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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 30, 2009

Twitter for teaching: don’t believe what you read

March 30, 2009

There’s been a fair bit published/blogged/tweeted about Sir Jim Rose’s Blueprint for a new primary curriculum. This report is due out in April 2009 but as been ‘leaked’ and reported widely. The recent press storm and associated knicker wetting is summed up by some great headlines: Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up by the Guardian Exit Winston ...

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March 26, 2009

Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?

March 26, 2009

It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or reflective and are highly ...

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March 25, 2009

Mulling over Google Latitude

March 25, 2009

I’ve just spent 20 minutes exploring Google Latitude () with Nitin Parmar at the University of Bath. This is part of the Google Map set up. For those who are new (including me, about 2 hours ago). It ...

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Backing up, Dashwire and a sense of liberation.

March 25, 2009

This post is all about admin.A few weeks ago I was left in the unfortunate position of having to hard reset my little old device. This has resulted in me having to start to work up the contacts (I didn’t integrate with Outlook, as I ...

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March 24, 2009

An Ada Lovelace legacy: women in (learning) techonolgy

March 24, 2009

There are many women in technology I admire. My field: learning technology is characterised, in part, by many female leaders. I think of Diana Laurillard, Grainne Conole (jfg them); colleagues: Rhona Sharpe, Patsy Clarke, Frances Deepwell, Judy Lyons in OCSLD; there’s Helen Beetham, Helen Barrett, Rose Luckin, Diana Oblinger; Robin Mason, who defined a practice through Mindweave and ...

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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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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 15, 2009

EVOLVE in Partnership with Educamp: Open Seminar on Enterprise 2.0

March 15, 2009

This month's Topic: Enterprise 2.0 - The potentials of social software for the learning processes in enterpriseWhen: Monday, March 16, 18:00 GMT / 1900 CETWhere: Elluminate (no Password required)  Moderation: Cristina Costa and Steffen Büffel The guest speakers includes Willms Buhse and Pat Parslow. Isn't that reason enough not to miss it!! ;-) The discussion will focuses on the following ...

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March 11, 2009

#NGTiP09 embedding institutional change guidelines from @Gwenvdv

March 11, 2009

Embedding needs building. Building needs scaffolding. Gwen van der Velden recognises that change agents operate in networks of influence. To make change you need: - buy-in - user engagement - institutional solutions - patronage - a user-friendly pitch - reputation-awareness. Barriers to change include: student data systems, middle managers, staff learning needs. Drivers for embracing technology: students, resource constraints, employers. So answer these questions: - What is your strap-line? - Why ...

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