Archive for November, 2010

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E-Learning International: Lessons from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe

Conference sneak preview November 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the international hub for exchanging ideas and experiences on ICT supported education & training, is expecting over 2000 participants from a record number of nearly 100 countries. No other conference in this field covers such a wide spectrum. The wide range of topics for 2010 includes ICT […]

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ePortfolio: Best Practices from Germany, Italy, Finland and the UK

Field Stories November 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Five hundred medical students at Leeds University School of Medicine will be equipped with iPhones so that their skills can be assessed online. The large-scale project is one of several ePortfolio initiatives being presented at OEB 2010 by delegates from Germany, Italy, Finland and the United Kingdom.

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E-Inclusion with Barrier-free Vocational Education

Field Stories November 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

The Technical University Dortmund is designing an e-learning programme for young people that works equally well for apprentices with disabilities. The plan will bring e-learning to apprentices with visual, cognitive, motor and auditory disabilities and others in vocational training in the transport and warehousing sectors of German industry. Barrier-free training […]

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‘Speed Learning’ for Financial Market Professionals

Trends November 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Thomson Reuters is, by the company’s own definition, “the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals”. It was created when the Canadian Thomson Corporation purchased the news agency Reuters in 2008. In this environment, information and learning are in constant and rapid flux. Accordingly, the company has […]

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How Virtual Self-Study Content Can Add Value for Businesses – Key Findings at E.ON

How Virtual Self-Study Content Can Add Value for Businesses – Key Findings at E.ON

Conference sneak preview, Field Stories November 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

More than eighty-eight thousand employees work for E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned international power and gas companies, headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany. For several years now, employees in various parts of the world have had access to virtual learning: Extensive content is available for self-study. How do staff take […]

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For Mobile Phone Movies – The Technology is in Your Pocket

Conference sneak preview, Field Stories November 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

Helen Keegan, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media at Salford University in England will report to OEB on how she teaches new media to her students using the mobile phones in their pockets to make short films. Accustomed to classic video-sharing web sites like YouTube, students collaborated to explore mobile film […]

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Creating Open Content on Wiki Library and Wikiversity – Lessons from Finland

Creating Open Content on Wiki Library and Wikiversity – Lessons from Finland

Field Stories November 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Creating content collaboratively is a crucial part of innovative learning. It offers significant opportunities for bringing together experts from various backgrounds in different geographical locations to exchange and create knowledge which can then be passed on to others. But what are the best ways to ensure that open content production […]

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Gaming for the Disadvantaged: A Journey Through the Human Body

Gaming for the Disadvantaged: A Journey Through the Human Body

Trends November 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Lieutenant Tuck Pendleton, played heroically by Dennis Quaid in Joe Dante’s 1987 sci-fi blockbuster “Innerspace”, pilots a miniaturised team in an unforgettable adventure inside a human body. Two decades later, Jan Gejel of the Aarhus Social and Health Care College presents at OEB the BODYexplorer, a new web-based learning game […]

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Cyber Threats to Humanitarian Agencies – Security and Defence Learning at OEB

Conference sneak preview, Field Stories November 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

  Spies, rebel insurgents and war criminals have been discovered hacking into the sensitive databases of the world’s humanitarian relief agencies. Geoffrey Okoa, Chief IT Security Officer of the World Food Programme, with personal experience of cyber attacks in Africa, will warn delegates at Security and Defence Learning, the international […]

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“The Daily What News” – Adapting Live News Stories for the School Curriculum

“The Daily What News” – Adapting Live News Stories for the School Curriculum

Opinions November 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

“The Daily What News” is Scotland’s – and the world’s – first online news service for schools. It is based on a daily live story output, around which students aged nine to sixteen, teachers and parents interact as part of the curriculum. Launched this autumn, the service represents one of […]

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