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  • Challenges and Opportunities for Schools and Teachers in a Digital World
    go.nmc.org/smil
    This report describes the work and the outcomes of the Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE) Action Research Project, in which a group of European teachers collaborated to improve the understanding of the challenges and opportunities encompassed by social media for teachers and schools. Report from the industry, good ideas and links, but it does not look like research like we see it on the universities. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Nov 24, 2014 so I'm not a teacher but social media is about life and how we communicate and learn
  • DIGCOMP: A Framework for Developing and Understanding Digital Competence in Europe.
    https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/default/files/lb-na-26035-enn.pdf
    DIGCOMP is a report that presents presents the final findings of the DIGCOMP projects and proposes a framework for digital competence for all citizens. - Sam Sam Nov 10, 2014Excellent read. - stefan stefan Nov 13, 2014 - thih thih Nov 16, 2014 - Andreas.lund Andreas.lund Nov 24, 2014- sara.mortsell sara.mortsell Nov 18, 2014
  • Education Researcher to Teachers: Use Available Technology to Improve Student Achievement
    go.nmc.org/learnblend
    A case study of a Swedish physics educator's experience is used to show how a blended learning platform offers an effective method for formative assessment in the classroom.- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • Half the World Will Be Online By 2017
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/half-the-world-will-be-online-by-2017-2014-09-22
    There are now four economies (Monaco, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands) where penetration exceeds 40%, up from just one (Switzerland) in 2013. - Sam Sam Nov 10, 2014I believe it. - stefan stefan Nov 13, 2014
  • How the Post-2015 Agenda can have a Transformative Impact on life Skills and Livelihood
    http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2013/02/08-post-2015-agenda-robinson-anderson
    These fellows from the Center of Universal Education point out that the agenda for education for the 1.5 billion young people ages 12-24 (1.3 billion in developing countries) in this world will focus on transferable skills, facilitating the school-to-work transition, and strengthening the link between post-primary education and improve life and labor opportunities. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Nov 24, 2014
  • 'Innovation Index' Launched to Guide Ed-Tech Decisionmakers
    http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2013/07/innovation_index_launched_to_guide_edtech_decision_makers.html
    A report released today offers an "innovation index" meant to help school leaders and teachers, education company leaders, and investors determine whether digital innovations deliver on their promised classroom benefits. The index allows evaluators to rate digital products and services based on three broad criteria: pedagogy, system change, and the quality of the technology. - thih thih Nov 16, 2014
  • iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131210-ipad-learning-education-space-science/
    Research suggests that tablets could aid the study of many scientific concepts that are difficult to grasp, such as distance, time, and other large-scale subjects, Tablets can tap neurocognitive abilities that help students understand enormous scale and other difficult concepts.- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • Key Competences for Lifelong Learning
    http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/education_training_youth/lifelong_learning/c11090_en.htm
    This framework defines eight key competences and describes the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes related to each. - stefan.reppe stefan.reppe Nov 14, 2014- helena.kvarnsell helena.kvarnsell Nov 16, 2014
  • Mapping of Schools Relative to Bring Your Own Device
    go.nmc.org/kart
    This report outlines key issues relating to BYOD from Norwegian counties´ perspectives and discusses how schools can implement it. - stefan.reppe stefan.reppe Nov 14, 2014- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • National Education Portals
    http://utdanning.no is the official Norwegian national education and career portal and includes an overview of education in Norway and has more than 500 career descriptions.
    http://ottvas.no, The National Digital Learning Arena (NDLA) initiative, provides learning resources for some central subjects in upper secondary school. The resources are freely available to all. - thomas.skovgaard thomas.skovgaard Nov 14, 2014- helena.kvarnsell helena.kvarnsell Nov 16, 2014http://ffm.emu.dk På vidensportalen kan du finde de nye Fælles Mål og inspiration til hvordan du kan arbejde med læringsmål i fagene.
  • The National Reform Program: Denmark 2014
    http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/csr2014/nrp2014_denmark_en.pdf
    In the Council opinion on Denmark's National Reform Programme of 2013 it is recommended that Denmark take measures to improve the quality of vocational truing and increase the number of apprenticeships.- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years
    http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/neuroeducation-25-findings-over-25-years/
    To celebrate the progress of the neuroeducation field Open Colleges has compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years.
