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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 ...

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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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January 09, 2009

The problem with the mother

January 09, 2009

Link love: This post builds on the case study I contributed to the Eduserv workshop on Digital Identities at the British Library today. Everyone's case studies are lodged over at the Pattern Language Network site, along with Yishay's Slidedeck pattern language tutorial on writing a case study. It also moves forward some observations I made in my ...

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December 24, 2008

Twitter allegiance

December 24, 2008

In the spirit of passing time at Christmas, and following on from a heated discussion about the meaning and robustness of community in online environments, I invited 100 of my 1,276 current Twitter followers to fill in a quick survey cunningly designed to provide a fairly wonky measure of community allegiance. Of course I welcome critical feedback about ...

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December 18, 2008

Edublog Awards 2008

December 18, 2008

Its the Edublog Awards 2008! Dust off your party outfits and get ready to join us on Saturday night for the spectacular 5th awards show, celebrating the vibrancy of blog and social media practice to support learning. Voting is still open across this years 16 categories, and every vote still counts since most of the category ...

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December 09, 2008

That Was an Interesting Experience

December 09, 2008

As the piloting activity of the Open Habitat project draws to a close it’s time to gather out data and our thoughts and consider what it all might mean. We have plenty of evidence that MUVEs are a useful for teaching and learning and much guidance and direction to give to teaching practitioners considering taking the plunge. We also ...

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November 16, 2008

Full Fat Feeds

November 16, 2008

It's great to see so many projects syndicating their web and blog content over to the site - it means that the community can share and connect in one handy place. Some of the feeds coming over are restricted however, meaning that people have to click through to the original site to view the entire post. I'd like to ...

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October 19, 2008

Notes towards Digital Literacy

October 20, 2008

Anyone who has talked to me for any length of time over the past couple of years will have been hard pressed to have avoided my growing preoccupation with the UK's digital literacy agenda, or rather, lack of one. However, while I've been talking about this a lot, I haven't made many written remarks outside of policy contributions ...

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October 01, 2008

Open Habitat Phase 2 Philosophy Plans

October 01, 2008

We learnt a few things in the first phase of the Open Habitat project which have informed the set-up of our next pilots. I’m currently planning the pilot that will run with philosophy students in Second Life. The main challenge with the first pilot was the sheer speed of debate in SL. The experienced philosophy students are used to ...

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September 25, 2008

Being There

September 25, 2008

Photo credit: Invasion by Henryleelucas Dave White's recent post, Not 'Natives' or 'Immigrants' but 'Visitors' & 'Resident' slipped by largely without comment, which is a huge shame and one I'm happy to try and remedy a little here. It's a must-read post because it does what a lot of people have been trying to do ...

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