Massive open online courses – A threat to traditional teaching?
Can online courses with large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web replace face-to-face teaching in a traditional setting?
Zero to Eight – young children and their internet use
Clear parental guidelines are necessary to protect very young children from the risks of internet use as toddlers and pre-school aged children gain greater access to tablets and smartphones, according to this new report released by EU Kids Online.
The impact of ICT on pupils’ learning in primary schools
This Estyn report evaluates standards in the National Curriculum subject of ‘information and communication technology’ (ICT) and considers the impact of ICT as a key skill on pupils’ learning across the curriculum in primary schools in Wales. In particular, the report considers the impact of ICT on developing literacy and numeracy skills and on closing the poverty gap.
Deploying a VLE solution
Successful VLE deployments start with a clear and well-articulated reason for why the school wants a VLE, and a system which is easy enough for the average member of staff to use without having to undergo significant training. Here we cut to the chaff and provide the essentials of what you need to consider about VLE deployment.
Making specialised subjects economically viable via video
Education is an industry under constant scrutiny. Continuous changes to the way schools are run prove extremely challenging to school leaders. Delivering the curriculum in a creative and engaging manner is always a concern. Now, with interactive technologies firmly in the educational space, Ed McEvoy, Principle of Tullamore College discusses an alternative way for teachers to communicate, particularly in rural communities.
Using game mechanics to enhance e-learning
Can educational games ever be as addictive – and therefore as engaging - as commercial games? According to Rick Raymer, who has been designing and managing the production of e-learning software, games and simulations since 2008, it’s all in the mechanics…