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personal learning network

The Learner as Orchestrator of Personal Learning Network

In modern working life, professionals need to perform flexibly and independently in ever–changing environments (Castells, 2000). To be able to do this effectively, they depend on various lifelong learning skills, among others autonomous and self–directed learning. As they are partly supported in their learning by interaction with their peers, an essential life–long learning skill they… Read More ›

open source software, OER

See The World from The Perspective of Leadership

Today’s President’s Day, Annie Vincent from picked 5 trending boards on Learnist about leadership. Let’s see the world from the perspective of leadership! 1. Educational Leadership: Leadership in education is not rocket science…….so why is it done so baadly so often? 2. Leadership: This will focus on leadership and the development of leadership traits. 3. Value Based Leadership: Sherri… Read More ›

google+ edtech accounts

30+ Google+ Accounts and Communities to Follow

More professionals are making use of Google+ accounts and communities for its ease of usage and integration with Google Apps. We also see Google is providing more services for education, including the Google Course Builder on which Google offers its Power Search MOOC courses.(new course will start in this week) had pulled together a recommendation… Read More ›

student-centered learning

Research Report on Why Maker-Driven, Connected Learning is Important

Young learners today have the whole world at their fingertips in ways that were unimaginable just a generation ago. No matter how broad and deep the knowledge they need, everything is just a click away. How will their learning be different ? How should they benefit from that and not the opposite ? A report about… Read More ›

online co-learning

A Handbook for Self-organizing Self-learners

Kicking off the learning journey of 2013, many MOOCs just started last week, Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum  from Open University (#OLDSMOOC_w1) and #ETMOOC (focused on educational technology) from a group of thought leaders are especially for educators, while DS106 on digital storytelling is for anyone who likes to tell stories in digital forms. Of course, storytelling… Read More ›

connected learning

Connected Learning Manifesto

by Justin Marquis Ph.D. Much of the writing on Education Unbound is focused on evaluating existing programs or innovations to explain how best to use them or to examine their efficacy or applicability in larger contexts. The recent open call on Twitter to help develop the Connected Learning Manifesto provides a different focus however. This invitation to help create… Read More ›

twitter chat for career

25 Twitter Chats for Career and Internship Information

Are the students in your classrooms ready for the job market? Or do they like to explore some careers or internship opportunities they are interested in even they are still young?  Isn’t the main purpose of education about building up the competencies for real world? It will be a good idea for youths to look… Read More ›

Connected learning, PLN, personalized learning network

Connected Learning Principles and Resources

The MacArthur Foundation has just launched a new research initiative called Connected Learning, which is focused on building models for connected learning — “learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity.” Here’s Henry Jenkins’ take on the new endeavor. Dr. Eric Mazur’s Peer Instruction has recently started up some similiar resources: Peer Instruction Network(their Blog). And, this post is… Read More ›

Building a Learning Network for Students

As Pew Research Center just published its report on new kinds of learners emerging from ubiquitous mobile connectivity on EDUCAUSE2011 recently. Now learners are self directed, less top down, more reliant on feedback and response, more inclined to collaboration, more open to cross discipline insights, more oriented towards people being their own idividual nodes of… Read More ›

Why Teachers Should be Blogging or Glogging ?

We’ve talked about Teachers’ sharing enables doing more with less in education. We like to quote two excellent articles from two education leaders for this advocacy. The first one is from Justin Tarte blog : 10 reasons to get educators blogging… First off, the 5 reasons that educators should start reading blogs : Blogs are the heart of learning and… Read More ›


Educational Freeware and eduTecher

There are endless possibility in web-based tools or resources that can be used in teaching and learning. The internet connection has enabled global collaboration so that someone’s specialty and effort can benefit all others in need. But how can teachers find something just useful with ease and efficiency ? Like we had written about some… Read More ›

21st century edtech

What e-Teachers are following – Kelly Tenkely and Michael Gorman

This is a continued post about great blogs or websites e-teachers could follow. Why we choose to recommend the persons who enable sharing knowledge instead of only listing websites with overwhelming information is because the spirits, thoughts and leadership style that they bring to us is important so that we know the perspectives we are… Read More ›

edtech, educational origami

What e-Teachers are following – Educational Origami and more

21st century teachers have web2.0 ways to learn and share by leveraging online networking and open sharing, the opportunities are limitless. Teacher development doesn’t have to be costly in time and money spending. The websites recommended here are to follow the first post of what e-teachers are following to get free resources for teaching, and more focused on teaching… Read More ›

Free Technology for teachers

Great Sources of Free Technology for Teachers

Now e-teachers are following many bloggers or wikis to catch free resources for teaching and online education toolswhich help them on integrating technology into the classroom and thus enhancing education outcome. Here are some great blogs to follow or bookmark so that you will keep yourself posted about information of resources for teaching. The listing sequence does’t mean priority or… Read More ›

e-teacher, teacher blogger

A New Teacher’s Sharing – Busem Doğan

We knew a lot of teachers have been sharing online for a long time, while more are not. To start blogging can be as easy as what Busem Doğan shared in her new blog : My 1st post officially 🙂, it’s not a “know-how” from a techie teacher but rather is an experience sharing from a 21st century teacher with others… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).