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Call for Chapters: Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases

Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases Publisher: Routledge (Imprint of Taylor and Francis Group) Call for Chapters – Proposals Due 30 October 2014 More than any other time in history, learners have access to a multitude of learning opportunities. In large part, greater availability of learning options is possible because of the Internet […]


Exclusive Interview with David Collery, CEO, CCKF (Realizeit)

Dr. Saba: How did you become interested in using technology for improving education and training? Mr. Collery: A background in teaching in disadvantaged high schools in Dublin for 15 years from 1970, where I saw the low expectation of both the environment and the students, made me determined to set the same teaching and learning […]


Exploring the Dimensions of Self-Efficacy in Virtual World Learning: Environment, Task, and Content

 This study explores the dimensionality of college students’ self-efficacy related to their academic activities in the open-ended virtual world of Second Life (SL). To do this, relevant dimensions of self-efficacy were theoretically derived, and items to measure these dimensions were developed and then assessed using a survey methodology. Using data from 486 students enrolled in […]

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Does the Online Environment Promote Plagiarism? A Comparative Study of Dissertations from Brick-and-Mortar versus Online Institutions

In recent years, there has been a concern that the Internet has been contributing to a growth in student plagiarism. This paper reports on a study aimed at investigating if there were differences between plagiarism levels in doctoral dissertations submitted by students enrolled at traditional, brick-and-mortar institutions and those by students attending online counterparts. A […]


Baroness Lane-Fox installed as sixth Chancellor of The Open University

Co-Founder of and digital pioneer, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, has become the sixth Chancellor of The Open University (OU). Martha Lane Fox delivered her inaugural speech as Chancellor at an official installation ceremony today (Wednesday 10 September 2014). Open University Press Release


Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Wearable technology has entered the mainstream. The Apple Watch, announced on Tuesday, ushers in the possibility that, one day soon, campuses across the country will contend with students who are literally attached to their gadgets. Wired Campus Full Article


Download Report: International Institue of Educational Planning Medium Term Strategy 2014-2017

IIEP’s vision is rooted in the understanding that education is a basic human right. No child, youth or adult should be excluded from learning opportunities that will allow him or her to live decently, access and exercise their rights, and engage in civic life. IIEP is particularly concerned with expanding quality education to provide equitable […]

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Revisiting the “Sleeping Giant” Metaphor: Is It Still Sleeping in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Is It Still Really a Giant?

In order to revisit Martorella’s metaphor of technology as a sleeping giant this paper analyzes data collected over multiple years in order to provide a portrait of how preservice teachers make sense of and choose (if at all) to integrate digital technologies within their internship classrooms.  Findings indicate that in the Commonwealth of Virginia, within […]


What Does the Eye See? Reading Online Primary Source Photographs in History

This exploratory study looks at how a sample of preservice teachers and historians read visuals in the context of school history. The participants used eye tracking technology and think-aloud protocol, as they examined a series of online primary source photographs from a virtual exhibit. Voluntary participants (6 students and 2 professional historians) were recruited at […]

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Free webinar, facing the challenges in Open Educational Resources for Less Used Languages

A forthcoming webinar on 19 September presents a great opportunity to connect around Educational Resources (OER) for Less Used Languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture.  International Council for Open and Distance Education Press Release