research, technology

Walking and surfing

A new report form the Office of National Statistics makes for interesting reading although not too surprising as they confirm earlier trend analysis: Nearly half (45 per cent) of Internet users accessed the Internet via a mobile phone in 2011, according to new data released today by ONS. The information, which comes from the ONS opinions survey, shows that 71…

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learning, technology, work

Widgets and mashups

An interesting slide set from Scott Wilson from Bolton Uni Widgets and Mashups for Personal and Institutional Technologies View more presentations from scottw Its worth clicking through to the slideshare site to see the notes accompanying the presentation. I quite interested in the notion of the highly personalised cross-device widget based VLE or PLE which I’ve commented on before here…

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learning, technology

MOOCS

A great video here from Dave Cormier explaining Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – lots there for any online learning design. See also his research project in MOOCS, knowledge and digital economy Enjoy

learning, technology

building walls

The constant push & pull of open vs closed networks (see a previous post) continues with Twitter as Graham Attwell describes here in the context of education. Building (high) walls doesn’t appear to have harmed Facebook just yet and Twitter’s move should be seen in the context of the criticisms it has faced on monetisation. But then, the same thing…

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learning, technology

Globalisation, walled gardens and higher education

An interesting post here from George Siemens on Blackboards partnership with McGraw Hill and Pearson’s acquisition of TutorVista. George concludes: The integration of publishers, teaching content (i.e. video lectures, tests, not only textbooks), LMS, synchronous classrooms, and evaluation (see Knewton) is the most significant trend in education today. The financial crisis is assisting in a move in this direction. It’s…

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