New and emerging technologies

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The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology?

Emergent thinker?

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Image from Emergent Thinker website Apparently I'm an emergent thinker. But 'emergent thinkers' is the title of the website used to promote a recent interview I did with Felicity Healey-Benson. Emergent thinker?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself.

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.

Inspire to learn

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M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. How might we harness the powerful potential of these tools and technologies to engage students more, and enhance learning in higher education? We have the technology.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

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That compelling reason is technology, specifically the Internet, facile access to it, and the pace at which it continues to grow. As employees became more adept with technology, training moved into the computer itself and elearning was born.

Exploring medical technologies

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One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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Goring was essentially arguing that libraries should not be dictated to by technological changes, but in doing so she missed a fundamental point. I was challenged by delegates at Solstice to elaborate on the legal and ethical issues of Creative Commons and other Copyleft approaches.

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. Take the Pilot Smart Earbuds technology for example.

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. That's why they never rule anything - tool, resource or technology - from the mix.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

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In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London. LT17UK AI Brian Solis development education future Gerd Leonhard gestural interfaces learning mobile Ray Kurzweil Rudy de Waele Technology Trends

Movements for change

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The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. What is Creative Commons and how does it work? How do movements for change emerge and gain impetus? Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER

The first technology

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I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. In fact my specialism never ceases to amaze me, because there is always something new to learn, some new technology, app or software tool that is emerging, or some new theory or model that is being proposed.

Future technologies now

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HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts.

What we think about technology

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In conversations with my own student educators recently, something else emerged. I asked them whether this was a true representation of their perceptions of using technology. This is a revealing narrative about how teachers and students view their use technology.

Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

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Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience. I arrived with a great deal of anticipation, because Learning Technologies always holds a lot of promise. BETT corporate training L and D Learning Technologies LT19UK

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

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"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

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The exchange then descended into: 'There's too much technology around' and, 'I don't know what the world is coming to.' Jaron Lanier (2011) believes that interactive technologies are 'deadening personal interaction.' Photo source Is technology killing the art of conversation?

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

#40years of educational technology: Telematics

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Because of my work in educational technology at the nursing college, I naturally chose to study something that I was familiar with, but with an aspect that would present me with a challenge. In fact, satellite technology is arguably the most expensive technology humankind has ever invented.

Digital literacies online

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I've written about digital literacies in previous publications, because I consider them vital for the success of any technology supported learning ventures. competencies Digital education learning literacies online pedagogy readiness schools skills students teachers Technology

New technology and the future of learning

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My own session, entitled 'New Technology and the Future of Learning' attempted to gaze (tentatively) into the near future, and to ask questions such as 'what will be the new roles of trainers and developers in the next few years?' It has been a interesting day.

Learning futures

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I have enjoyed my short stay here in Doha, Qatar, where I was an invited speaker at the Technology in Higher Education Conference. There is major construction work wherever you look, and the technological infrastructure is impressive.

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.

What do online educators need?

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Distance education in all its forms has been used for more than a century in education, leveraging the potential of each new technology as it emerges. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Communities and connections

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Before this, I presented some of my thinking around new theories and emerging pedagogies that leverage to power and potential of networked technologies, and spoke about the personal devices students use and how they might be incorporated into every day teaching and learning.

Transforming online learning experiences

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In 'normal times' transformation is often slow, usually driven by technology. During the Second World War , which was far from normal, a number of radical developments in medicine, science and technology rapidly emerged.

The EDEN interviews: Manjula Srinivas

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Sitting down with her after her keynote at the summer EDEN conference in Jonkoping, Sweden, we discussed a number of issues around diversity and inclusion, the use of technology in education, games based learning, peer learning and emerging learner-led pedagogies.

Being there

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It's a common psychological phenomenon to feel that although you are separated by distance, the technology actually mediates your connection with someone else. This is where the technology may have failed to support the interaction.

Makeshift reality

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I remember capturing several hours of footage of a large scale emergency simulation which was used for future training purposes. Makeshift reality by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Lockdown learning

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And that's a tribute not only to essential front-line staff such as health professionals, utility workers and emergency personnel. Some of the stories of how teachers have achieved and sustained this are herculean, and others will emerge when the dust finally settles.

The tribal web

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The tribes and clans I have identified, it could be argued, are emerging as a direct result of their sustained interaction with, and through, social technologies. community Digital FaceBook Flickr identity learning social bookmarking social tagging Technology Tribes web

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How can we engage online learners?

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As online education evolved, it quickly became clear that new forms of content needed to be developed, and new forms of pedagogy needed to be devised to support the new ways of learning that were emerging.

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