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Augmented Reality

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 30th, 2010

HERDSA are currently advertising information on an upcoming event which is part of their ‘Transforming Assessment Webinar‘ series. See below for details. For an introduction to augmented reality, watch this CommonCraft video. Can you see a use for this technology in your learning and teaching context? Or perhaps you already use some form of augmented [...]

Finding information in a networked world: EdNA

Posted by Martin Parisio on July 28th, 2010

Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon wisely stated that, the meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use it (Simon, 1996, cited in National Research Council, 2000, p. 5).
Education Network Australia (EdNA) is a network for Australian educators that offers services such as News [...]

Opening a window on Burma through LinkedIn

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 22nd, 2010

Are you a member of LinkedIn? I have to admit I’ve been registered on LinkedIn for quite a while but am not that active. Today however I received an interesting notification from Daniel Opacki, a member of a group I belong to called Teachers Without Borders (TWB). Their mission statement says they ‘advance human welfare through professional development [...]

Researching Learning and Teaching Seminar: enrol now!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on July 21st, 2010

Please come and join us at our next Researching Learning and Teaching Seminar on Monday 16th August, at 1-2pm, in E6A116.
Students’ Experiences and Expectations of Technologies at Macquarie
Maree Gosper and Margot McNeill
How are students using technologies in their everyday lives and to what extent do they expect to use these same technologies in their studies at University?  [...]

Tweeting the EduNews

Posted by deangroom on July 20th, 2010

Twitter is a micro-blogging platform service that enables its users to send and read other user messages called tweets. For educators, tweets have become a way to share resources simply and continuously using mobile devices as well as laptops and desktop computers.
A new website called Paper.li allows this information to be compiled on a daily [...]

CFP: Education 2011-2021: Global Challenges and Perspectives of Blended and Distance Learning Summit (Sydney, Feb 2011)

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 16th, 2010

DEHub partners and ODLAA will host the Education 2011-2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning Summit at the Dockside Venue, Darling Harbour, Sydney, from 15-18 February, 2011.
DEHub and ODLAA aim to bring together colleagues globally who are engaged in pedagogical research to work together collaboratively to address key issues in the field. DEHub takes a broad [...]

CFP: ATN Assessment Conference (Sydney, November 2010)

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 16th, 2010

The ATN Assessment Conference is to be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney on the 18-19th November 2010.
This year’s theme is Assessment: Sustainability, Diversity and Innovation, and  a broad range of contributions in the form of full papers, short papers, workshops and posters are welcomed. The conference provides participants with opportunities to explore research and scholarly practice [...]

OK, Got my “crazy powerful” iPad. NOW what?

Posted by tomkerr on July 14th, 2010

Yes, it’s light and small, yes its screen is largish and gorgeous, and yes, there are 200,000 apps (and counting) that I can explore and use over the next 3 lifetimes or so, but how am I going to use my iPad in a serious pedagogical way to learn or teach? This dilemma is akin [...]

Wiki won’t you?

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 8th, 2010

My favourite Blogger, Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers posted 7 videos all educators should watch. I liked Kevin Honeycutt’s offering ‘I need my teachers to learn’. Certainly no oscar’s here but this line ‘prepare us for the future and not your past’ rings true at many levels. So why not take a ‘ride’ towards the future [...]

One-Man Uni, Lost Souls, Erotic capital & Academic babies

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 1st, 2010

A quick flick around some interesting items in the higher education web:

The Chronicle: A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man ‘Academy’ on YouTube

A 33-year old without university teaching experience has become YouTube’s most popular educator.  His low-tech, 10 minute “lectures” are more popular than those of any traditional institution.  Salman Khan’s 1400 videos cover engineering, [...]