iLearn Technology EDUBLOG

An informative Blog about integrating technology into the classroom from prolific blogger Kelly Tenkely a former teacher dedicating herself to improving education. iLearn Technology EDUBLOG

DML central blog

This collaborative blog and curated collection of free and open resources is produced by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, whose mission is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era. Check out DML centrals...

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog David Hopkins is a UK based Learning Technologist practitioner saying “I work alongside students, academics, and administrative staff to understand the uses of technology in Higher Education and to investigate the implications (and applications) of this technology on the ‘student experience’. “I connect with like-minded innovative individuals in the fields of eLearning, mLearning, Web 2.0, Collaboration, Blogging through many different forms of Social Media and Social Network websites, all based around my blogging activity” Check out the Technology Enhanced Learning...

Mozilla Open Badges Blog

A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned.Open Badges take that concept one step further, and allows you to verify your skills, interests and achievements through credible organizations. There you have it…..and you can read about it by checking out Mozilla Open Badges Blog We feel Badges are going to get more and more attention as e-portfolios...

edudemic

Edudemic is a vibrant and lively site full of advice for students and teachers and those interested in learning. This site covers edtech including hardware, software, social learning and provides guides to teachers as how to use the bamboozling range of edtech as it becomes ever more common popular in...

Educational Technology Guy

Free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips, educational topics, Personal Learning Networks, Project Based Learning, Google, Evernote, Discovery Education and more. In this blog, US based David Andrade (Chief Information Officer for an urban public school district in CT.) talks about educational technology, educational theory, educational pedagogy, and other topics related to these. As David says: “I teach Physics and Paramedic classes, so some times I’ll talk about those specific areas. I’ll also discuss 21st Century Skills and Education. I explore free educational technology resources, ways to integrate technology into the classroom, professional development, project based learning, and tips and resources for new teachers.” Check out David Andrade’s blog Educational Technology...

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Ideas for efficient and effective tech integration, created by Susan Oxnevad. Check out Susan’s blog This is a bright and quite brilliantly illustrated blog, focusing on Glog-ing, Google Docs for learning, learning tools and digital classrooms. Susan is US based, but hugely informative and clearly very passionate about education....

UK Publishes an "International Education Strategy"

The UK Government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a Policy paper entitled:International education strategy: global growth and prosperity, with the subtext stating to the paper: “Sets out how government and the education sector will build on UK strengths to take advantage of global opportunities.” The policy paper comes with a useful infographic illustrating just how important Education is to UK PLC. The paper focuses principally on the importance of education to the UK economy, and initially gives little recognition to the corporate e-learning sector. The policy paper is however fully appreciative and fulsome in its recognition of the UK’s lead in educational technologies. You can read the policy papers here or our summaryviews of its significance here on our...

2012-17 e-learning market predictions from GSV Advisors

New e-learning market size analysis published by Edtech Digest, from GSV ADVISORS. The report offers a summary of overall Global Education Expenditure, and this is broken down into a series of catagories including e-learning at K-12, Higher post secondary and Corporate, and this is repeated for the US market. The figures are very interesting, in showing likely growth levels to 2015 and gives a market size in 2017. So what do they tell us in global terms….. Well the global spend on education is estimated at $4450.9bn and is slated to grow at 7%, with K-12 growing at 6%, Post secondary at 8% and corporate and government also at 8%. E-learning is however slated to grow at 23%. This takes the e-learning market…globally from $90bn to $166.5 bn in 2015 and $255 bn in 2017. That is a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23% between 2012-17. That is impressive. The CAGRin the three areas of e-learning classified vary significantly. K-12 has 33% CAGR, Higher education 25% CAGR and corporate e-learning of only 8% CAGR. Education gaming is forecast to grow by 44% CAGR from $2.0bn to $7.4bn by 2017. So corporate e-learning is forecast to grow at the overall market rate of Corporate and Government learning as a whole and that’s 8% CAGR! This is quite disappointing for the corporate e-learning market and its worse in the USA as this is forecast at 5%, but we must console ourselves that the corporate and government learning market in total is only growing at 4% CAGR 2012-17. Our analysis of the numbers is limited, but one area we would highlight...

The eLearn Blog

The elearn blog from  elearn magazine, in the USA is largely discussion of content in the magazine but does cover other things such as conferences and the occasional expert.