What has been and what is yet to come

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In the meantime, here's the title and abstract of my keynote: Technology Supported Learning: What has been, and what is yet to come In recent years education has been assailed by waves of new technologies, theories and practises. In this presentation I will explore the use of MOOCs, AI, social media, smart mobiles, virtual worlds, augmented and virtual reality, as well as some of the emerging associated theories, to evaluate their effectiveness on pedagogy.

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Back to #EDEN

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It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. It was the start of many long associations with these and other brilliant innovators and thinkers in the nascent world of technology supported learning.

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Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

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I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

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The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. This year, nearly half of teachers (47 percent) said their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. Among high school students, 58 percent said they now use their own mobile device at school to support learning activities.

10Q: Helen Keegan

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In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? heloukee (online), Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford. I’m also inspired on a daily basis by people I work with (especially Frances Bell , Ben Shirley and Cristina Costa ) and of course my PLN (thanks to social media!).

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EDENTube

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The result is a 6-7 minute interview in which I talk about the EDEN community of academics and professionals, mobile learning and games in education, and digital badges, as well as some elaboration on the way EDEN has been leveraging the potential of social media over the last few years. eden19 Bruges digital badges Distance Education e-learning education European Distance and E-Learning Network games learning mobile learning Technology

#EDEN15 BCN

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Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. The mLearn tour is sponsored by a company called Telco Technology Services who specialise in supporting teachers in New Zealand schools with technology training and provision. We live in unprecedented times where everything technology touches grows exponentially.

How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. From 2004 through 2008, I basically rubber-stamped the status quo while adding a splash here and there of technology. My personal views towards social media and mobile devices remained unhinged during this time, as I was adamantly opposed to both.

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Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. During my undergraduate degree I specialised in psychology, but also studied a number of other social sciences, including politics, economics, sociology and human geography. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. We have the technology.

The persistence of distance (learning)

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By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. The illustrious history of teaching students at a distance has embraced each new technology as it appeared, from printed text, through telephone, radio and television, CDs and videos cassettes, to modern day, digital age technologies such as mobile phones, the internet and direct satellite broadcasting.

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