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#EarthOptimism2018

The Smithsonian’s Conservation Commons team would like to invite you to participate in our 2018 Earth Optimism digital event, #EarthOptimism2018, by joining us for our free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Workshop on edX.org.  About the MOOC Workshop #EarthOptimism2018 is a five-session online workshop focused on identifying conservation success stories and learning to share them on…

Distractive or Educative? Social Media and eLearning

eLearning specialists have listed a number of advantages offered by social media such as: multiple-level interaction, reduction or elimination of classroom time, boosting participation and collaboration, new job opportunities, opportunities for the development of online communities consisting of people with common training experiences. However, a growing body of research is providing conflicting evidence on the…

MOOC : Compétences pour l’employabilité

2 Mars 2018 Ouverture de l’inscription au MOOC « Compétences pour l’Employabilité » Le MOOC, « Compétences pour l’Employabilité », est développé par l’Université Virtuelle Africaine (UVA), en partenariat avec L’African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) dans le cadre du projet « Compétences pour l’Employabilité » financé par Gouvernement Canadien. Ce MOOC est destiné aux jeunes diplômés(ées) qui cherchent à se…

Call for Papers DELConference

1st International Conference on Open Distance and eLearning 9th – 10th July 2018 Makerere University, Main Hall We are accepting abstracts of papers for the 1st Distance Education Leapfrogging Conference, which is aimed at sharing and discussing recent developments in the use of Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) technologies to promote Sustainable Development. Abstracts should…

2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2018. Download the infographic below…

Digital publishing at the African Virtual University: Creating more opportunities for scholarly publishing for African ODeL researchers and implications for policy-making

Since the integration of Open, Distance and eLearning (ODeL) into mainstream educational landscape in Africa in the 1990s, its impact on learning and teaching processes and environments is still a relatively unknown territory. This is why AVU’s initiative to establish a scholarly journal solely dedicated to research on ODeL is a welcome development for accomplished…

Open Access Publishing: The AVU Online Journal

Open access publishing is an alternative publishing and distribution model that makes scholarly research literature—most of which is already funded by taxpayers around the world—freely available to the public online, without restrictions. Harnessing the power of the internet, open access brings the results of academic research to unprecedented numbers of scientists, university professors, medical researchers,…

EPICA

Strategic Partnership for the co-design of an innovative and scalable ePortfolio ecosystem to improve the quality and visibility of skills The project aims at contributing in modernizing the educational and training systems of selected universities in Sub-Saharan countries, in order to i) allow the adaptation of new learning methods and competency-based education; ii) encourage the…

Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (JRODeL)

The AVU has launched and published the 1st Issue of its online peer-reviewed open-access journal entitled the Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (JRODeL), with support from the African Development Bank. JRODeL seeks to publish peer-reviewed articles on issues pertaining to open, distance and eLearning (ODeL). The term ODeL has been adopted and…