Archiv für den Monat: September 2009

Online Round Table / Session #2 – Personalization and Learning

Educamp GrazThe Online Round Tables (#ORT09) are back for the second time! This time around we are hosting a series of open discussions which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7).

The first online event is already onThursday October 8. Erik Duval and Ralf Klamma will be our guest speakers. They will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘Learning in futurue concerning personalization of content’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. 😉 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.

For further details about the speakers, their presentations and venue, please browse below.


Our Guest Speakers

Erik DuvalErik DuvalErik Duval is a professor at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Erik’s research focuses on management of and access to structured and unstructured data. In practical terms, we research repositories, federated search, harvesting, content management, but also more end user oriented aspects like information visualization, mobile information devices, multi-touch displays and mash-ups. His group typically applies research results to technology enhanced learning, access to music and ‚research2.0′. His current obsession is massive hyper-personalization („The Snowflake Effect“) – a topic on which he regularly keynotes. Erik teaches courses on Human-Computer Interaction, Multimedia, problem solving and design. With the ARIADNE Foundation, he is quite active in the development of technical standards. He chairs the IEEE LTSC working group on Learning Object Metadata. Erik co-founded two spin-offs that apply research results for access to music and scientific output.
Abstract:
Learning is personal. So, learning environments should be personal too… Many (not all!) of our students do not expect anything less. Yet, organization-wide support for learning environments seems to be incompatible with personalization as witnessed by the one size fits all approach of dominant LMS’s. I will share some of my experiences in this domain: I once chaired the group that helped my university to decide to adopt Blackboard. That university wide system now has more than 90.000 users. Yet, my courses in it only contain a link to a wiki or a blog or a facebook group. In my talk, I will try to provide a happy twist to this ironic story…


Ralf KlammaRalf Klammais a senior researcher within the Information Systems group at RWTH Aachen University. He has visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge and has been a substitute professor at the universities of Chemnitz and Passau. He is technical coordinator of the EUIP ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments), member of the Aachen Excellence Cluster UMIC (Ultra-High Speed Information and Communication) and project manager for a number of EU and German funded projects. His research interests include web science, technology enhanced learning, and mobile data management.

Abstract: No country of old men
Despite the deep societal and economical changes induced by the media changes towards the Internet the impact on the future of learning remains unclear. Policy making like the Bologna process seems to have much more influence on agenda setting in the transformation of learning organizations
than technological innovations. Even in widely recognized debates like the adoption of learning management systems in learning institutions organizational change processes are far behind technological offers. Will also personal learning environments share the fate of the technology generations before them or can the adoption process in learning communities aligned with the development of learning services?



Venue Details:

Topic: Personalization and Learning
Date: October 8, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
Moderation: Cristina Costa, Martin Ebner and Graham Attwell
Link to Venue: Elluminate
Add to calender: Link
Visit ORT09 on Facebook: LINK


This sessions runs in cooperation with the JISC Sponsored EVOLVE community.

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.
Follow the Evolve Network on Facebook. Add your ideas to the discussion area (new discussion topics you would like EVOLVE to host; ideas, events you would like EVOLVE to support, etc) Do not hesitate to contact us. Any queries please email: ([Martin Ebner][Cristina Costa])

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)

Ein EduCamp-Manifest!

Ganz im Sinne der seit Tagen zur Höchstform auflaufenden Bildungsexpedition und des gerade erschienenen Internet-Manifests haben wir in den letzten Wochen auch einen Manifest-Entwurf für alle EduCamper erarbeitet.

Seit heute könnt Ihr zusammen mit uns dieses Manifest diskutieren, denn es soll eine gemeinschaftlich getragene Absichtserklärung der EduCamp-Community werden!

Unseren bisherigen Entwurf findet Ihr auf folgender Seite im Mixxt-Wiki:
http://educamp.mixxt.de/networks/wiki/index.EduCamp-Manifest

[Update 9. September 2009]: Live Mit-Editieren im zugehörigen Etherpad-Dokument.

Das Manifest kann bis zum Donnerstag, den 24. September, angepasst und verändert werden und wird darüber hinaus Teil eines Beitrages für das Buchprojekt des Augsburger IMB: http://www.imb-uni-augsburg.de/buchprojekt. Dazu wird der aktuelle Stand am 14. September den Teilnehmern des GMW-Thementisches „Offene Bildungsinitiativen“ vorgestellt.

Wir freuen uns also auf Eure Vorschläge und Hinweise – gebt uns Eure Meinung und diskutiert mit uns im Forum, damit wir in Zukunft noch mehr Bildungsinteressierte erreichen können!

Online Round Table / Session #1 – Open Content

Educamp GrazThe Online Round Tables (#ORT09) are back! This time around we are hosting a series of open discussions which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7).

The seconde online event is already next Monday (September 14). Martin Weller and Martin Lindner will be our guest speakers. They will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘Open Content’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. 😉 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.

For further details about the speakers, their presentations and venue, please browse below.


Our Guest Speakers

Martin WellerMartin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University in the UK. He chaired the Open University’s first major elearning course with 15,000 students annually. He was the Project Director for the Open University Virtuel Learning Environment and more recently, SocialLearn the Open University social networking project. His interests are in digital scholarship, implications of new technologies for higher education, learning design and social networks. He blogs at edtechie.net
Abstract:
Martin will explore the ways in which the term ‚open‘ has changed in usage over the years since the founding of the Open University, and consider what ‚open‘ principles such a university would be founded on now. The practice of being an ‚open scholar‘, and the benefits and issues involved will be examined.


Martin LindnerMartin Lindner is a researcher and consultant on the new growing Microweb. His work focuses strongly on Digital Knowledge Management, Learning in the Web and Building of Virtual Teams. He sees himself as a Digital Immigrant and Media Researcher, with a PhD in Literature.

Abstract: OPEN CONTENT: NON-LEARNERS ANONYMOUS
More and more, people get frustrated by training and education that is overly formalized, expensive, stealing too much lifetime or simply not producing usable learning results. On the other hand, the Web is presenting a plethora of free and open content for many subjects and fields. And we have new stunningly powerful tools for collaboration and knowledge that cost nearly nothing. But still people are not able to take full advantage of these possibilities, feeling to be left on their own with the ambitious task of „self-learning“. I would like to share and discuss some thoughts from a working group thinking about how we could set up self-organizing groups, where „Non-learners Anonymous“ can use Web 2.0 tools and practices to break with the painful habit of non-learning.
So how can we help creating self-organizing groups that can systematically take advantage of the „open content“ in the web? What templates, tools and what rules should we arrange so that they can easily form, set up their project and their goals and then work collaboratively in a given time frame toward some tangible results.



Venue Details:

Topic: Open Content in Education
Date: September 14, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
Moderation: Cristina Costa, Martin Ebner and Graham Attwell
Link to Venue: Elluminate
Add to calender: Link
Visit ORT09 on Facebook: LINK


This sessions runs in cooperation with the JISC Sponsored EVOLVE community.

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.
Follow the Evolve Network on Facebook. Add your ideas to the discussion area (new discussion topics you would like EVOLVE to host; ideas, events you would like EVOLVE to support, etc) Do not hesitate to contact us. Any queries please email: ([Martin Ebner][Cristina Costa])

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)