Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Google Cultural Institute

Why has Google created the Cultural Institute?

Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online.
"Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Cultural Institute is an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations. We believe that the Cultural Institute can be an especially useful way to engage students, scholars and teachers through innovative and interactive learning." -  

For Educators  
World Wonders Project: "Primary and secondary school history and geography teachers can find and download classroom material, such as lesson plans, student worksheets, and presentations. The content is designed to provide flexibility for teachers all over the world with various formats and curriculum levels."
 Art Project: "Check out these simple tools to learn about works featured on the Art Project. Dive into the “Look Like an Expert” section to test your visual acumen or get creative with a do-it-yourself project. Want to learn and create more? “What’s Next?” will point you to some of best art and art history tools on the web. You can also make your own quizzes, and share your User Galleries and creations with your social networks."
EXAMPLES: Versailles 3D (video, 3D models);  Romania, Palatul Brukenthal

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Technologies in Education and Research

2010 - Towards a Learning and Knowledge Society - 2030

I don’t think I can ever go back to a pure lecture-style teaching” Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT, USA). A MOOC sees its greatest impact in the classroom at MIT. Flipping a classroom enhances student and faculty experience, November 14, 2014 -

C3VIP: "Consistency-Competence-Clarity-Vision-Innovation-Performance"
  • The 9th International Conference on Virtual Learning: October 25, 2014 - University of Bucharest - Romania - ICVL 2014 
  • A XII-a Conferinţa Naţională de Învăţământ Virtual - CNIV 2014