Åbne interaktive læringsrum – Forskningsnettets konference 2010

Sammen med min kollega Thomas Schlichting holdt jeg dette oplæg på Forskningsnettets Konference 2010 samlet under titlen Åbne interaktive læringsrum fortalte vi om nogle af de tekniske og pædagogiske E-læringsmuligheder, som vi har erfaring med på Humaniora, KU.

Tjek resten af programmet her – eller se vores slides her: forsknet2010

PLE_BCN …Personal Learning Environments (Day 1)

Notes/slides/references from the PLE-conference on Personal Learning Environments. There’s also a live stream from all 4 rooms, as well as a daily paper generated from tweets etc. – oh and there’s slides here. Also – there’s videos in this group on YouTube.

(un)-keynote (thursday) by @courosa & @grahamattwell:

S4 – Workshop: Twitter, The Heart of your PLE?
Paulo Simões @pgsimoes, José Mota @josemota

S6 – Ples In Higher Education
Lisa Harris @lisaharris: Integrating “Employability” into the Curriculum: Case Studies of Online Portfolio Implementation in the UK
Sabrina Herbst: Informal Learning in Formal Contexts? An Empirical Assessment of the Potential Role of Ples in Higher Education
Xavier Mas: Informal Learning On The Web: A Proposal For The Integration of Formative Experiences in Higher Education

S9 – Ples And Teacher Training
Linda Castañeda: Patchworking Web 2.0 For Learning: Introducing Ict As A Professional Tool Building Personal Learning Environments
Joyce Seitzinger: Kia Ora And Gidday: The Impact Of An Informal Community Of Practice On An Educator’s Personal Learning Network
María Del Carmen (In Spanish!) Personal Learning Environment Design And The Professors’ Educative Training On Ict

S14 – Demo: Manchester PLE

An introduction to the Manchester PLE more about the PLE-system on the hedtek-website.

S15 – PLEs and institutions

Southampton University: Making it rich and personal: meeting institutional challenges from next generation learning environments

PLE as subset of PLN

BETT 2010

I attended the BETT show 2010. Rather than trying to put all the stuff I saw into words, or carry home 8026 fancy flyers & product leaflets I took pictures with my phone, and posted all of it straight to a posterous-blog. So any and all of what caught my eye is right here on my BETT2010-posterous with a few related comments…

If you only take one thing away from this, let it be Doug Dickinson’s links from his amazing talk on creativity.

Online Educa Berlin 2009

Well it’s obviously hard to sum up three days of conference w. 15 tracks and a conference programme packed, stacked & racked from 9:15 to 18:00 or 19:00… So just some brief notes. Videos from the conference should be available shortly, radio-podcasts are already up.

Organisation was very well done as always, including deciding a hashtag for the twittering about the conference (search for #eob2009 to see what everybody had to say about it all)

Thursdays opening keynotes generally got good reviews, and should appear online shortly
Digital Identity session hosted by @stylianosm2 -All interesting & relevant different angles on the issue by @stevenwarburton @shirleyearley @grahamattwell and @margaperez – This session btw. got it’s own hashtag: #eob2009DI

For the next round I tried COM18 “Putting the web to Work in the Class – practical tips & new ideas” But it still seemed like a vaguely unfocused sales pitch when I left 5 mins later… (I’ve decided to have no shame what-so-ever about getting up & leaving – there are 14 other tracks, my workplace paid for me to attend, oh, and I just hate generic sales pitches!)
So I joined MED27 in stead: “Mixed Media for Learning: Hype or Hit? Which was great: Christine Redecker, Inge de Waard, Paul Den Hertog (on upscaling web-lectures at Hogeschool v A’dam – need to get a hold of him for info on their podcast solution) & John Hill.

Then SOC35 on “Web 2.0 Leading to Learning 2.0”: Helen Keegan on a very interesting use of blogs, Trevor Baker on SL and Sebastian Kelle  on Game-based Learning, which turned into my last session of the day, as I fell into interesting conversation over a beer with first Helen Keegan, then @margaperez, @cristinacost and a couple of others before I had to rush off to dinner with a bunch of Danes in East Berlin…

Friday morning had two parallel sessions, I picked “Responding to the Changing World of Work” chaired by (Keynote speaker) Charles Jennings (as the other one, even though chaired by Gilly Salmon sounded to me like another “oh, no the tech savvy youth are real scary!”-themed thing…) Tarkan Maner (Wyse tech.), Martin Dougiamas (Moodle Australia) and David James Clarke IV (Toolwire) – the latter with a very interesting presentation on Experimental Learning at Phoenix University.

Next session STR48 chaired by Graham Attwell on “Narrative and Storytelling in Teaching and Learning”, All interesting examples of storytelling in use: Christopher Murray had Med-students doing photo-stories about their feelings regarding home visits to patients, Lucia Pannese on serious games in e-VITA, Christina Costa on childrens digital storytelling in a cartoon setting.

