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CFP: Education and Information Applications (Beijing, Aug 09)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 31st, 2009

Papers are invited for the 2009 International Conference on Education and Information Applications (EITA 2009), to be held in Beijing, China from August 8-11, 2009.
Topics of interest cover Education and Information Technology.  Suggestions include, but [...]

The next web

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 30th, 2009

Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, talks about what he wants next.  He’s calling it Linked Data:

Read a summary article here.

Singularity University

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 26th, 2009

A news item generating some buzz is the establishment of Singularity University (SU), a school for futurologists located in Silicone Valley that will offer courses in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and biotechnology with the backing of Google and NASA.
Ray Kurzweil, billed as an American inventor who plans to live forever, has been announced chancellor.  SU takes [...]

Download lectures from youtube

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 25th, 2009

Wired Campus reports that YouTube have began testing a new feature that lets users download videos posted to the site rather than just watching the videos in a streaming format.  Universities are making their lecture videos free using Creative Commons licenses.  The unis involved so far include Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UCTV.
Scott Stocker, [...]

CFP: Learning Infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities (May 09)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 24th, 2009

Papers are invited for a special issue of the journal Learning Inquiry: Learning Infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Possible topics include:

Transformation of institutions in relation to learning infrastructures
New methods, new understandings in the social sciences and humanities related to learning infrastructures
New disciplines, interdisciplines and transdisciplines and learning infrastructures
Political economics of learning infrastructures
Ethics, norms, and [...]

Edna workshop at MQ (15 April)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 20th, 2009

Connecting through edna: building cultural bridges, a one-day mini conference about technologies in education, will be held at Macquarie on April 15.
UPDATE (24 March) – This workshop is now full, but you can contact Lisa Javier to be put on the waiting list.
Edna is the Education Network Australia – find out more about [...]

Never stop learning

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 19th, 2009

Following the Bradley Review, the government have announced a target of 40% of young people attaining a Bachelor Degree or above by 2025.  Funding will now be linked to student demand and caps on student numbers will be scrapped.  If this is news to you, check out past posts on the Bradley Review.
No doubt we’ll [...]

LTC Website User Survey

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 18th, 2009

Please give us some feedback on the LTC website!
We are in the process of restructuring the site, and want our readers to find what they want as quickly and easily as possible.
The survey should only take 5 minutes or so to fill in, it is anonymous, and you do not have to answer every question.
Click [...]

Morph

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 17th, 2009

What will communication technologies look like for our students in the near future?
Check out Nokia’s conceptual video, for a glimpse into 2012:

Internationalisation research

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 16th, 2009

IDP (International Development Program) Education – a company that recruits international students to Australia, performs English language testing, and manages international educational development projects – has a handy database of  research on internationalisation.  It is updated monthly and you can subscribe to a mailing list.  The Feb 09 update includes 107 references, including scholarly journal [...]