Description : The aim of this publication is to present how Open Educational Resources (OERs) are being strongly promoted at all levels of education. This book presents a select number of case studies from contributors to the Irish National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) service. The NDLR service was launched as a pilot project in 2005 and in the last 7 years has grown significantly. Its mission is to “promote and support Higher Education sector staff in the collaboration, development and sharing of learning resources and associated teaching practices for the advancement of academic scholarship in Ireland”. The NDLR is a unique inter-institutional community, fostering the sharing and exchange of teaching and learning experiences, practices and resources, and collaborative research and development initiatives across the Irish Higher Education sector. The service promotes and supports the sharing and creation of OERs amongst the academic community in Ireland. The NDLR, through the local Institutional representative, provides support and encourages the development and sharing of reusable teaching and learning resources to members of academia through the coordination of a number of local initiatives and local supports across 21 Irish Higher Education Institutes.
Description : Unschooling or learner-centered education is not good for attaining grade school standards. I think this system works best for naturally creative-gifted kids who have mastered the 3 r's somewhat by grade 7. If they got grade 7 math, reading and writing down and they're self-motivated, let them go. See where their genius takes them. Only a few children are intrinsically motivated enough to control their own education without degenerating into wanting to be a pop star or beauty contest queen. Unschooling is good for naturally intelligent kids whose families have some money and their parents, other relatives or paid caretakers/ tutors have time to guide them along but many kids are not naturally curious beyond what they're brainwashed by on TV and many are poor as well. They can't study archeology on a whim because it would cost money for books, tools, etc.
Description : The term was coined when electronics, with the personal computer, was very popular and internet was still at its dawn. It is a very successful term, by now firmly in schools, universities, and SMEs education and training. Just to give an example 3.5 millions of students were engaged in some online courses in higher education institutions in 2006 in the USA1.eLearning today refers to the use of the network technologies to design, deliver, select, manage and broaden learning and the possibilities made available by internet to offer to the users synchronous and asynchronous learning, so that they can access the courses content anytime and wherever there is an internet connection.
Description : Welcome to the fascinating world of colonial and revolutionary America—a time of strength, courage and ingenuity. The War for Independence established the United States as a sovereign nation. The Constitution, approved a few years after the war, created the balanced system of government that serves us today. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, customs, culture, art, life, and government of the British colonies during the colonial and revolutionary periods. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book (print books) or the included PowerPoint slides (eBooks) can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents. For a print book with the PowerPoint presentation instead of transparencies, please see MP8824.
Description : Get Straight to Your Customer’s Mind, Heart, Buy Button…Visually! Skip past the filters: jump straight into your customer’s powerful visual instinct, where 83% of all human learning is processed. Craft messages that can be brilliantly expressed visually. Then, brilliantly express them. Learn the modern and timeless arts of visual persuasion from a master: Stephanie Diamond. Design irresistible visual persona. Tell masterful visual stories. Create breakthrough images, infographics, and video. Use all the visual social tools at your disposal, from Instagram to Pinterest to YouTube. Words can’t express what you need to say. Visuals will. Get this book: see how. Think visually to solve marketing challenges text can’t handle Utilize visual maps to craft sharper messages and strategies Guide prospects on a visual journey they simply must follow Make abstract ideas intensely real and tangible Visually boost the effectiveness of emails, landing pages, and case studies Leverage new presentation tools that go way beyond PowerPoint Clear away obstacles to action with infographics, checklists, and worksheets Add visuals to deepen engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ Create outstanding low-cost video for marketing and tutorials Optimize your visuals for tablets and smartphones Quickly improve social media performance with intuitive new visual tools
Description : Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth, where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced education. This illustrated book describes how these multi-disciplinary centers of learning existed in several forms such as forest universities, brick-and-mortar universities and temple universities. It examines the funding for these citadels of learning and their graduation ceremonies. The process by which India’s ancient systems of education helped to fuel a knowledge revolution around the world with its manuscripts, forming the basis for monographs and academic papers, is explained with references. The marauding incursions by Muslim invaders, which disrupted the idyllic world of university learning in India, followed by European colonization, which led to further erosion and degeneration of India’s traditional learning systems, have been taken up in some detail. Readers will get a snapshot view of India's education system down the ages from ancient to modern times.