Visting Learning & Educational Technology Team in Oulu

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On Wednesday I had a very interesting day at the LET (Learning & Educational Technology) team led by Sanna Järvelä. The team does multi-disciplinary research with a focus on research in ecologically valid settings on learning and interaction processes with multimodal data 21st century skills development and practices augmentation of human learning with multi-disciplinary research The Open Universiteit is involved in the SLAM project together with the LET team via Paul Kirschner who recently became Dr. H.C. in OULU. The project is on learning analytics and self-regulation from first studies a lot of interesting data has been collected with 360 degree video and sensor-data recordings of classroom sessions….

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AduLet project kickoff on DigiPedagogy

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Today I am participating in the ADULET kickoff meeting which is a new ERASMUS+ project on creating best practice descriptions for Technology Enhanced Learning. The project will produce a template for description of teaching practices which is related to LOM description also produced in the iCoper network. guidelines for the effective use of TEL tools are a structured, standardized collection, describing TEL tools in a way, that enables teachers to find, select and apply appropriate tools supporting specific teaching methods. case studies with a collection of existing strategies and support concepts as well as facts about TEL and concepts for strategies and…

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Conference Digital Risks – Digital Chances

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The internet and globalization are changing our world and ways to communicate, learn and live together: They are offering huge opportunities but also challenges. To address them, we are organizing the special Conference “Digital Risks – Digital Chances” on Tuesday, 13th of December 2016. We invite all interested people to explore and discuss digitalization, online learning and collaborations! Participation is free but requires registration as seats are limited. We invite TEACHERS and PARENTS: Two interactive workshops will debate: “School Innovations for Inclusion and Learning-how-to-learn” and “Internet Security in Schools“. We invite STUDENTS and PRACTITIONERS: Two interactive sessions will focus: “MOOCs…

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root your whiteboard …

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on wednesday STEP lab lunch we had a very impressive demonstration of root whiteboard robots see the kickstarter project at http://kck.st/2exVd9T. Basically these are magnetic robots which come with their own programming environment for kids and which you can program to drive on your white board, draw on it, whipe it clean ;-). They have sensors for detecting what is drawn on the board, they can detect different colours, they can detect when they bump into each other and much more. Ah ja they can of course also indicate things with light and sound. Interesting is also that you can…

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Leaves are falling, ICO Fall School is calling!

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Looking outside the window red, yellow and brown trees are passing with 300 km/h. Flat landscapes are being alternated with somewhat more mountain like surroundings (disclaimer: if you’re Dutch, everything that’s not flat can be called a mountain). Around every corner and tunnel, hides a new décor: small villages, typical churches, vineyards and forests… We slowly make our way to the south of Germany…It’s a new Monday, just another day at the office for a PhD student in educational sciences. Because if leaves start falling, the ICO Fall School is calling! From the 31st of October till the 4th the…

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PhD Round Table – Teachers assessment in DojoIBL

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What is the ‘PhD Round Table’ initiative at TELi?   The PRT is an informal meeting that takes place in the TELi department every two weeks and it only has one item in the agenda. Each session a PhD brings to the table a question/concern/idea/problem (you name it…), which is discussed at least for an hour. The participation is not mandatory but it is highly appreciated. The PRT goals are: (1) to increase the intellectual discussions within the TELi group, (2) to raise awareness about others topics and (3) to brainstorm and to discuss different perspectives to a problem. My…

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Siberia is melting for Open Education

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Siberia is meting for Open Education This year, Siberia is melting for Open Education and has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government was launching a hot season: The International Lensky Education Forum was heating the debate about open education. The forum in cooperation with UNESCO was organized for the first time and concluded one year of first innovative activities with a series of events. “We appreciate the strong support of the Yakutian government for open education fully conforming with UNESCO’s objective”,…

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Digital Learning and Media Literacy – notes from #LLLWeek16

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During the Lifelong Learning Week 2016 organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the second Digital Learning and Media Literacy working group meeting took place in Brussels, bringing representatives of the European Commission, Digital Europe and a number of other NGOs to discuss and share experience on the topic of Digital Learning. The objective of this discussion was to find a common ground and find possible project ideas. I was asked to make an introduction and overview on the topic: this was my contribution.

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