  • New OECD Report Leads to Questions about Educational Innovation
    http://internationalednews.com/tag/denmark/
    While the OECD has released a number of reports this year, their most recent report addresses the measurement of educational innovation at the classroom and school levels. Denmark came in first place, followed by Indonesia, Korea and the Netherlands. But this article discusses how educational innovation is difficult to measure.- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • The Norwegian Publishers Association Resources
    http://www.lmp.no
    Their ambition is to create a viable commercial solution for simple access to digital learning resources, and to simplify the distribution of digital learning content for primary, secondary and higher education. The portal’s distribution solution can be accessed by all content vendors and learning platforms.
  • Personal Learning Environments: E-Learning Papers
    http://openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/default/files/old/eLPapers_Issue35_EN.pdf
    PLEs are distinctly learner-centred and foster autonomous learning. PLEs are by no means isolated; they are interconnected in a digital ecosystem of media, tools and services. Instead of asking learners to navigate within one monolithic environment, PLEs act as a gateway to an open and connected learning experience.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Data Subjects: Findings from a Survey of EU Data Protection Officials on the Use of Cloud Services in Organisations
    go.nmc.org/safe
    This report recommends establishing codes of conduct for schools and cloud providers that include a binding pledge to ban the processing and secondary use of students’ personal information for advertising purposes. - ingrid.melve ingrid.melve Nov 14, 2014 DuBestemmer is a teaching resource about privacy and digital responsibility http://www.dubestemmer.no/en
  • Quantum Speedup for Active Learning Agents
    http://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.4.031002
    Can quantum mechanics help us build intelligent learning agents? This article shows that quantum physics can help and provide a quadratic speedup for active learning as a genuine problem of artificial intelligence.
  • Report Uncovers Who Is Actually Teaching With Technology
    http://www.edudemic.com/teaching-with-technology/
    The Washington-based Pew Research Center published a report on how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms with surveys finding technologies have brought along a number of new challenges for teachers, which are detailed in this post. - stefan.reppe stefan.reppe Nov 14, 2014- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • Survey of Schools: ICT in Education
    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/sites/.../KK-31-13-401-EN-N.pdf‎
    Prepared for the European Commission in February 2013, this report has six main findings: 1) Infrastructure provision at school level varies considerably between countries; lack of it is still an obstacle to greater use of ICT in schools; 2) use of ICT, as measured in the surveys, may not have risen as much as might have been expected; 3) there is no overall relationship between high levels of ICT provision and student and teacher confidence, use and attitudes; 4) the policy focus should be on effective learning management as much as on ICT provision; 5) there is high, but not universal, use of ICT at home; 6) the presence of virtual learning environments [i.e. 'learning platforms'] in schools is increasing rapidly. - stefan stefan Nov 13, 2014 - ingrid.melve ingrid.melve Nov 14, 2014- helena.kvarnsell helena.kvarnsell Nov 16, 2014 - sara.mortsell sara.mortsell Nov 18, 2014- martin.claesson martin.claesson Nov 24, 2014
  • Survey Of Schools: ICT in Education Country Profile: Denmark
    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/sites/digital-agenda/files/Denmark%20country%20profile.pdf
    Students in Denmark enjoy high levels of computer provision, fast broadband connectivity and ‘connectedness’ and use of ICT by both students and teachers is well above the EU mean. A particular feature of Danish schools is students’ use of their own laptops and mobile phones. Teachers’ confidence in social media use is above the EU mean and in the operational use of ICT around that in other countries, while students’ is at or below EU means – quite significant given their high access to and use of technology. Training levels in the use of ICT are around EU averages but there is more in-school and peer-based support.- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • Survey Of Schools: Ict In Education Country Profile: Norway
    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/sites/digital-agenda/files/Norway%20country%20profile.pdf
    Students in Norway enjoy near optimal conditions for learning with ICT, with among the highest computer to student ratios in the EU (the computers are increasingly likely to be laptops) deep penetration of fast broadband (although not universally available at lower grades) and ubiquitous connectedness. Yes, at grade 8 the percentage of students in schools where teachers use ICT in more than 25% of lessons is slightly below the EU mean, although use at grade 11 is well above, and student use at grades 8 and 11 also above the EU average. Both teachers’ and students confidence in ICT is above the EU mean and teachers are well supported in terms of training and the presence in schools of ICT coordinators having a pedagogical as well as a technical role.
