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How teachers impact digital literacy

Posted on 05 May 2016 with 0 comments
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In the fast evolving digital landscape, students are significant consumers of social media. They use social media for a variety of purposes, however many schools do not consider social media an appropriate or useful educational platform. Are there literacy benefits in using social media? What do teachers think about the use and benefits (if any) of social media? A US interpretive study sets out to understand how teachers’ perceptions may impact how digital literacy practices are considered and used within their classrooms.


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MOOCs and professional development of teachers

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 with 0 comments
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Research informs us that massive open online courses (MOOCs) are predominantly providing free education to educated professionals rather than the disadvantaged and poor. It is reasonable to expect that MOOCs could be effective in delivering large-scale teacher professional development. Are MOOCs pedagogically sound to deliver large-scale collaborative learning? A UK paper documents the results of an investigation into the use of a MOOC for continuing professional development carried out in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education.


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In the spotlight

NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition

Challenge-driven universities to solve global problems
In 2016, new kinds of university will emerge mobilising some of the world’s 150 million students to work on our most pressing problems

Trends shaping education 2016

NAP – ICT literacy report shows a decline in ICT literacy

Students, computers and learning - making the connection
OECD report examines how students access to and use ICT

Digitally connected: global perspectives on youth and digital media

Mobile learning – why tablets? -- DERN's research brief looks at mobile learning and why tablets are so popular.

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