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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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March 04, 2009

Emerge Continuation

March 04, 2009

Those who were in York in January or who read the ensuing discussions will know that there are moves afoot to ensure that the Emerge community presence continues in some form after the end of the programme. We have an offer from Oxford Brookes to host a follow on community and a gang of volunteers who are willing to ...

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February 25, 2009

Planet on video!

February 25, 2009

Planet has a new video in which we give an overview of the project and our methodology. Check it out and let us know what you think. There is also a high resolution version for large screen display. We are now working on a series of shorter videos giving more detail of each workshop and its activities. Many thanks to ...

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February 24, 2009

EXTEND/Planet discussion continuing on CABWEB

February 24, 2009

We had a really interesting discussion at lunchtime where a number of people shared stories of their successful teaching practice and we considered how the Planet process might help us to explore them in more detail. What was particularly exciting for Planet was that there were a number of stories that seemed to offer confirming examples for a couple ...

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Don't forget - join us for lunch!

February 24, 2009

Don't forget that today we are holding a mini-Planet workshop via eluminate - hosted by the EXTEND project. The idea is to come and tell us a story of some teaching experience you have had that worked. We want to know about the SITUATION - the context in which the event occurred; the TASK you were trying to do; ...

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February 06, 2009

SAGSET09: Coaching and Learning through Games - deadline approaching

February 06, 2009

Looking to disseminate your project results? The 39th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Games, Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) is being held at Leeds Met from Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 July 2009, with the theme Coaching & Learning Through Games.Submission is by 700-1000 word abstract and is due by Friday 13th February, though I ...

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January 30, 2009

Closing the village hall....

January 30, 2009

I was quite depressed to hear George say yesterday that the Elgg site would be replaced by an archive site at the end of the programme. Am I the only one who would like to see this community given the chance to continue on its own? Maybe it will die a natural death but it seems slightly unethical to ...

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January 08, 2009

Call for Papers: Social Technologies in Computer Science Education (Special Issue of the Computer Science Education Journal)

January 08, 2009

I am editing a Special issue of the Computer Science Journal looking at the use of social technologies in teaching and learning in computing disciplines. Please consider submitting a paper if you are working in that area - and feel free to circulate the call below more widely.Call for PapersComputer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in ...

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June 18, 2008

Emerge Conference Event: Pattern Workshop on Developing and sustaining learning communities, Jun 23rd

June 18, 2008

The Pattern Language Network project (Planet) is running an online workshop at the Emerge Online Event on 23rd  June, around the theme of “Developing and sustaining learning communities“. Education in the 21st century is increasingly based on different models to those of the past – emphasising peer-to-peer interaction, continuing and lifelong learning, and ubiquitous access. Learning communities are an essential ...

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