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March 31, 2009

The last post

March 31, 2009

I will keep this short and sweet. This is the last night of the Emerge project and its Elgg site as has been .18 January 2007 we pitched the bid to the JISC. 26 Months later, I am saying farewell to a beautiful project. As ever it is the people who have made it what it has been. This ...

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March 26, 2009

Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?

March 26, 2009

It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or reflective and are highly ...

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March 24, 2009

An Ada Lovelace legacy: women in (learning) techonolgy

March 24, 2009

There are many women in technology I admire. My field: learning technology is characterised, in part, by many female leaders. I think of Diana Laurillard, Grainne Conole (jfg them); colleagues: Rhona Sharpe, Patsy Clarke, Frances Deepwell, Judy Lyons in OCSLD; there’s Helen Beetham, Helen Barrett, Rose Luckin, Diana Oblinger; Robin Mason, who defined a practice through Mindweave and ...

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March 23, 2009

A brief valediction to Emerge: where we all are and what we all have done

March 23, 2009

We are coming to the end of the Users and Innovation Programme. Stay tuned for messages concerning the continuation of site services. But before all that, I wanted to say to everyone who reads this, what I said at the NGTiP conference a couple of weeks back. This is my valediction to Emerge.Learning technology R&D projects can appear to ...

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March 16, 2009

Digital Literacy Debate

March 16, 2009

Picture credit CollaboraiveSociability by vaXzineI've put up a wiki to help organize attendees, resources, schedule and outputs from the Digital Literacy debate that will be taking place online, in Elluminate, on Friday 27 March 2009, at 1pm GMT. The event arose from conversations on Twitter, around the meaning and definition of digital literacy, and frustration about ...

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March 15, 2009

EVOLVE in Partnership with Educamp: Open Seminar on Enterprise 2.0

March 15, 2009

This month's Topic: Enterprise 2.0 - The potentials of social software for the learning processes in enterpriseWhen: Monday, March 16, 18:00 GMT / 1900 CETWhere: Elluminate (no Password required)  Moderation: Cristina Costa and Steffen Büffel The guest speakers includes Willms Buhse and Pat Parslow. Isn't that reason enough not to miss it!! ;-) The discussion will focuses on the following ...

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March 11, 2009

#NGTiP09 embedding institutional change guidelines from @Gwenvdv

March 11, 2009

Embedding needs building. Building needs scaffolding. Gwen van der Velden recognises that change agents operate in networks of influence. To make change you need: - buy-in - user engagement - institutional solutions - patronage - a user-friendly pitch - reputation-awareness. Barriers to change include: student data systems, middle managers, staff learning needs. Drivers for embracing technology: students, resource constraints, employers. So answer these questions: - What is your strap-line? - Why ...

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March 10, 2009

using eportfolio for HE staff CPD and Professional Review - with a Flourish

March 10, 2009

The Flourish project: Flourish, funded by the JISC, looked at eportfolio for HE staff in annual appraisal, accredited PGCert in Teaching in HE course, and CPD/Training. They used PebblePad in a “low-risk” environment running workshops, elearning retreats, staff information sharing channels, and using it with students. The key message is if you want to use an eP for students you ...

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Sounds of the Bazaar- LIVE internet Radio today

March 10, 2009

The March edition of Emerging Sounds of the Bazaar will be broadcast live today, Tuesday 10 March, at 18.00 UK time, 1900 Central European Time. This is a Sounds Special - being broadcast live from the Jisc Next Generation Technologies in Practice conference in Loughbrough, UK. The programme will be co-presented by Graham Attwell and Josie Fraser and will ...

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ThoughtFest 09

March 10, 2009

Last week I was fortunate to be one of the attendees at the fantastic Thought Fest 2009 conference, held at the University of Salford's Think Lab. Organised by organized by Pontydysgu with the support of the JISC Evolve network and the European Mature-IP project, the event attracted top class learning technology researchers and practitioners from across Europe. Potential ...

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