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October 2nd, 2009 by Graham Attwell

It has been a busy autumn here at Pontydysgu. Conferences, project meetings and so on. At the moment we are focusing on three or four main issues.

On the research side we are continuing to develop our ideas around the WOMBLE – Work Oriented MoBile Learning Environment. In particular we are thinking about the pedagogic approaches ot learning using mobile devices – especially issues of collaboration and context. We are particularly interested in what we can learn from the work of Vygotsky on the Zone of Proximal Development and Boundary Objects in scaffolding learning and developing knowledge.

On an organisational level we have relaunched the Evolve seminar series in conjunction with Educamp. the next seminar is on Personal Learning Environments with Ralf Klamma and / Erik Duval. It takes place on October 8 at 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time). To join the seminar just click here: Elluminate.

And on the 9th and 10th of November, we are helping to organise the second international on-line conference on the teaching of teachers and trainers. the Conference is entitled ;Innovation in Training Practice’ and is free to attend. Click here for more details and for free enrolment.

Last but not least, earlier this week we attended the annual ECER conference which was held in Vienna. Pontydysgu worked on a project seeking to show the use of audio and video to enhance the conference and to make some of the key ideas and themes accessible to a wider audience. We are editing the videos at the moment and hope to get them on-line next week.

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