  • Survey of Schools: ICT in Education Country Profile: Sweden
    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/sites/digital-agenda/files/Sweden%20country%20profile.pdf
    Overall, Swedish schools enjoy almost unrivalled levels of equipment and connectivity but this does not seem to translate into high levels of ICT confidence or of use (particularly by teachers) in lessons, possibly owing to relatively low participation in professional development activities and uneven provision of ICT coordinators.
  • Video Games and Social Emotional Learning
    http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/games-and-social-emotional-learning/
    Jackie Gerstein Ed. D describes in detail the research that supports the idea that gaming can help students learn social & emotional core competencies. - stefan stefan Nov 13, 2014 - thomas.skovgaard thomas.skovgaard Nov 14, 2014 - karinnygards karinnygards Nov 16, 2014 - Andreas.lund Andreas.lund Nov 24, 2014
  • ICILS
    http://www.iea.nl/icils_2013.html
    The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 examines the outcomes of student computer and information literacy (CIL) across countries - thomas.skovgaard thomas.skovgaard Nov 14, 2014 - thih thih Nov 16, 2014 - karinnygards karinnygards Nov 16, 2014 - Andreas.lund Andreas.lund Nov 24, 2014- jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 7, 2014
  • One student – one computer. The quality of and conditions for knowledge formation in the digitalised school.http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:663330/FULLTEXT01.pdf The dissertation thesis deals with the introduction of computers to each student and teacher in school, called one-to-one. The aim is to contribute with knowledge about how one-to-one affects learning with a particular focus on the quality and character of knowledge formation in the Swedish school. It also A bring reflections and create knowledge about how one-to-one, as a product of the knowledge society, affect the conditions for learning. In addition, in the light of the special conditions of the knowledge society, it bring insights on the developmental possibilities for the term knowledge in relation to one-to-one. Articles and summary in English.- helena.kvarnsell helena.kvarnsell Nov 16, 2014 - karinnygards karinnygards Nov 16, 2014
  • Digital learning resources leads to better quality and frees up time "Use of digital learning resources - impact measurement" English abstract - "Use of digital learning resources - impact measurement"The impact measurement was completed in the first quarter of 2014. The analysis has been conducted as a part of the implementation of a national strategy to qualify and increase the use of ICT as an integrated part of teaching in the Danish primary and lower secondary school sector. The results of the analysis will be included in the process of qualifying and developing the strategy on IT in the primary and lower secondary school sector. Some of the key findings of the impact measurement are: According to the analysis, digital learning resources are on average used in 40 per cent of the lessons during a school year. Furthermore the analysis shows that the use of digital learning resources contributes to differentiated teaching. The analysis also shows that the use of digital learning resources can help motivate the students. Another finding of the impact measurement is the fact that digital learning resources can help teachers free up time. The analysis shows that the greatest impact on freeing up time is in the teachers’ preparation process. - jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 2, 2014
  • ICILS – Denmark ICILS 2013 - Denmark The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 examines the outcomes of student computer and information literacy (CIL) across countries. Some of the key findings from the Danish report show that Danish pupils are among the top third to use computers for educational purposes, but they are not very advanced in their use of computers at home. The report also shows that Danish teachers are at the absolute top in terms of integration of ICT in teaching and in student-activities. But widely IT is used to a traditional type of teaching. - jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 2, 2014
  • Decoding Learning - The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education Decoding Learning - Report The research study seeks to identify the contextual factors and actions needed to ensure current and future opportunities for school children to take full advantage of technology for learning. - jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 2, 2014
  • Trend report 2014-2015 - Technology compass for educationTrend report 2014-2015 A trend report that describes the potential of new technologies with a view to challenges and risks also associated with the technologies. - jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 2, 2014
  • Systematic use of data Report: Systematic use of data The report contains suggestions for how data on students' progression and outcome of the instruction is used to improve the daily teaching practice. - jakob.harder jakob.harder Dec 2, 2014