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    Apple Engineers: Smart Device Covers Are a Paradigm Shift!
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/04/apple-engineers-smart-device-covers-are-a-paradigm-shift.html
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- Imagine if your laptop had a status indicator on the outside showing you has received new mail, a new DM, a new file in a watched Dropbox folder. tony.hirst May 5, 2011 -- relevant. tactile sensors and biometrics is the next big thing in mobile and context aware comptuing (and learning)... fabrizio.cardinali May 6, 2011; Nice idea. What I'd love is an intelligent adaptive surface that could create tactile images of images showing on the screen or braille representations of text on the screen.alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011; There is real innovation potential in tactile feedback through such add-ons, but, the trend with touch surfaces is that they are general purpose and programmable, hence Apple's on screen keyboard which can respond to multiple international layouts in a way that anything fixed cannot. So a surface that responds to and with tactile rather than visual may be an interesting development. I don't think there is a future in swappable skins to achieve limited applications. rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Apple Exploring Interactive, Glasses-Free 3D Holographic Displays
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/05/13/apple_exploring_interactive_glasses_free_3d_holographic_displays.html
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    display experience. kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Of interest to subjects such as medicine, history, engineering etc. where manipulation of 3-D objects could aid learning. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011 - whilst definitely an idea with potential uses the technology seems more bleeding edge than cutting edge at the moment.
    Apple Reveals a Powerful Location-Based Service for the iPhone
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    their database." kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Would definitely be of interest within enterprise education but potentially in other subjects/HE settings too - e.g. Room booking info, reading lists/learning content linked to locations, reminders of outstanding library books when passing the library... { cf. smart device covers: your device acts as an ad hoc display for status updates from nearby places and spaces, as with library book reminder example. tony.hirst May 5, 2011 }. wide range of potential uses for work based training as well. As I walk into the factory plant area the maintenance and service guides appear on my iPhone. As I go to the warehouse the delivery protocols appear. As I walk into the exam room the answers appear :-) alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011 helen.keegan May 8, 2011 Location based learning is gaining momentum for sales force training, field education and just in time performance support. Many the applications on Art Education in EU RD Projects. See http://irmosproject.eu/Files/Ticemed_Mazzetti_VirtualCitiesOfArtImmersiveExperience_v3.pdf fabrizio.cardinali May 10, 2011; Seems to me this is closely linked to the 'Augmented Reality on Your Phone' section below, perhaps differentiated by its appeal to more abstract representations of local information rather than direct sensory representations. Perhaps audio for this may be more appealing, rather like the RDS system for car radios? rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Augmented Reality on Your Phone
    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/augmented-reality-on-your-phone/
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    Apr 25, 2011 bill.thompson May 2, 2011 steve.wheelerI certainly see this as important for ambient/untethered learning in the near future kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Interested to see where this might be heading A hugely exciting area for teaching and learning. There are already some excellent apps like StarWalk, SunSeeker and Museum of London that use this. It will take off when it becomes easy for staff to add info layers to real life objects via QR codes etc. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011; Surely QR code generation is here and now? What evaluation has there been of projects such as the Museum of London's? rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Bokodes
    http://web.media.mit.edu/~ankit/bokode/
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    reality applications. kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Like the idea of QR codes for education but not yet taken off yet - possibly for problems in reading codes as suggested here. Could this be the technology that changes this? See comments for AR alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011; I see no technical challenge to generating QR codes, but few facilities embedded in purposeful learning applications - bokodes offer a more dynamic, real-time participative opportunity for learning. rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Cloud Migrations Trigger Organizational Challenges
    http://www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/blog/archives/2010/02/cloud_migration.html
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    its affordances. kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Getting page not found error message.
