Monday, March 21, 2005

Harnessing Technology

A UK e-strategy, Harnessing Technology: Transforming Learning and Children’s Services outlines a goal for the effective use of interactive technologies in education and more personalised learning . This includes the notion that "every student and learner has a personal online learning space" to "store their own course materials and assignments in digital form, and record their achievements." The report extols the virtues of more flexible e-learning resources and the ability of teachers to adapt the curriculum to their learners’ needs
and interests and integrate e-assessment.
The ability of ICT, used imaginatively, would help engage more learners in
the excitement of learning. The report envisages the role of e-learning to blend more easily with life and work, bridging the boundaries between formal and informal learning.
The strategy identifies a number of priorities across school, post compulsory and higher education sectors.

Demo of embedded xml from eSchool News

View this demo page here. This made use of RSS Express Lite service.

Some of my favourite blog sites

WebLogg-Ed has an educational focus and is updated frequently. I read postings in my feed reader.
Other useful sites include Stephen Downes OL Daily