martes, 31 de mayo de 2005

[art] Estrategias de Organización en Proyectos e-Learning

Texto publicado originalmente en El Mercurio el día 3 de febrero de 2005.

Entre las diversas y variadas dificultades que las instituciones educativas enfrentan, para introducir el uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, en el proceso para mejorar la calidad del aprendizaje por medio del acceso a los recursos y servicios que la tecnología e Internet lo permiten, no sólo están presente los mitos circundantes y la resistencia a los cambios, bastamente explicitados por diversos autores competentes en el tema de educación a distancia, particularmente en referencia a los diferentes modelos de e-learning, sino que además surgen las estrategias y planes de acción necesarios para lograr que los principales actores del proceso educativo, acepten y asuman el compromiso de adquirir las competencias imprescindible para usar, adecuadamente, las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en los procesos de aprendizaje. En este sentido, si bien es posible intuir y verificar las bondades y formas para comprender y aceptar el nuevo paradigma formativo, centrado preferentemente en el uso adecuado de la tecnología en pro del aprendizaje, las autoridades requieren a su vez de entidades y proyectos que posibiliten este inevitable cambio de paradigma. (leer más...)

Fuente: [universidad de valparaiso]

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2005

[link] Is 'CraigsNews' Coming Soon? By Eric Hellweg

While mainstream media outlets grapple with the role they will play in the 21st century, a new kind of media is on the rise, one that promises greater transparency in the creation of news.

It's called collaborative citizen journalism (CCJ), where ordinary citizens band together on the Web to write original stories and critique mainstream media stories, using the Internet to connect with each other and to make sure their thoughts reach the public.

This new form of journalism differs from its more popular blogging cousin in that, unlike blogging, which eschews (in many cases) the more rigorous elements of journalism, collaborative media efforts tap into a particular community to make sure a story is as complete as possible.

In some cases, such as the Korean site OhMyNews, CCJ stories are reported by a team of volunteer journalists; in others, such as Wiki News, a group does serial fact-checking and vetting on an existing piece, calling attention to errors or omissions. (leer más...)

Fuente: [technologyreview]

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2005

[art] Thwarted innovation: what happened to e-learning and why
Posted by: Bonnie Bracey

Why did the USA's boom in E-learning go bust?
Zemsky, R.; Massy, W.F. / Learning Alliance for Higher Education, USA , 2004

This report examines the debate over the success or failure of e-learning in the USA. It tracked the changing attitudes about and perceptions of e-learning by faculty and technical staff over 18 months across a wide sample of US colleges and universities each with substantial investments in e-learning. It also mapped the changing supply of e-learning providers and products.
The study debunks three failed assumptions:
• If we build it they will come: not so; despite massive investments in both hardware and software, there has yet to emerge a viable market for e-learning products. Only course management systems (principally BlackBoard and WebCT)—and PowerPoint lectures (the electronic equivalent of clip-art) have been widely employed. At the institutions participating in the study, more than 80 percent of their enrollments in “online” courses came from students already on their campuses.
• The kids will take to e-learning like ducks to water: not quite; students do want to be connected, but principally to one another; they want to be entertained, principally by games, music, and movies; and they want to present themselves and their work. E-learning at its best is seen as a convenience and at its worst as a distraction—what one student called “The fairy tale of e-learning.”
• E-learning will force a change in the way we teach: not by a long shot; only higher education’s bureaucratic processes have proved more immutable to fundamental change. Even when they use e-learning products and devices, most faculty still teach as they were taught—that is, they stand in the front of a classroom providing lectures intended to supply the basic knowledge the students need. Hence, we see the success of course management systems and PowerPoint— software packages that focus on the distribution of materials rather than on teaching itself. (leer más...)

Fuente:[digital divide network]

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2005

[art] Five Instructional Design Principles Worth Revisiting by Brenda Sugrue

The work of instructional designers has changed considerably in the past decade. Gone are the days when our biggest challenges were getting enough time from subject matter experts for task analysis or building interactivity into computer-based training materials. We still have those challenges of course, but in addition we have to contend with:

* increasingly complex and distributed development processes and access/delivery environments,
* designing modular learning assets that can be used and reused in different ways by different audiences,
* designing non-traditional learning spaces and systems that facilitate knowledge sharing and collaborative learning,
* designing learning and performance support materials that are embedded in work tasks and situations.

When approaching any of these design challenges it is sometimes easy to lose sight of fundamental principles that apply to all learning and all external conditions that support learning and performance. This article revisits some of those principles:

* Learning is not performance
* The medium is not the method
* Match external and internal conditions
* Authentic practice makes perfect
* One size does not fit all

(leer más...)