    The Coming Data Explosion
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_coming_data_explosion.php
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    Apr 25, 2011. I'm more interested in the potential educational use of new sensors than the data management per se... alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    Data Explosion: Analytics Software Must Adapt or Die 

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/data_analytics_software_must_adapt.php
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    be processed and analyzed?andanalyzed? Will current
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    powerful computers." bill.thompson May 2, 2011 -- there will be a cost associated with this processing, eg http://datasift.net/a/platform/pricing/ tony.hirst May 5, 2011
    Digital Access, Collaboration a Must for Students
    http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-students/
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    learning experiences. martin.weller May 3, 2011 I think the free agent learner and personalised learning is simultaneously a major change and vastly over-hyped, so I'd like to see critical engagement with this, not just rhetoric tony.hirst May 5, 2011 I think we will continue to see elements of self-directed peer-to-peer training("utilitarian learning"?!), as eg in rise of barcamps and a tiny few who blog learning journeys and attract nano-communities around them, as well as just-in-time pull learning e.g. folk visiting Q and A sites as well as eg Wikipedia and Google. ; rmillwood May 30, 2011 – "the 'free agent learner,' who creates personal learning experiences" - it is crucial to understand what this means. If we mean simply the informal learning that characterises everyday experience, then it is nothing new at all. If we mean the full process from 'motivation' to 'recognition' of organising effective, sustainable learning which enables a student to benefit fully in their lifecourse, then we are not there yet, but it is in my view a major opportunity.
    The End of Cell Phone Chargers is Near
    http://www.livescience.com/technology/end-cell-phone-chargers-100831.html
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    mobile devices. -- not a very enlightening article, but reminder of practical design, management & energy consumption issues that are critical in the context of 1. the shift to institutionally supported user owned devices across educational sectors 2. the tension between increased use of technology and the need to decrease energy consumption josie.fraser May 1, 2011 { Maybe we can take from this the idea of "what if battery life ceases to become a problem over: a full day; a weekend; a week; a fortnight; to all intents and purposes (becuase of ubiquitous, invisible, opportunistic wireless charging), forever. Or conversely: how is the practicality of using an emerging technology hampered by battery life and power requirements. tony.hirst May 3, 2011 }. Agree with Josie, and our on-campus research with student put power considerations as significant inhibitor to their using own devices (together with security issues). But here is another technology development that may link with smart covers: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/hybrid-material-enables-power-producing-fabrics/1005796.article
    Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network
    http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/EnvisioningthePostLMSEraTheOpe/199389
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    Networks (PLN). -- roundup that positions MLEs against PLEs and solves the tension with a new acronym :) josie.fraser May 1, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 I think the whole PLE/LMS debate is a bit tired, and inevitably we will see some softening of the boundaries around the LMS, but I think it's a distraction to concentrate on 'what replaces the LMS' tony.hirst May 5, 2011 I totally agree Tony - facinating how quickly the promise of PLEs - as practice - descended into PLEs - the platform. Total reflection of the recursive failure of edtech to move beyond the shiny josie.fraser May 19, 2011 "Vanishing LMS/VLE" cf. "vanishing website" (in which institutions dump their websites and live on via social media profiles. Institutions will always want a central delivery point. #ds106 also demonstrated utility of a central aggregation point for content from distributed network sources.; rmillwood May 30, 2011 – I feel that the LMS/PLE debate misses an underlying social practice analysis about who the key players are and what they need/could benefit from the systems that institutions provide - learning must be viewed from multiple viewpoints - learner-centric, inter-personal, communal and societal.
