2nd Scientix Conference (Brussels 24-26 October 2014)

The 2nd Scientix Conference took place in Brussels from Friday, 24 to Sunday 26 of October. The Conference brought together 598 participants from all over the Europe. Although most participants were STEM teachers, there was a significant number of researchers and other profiles related all of them with STEM jobs.   All the Scientix ambassadors …

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21st Century Skills

Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor to European Schoolnet, provides in a 9:01min video a clear introduction to what is commonly referred to as 21st Century Skills. Roger defines Skills as expertise or the ability to do something well. On the other hand, Competences are a combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that can be applied effectively …

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Diana Laurillard views on trends that impact in education

Diana Laurillard is a Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the Institute of Education, University of London. I recently found at the Future Classrooms Lab (EUN) website, a video where she talked about some trending topics in education. I had to read papers during my Master Degree  where she was cited very often. It …

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Why to use Open Texbooks

This short post will be about Open Texbooks. One of the activities demanded in the OERu online open course about Open content licensing for educators (OCL4Ed) was to read the the book #Open Textbook Tweet and to choose those tweets I particularly liked. The PDF Open Texbook Tweet book (859 KB) contains 119 pages and …

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Lifelong learning reflection

It’s Friday evening and just some hours ago I finished a training workshop for teachers about ‘how to teach with Moodle‘. I spent 12 hours in sessions of 4 hours/day with teachers from Primary and Secondary who were eager to start their summer holidays after a long and hard yearly course. The last effort for …

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Insertar un Objeto de Aprendizaje de OpenStax CNX en Moodle

Recientemente y como parte de un trabajo en la materia de Fundamentos Tecnológicos del eLearning del Máster en eLearning de la UOC  tuvimos que debatir sobre los objetos de aprendizaje del repositorio OpenStax CNX (anteriormente Connexions). Este repositorio fundado en el año 1999 por el Dr. Richard Baraniuk nos ofrece recursos educativos (Objetos de Aprendizaje) …

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Tendencias en innovación docente

Hace unos días, buscando información para un trabajo, me encontré con dos páginas (blogs) de las que quiero destacar una presentación y una imagen respectivamente: La primera página corresponde a  un blog donde el autor (Carlos Magro) inserta una presentación sobre “Tendencias en innovación docente en la enseñanza universitaria online“. Todo lo que en esa …

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