EduTechWiki is about Educational Technology (instructional technology) and related fields. It is hosted by TECFA - an educational technology research and teaching unit at University of Geneva.
It is a resource kit for educational technology teaching and research, e.g. a note taking tool for researchers; a literature review tool or a writing-to-learn environment for students. It also includes some (technical) tutorials that may be used in classes around the world or for self-learning.
Many articles also can be useful to teachers, instructional designers and e-learning consultants. Read more about our objectives.
EduTechWiki currently contains 1,253 articles. The french version has less and different contents. Send questions to Daniel K. Schneider (he "owns" this wiki and is to blame for most contents). Other major contributors are/were Kalli Benetos, Marielle Lange, Stéphane Lattion. We also get help from people out of cyberspace, thanx to you all !
This wiki is a long term project: Most articles still lack content, depth, style, authority or all four together and will be improved over the years. We also use the wiki as an e-learning platform (mostly the french version).
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Fast electric bikes (ebikes)
— by Daniel K. Schneider (talk) - 26 April 2013 - updated:26 April 2013
Ebikes are trendy, because they allow for fast and easy transport in cities. In addition, they can be used for commuting and they positively contribute to our planet's ecology. There are interesting opportunities for education:
- Technical design and STEM principles: An ebike as learning object can be used to study mechanics, physics and electronics.
- Technical design (advanced): At least one of the better designs was made in collaboration with an engineering school
- Technical design and fabrication (DYI): E-bikes can be hand-crafted, i.e. be used as ambitious object in a design and fabrication class
- Teaching evaluation methodology: Evaluation of e-bikes is relatively easy, and could be conducted as a class project
Now with respect to "fast". Some countries do not seem to have any restrictions, but most do. E.g. in Germany or Switzerland you are allowed to buy ratified pedal-assisted bikes that provide assistance to 45km/h. If you live in France or the UK you are out of luck ...
Read more in electric bikes in education
Open Badges 1.0
— by Daniel K. Schneider (talk) - 20 March 2013 - updated:20 March 2013
Via Edsurge: The Mozilla Foundation officially unveiled Version 1.0 of its Open Badges project at the Digital Media and Learning Conference last week. It's the culmination of eight months of beta testing and development, during which over 600 companies, non-profits, foundations, and other organizations have issued over 60,000 badges.
Badges may replace / complement some of the more traditional certification schemes (e.g. formal continuous education certificates delivered by universities and training companies).
Permissions for files (e.g. pictures) in EduTechWiki
— by Daniel K. Schneider (talk) - 10 January 2013 - updated:10 January 2013
After a few years of waiting, I created the menu that users who upload pictures and other files can use for specifying a copyright. Of course, the default copyright remains the same. But since we often reuse pictures from other sources, authors in this wiki should reproduce more systematically the appropriate copyright. It could be done before, but the menu makes it easier ...
It is not easy to get something that is both not too complicated and appropriate for various purposes. Comments welcome :)
Read Open content, a piece I wrote some years ago and that certainly would need some updating ...
Multitasking in the classroom
— by Daniel K. Schneider (talk) - 8 January 2013 - updated:8 January 2013
Read Students Think They Can Multitask. Here’s Proof They Can’t. A commented list of research articles.
Citizen cyberlab projet launched
— by Daniel K. Schneider (talk) - 19 December 2012 - updated:19 December 2012
The Citizen Cyberlab is a three-year EU-funded citizen science project to study and enhance the opportunities for learning and creativity available to participants in online citizen science projects. We are partners.
The logo was found by Margaret Gold during lunch time in Paris (see where)
- Animation et interaction avec Flash (juin 2013 si demandes)
- Digital design and microfabrication in education (fall 2013, if there is interest)
- Certificat en conception et développement de projets e-learning
- Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies (in french)
(more to come)
- Educational technology, the field
- The big picture (categories, statistics)
- Essential reading
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- Pedagogic strategy
- Instructional design
- Instructional design model
- Project-oriented learning
- Educational design language
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- Wiki books (experimental)