    Fishing Cactus Presents R.O.G.E.R the First Medical Kinect Serious Game
    http://blog.fishingcactus.com/index.php/2010/10/07/fishing-cactus-presents-r-o-g-e-r-the-first-medical-kinect-serious-game/
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    Apr 25, 2011 Serious games as simulation v. powerful, but how much *time* you need to spend to get the most from this sort of activity may be a barrier? ("10 hours playing a GAME?") tony.hirst May 5, 2011. I think just as big a barrier is the time it takes to create the game versus the actual value added compared to a traditional interactive approach (like a mock trial) alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011; there may be more time available if students engage independently – rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Future of Display is Here: Latest Tech Visions For Touch Screens, Monitors of Next-Gen Gadgets
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011932372_brier24.html
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    the glass" -- Non-fiction books often have a bundle of insert photopages; how about eInk insert (thickness a piece of card, preloaded with up to 00s of images?) tony.hirst May 5, 2011; This gets interesting when there are new haptic and kinaesthetic experiences to be had to make the whole experience as compelling as or more than a book – rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Gaming Education
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/10/gaming-education.html
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    insightful post discussesdicusses the three
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    25, 2011 josie.fraser May 1, 2011 { Cf: contra gamification http://www.jesperjuul.net/ludologist/gamification-backlash-roundup tony.hirst May 3, 2011 }
    Google Goes to the Cloud for New Idea in PC System
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021571135209978.html
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    Apr 25, 2011 --- interested in the generic cloud issues - security, service level agreements, backup, total cost of ownership (esp. total energy consumption, institutional data storage costs, knock on infrastructure cost) etc, plus the commercial and ethical issues in the rise of the internet monoliths josie.fraser May 1, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 -- neat think about cloud laptop is you can lose it and lose nothing; no longer becomes "my machine"; just pick up generic machine on way into class, and put it back on shelf at end of class; institution provided laptop becomes a terminal... Cloud O/S can also be used on a tablet tony.hirst May 5, 2011; or a lecture room's surfaces (walls, desks chair backs) could all become your view on the Cloud – rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Google: We Will Bring Books Back to Life
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/05/google-bringing-books-back-life
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    most people. -- the IP regime is what is stopping the digitisation of book stock tony.hirst May 5, 2011 Book digitization is only as valuable as it is inclusive. Too many interfaces take wonderfully flexible electronic text then handcuff its digital flexibility by serving it through inaccessible interfaces .. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    Haptics Brings A Personal Touch To Technology
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10373923.stm
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    before them. -- Images with texture; good for all manner of textbooks?! Easier is vibration feedback eg on a phone, supplemented with reinforcing audio and visual cues. tony.hirst May 5, 2011 Very interesting area with great potential for disabled users amongst others. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011; Agreed - also a very private way to receive information in public spaces – rmillwood May 30, 2011
    How Video Games Are Infiltrating--and Improving--Every Part of Our Lives
    http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/151/everyones-a-player.html
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    HP’s MagCloud Service Beefs Up, Lands on the iPad
    http://technologizer.com/2010/07/19/magcloud/
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    NMC http://nmc.magcloud.com/ -- Also Newspaper Club? http://www.newspaperclub.com/
    Implications of (almost) free online storage for educators and students
    http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2010/01/12/implications-of-almost-free-online-storage-for-educators-and-students/
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    of data. --- comments as above/GOOG article josie.fraser May 1, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 tony.hirst May 5, 2011; – the new questions that Wesley Fryer does not address in that article surround sustainability, lifecourse, security. rmillwood May 30, 2011
    The "Killer App"- Professional Networked Learning Collaboratives
    http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/07/the-killer-app-professional-networked-learning-collaboratives.html
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    these networks. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Learning and Knowledge Analytics
    http://www.learninganalytics.net
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    more depth. josie.fraser May 1, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 -- Danger is that institutions will see data as opportunities for instituting new financial and performance controls, rather than as a seam that can be mined to unlock value and understanding tony.hirst May 5, 2011
    Managing and Learning in Massive(ly) Open Online Courses
    http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens/teaching-learning-in-open-courses
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    in coursework. josie.fraser May 1, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 motivation, commitment and accreditation are the big issues for MOOCs to resolve tony.hirst May 3, 2011 Learning in unstructured courses/environments also presents a challenge. OU courses (very structured, strong single linear narrative) can run with 2k people online over 3-6 months; but even on resource based OU course presented in loosely structured way to just 150 students over 10 weeks, we get all sorts of "issues" cf. "what do I do now?"; rmillwood May 30, 2011 – seethe full process from 'motivation' to 'recognition'
    Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html
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    the classroom. - several examples of iPads being used in T&L, interested that there's also some work going on with an employability slant neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Mobile Subscriptions Hit 5 Billion Mark
    http://www.ericsson.com/news/1430616
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- always interested in the mainstreaming of techs & practices josie.fraser May 1, 2011 -- need to be mindful of what sorts of phones, what sorts of bandwidth/coverage, and what is actual reach/churn (e.g. kids I know go through a phone every six months) tony.hirst May 5, 2011
    The New Games People Play: How Game Mechanics Have Changed In The Age Of Social
    http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/01/the-new-games-people-play-game-mechanics-in-the-age-of-social/
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    social media. bill.thompson May 2, 2011
    Next-Gen MiFis Stream Videos and Music to iPhone and iPod Touch
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/next-gen-mifis-stream-videos-and-music-to-iphone-and-ipod-touch
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    of media. -- how is Bluetooth being used nowadays? Will devices need privacy controls as complex/involved as Facebook privacy settings?! tony.hirst May 5, 2011
    Nine Things You Need to Know About 4G Networks
    http://www.appolicious.com/finance/articles/3426-nine-things-you-need-to-know-about-4g-networks
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- reliable, ubiquitous network access - something that is always there - will become invisible and expected.. So what happens then on rare occasion when network access is not available. (e.g. no map in the car, and phone GPS/satnav dies) tony.hirst May 5, 2011
    An Open Source Platform for Internet-based Assessment
    http://grunwald.com/pdfs/Grunwald_Open_Source_Public_Report_v3.pdf
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    sampling efforts. This will be a huge growth area as distance learning grows but accessibility will be an important element if it will have traction in places like UK and US. Also needs to have imaginative accessible assessment types - the open source Xerte Toolkit from the University of Nottingham does several elements of this this very well.
