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  2. page Predicting the Future edited ... Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/adora_svitak.…
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    Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
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    from kids. [I hadn't seen this before - phenomenol. Not sure of it's place in helping us with this exercise, but one I'll redistribute widely. david.harrison May 9, 2011]
    Be Online or Be Irrelevant
    http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2010/be-online-or-be-irrelevant/
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- shows the importance of digital literacy for all neil.witt May 3, 2011 Agreed and others on this board have written about this one as well david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Best Use of Augmented Reality, Ever
    http://www.realityprime.com/featured/best-use-of-augmented-reality-ever
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    of mapping. [I enjoyed this TED as well, again another one I'd missed, so thanks. I think the whole thing about maps, geographies and virtual representations is one that COULD be important as we move forward. I'm a real geographer by training, but a lot of people are closet geographers, they love maps, they love representations of information that relate to place. I did some work on mental maps a long time ago, but in a technology-free sense. How I would love to go back with tools like these to do more work on how people perceive the environs they inhabit and move about in. The augmented reality would allow a real interaction and would allow stories to be captured and shared. Wonderful. david.harrison May 9, 2011 ]
    Books in the Age of the iPad
    http://craigmod.com/journal/ipad_and_books/
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    Apr 25, 2011 Agreed - important to again get the pedagogy right and "do the right thing ... well". A bit like an earlier comment about integrating web with audio streams, the eBook allows the learner to move at the speed that best suits them and allows feature-rich content to be integrated. Really important this one. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Learning in a Participatory Culture: A Conversation About New Media and Education (Part One)
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    Apr 25, 2011 david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Embracing the digital book
    http://craigmod.com/journal/ebooks/
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    of eBooks. [I enjoyed skimming through this. I think there are a lot of really sound design principles to be considered in this, and adopting some of them might allow the breakthrough that is required. I think that most readers might at some time want to be able to share their eBook with their thoughts embedded in the text - that makes it social. I also think for eBooks (and more importantly eJournals) require a degree of tagging/metadata inclusion that can then be made available to all researching in the same field. Thus improving the quality of the search in returning information the researcher requires. It then becomes a very powerful research tool. david.harrison May 9, 2011 ]
    The Face of Facebook
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/09/20/100920fa_fact_vargas
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    Future of Mobile With Henry Tirri, Head of Nokia Research
    http://mashable.com/2010/02/12/future-mobile-henry-tirri-interview/
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    will have. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Google CEO Eric Schmidt On The Future Of Search: "Connect It Straight To Your Brain"
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/03/google-ceo-eric-schmidt-on-the-future-of-search-connect-it-straight-to-your-brain
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    Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On
    http://www.web2summit.com/websquared
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    and more. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    The World in 2058
    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/18/915263.aspx
    "How will the world look in the year 2058? Sixty thinkers from around the world rise to that challenge in "The Way We Will Be 50 Years From Today," a collection of essays edited by longtime journalist Mike Wallace."
    21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020
    http://edustange.posterous.com/21-things-that-will-become-obsolete-in-educat
    A handy trick for trying to balance out forecasts for future technologies is to consider what will become obsolete, and for what reason (e.g. does a particular sort of activity become obsolete, removing the need for a particular technology, or does the activity persist but the technology used to support it change). A related idea stems from reverse timelines, e.g. http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/03/22/reversible-and-reverse-history-storytelling/ Tell a history backwards (Brian Kelly did this for the web: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2007/11/19/the-history-of-the-web-backwards/ ) and then ask - so what happened just before the "start" of the story? tony.hirst May 3, 2011 I like so much of this post, it accords so well with some of my thinking. It's also allowed me to do a mega-jump in lateral thinking over a problem that's been troubling me recently. I'm concerned about the way that we've appeared to lost so much through abandoning selection in education; standards have appeared to have fallen; elites have been perpetuated around ability to pay for education; informal networks based upon wealth and parental connections have grown; etc etc. At a stroke I now have my answer, selection and progression by grade, or by achievement, which at a stroke allows a progression into lifelong learning and also allows investment to be directed towards those that need it - the underachievers - the high achievers don't need motivation, they just don't require to be dragged back into a cohort based on age. Discuss :-). david.harrison May 9, 2011

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  3. page Miscellanea edited ... Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'? http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-10436425-240.h…
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    Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?
