Welcome to the year 2014's 1st weekly digest with Dr. Rod Berger for EdTechReview and Core of Education.
2013 was great for all of us and was even better for those who stayed with us and listened to our great informative weekly digests and the other content.
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This infographic covers detailed information related to OCW’s programs, mission, goals and its impact on education.
MIT's OpenCourseWare, the flagship institution of the OCW movement, is a large-scale web-based publication of MIT undergraduate and graduate-level course material that is and openly available online. It began in April 2001, and has since had 131 Million downloads by 93 Million visitors.
Coursera and Udacity, founded by Stanford Professors, are now leading MOOC resource providers. Let me share a few important things regarding the infographic "The Minds behind the MOOCs”.
The year 2012 was dubbed as, "Year of the MOOCs"
Coursera drew a million users after just 4 months of launching. It took Twitter 2 Years to reach a million users.
21st century students live in a world that keeps on changing from time to time faster than ever before. The classrooms in which we were taught are not exactly the classrooms in which we’re about to teach; there have been significant changes in the practices of teaching and learning of 21st century education system. Administrators must be aware of changes in practices, demands and goals of education system day by day.
Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. It supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly. It’s a fully editable website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
Despite all reforms that have taken place since independence in the field of education, Education system in India still faces many challenges.
Challenges that emanates from the enormity of young population that needs to be educated, inflexibility in education system that makes it resistant to change and multiplicity of language which expects transaction of knowledge not in one or two but in many languages.
In response to needs expressed by the Commonwealth countries of the Asian region for a more effective utilization of educational media resources for Distance Learning, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) established Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in the year 1994.