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November 2008

November 05, 2008

Trainers in Europe online conference

November 05, 2008

I participated in the Evolve community's online conference today: Trainers in Europe: Training the Trainer. There were 38 people in an Elluminate room. I was one of three presenters, the other two, Alan Brown and Barry Nyhan gave excellent, contrasting discussions. In a dialectical construction, Alan presented a thesis, I presented an antithesis and Barry, the synthesis. It was ...

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November 06, 2008

JISC online conference and Emerge Second Life activities

November 06, 2008

I have been wandering (that is probably the best word) through several JISC online conference discussions. I am afraid it is a registration-only event so I am not sure whether you will be able to wander as well. When I have been there there have been about 25-30 people co-present (except at 0400 but that is a different story). ...

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eFramework Workshop

November 06, 2008

Lawrie organised a workshop for U&I projects on the eFramework, in London at the Hatton (etc Venues) on 29 October. Most U&I projects were represented. The workshop aimed to do three things: enable U&I Projects to produce outputs for the eFrameworkto help the eFramework team to validate its own elicitation processesto introduce participants to "Project X", the ...

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November 08, 2008

JISC Emerge terms and conditions and privacy policies amended

November 08, 2008

We have made minor amendments to the JISC Emerge terms and conditions and privacy policies. These are minor changes to take account of the recent benefits realisation activity and to make the Creative Commons License to and by JISC Emerge ...

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November 14, 2008

Emerging Debate: Actor Networks and Connectivism

November 14, 2008

Frances Bell posted to Emerge noting the similarity between Actor Network Theory and Connectivism. I replied, "snap" because I, too (and many others: I claim no primacy), had noticed this. Frances' full post, "Is Connectivism a Learning Network" is here. I have replied to her and posted a discussion on Actor Network Theory. I fear we may be doing ...

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November 15, 2008

Altered State online blended conference 27, 28 November

November 15, 2008

We are moving into the final phases of the U&I programme. This is our last online conference. Don't miss it! "Altered States" 27, 28 November 2008. What has changed: in your practice; in your project; in your institution; in your community?And a blended bonus: In conjunction with the outputs surgery being run by Lawrie and Alice Gugan, we are ...

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November 22, 2008

What is needed for a community to function

November 22, 2008

ELESIG is a community of researchers that started with a small group of universities, which grew out of eLearning Pathfinding. Elesig has identified a number of functions that distributed (online) group/community members need to fulfill. I adapted these from Rhona Sharpe's presentation to Brookes eL@B on 20/11/2008. The slides may be forthcoming. Online Community ...

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November 24, 2008

Microblogging on the Emerge site

November 24, 2008

You will have noticed that over this past weekend a Twitter stream has been incorporated into the Emerge site. This is a trial, but I quite like it.We took a decision to try this out because a lot of U&I-related conversation was taking place on Twitter. Also, one of the U&I funded projects: M3 developed a set of "Twitter ...

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November 27, 2008

Last minute dot Emerge conference

November 27, 2008

Altered States, the final Emerge online conference kicks off this morning at 0930 on an Elluminate server near you. Click on the Moodle link over there to the right (assuming you are viewing this in the Emerge Elgg site) across the microblog stream and join the conference. Last minute registrations and drop-ins welcome.  See you ...

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November 30, 2008

Participatory governance - the IBM perspective?

November 30, 2008

We all subordinate ourselves to, and participate in, groups. These may be states or other institutions at various scales: families, workplaces, corporations, education. In the context of a world in which "Absolutely everything is changing all the time," at a recent Harvard Berkman centre seminar, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, (read his blog) President Emeritus of the IBM Technology Academy and visiting/adjunct ...

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