Fuente: [the criterion]

miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2005

[art] The Effectiveness of Assessment Learning Objects Produced Using Pair Programming

Andrew Adams, Jude Lubega, Sue Walmsley and Shirley Williams,
School of Systems Engineering, The University of Reading, UK,,


Pair Programming is a technique from the software development method eXtreme Programming (XP) whereby two programmers work closely together to develop a piece of software. A similar approach has been used to develop a set of Assessment Learning Objects (ALO). Three members of academic staff have developed a set of ALOs for a total of three different modules (two with overlapping content). In each case a pair programming approach was taken to the development of the ALO. In addition to demonstrating the efficiency of this approach in terms of staff time spent developing the ALOs, a statistical analysis of the outcomes for students who made use of the ALOs is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ALOs produced via this method.

Keywords: Learning Objects, Assessment, Blended Learning, Pair Programming

1. Introduction

Learning objects [LOs] (Wiley 2000a) are a new design concept for “learning content”: digital entities suitable for reuse. Instructional Designers build small instructional components that can be re-used in different contexts. An example learning object would be a short introduction to Boolean logic. This object could be incorporated into many subject areas: mathematics; philosophy; computing; engineering. Related objects could include a multiple choice test on simple propositional logic tautologies. Where a LO is designed for assessment it can be called an Assessment Learning Object [ALO].

Many of the different approaches to Instructional Design are based on software development methods. For a range of software development project types, traditional software engineering methods have begun to be regarded as too “heavyweight”, given their lack of flexibility. This led to the development of various "lightweight" or "agile" approaches to software design. Combinations of such approaches are often grouped under the title “eXtreme Programming” [XP] (Beck 2000). One of the most commonly used elements of XP is “Pair Programming”, which involves two programmers working on a small independent section of a program. One programmer “drives” the development, typing in the actual code, while the other combines the role of “navigator” (deciding which direction the “driver” takes next) with that of “driving instructor” (providing instant feedback and review of the code being produced). The two programmers periodically switch roles and, when necessary, brainstorm solutions to tricky sections.

At The University of Reading a blended learning (Lubega and Williams 2003) approach is taken to the separate modules: (leer más...)

Fuente: [ejel]

martes, 24 de mayo de 2005

[not] Helsinki, 2005

Conferences >>

Lifelong E-Learning
Bringing e-learning close to lifelong learning and working life:
a new period of uptake

EDEN 2005 Annual Conference
20-23 JUNE, 2005
Helsinki University of Technology
Helsinki, Finland

(leer más...)

Fuente: [eden-online]

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2005

[link] Universia, el modelo

Hace unos días dos instituciones celebraban conjuntamente su anivesario. La Universidad de Sevilla con 500 años a sus espaldas y Universia con tan sólo cinco. La joven Universia llevaba, sin embargo, 850 universidades socias procedentes en su mayoría de América Latina (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Perú, Puerto Rico, Uruguay y Venezuela) además del sistema universitario de España y Portugal, íntegramente representado. Hoy constituye un modelo de referencia, un camino que marca lo que se podría hacer en la sociedad de la información e Internet en nuestro país.

Universia nació en plena explosión de las "puntocom". No obstante, su evolución y desarrollo ha sido muy diferente a la mayoría de los "portales" que nacieron hace más de cinco años. Hace dos días en Sevilla, los Reyes decían ante más de 400 rectores: «no sólo es el mayor portal de educación e investigación en lengua española, sino también un ejemplo de los frutos que puede rendir la colaboración entre la iniciativa privada y la Universidad. Una colaboración a la que rendimos el homenaje de nuestro sincero reconocimiento». En términos muy elogiosos se refería igualmente un día antes el Presidente Rodríguez Zapatero. (leer más...)

Fuente: [noticias sobre internet]

[not] E-Learning de Proargentina

Enviado el Lunes, 23 de Mayo de 2005 por ExportaPymes

Apoyo al Exportador

Lanzamiento del Campus Virtual de Proargentina. Educación a distancia para PYMES a traves de internet. El Subsecretario Pyme, Federico Poli encabezará este 24 de mayo, el lanzamiento de esta herramienta que permitirá acercar Capacitación a todos los puntos del país, en forma efectiva y a disposición de los usuarios en cualquier momento del día y desde cualquier computadora con acceso a Internet.

Asimismo, este instrumento resulta fundamental para cumplir con los objetivos de mejora de la competitividad y la producción de las PyMEs exportadoras argentinas, acercándoles capacitación y entrenamiento de calidad a los empresarios del país.

