Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Webanywhere Launch Learner Journey e-Portfolio

Specialist e-learning and web solutions company, Webanywhere, have revised their e-portfolio and safe social network, launching it as Learner Journey.

Formerly known as Student Jotter, the name Learner Journey better describes the lifelong learning that can be documented and reflected on with e-portfolios.

Learner Journey e-Portfolio and Social Network

Gone are the days when students and parents / guardians were required to keep mounds of paper to remember and reflect on a student's education. Learner Journey creates a secure, online archive of work, which can be shared with anyone who is approved to have access - wherever they are based.

What makes this system more than a traditional blog, is the social networking aspect. Controlled by teachers, students can share their work with their peers, facilitating collaborative working in an environment that automatically filters bad language or inappropriate imagery.

Teachers and other administrative staff can also monitor behaviour, restrict access levels on an individual or group basis, and comment on work, offering support and encouragement. There is a range of themes available, so that the student can control the look and feel of their online environment.

Get in touch with Webanywhere for a free demo of Learner Journey or other e-learning products:

 Learner Journey is set up to make collaborative and reflective learning both easy and fun.

Visit the website at www.learnerjourney.com to learn more.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

e-Learning Key to Education Development in India

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEC) India Ecomomic Summit 2012, learning technology companies were extolling the virtues of their solutions in improving education in the country. 

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the moderator of the meet, and he described how education was essential for moving India from a middle income to a high income economy. 

The United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education, he said that there is "no other important issue other than education in this country or globally". 

Online educational non-profit Khan Academy was highlighted as an example of a game-changing new model that had made a dramatic impact in a short space of time. 

Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan

Swedish speaker Peje Emilsson described a need for disruption to the existing look of the classroom and urged school teachers to provide a better link with technology. 

Naresh Gupta, MD of Adobe Systems India, said that e-learning would allow high quality teachers to expand their reach. 

MD of Educomp, Shantanu Prakash, described how his company's virtual studios allow 100,000 students to study accounting across both urban and rural areas. 

There was agreement among most of those in attendance that "the future of education is online".