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    Apr 25, 2011 Business logic will let you store data in appropriate territories using same global cloud host? tony.hirst May 3, 2011
    The Future of Journalism Education
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    IEEE awards prizes for tech that benefits humanity
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    a whole." tony.hirst May 3, 2011 I've noticed a huge increase in prize driven research competitions over the last 5 years... What does this spell out for (the award of) research funding?
    iPhone orchestra ready for debut
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    The Missing Courses- 14 Courses For The Future
    http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/09/the-missing-courses-14-courses-for-the-future.html
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    evolved humans." martin.weller May 3, 2011
    Mobile for Museums
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    in their pockets. tony.hirst May 3, 2011 Cf. also ad hoc audio tours: sign +phone+previously uploaded audio http://www.guidebycell.com/index.php/gomobile/mobile-audio-tours-.html . fabrizio.cardinali May 6, 2011 Also relevant is blending VR and Mobile for learning. See IRMOS project http://www.irmosproject.eu/ fabrizio.cardinali May 6, 2011pockets
    The Modigliani Test: The Semantic Web's Tipping Point
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_modigliani_test_semantic_web_tipping_point.php
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    Student Involved Assessment by Dean Shareski
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    learn more. martin.weller May 3, 2011 -- this can also assist in developing Inclusive Assessment neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Tracking your kids, stuff is the future, according to AT&T
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/01/att-getting-into-the-device-kid-tracking-game-in-2010.ars
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    Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
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    Semantic Web.

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    'Vanity' Press Goes Digital
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704912004575253132121412028.html
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    the establishment. martin.weller May 3, 2011
    A Very Simple Way To Use Twitter To Produce A News Story
    http://paulbalcerak.com/2010/10/12/a-very-simple-way-to-use-twitter-to-produce-a-news-story/
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    to the scene.[ I built something related around this idea some time ago that let me search for a term in a particular locale: http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/10/27/discovering-co-location-communities-tweets-near-wherever/ Om ny to-do list is to try to work this into a recipe built around the datasift api ( http://datasift.net/ ) that looks like it will offer easy access to large scale filters over bounded twitter searches. tony.hirst May 2, 2011 ]scene.
    'Virtual graduation' for students
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8378291.stm
    A university is to hold a "virtual graduation ceremony" for students on a distance learning course. --I am completely on board with this. The only way online learning can be an engaging, worthwhile experience is to simulate more emotionally-laden on-campus events like this.Sam Apr 25, 2011
    "Born Digital" anecdotes
    http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2011/04/born_digital.php
    Three anecdotes about things that young children take for granted about tech...
    Related: I have several times embarrassed myself (in public) by assuming either that screens I am presented with are touch screens when they aren't, or standing dazed and confused about whether I should be able to interact with a screen when there are no obvious buttons and no obvious indication about whether it is a touch screen or not... tony.hirst May 2, 2011
    Infinite Bandwidth, Zero Latency (IBZL)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBZL
    A thought experiment/futures activity positing an internet with infinite bandwidth and zero latency. When considering new technologies, it maybe worth applying bandwidth and latency considerations as foreseeable constraints to the likely roll-out of new technologies? Scalability may also be a consideration, in at least two senses: coping with growth simply in terms of managing traffic or memory requirements; and coping with algorithmic complexity. Coping with traffic means scaling the hardware; the algorithmic complexity may be more pernicious. tony.hirst May 3, 2011
    Format Agnostic Content Purchases - "Buy the right to watch the movie and NOT worry about the format"
    http://techfortesco.blogspot.com/2011/04/buy-right-to-watch-movie-and-not-worry.html
    "Tesco has just taken a majority stake in local video-on-demand service BlinkBox with an 80% stake in that business." The vision? "Using this service Tesco can “link together” the physical purchase of films and entertainment with digital technology to create a multichannel entertainment offer. That means that when you buy a movie, you buy the right to watch it in any format and device covered by Blinkbox technology, not just on the physical DVD. In future there might be a lo-res version for your mobile phone, standard definition for an average TV, and an HD version for your high-bandwidth broadband and HD TV." Cf. also Amazon - when you buy a "book", will the assumption come to be that it's a mutliformat purchase (print, e-, audio)? tony.hirst May 3, 2011
    Digital archiving - "Race to save digital art from the rapid pace of technological change"
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/08/digital-art-hilary-lloyd
    "A race is on against the fast pace of technological change as scientists search for ways to preserve today's most innovative artworks. A team of experts is warning that some of Britain's contemporary artistic landmarks will be no more than memories within a decade unless conservationists can effectively archive digital works and stop them degrading.