    Personal Cloud Will Replace Traditional Operating Systems
    http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/05/17/241257/Personal-cloud-will-replace-traditional-operating-systems-says.htm
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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 neil.witt May 3, 2011; – is this just a modern, more ubiquitous version of thin client thinking? rmillwood May 30, 2011
    Scholars Use Social-Media Tools to Hold Online Academic Conference
    http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Scholars-Use-Social-Media/21195/
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    2.0 tools." kelly.smith May 2, 2011 Interested in how students can use such technologies to interact within and outside lectures, and how can be used to enhance academic collaboration and debate martin.weller May 3, 2011 the changing nature of the conference is a good example of how use of technology has altered an established practice, it's also a good example of Greenfield's Network Weather ie it affects you whether you use it or not tony.hirst May 5, 2011 The constraint becomes one of scheduling - finding blocks of time when folk can hook up; are we likely to see small, ad hoc conferences popping up, more or less on the fly, or with only a few days between idea for conf and its execution? Cf also notion of "approximeetings". Improved communications means its easier to do this (e.g. discovery on the fly that everyone is free, now, for a meeting...); rmillwood May 30, 2011 – why is it assumed to be synchronous? Web 2.0 tools are both.
    Schools Must Embrace Mobile Technology
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8457679.stm
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    BETT conference. bill.thompson May 2, 2011 See also my article from three years ago... The Technology of Teaching
    Seeing the World Through Phone Apps Like Goggles and Layar
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/technology/personaltech/29smart.html
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    what it sees."; rmillwood May 30, 2011 – See above "What evaluation has there been of projects such as the Museum of London's?".sees."
    Subway Ride of the Future.
    http://bigthink.com/jonathanzittrain/the-long-and-silent-subway-ride-of-the-future
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    What are Learning Analytics?
    http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2010/08/25/what-are-learning-analytics/
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    25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 making LA work for the learner eg helping them negotiate their own learning will be interesting, but there is also a suspicion of corporate control that hangs over much of it. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011 - Hmmm - rather like the industrialisation of learning. Not convinced you can decompose complex holistic systems into elements and use that to manage outcomes that involve human consciousness and creativity. That's not what mainstream cultural shifts are made from. rmillwood May 30, 2011 – Agreed.
    Wireless Gigabit set to become next-gen Wi-Fi?
    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/05/10/wigig_alliance_wi_fi_partnership/
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    of Wi-Fi. - Hmmm - 10 m range positions in as an 'in class' or 'in lecture' kind of wireless hotspot. I wonder what the health and safety implications of that would be in every classroom> alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    Xplana.com: Is This a PLE?
    http://mfeldstein.com/xplana-com-is-this-a-ple/
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    25, 2011 This is a cross-over evolution - of which there will be many. Interesting but probably not a great leap forward.. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    Ad Hoc Print (and screens) on demand
    http://blog.programmableweb.com/2011/05/02/mimeo-connect-cloud-print-api-goes-restful/
    What happens when we get ad hoc access to printers/print-on-demand books. Eg the phone becomes the selection device and the output device is a printer. Cf. ad hoc access to large screens, where eg my phone docks with or streams to a mid- or largesize public screen over a 2-5m range? iPod/iPad TV support http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1454 tony.hirst May 2, 2011. This could have great potential for creating accessible versions of texts if the user could (i) print large print version of book on demand and (ii) print to a braille embosser on demand. However I fear there will be so many corporate tie-ins that the politics would be a bigger barrier than the technology. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    eXact learning solutions: eXact iTutor, bringing wearable, location based, voice operated and gaze controlled training to the cockpit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE7aqN71b2I
    Mobile learning is now streamline, but what's next?
