Education Worldwide

Evaluation of the OLPC Program in Perú (Una Laptop por niño)

Information via Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is conducting a multi-year randomized evaluation of the impact of the OLPC project in Peru – the first rigorous attempt to examine the impact of[…]

Education Worldwide

Quest for College Accountability Produces Demand for Yet More Student Data

Article by Paul Basken published in The Chronicle of Higer Education After three years of studying ideas for measuring institutional quality, an expert panel assembled by the National Research Council delivered a 192-page report on[…]

Gender & ICTs

El mundo necesita ciencia, la ciencia necesita mujeres (Programa UNESCO-L’ORÉAL)

UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Programa internacional de becas “Por las mujeres en la ciencia” El programa UNESCO – L’ORÉAL “Por las mujeres en la ciencia” es una iniciativa conjunta que busca promover la presencia de la mujer en[…]

OpenEd & OER

Harvard – MIT partnership ($60M to create a Platform for Free Online Courses)

After reading this news, we remembered a certain quote by George Siemens: “[…] Education seems to be at the threshold of a very dramatic change”   Article by Nick DeSantis published in The Chronicle of[…]

Sin categoría

Flipping Corporate Learning (By Jay Cross)

This article was published by Jay Cross in the Internet Time Blog under a CreativeCommons BY-NC-SA 2.5 License Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it.[…]

Misc.

SOPA, PIPA, y ahora CISPA: ¿la libertad de expresión en la diana?

  Posiblemente a estas alturas estáis ya familiarizados con las palabras SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) y PIPA (Protect IP Act). Ambos son acrónimos que responden a proyectos de ley estadounidenses destinados, en un sentido[…]

Sin categoría

A process that may fundamentally redefine the credentials that validate higher learning

Original article by Kevin carey in The Chronicle of Higher Education […] Mozilla, a nonprofit organization built around the ethos of the open Internet, created the popular Firefox Web browser, which anyone can download, free.[…]

Education Worldwide

“The Search for Meaning” By Doug (Borderland)

Original post By: Doug in Borderland      Via:  Stephen Downes’ Web The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers[…]

Misc.

Our News: The New Academic Council of the Chair

Last Wednesday, the 14th of March, UNESCO / UOC Chair in e-Learning held its 1st inaugural meeting of the Academic Council. The agenda of the meeting included the following issues, among others: The convening and the opening[…]