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If you do it, do it safely!

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Technology and in particularly the Internet facilitate our daily life by making communication easier than ever before. People born after 1985 are not aware of a life without e-mail, and of that amazing sound that the modem used to make when connecting the computer to this special network called “the Internet”. With the diffusion of social networks, sharing information has become effortless, and especially teenagers continuously share photos, information related to their location, feelings and other private information with their friends, often without being aware of the consequences. The I Secure Project aims to empower education systems with an “information…

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About Open Education, MOOCs and the blogs by the Learning Innovation Lab collective.

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Open education and MOOCs are definitely the predominant theme in the of the new Lilab collective blogs. To start with the most recent one by Martine Schophuizen: Martine illustrates the recent history of Open Education with the metaphor of academic knowledge building – standing on the shoulders of giants. Google scholar has been using the words ascribed to Isaac Newton as a motto from the very start. An appropriate metaphor for the service that provides access to academic publications, thus opening up knowledge sources. MOOCs and other open education initiatives open up knowledge by giving access to learning and sharing…

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Where is the balance?

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are, as the name suggests, courses with or for high student numbers. However, merely providing many students with information is not what education is about. MOOCs should and can enable deep learning, which implies that students have an active role during their learning process, engage in higher cognitive processes and relate new information to previous gained knowledge. Therefore, enabling deep learning can be seen as a criterion for MOOC quality. One simple but crucial aspect regarding the quality of MOOCs is that of constructive alignment. Do MOOC designers deliver what they promise? Are intended learning…

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LELLE: New project on “Learning How To Learn” is starting!

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LELLE is the new project on “Learning How To Learn” and it is starting tomorrow! The kick-off meeting will take place from 14th to 15h of December 2015 in Nagykanizsa (Hungary). LELLE will focus the “awareness raising to the importance of and providing an innovative solution for the inclusion of the training of learning skills in existing higher education curricula”: The European Erasmus+ proposal was selected for funding and the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) is one core partner of the consortium with a total budget of 300,000,- €.

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