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ERIC Number: EJ826196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Education in the Digital Age
Thierstein, Joel
EDUCAUSE Review, v44 n1 p33-34 Jan-Feb 2009
Education is moving into the digital age. Pedagogies have changed to engage the latest digital technologies. The methods of distribution are now a blend between face-to-face and some other combination of virtual interfaces. The content is moving from traditional text-based learning to text-plus-multimedia. The community is now involved in the development of content. This article describes Connexions, one of the leaders in this transition. Connexions is an open-source platform and open-access repository for open educational resources, enabling the creation, sharing, modification, and vetting of open educational material accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime via the World Wide Web. Since 1999, Connexions has pioneered digital education. Connexions' global knowledge ecosystem, where anyone can create materials, is free of charge. Connexions' modular interactive information is in use by colleges and universities, community colleges, primary and secondary schools, and lifelong learners worldwide. Through a partnership with innovative publisher QOOP, Connexions is part of an exciting new distribution system that allows for print-on-demand and accelerates the delivery of educational materials into classrooms worldwide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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