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Show that you share (again)

December 4th, 2007 by Graham Attwell

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Neat photo from On-line Educa – thanks to Peter Himsel who took the picture and thanks to Online Educa and to Peter for releasing under a Creative Commons attribution license.

It seems strange to me but I am still finding people who don’t know about next weeks Bazaar event – Show that you Share taking place in Utrecht on Friday 14 December. It is free and there are still places left. If you would like to come just email me or Raymond Elferink. Full details can be found on the Bazaar Web site.

And if you need more details to be convinced here is the draft programme.

The conference is based on five main themes:

  • 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

We were also concerned that the event would be participatory with spaces for participants to present key ideas and work in progress.

Our proposal for the structure of the meeting is as follows:

9:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Session 1: Introduction to themes – Graham Attwell, Raymond Elferink, George Bekiaridis and Ineke Lam
11:00 Session 2: Workshops and round tables –

  • 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
  • Each session will last 30 minutes with participants rotating between different round table / workshops

    12:30 Lunch break (lunch will be provided for participants)

    13:30 Session 3: workshops and round tables

  • 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
  • Each session will last 30 minutes with participants rotating between different round table / workshops

    15:00 Session 4: Open Space – conference participants present their ideas – posters / 5 minute presentations

    15:30 Drawing it together – what have we learnt – where do we go next

    16:00 Drinks

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    News from Berlin

    November 30th, 2007 by Graham Attwell

    A quick post from the Online Educa conference in Berlin.

    The experiment working with students from Koblenz producing podcasts from the conference is great fun – will report more on it later.

    And yesterday I did a stand in key note presentation – Web 2.0, Social Software and Personal Learning Environments. A copy of that will also appear here soon.

    And of course we are getting those podcasts out. Here is Sounds of the Bazaar 17 – a special edition on podcasting in education. This is a link to the full edition – if you want to access the individual items in the programme head over to the Bazaar site and listen there.

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      Racial bias in algorithms

      From the UK Open Data Institute’s Week in Data newsletter

      This week, Twitter apologised for racial bias within its image-cropping algorithm. The feature is designed to automatically crop images to highlight focal points – including faces. But, Twitter users discovered that, in practice, white faces were focused on, and black faces were cropped out. And, Twitter isn’t the only platform struggling with its algorithm – YouTube has also announced plans to bring back higher levels of human moderation for removing content, after its AI-centred approach resulted in over-censorship, with videos being removed at far higher rates than with human moderators.

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      Gap between rich and poor university students widest for 12 years

      Via The Canary.

      The gap between poor students and their more affluent peers attending university has widened to its largest point for 12 years, according to data published by the Department for Education (DfE).

      Better-off pupils are significantly more likely to go to university than their more disadvantaged peers. And the gap between the two groups – 18.8 percentage points – is the widest it’s been since 2006/07.

      The latest statistics show that 26.3% of pupils eligible for FSMs went on to university in 2018/19, compared with 45.1% of those who did not receive free meals. Only 12.7% of white British males who were eligible for FSMs went to university by the age of 19. The progression rate has fallen slightly for the first time since 2011/12, according to the DfE analysis.

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      Quality Training

      From Raconteur. A recent report by global learning consultancy Kineo examined the learning intentions of 8,000 employees across 13 different industries. It found a huge gap between the quality of training offered and the needs of employees. Of those surveyed, 85 per cent said they , with only 16 per cent of employees finding the learning programmes offered by their employers effective.

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      News from 1994

      This is from a Tweet. In 1994 Stephen Heppell wrote in something called SCET” “Teachers are fundamental to this. They are professionals of considerable calibre. They are skilled at observing their students’ capability and progressing it. They are creative and imaginative but the curriculum must give them space and opportunity to explore the new potential for learning that technology offers.” Nothing changes!

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