    Imagine your work completely different. Imagine you have an intelligent assistant able to find any information you need, whenever and wherever. Imagine your personal assistant is always with you, in your clothes, googles or wrist..without disturbing you. Imagine you can use this assistant when you want and you can forget him when you don’t need.
    This video shows a solution designed and implemented by eXact learning solutions (one of Europe's leading private RD labs on mobile and online content management, formerly known as Giunti labs, www.exact-learning.com ) within large EU RD projects experimenting real time performance support at the workspace, such as wearit at work (http://www.wearitatwork.com/), iEYE (http://www.cs.uta.fi/hci/ieye/) and IRMOS (http://www.irmosproject.eu/) fabrizio.cardinali May 6, 2011
    This could revolutionise the learning of people with quadriplegia who currently use switch access technology - an immensely slow and frustrating experience. There is of course a difference between consuming information and then doing something meaningful with it but the hands free combination of eyegaze and speech could be brilliant for a range of disabilities. alistair.mcnaught May 6, 2011
    eXact learning solutions: Building Virtual Learning Worlds with geo referenced avatars. http://irmosproject.eu/Files/Ticemed_Mazzetti_VirtualCitiesOfArtImmersiveExperience_v3.pdf
    Building immersive learning immersive experiences with geo-referenced infromation and services could be the next big thing in education. As tablets and Mobile elearning has witnessed it takes a long time from pioneering trials to mass markets. Many have developed learning worlds but making it into a scalable, real time and interoperable way is still far from streamline. Thsi paper presents one of EU largest RD initiatives using real time cloud computing for VR where partner eXact learning solutions, formerly Giunti labs, has developed a 3D virtual museums/historical buildings where communities can meet for an edutainment/infotainment experience as well as artistic and touristic/commercial opportunities. The main innovation is the blend of virtual world with real world, geo-referencing real users through mobile phones GPS-enabled and mapping their avatar in the virtual world. Remote users will be able to virtually follow the visit of the on-site users and interact with them. The technological infrastructure covers several tools: content packaging, virtual world engines, mobile applications, proficiency tracking (SCORM), service oriented architecture, real-time servers. The prototype is under development using the products Wonderland, Learn-eXact LCMS, Harvestroad Hive DR, J2ME applications, virtualized server infrastructure. Contents can then be delivered via dedicated portals for informal delivery to students or via authenticated links from within standard VLEs such as Blackboard, or Moodle, now offering, in its newly released 2 version, standard interfaces to external DRs hosting content objects (such as Harvestroad Hive DR or the Learn eXact LCMS used in this piloted VR experience) fabrizio.cardinali May 10, 2011 see also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLn_D3_d4sI on You tube fabrizio.cardinali May 10, 2011
    The relevance of Structured Content Management and Social Reading for the learning textbook of the future
    Is DITA Going to Tip?: http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/enewsletter/200512/feature.htm
    DITA stands for Darwinian Information Type Architecture and many see it as the next step for structured content management interoperability. Coming from the area of technical documentation, DITA appears a good standard also for interoperating learning textbooks at a much more granular level than what supported today by SCORM and IMS....DITA has in fact started a learning materials subgroup and there are transformations available from, the more limited, SCORM specification. Structured Content Management is highly demanded as the next step in standard content objects for learning and DITA seems a good way to share multi publisher paragraphs for teacher generated ebooks, student rich media annotation and peer to peer social networking on books. What many would consider a new form of social reading of textbooks.. something that IPAD and the next huge cheap Andorid Tablet wave might accelerate fabrizio.cardinali May 10, 2011


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    We are already there with google email - in some institutions all students already using cloud (SaaS). It is already ubiquitious not education specific. But for some communications (e.g. student teacher) email is inefficient compared to use of discussion board for Q&A.
