old-time computers? Watch this funny video!

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