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Connecting digital literacy between home and school

This report is the result of a seven-month research project into the connections and discontinuities between children’s digital literacy practices at home and in school. It formed one strand of a larger project exploring children’s digital participation.

This report provides a brief introduction to the research project, setting out the key ideas underpinning the research, and describes the research project and methods used. It then presents and explores findings from the research, drawing out some common themes and discussing challenges and opportunities for connecting children’s digital literacy between home and school.

This report aims to provide evidence of children’s current digital literacy practices, where there are opportunities for connections to be developed or established between home and school, and where there are disconnections that may need to be addressed. This report is likely to be of interest to researchers and primary and secondary teachers interested in the field of digital literacy.

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About this report
Introduction
The study
Findings
Discussion and conclusions
References
Acknowledgements

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Lyndsay Grant, Futurelab

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2010

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20 pages

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A report on “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy”

In 2010 Pearson Foundation published a report entitled "The Digital World of Young Children: Impact on Emergent Literacy” which addresses the importance of studying the effect of digital media on young minds. Written by Jay Blanchard and Terry Moore from the Arizona State University College of Teacher Education and Leadership, this
report asks as many questions as it answers, will an increased access to digital media lead young children to self-direct their own learning process? What might be the effects of added digital stimuli on attention and comprehension?
On the webpage you can download the full report in pdf format.

Divis Project

The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
http://divisproject.eu/attachments/019_com_mp_141759_divis.pdf

Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
http://divisproject.eu/categoryblog/143-mini-guide-download-page

On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
http://divisproject.eu/technical-support

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Photo story, Video words, school presentations, drama, television news, technical support, Video gallery, download guide

Unterrichtsvideos als Medium der Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung

How to exploit the potential of videos in teacher's training.

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Unterrichtsvideos in Forschung und Lehre (Educational videos in research and teaching)
Medienspezifisches Potential von Unterrichtsvideos für Forschung und Lehrerbildung (media-related potential of educational video for research and teachers’ training)
Formen des Einsatzes von Unterrichtsvideos in der Lehre (Concepts of using educational videos in teaching)
Lernen durch Reflexion und Analyse von Unterrichtsvideos (Teaching by reflecting and analysing educational videos)
Herausforderungen bei der Reflexion und Analyse von Unterrichtsvideos in der Lehre (Challenges in reflecting and analysing educational videos in teaching)
Forschung zum Einsatz von Videos in der Lehrerbildung (Research about the use of educational videos in teachers’ training)

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Print, Video, or the Ceo - The Impact of Media in Teaching Leadership with the Case Method

Case teaching has the potential to involve students in complex decision settings, enhancing their identification with protagonists facing difficult challenges. This article explores the impact of teaching a printed leadership case study with and without the appearance of the CEO in class—by video or in person. Our investigation shows, via qualitative and quantitative means, that the leader’s presence, even through video, significantly affects student engagement and can substantially enhance impressions of leadership effectiveness. We offer implications for teachers and propose future research directions.

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David J. O’Connell, St. Ambrose University, USA John F. McCarthy, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, USA Douglas T. Hall, Boston University School of Management, USA

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2004

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24 pages

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Past articles

The Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab (AADLC), an independent node in the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADLI), has a vision to advance sustainable, immersive, distributed learning technology to enable global access to high-quality educational opportunities. This resource lists links to a number of publications by AADLC personnel and associated faculty written prior to 2005, containing papers and publications about video games, metadata standards, ...

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Learning Object Repository Papers
SCORM and Learning Object Papers
Papers by the Games, Learning, and Society Research Group (formerly GAPPS)

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Academic ADL Co-Lab

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2005

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link repository

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Theory and Practice of Online Learning - Second edition

Starting with a comprehensive summary of relevant educational theory, the book revisits, in a lively way, the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning. The second edition features updates on all chapters from the first edition and the addition of 4 new chapters (on Mobile Learning, Social Software, Distance Education Philosophy and Financial Decision Making). Two chapters (Chapter 3 - Value Chain Analysis and Chapter 9 - Copyright Issues) were not updated nor included in the 2nd edition. These two chapters (in addition to all of the origional 1st edition chapters) will continue to made available at this site, however readers are encouraged to access the revised chapters to receive more current and updated content.

Awarded the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award by the University Continuing Education Association.

Theory and Practice of Online Learning, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering learning online. By doing so, the authors bring to the teaching community a valuable product which should go a long way in popularizing the use of the learning technologies.

To download e-book, click on middle tab "e-book" at the bottom section.

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Editors Terry Anderson & Fathi Elloumi

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2008

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978-1-897425-08-4 (SC)

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484 pages

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Towards a learning organisation - Reviewing technologies for company training

Towards a learning organisation' brings human resource managers up-to-date with the various applications that are open to them, such as Electronic Learning Environments, Web based training, Videoconferencing, etc.
This handbook provides user-friendly information about emerging technologies for training, checklists and other decision-making tools.
Based on broad experience and peppered throughout with case studies and examples from leading European companies and institutions, it also offers plenty of background information including an onverview of network options as well as a handy glossary and further resources list.
Related: http://openlibrary.org/b/OL3993552M

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# Introduction
# Foreword: Network Infrastructure
# Chapter 1 : Video and Audio
# Chapter 2: CDs, DVDs and Hybrids
# Chapter 3: Video Conferencing
# Chapter 4: Electronic Mail
# Chapter 5: Electronic Learning Platform
# Chapter 6: Web-based Training
# Resource, Reading and Reference List

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Mathy Vanbuel, Annemie Boonen, Jean-Joseph Scheffknecht

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2000

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ISBN-13: 9789058670724

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132 pages

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MediaEd

MediaEd is the site for media and moving image education in the UK. On this site you'll find teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports, examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or find workshops or education screenings for your students. MediaEd is currently still under construction so your feedback would be really useful.

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Get started with…
• Teaching about film
• Teaching film-making
• Media literacy

Find…
• Teaching ideas
• Student work
• Resources
• Organisations
• Discussion
• What’s on

Reframing literacy

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Rethinking University Teaching A Conversational Framework for the Effective Use of Learning Technologies

Teachers in higher education are slowly accepting the fact that they have to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The notions of quality audit and teacher appraisal are new, and in their existing forms ill-founded, but they represent a challenge that teachers will have to face. The book aims to prepare them for this: both to contribute towards a well-founded implementation of quality audits and appraisal, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. There is also a growing recognition that the technological media have the potential to improve student learning, or at least teach efficiency, and university teachers are looking for ways of increasing their understanding of what can be done with the new media, and how to do it. This book will inform them about what has been done and what is already known, helping them to think constructively and critically, and building toward a practical methodology for the design, development, and implementation of educational technologies. Part one explores students' learning, and what it is that they need from educational technology; part tow looks at individual teaching methods and media, including non-interactive media (lectures, print, audio, etc.), hypermedia (CD-ROM, etc.), and interactive media (simulations, modelling programs etc.); and part three discussed the design methodology, designing learning activities, setting up the learning context and maintaining quality.

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Prof. Diana Laurillard, Open University, UK

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2002 (2nd edition)

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ISBN-10: 0415256798, ISBN-13: 978-0415256797

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288 pages

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