"Letters from the Edge: Keep Calm and Carry On" @jamesclay #jiscel10 #uksnow

Below is a blog entry written by James Clay for the currently ongoing #JISCEL10 conference, drawing upon a title I suggested for our talk at #PELC10 (Keep Calm and Carry On – my PhD research included this topic). As we are running into another freezing cold snap, the issues we raised at that conference are raised highly again. At the University of Winchester as we look to embed the use of Wimba amongst staff (and Continue Reading →

#pelc10: audiocast

Listen to the full podcast. The slides from my section are here, and the original/revised abstracts! Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

#pelc10 Plymouth E-Learning Debate

Snow, Floods Swine Flu Terrorist Threats Keep Calm and Carry On View more presentations from Bex Lewis. Great conference ongoing in Plymouth, hope to put some more content up shortly, but meantime, follow the Tweetstream. We had a great debate earlier, above are my slides… (debate abstract) Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly Continue Reading →

University of Staffordshire, Change & Innovation, #pelc10

Undertaking – innovative stuff in a traditional institution Most staff trying to be innovative, doing in isolation- not aware of top-level… how do we start to engage staff, understand how strategy is changing… Handout – resource basis,everything was coming from top-down and external influences, not taking on board internal. Enable: portfolio management (strategy development, change management, organisational growth) – curriculum is growing, why is it just growing, how manage.why not culling? Initiative (project) management – Continue Reading →

Social Software for Learning, #pelc10

Social Software for learning – definition… Do we need it or is it fancy hype? How do we use it? What are the apps of the future? The Theory Most of us use it every day without even realising it…e.g. Facebook Social software treat triads of people differently than pairs… needs more collaboration features… Social software treats groups as first class objects in the system – more important than individuals Richter and Koch, 2007 So, Continue Reading →

Digital Native Debate, #pelc10

Notes taken on my netbook – a bit rubbish, didn’t really seem to note who was saying what, but it was a great debate! Digital Native Debate… (Prensky) Visitor – does what they need to do, log in, log off and they vanish… Resident – lives out a portion of their life online, an aspect of their persona will remain online… a place to be with other human beings… To many – see the web Continue Reading →

TxtTools, #pelc10

TxtTools – for more than admin – using for learning & teaching Send/receive texts directly from computer… Audience Participation Voting & Auto Responses RSS to SMS Personalised learning using Podcasts via sms Text comments/code, students remain anonymous and can ask for more information…  chair/speaker can use which questions they wish… Add value for students: Simple participation by text message Comments or questions in real time Feel empowered to have their say Remain anonymous Inexpensive – Continue Reading →

Dave White, Keynote, #pelc10

David has worked in the overlapping space between education, technology and media for over 16 years. He co-manages Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), an elearning research and development group at theUniversity of Oxford. At TALL he is responsible for the production and delivery of a wide range of online distance courses. The courses include philosophy, art, literature, economics, history and even nanotechnology. Over 1000 students based around the globe enrol on these each term. David released Continue Reading →