[IAEP] http://www.nln.ac.uk/ - national learning network
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 05:35:24 EST 2008
Yeah, my thoughts are as many content providers as possible. Though
the content on NLN seems a little closed, it may be that for
Education, its open. The main thing is that content is common to all
schools in the UK, and is free for them. They say on their site they
are doing pilot studies with international locations. This to me
sounds like it is open, but they would like to know who is doing what
with their content. In any case, I've not found any other source of
learning materials as specific for the British K12 curriculum as that.
Its also important to note they give specific instructions on how to
integrate that content into Moodle
I agree with the fact that learning objects of this type (slightly
passive) are not as good as hands on experience with etoys activities
and the like, but its instant content... its gonna take time to have a
full repo of activties that complement this visual learning approach.
David Van Assche
On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> We can do the same with Commonwealth of Learning,
> http://www.col.org/colweb/site. OneVillage Foundation, a partner of
> Earth Treasury, has been in discussions with them about adapting their
> distance learning modules to computers.
> On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 2:33 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is a uniquely interesting site with content for the entire
>> British curriculum that has been put into a format importable in all
>> VLEs, with a concentration on Moodle. They have over 1000 learning
>> objects, all related to their curriculum and available to any school
>> in the UK at no cost. They are doing pilot studies at International
>> schools, but it would be of great interest if someone with some clout
>> from sugar labs could talk to them to see if they wouldnt be willing
>> to share their content... I leave you with their intro below
>> Funded by the LSC and available free to all authorised organisations
>> in the post-16 sector, the NLN materials represent one of the most
>> substantial and wide-ranging collections of e-learning materials in
>> the UK.
>> The NLN Materials are small, flexible 'bite-sized' episodes of
>> learning. They are not whole courses but are designed to support a
>> wide range of subject and topic areas. The materials adopt a range of
>> approaches involving some knowledge acquisition, a chance to practice
>> and absorb, and some form of assessment to check that the learning has
>> been understood and the learning outcome(s) achieved.
>> The materials give learners things to do and a chance to think for
>> themselves. They are designed to be fun. Learners can make mistakes
>> but can try again. There is plenty of in-built help if they get stuck
>> and opportunities to go back and revise. Many of the materials include
>> games or quizzes. Accessibility options are available on many of the
>> materials to suit learners' individual needs. The materials are also
>> designed to appeal to the different learning styles of your students.
>> The materials were created by commercial developers, in partnership
>> with subject matter experts and a wide range of colleges and adult and
>> community learning experts. All the materials have been trialled by
>> tutors and students and tested for accessibility at the Royal National
>> College of the Blind in Hereford.
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