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September 03, 2008

Digital Divide slam invite

September 03, 2008

I'm off to ALT-C next week, along with most of the UKs edtechs and learning technologists. I'll be pretty busy, supporting the 4th annual ALT-C Edublogger meetup, helping host the Emerge reception & live radio broadcast, and contributing to the F-ALT fringe activities. I'm really excited to be teaming up again with with Frances Bell, Helen Keegan and ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

August 01, 2008

Altered States: Emerging practices and places

August 01, 2008

I'm pleased to be able to announce themes, formats and dates for the next Emerge Online conference. Taking place in the week of CETIS's conference on Learning, Teaching and the Institution, Emerge's Altered States conference will explore the complex relationships between practitioners, innovation and institutions. Emerge members are invited to contribute their experiences, perspectives and ideas to a range ...

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June 27, 2008

Developing Innovation Networks and Communities of Practice – and the Future of Emerge

June 27, 2008

The report from the Emerge small project – Developing Innovation Networks and Communities of Practice – is now available at:  The underlying aim of project was to look at how the Emerge Community could develop in the future in a sustainable way. To do this, it created a number of case studies covering a very wide area to ...

From: Jim Hensman - Read more

August 28, 2007

A Wii Game

August 28, 2007

I bought a Nintendo Wii recently - for the family of course!  Actually, I wanted to see how well the 'innovative interface' (I'd read so much about) worked in practice.... and it works remarkably well.  It has put a range of technologies together in a novel way to create an entirely new experience - at least in the mass ...

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June 10, 2007

The art of (users and ) innovation

June 10, 2007

Following on from Seb's post I read the cover story of this week's edition of my favourite neoliberal tafsir, the Economist, Lessons from Apple.  The authors derive four rules of innovation:Network innovation: innovation comes from without as well as within: i.e. not-invented-here can be good, or borrow/steal from the best?Design around the needs of the user: pursue simplicity; ease ...

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May 09, 2007

What is innovative?

May 09, 2007

I re-read the About section in this Elgg software instance and noted that the guide to developing this community of practice is broad. It seems to hinge on the word Innovation. Browsing the blog entries it seems there is a lot of focus on so-called web2.0 software and its use within educational institutions. To me this is not technical ...

From: Howard Noble - Read more