Archive for the ‘e-learning’ Category

Se upp Marratech och Adobe Connect – här kommer WizIQ!
January 26, 2008

Mycket bättre LMS än Marratech och helt i klass med det smidiga (men dyra) Adobe Connect.

Helt i Flash och i webbläsaren (ingen separat programvara att ladda ner som skapar krångel i nätverk)

Väldigt mycket mer 2.0 (=kollaborativt). Och lätt att komma igång. Och gratis!

Plötsligt känns Marratech så 90-tal…

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ONLINE EDUCA 2007 – Sputnic Seminar: Promoting Collaboration Through New Educational Technologies
November 29, 2007

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Yesterday was the first day – or rather pre-conference day – of Online Educa 2007. I spent the whole day at something called Sputnic Forum. (Sputnic Webpage) The theme of this forum was ‘Promoting Collaboration Through New Educational Technologies’. It covered four topics: Virtual Mobility, Social Software applications, Streaming Video and Video-conferencing.

Even though the topics in themselves are very relevant to a lot of the activities I’m currently involved in at work back home and even though there were round table talks in the afternoon the seminar didn’t really have the practical orientation that I was looking for. Well, never mind, everything can’t please everyone. And thanks to the free wifi access provided by the conference organizers, I had the opportunity to check out more in detail some of the stuff that I found most interesting during the day:

Media Zoo

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Prof. Gilly Salmon from University of Leicester, UK, talked about Media Zoo, an a media learning initiative that I found interesting:
“The Media Zoo provides a supportive, exclusive to staff, experimental environment to facilitate transfer of understanding of the design of learning activities using learning technologies.” Media Zoo is building a Second life presence due to be officially launched as of the 18th of December:

Twofour Learning and The University of Leicester welcome you to the Media Zoo Island. This immersive Second Life environment is a new exciting digital platform where students and academics can share and experience learning in a completely new way. Designed as a place for research to gather data on social interaction, behaviour and the importance of learning in a virtual 3D environment. We would like to invite you to the launch of the Media Zoo Second Life Island on the 18th Dec 2007 at 4pm GMT til 6pm GMT.

SLurl yourself to the Madia Zoo in Second life and check it our for yourself!


Venus Seminars

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VENUS offers seminars for interested citizens and students all over Europe, in a virtual way. The seminars are broadcast through videoconferencing to 8 different locations in Europe and through the online streaming to the whole world

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During one of the session of the Sputnic Forum a book called “Creating new opportunities for learning: How to Organize International Seminars Open to Citizens Using Advances in ICT” was handed out. I”m sure that it can be useful as a resource of documentation for all of us planning to do something in the field of video-conferencing and e-learning.

Hi, I’m Learnie Allen!
May 17, 2007

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Hi there, I'm Learnie!

I'm a traveller. A learning traveller. I like to discover new cool things in places I've never visited before.

I was born in Second Life but my creator didn't want to lock me up there. I mean, SL a huuuge world - I could easily spend weeks there just travelling around and only experience new stuff - but there is so much more to discover isn't there? One needs more perspectives, right? Since I heard about Entropia, for instance, I've been really eager to check it out - and now my creator has made that possible, which I find awesome. I've been told, by the way, that the demiurge of that world is from Sweden! :-)

Well, as you might have figured out already, I'm an avatar with access to two different virtual worlds: Second Life and Entropia (more to come?). I have so much to learn - that's why I'm called Learnie Allen. There are three really important things in life: love, fun and learning. My lifelong learning journey has just begun: I hope to find friendly people, and I want to experience that learning really isn't boring at all but something exciting that has to do with the very essence of life.

Thank you very much for listening and see you here again soon. Or in Second Life. Or in Entropia. Or...

Peace, Love and Learning
/Learnie