viernes, octubre 30, 2009

Nueva colección de cursos en línea

Guide to Online Courses ha publicado una página Web con recursos actualizados sobre cursos en línea, grados en línea y universidades en línea. Puede encontrar información desde Arquitectura hasta estudios relacionados con la mujer. Recoge información de instituciones com MIT, Universidad de Yale y Universidad de California. Utilizan información recopilada por el "OpenCourseWare Consortium".

lunes, octubre 26, 2009

lunes, octubre 19, 2009

Conferencia Virtual sobre Redes Sociales: 5-8 de noviembre

Una invitación para la conferencia virtual Social Networking 2009 (Redes sociales), la cual se llevará a cabo desde el 5 hasta el 8 de noviembre de 2009, completamente en línea y de forma gratuita (video promocional). El evento está dirigido especialmente a profesores de inglés (y otros idiomas); sin embargo, quienes no sean del área y estén interesados en aprender sobre los usos educativos de las redes sociales en línea también pueden participar. El idioma oficial del evento será el inglés.

From November 5-8, 2009, we will be running the Social Networking 2009 Conference. This open-knowledge event will be completely online and free and it is aimed at encouraging practioners to reflect on the role of communities of practice as a social network in ELT.

This event is being jointly organized by AVEALMEC and ARCALL, two Latin American associations, one based in Venezuela and the other in Argentina, interested in promoting the use of ICT in the language classroom.

For this event, we invited conference speakers from different parts of the world:

Etienne Wenger -United States of America Vance Stevens -United Arabic Emirates Nik Peachey -United Kingdom Charalambos Vrasidas and Maria Solomou -Cyprus Nicky Hockly -Spain Erika Cruvinel and Ronaldo Lima -Brazil Rita Zeinstejer and Paula Ledesma -Argentina Nellie Müller Deustch -Israel Carla Arena -Brazil Graham Stanley -Spain Jennifer Verschoor, Evelyn Izquierdo and Erika Cruvinel -Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil During four days, our guest speakers will be sharing their experiences and expertise with participants and will help us grasp a better picture of how social networks can be used in the language teaching and learning field. We will be discussing about the concepts and theories around social networks, communities of practice and the Web 2.0, as well as about the use, advantages and drawbacks of social networking tools.

Join us and participate in this amazing learning experience! Visit our official site and join us in Social Net and Moodle. You may also follow us in Facebook: AVEALMEC Venezuelan CALL Association or Twitter: avealmec.

Spread the word! Let´s get socially connected!


domingo, octubre 18, 2009

1er Congreso de Educación Virtual

El Dr. Juan "Tito" Meléndez hizo una corta presentación sobre el futuro de la educación a distancia que quiero compartir con todos.

lunes, octubre 12, 2009

HETS First Annual Best Practices Showcase

La organización Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) se prepara para un gan evento comenzando el 2010. La misma se llevará a cabo en el nuevo Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel & Casino, los días 14 y 15 de enero de 2010.  Se invita a líderes académicos, facultad, especialistas de tecnología, investigadores, empresarios y público en general.  A continuación una reseña.
" The HETS Consortium would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its partners in    making the best out of technology to achieve student success and institutional efficiencies. HETS is inviting faculty members, instructional designers, student support administrators and staff, distance learning personnel and other academic and support leaders from its member institutions and other relevant organizations to submit, showcase, and share their best practices in the use of technology with colleagues from other institutions to support higher education effectiveness and promote student success. HETS has defined a “best practice” as an innovative approach or strategy that, with the effective use of technology, has proven to promote student success and improve student retention and completion."

jueves, octubre 08, 2009

Primer Congreso de Educación Virtual

Gracias a una iniciativa de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (Ponce, Puerto Rico) se celebrará el viernes 16 de octubre de 2009 el Primer Congreso de Educación Virtual. El tema del Congreso es "Calidad y Mejores Prácticas de la Educación Virtual".

Se contará con la participación del Dr. Claudio Rama y de distinguidos expertos en cursos a distancia.

viernes, octubre 02, 2009

Playing for Change

The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) is thrilled to announce the opening of their first music school, the Ntonga Music School, in Gugulethu, South Africa!  Located just 30 minutes outside of Cape Town, the school will provide the children with valuable skills development and mentorship designed to instill self-esteem and confidence.

From basic music reading and writing to performance and production; the Ntonga Music School will provide a safe, creative outlet for the children while connecting them to other students around the world through music.  It is the first school of its kind in the area and will be a source of great pride and inspiration for years to come.