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Networks, Communities & Learning: Show that you Share!

November 2nd, 2007 by Graham Attwell

Pontydydysu is a partner in the European funded Bazaar project and I will be speaking at the project conference in Utrecht in December. This looks like a great event. I am really happy that people are getting more imaginative in how they organise these type of events. The conference is free. Please do try and come along. The conference flyer is attached with this post.

The conference will take place on 14 December 2007, Utrecht, the Netherlands from 9:30 – 16:00, at Boothzaal, Utrecht University Library on the University Campus de Uithof, Heidelberglaan 3. It is jointly rganised by the Bazaar project and IVLOS, the Institute of Education of Utrecht University

The Conference Objectives are:

• To provide a space for participant-driven discussion and debate
• To promote critical enquiry and discourse
• To allow for the presentation of ideas in progress
• To provide access to peer expertise and opinion

The five main themes are based on key and emergent issues identified by Bazaar:

• Hey Dude, Where’s my Data? On data security, privacy
and sustainability
• Social Software, Tools and Content Creation
• OERs and the Culture of Sharing
• Interoperability and Metadata and OERs
• PLEs, ePortfolio’s and Informal Learning

The major aim of the conference is to promote dialogue and exchange between ‘experts’,researchers, developers, practitioners and learners. We are particularly keen that learners and junior researchers are given an opportunity to discuss and exchange their ideas. We aim that the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants rather than the traditional ‘presentation and five minutes questions’ format with content determined in advance by a single organiser, or a small group of organisers.

Workshops and Round Tables include:

– Social networking services & social search – led by Josie Fraser, EdTechUK, UK
– THINKing and UNDERSTANDing the internet – led by Helen Keegan, Salford University, UK
– Building an infrastructure for lifelong competence development – led by Wolgang Greller, Open University, NL
– Developing Open Educational Resources – led by Marco Kalz, Open University, NL
– The use of wikis and open architecture spaces to promote a culture of sharing – led by Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, UK
– Creating and sharing Open Educational resources – led by Veronika Hornung, Salzburg Research, AT
– Personal Learning Environments – led by Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, UK
– How can we use IMS Learning Design? – led by Raymond Elferink, RayCom BV, NL
– The future of Learning Management Systems – led by Geoge Bekiaridis, Ergon KEK, GR

The Conference is free but we would ask you to inform Raymond Elferink if you intend coming (not least of all because we are providing a free lunch).

Details of accommodation in Utrecht etc will be posted on the Bazaar Web site.

Networks, Communities & Learning: Show that you Share!

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One Response to “Networks, Communities & Learning: Show that you Share!”

  1. Damn it! There are too much interesting conferences at the end of the year. But I guess I do not want to miss this.

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