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My 2015 EduBlogs Award Nominations #eddies15

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thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too. I’ve been lucky enough to have been nominated and a finalist for the 2009 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , and 2014 awards. Let’s Yes, it’s that time of year again … the Edublog Awards. The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes.  The purpose of the Edublog awards is  promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. ”. Thank you.

2014 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14

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Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). Yes, thanks to Chris Rowell  (and for the nomination), I’ve realised it’s that time of year again … Edublog Awards. “The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational intitutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. 

How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, Pt.1 #altc

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From lunchtime to coffee breaks, to break-out activities to keynote speakers, this first day has been energetic and had a buzz around ‘being together’ I’ve not experienced since my first FOTE conference in 2009. ‘Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave’ is the title & theme for the 2014 ALT Conference – my first ALT conference.

Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning”

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Reading: "Global Mobile Learning Research Report 2009" "Students and mobile devices: choosing which dream" mLearning ALT eBook eBooks eJournal eLearning Mobile Learning Mobile Phone Research Ros Walker Smart Phone Social Learning Stephen Heppell Tablet The advance of mobile devices into our everyday lives continues, and doesn’t look to falter any time soon (if at all).

The Future of Search (video) #edtech

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” Related posts: Video: Social Media (in 2009). Should we be concerned that sensitive personal information is being filtered through a small number of companies?” ” “The future of search could have more of an effect on us than we think.” EdTech trends for 2010. it's started! Future of Technology in Education App #FOTE12. Web 3.0

Supporting emerging technologies

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Reflection: Learning Technologies 2009. Thanks to Grainne Conole for sharing this on Facebook this morning, and to Michelle Pacansky-Brock for sharing on LinkedIn too –  5 Ways to Support Faculty Who Teach with Emerging Technologies. It’s a great image (available from Mindwires, CC BY) depicting 5 types of innovators, or rather 5 approached of innovating in learning and education, from the (my understanding of the labels, anyway!): ‘Laggards’ Those who  follow on once a technology has proven itself. Late majority. Early majority. Early adopters. Innovators.

I’ve been certified! #CMALT

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In 2009 I wrote my first ‘What is a learning technologist?’ After an awfully long time I have written, submitted, re-written, re-submitted, and finally been awarded the status of Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT). When I say it took a long time, it’s not an understatement – here’s how and why. CMALT – The beginning.

Week 1: Induction #ocTEL

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ocTEL (CC BY 2.0 UK ). So, we’re here! The ‘Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning’ started this week and we’re in for a fun and busy 10 weeks of MOOCing, hopefully. Registration is still open so, if you’re not one of the 900+ soles already involved and engaged, why not pop along to octel.alt.ac.uk and join in? Thank you. So, week one – what are we doing?

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

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Johnston (2009) has identified two broad ‘categories’ of metaphors from papers and editorials published in late-2008, and how they affect our thinking – those utopian in nature are from a “transformative and revolutionary’ opinion and dystopian ones tend to “attack or supplant” (destructive). … and what of ‘Sight’ (see below)?

Where would I be without Twitter?

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In May 2009 I made a presentation to the Business School at Bournemouth University about ‘Twitter in Education’ (below) and also uploaded it to SlideShare, where it has since been viewed 80,000 times, embedded on 315 websites, and had over 100 downloads. [Read this next bit as though it''s a well known Sinead O''Conner song]. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc.

Free Book on Mobile Learning Research #mLearning

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Read it online here: ‘Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends’ Related posts: Reading: "Global Mobile Learning Research Report 2009" Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning” Mobile Learning. The highlights for me include subjects and research like: State of Mobile Learning Around the World.

What is a Learning Technologist?

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Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. The question "what is a Learning Technologist", I've finally realised, can be answerd differently based on who you ask, where they work, and what day of the week it is. We are also sometimes referred to as an Educational Technologist, but never as a Demonstrator. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.

Learning Technologist collaboration research project #LTFE #LTHE

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Hopkins, 2009). I am pleased to be involved in a project with Geraldine Murphy and Rachel Challen from Loughborough College which looks to explore the identity of a Learning Technologist through the “analysis of language” Read the full project brief here: “Exploring the identity of a Learning Technologist through the analysis of language” Project outline. Hopkins, D.

Interview with Terese Bird, #EdTechBook chapter author

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remember when I was being interviewed for my job at Leicester back in 2009, I was asked how I stay on top of developments in the field, and I said, “Twitter.” As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. DH – Hi Terese. And why should we do this? Nothing wrong with that!

A new PLN?

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here is my PLN that I ‘devised’ back in December 2009: Related posts: Learning Tools: what do you use? I’ve been fascinated by the ideas of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) for ages now, pretty much ever since I first heard about it. Perhaps this is why Steve Wheeler’s (is that @timbuckteeth or @stevewheeler ? Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics.

Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison

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As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0

Future of Technology in Education Infographic #FOTiE11 @FOTiE

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Since the time is rapidly approaching when this year’s tickets will be made available I was interested in seeing this infographic on details and statistics from the 2009 and 2010 conferences. Last year I was lucky enough to obtain one of the few tickets that were available for the 2010 Future of Technology in Education Conference organised by ULCC: [link]. Click to view on Flickr).

Video: A Brief History of Tech in Education #edtech

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Many thanks to Sue Beckingham (@ suebecks ) for showing me this video this afternoon, very succinct and effective. Coming so soon after the 2011 Future of Technology in Education Conference I can’t help but draw a comparison with the themes of the day that included the ‘ bring your own device ‘ (panel debate) and ‘ students as the agents of change ‘ (James Clay).

Nomination(s) for the 2012 Edublog Awards #eddies12

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Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). November can only mean one thing … EduBlog Awards (and you thought I was going to say “nearly Christmas”, right?). Nominations are open for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and here are mine: Best Individual Blog: Steve Wheeler – Learning with ‘e’s. Best Individual Tweeter: Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth. Best Twitter Hashtag: #edtech.

Presentation: Twitter in Education

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Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0

MOOCs and Mobile Access

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Reading: "Global Mobile Learning Research Report 2009" MOOC cMOOC Conference Inge Ignatia de Waard SlideShare xMOOC Impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a mooc method and findings. from Inge Ignatia de Waard. Related posts: Week 1: TEL Concepts and Approaches #ocTEL. MOOC, what’s in a name?

Prezi.com – free account for educators & students

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If you’re still not convinced about Prezi, how to use it, or whether it looks ‘professional’ or not, it was used recently at the TEDGlobal conference in July 2009 by James Geary (below). I’ve extolled the virtues of Prezi before, and have shared my first example presentation (see related links below for URLs). What’s the fuss, I hear you cry? Upgrade. Enjoy.

Cartoon: Born, not downloaded

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Blogging Cartoon Generation Y Millenials

What is a Learning Technologist (part 2)?

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typed out some thoughts back in August 2009 (in readiness for the start of that new Academic Year) in my post “ What is a Learning Technologist? &# and had a few replies through the blog as well as through Twitter. David Hopkins, Learning Technologist. This is a question I always seem to be thinking about, probably because it’s something I get asked quite a bit. We’re a month into the new Academic Year, we have new students at all levels of study and ages as well as new staff, also at all levels of capabilities, ages, and background. So, what has changed?

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

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SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Video: Social Media (in 2009). Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? Are you allowed to use images/logo of your employer/Institution in your work? Southeast Missouri State University – Social Media Information.

Where is reflection in the learning process? (@jackiegerstein)

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Reflection: Learning Technologies 2009. I found the following post by Jackie Gerstein recently, and wanted to share it with you – “ Where is reflection in the learning process? ” Why am I sharing it … because it is the student voice, or lack of it, that I found most interesting. Jackie was getting frustrated at their inability to ‘reflect’ until. “a major AHA struck me … They are products of a standardized system where they were asked to memorize standardized information and spit that information out on standardized tests.

QR Codes: Learning Technology

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His presentation below, given the Plymouth eLearning Conference in 2009 explores the uses of QR Codes in education. Since I starting looking into QR Codes and how they can be used in Higher Education (library’s, classrooms, museums, induction, etc) there has been one name that keeps coming up in all my searches: Andy Ramsden at Bath University. QR codes as a learning technology.

Reading: Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective

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Related posts: Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning” Reading: "Global Mobile Learning Research Report 2009" Pedagogical Foundations For Personal Learning. Mobile learning is a relatively new phenomenon and the theoretical basis is currently under development. Kearney , M., Schuck , S., Burden , K., Aubusson , P. Available at: [link].

Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators

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Once people have found out I’ve been using Twitter for all of about 4 months now they think I’m an expert (I’m not, and do not profess to be) and keep asking me; what is it all about, then? Good question, and not one I’ve really been able to answer for myself, let alone answers for [.] Twitter Academia Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0

What is a Learning Technologist? (part 3)

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Below are two links to my previous efforts in defining some of my thoughts: What is a Learning Technologist (Aug 2009). David Hopkins, Learning Technologist. Those of you who follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter ( @hopkinsdavid ), Academia.edu or LinkedIn , will know I continue to explore the role of Learning Technologists, and the discipline that is learning technology. What is a Learning Technologist (part 2)? Oct 2010). Managing Change: Response to Context. Evidence-based Practice in Relation to Discipline Needs. Browne, T. and Beetham, H. Project Report. Available from: [link].

What is 'Cloud Computing', and what can it do for Education?

