Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Conference on Learning with Handheld and Mobile Devices

In association with TERU (Technology Education Research Unit), Goldsmiths College, a conference on learning with handheld and mobile computing devices is to be held at Goldsmiths (in the new Will Alsop building) on Oct 14th & 15th.It is hoped that this will become an annual or biannual research gathering for educators, academics and developers to share ideas, knowledge and experience. Merlin John from the TES has been raising awareness for the event in the TES Online and PalmOne have come on board with a little sponsorship. We have managed to secure a leading group of international speakers and workshop hosts, the opening keynote address will be provided by Martin Ripley of the QCA and the closing keynote by Professor Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan with the event attracting both academics, policy makers and teachers. Indeed the reason that half of the conference falls on a Saturday is to provide more access to teachers who generally will find a Friday more difficult. The event is non-profit making and a two day pass is only £75 including lunch and refreshments. Single day passes are also available with the Saturday pass being just £30.
There is a microsite for the conference at this address:

and some material on the TES website here:

and here:

Backstage at the BBC open source

Backstage at the BBC

Those lovely public servants have done it again with an inititative that appears to give a thumbs up to open source. Worth a real good nose around

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Third National Workshop and Tutorial on Handheld Computers in Universities and Colleges

Interseting workshop I attended first workshop in 2003

The day will focus on giving lecturers, teachers, staff developers and learning technologists the necessary conceptual and practical background to make informed decisions about deploying handheld computers in their departments, classes and courses. Each delegate will receive a complimentary handheld computer.

Place: Wolverhampton Science Park

Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Date: Friday 4 November 2005

Fee: £ 205 (lunch and refreshments included) Each delegate will receive a complimentary handheld computer.

Speakers to date:

  • Professor Gilly Salmon, University of Leicester, author and authority, 'm-learning and m-moderating'
  • John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, 'mobile learning - the present and the future'

Further information and online booking: