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FocusOn Learning Conference – Day 2

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This is my fourth post about the FocusOn Learning conference that wrapped in Austin, Texas. This video log discusses day 2 of the conference. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Conferences

Inspire to learn

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On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. What will you be speaking about at the Inspire conference in December? Yes, education costs money.

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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I managed to keynote four conferences in six days, respectively eLearning 2.0 at Brunel University, London; the CILIPS annual conference at the Apex Hotel in Dundee; the Solstice Conference at Edge Hill University, and finally the Digital Literacies Conference at Southampton University. Finally, a note about the Digital Literacies Conference at Southampton (pictured).

Yesterday's blog post

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But it is probably still true that you are only as good as your last journal article, book, or conference presentation. We can debate the ethics of changing a blog post once it has been posted, and yes, there are those who take content under Creative Commons licensing and repurpose it, translate it, embed it. creative commons ethics bloggingWell, it's yes to both.

Is education broken?

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During the EDEN Conference in Barcelona this summer I had the pleasure to interview several keynote speakers. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 eden15 Audrey Watters conference education learning Technology web YouTubeIs Google the largest surveillance network in the world?

I live and work in the future, but I come home at weekends

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Photo by Lloyd Russell and courtesy of Plymouth University I live and work in the future, but I come home at weekends by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 computers education future history learning schools smart phones teachers Technology university video conference web

Checking In

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I’m busy preparing for the FocusOn Learning conference that will be taking place 8-10 June in Austin, Texas. I’m leading a pre-conference workshop titled Guerrilla Video Techniques for Beginners, as well as two conference sessions. Two weeks ago I volunteered to write a few scripts for videos on using SharePoint for a common workplace collaborative task.

Finding Austin for FocusOn 2016

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The FocusOn Learning conference has wrapped in Austin, Texas, and everyone has made their way home or to the next destination. For the first time, I chronicled my experience through a video log, recorded incrementally each day throughout the conference. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Thanks for watching!

Open educational practices

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I made a video recording for Core Ed while I was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand last month. So whether it's licensing agreements such as Copyleft or Creative Commons, or open access journals, or even massively online open courses, the open educational practices are gaining ground and influence in the academic world. Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship They sat me in front of two cameras, and asked me to talk off the cuff, no script, about something that I was passionate about. But things are changing slowly.

Sugata Mitra - Charlatan or genius?

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Whatever your views on this shade of auto-didacticism - and there have been some vociferous criticisms , do watch the video interview I did with him at this year''s EDEN conference , and then make your own mind up. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 It''s just that we don''t need it any more. It''s outdated.''

A FOTE opportunity

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I greatly enjoyed attending the Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference at London University''s Senate Building last week. Photos by FOTE A FOTE opportunity by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 It was also great to catch up with so many old friends and to meet some new ones. Unported License.

Networks are everything

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These views were expressed during an interview I recorded during the Barcelona EDEN conference with Maarten de Laat. Video courtesy of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Networks are everything by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 We live in a highly connected world.

Creative learning spaces

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For me, one of the highlights of the Estonian Elearning Conference in Tallinn was listening to Stephen Harris , principal of the Sydney Centre for Innovations in Learning. Image by Steve Wheeler Creative learning spaces by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 The Cave: This is a personal learning space where students can be on their own.

Disruptive education

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Earlier today at the EDEN Annual Conference at the University of Oslo, I interviewed June Breivik. She is not technologically deterministic , but sees specific technologies - social media tools such as blogging and Twitter - as a means of liberating learners (and their teachers) into a new way of creative communication, and a new means of representing knowledge. Unported License.

An interview with Michael G Moore

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I agreed to do a series of video interviews with notable scholars at the Annual EDEN Conference in Oslo earlier this month, and I was really spoilt for choice. In first met Michael at a conference in Ankara, Turkey in 1998, and our paths have crossed many times since. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Learning from the legends

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This event is a two day conference and exhibition for Learning and Development professionals at Olympia each year. In February, I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as an invited speaker at the Ministry of Higher Education ELI Conference. Richard and I also spent part of a day together with a film crew making a short documentary on learning and creativity for the Saudi Ministry.