    Large data sets and analysis are an opportunity not yet exploited.Teaching students about treating large data sets. Also collaboration to collect large data sets
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    systems integration, legal limitations mean it ISNT global (which is the premise of cloud)
    when things go wrong is it supported? leads to caution. Same issue for user support.
    conceptualising the application (in the business) to the software application (pote tially a generic cloud app)
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    can we migrate?
    mind the gap - subject specialists
    current drivers are cost cutting and efficiency - how to avoid short term decisions with longer term pain?
    possible danger of 2 tier division - who can afford vs minimal service

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    Potentially the greatest benefit is that creative energy, enthusiasm and endeavour can be employed on finding solutions from the web for real users problems. An explosion in enablement coupled to a much better attempt at engagement would lead to users being assisted to find solutions to their problems. This might also lead to a resurgence in open source computing solutions as innovators across the sector once again begin to work collaboratively to produce solutions based upon solutions for end-user devices. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    the live@edu and google cloud solutions also provide a collaborative / social learning space. Perhaps the Cloud could deliver what the VLE only promised. neil.witt May 16, 2011
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    cost/efficiency savings maybemay be passed on
    I think there will be a role in providing processor intensive but peak demand services such as rendering for digital images, video, services that are being provided in quite inefficient ways at the moment. The ability to simulate realistic development environments e.g. for web services without risking the Univerity network (security, performance etc) makes cloud attractive for Computing and business schools patrick.oreilly May 17, 2011
    In the context of teaching, learning and creative expression, any application which needs more compute or storage than institutions can easily provision themselves, or which is bursty or short-term in nature. This might include video type applications I guess. In the context of research, I think we will see an increasing use of the cloud (both true public clouds and education community clouds) for both research computation and research data storage. andy.powell May 17, 2011
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    This does not mean that hosted or shared services through suppliers is not being considered - just the case for cloud. There could be a role for cloud in technology environments to support teaching and learning where demand for a service is peaky e.g. cloud based redering services in digital design, or where IT services are required for simulations or other emphemeral activity.
    The JISC-funded FleSSR project includes a pilot activity at the University of Reading that is using cloud based virtual machines to support Computer Science undergraduate project tasks. andy.powell May 17, 2011
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    that infrastructure. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf.aspxandy.powellhttp://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf.aspx andy.powell May 19,
    through the Universities Modernisation Fund, HEFCE and JISC are supporting a number of new national services based around the cloud - seehttp://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2011/cloud.htm chris.cobb May 17, 2011
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    Potentially the greatest benefit is that creative energy, enthusiasm and endeavour can be employed on finding solutions from the web for real users problems. An explosion in enablement coupled to a much better attempt at engagement would lead to users being assisted to find solutions to their problems. This might also lead to a resurgence in open source computing solutions as innovators across the sector once again begin to work collaboratively to produce solutions based upon solutions for end-user devices. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    the live@edu and google cloud solutions also provide a collaborative / social learning space. Perhaps the Cloud could deliver what the VLE only promised. neil.witt May 16, 2011
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    cost/efficiency savings may bemaybe passed on
    I think there will be a role in providing processor intensive but peak demand services such as rendering for digital images, video, services that are being provided in quite inefficient ways at the moment. The ability to simulate realistic development environments e.g. for web services without risking the Univerity network (security, performance etc) makes cloud attractive for Computing and business schools patrick.oreilly May 17, 2011
    In the context of teaching, learning and creative expression, any application which needs more compute or storage than institutions can easily provision themselves, or which is bursty or short-term in nature. This might include video type applications I guess. In the context of research, I think we will see an increasing use of the cloud (both true public clouds and education community clouds) for both research computation and research data storage. andy.powell May 17, 2011
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    This does not mean that hosted or shared services through suppliers is not being considered - just the case for cloud. There could be a role for cloud in technology environments to support teaching and learning where demand for a service is peaky e.g. cloud based redering services in digital design, or where IT services are required for simulations or other emphemeral activity.
    The JISC-funded FleSSR project includes a pilot activity at the University of Reading that is using cloud based virtual machines to support Computer Science undergraduate project tasks. andy.powell May 17, 2011
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    that infrastructure. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf.aspx andy.powellhttp://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf.aspxandy.powell May 19,
    through the Universities Modernisation Fund, HEFCE and JISC are supporting a number of new national services based around the cloud - seehttp://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2011/cloud.htm chris.cobb May 17, 2011
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    Enter a responseBegin. Collate cross-disciplinary examples of effective and ineffective approaches to developing tools and processes that rely upon CI, collective intelligence, as distinct from you team here ....
