Archive for learning technology

making face time while learning

Posted in video with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by ruyoung

though this advert is for the nokia nseries, the message is well appreciated.

it talks about how we’ve used various screens overtime to watch, entertain, learn, and play, and what that meant to us as social beings.

the power of mobile technology has allowed us to go back out into the world, and the power of mobile learning expands the classroom beyond brick walls to learn where we want to or need to.

for the better part of 3mos a local university has been on strike. the school year could be in jeopardy, and even if the school year is extended to allow the students to finish their studies appropriately, the summer jobs that these studens rely on could go by the wayside.

let me be clear that this post does not take any side of the issue other than the potential of education that the students are missing out on. this is not the place to debate who is right or wrong or what strike issues are most important. i hope the strike ends soon and learning resumes.

but what if it were a different scenario? what if there was an emergency at the school that shut it down for those same 3mos? or kept the instructors physically away for those 3mos for other positive reasons? what if mobile learning was in place so that the students could learn wherever they were and have it be accepted as part of their studies and credits, even if it was a brief interruption into the way things were supposed to be? i’m not talking about full e-learning courses, which are wonderful in their right, but rather the ability to switch from in-person analog learning seemlessly to streaming digital learning so that it would not only continue the learning process despite what is happening (or not happening) in the physical institution, but would exercise a lesson in preparedness for both students and faculty. students could still gather wherever they wanted (home, cafe, library, park) to learn from eachother while learning from an instructor. the learning stream becomes uninterrupted, the way i think it should be.

that’s the power of mobile learning.

upcoming industry conferences and events – part 2 of 2

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

Canadian MoodleMoot
Apr1-4, 2009
Edmonton,  AB, Canada

2009 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference
Apr 2 -3, 2009
Broken Arrow, OK, United States

EUROCLIO’s 16th Annual Professional Training and Development Conference
Apr 5-11, 2009
Nicosia, Cyprus

5-th eLSE 2009 – eLearning and Software for Education
Apr 9-10, 2009
Bucharest, Romania

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators Conference
Apr 20-24, 2009
Dunedin, New Zealand

5th EduMedia Conference 2009 – Creativity and Innovation Competencies in the Web (e-creativity and e-innovation)
May 4-5, 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Tourism Educators Conference 2009
May 5-9, 2009
Vancouver, BC, Canada

LIHE 09 – 2nd International Symposium: Improving Students Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
May 31-Jun 4, 2009
Aghia Marina, Greece

3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference
Jun 1-3, 2009
Singapore, Singapore

2009 – 2nd Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning
Jun 17-19, 2009
San Francisco, CA, United States

E-Learning Baltics 2009 (eLBa 2009)
Jun 18-19, 2009
Rostock, Germany

Quality Education for All: Exploring Realities – Considering Options
Jun 23-25, 2009
Christ Church, Barbados

International Conference on ICTs in Education (ICICTE) 2009

Jul 9-11, 2009
Corfu, Greece

Learning Technologies Africa
Sep 21-23, 2009
Abuja, Nigeria

Thoery for Practive in the Education of Contemporary Society
Mar 25-27, 2010
Riga, Latvia