    "The threat is very real that, unless we do something, we will have a 'lost generation' in terms of our cultural heritage," said Dr David Anderson, who, together with his colleague Dr Janet Delve at the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth, is leading efforts to save the more complex artworks of the digital age from oblivion." <--- Anxiety from many quarters re: digital archiving helen.keegan May 8, 2011

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  4. page Reports and Research edited ... This report provides some broad statistics and interesting figures about the computer and vide…
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    This report provides some broad statistics and interesting figures about the computer and video game industry Larry Apr 25, 2011
    Fast Company: How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education
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    with technology martin.weller May 3, 2011 helen.keegan May 8, 2011
    Fusing Mobile, Sensor, and Social Data To Fully Enable Context-Aware Computing
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    The Future of Higher Education: Beyond the Campus
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    attend them. martin.weller May 3, 2011 neil.witt May 3, 2011 david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds
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    http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/predictions/expertsurveys/2010survey/PIP_Future_of_internet_semantic_web.pdf
    Report 4 - The Future of the Internet and Cloud Computing
    http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/predictions/expertsurveys/2010survey/PIP_Future_of_Internet_2010_cloud.pdf neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Report 5 - Social Relationships and the Internet
    http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/predictions/expertsurveys/2010survey/PIP_Future_of_Internet_2010_social_relations.pdf
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    Mobile Learning: Context and Prospects
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    3-4, 2010. [] Of course we've just had the 5-day Educause online session on Mobility - the 5-day sprint http://www.educause.edu/resources/mobile, which we should take account of too. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Moving Learning Games Forward
    http://education.mit.edu/papers/MovingLearningGamesForward_EdArcade.pdf
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    Pew Presentation by Lee Rainie on Networked Learners (Dec 2009)
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    create content martin.weller May 3, 2011
    Pew Study: The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools
    http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2002/The-Digital-Disconnect-The-widening-gap-between-Internetsavvy-students-and-their-schools.aspx
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    internet technologies neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Pew Study regarding Internet, Broadband and Cell Phone Usage
    http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Internet-broadband-and-cell-phone-statistics.aspx
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  5. page Pop Culture edited ... The Data Driven Life http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magazine/02self-measurement-t.html .…
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    The Data Driven Life
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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011
    The Future: Microsoft Demos A Kinect-Driven Armchair
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/13/the-future-microsoft-demos-a-kinect-driven-armchair/
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    The New Games People Play: How Game Mechanics Have Changed In The Age Of Social
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    Apr 25, 2011 --- Gaming (& especially social gaming grind) are extremely interesting in terms of the politics of education and user behaviours josie.fraser May 1, 2011
    On 'Jeopardy!' Watson Win Is All but Trivial
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    OnSwipe Brings Tablet Publishing To The Browser
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/14/onswipe-tablet-publishing-tctv-demo/
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    tablet app. --has to be more cost effective than multiple app dev. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Peer-to-peer tech now powers Wikipedia's videos
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/wikipedia-now-distributes-its-videos-using-p2p.ars
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    Scientists Develop Brain-Computer Interface for Cellphones
    http://mashable.com/2011/04/12/brain-computer-interface-cell-phones/
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    Apr 25, 2011 --- usb head port, only a matter of time and an adventurous enough approach to ethics josie.fraser May 1, 2011
    SixthSense - Pranav Mistry's Wearable Gestural Interface
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    Apr 25, 2011 kelly.smith May 4, 2011
    Stanford offering updated iPhone dev course on iTunes U
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/stanford-offering-updated-iphone-dev-course-on-itunes-u.ars
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- coming across a number of people that have used this as an intro to iPad dev. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social
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    social networks. martin.weller May 3, 2011
    Wedding Invitation Turns Into a Paper Record Player
    http://mashable.com/2011/04/13/singing-wedding-invitation/
    Yes, it's actually what it sounds like.
