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February 03, 2009

Bingo game

February 03, 2009

I guess that games like Bulls**t Bingo evolved because of boredom at meetings and a hostility to what was perceived as useless/pretentious jargon.However we have found that an eLearning bingo activity is a popular icebreaker activity as well as being a useful way of reflecting on terminology at the end of a staff development event. Tag clouds are an ...

From: Paul Mayes - Read more

January 30, 2009

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January 30, 2009

The event at York was good - rich in the serendipity of contacts and connections and conversations, as ever; timely questions and challenges to shape and move the project on; a huge sense of awe and respect for how much everyone has achieved; the chance to renew and refresh existing connections - restorative for links within as well outwith the project. ...

From: Rebecca O'Rourke - Read more

Mapping the U&I network

January 30, 2009

Although many network mapping exercises were conducted (e.g. ), and clearly many links were developed, a sustained visualisation of the community never emerged. This, in part returns to the question of what was to be mapped, what was the community?In York we conducted a mapping exercise using a Googledoc form to populate a spreadsheet which ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

January 25, 2009

Multi-User Virtual Environments in Teaching and Learning

January 25, 2009

Hot on the heels of the ALT-J Special Issue on Immersive Virtual Worlds is the EXTEND two week discussion at CABWEB on Multi-User Virtual Environments in Teaching and Learning.  We have excellent resources and input from the projects HABITAT {{video:}} and MOOSE with 3 podcasts available at CABWEBand the discussion is facilitated by Helen Keegan. Do join us - ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

January 20, 2009

Educamp09 and EVOLVE in Partnership!

January 20, 2009

Yesterday we officially started a partnership between Educamp09 and the EVOLVE Community. This was the first of a series of open online conversations that will be happen on a monthly basis until the face to face Educamp09 meeting in Ilmenau, Germany, this following April. Question: Why are we doing these online sessions when some of us are already going ...

From: Cristina Costa - Read more

January 15, 2009

Obligations to the Emerge CoP

January 15, 2009

Anyone else remember the Faustian pact when our project started which said we would not only participate in, but also host, a community event? (Not to mention the tricky question of those  Final Report and the Outputs - only joking, Lawrie) Well, we have been thinking about what we would like to spend time exploring with you and want ...

From: Rebecca O'Rourke - Read more

January 13, 2009

Open Learning

January 13, 2009

This is the motto for 2009 as far as EVOLVE is Concerned. It is also the year we will try to connect to more learning initiatives all over Europe and beyond, if possible. As part of our Open Learning approach we are also open to suggestions and new ideas. And to start the year the best way, we will ...

From: Cristina Costa - Read more

January 09, 2009

Blog about a Woman in Technology that you admire

January 09, 2009

I blogged about this  yesterday at Charman-Anderson has set a challenge for people to blog about a woman in technology on Ada Lovelace Day, 24 March.   As I write this 747 out of 1000 have pledged to do this so hitting the 1000 target won't be an issue but let's make this count by blogging, twittering and ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

A digital identity question for parents

January 09, 2009

An interesting question is raised by a Design Pattern problem, Others First, identified by Yishay Mor in the Pattern Language Network wiki: Parents who create an online identity for themselves that includes any images of and text about their children inevitably create an online identity for those children. The children have no control over how they are presented or ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

January 08, 2009

Immersive interfaces for learning

January 08, 2009

Another very useful Berkman talk on Immersive Interfaces by Chris Dede, Timothy E Wirth professor of Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dede develops a typology of immersive interfaces and illustrates their application in US middle schools. Even more usefully he presents a simple analytical framework for discussing immersive environments for learning: is it an ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

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