Monthly Archives: September 2007

Geocaching and Learning

Geocaching: What is it? Geocaching is a leisure activity in which participants use a global positioning system (GPS) mobile device to locate a hidden ‘cache’. The cache is usually a physical container concealed somewhere in the landscape. Participants are given … Continue reading

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Interactivity at ALT-C

Here we are in a lecture theatre, hearing how the lecture has remained essentially unchanged over700 or so years. Up on the screen at the front are remote participants putting up their comments. The speaker’s words have sent them off … Continue reading

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Peter Norvig – of Google

Mike Sharples now stands up to introduce Peter Norvik of Google. This should be interesting! Peter starts with a historical overview which is very cleverly presented. Socrates has a tutor based approach, so we have actually gone backwards in our teaching … Continue reading

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Keynote: Google’s director of research

Live blogged. Peter Norvig: learning in an open world. Shows us a picture of a lecture from 1350AD – when the lecture was a fantastic innovation. Lots of people sitting in rows, having someone reading from the one book. Even … Continue reading

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Looking ahead

ALT-C next year will be chaired by Jill Jameson and John… Hmm, they’re going through their slides incredibly quickly. Missed the important bits. Next year it’s going to be about Digital Divides. OK, I’ve just googled Jill and she’s at … Continue reading

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Conference Wrap-up

Announcing ALT-C 2008. Rebecca and I feel that there is definitely a space for a Second Life presence at ALT-C given the interest we’ve encountered. The general themes look interesting and varied, for example, control v freedom, narrowing v catching … Continue reading

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Attending the strand wrap-up versus reading the Conference RSS blog feed

Liveblogged Marion now has the daunting task of drawing together the many diverse presentations from this strand of the conference. I’ve attended a number of these presentations and enjoyed them enormously, particularly the three this morning which I will blog … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning – GPS Enabled PDAs

9am was the start of my session. I’d worked hard to cut it down to 15 minutes – shedding all the literature and theory in favour of just covering the practical aspects of what I had done, my findings and … Continue reading

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Geocaching and mobile devices

Unfortunately the Law and Social Sciences building won’t allow me on to its wireless network. This means live blogging has to be produced in a file and pasted into the blog later. So it’s a delayed live blog. As I … Continue reading

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