E-Learning and Knowledge Sharing (ELKS) Community and a forthcoming seminar…

We at the Beyond Distance Research Alliance are hosting an online community of practitioners and researchers interested in e-learning and learning technologies. The purpose of the community, called ELKS (E-Learning and Knowledge Sharing) is to share resources and expertise via online events such as seminars about using technology to improve teaching and learning.

ELKS Community is affiliated with the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID).

Membership of the ELKS Community is open to individuals and institutions. We anticipate that members participate in online discussions and host online events related to their area of expertise.

More about ELKS is available from the website at : http://elkscommunity.wetpaint.com/

Please have a look, and if you like to become a member please email me at pe27@le.ac.uk.

Perhaps you might like to take part in next ELKS Seminar on the 21st of August 2009 at 13.30hrs BST.

The title of the seminar is “From Post to Postings: A Brief History of ‘Arms Length’ Learning”. In this one hour session, Professor David Hawkridge, the founding Director of The UK Open Univesity’s Institution of Educational Technology is taking us through a brief history of the developments in learning technologies and the impact on the roles of students and tutors. An introduction to the seminar available here http://elkscommunity.wetpaint.com/

Like all ELKS seminars, this is an online seminar that can be accessed from a standard internet browser. Please email me at pe27@le.ac.uk if you would like to take part in this free seminar. The URL to access the seminar will be available on the 10th of August.

Palitha Edirisingha

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