Category: Research

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Link | Ten useful reports on MOOCs and online education

Here’s a list of ten reports and papers related to MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and online learning. This digest of reports and papers published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online education. A brief summary of the contents, (more…)

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Teacher Collaboration In India

What do teachers in India think about collaboration? Especially about peer-collaboration, to support their professional development. According to an article in Education Week: “In spite of research touting the benefits of collaboration, the survey found that more than half of teachers in grades 7 to 9 reported they rarely or (more…)

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News | Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market

While some regions and countries are still developing a strategy for the use of tablets in education, in the US, educators are looking at the impact of the use of iPads in school, and considering what the next “thing” in education would be. Some interesting statistics and implications of the (more…)

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Article | Teaching to Think (Part 2)

Thank you for your overwhelming response on the first article about Teaching to Think. Most of the comments and discussions occurred on LinkedIn forums. We request visitors to please put your comments in the comment box that appears at the end of the article, so that members from the teaching (more…)

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Research | Mobile Learning

The paper, from the Brookings Institution, “Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging Students, and Improving Outcomes,” while being US specific as far as the data is concerned, looks at the areas where mobile technology can make a significant impact in learning and teaching processes. “This paper, part of our Mobile Economy (more…)

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Research | English language teacher education in a diverse environment

Continuing with this week’s theme of language learning. This collection of research articles and papers covers various areas of English language learning around the world. The collection is divided in three themes: The institutional environment: approaches to English language teaching and English language teacher education The socio-economic environment: English for (more…)

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Reports | EF EPI Country Rankings; India 14th

This week is all about languages and language learning on eVeltio TEN. India ranks 14th in a list of 54 countries in English language proficiency. “The EF EPI (Education First – English Proficiency Index) benchmarks English proficiency across 54 countries using a sample of just under 2 million people” (Via (more…)

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Policy | Global Teacher Shortage

Today is World Teachers’ Day, representing “a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.” On this occasion, the World Education Blog is highlighting the shortage of teachers around the world. See the post below for an infographic (more…)

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Thinkers | Mahatma Gandhi on Education

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary, we bring you a profile of his thoughts on education, written by Krishna Kumar. This document is a part of the series on “Thinkers on Education”, brought to you by¬†PROSPECTS: the quarterly review of education, Paris, UNESCO: International Bureau of Education. As (more…)