El encuentro, que cuenta con el apoyo de la Cámara Argentina de Comercio Electrónico, será transmitido en vivo a través de la Sala de Videoconferencias de Proargentina a la que puede acceder desde el vinculo que se encuentra en la Página de Inicio del Portal (

Además, será posible interactuar, formular preguntas e inquietudes para los panelistas desde cualquier computadora.


- Lic. Federico Poli, Subsecretario de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa.
- Virgilio Tedin, Coordinador General de Comercio Exterior y Proargentina.
- Marcos Pueyrredon, Presidente de la Cámara Argentina de Comercio Electrónico.

Fecha y lugar: Martes 24 de mayo las 11:30 en la sede de la Red Media Educativa, Florida 935, segundo piso. (leer más...)

Fuente: [exporta pymes]

[link] Learn for fun, learn for life

Across the country learning events and programmes are expertly designed to cater for all needs and tastes, and are offering everything from computing to samba, says Richard Louden

When it comes to devising events for Adult Learners Week, Scotland’s public and voluntary agencies can draw on a wealth of experience which is deployed year in, year out to create adult education programmes for all needs and tastes.

They may even enlist local celebrities to generate maximum publicity. The North-East Scottish Adult Learning Partnership, which links Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils with local universities and colleges, Careers Scotland and First Group, recently involved Aberdeen FC players in the official launch of its 2005 diary of events at Pittodrie Stadium.

Rhonda Fraser, marketing and media manager at Aberdeen College, said: “Thanks to the Partnership, we have produced a diary with more than 180 activities, many of which would not have been possible but for institutions working together, combining their resources and activities. We have forged valuable links that will drive Adult Learners Week in years to come.” (leer más...)

Fuente: [sunday herald]

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2005

[not] III Certamen InterCampus


Por tercer año consecutivo, CampusRed convoca el Certamen InterCampus de Investigación y Docencia en la Red. El plazo de inscripción, iniciado este mes de marzo, estará abierto hasta noviembre. A través de este certamen, CampusRed desea premiar a los miembros de la comunidad universitaria de España, Portugal y América Latina que incorporen, como una parte vital de su docencia, el uso de tecnologías innovadoras y, en especial, de Internet.

Para facilitar este trabajo, CampusRed pone a disposición de quienes lo necesiten una plataforma de trabajo de libre acceso y fácil uso, sin limitaciones de espacio y dotada de las herramientas más avanzadas para la creación de contenidos didácticos y la realización de actividades docentes y de investigación. Asimismo, el equipo de la Oficina Técnica del Certamen estará a disposición de los participantes durante todo el proceso para orientarlos y proporcionarles toda la ayuda que puedan necesitar.
¡ Inscríbete ! (leer más...)

Fuente: [campusred]

[not] Se lanza dokeos 1.6 beta

Dokeos 1.6 release notes
From Dokeos
Here we describe some important changes in Dokeos 1.6. For a complete list of changes, please see the roadmap.

Dokeos 1.6 beta
IMPORTANT The Dokeos 1.6 beta releases are unstable releases designed to let the community experiment with new features and give us feedback and bug reports. They should not be used on production servers. It is possible to upgrade from Dokeos 1.5, 1.5.4 and 1.5.5 to Dokeos 1.6 beta or Dokeos 1.6 beta, but this feature has not been tested enough yet, do not use it and expect everything to work perfectly. Some bugs have already been reported.

The beta release contains some known bugs. We have been improving the security in Dokeos and are eliminating the need for register globals to be on. This process is not entirely done, for instance the forum, exercise, and learning path tools are not completely ready yet. All bug reports are welcome, also for these tools.

Please report bugs in the Bus Dokeos 1.6 beta part of the Dokeos forum (, this way you help us fix the bugs and release a stable 1.6.

What's new?
More complete translations - thanks to the new translation tool (, it's now possible to make translations via a web browser. Because the process is easier - but still labour intensive - many translations are more up to date than ever. The beta release does not include the latest translations yet, you'll need to download these from the translation website. For Dokeos 1.6 stable release, we will automatically provide the latest translations available at release time.

Questionmark™ ligado a Dokeos™

Questionmark, una compañía de software de prueba y de gravamen anunció que la comunidad de Dokeos ha integrado Questionmark™ Perception™ con el sistema de gerencia del aprender y de la colaboración Dokeos™. Vea el aviso completo. (leer más...)

Fuente: [dokeos]

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2005

[link] Portal de Nuevas Tecnologías para el Aprendizaje Activo

Grupo de Innovación Educativa en Nuevas Tecnologías

Bienvenidos al Portal del Grupo de Innovación Educativa en Nuevas Tecnologías para el Aprendizaje Activo.

