#ALTC2011 Comes to a Close

Final Keynote: John Naughton Many of the most important technological developments in computing and networking have come as surprises – pleasant and/or unpleasant – to professional communities and commercial organisations, including those which are supposed to know what the future holds. How does this happen? Why are we so bad at anticipating the technological future? And what would we need to do to improve? John Naughton #altc2011 (mp3) Naughton read from a script, with no…

Keynote @mbrechner #altc2011

Miguel Brechner, Uruguay. Plan Ceibal Talk will be available online afterwards, abstract is on Crowdvine. Not one laptop per child - much bigger than that... Not about ICT/technology, but about social/political gains. Fear of the teachers - that students would know much more than they would. 450 000 impacts.... Including far more equality. Diagram shows users of the Internet in all countries - 2007 where programme started, can see the access increasing to similar levels…

Mark Nichols, live from Queensland #iblc10

  Mark Nichols, Laidlaw College Auckland   Blended Learning – a term still ill defined.   With OU – defining 'interactive' – covered everything from “next” to complex.   Essential Elements of Blended Learning: No absolutes...   Combines the best of online and face-to-face experiences Garrison & Vaughan – thoughtful fusion of f2f and online learning experiences.   BOOKS: E-Learning & Social Networking Handbook Making the Transition to E-Learning   Both crucially see the importance…