H808 5.5 Learning Technologists

What do learning technologists do?  Well, this is a question I should be able to answer because at some level I claim to be a learning (educational) technologist.  According to the Association for Learning Technology, learning technologists are “people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning …

OER and Collective Intelligence

Here is a copy of the slides from the presentation given at OpenOpen earlier today by myself and Anna De Liddo. The title of the talk was “Building and Communicating Evidence of Effectiveness in OER through Collective Intelligence” and relates to our work on the OLnet project and the OER Evidence Hub. View more presentations …

Visualizing Digital Scholarship

These are the slides I’ll be using for my presentation at Visual Learning – Development, Discovery and Design at the Visual Learning Lab, Budapest University of Technology and Economics later this week… assuming, that is, that I will be able to get there with the UK borders staff on strike :s Reflecting on digital scholarship …

OLnet Evidence Hub: A Demo

Here’s my short introduction to the OLnet Evidence Hub.  If you’re at all interested in OER you should get involved.  Registration is currently open. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo3xPyoiwYg

Can Technology ‘Democratize’ Academia?

(This is a brief write-up of a presentation I gave at the Digital Humanities Colloquium a couple of months ago.) Can Technology 'Democratize' Academia? from Robert Farrow It is beyond doubt that new technologies are radically transforming the practices associated with studying and teaching the humanities.  The debate surrounding this metamorphosis tends to divide people …

Debating Digital Scholarship

I’ve just finished my public debate with Martin Weller on Digital Scholarship. The motion was as follows: “This house believes that, in the next decade, digital scholarship (in open journals, blogs, and social media) will achieve the same status in academic settings as traditional scholarship.” Martin argued for the motion and I argued against it. …