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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 ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

March 30, 2009

Reflection and Technology

March 30, 2009

In my PhD research, I interviewed a number of people in Higher Education who remarked that students often only reflect before assessment etc. The students see themselves as rarely having the time to reflect. They dont take the time to reflect. They may not have the skills to reflect, the vocabulary to reflect or a process of reflection. When they write ...

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Guardian Article Twitter In History Out

March 30, 2009

I just read this and was saddened to see such shallow thinking. Why any particular technology should be singled out at all is one thing. Why adopt it as a replacement for understanding culture is dreadful. This is further compounded in a digital context because understanding and working with those from other cultures becomes all the more significant in ...

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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 25, 2009

Mulling over Google Latitude

March 25, 2009

I’ve just spent 20 minutes exploring Google Latitude () with Nitin Parmar at the University of Bath. This is part of the Google Map set up. For those who are new (including me, about 2 hours ago). It ...

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Backing up, Dashwire and a sense of liberation.

March 25, 2009

This post is all about admin.A few weeks ago I was left in the unfortunate position of having to hard reset my little old device. This has resulted in me having to start to work up the contacts (I didn’t integrate with Outlook, as I ...

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March 24, 2009

Reminder: Deadline 16/04/09: Computer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in CSE

March 24, 2009

Second Call for PapersComputer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in Computer Science Education Guest Editor: Professor Janet Finlay, Leeds Metropolitan University, j.finlay@leedsmet.ac.ukThere has been much interest of late in the use of social technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  Increasingly educators are exploring the role of Multi User Virtual Environments and so called “Web 2.0” technologies, ...

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Future of Emerge - the clock is ticking....

March 24, 2009

At the last two F2F meetings there has been a lot of talk about continuing at least the online Emerge community and seeing whether it can "re-emerge" as something self sustaining. I have contacted privately those people (outside the support team) who expressed interest in helping to keep this going. But we are rapidly approaching the time we have ...

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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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