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Learning literacies do not come free with the latest technology

May 21st, 2014 by Graham Attwell

I have always liked David White’s ideas about digital visitors and residents. And in the training sessions we run we find an increasing individual differentiation in people;s confidence and competence in using digital technologies. In this video David White (@daveowhite, http://twitter.com/daveowhite) of the University of Oxford explains how the Visitors and Residents model provides a framework to understand individuals’ engagement with the Web based on motivation and context. In part 1 of this series, he argues that the metaphors of ‘place’ and ‘tool’ best represent the use of technology in contemporary society and allow us to better adapt to the challenges of new forms of academic practice.

Changing Paradigms

March 4th, 2014 by Graham Attwell

I can’t think how we missed this video before. Anyway many thanks to Owen for suggesting it. This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. You can watch the lecture in full here.

Coding is for everyone

January 14th, 2014 by Graham Attwell

Part of our current work is about developing ideas for teaching kids to code. And the idea seems to be catching on. “Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them.”

Where are we from?

December 18th, 2013 by Graham Attwell

Creithiau English from Like an Egg Productions on Vimeo.

When I go to international meetings I always get asked where Pontydysgu is from. the answer, of course, is Pontypridd, but that does not always get us much further. 14 kilometres north of Cardiff, in Wales, I say, but once more sadly that often draws blank faces. Today I stumbled over this video by our old friends Like An Egg Productions. The explain: “Local resident and poet Nicholas McGaughey penned a beautiful poem in Welsh about the Rhondda, citing distinctive oddities that only the native population would relate too. It’s poignant message describes what has been lost, but also the vibrant culture and colourful characters that still remain.”

Collaborative, world wide and the best tools

December 18th, 2013 by Graham Attwell

A couple of years everyone was predicting that virtual reality would be the next big thing in educational technology. Of course it didn’t happen and everyone moved on to the next big thing. But in the meantime the technology has developed. More importantly, teachers and students have themselves worked out how to use the technology for teaching and learning. This video shows how augmented reality app  Aurasma is being used in a primary school in the UK. Incidentally., after watching this, I think we should leave explaining technology to children. They do it so much better!

Virtually Real

November 15th, 2013 by Jenny Hughes

As a take on e-learning this just made me laugh so I thought I’d share it

Behind the Scenes – Making a Common Craft Type Video

November 10th, 2013 by Graham Attwell

Ever wondered how Common Craft make their stop motion videos. This fine presentation by a group 10 year olds filming their common craft style video How to be Responsible shows you how to do it. Posted by teacher Tim Macmillan

Hitch

November 4th, 2013 by Graham Attwell


I was browsing on the wonderfully creative DS106 website. And I came upon this video, made as a graduation project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.  They say “It’s about The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook«, an animated book containing the recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. It’s made for Hitchcock enthusiasts and every other couch potato out there.”

being an audio fan myself, I especially like the voice over on the video.

A tribute to Coders

September 22nd, 2013 by Graham Attwell


You might not have known it but Friday 13th Septemeber was Programmers Day. I don’t code but am in awe of those who do. And so in a belated tribute to programmers everywhere I am linking to this video. Via coder, Rolandas Zikis Ziukevičius.

August 14th, 2013 by Graham Attwell

The ever resourceful Leon Cynch has announced that L4LTV will be  launching at end of Sept 2013. he says it will be an online niche TV Channel broadcasting fortnightly for six months in the first instance. There are plans to fund the channel through KickStarter campaign coming soon!

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    Innovation is male dominated?

    Times Higher Education reports that in the UK only one in 10 university spin-out companies has a female founder, analysis suggests. And these companies are much less likely to attract investment too, raising concerns that innovation is becoming too male-dominated.


    Open Educational Resources

    BYU researcher John Hilton has published a new study on OER, student efficacy, and user perceptions – a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018. Looking at sixteen efficacy and twenty perception studies involving over 120,000 students or faculty, the study’s results suggest that students achieve the same or better learning outcomes when using OER while saving a significant amount of money, and that the majority of faculty and students who’ve used OER had a positive experience and would do so again.


    Digital Literacy

    A National Survey fin Wales in 2017-18 showed that 15% of adults (aged 16 and over) in Wales do not regularly use the internet. However, this figure is much higher (26%) amongst people with a limiting long-standing illness, disability or infirmity.

    A new Welsh Government programme has been launched which will work with organisations across Wales, in order to help people increase their confidence using digital technology, with the aim of helping them improve and manage their health and well-being.

    Digital Communities Wales: Digital Confidence, Health and Well-being, follows on from the initial Digital Communities Wales (DCW) programme which enabled 62,500 people to reap the benefits of going online in the last two years.

    See here for more information


    Zero Hours Contracts

    Figures from the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency show that in total almost 11,500 people – both academics and support staff – working in universities on a standard basis were on a zero-hours contract in 2017-18, out of a total staff head count of about 430,000, reports the Times Higher Education.  Zero-hours contract means the employer is not obliged to provide any minimum working hours

    Separate figures that only look at the number of people who are employed on “atypical” academic contracts (such as people working on projects) show that 23 per cent of them, or just over 16,000, had a zero-hours contract.


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