Este portal pertenece al Grupo de Innovación Educativa Tecnologías y herramientas TIC para el soporte de metodologías docentes de tipo activo e incluye información sobre los siguientes aspectos:

Objetivos del Grupo de Innovación
Acciones a realizar
Recursos utilizados

(leer más...)

Fuente: [Grupo de Innovación Educativa en Nuevas Tecnologías]

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2005

[tab] VII Simpósio Internacional de Informática Educativa

Esta é a 7ª edição do Simpósio Internacional de Informática Educativa que se vem realizando alternadamente em Espanha e Portugal. Este evento já tem uma trajectória e um prestígio reconhecidos, tendo-se convertido num fórum de referência e num ponto de encontro para os grupos de investigação, grupos de desenvolvimento, utilizadores e instituições do espaço Iberoamericano.
O Simpósio pretende proporcionar a apresentação dos últimos avanços na investigação e na aplicação das Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação no campo da Educação, colocando em contacto grupos de investigação internacionais para partilhar experiências de investigação, assim como colocar em contacto utilizadores finais com os investigadores e pessoas envolvidas no desenvolvimento de software educativo.
Convidamos todos os interessados a submeter os seus trabalhos, tendo em vista uma possível apresentação no Simpósio. (leer más...)

Fuente: [siie05]

martes, 17 de mayo de 2005

[link] 2a Jornada de Usabilidad en Sistemas de Información. La usabilidad en el ámbito de la documentación

Potenciar la usabilidad de un sitio web es fundamental para aumentar el éxito de la experiencia del usuario.

En esta jornada prestigiosos expertos en la materia repasarán desde un punto de vista eminentemente práctico los diferentes elementos a tener en cuenta para que los usuarios se sientan satisfechos con nuestro sitio web.
"Usabilidad en sistemas de información: los expertos responden". Entrevista realizada por Mari Carmen Marcos y Carles Gibernau, publicada a El Profesional de la información (núm. 2, marzo-abril 2005, p. 150-156)

Lunes, 23 de mayo de 2005

Salón de Actos
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Avinguda Drassanes 3-5

Objetivos de la jornada

? Conocer el estado actual del concepto de usabilidad en sitios web.

? Revisar el concepto de arquitectura de la información.

? Dar las las claves para diseñar sitios web usables y accesibles.

? Propocionar las pautas para profundizar en el conocimiento de los usuarios.

? Presentar casos reales de aplicación de los conceptos de arquitectura de información. (leer más...)

Fuente: []

[link] II Jornada Campus Virtual UCM


La II Jornada Campus Virtual UCM se celebrará en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid los días 2 y 3 de Junio de 2005 con el objetivo de continuar el foro de discusión y trabajo iniciado en la I Jornada celebrada el curso pasado. Profesores e investigadores tendrán ocasión de intercambiar ideas y experiencias sobre el desarrollo de sus actividades docentes e investigadoras en el Campus Virtual de la UCM (CV-UCM) y sobre las actividades de investigación en e-learning de los grupos de la UCM.
Se anima a los profesores e investigadores de la UCM y otras universidades o centros de investigación, a participar aportando su conocimiento y experiencia en esta II Jornada: en los debates, mesas redondas y/o con el envío de comunicaciones y comunicaciones breves que traten sobre alguno de los temas de trabajo de la Jornada. La fecha límite para el envío de comunicaciones es el 3 Mayo ( ampliado hasta el 9 de Mayo ). Las comunicaciones aceptadas se publicarán en un libro con ISBN, como actas de la II Jornada.
Los asistentes a la Jornada pueden inscribirse mediante el Formulario de inscripción que estará disponible a partir del 1 de Mayo hasta el 31 Mayo.

Cómo integrar la investigación y docencia universitaria en CV-UCM:

* Utilizar los resultados, o los procesos implicados en la investigación, para apoyar la docencia mediante el Campus Virtual
* Utilizar el Campus Virtual como apoyo a la docencia presencial
* Utilizar los recursos del Campus Virtual como apoyo a la investigación

(leer más...)


lunes, 16 de mayo de 2005

[tab]Towards a Learning Society - eLearning in eEurope 2005 19-20 May 2005


In support of the revitalisation of the Lisbon agenda to become the world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010, the European Commission is organising a conference on eLearning which will take place in Brussels on 19-20 May 2005. The conference will bring together a cross section of the various stakeholders involved in eLearning in Europe, and will provide the perfect forum for sharing experiences, exchanging good practices and taking stock of the added value of using ICT in education and training.