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I keep hearing people talk about the ‘cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ So, what is it? Well; “Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.&# ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing ). Does that help? No, then how about … “The concept, quite simply, is that vast computing resources will reside somewhere out there in the ether (rather than in your computer room) and we’ll connect to them and use them as needed.&# ( Times Online, May 2008 ). Web 3.0

Google Wave in education

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Continuing on from my first post on Google Wave: “What is Google Wave?&# I’ve been finding and reading (and printing, sorry trees) a fair bit of information. I can’t keep my mind ordered enough to remember where I’m putting it all, so I’ll put links and choice quotes below; The Complete Guide to Google Wave Not necessarily about [.].

Cartoon: Where do you sit in class?

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From Times Higher Education.

Update: my CMALT portfolio #CMALT

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From my work and continued reading/research around the topic and discipline of ‘Learning Technology’ I have come into contact with some wonderful people, and some even more amazing ideas. I’ve mentioned some of my work in previous blog posts, notably the following: CMALT: A beginning (July 2009). What is a Learning Technologist (pt3) (June 2011). Stephen Powell. Zak Mensah.

Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation

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Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class. The idea behind this isn’t new; using social media in conferences allow participants to engage the speaker(s) to exchange ideas and questions on the fly. The difference here is [.].

13th Durham University Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu

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Related posts: Conference Report: Make it Personal, July 2009. The Durham University Blackboard Users Conference on January 8/9, 2013 is all about ‘ Make do or Spend? ‘ next year (spelt ‘sp£nd’ – see what they did there?) You can follow the growing Twitter backchannel on the #durbbu hashtag. See you in January!

Can your boss ask for access to your social media accounts? #SoMe

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Back in 2009 this question was already raising it’s ugly head, as the CNN SciTechBlog post Want a job? There have been a few instances in the news recently where employers are asking for access to an employees social media account, specifically the password for a Facebook account. but there is absolutely nothing to prevent them from asking to peek at our social media accounts.

Reflection on #LWF12

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Reflection: Learning Technologies 2009. This week was the Learning Without Frontiers conference at Olympia (Jan 25/26). Below are a few pictures from the day (if it’s not mine, then credit is given below the picture where credit is due). also used Instagram for my photos, just to add something ‘different’ to them. Lego Ducks. Francis Gilbert ( @jamesclay ).

Online Induction: What happened?

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I wrote the post " Online Induction: What can possibly go wrong? " as I was getting myself and the materials ready for a week of induction activities for new students to the online degree programme at Bournemouth University. This, in itself, was a follow up to the " Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities ", where I was working through some ideas on what I would deploy for the students. So, with a week to recover, reflect, and collect the stragglers, how did it go? They then linked this page to the wiki home page, so other students could find and leave a comment on it. Wiki support video ].

Nomination(s) for the 2011 Edublog Awards #eddies11

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Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). We are here again, that lovely time of year when we get to say something nice about each other and help us get the recognition that money can’t buy (?). Nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards are open, and here are mine. Best individual blog: Steve Wheeler – Learning with ‘e’s. Best twitter hashtag: #edtech. Stephen Heppell.

Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities

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One aspect of learning online is that the students will feel distant and isolated from not only you (the Institution and staff facilitator) but also from each other. So, what can you do to make them feel included and valued? Firstly, use the induction period to get them used to not only working and talking in the online environment, but also engaging online (collaboration, tests, discussions, etc). My personal favourite is to get the students doing something that uses a piece of technology they're not familiar with, but in a way that they don't realise their using or doing something new.

Presentation: A Pocket University (or iTunesU at Oxford University)

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It was presented at the 2009 Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference. If you have any question about whether you and your Institution should think a little more seriously about getting involved in iTunesU, then take a look through this amazing presentation below from Peter Robinson and Oxford University. FOTE09 – Peter Robinson: A Pocket University: Open. Content and Mobile Technology – Oxford on iTunesU.

PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

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As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.]. Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0

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What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education?

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I keep hearing people talk about the 'cloud' and 'cloud computing'. So, what is it? Well; "Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet." ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing ). Does that help? No, then how about. The concept, quite simply, is that vast computing resources will reside somewhere out there in the ether (rather than in your computer room) and we'll connect to them and use them as needed." ( Times Online, May 2008 ). Cloud computing makes it easy for them to do so. Web 3.0

Advantages and Drawbacks of using Augmented Reality #AugmentedReality

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Current performance levels (speed) on today’s [2009] iPhone or similar touch devices like the Google G1 will take a few generations to make Augmented Reality feasible as a general interface technique accessible to the general public. Augmented Reality listed the following advantages and drawbacks; Drawbacks of Augmented Reality. Benefits of Augmented Reality. Image source.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

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The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 2009. First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. Random Web 2.0

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