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March 31, 2009

The last post

March 31, 2009

I will keep this short and sweet. This is the last night of the Emerge project and its Elgg site as has been .18 January 2007 we pitched the bid to the JISC. 26 Months later, I am saying farewell to a beautiful project. As ever it is the people who have made it what it has been. This ...

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March 23, 2009

A brief valediction to Emerge: where we all are and what we all have done

March 23, 2009

We are coming to the end of the Users and Innovation Programme. Stay tuned for messages concerning the continuation of site services. But before all that, I wanted to say to everyone who reads this, what I said at the NGTiP conference a couple of weeks back. This is my valediction to Emerge.Learning technology R&D projects can appear to ...

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February 15, 2009

Hello. Are you reading? Here?

February 15, 2009

What is the aim for this site as we near the end of the U&I funding period? There has been some concern about continuing the Emerge site in some form, but I really do wonder how many people actually read the posts on these pages at this address. And, comment? Here? And, is that at all important? The three ...

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December 18, 2008

Programme Closure meeting 29-30 January 2009, York

December 18, 2008

Registration form is at: meeting marks the beginning of the end of the programme and is being held to iron out any last minute issues that projects may have. A prime focus should be on ensuring that you get the best out of your final reports. Other issues will include:how JISC comms can help in the last few ...

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December 08, 2008

Help me aggregate

December 08, 2008

I had an interesting onsite conversation through onsite messaging with Alan Cann about how to moderate one's own aggregated output into the Emerge Elgg. There is a difference between a "community" site service like Elgg and what I'll call primary blogging. Emerge is supposed to be a service abetting the formation of a community around an interest in user ...

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December 04, 2008

Educa Berlin - focussing on the fringe

December 04, 2008

The edubloggers' meet, first live radio show, and the first dragons' den have been done. These events are all grabbing audio and video outputs of JISC Emerge-related activity, and represent three modes. Edubloggers was pure community building where people introduced themselves around a table : I am nnn from ppp and I blog about x. Any recording was random ...

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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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October 18, 2008

Out there? Incohate coalescent worlds

October 18, 2008

There is lots happening out there. I had my attention drawn to the Eduserv Virtual World Watch (VWW). Eduserv and VWW have just published a "snapshot of virtual world activity in UK Higher and Further Education", available here. No single conclusion from the report, but an account of an incohate, coalescent sphere of frenetic activity and much more to ...

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September 09, 2008

Welcome new team members

September 09, 2008

I want to introduce two new members of the Emerge team. Emma Anderson and Helen Swain join us from Oxford Brookes Department of Publishing. Emma and Helen are working as investigators, synthesists, journalists, and editors (web and print) to help consolidate project and programme findings and to produce dissemination documents and reports for various audiences. They will be working ...

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August 04, 2008

ALT-C booking deadline 15 August

August 04, 2008

ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, 9-11 September 2008, Leeds, UKBookings close Friday, 15th August 2008 – book soon to confirm your place!This conference will explore and extend the debate over the digital divide, providing an opportunity to develop both thinking and practice. The premise to be explored in the conference is that the digital divide is multidimensional, rather ...

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