Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well as some of you know I am speaking at Online educa in Berlin this Friday as part of a session on Engaging Learners Using Technology timing 14.30 till 16.00. Its Gen73 in the programme and in the Lincke room.
Well after a email requesting title for a SIG lunch table mines been selected so if your at education and fancy discussing the supposition below sign up and come along . It start 13,30 and end 14.30 nearly causing me to be in two places at once but not quite
Learning 2.0 – Helpful Term or Not ?
with the following description:
The phrase web 2.0 has been highly contested as a step on the journey but not an evolution of the web itself. Learning 2.0 I suggest is also a non descript term that doesnt help us build a paradigm for making use of advances in technologies to help promote learning.
Posted by andy black at 8:21 pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I cant go in Berlin but this event on November the 3rd in London looks great.
its free but you've got to register
Posted by andy black at 9:43 am
Another one of those humble giants is getting some recognition Geoff Rebbeck Thanet College !!!!!
The Becta QIA STAR Award For Innovation was awarded to Geoff Rebbeck.
The category was judged by Kevin Donovan on behalf of Becta and presented by Jane Williams, at last nights ceremony.
Congratulations Geoff Richly deserved and those who made the short list well done
Friday, November 21, 2008
Voice google search on the iPhone WOW WOW !
Posted by andy black at 10:36 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Posted by andy black at 11:20 am
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thanks Steve you teachmmet and Shropshire Giant !!
Posted by andy black at 6:57 pm
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thanks to Adrian for this (good one) these devices that plug into a device via usb (potentially mini usb) for both display in and power. It brings the idea of small device (mobile) that one can easily plug into a larger screen much closer . Seems a really good development
stick a key board on it and we are getting near the one device model for many users. How long before the bring out a cable connection for the Iphone ?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The following are included:
Web 2.0 and the Law for FE Policy Makers
Web 2.0 and the Law for HE Policy Makers
Web 2.0 and the Law for Information Services
Web 2.0 and the Law for IT Support Staff
Web 2.0 and the Law for Learning Resource Staff
Web 2.0 and the Law FAQs
Web 2.0 Policy Checklist
Posted by andy black at 9:52 am
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A view in may or may not be mine ?http://www.electricchalk.com/independent-on-mobile-learning/
Posted by andy black at 12:18 am
Monday, November 10, 2008
What does an e-TALC CD-ROM include?
from the the website http://www.talcuk.org/e-talc.htm
A variety of electronic resources are included on the e-TALC CD-ROM
including journals, books, newsletters and interactive educational
content. These resources are donated by a variety of NGOs, publishers
and individuals involved in health and development in developing
countries. The resources are sorted and chosen for inclusion on
future issues of e-TALC by our expert editorial board who make their
selection based on the relevance of the resource to health care
workers in resource-poor settings.
Some of the organisations who regularly contribute material to e-TALC include:
- World Health Organisation
- The British Medical Journal
- The Lancet
- The Wellcome Trust
- World Anaesthesia
- International Centre for Child Health
Could do with linking up with the http://www.freedomtoaster.org/
project John Davitt told me of a year ago or so.
Posted by andy black at 12:05 am
Sunday, November 09, 2008
http://www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/32029 worth following. as is the bbc rememberance website link here
Personally I had an interesting day today a local service at 9.30 then off to Duxford Imperial war museum
for another service and a great visit .One young 9 year old was very taken by the day in reflective way including a long conversation with an actor playing the role of a first world war padre. The IWM at Duxford is free on remeberance Sunday and as one of the homes for part of USA 8th air force in WWII and now home to American Air Museum click on photo for link
really thought provoking day out images below is called the counting the cost wall this shot shows part of it. Each Icon represent a lost air and it goes on for a 100 metres
even more shocking was this the first photo shows one of wall panels the second shot shows names of lost crew in details and the third plaque explains it all. A day of relection.
Posted by andy black at 11:40 pm
Just get yourself there OK !!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Becta launches its new Next Generation Learning website
Becta has unveiled the new Next Generation Learning campaign website, as part of its drive to parents, learners and employers to get the most out of technology in education.
The website is a key resource to find out more about the innovative and exciting ways that technology is already being used by some schools and organisations to improve engagement, motivation and results. Exemplar schools include John Cabot Academy in Bristol, where students are using their PSPs (PlayStation Portables) in PE lessons to see how their long jump techniques compare to the professionals, and where sixth formers teach software designers some tricks of the trade.
New on the Next Generation Learning website is a postcode search facility for parents to find out which schools in their area are using technology effectively. These are the schools that are already using technology to a high standard and have received the prestigious ICT Mark. Research indicates that ICT Mark accredited schools are four times more likely to be rated as outstanding in the overall effectiveness category of Ofsted inspection reports. Pupils at ICT Mark schools are also more likely to achieve better results.
The campaign demonstrates how greater engagement with parents or carers can increase a learner's potential link here , how effective use of technology can improve schools link here and colleges, and how to ensure children are safe online link here .
To find out more about how to implement Next Generation Learning click on the links above, or have a look at the campaign website http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk .
Stephen Crowne, Chief Executive of Becta said,
"We know that technology significantly improves results, yet despite this, only one in five of schools and colleges are making the most of its potential. Our children, and all other learners, deserve a truly outstanding education and in the modern world this means we need all schools and learning providers to become effective and innovative users of technology.
"We don't want anyone to miss out so we are encouraging everyone to go on to the website and see just some of the differences that technology can make."
The Next Generation Learning website is a key part of the national campaign that aims to encourage schools, colleges and learning providers to consider how they can use technology to support teaching.
Posted by andy black at 4:39 pm
Well my morning started with Ipod touch cruise to twitter, then the bbc online then google news.
Might be retro and watch telly and buy a paper latter. Twitter it strikes me is like the old fashioned newswire but in a my humble opinion its like a wildfire phenomena described by Yrjo Engestrom at his recent prsentation at mlearn008 but with more pervasive and mychorrhizae like properties . His book from knots to teams is interesting .
Posted by andy black at 6:18 am
Well where else would you get up to date breaking news . Is twitter
the modern equivalent of ticker Tape news
http://twitter.com/BBC/status/990985113 the BBC on twitter ;-).
Monday, November 03, 2008
Mick Mullane the man that made go and get a Mac and then a Ipod touch but also rages about about projects not workng with learners own devices has finally got some reward.
Mick is a great presenter that mixes technolgy with a healthy dose of pragmatism to showcase his work at his college combining SMS and pod and vodcasting . He is one of the rare few to mix classroom teaching and learning examples of mobile learning but importantly the use of the technology in day to day running of a college as a business.
Well done Mick well deserved.