ICVL 2015

Fundamentals | Horizon 2020 | Digital Agenda for Europe

Fundamentals of Virtual Learning and Technological Knowledge

ultrabook-300164cx03rl1003-2.jpg.rendition.cq5dam.thumbnail.160.80Intel® Education Solutions: The power to transform the classroom for the 21st century

Instructional designer, Ref.: http://www.instructionaldesign.org/index.html , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructional_design , http://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com

21st Century Academic Forum at Harvard - www.21caf.org/ | read more: http://www.c3.icvl.eu/2015/harvard

The theme - Teaching, Learning, and Research in the 'Just Google It' Age.

"The 21st Century Academic Forum is a global group of researchers and educators dedicated to supporting research that has the potential to influence the shaping of educational policy and practices to more effectively prepare students for the unique challenges of the 21st century. An overwhelming body of research indicates that students are leaving formal educational institutions inadequately prepared for the workforce and their lives in the knowledge-based economy".
Ref.: www.21caf.org/2015-hrd-conference-cfp.html
Objective: The primary aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of researchers and practitioners to encourage and support the development of a new framework for better understanding the dynamic and interconnected nature of education, research, business, and life in the age of ubiquitous statement 'Just Google It'. When it takes a mere few seconds to find information about almost any topic, researchers and practitioners need to consider the implications of instant access to information in our traditional system of instruction and assessment.

We encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives under three major topic tracks:

  1. teaching and learning in the 21st century;
  2. creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship;
  3. academic research for the 21st century.

European Union's ICT Policy Support Programme: ISE Project - Inspiring Science Education - logoThe new way of teaching science with eLearning - "Inspiring Science Education is all about providing the tools to make science education more challenging, more playful and above all more imaginative and inspiring for today’s students, the citizens of tomorrow’s world. Our mission in the Inspiring Science Education team is to provide digital resources and opportunities for teachers to help them make science education more attractive and relevant to students’ lives. Students will be inspired to use eTools and digital resources to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEMrelated subjects) in a practical, competitive and exciting way."

Ref.: http://www.inspiringscience.eu/ --> ICVL 2015 The 10th International Conference on Virtual Learning

"Powering Learning" BETT ExCeL London - http://www.bettshow.com/

  • BETT (the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show in the United Kingdom that showcases the use of information technology in education.
    Bett is acknowledged as the pre-eminent global meeting place for education and training professionals to buy, exchange ideas and learn about the best in educational products and services. The event is indispensable for anyone passionate about the transforming power of learning technology.
  • Bett exhibitors offer comprehensive content and tools for teaching and learning, data and management tools for leaders and administrators and a wide range of equipment, devices and infrastructure. With opportunities to experience and explore how technology can improve and enhance learning, attendees benefit from networking and a variety of workshops and seminars.

BETT attracts around 30,000 visitors from over 100 different countries including school leaders and practitioners as well as ICT. Around 700 technology companies who market to schools, colleges and education establishments exhibit at the show. A large number of seminars from well-known providers are held at BETT, which offer training (Continuing Professional Development) opportunities for education professionals.

Bett covers learning technology for:Primary, Secondary, Higher Education, Workplace Learning & Development.

Ref.: http://www.i2ieventsgroup.com/event/bett

The Bett Arena is the only place to hear first-hand from the world’s most exciting speakers, covering key topics in the education space. Internationally renowned experts in the field of learning and technology will share their knowledge and insights on new approaches to learning with Bett visitors.




Online EDUCA Berlin - http://www.online-educa.com/

educa-berlinThe International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training - The Largest Global E-Learning Conference for the Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors

  • In an environment which promotes international networking for all sectors ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the event for learning professionals to discover innovative solutions, absorb new thinking and bring home ideas in order to take action, implementing change in the field of learning and technology.
    Every year, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN attracts over 2000 learning professionals from more than 100 countries world-wide, making it the most comprehensive annual meeting place on ICT-enhanced learning and training.
  • ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. The diverse programme of parallel sessions and workshops explored a vast range of topics across the e-learning spectrum, from workplace training to e-health, video education to learning analytics, from hands-on skills building to trend analysis. Plenaries at the conference explored big data, education 3.0, life-long and global learning; the hugely popular, and widely copied, OEB debate battled over the motion “This house believes MOOCs are doomed”.Meanwhile, in the thronging exhibition area, participants discovered the latest services, products and trends on display from 84 international exhibitors.

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the front-running event for learning professionals to discover innovative solutions, absorb new thinking and bring home ideas in order to take action and implement change. Ref.: http://www.online-educa.com/OEB_Newsportal/

"Rethinking education by leveranging the eLearning pillar of the Digital Agenda for Europe" eLSE - http://www.elseconference.eu

The International Scientific Conference eLSE "eLearning and Software for Education" - organized by the Romanian Advanced Distributed Learning Association and National Defence University "Carol I", Bucharest, Romania

  • The purpose of the annual international scientific conference on "eLearning and software for education" is to enable the academia, research and corporate entities to boost the potential of the technology enhanced learning environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.
  • Panels - Innovative learning: technology-enhanced approaches and strategies; Technological innovations in e-learning; Management, quality assurance and assessment of e-learning systems;
    Best Practices supporting education and training; Ubiquitous & Immersive learning; Games based learning; Cultural dimensions of e-learning.
  • Workshops -Semantic and Collaborative Technologies for the Web; Innovative language learning; E-training for Sport Professionals; eLearning and Software for Education in Textiles; Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses.