    e-Ink and Animated Gifs
    Anyone remember the Esquire cover from a couple of years ago? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKS12PMdJ6w It partly reminded me of the animated images in the Daily Prophet (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6rCngof2Qg ), which also put me in mind of augmented reality video supplements to print (another third screen application), e.g. http://blog.ouseful.info/2008/10/25/printing-out-online-course-materials-with-embedded-movie-links/ but imagine an AR registration image rather than a QR code. Returning to the Esquire cover, maybe animated gifs will make a return using this sort of technology (this thought inspired in part by the animated gif #ds106 activity
    {http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljmbxxoeIz1qiz3j8o1_400.gif} /via http://blog.whogot.info/?p=664
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    5 Trends that Will Shape the Next Few Years of Social Media
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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 this is important, but I would like to ban the phrase 'a perfect storm' as it never is, and over-simplifies the complexity of change kelly.smith May 4, 2011 Agree with Martin! [] A lot of good stuff here, it points towards the need to be more open and transparent in our lives and the need to get over the loss of privacy this involves. There was a good set of articles on this just recently in WIRED UK which looked at the privacy angle for socialmedia adoption. I have my concerns but am overall persuaded that my social network are a huge resource in bringing good information to me in whatever context I may find myself; thus the trends in socialmedia over the next few years are critical to establishing how I interact with all aspects of my life. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    5 Web Technologies and Trends to Watch in 2011
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    Gartner Outlines 10 Mobile Technologies to Watch in 2010 and 2011
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    in 2010-2011 neil.witt May 3, 2011
    Seven Technologies that will Rock 2011
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/02/seven-technologies-that-will-rock-2011/
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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 neil.witt May 3, 2011 kelly.smith May 4, 2011 david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Ten Tablets to Keep an Eye On in 2011
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    Top Technologies to Watch in 2011, Part 1
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    trends in 2011. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    BERG London
    http://berglondon.com/
    Not a list, per se, but this design agency comes up with all sorts of interesting concepts relating to future consumer oriented digital technologies. Another great ideas site is designer Brendan Dawes' personal blog: http://www.brendandawes.com/ tony.hirst May 2,
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  7. page Emerging Technologies edited ... Apple Engineers: Smart Device Covers Are a Paradigm Shift! http://www.patentlyapple.com/paten…
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    Apple Engineers: Smart Device Covers Are a Paradigm Shift!
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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
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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
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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
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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 

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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
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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?
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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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    Apr 25, 2011 A couple of the ideas are worthy of further study, particularly the fact that use by teachers changes over time and how can this be accommodated when planning large-scale ed-tech installations; linked to this the fact that the pedagogy only rarely drives the service provision. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Acceptable Use Policies in Web 2.0 & Mobile Era
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    Apr 25, 2011 kelly.smith May 4, 2011 Potential for UK-based version? Not so sure, there are a number of good examples in the UK for HE already - the implications of mobility however DO need to be addressed in our AUPs. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    The Battle Against Info-Overload: Is Relevance or Popularity the Best Filter?
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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 kelly.smith May 4, 2011 Agree relevance, but that also requires more knowledge of context which requires more information about the individual as well - how is this gleaned/gathered? Are we prepared to give up more privacy for better and more relevant information? david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Curated computing: what's next for devices in a post-iPad world
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    Apr 25, 2011 -- the impact of potential of the iPad and similar is not fully known, but we are getting there neil.witt May 3, 2011 I think this article misses the point about the real relevance of the iPad/iPhone revolution which I do believe "changes everything". Yes, choice may be channelled but the pay-off is that you have a device that works the same for everyone, in the same intuitive way - thus the speed to assimilation of knowledge is increased and the ability to do more, more quickly increases as a) you don't have to learn so much to use it, and b) you don't spend time trying to change the way it works so much (as on a PC/laptop) because customisation is just "not worth it". Thus the focus moves to the learning experience, not the technological experience as that's a "gimme" david.harrison May 9, 2011
    The Data-Driven Life
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magazine/02self-measurement-t.html
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    of ourselves. -- A watch list for this sort of thing is http://quantifiedself.com/
    Data is not binary - O'Reilly Radar
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    scientific data. david.harrison May 9, 2011 I need to go back and give this more consideration, I think it's worth a read.
