Digital Skills for the 21st Century

Here is a list of some digital skills all teachers and students should have according to  http://elearning.hct.ac.ae/edutech/digital-skills Life-long Learning: the ability to self-teach new concepts in a quickly changing work environment. Understanding Copyrights: know the difference between ‘fair use’, plagiarism, creative commons and other copy-right related topics. Time Management: know the online digital tools that can aid in […]

OER Repositories

Scenario Imagine you are constructing a course in digital skills for an identified group of learners (e.g. undergraduates, new employees, teachers, mature learners, military personnel, etc.). It is a short, online course aimed at providing these learners with a set of resources for developing ‘digital skills’. It runs for five weeks, with a different subject […]

Three Key Issues in OER (Activity 7 – #h817open)

“The definition of OER currently most often used is “digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research”. OER includes learning content, software tools to develop, use and distribute content, and implementation resources such as open licences.” [1]  OER “ offers the prospect of […]

Open Education Image

When I think about Open Education I am not so much concerned with the whys but more with the hows and the outcomes. So for me as a teacher and as a student the most important part of it is being able to choose instead of having my education spoonfed to me by the institution. […]

“Anyone who sto…

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford   Well, here goes!  I am enrolled for the Openness and Innovation in eLearning course from Open University and I am hoping to improve my digital skills.  I made this blog last year and promptly […]