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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.

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upcoming industry conferences (2009)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by ruyoung

eek! i haven’t been blogging for a month due to the holidays, personal injury, family emergency, and job hunting, and then just as i was compiling this blog post, we were among the 100,000 people in toronto that lost power and heat thu night. now with power, here’s a list of upcoming industry conferences, including some great online events in the next few weeks:

google search for your school
jan 21, 2009
ONLINE

educon 2.1
jan 23-25, 2009
philadelphia, pa, usa (virtual attendance available)

2nd annual forum on e-learning excellence in the middle east
jan 26-29, 2009
dubai, united arab emirates

adult students: meeting market demands both online and in the classroom
jan 27, 2009
ONLINE

college & university performance conference 2009
jan 28-30, 2009
arlington, va, usa

designing a learner assisstance program for students with disabilities
jan 29, 2009
ONLINE

ten steps to building a successful retention and graduation program
feb 5, 2009
ONLINE

new learning technologies
feb 18-20, 2009
orlando, fl, usa

student symposium on african education: interrogating quality within the african context
feb 27, 2009
new york, ny, usa

mcgill 8th annual education graduate students’ society conference
mar 13-14, 2009
montreal, qc, canada

6th international conference on informatics, education technology and new media in education
mar 28-29, 2009
sombor, yugoslavia

elearning and software for education conference – else 2009
apr 9-10, 2009
bucharest, romania

teaching english in multilingual contexts: current challenges, future directions
apr 18-19, 2009
karachi, pakistan

theatre pedagogy: teaching the art form
apr 23-26, 2009
new york, ny, usa

engaged teachers, engaged learners
apr 29-may 2, 2009
edmonton, ab, canada

elearning africa 2009
may 27-29, 2009
dakar, senegal

solstice 2009 – it’s all in the blend? innovation, research and development: enhancing learning with technologies
jun 4, 2009
ormskirk, uk

8th international language & development conference
jun 23-25, 2009
dhaka, bangladesh

the 2009 international conference on e-learning, e-business, enterprise information systems, and e-government (eee’09)
jul 13-16, 2009
las vegas, nv, usa

the 2009 international conference on frontiers in education: computer science and computer engineering (fecs’09)
jul 13-16, 2009
las vegas, nv, usa

international conference on imagination and education
jul 15-18, 2009
vancouver, bc, canada

international conference on the role of universities in hands-on education
aug 24-29, 2009
chiang mai, thailand

knowledge, work and class
oct 22-24, 2009
detroit, mi, usa

the iasted international conference on global education ~ge 2009~
nov 2-4, 2009
cambridge, ma, usa

if anyone would like to guest blog from any of these events, please contact me.

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

educating learning technology designers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2008 by ruyoung

educating learning technology designers: guiding and inspiring cretors of innovative educational tools, edited by chris digiano, shelley goldman, michael chorost, is a compilation of lessons learned in developing learning technologies. it touches on theoretical perspectives, collaboration, pedagogical feedback, and the design of educational games and will be available in paperback in nov 2008.  [ more info ]

it’s on my amazon wishlist.  ;-)

andragogy vs pedagogy

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

as i was poking around the about.com continuing education forum, i saw the word “andragogy”, and was surprised to admit to myself that this is a new word to me.

i’ve been well aware of the word pedagogy, the art and science of teaching children, from the greek word meaning child-leading. however, in doing some research, i see that andragogy is from the greek word for adult-leading, and is the art and science of teaching adults, but also refers to a learner-focussed education.

the difference seems to lie in the intellectual ability of the student. eduard lindeman and martha anderson developed the concepts of andragogy, but it was malcolm knowles, scholar, academic administrator, and author, who breathed new popularity into the word as “the process of engaging adult learners in the structure of the learning experience”, and is contemplated as:

  1. Self-concept: As a person matures his self concept moves from one of being a dependent personality toward one of being a self-directed human being
  2. Experience: As a person matures he accumulates a growing reservoir of experience that becomes an increasing resource for learning.
  3. Readiness to learn. As a person matures his readiness to learn becomes oriented increasingly to the developmental tasks of his social roles.
  4. Orientation to learning. As a person matures his time perspective changes from one of postponed application of knowledge to immediacy of application, and accordingly his orientation toward learning shifts from one of subject-centeredness to one of problem centredness.
  5. Motivation to learn: As a person matures the motivation to learn is internal

more in-depth explanations of these points can be found on the informal education andragogy page.

knowles himself later concluded that age is no longer the determining factor for distinguishing between the use of andragogy and pedagogy, but rather it has transformed into andragogy being the term for self-directed learning, and pedagogy for teacher-directed learning.

however, progressive education theorists denounce the use of the word andragogy on the basis that it adds confusion since its main expressions are not specific to adults.