Digital literacies online

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Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning. It focuses on digital competencies and literacies and takes under an hour to complete.

Digital identity

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When we immerse ourselves in the digital world, and we mediate our communication through technology, it becomes more complex still. It's just the ticket for teachers who have recently been compelled to adopt technology supported learning.

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Integrating technology

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Image from pxfuel I'm pleased to announce the launch of module number 4 in my Digital Learning series on the new ZilLearn platform. But there are plenty of ways to adapt, and plenty of choices in how to translate your practice across to a digital environment.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology.

Cinderella technology?

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Image by Glamhag on Flickr Large screen touch displays seem to be the 'Cinderella technology' of education. Successfully introducing new technologies into complex environments can be a great challenge. Cinderella technology?

Digital tribes

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Photo by Bruce Warrington Ten years ago, in 2009, I published an edited volume entitled 'Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures' which was a compendium of papers written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field of learning technology.

Digitally connecting the future

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The first was European Innovation Day, an event held at the elegant Hotel Salomon de Rothschild building that showcased innovative uses of digital technology in education, health, industry and culture. HCE2019 AI arts Digital education health Huawei innovation learning Paris Technolog

Inspire to learn

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The title of my keynote is ' Learning in the Digital Age: Theoretical Perspectives. ' M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. We have the technology.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies #Bookreview

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Hacking Digital Learning Strategies sounds quite a daunting title for a book of practical ideas, but with the cartoon spaceman on the cover, readers will know they are in for a fun ride with plenty of happiness along the way. This book is not about technology.

Digital reflections

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My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This post examines some of the categories of technology and the places they might occupy when they are integrated into the learning process. This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact.

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And if you are still caught in the traditional school approach, know why integrating technology in classrooms is not just the need for the hour but how can it benefit you. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

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Digital is default

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Image by Martin42 on Wikimedia Commons When I read Being Digital for the first time, way back in 1997, it slowly dawned on me that everything was about to change. Being digital in the 21st Century is less innocent than it was at the end of the 20th Century.

Digital transformation of our world

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In Digital Transformation (Siebel, 2019) Siebel uses the theory of evolution as an analogy for the current disruptions we see across the business world. 2019) Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction.

Our digital future 5: Artificial Intelligence

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Now, I have written about AI on several previous occasions, and I also feature an entire chapter on its applications to learning and development in my new book, Digital Learning in Organisations. Many would argue that this test has yet to be passed by 'artificially intelligent' technologies.

Digital pervasion and loss of identity

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Image from Pixabay “We are all digital now” claimed Paul Longley of University College London, in a research report (BBC News, 2006). In so doing, he identified a global digital tribe. Identity and individualism are not synonymous, even though there are obvious commonalities.

Assessment in the digital age

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Assessing learning in the digital age, where students are using a growing range of technologies and approaches to learn, is complex. JISC (2017) Effective Assessment in the Digital Age.

Digital habitus

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So what of our habitual use of digital media? Do these constitute a digital habitus? When we observe our digital representations, our lives portrayed on screen, and our ideas played out in a virtual simulacrum of reality, what do we see?

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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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).

Digital Learning in Organizations

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The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Cover design by Kogan Page My new book will be published on April 3 by Kogan Page.

Making sense of digital

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Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors. Related posts What digital literacies?

Digital classrooms

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This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. We even mentioned the Semantic Web (or Web 3.0 ) as a potential horizon technology for learning.

Digital beings

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This is the third in my series of retrospective reviews on seminal learning and technology books. Today''s book recommendation is: Nicholas Negroponte (1995) Being Digital. Nic Negroponte''s Being Digital was groundbreaking. In being digital, we become digital beings.

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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These technologies are all beginning to play roles in our digital lives and will grow in significance in the future. But have you heard of cognitive technology? AI algorithm chatbot cognitive courseware Deep Learning Digital education future Jill Watson learning MOOC Technology

Digital age assessment

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Christian''s third trend is perhaps the most technology focused. He says: "An increased use of technology not only to deliver teaching, but also to support and assist students and to provide new forms of student assessment."

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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Photo by Loewe Technologies on unsplash There's plenty of hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, future impact on society. Writing on CIO's Managing Innovation and Disruptive Technology website, futurist Nicholas D.

Digital Learnscapes

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Many have said that Pelecon events inspire and energise delegates and challenge perspectives on education, learning and development, and the role of technology. Others have said that Pelecon is one of the best forums for informal debate on the learning technology conference circuit.

Learning, storytelling and technology

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Narrative Pedagogies from Steve Wheeler Image source: Wikimedia Commons Learning, storytelling and technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Mind technology

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Can technology help us to think more clearly? We find ourselves increasingly immersed in our digital worlds, surrounded by devices and tools, our minds constantly impacted by streams of new information. Some might say that I am over-reliant upon technology.

Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Blogging can be used to engage children in creative writing , while making videos is excellent for problem solving and collaborative work.

Openness in the Digital Age

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Here's a wonderful video montage of the Open Education in a Digital Age event that took place recently in Romania. It was hosted by the Virtual Campus department/Centre for e-Learning at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, and it captures much of the essence of what was discussed about openness, digital media in education and the future of learning. Digital e-learning education learning media open Romania Technology Timisoara video Virtual Campus

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Digital learning in organisations

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It's quite a departure for me, because my last 5 books have focused on learning and technology for schools, colleges and universities. The title of the book is 'Digital Learning in Organisations', and is already being marketed on Amazon and other online outlets.

Digital capabilities and curiosity

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Our opening keynote Helen Beetham talked about digital capabilities, which is becoming a well trodden phrase in higher education. Helen said that digital capability is the capacity to thrive in digital environments.

Distributed digital identity

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So, for a biospheric environment, the person would use a biological body, for the Metaverse, a person would use an avatar, and for virtual reality, the person would use a digital form. Selfies and simple avatars are merely the beginning of this digital identity transformation.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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The theme of the conference is 'connecting through educational technology' - this echoes the themes of a number of other recent conferences, many of which explore the idea of connected learning. In the industrialised nations of the world, digital is now default.

Old technologies don't die

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Witnessing this scene reminds me that no matter what technologies emerge, and no matter what disruptive innovations come along, we will always have the older, more traditional media to use. Personal, connected digital technologies enable us to access content and interact quickly and easily.