LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Logo Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, a partnership of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, raises awareness of past and current issues that affect Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities through its world-class collections, globalized higher education, research, international …

University of Texas at Austin

Photo: Nick Amoscato, University of Texas at Austin Spotlight on the University of Texas at Austin Headlines Replacing ‘Eyes of Texas’ among changes requested by Texas athletes – CBS Sports Longhorns Troubled by School Song’s Past – ABC Key Links utexas.edu Embedded Tweets Never was much of a Longhorn fan while at @UTAustin but could …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

Play

Photo Play = Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose Quotes Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. – Fred Rogers Embedded Tweets School playground equipment in …

Lifelong Learning

Buzzwords Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability. – Wikipedia Whakataukī = Māori Proverbs Mai i te Kōpae ki te Urupa, tātou ako tonu …

Open

Photo: Always open Open = Allowing access, passage, or a view Essay What happens when always open is not even open anymore? 24/7 does not really mean seven days a week, 24 hours. This is the transition we are living through. Could this be the time to be more open? if not physically then informationally, …

Open Educational Resources

Logo OER is not a short-term fix to a passing problem — it’s a long-term solution to ensure equitable, inclusive access to education. – Creative Commons Coronavirus Education in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Maximizing Copyright Flexibilities Background What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and …

Open Education

Buzzwords Open Education = education without academic admission requirements and is typically offered online. Open education broadens access to the learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems Wikipedia Open education Planeta Open Education Week Open Educational Resources Open Open Links Global Education Coalition

Tele-Education

Buzzwords Tele-Education = education in which the students receive instruction over the Internet, from a video, or other media, instead of going to school Headlines Amid coronavirus, students flock to Kahoot! and Duolingo. Is it the end of language teachers? Planeta Tele Technology Online Education Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID19

Distance Learning

Buzzwords Distance Education = education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. Headlines As college semester nears close, students, faculty, administrators look toward ‘new normal’ – Nevada Independent Planeta Online Learning Education Online Learning Global Education Coalition