Monthly Archives: December 2007

iPod Touch – a personal view

Having got an iPod touch in my Xmas stocking, I have to say I agree pretty much with Doug’s assessment. It’s a very neat package and the wifi access is exceptional. Up until now I’ve tended to use my PDA … Continue reading

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Prof Mizuko Ito, University of Southern California, USA; and Keio University, Japan.

Looking at tracking and observing practices happening at distributed sites and personal settings of engagements. No longer possible to assume a fixed setting as a primary or sole context for knowledge.   Using anthropoligical, ethnographic methods.   Mobile behaviours are … Continue reading

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David Livingston’s talk at Research Methods for Informal Learning

David Livingston’s talk in the afternoon   Broadcast via video.   Proposing that enabling approaches are more fruitful than evaluative apporaches for researching informal learning.   He’s referring us to the website www.learningwork.ca for details of californian studies   Starts … Continue reading

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Practice Strand – Susan Johnson – Mobile phone technology use in school science enquire indoors and out of doors

Talking about the PlaSciGardens project – one small bit relating to the Kew Gardens study. Relating to how children collect data out of doors. 9 – 10 year olds organised in small grous.  The goal was to aid engagement and … Continue reading

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Practice Strand – Chris Dearnley – Mobile enabled disabled students – widening access to research participation

Interested in how mobile devices can be used to assiste learning and assessment in practice among disabled students.  What works well for disabled students? Challenges presented by mobile devices for disabled students?   Looking at methods. Going to give students … Continue reading

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Practice Strand – Jon Trinder – Have you got your PDA with you? Accusations and denials

Talking about his 2005 project with Palm PDAs Using a logging system to give accurate usage information. In Jon’s opinion, student’s devices not really used that much. Data logging on PDAs was automatic, however the transfer of logs relied on the … Continue reading

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Practice Strand – Tony Lelliott on Using Personal Meaning Mapping

to gather data on school visits to science centres. Anthony Lelliott from Johannesburg. Looking at Visitor learning by doing a variation on the pre-test post-test method. RQs – How much do they learn What are their individual experiences How do … Continue reading

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Practice Strand – Patrick Mcandrew on OpenLearn experience

Practice Strand Patrick’s presentation Researching the world out there: how do we know about the users that do not tell us anything?   This strand is going to be a series of short presentations with discussions around the theme and … Continue reading

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Research Methods for Informal Learning: Mike Sharples

Mike Sharples  Recaps the Big Issues in Mobile Learning workshop in June last year in Notthingham where evaluation emerged as one of the big issues. He’s now doing a whistle-stop tour of mobile learning, highlighting the evidence that mobile learning … Continue reading

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Research Methods for Informal Learning: Giasemi Vavoula

Giasemi Vavoula  Norbert began with the welcome and usual housekeeping. Coffee isn’t until about 10:30!! Probably quite a good idea as it breaks up the morning, but I’m definitely looking forward to it.  Giasemi then stands up to is introduce … Continue reading

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