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Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:46 AM PDT

Conference Alerts brings together two groups of people - conference organizers, and academics who need to stay informed about conferences.


We work with both small first-time conference organizers and established professional societies to ensure that notification of their conferences reach specifically interested parties. Both individual academics and a wide range of 'knowledge brokers' - such as journal editors, web site administrators and discussion list moderators - rely on our searchable online database and on Conference Alerts Monthly to remain informed about upcoming academic and professional events.

Here are some list of forthcoming conferences:


Upcoming events in internet-based education, educational technology and related fields.
E-learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in Teaching and Learning, including primary and secondary education.
Teaching and Learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in mathematics and related fields.
Mathematics Conferences Worldwide 

Upcoming events in statistics and related fields.
Statistics Conferences Worldwide

Enjoy your conference with your coffee breaks and networking!

Lynkursus i Twitter

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 08:23 AM PDT

Business-seminar: Lynkursus i Twitter

Dato: 30/08/2012
Tid: 09:00 - 12:00
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Dato: 28/08/2012
Tid: 09:00 - 12:00
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Twitter forbinder virksomheder med deres kunder i realtid. Det betyder, at Twitter kan bruges til hurtigt at dele oplysninger med personer, der er interesseret i dine produkter og serviceydelser, til at samle realtidsmarkedsinformation og feedback - og til at opbygge og vedligeholde dit forhold til kunder, partnere og andre indflydelsesrige personer og organisationer.

Dette kursus, der faciliteres af Christiane Vejlø, stifter og direktør i But-Why, henvender sig til alle, der ønsker at gøre Twitter til en større del af virksomhedens kommunikations- og markedsføringsindsats.

På tre timer bliver du blandt andet indført i best practice om:
  • At dele. Del fotos og info om din virksomhed. Giv et glimt af udvikling af projekter og arrangementer. Brugere kommer til Twitter for at få og dele den nyeste, så giv det til dem.
  • At lytte. Regelmæssigt monotorering af kommentarer om din virksomhed, brand og produkter.
  • At spørge. Stil spørgsmål til dine followers og gør dig attraktiv, så de responderer med værdifuld indsigt.
  • At svare. Reager på komplimenter og feedback i realtid.
  • At belønne. Tweet-opdateringer om specielle tilbud, rabatter og tidsfølsomme tilbud.
  • At organisere. Få lavet den rigtige organisation for at få fuldt udbytte at Twitter som et marketingværkstøj.
  • Virksomhedens stemme. Få lavet en strategi der guider virksomheden til den rigtige tone-of-voice og sikrer, at du får succes på 140 karakterer.
Related link
Derfor skal du også være på Twitter! (MediaWatch)

Christiane Vejlø

Stifter og direktør i But-Why. Har gennem 10 år arbejdet med kommunikation og underholdning. Siden 2003 især med kommunikationsteknologier og digital underholdning. I 2009 grundlagde Christiane Vejlø virksomheden But-Why for at fordybe sig i arbejdet med digitale trends og strategisk rådgivning for medie-og teknologibranchen. Christiane Vejlø er en anerkendt ekspert i digital underholdning og en hyppigt brugt kommentator i danske og udenlandske medier Hun er idékvinden og redaktøren bag magasinet Elektronista.dk samt vært på det digitale kulturprogram Elektronista på Radio24syv.

Kilde: LIDTmere.dk

5 simple steps to creating a social learning lab

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:26 AM PDT

Take a closer look at this white paper how to Develop a Social Learning Lab.

Building a Mutant Learner Lab



In the era of social learning, it's zombies versus mutants – those content to learn only when required versus those eager to embrace new information.

"Mutant Learners are those among us who use technology and online tools to constantly learn, initiate, wander and create."

This white paper delves into the unique social learning landscape of the Mutant Learner, exploring how to create a learning lab that will harness these social innovations.

Download the white paper to learn:
  • The personality types of a Mutant Learner
  • 5 steps to creating a social learning lab
  • LinkedIn and Twitter tips for the Mutant Learner
  • And more…
Source: Citrix Online

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Embrace London's distance learning courses and reap the rewards

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:28 AM PDT

The University of London's extensive International Programmes can help you keep ahead of the pack, says Max Davidson.

Photo: Telegraph.co.uk

"With the eyes of the world about to be on London, and Olympic athletes starting to converge on the capital, it is not a bad time to reflect on a non-sporting activity at which London also excels – higher education." summarizes Telegraph.co.uk.

