Dr. Don OThe New Political Games Make a Point
Source: The Washington Post (By Mike Musgrove)
Okay, wonks: Think you know how the [US] political game works? Now you can actually play it, or at least one part of it, from within the window of a computer browser. A new, free game [ The Redistricting Game http://www.redistrictinggame.org ] developed by a team at the University of Southern California makes a simple, quickly graspable point for those of us with short attention spans: It's not always the issues that determine the outcome of an election; it's how the congressional district map was drawn in the first place. This educational diversion, targeted partly at high school classrooms, is part of an emerging genre of games designed to make a social or political point while educating players about a real-world situation.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Breaks New Ground With Innovative Online Courses
Source: American Digital Networks
Also, McGraw-Hill's courses are compliant with accepted industry standards (SCORM) for online education and address government standards regarding ...
Making History on CBS "The Early Show"
Videogames That Teach: Daniel Sieberg reports on his visit to a school in rural Indiana, where teacher David McDivitt's history classes are doing great things with Making History. He wants nothing more than to make his students excited about learning. His quest has taken him to applying and perfecting the use of video games like MAKING HISTORY and the SIMS as a teaching tool. Along the way he has attracted the attention of the educational press (THE Journal named him Innovative Teacher of the Year in 2006) and general press, from the Peru (Indiana) Tribune to USA Today. His work with games was featured in this captivating segment on the Morning Show on CBS. It aired on March 28th.
Wimba Announces Integration with Moodle
New York, NY - (June 6, 2007) - Wimba, the education technology company that helps people teach people, today announced that its collaborative software for online education integrates with Moodle, an Open Source virtual learning environment. Integration with Moodle simplifies institutional deployment of Wimba's rich collaborative technologies and reduces training and support for faculty. Wimba has invested in Moodle integration to assist its clients drive adoption of education technology.
Virtual tours offer trips through time
Educators, museums turn to 'virtual heritage' for 3-D recreations of sites
As technology improves and costs fall, educators, museums, and others increasingly are using video, animation, graphics, and other technology to depict historical sites virtually, in three dimensions--beyond what text, maps, and drawings can offer.
Apple Announces iTunes U on the iTunes Store ...Free Content From Top Universities Now Available
CUPERTINO, California--May 30, 2007--Apple® today announced the launch of iTunes® U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) featuring free content such as course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Duke University and MIT.
USAID supports e-Learning Macedonia
Representatives of the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) e-BIZ Project and the South East European University (SEEU) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum renews SEEU's Business Development Center's exclusive license for distributing SkillSoft online courses to Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro.
Europe of the regions: OpenLearn course
Source: Intute: Social Sciences
OpenLearn is a website produced by the Open University in the UK, that is making available free of charge thousands of hours of educational content to learners and educators interested in studying subjects at a higher education level. This section provides free access to an online course about the future development of Europe, focusing specifically on the regions and future of regional governance. It includes clearly defined learning outcomes; online readings; audio and video clips and exercises for self paced distance learning. There is an extensive list of references for further reading. Topics covered include: the growth of regionalism in the EU and whether the current political situation could be considered a Europe of the regions.
Africa: Will E-Learning Make Teachers Redundant?
Source: AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
The latest in information communication technology (ICT) with a focus on education, training and development was showcased. eLearning makes use of computers ...
Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit
The Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) is a tool that lets educators create an assignment out of any document in a SharePoint Document Library. Detailed assessment data from interactive assignments are supported through support for SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and Class Server formats; basic assignment and tracking functions are available for any electronic document.