OER15 Conference report

This year the host city for the Open Education Conference (OER15) was Cardiff and its theme was ‘Mainstreaming Open Education’. Chaired by Haydn Blackey and Martin Weller there were over 100 sessions condensed into two action packed days. It was a very friendly welcoming conference of enthusiasts who have a ‘can do’ attitude: This was my […] View Article

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Learning Technologies, Olympia. January 2015

The LT Conference returned to London in January, showcasing a range of tech enterprises. Trends are obviously very subjective, but these were gleaned from the conference: The lexicons of story-telling and journalism are appearing more frequently in learning. The language is readily-understood by a wide audience (and accessible language is always preferred to impenetrable jargon […] View Article

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‘Rhetoric and Reality’ – critical perspectives on educational technology from Down Under

Critical thinking thrived at the 2014 ascilite annual conference (24th-26th November), held in Dunedin, New Zealand, with presentations interrogating claims on a number of themes. Shane Dawson (University of South Australia) in a thought-provoking keynote questioned the value being extracted from analytics software across the HE sector, viewing the technology as a blunt instrument in […] View Article

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Social Media for Every Audience : Student Social Media Showcase and the European Conference on Social Media 2014

      The first Student Social Media Showcase (SMSS) and the inaugural European Conference on Social Media 2014 (ECSM2014) were hosted 9th-11th July by the University of Brighton Business E-Learning Research Group and took place in the Huxley Building, Brighton. The two events brought together over 250 academics (from 35 countries), students, school children […] View Article

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