While the European Union enjoys one of the highest levels of education and has the necessary investment capacity, there is much progress yet to be made in the use of new information and communication technologies. The conference will reflect on the need to reform education and training systems for the knowledge society, promoting digital literacy, e-skills, the upskilling of the workforce and lifelong learning for all.

The conference is structured such that it will:

* Provide a vision of European eLearning policies;
* Take stock of the situation existing today;
* Work towards developing a forward looking approach.

Learning and the use of ICT will be examined from a number of complementary perspectives:

Education - supporting the development of key life skills and competencies; (leer más...)

Fuente: []

[art] From Course Management to Curricular Capabilities:A Capabilities Approach for the Next-Generation CMS. Van Weigel

This article appears as chapter 12 in Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy, edited by Patricia McGee, Ali Jafari, and Colleen Carmean. Copyright 2005, Idea Group Inc. Reprinted by permission. Van Weigel is Professor of Ethics and Economic Development at Eastern University.

The contemporary course management system (CMS) is both a blessing and curse for our evolving understanding of the value of e-learning technologies within the context of higher education.

The upside of the CMS is that popular e-learning platforms like WebCT™ and Blackboard™ have provided faculty with an array of user-friendly tools for the rapid publication of course content and management. This has increased our collective knowledge base about successful online practices and the readiness, or lack thereof, of specific student populations for this mode of educational delivery. However, the downside of the CMS is that it canalizes our collective creativity by forcing e-learning technologies into the familiar classroom categories of lectures, discussions, and exams (with an occasional opportunity to chat with the professor or other students “after class”). The overall effect of these developments is that many educators and administrators are locked into a “classroom on steroids” model of e-learning that is more preoccupied with the categories of accessibility and convenience than pedagogical effectiveness and skill development. (leer más...)

Fuente: []

sábado, 14 de mayo de 2005

[not]Jornada de e-learning. Sevilla. 25 Mayo.

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Fuente: [ingenia]

viernes, 13 de mayo de 2005

[emp]Invertirán 1,5 millones para formar a profesionales turísticos

El grupo GDT impartirá seis cursos sobre creación de cartas, venta de habitaciones o fomentar la calidad

Formación Digital, compañía del Grupo GDT especializada en el desarrollo y ejecución de cursos de formación continua vía 'e-learning' para profesionales, prevé invertir 1,5 millones de euros en proyectos de acciones formativas enfocadas hacia el sector turístico.

Con esta dotación presupuestaria, que se ejecutará a lo largo del trienio 2005-2008, la empresa del Grupo GDT prevé consolidar su presencia en el mercado español y penetrar en los mercados de América Latina, donde se han realizado experiencias piloto.

La primera etapa de este programa finalizó recientemente mediante la inversión de 500.000 euros en la configuración de un paquete didáctico con seis nuevos cursos para mandos turísticos intermedios, que se añaden a la oferta previa donde hay acciones formativas centradas en idiomas, gestión empresarial, habilidades directivas o manejo de programas informáticos concretos, según señalaron desde la empresa.

Primera actuación

En total, esta primera actuación, culminada en abril, requirió más de 10.000 horas de trabajo, desarrolladas a lo largo de seis meses por parte de un equipo multidisciplinar compuesto por una veintena de profesionales, entre ellos programadores, animadores infográficos, expertos en audio y vídeo, guionistas, diseñadores, ilustradores y un especialista en materia turística por cada una de las acciones formativas previstas. (leer más...)

Fuente: [diario sur]

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2005

[link] Corporates re-think generic e-learning.Elearnity | Cirencester, UK | 11-May-2005.

Elearnity, Europe 's leading Corporate Learning Analyst, today announced research concluding that large corporate adopters are changing their approach and contractual commitments for generic e-learning to better focus the value proposition. Corporates are focusing on driving recurrent usage around a narrow set of generic titles linked to major business initiatives, and are increasingly adopting non-traditional forms of e-learning such as on-line reference materials for on-demand learning support to an often sceptical audience.

Elearnity, Europe 's leading independent Learning Analyst, today announced research concluding that large corporate adopters are changing their approach and contractual commitments for generic e-learning content to better focus the value proposition. Based on analysis of background research discussions together with conclusions from a recent Elearnity Forum corporate roundtable on E-learning Content, Elearnity has concluded that whilst vendors have largely focused on growing the breadth of their curriculum through acquisition and expansion of catalogue, big catalogues are seemingly not the primary drivers of usage and value for corporates. Elearnity analysis of corporate activity is showing: (leer más...)