    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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    Apr 25, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 neil.witt May 3, 2011 kelly.smith May 4, 2011 tony.hirst May 5, 2011 Absolutely david.harrison May 9, 2011chris.cobb May 17, 2011
    In Florida, Virtual Classrooms With No Teachers
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    of teachers. --I think this article makes a statement about online learning more than anything. Online learning does not necessarily = self-directed study. There still needs to be an emphasis on the best pedagogies for online education - perhaps even more so than in traditional classrooms right now.Sam Apr 25, 2011
    Gartner Says More Than 50 Percent of PCs Purchased for Users Under the Age of 15 Will Have Touchscreens by 2015
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    Apr 25, 2011 --I so agree. We're not extremely far off from holographic either.Sam Apr 25, 2011 Yes but would it not be "more normal" to have a natural voice interface before touchscreens. I think (again) we must be careful of the technology not driving the experience ... back to pedagogy again. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    How Cloud Computing Reboots the Channel
    http://blogs.gartner.com/thomas_bittman/2011/04/07/how-cloud-computing-reboots-the-channel/
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    cloud computing. neil.witt May 3, 2011
    How HTML5 Will Change the Web
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/199755/HTML5.html
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    Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/feeling-overwhelmed-welcome-the-age-of-curation/
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    Apr 25, 2011 I thikn maybe so; we have a well-developed information literacy programme developing in the UK and this idea of "curation" might well be linked to some of its ideas. I don't like the term "curation" as it's not curation as I understand it, but still the idea of "moderated information flow" might well have some mileage. As I said before (above) re. iPad - I think many learners would give up a degree of breadth of choice for well presented and credible information flows. So, yes, maybe a role for learning institutions. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Reality is Broken, Game Designers Can Fix It
    http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html
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    Apr 25, 2011 Enjoyed the video, not totally convinced though ... but then I'm an oldie. david.harrison May 9, 2011
    TV is Dead
    http://www.videomaker.com/article/14797/
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    Why Hasn't Location Reached the Mainstream Yet?
    http://mashable.com/2010/05/13/location-mainstream/
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    Edison Research. [To answer the question: chance of folk who know each other being co-located by chance is slight; reward/payoff is too sparse to be addictive? tony.hirst May 2, 2011 ] kelly.smith May 4, 2011 Agree with Tony david.harrison May 9, 2011
    The Year Ahead in IT
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/01/07/gonick
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    near future. kelly.smith May 4, 2011 ... but showing its age in places. The most interesting thought is the heretical one (?) possibly of instructional systems having had there day. In a new world of rapid innovation and constant cultural change do you want to be confined within a Blackboard (or whatever) type environment. Agree about mobile security as an issue and also the rise of open content (please, please). david.harrison May 9, 2011
    Second and Third Screen Interaction
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2011/02/orchestrated-media---beyond-se-1.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2011/02/orchestrated-media---beyond-se.shtml
    "“Second screen”, “two screen” and “three screen” are concepts that broadcasters and other media providers are just starting to get to grips with. Common usage of the term “two screen” refers to consumption of media across TV and Internet. “Three screen” adds in mobile devices. It doesn't necessarily imply simultaneous consumption of content via these different media forms. Nor does it imply the consumed content is related across the screens (e.g. an audience member may be using Facebook or Twitter for a completely unrelated purpose, while paying less attention to the TV show)." There is also a related activity: third screen shopping support, eg http://advertising.yahoo.com/industry-knowledge/mobile-shopping-insight.html and screen assisted telephone support: http://fonolo.com/blog/2011/03/the-future-of-the-call-center-is-a-visual-interface/ One of the questions for us in education: what is the role of the second (laptop) and third (mobile) screen in class, or whilst studying a book/print material? tony.hirst May 2, 2011 martin.weller May 3, 2011 IMHO I would like to see more augmented screen learning going on with the integration of audio stream (ie radio) with internet feeds. I find myself much better able to source further information and follow-up things (quick bookmarking, etc) when listening rather than trying to watch TV and browse at the same time. With the latter, the experience can become disjoint and you miss something on the visual stream and lets face it the TV concentrates of course on visual. Whilst audio almost encourages you to see the visual and to delve further for more information. david.harrison May 9, 2011

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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
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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 andanalyzed?and analyzed? 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 dicussesdiscusses 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."sees."; rmillwood May 30, 2011 – See above "What evaluation has there been of projects such as the Museum of London's?".
    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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