Bednet links 6 to 18 year old children in Flanders who are suffering from long term and chronic diseases to their own classroom through the Internet. Bednet has created a child friendly environment where a long term ill child can resume his/her lessons in the classroom from home or from the hospital. This way, they can follow as many courses as possible during their absence and stay in touch with their teachers and class mates. Bednet is carrying out pioneers’ work in this field and is working on a structural solution for all children with long term diseases.
A Bednet set consists of 2 laptops (one with the child, one in the classroom), two webcams, two scanner-printers and a photo camera focusing on the blackboard. Whenever the teacher places a document onto the scanner in the classroom, the same document will be printed at the child’s home after a short time, and vice versa. The sounds and images from the webcam allow the child to follow the school’s lessons in real time. If he has a question or an answer to an asked question he can let the class know by giving them a sound or light signal. After school the system can be used to give out homework and tasks or to hand them in.
Center for Media Literacy (CML)
A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. The ultimate goal is to make wise choices possible.
Theory and Practice of Online Learning - Second edition
Starting with a comprehensive summary of relevant educational theory, the book revisits, in a lively way, the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning. The second edition features updates on all chapters from the first edition and the addition of 4 new chapters (on Mobile Learning, Social Software, Distance Education Philosophy and Financial Decision Making). Two chapters (Chapter 3 - Value Chain Analysis and Chapter 9 - Copyright Issues) were not updated nor included in the 2nd edition. These two chapters (in addition to all of the origional 1st edition chapters) will continue to made available at this site, however readers are encouraged to access the revised chapters to receive more current and updated content.
Awarded the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award by the University Continuing Education Association.
Theory and Practice of Online Learning, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering learning online. By doing so, the authors bring to the teaching community a valuable product which should go a long way in popularizing the use of the learning technologies.
To download e-book, click on middle tab "e-book" at the bottom section.
EduTube Educational Videos
With a slogan as "EduTube Educational Videos - find the best videos on the web in one place" EduTube focuses on educational videos, which are linked from other video repository sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, … so this web site is actually a collection of linked and embedded educational videos. Uploading to this site isn't possible, which is a difference with sites such as YouTube.
Kennisnet Foundation ("Stichting Kennisnet") is the public ICT supporting organisation of, for and by the educational field. The foundation looks out for the interests of the Dutch educational field in the ICT area, offers supporting tools with making choices between ICT products or services and offers educational services and produces to innovate learning. Kennisnet is also the expertise center when it comes to ICT and education.
'Stichting Kennisnet' is een openbare ICT-ondersteunende organisatie van, voor en door de onderwijssector. De stichting ziet toe op de belangen van de Nederlandse onderwijssector op vlak van ICT, biedt hulpmiddelen aan om keuzes te maken tussen ICT-producten of -diensten en biedt ook educationele diensten en artikelen om het leren te innoveren. Kennisnet is eveneens het expertisecentrum wanneer het aankomt op ICT en onderwijs.
Beeld is taal
This article gives an introduction to implement audiovisual education and courses for children.
Dit artikel geeft een inleiding om audiovisuele educatie en les toe te passen bij kinderen.
The Freesound Project
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to
• browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
• up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
• interact with fellow sound-artists
The project also aims to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research.
Making Movies - Learn how to edit video and create professional-looking DVDs.
PC Magazine is the Independent Guide to Technology. This article (january 2005, p. 147-162) by Jan Ozer "teaches amateurs the basics of video editing and DVD authoring, and reviews 20 applications to help us get the job done."
"Common Craft is the company of Sachi and Lee LeFever, who, through animations in explanatory videos, transform complex ideas into easy-to-understand and humorous videoclips. In the Common Craft Store licensed videos can be purchased, but there are also free versions which could be used in classrooms. "
Teaching Youth Media : A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production, and Social Change
This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on his twenty years of experience working with inner-city youth at the acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, Steven Goodman looks closely at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education.
Responding to our national concern about adolescents, literacy, media, and violence,Teaching Youth Media:
* Describes the changes schools and after-school programs need to make in order to create a media education that empowers students to change their world.
* Explores the intersection of literacy and culture as youth learn to analyze information from a variety of sources, including television, newspapers, books, films, school, church, and lives outside of school.
* Features case studies of students and teachers engaged in making video documentaries at EVC and in an alternative high school.
* Illuminates the practical day-to-day challenges faced by professional developers and teachers working to change the way education is practiced in their classes and schools.
* Looks at the profound "disconnect" that results when teachers and curriculum fail to recognize the social and cultural contexts in which urban students live.
* Explores the critical thinking and technical video arts skills students develop as they learn to collaboratively conduct interviews, research, shoot, log, and edit their documentaries.