Fuente: [trainingpressreleases]

[link] TDT drives e-learning initiatives

TDT is proud to announce the appointment of Cinthia Del Grosso as an Industry e-learning Advocate for the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's ‘Engaging Industry' Project.

For the past three years in her role as National Project Manager with TDT Australia, Cinthia has worked to expand the e-learning knowledge of Australia's transport and logistics industry workers – a reasonable challenge when one considers her ‘target market' are themselves on the move via road, sea or air for most of the working day!

TDT Australia is the Industry Skills Council for Transport and Logistics and sets the training agenda for all competencies required in the industry.

"Mobile or m-learning is still in its infancy in Australia," Cinthia says.

"But through the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs), pocket personal computers (PCs) and mobile (or Smart) phones, it's an exciting educational phenomenon which is really beginning to take a firm hold of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system." (leer más...)

Fuente: [supply chain]

martes, 10 de mayo de 2005

[link] India, Inc. swears by virtual campuses Add to Clippings.R RAGHAVENDRA

Sign into earnIndiatimes points
BANGALORE: Corporate India is embracing the Internet and the Intranet beyond just e-mails and information gathering.

A constant need to update and educate employees in order to keep them abreast of the latest trends in their business is leading to a faster adoption of e-learning. IDC estimates the e-learning market to touch $23 billion by the end of 2005 from the present $15 billion.

“India has just woken up to e-learning. The three key components to e-learning are technology (enterprise application), content and services,” says Karthik K.S., co-founder and managing director, 24X7 Learning, a Bangalore-based e-learning company. (leer más...)


[link] Mobile e-learning via phone achieves real success with the young

Key findings from mobile e-learning trials are published this month by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) in a report Mobile technologies and learning.

This report presents some innovative ideas on how mobile technologies, such as smartphones and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), can be useful learning aids - particularly with young people who have not succeeded through traditional education.

The report contains the findings of a three-year pan-European research and development project, called m-learning, that set out to investigate whether mobile technologies can engage ‘hard to reach’ young people (the ‘NEETs’ group) in learning, and help those with literacy and numeracy difficulties. The project ended with the largest trials of mobile learning materials and systems conducted to date, involving nearly 250 young people (aged 16- 24) in the UK, Italy and Sweden. Most were unemployed, many had dropped out of education (or were considered to be at risk of doing so) and some were homeless or travellers.

The two mobile devices most used in the project were
(1) hybrid PDA/phone devices running the Pocket PC operating system (the XDA II) and
(2) hybrid phone/PDA devices running the Symbian operating system (Sony Ericsson P800/P900s). Although these devices are more sophisticated than the cheaper mobile phones used by most people, sales are soaring and it is likely that they will become affordable for many young people in the near future. (leer más...)

Fuente: [publictechnology]

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2005

[tab] Conferencia Internacional de Educación a Distancia

Lcda. Marta Mena
Consejo Internacional de Educación Abierta y a Distancia (ICDE)

Nos satisface en gran manera darles la bienvenida a esta Conferencia Internacional de Educación a Distancia. Invitamos a toda la comunidad académica internacional, particularmente la de habla hispana, a participar en este encuentro de educadores, administradores y estudiosos de esta alternativa educativa, mediante investigaciones, ponencias, propuestas y discusiones. Estos intercambios electrónicos quedarán disponibles, una vez finalizada la Conferencia para el uso de estudiantes e investigadores del tema.

Agradecemos al Centro de Excelencia Académica de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras por su visión y determinación en el logro de Conferencia con el lema: Las Nuevas Fronteras de la Educación a Distancia. Así también deseamos expresar nuestro agradecimiento a los ponentes magistrales y a los participantes de las discusiones y propuestas. Gracias a todos los participantes, bienvenidos y mucho éxito en esta nueva gesta en beneficio de todos los educadores y estudiantes.

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Fuente:[Conferencia Internacional de Educación a Distancia]


Francisco Andrés García Martínez
La calidad de la educación virtual a examen

¿Cómo se gesta su libro 'La Calidad de la Educación Virtual a Examen'?
Este libro es el resultado de cuatro años de intenso trabajo desarrollado entorno a la idea de evaluar la calidad de los materiales curriculares y de las unidades didácticas del programa de Formación de Directivos de Instituciones Educativas (FODIE), en cuyo diseño y desarrollo participé activamente como miembro del grupo de investigación AREA del Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar de la Universidad de Granada.
Los comienzos de esta andadura tienen lugar en 1998, en un momento en el que existen diversas propuestas de educación a distancia y de teleformación basadas en el empleo de las TIC y en el que hay poco investigado y poco escrito acerca de la evaluación de los materiales curriculares y las unidades didácticas, empleadas en los procesos de Teleenseñanza y de Autoaprendizaje.

