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Category = Education Sciences // Subcategory = Education_eLearning
1. Canadian Network for Innovation in Education The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada.
CNIE connects educators, administrators and practitioners in a bilingual, pan Canadian network. Our group promotes research and advances practice in both open and distance education and the use of educational technologies. CNIE addresses all educational contexts, including K-12, post-secondary, and private sector.
2. Consortium for School Networking About CoSN
Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.
Empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
CoSN’s core beliefs are shared by our members, drive our strategies, and determine our goals and priorities.
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders.
CoSN is unique blend of education and technology leaders, policy makers, and decision makers from the public and private sectors. We are
- Key technology leaders (Chief Technology Officers [CTOs], Chief Information Officers [CIOs], Technology Directors, etc.) from school districts, state/regional education agencies and independent, parochial and charter schools.
- Technology decision makers who see the power of technology as a means to improve teaching and learning as well as the administrative processes in their districts or states.
- Policy makers committed to providing students with 21st century skills necessary for success.
- Private sector leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the K-12 market and the use of technology in the learning and administrative process.
Read about CoSN's latest accomplishments and strategies for the coming year in the 2010-11 Annual Report.
Our Core Beliefs
- The primary challenge we face in using technology effectively is human.
- Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning and overcome barriers of time and space for each learner.
- Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity.
- The effective use of technology for the systemic transformation of learning cannot occur without strong organization, leadership, and vision.
- Technological fluency allows our children to be prepared for the world of today and tomorrow.
- Technology enables innovation in our educational systems, resulting in greater efficiencies and productivity.
- To maximize the benefits of technology solutions the district technology leader should be part of the executive leadership team (CTO, CIO, etc.) of the education organization.
- Global connections are vital to transforming the education process and improving learning.
3. DrsCavanaugh - Educational Technology What we do...In addition to being a university teacher I am also technical writer, curriculum writer, educational consultant and workshop presenter. I work in a wide variety of areas including instructional technology, assistive technology in education, science education, distance learning, digital cameras, web design, multimedia, and repurposing media for education. (see Consulting and Workshops)
I have had over twenty-five years of teaching experience ranging from middle and high school science and technology to college science, science education and instructional technology.
4. International Association for K-12 Online LearningAbout iNACOL
iNACOL, The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. What we do:
1.Facilitate the sharing, collection, evaluation, and/or dissemination of information resources and materials.
2.Facilitate and disseminate research, and identify research needs.
3.Advocacy and public policy that supports activities and legislation that removes barriers and supports effective online teaching and learning without respect to space and time.
4.Develop and facilitate national K12 online learning standards.
5.Create the voice of K12 within the larger education community with effective marketing, communications, and public relations activities.
6.Assist and facilitate funding efforts for online K12 learning.
7.Facilitate professional development for teachers and administrators.
8.Identify and drive future directions in K-12 online education.
9.Network and identify collaborative opportunities with other professional K-12 organizations.
10.Drive educational initiatives that incorporate online learning in ways that transform positive learning outcomes for students.
iNACOL strives to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success.
Online learning is a powerful innovation that expands education opportunities. iNACOL supports access to high-quality online learning for all students.
5. International Council for Open and Distance Education The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for the open and distance education community, and is open to institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.
ICDE is an NGO in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and shares UNESCO's key value - the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide.
ICDE's Permanent Secretariat is in Oslo, Norway, and has been hosted by this country on a permanent basis since 1988. ICDE is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and by membership fees.
6. Moodle.org - open-source community-based tools for learning Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.
What is Moodle?
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle:
- Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
- Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
- Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as forums, databases and wikis) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
7. United States Distance Learning Association Our mission is to serve the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. We will help you stay connected and ahead of trends in learning - distance learning , e-learning, mobile learning, computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), instructor-led training (ILT), online training, online learning, blended learning, classroom training, webinars...
8. World Association for Online Education The World Association for Online Education is a free membership organization and consists of individual educators concerned with e-learning. Be careful of any sites that imply recognition by the WAOE, as our policy is clearly to bring together individual teachers and learners with no economic motives. The WAOE, one of the first global virtual organizations, also has had an interface to the physical world as an NPO registered with the State of California.