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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 16, 2009

Digital Literacy Debate

March 16, 2009

Picture credit CollaboraiveSociability by vaXzineI've put up a wiki to help organize attendees, resources, schedule and outputs from the Digital Literacy debate that will be taking place online, in Elluminate, on Friday 27 March 2009, at 1pm GMT. The event arose from conversations on Twitter, around the meaning and definition of digital literacy, and frustration about ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

March 10, 2009

ThoughtFest 09

March 10, 2009

Last week I was fortunate to be one of the attendees at the fantastic Thought Fest 2009 conference, held at the University of Salford's Think Lab. Organised by organized by Pontydysgu with the support of the JISC Evolve network and the European Mature-IP project, the event attracted top class learning technology researchers and practitioners from across Europe. Potential ...

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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 09, 2009

JISC Conference: We need your Demos

February 09, 2009

Hi All,Just a quick reminder that we have loads of spaces for you to demo your wares at the JISC  conference so please get in touch with Alice asap. Lawrie ...

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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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