Learning Technologies 2008 – Call for papers

It’s that time of year again….!Time to submit a case study for the annual Learning Technologies conference in Mooloolaba, Queensland: 6 & 7 November, 2008. This year’s theme is Connections: Technology has had an effect on how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. The plethora of tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts,…

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Reframing Assessment #1

I’m doing some writing on/about assessment practices at the moment and relating it to some of my findings from my PhD research…So rather than a 15k word essay I’m going to use the Tiny URL approach and condense the key issues into a series a posts. To start the series, it feels appropriate to position…

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Emerging Technologies for Learning – Vol 3

Becta – the UK Government’s lead agency for ICT in education – has released their latest edition in the Emerging Technologies for Learning series (Volume 3). Not surprisingly, they have again selected a diverse range of authors and issues. (If you haven’t read Vol 1 or 2 – make sure you do!) In the Foreword…

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Social Media – edition 3

Trevor Cook & Lee Hopkins have just released their 3rd Social Media: or "how we stopped worrying and learnt to love communication".This is a really valuable introduction to social media in the organisational context – with an Australian perspective.I have used the previous editions with small/micro business owners – they love it – it manages…

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Lights out today – 29 March 8pm – worldwide!

It’s Earth Hour today – please remember to turn your lights, and in fact all your electrical appliances – that’s your computers too – OFF – at 8pm – wherever in the world you are..! Join 28 global cities and switch off! Aalborg –  Aarhus – Adelaide – Atlanta – Bangkok – Bogota – Brisbane…

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PS. A cosmic coincidence

According to the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation site a cosmic coincidence was reported on March 19, 2008.Swift, one of the NASA satellites, recorded 4 separate Gamma Ray Bursts – each one of these massive explosions indicates a star at the end of its life. 4 such explosions have never been recorded before… "..overhead, without any…

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