After lunch I attended VAR66 “Battle of the Bloggers” (again: separate hashtag: #oebbattle) I found the attempt to change the format to a battle scenario interesting, but it didn’t really work for me: It was oddly unengaging -or maybe I was just put off by the assumption that we all know the panel (I knew none of them, but that may be my fault) – plus that we all know the same 4-5 theories of learning, evaluation etc debated – which I’m sure are the dominating ones in a british/american context, but to my knowledge isn’t in a scandinavian one… Also there was much ado about the backchannel (direct + feeding in Twitter via the tag), but it didn’t seem to be used for anything but a “show” of engaging the (not very full) room. Disappointing I have to say, cause it could have been fun – in stead it seemed to turn into a dinner conversation for the usual suspects?

After that I tried out the STR79 session, but I’d just heard the first speaker in Copenhagen recently, so I dodged out and took a tour of the stalls – and then went on to join the TweetUp-crowd. The bar session was quickly substituted by a trip to East Berlin for dinner. Ordering dinner however took a lot longer 😉 But it was fun & great company. Between the 8 people around the table: @christinacost @torresk @mariaperif @juizee @grahamattwell @gcooney @cosmocat (who org. it) & me @anetq) A quick count said we spoke a total of 19 languages (20 if you count Latin) to at least some extent… So next year we’re aiming for 30 languages, if you’re coming to Berlin, please join us!

Teaching and learning activities (ITU)

Har fået lov at komme med til ITUs interne konference om Teaching and Learning Activities – og der er masser af gode ideer, tips, erfaringer og ikke mindst gode oplægsholdere (KU leverede i øvrigt 3, men jeg valgte at høre nogle andre…) Lidt hørt, set & oplevet i dagens løb:

Annelise Agertoft fra ITUs læringsenhed ILU (Interaction and Learning Unit) bød velkommen, og Claus Brabrand satte rammen i forhold til ITUs strategi: From Intended Learning Outcomes to Teaching/Learning Activities.

Lee Harvey (CBS) satte folk til at reflektere over deres egne holdning Vs oplevelser med læring og undervisning: (meta)reflektion og deraf følgende åbning/ispilsætning af begreberne (og de forskellige teoretiske holdninger til læring) var en god intro til dagen.
(Han vikarierede i øvrigt for influenzaoffer med kort varsel, men det var nu ikke mærkbart.)
Hvad går der galt
Ian Bearden (NBI, KU) fortalte om sine erfaringer med klikkere – og vi fik afprøvet ITUs nye klikkere undervejs, da vi blev testet i et par fysikspørgsmål – Og selvfølgelig dette undervisningsrelaterede spørgsmål om, hvorfor de studerende mon ikke lærer nok til at bestå:

Eftermiddagens program var 3-sporet med forskellige workshops, så jeg valgte ikke at høre de 2 andre KU-oplægsholdere, men i stedet:

Susanna Sancassani (Milanos Polytekniske) fortalte om podcasts, iTunesU & YouTube/Edu, men på introduktionsniveau (så dér ville jeg personligt være blevet klogere i en anden workshop) – men der var mange 

Ane Qvortrup, (Ph.d. SDU) holdt et meget fint og teoretisk meget grundigt oplæg om E-Portfolio som medie for læring, undervisning og bedømmelse; Hun havde helt klart nogle slides med skemaer, som jeg gerne vil se nærmere på (fx. den om forskellen ml. de nordiske teoretikere: Roger Säljö (Sverige) og Olga Dysthe (Norge).

Eva Ulstrup og Mai-Britt Haugaard Jeppesen (RUC) fortalte [og demonstrerede naturligvis undervejs!] hvordan man får mere dialog og interaktion ind i sin undervisning; Det var både underholdende, informativt og engagerende – og i sig selv et fantastisk eksempel på, hvordan man holder folk vågne og aktive i undervisningen, for her taler vi om workshoppen fra 16:30-17:15!

De allersidste præsentationer var spændende eksempler fra undervisningspraksis på ITU; Susana Tosca fortalte om et meget spændende kursus om digital kunst, hvor de studerende bl.a. selv producerede kunstvideoer, og Peter Looms fortalte om forsøgene med at lave podcast fra undervisningen på ITU (primært til “intern brug” for de (fjern-) studerende.

UCLE 09

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Så er University of Copenhagen Conference on Learning Environments 2009, eller  UCLE 09, løbet af stabelen. Vi har podcastet de 5 fælles oplæg (powerpoints + audio) og ikke mindst haft to af keynotespeakerne i studiet til en debat, nemlig David Hirsch fra Yale University og Markus Ketterl fra Universität Osnabrück. Du kan finde alle optagelserne på podcast.hum.ku.dk

Nätbaserad värdering och examination

Endagsseminar på Malmö Universitet: “Skandinavisk seminarium om Nätbaserad värdering och examination”. oversigt over oplægsholdere og emner kan findes her. Meget fokus på plagiat, men interessant i forhold til vores projekt om Elektronisk Eksamen. BTH optog podcast fra seancen, ved ikke om de er offentliggjort?