Not everyone who would like to study in London can afford to live in London, one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but thanks to distance learning, one of the unsung miracles of the computer age, people all over the world are in a position to flash a prestigious University of London degree at prospective employers.

The university was a pioneer in the distance learning field and started offering external degrees as early as 1858. Charles Dickens, when editing the magazine All the Year Round, hailed London as "the people's university".

It certainly contrasted favourably with the more exclusive, less innovative, worlds of Oxford and Cambridge, where the idea of acquiring a degree long distance would have been anathema.

To the ever-democratic Dickens, the appeal of the London distance learning model was that it offered "the young shoemaker who studies in his garret" the chance to further his education. In 2012, that young shoemaker might be a bored schoolteacher in Sydney, a pastry chef in Berlin wanting to train as commercial lawyer or a strap-hanging commuter in Toronto with dreams of being a brain surgeon. But his garret would probably still be a garret, albeit with a washing-machine and state-of-the-art television, and the same core educational principle – flexible off-campus learning – still holds good.
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Source: Telegraph.co.uk

Charlotte’s Web Site – An Allegory For Young Learners by Todd R. Nelson

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 02:07 AM PDT

Charlotte and Wilbur: An allegory for young learners…

New York Times writes, "The sheer scale of the new online courses has jolted every leading university into thinking about how online learning may transform higher education: Will there be much demand for each university to develop its own courses, when a state-of-the-art version from a prestigious university is available online?"

Photo: Teachers.Net Gazette

Early one morning, Wilbur the pig peered up at the corner of the hayloft. He was accustomed to seeing his friend Charlotte, the "large gray spider the size of a gumdrop," presiding over her tidy, circular web. But today something looked different.

The words "Some Pig – FAQ" were neatly woven into the center of her web in 14 point Palatino type. Charlotte, however, was nowhere to be seen.

"Charlotte has gone virtual," said Templeton the rat, as he sidled through the straw toward Wilbur.

Noticing the pig's consternation he added, "She joined the arachnadigerati. She's trying to keep up with the competition."

"What does that mean?" asked Wilbur, who was accustomed to hearing the soothing tone of Charlotte's voice.

"Cyberspiders. Digital web masters," explained Templeton. "From now on she'll be making Info-webs. See that long strand of web?" Templeton pointed to the silk thread leading from the letters

'FAQ' to another corner of the loft.

"What does FAQ stand for?" asked Wilbur?

"Frequently Asked Questions," said Templeton, peering along the thread to other phrases that Charlotte had woven: "Pork Futures," "Year of the Pig," "County Fair." Each phrase was linked by web to another corner of the barn.

"Who's asking those questions frequently? They aren't my questions," said Wilbur, "and I don't know what to do with all of these other webs. What are "pork futures?" I've already been to the county fair. And every year is the "Year of the Pig," for me."
"Charlotte's into data," replied Templeton, as the web shimmered. "Efficiency is the name of the game. Delivering information."

"The wind is blowing through Charlotte's data. I just feel like talking to her," sighed Wilbur.
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Related links
Public Universities See Familiar Fight at Virginia, (New York Times).
Charlotte's website just isn't the same (Philly.com)

Source: Teachers.Net Gazette 

National e-learning programme gives students competitive edge

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 12:58 AM PDT

Dimension Data's nationwide E-Learning Centre initiative continues to give students access to premium technology applications to support the school curriculum.

Photo: ITWeb

E-learning was established in 1996 and provides multimedia learning to over 27 500 learners nationwide enrolled at 52 partner schools. The e-learning curriculum covers English, mathematics, life science, physical science and accounting. The programme covers the curriculum for grades 10, 11 and 12 and is designed to dramatically improve the quality and depth of secondary education output. The programme has, to date, accelerated the pass rate in these subjects in 52 of our partner schools throughout South Africa.

The centres are equipped with a central server, wireless network, drop down screens and an e-learning trolley. The trolley comprises a computer, projector, DVD player, wireless router and amplified speakers and a computer. Each school is equipped with five e-learning trolley machines. Teachers at the schools have been trained to use the system so that it can be utilised to the utmost, and its benefits reach a vast majority of learners. Unique login credentials have been created for all educators and loaded with content to assist them to deliver content-rich, challenging and interesting learning material to students.

Education is a top priority for Dimension Data and the company has touched over 27 500 learners through its e-learning programme, across 52 schools. Furthermore, over 3 000 educators have been trained on the E-Learning Management Tool.
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About Dimension Data

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.
Visit www.dimensiondata.com.

Source: ITWeb