Month05 Insights:

  • Social Networks, Learning Communities and Web Science (Richard DeMillo, Ashwim Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali)
  • Educational Technology that Matters to Practitioners: The Promise of Educational Design Research (Tom Reeves)

Month05 Thoughts:

This is from the ‘Mission Statement’ of the NGO eduToolkit:

  • Our aim is to provide a free teacher training, where the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so.
  • Our idea of ‘Teachers Open Online Learning’ (TOOL) embrace the idea that a Community of Practitioners meet to share experiences and insights via advanced technologies.  This creates new ways to share and remix resources, collaborate with other educators, and help our learners connect with each other.

This Month following artifacts illustrate my learning: 

P2PU Course called eduToolkit:  Our first online course “Teachers Open Online Learning for Professional Development” [ #TOOL12] investigated what new skills and capacities teachers need to develop in ‘Networked Literacy & Fluency’.  We then shared some thoughts on some criteria for badges/certification as a ‘Networked Teacher’.  This was a peer to peer course at P2PU and resulted in our community badges as well as our mission statement.

EduToolkit Hub on WikiEducator:  eduToolkit is a Grassroots Organization promoting Teachers Open Online Learning (TOOL) for Professional Development. We investigate the concept of The Networked Teacher and find out more about Networked Literacy & Fluency in education. The realm of online education has endorsed Open Educational Resources (OER) and there are progress in Open Learning. The third Generation of E-learning is the development of Open Assessment that recognize that accreditation and certification occurs outside formal education. Our current focus is on using Open Badges as the currency to capture and demonstrate learning, skills and reputation within the community. 

In the second online course “The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning” [#CNT12] (16/4-4/5, 2012) we will show examples from WikiEducator using the eLearning XHTML editor (eXe).  The aim is to support the participants to complete the challenge “Certified Networked Teacher” [CNT] and receive a skill badge that can be use within the open badges framework.

Month05 Questions:

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