The eLSE conference aims to promote original articles of basic research outcomes, experimental development, case studies and best practices, critical analysis and discussions, statistics, assessments and forecasts on Technology Enhanced Learning.

Ref.: http://www.elseconference.eu

A Europe 2020 Initiative: DIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE - http://ec.europa.eu/

Deploying Education Environments for the 21st Century
- http://www.intel.com/education

Educational Technology That Talks - http://www.edtechtalk.com

Online Masters in Educational Technology at Pepperdine University - https://mindmaps.wikispaces.com/
| Educational Technology: Promise and Problems

Collaborative Work and Online Education - https://mindmaps.wikispaces.com/
by prof. Margaret Riel

The Best Virtual Reality Information on Internet - http://vresources.org/

Kaleidoscope - the European research network shaping the scientific evolution of technology enhanced learning - www.noe-kaleidoscope.org/pub/

Bloom's Taxonomy and Web 2.0 tools by Samatha Penny
Web 2.0 is the read/write version of the internet; sometimes called the participatory web. We have collected a set of mostly FREE tools that students in the Learning Technologies program found useful.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Web 2.0 tools by Samatha Penny

Source: Margaret Riel, The Wikipedia of Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, WEB 2.0: The Web You Help Create As Well As Use - https://mindmaps.wikispaces.com/Collaborative+Tools

Howard Gardner- Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Read more:
- The Official Website of Multiple Intelligences Theory, http://multipleintelligencesoasis.org/
- Project Zer, http://www.pz.harvard.edu/
- The Good Project, http://www.thegoodproject.org
- Howard Gardner, http://howardgardner.com/

READ MORE: From Piaget and Vygotsky to Bloom and Gardner, http://c3.icvl.eu/2015/th-intel , http://c3.icvl.eu/2011/fundamentals

Technology, e-Learning, Research
  • Technology is increasingly being used both inside and outside the classroom. Embracing new technologies and finding optimal ways of harnessing their benefits is crucial to maximizing educational outcomes. However, in order to gain benefits from technologies it is important to have an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks to their usage, as well as ensuring that they are implemented in ideal ways. [1]
  • The field of learning is full of many theories, with many dating back over 60 years. However, the majority of the currently popular theories are based upon studies that have been conducted during the past 20 years. On the whole, these theories can be categorized into five main types: humanist, behaviourist, cognitive, social learning, and critical reflection. Each orientation has its strengths and limitations, and there are some situations when one theory might be more applicable than another. [2]
  • Early attempts to use technology in learning such as in 1924, with the Pressey Testing Machine, and Skinner’s Teaching Machine in 1954, met with a weak reception. It was commonly held that the high cost of technology would prevent their ubiquitous uptake as an educational tool. Things started to change with the invention of the personal computer in the 1970s. Then, in the early 1980s Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) and Computer-based training (CBI) began to emerge. Following this, in the 1990s websites were becoming commonly used to facilitate distance learning and learning management systems (LMS). [3]
  • E-learning is a fast and efficient way to spread knowledge to learners in different parts of the world. E-Learning uses the Internet or other digital content for learning and teaching activities, which takes full advantage of modern educational technology provided with a new mechanism of communication and resource- rich learning environment to achieve a new way of learning. In addition, e-learning can significantly reduce the time learners spend on learning and it also allows them to access a broader spectrum of learning materials in accordance with their individual competences and situation without the limitations of time and space. [1,4]

[1] Faten Karim, Robert Goodwin, "Using Cloud Computing in E-learning Systems", International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science & Technology (IJARCST), 2013, vol. 1, issue 1, http://www.ijarcst.com/doc/vol1-issue1/faten.pdf

[2] Deshler, J.D., E. Kiely, Facilitating Adult Learning: Sourcebook & Leader’s Guide. 1995: Cornell University", Cornell Instructional Materials Service.

[3] Petrina, S.,"Sidney Pressey and the automation of education", 1924-1934. Technology and Culture, 2004. 45(2): pp. 305-330.

[4] Liu, C.-H.,"The comparison of learning effectiveness between traditional face-to-face learning and e-learning among goal-oriented users", in Digital Content, Multimedia Technology and its Applications (IDC), 2010 6th International Conference
on 2010, IEEE.

About CNIV and ICVL: Strong scientific events create and promote values

CNIV and ICVL are scientific events promoting innovative technologies and methodologies in education, research and lifelong improvement, both in the pre-university and university milieu, and in the economic sector, too. Structured and organized by European principles and International standards, the two projects promote implementation of modern ideas in the initial education and continuous training, encourage and promote teamwork and collaborative activities, scientific methods and experiments, creative thinking and intuition, arguing, and proving.