¿Cuál es el propósito de esta obra?
Difundir los resultados de una investigación que se inicia con el propósito de determinar la calidad de las unidades didácticas hipermedia del programa FODIE y de los elementos curriculares que las integran, de manera que partiendo de unos criterios sólidos fundamentados en la información recogida a lo largo del proceso evaluador, contribuyera a la introducción de elementos de mejora y el aumento de su calidad y fiabilidad.
Igualmente trato de apuntar la posibilidad de empezar a utilizar un lenguaje nuevo en relación a la calidad y a la fiabilidad de los materiales curriculares y de las unidades didácticas de las propuestas educativas de educación virtual, concibiéndose un material o una unidad didáctica de calidad como aquel o aquella que responde a las expectativas que sus creadores tenían, en relación a su utilidad y comportamiento; mientras que el concepto de fiabilidad está relacionado con el mantenimiento de la calidad a lo largo del tiempo. Siempre teniendo en cuenta que un material curricular o una unidad didáctica de educación virtual no es un objeto cerrado y acabado, sino todo lo contrario. Es un elemento vivo, flexible, que puede ser modificado en cualquier momento y en función de su comportamiento a lo largo del desarrollo de los procesos de teleenseñanza y de autoaprendizaje. (leer más...)

Fuente: [ensenet]

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2005

[not] Corporate class in cyberspace

e-learning is slowly gaining ground as companies try to save time and costs.
Shobhana Subramanian / Mumbai May 4, 2005

Sanjaya Sharma
Two years ago, a couple of software engineers at Patni Computers had to be urgently trained for a critical application assignment. With no skilled personnel in India, the only trainer Patni had available was in Singapore.

But with the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic raging there, there was no way he could wing his way down.

So what happened? Thanks to the e-learning systems installed by Patni, he could train the engineers in time so that they could complete the work for their client.

Patni isn’t the only company that is taking recourse to e-learning. Today, e-learning encompasses all aspects of life, and is used for induction programmes, sales training or softskills, computer applications, medical courses for nurses and paramedics or to work towards a degree in law or history.

And if you thought that only IT firms were cashing in on their inherent technology strengths, think again – manufacturing firms too are using e-learning tools for, yes, the shop floor. (leer más...)

Fuente: [business-standard]

Corregido enlace : 1 Septiembre 2011 (leer más...)

viernes, 6 de mayo de 2005

[not] Workshop on e-learning management.By A Staff Reporter

MUSCAT — A two-day workshop on a new e-learning management system, ‘Moodle’ has concluded at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

Moodle is a high quality learning management system (LMS), which the SQU Centre for Educational Technology (CET), is currently evaluating alongside WebCT as an e-learning platform as it is understood that it is easy for teachers to use and provides more flexibility in teaching than other systems. At present WebCT is being used for e-learning at SQU.

Two e-learning experts from Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), New Zealand ran the workshop.

John Clayton, manager of the e-learning initiatives at WINTEC, addressed the first session, “Why Moodle?” explaining the advantages of the system. Clayton said: “One of the clear benefits of an open source system is that it can be easily modified to include customised features of particular benefit to each institute. The absence of any licensing costs also means that more funds can be spent on the preparation of educational material. This benefits local students rather than overseas investors, and also means that smaller education institutes are able to avail themselves of a quality e-learning management system.” (leer más...)

Fuente: [timesofoman]

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2005

[link] E-Learning Winter Olympics - Winners Announced FREE.By Prudent Press Agency

New York, NY -- e-Learning courses were evaluated by a panel of judges from the software, training and education industries. Winners were announced, with gold, silver and bronze finalists each receiving a prize.

ScribeStudio today announced the winners of the e-Learning Winter Olympics. The Olympics were an opportunity for Subscribers to showcase the online courses they created with ScribeStudio’s e-Learning toolkit. Subscribers had a month to work on their courseware before presenting to a panel of judges.

Finalists were selected from a wide range of industries, from high school language departments, to large manufacturing companies performing customer and sales training online.

Drumroll please…The Gold medal, and a Dell computer, goes to Jeremy Arntsen, Senior Implementation Services Specialist with Friedkin Information Technology, a Houston-based technology firm. The purpose of the Friedkin e-Learning program, located at, is to train employees on new software applications. (leer más...)

Fuente: [prudent press agency]

[emp] Alcatel delivers a two-way satellite broadband Internet access network for Saudi Arabia

Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced the delivery of a ''DSL in-the-Sky'' broadband access satellite gateway and associated terminal equipment to the Almisehal Group of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia: 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
The Almisehal Group will operate a broadband access service on behalf of the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC).

