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Leveraging mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools to engage those with an interest in the centenary of the First World War in the stories of the people of the era using strategically placed Quick Response codes.

Jonathan Vernon at the Design Museum. J F Vernon (2011) Access to the conference sessions is limited to H818 participants, MA ODE alumni, and IET staff. If you fall into one of these categories and would like to register for

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Posted in Creativity, E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, IET, Innovations, L&D, Learning, Lewes, M-learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Martin Weller, Mobile learning, Tertiary Education, The Open University

Reflection on a decade of e-learning

Having not taken stock for a while it was refreshing and re-assuring to consider the Open University postgraduate modules that I have taken, though it has taken this long to understand the meaning of a module that is approaching its

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13 E-learning theories

E-learning theories are not new theories, but rather e-enhancements of existing learning theories (Mayes and de Freitas, 2004).  They form “sets of beliefs: about the nature of knowledge and competence, about the purposes of learning, about how learning occurs, about

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Teenagers and technology

This from a paper from Rebecca Eynon a Professor of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute (Eynon, 2009:277) Her book ‘Teenagers and Technology’ is a valuable read too. So what do you think? Do we expect too much, too quickly

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Teenagers and technology

Fig.1. Letters from Iwa Jima. Clint Eastwood directed Movie. In one of those bizarre, magic ways the brain works, last nigmt I watched the Clint Eastwood film ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ then stayed up reading in bed (quest for a

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Posted in E-Learning, H809: Practice-based research in educational technology, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Reading, Research

H809 Tutor Marked Assignment QQs on scope, sense cam and blogging

Blogging The idea of looking behind blogging came from the reading … but did I reference it??? i.e that innovations never occur in isolation, there was always something else beforehand. The mistake we all make is to assume that innovations

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Could blogging be seen as a scholarly activity?

Blogging developed alongside the web in the mid 1990s and has its routes in keeping a diary, or a writer’s journal, even notes kept by students.

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Posted in Blogging, Collaboration, Creativity, Diary, Dream Bursts, E-Learning, Grainne Conole, L&D, Learning, Martin Weller, Reading, Tertiary Education, The Open University, Words, Writing

Someone who correctly sensed what was coming in 2004 might be a person to ask what is due in 2013/1014

In this paper from Grainne Conole she says (writing in 2003, published 2004) that wireless, smart and wifi will have a huge impact … prescient. Can you remember how little of what we now take for granted was around in 2004?

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