The EDEN Interviews: Leslie Wilson

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She is Secretary General of the European Universities Association , and was a keynote speaker at the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference in Budapest. During the conference we sat down to discuss her work. There are very few people better placed to provide an overarching view of how universities across Europe are adapting to the digital economy than Leslie Wilson. Unported License.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

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While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization. Sharing a common purpose and vision may be the most basic element of connectedness for employees, but it’s very loose and at a high-level. tomspiglanin.

Digital learning futures

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These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. I also discussed pedagogical issues such as deep and surface learning, creative thinking and the transformation of knowledge consumption. OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learning

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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This time, I''m very happy to interview two of the keynote speakers for the EDEN 2015 conference , which will be held in Barcelona. Photo courtesy of Martin Weller This interview is mirrored on the EDEN Conference Website 10Q: Martin Weller by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 So, it''s a mixed picture.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

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At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. Common with higher education institutions, a MOOC has an instructor, includes beginning and end dates over a series of weeks, and all participants start together and go through the learning experience together. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. NovoEd.

Small Changes Make a Difference

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Charles Jennings (who will be speaking at the ASTD conference this week) has promoted a 70:20:10 framework for organizational learning, where on-the-job and informal learning represents the preponderance of each employee’s overall learning. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Challenge the course.

Game changers in the Training Zone

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This week, ahead of my speech at the Learning Technologies Conference I recorded a 10 minute podcast interview for the Training Zone. The TrainingZone podcast - January by Trainingzone on Mixcloud Game changers in the Training Zone by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 If the link below doesn't work for you, try this one.

The EDEN Interviews: Bates, Daniel and Moore

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In 1997 I was invited to Ankara, Turkey to participate in a week long conference - the Second International Symposium on Distance Education. Photo by Larisa Koshkina on Public Domain Pictures The EDEN Interviews: Bates, Daniel and Moore by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

An audience with.

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The next step was to push the idea further and encourage students to present their work in front of large live audiences such as conferences and symposia. I invited Dan to co-present with me at the ALT-C Conference in Manchester in 2009. Subsequently, each of them presented their work at the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conferences in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Unported License.

The kids are all right

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Where is the learner voice at learning conferences? It''s important to qualify these comments in the context of this year''s EDEN Conference , the title of which is: '' The Joy of Learning: Enhancing Learning Experience, Improving Learning Quality.'' Technology pedagogy #edenoslo education learning school EDEN Conference Friedrich Nietzsche And why not? The learner.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

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The presentation below was for the ELI 2015 (4th international conference on e-Learning and Distance Education) event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where education and learning professionals from the entire gulf region and beyond came together to discuss the possibilities of future education scenarios. Nor can it replace good pedagogy. Unported License.

Game changers

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I was in Spain in early March to keynote the 9th International Conference on Technology, Education and Development (INTED 2015). It was a great event, and I remember wishing that I could have stayed for more than one day to join in with the entire conference. The event, held in Madrid, is one I have previously written about on this blog. The questions were well thought through.

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Capturing the moment

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It was a great pleasure to give the opening keynote at the Social Science special interest group Higher Education Academy conference yesterday in Manchester. He also live tweets from the conference as the images take shape! We need more of this at conferences! Just in case you want more detail though, the entire slide deck from my HEA Social Science conference keynote is below.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

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I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 I even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.”

Digital literacies in the age of remix

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I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University. This section seems to rely particularly on creativity and flexibility. The components in the model are by no means exhaustive - I acknowledge there are many more literacies, some of which are emergent due to new technologies and services. References Kelly, K.

Future technologies now

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The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts. It was controlled by JISC staff and moved around the conference floor in a style, and was a little unnerving for some, when they turned to be confronted by a smiling virtual face - at eye level. Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives. Unported License.

Work Out Loud: Produce Better Work (microvideo)

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I just returned from DevLearn 2014 in Las Vegas, an annual conference attracting leading-edge developers of educational products. My conference summary will make its way here in the coming week, but I wanted to share a project I recorded with my industry friends while at the conference. You can view the video on YouTube here. Thanks for viewing! tomspiglanin.

Future schools, future visions

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Richard was also kind enough to write the foreword of my latest book Learning with 'e's , in which he swears blind that we met on a camel in the Saudi desert - during a social event for the ELI conference. Well, he spins a very good yarn, but we really did meet in Riyadh, and we had a lengthy conversation during the same conference (back in 2013). Unported License.