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    possibly-related areas such as "new scholarship" that may be needed to develop and appraise innovatory forms of collective intelligence.
    Build on this. Annotate the cross-disciplinary examples so that they can be useful to people interested in becoming collectively smarter. Invest in documenting, making explicit and sharing the insights and processes developed and used by the most outstanding teams, individuals and knowledge networks.
    Impact. Promote the take-up of CI tools and evaluate the results for society and for universities. Develop measures of CI and its impact (on all relevant dimensions, eg social responsibility, IPR). Include those measures in the annual review of researchers and teams, to show how they are using CI and how their impact has increased.
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    Please "sign" your contributions by marking with the code of 4 tildes (~) in a row so that we can follow up with you if we need additional information or leads to examples- this produces a signature when the page is updated, like this: alan Jan 27, 2010
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    EnterWe are already there with google email - in some institutions all students already using cloud (SaaS). It is already ubiquitious not education specific. But for some communications (e.g. student teacher) email is inefficient compared to use of discussion board for Q&A.
    Large data sets and analysis are an opportunity not yet exploited.Teaching students about treating large data sets. Also collaboration to collect large data sets
    Problems - lack of confidence, blocked ports, ownership of content, systems integration,
    when things go wrong is it supported? leads to caution. Same issue for user support.
    conceptualising the application (in the business) to the software application (pote tially
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    generic cloud app)
    intertia - where is the critical mass of exiting data
    coming to terms with
    a response from you team here ....need to drop ideosyncracies
    can we migrate?
    mind the gap - subject specialists

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    Enable students to do it on their own phones.
    Create opportunities for deep learning.
    Barrier is getting learning on to different platforms and costs.
    Need cheaper access for students for HE - CHEST could possibly help with this.
    New pedagogies - paradigm shift
    Institutional infrastructure, policies, procedures, branding, etc
    Used widely in Africa
    Are smart phones more for accessing information? Do tablets give more opportunities?
    Need to understand how to mediate learning in this new environment
    Infrastructure, pedagogy, content, interactions.
    Reusable learning designs for mobile learning.
    Mobile is one of tools used by holistic learner should therefore work with it.
    Mobile as learning mediator.

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    Create more games that encourage failure as learning experiences - i.e. you lose in Monopoly, you still learn a valuable lesson in economics
    Why always link learning to assessment? Games create more freedom to learn without worry or being distracted by grades.
    Incorporate students and teachers into the game design process?
    Overall Themes
    -Time and money provided for experiental learning
    -Changing the nomenclature, changing the perception of game-based learning. It's all about credibility.
    -Incorporate more unconventional forms of learning assessment

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    More opportunities for experimentation - a very important component of success and achievement. You may not be able to achieve something in one session, but what you learn becomes part of the journey to achievement.
    Change the nomenclature: Simply call education software an "app" - use the energy around the terminology to promote an idea. But there is a thin line between using the energy and there being terminology prejudice.
    Active learning. Playing a game works to human nature more than learning via lectures.
    Authentic learning. Games are more in tune with how people naturally learn outside the classroom.
    The nature of the game has to be relevant to the subject - i.e. a first person shooter would not be relevant to an economics course
    Create more games that encourage failure as learning experiences - i.e. you lose in Monopoly, you still learn a valuable lesson in economics
    Why always link learning to assessment? Games create more freedom to learn without worry or being distracted by grades.

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    EnterInclude more simulations vs. games, because simulations have more of an "experiential" quality
    Building in more play-time into departments - kind of like how recess helps children. Less structure, more playfulness.
    More opportunities for experimentation -
    a response fromvery important component of success and achievement. You may not be able to achieve something in one session, but what you team here ....
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    learn becomes part of the journey to achievement.
    Change the nomenclature: Simply call education software an "app" - use the energy around the terminology to promote an idea. But there is
    a response from you team here ....thin line between using the energy and there being terminology prejudice.
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    the ALT-C workshop held at the University of Leeds
    Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
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