Archive for blended learning

learning is drastically different now

Posted in video with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by ruyoung

the education system may be revamped whether we’re ready or not.


grockit, the massive multi player online learning game

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2008 by ruyoung

world of warcraft can move over! grockit is about to enter the ring.

the folks at the centre for learning and performance technologies alerted me to the massive multi player online learning game that is still in beta development, and quoted techcrunch50 who reported that it is “an online, interactive learning tool that brings students together to answer quizzes with each other. The startup has raised $10 million for what it’s calling a “Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game”, which takes its cue from World of Warcraft and applies that game’s concepts to SAT-like study groups. Grockit features a chat room where students can talk with one another as they deliberate over questions. They can also award each other points for their insight.”

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blending learning 2.0 (with the emphasis on  collaboration) and edugaming can be a fun way to study and learn. small study groups can chat about questions presented, commend each other when comments are helpful, and reveal both correct and incorrect answers for a well-rounded learning experience.

adapting this to class groups for adult learning would work well too. i can see this working for any continuing education class i would take.

and the eventual mobile client component for this will be really, really sweet.

i’ll be really excited to try this.

2008 bloggers choice awards

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2008 by ruyoung

i’ve been nominated for the 2008 bloggers choice awards in the education category.

if you’d like to vote for my blog as well, click on this badge:

My site was nominated for Best Education Blog!

what an honour – thank you veganbilly!

international education and learning conferences – part 2 of 3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2008 by ruyoung


wireless ready: interactivity, collaboration, and feedback in language learning technologies
mar 29, 2008
nagoya, aichi, japan

international conference on quality enhancement in educational communication
mar 29-30, 2008
tiruchirappalli, tamil nadu, india

strategic marketing for higher education providers conference and workshop
apr 2-4, 2008
and apr 7-9, 2008
hong kong

teched 2008: 13th annual technology in education conference and exposition
apr 13-16, 2008
ontario, ca, usa

a conference on educational leadership in cultural diversity and globalisation
apr 8-10, 2008
phuket, thailand

blended learning conference apr 2008
apr 9-11, 2008
sydney, australia

study world, 2008
apr 25-26, 2008
berlin, germany

cnie international conference
apr 27-30, 2008
banff, ab, canada

teaching and learning 2008
may 26-28, 2008
aveiro, portugal

aacsb international world class practices in management education conference
jun 1-3, 2008
buenos aires, argentina

solstice 2008 – e-learning and learning environments for the future
jun 5, 2008
ormskirk, lancashire, uk

ieee international workshop on mobile, ubiquitous and classroom technology enhanced learning
jun 11-13, 2008
taichung, taiwan

international conference on e-learning in the workplace
jun 12-13, 2008
new york, ny, usa
leveraging learning for regional development: an international forum
jun 24-27, 2008
thunder bay, on, canada

microlearning 2008 conference
jun 25-27, 2008
innsbruck, tryol, austria

the 8th ieee international conference on advanced learning technologies
jul 1-5, 2008
santander, canabria, spain

…last batch coming next.

international education and learning conferences – part 1 of 3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2008 by ruyoung

i’ve been collecting conference information again. here is a list of some interational conferences involving education, learning, and innovation.
6th international conference on imagination and education – imaginative practice, imaginative inquiry
jan 29-31 2008
canberra, australia

ilearning forum paris 2008
feb 4-5, 2008
paris, france

second annual educational technology research symposium
feb 4-5, 2008
austin, tx, usa

leveraging new media for retention efforts in higher education

feb 6, 2008

e-learning and blended learning
feb 19, 2008
atlanta, ga, usa

2008 annual ncce educational technology conference
feb 26-29, 2008
seattle, wa, usa

international conference of educational technology
mar 3-5, 2008
muscat, oman

amazing e-learning II
mar 7-11, 2008
bangkok, thailand

moodlemoot scandinavia 2008
mar 9-11, 2008
leksand, dalecarlia, sweden

ideas festival
mar 13-18, 2008
brisbane, australia

web-based education
mar 17-19, 2008
innsbruck, austria

4th ieee international workshop on pervasive learning
mar 17-21, 2008
hong kong

college teaching and learning (tlc) conference
mar 17-20, 2008
san juan, puerto rico

proud of who we are, 115th annual training conference and expo
mar 25-28, 2008
minneapololis, mn, usa