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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 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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February 19, 2009

Emerge team writing retreat

February 19, 2009

I have set up a place to post our stuff from the writing retreat (I know, I know, another b***** site). Bear with me We do not have a projector but most of us have machines, I thought this might work as a whiteboard. I have not made the site private - yet. But we can. Suggested schedule 0900-0930 Review: task ...

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February 18, 2009

Next Generation Technologies in Practice Conference, 10-11 March

February 18, 2009

Places remaining at the Next Generation Technologies in Practice Conference, 10-11 March, Burleigh Court Conference Centre, Loughborough UniversityInterested in how new technologies can impact on the effectiveness of HE and FE staff, students and researchers! Register now at Next Generation Technologies in Practice conference on 10th and 11th March will be highlighting a range of major developments in multimedia ...

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February 15, 2009

Hello. Are you reading? Here?

February 15, 2009

What is the aim for this site as we near the end of the U&I funding period? There has been some concern about continuing the Emerge site in some form, but I really do wonder how many people actually read the posts on these pages at this address. And, comment? Here? And, is that at all important? The three ...

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February 09, 2009

Next Generation Technologies in Practice 10-11 March Loughborough

February 09, 2009

Register now for the Next Generation Technologies in Practice Conference, 10-11 March.The JISC Users & Innovation projects are highly acclaimed by the wider  community, and Benefits Realisation activities have significantly raised their profile.Day 1 of the Next Generation Technologies in Practice Conference on 10th March celebrates and shares the successes of these projects and their invaluable knowledge and experience. ...

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