Via this contract, the Almisehal Group - which will be responsible of the satellite gateway operation, its support and all terminal equipment - will develop STC's broadband service provider business in Saudi Arabia. They will be able to offer Internet web browsing, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and e-learning services to schools, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and private homes throughout the Kingdom. (leer más...)


miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2005

[not]Hilton International Wins Middle East E-Learning Award for GlobalEnglish Online English Program

BRISBANE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/03/2005 -- GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced that its client Hilton International has been selected for a Middle East Learning & Technology Award, in the category of Most Creative Implementation of an E-Learning Strategy.

"The success that Hilton International has achieved in improving the English communication skills of its front-line employees stands as an example for all global learning programs," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish® President and CEO. "The data on productivity improvements is impressive, but more importantly, Hilton International has been successful in deploying a learning program that is aligned to a key business objective -- fulfillment of its brand promise to deliver excellent customer service."

The awards program was sponsored by Xpert Learning, a consultancy on integrated e-learning solutions, in collaboration with the organizers of the Middle East Learning & Technology Conference in Dubai, UAE, on April 5 and 6, 2005. Winners were announced during the event's closing ceremony on April 6. (leer más...)

Fuente: [market wire]

martes, 3 de mayo de 2005

[art] Elements of Group Interaction in a Real-Time Synchronous Online Learning-By-Doing Classroom Without F2F Participation.Mia Lobel, Michael Neubauer, Randy Swedburg


Individuals interacting as a community of learners were observed constructing transformative knowledge in an interactive, real-time eClassroom designed and implemented for teaching a university level course at the Applied Human Sciences Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. The three academic credits eCourse, eAHSC/230 ‘INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS,’ was taught without face-to-face interactions, and by using the Department’s ‘learning-by-doing’ pedagogy in the Fall/2001. Interactive Diagrams of a typical one-hour segment show a dynamic community engaged in inquiry based learning and reflective practice. It was observed that online real-time, instantaneous interactions are ‘parallel’ in nature, as opposed to ‘face-to-face’ interactions that are seen as ‘serial’. ‘Parallel’ communication enhanced the perceived worth of the group to be many times the sum of the worth of its individuals. It is this synergy that made collaborative learning attractive to and effective for the participants. A new paradigm called “Perceived Anonymity of Self to Other” is proposed. Related to this phenomenon, the concept of ‘privacy zone’ is introduced. The implications for human development training, in academia, in the helping professions, and in organizational or professional development are considered.

The scope of definitions and models available to describe Distance Education accurately reflects the rapid growth and change occurring in the field. Steiner (1995) discusses two categories of distance education delivery systems, synchronous and asynchronous. She identifies synchronous instruction as requiring the simultaneous participation of all students and instructors and describes interaction in “real time” as an advantage of synchronous instruction. Steiner (1995) identifies an element of Distance Education to be “the separation of teacher and learner during at least a majority of each instructional process” (¶ 3). Synchronous interactions based instructional delivery may not constrain the participants to be physically present at the same location, but it does impose on participants a set time schedule.

The ‘Models of Distance Education, A Conceptual Planning Tool,’ developed by University of Maryland University College for the University System of Maryland Institute for Distance Education (USM, 1997) explores the application of various pedagogies to distance learning environments and offers a more inclusive overview:

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Fuente:[usdla journal]

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2005


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TARIFAS (leer más...)

Fuente: [teleedu05]

domingo, 1 de mayo de 2005

[emp] ENTEL Chile incursionó en el e-learning a través del outsorcing

A través de la modalidad de outsorcing, ENTEL Chile se asoció a Competir para capacitar en forma virtual a más de 500 empleados en seis programas específicos de competencias on-line.

El escenario actual requiere de la permanente actualización de las competencias de los empleados. Ofrecer mejores prestaciones y servicios a los clientes se logra de la mano de una mejora en la formación de los recursos humanos. Por esta razón , ENTEL Chile eligió a la empresa argentina Competir como proveedora de su solución de e-learning para los empleados de todas sus sucursales en Chile.

Los usuarios que ingresen a la Escuela virtual de ENTEL podrán capacitarse en seis programas específicos de competencias on line desarrollados conjuntamente por Competir y ENTEL Chile.

De esta manera, Entel brinda una solución integral y escalable a más de 500 empleados de todo el país en una experiencia única a nivel regional.

Un servicio novedoso: outsourcing en e-learning (leer más...)

Fuente: [competir]