International Commission on Distance Education News Spotlight

International Commission on Distance Education

April 2018

Spotlight on digital skills at Mobile Learning Week

Digital skills, digital divide and gender gap. These are among the issues being explored and discussed at Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s flagship informacion and communications technology in education event, which kicked off in Paris on 26 March 2018. Read more

Ebook: The ultimate guide to selling online courses

The online course is the ebook of the future. And the online school is the e-commerce store of the future.

Launching your online course: A step by step guide. Tips and methods for publishing, pre-launching and launching your online course.

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Coding, designing and networking: fostering learning through social connections
Lucila Carvalho and Rob Saunders

Trends in digital technologies and new social practices are calling for innovative models of learning in education. A recent development in the learning sciences, which conceptualises learning activity as networked learning, can offer deeper insight into how digital learning spaces influence the ensuing activity of learners. The networked approach coupled with social semiotics is applied in the analysis of Peep � a computer-based platform wwith social networking features that supports an undergraduate design course. This article illustrates how the networked learning approach and social semiotics reveal elements of the platform that enable design learning and foster social connections amongst students and lecturers. The article also examines the distribution of students’ activity and changes in their patterns of interaction over time.

Equity: indispensable factor of making adult education more accessible

Two professors from the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Pepka Boyadjieva and Petya Ilieva-Trichkova � connducted a study on equity and inclusion in adult education in 25 European countries. Read more

Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics with this free course

This free course is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest!

The four-week course is also a great opportunity to connect with the vibrant Moodle community dedicated to sharing resources, ideas and anything that could help inspire better teaching practices everywhere.

The course will start on Monday 18 June 2018. More information https://learn.moodle.net

Next events

Digital Learning Summit, May 16-17, Live Online Event.
EDEN 2018 Annual Conference. Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro. Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape. June 17-20, Genova, Italy
E-learning Solutions Summit 2018, July 4-6, France and Germany
OOFHEC2018: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference. Blended and Online Learning: Changing the Educational Landscape, October 10-12, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

 

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