Monthly Archives: June 2014

#EDEN14 Virtual collaboration in the built environment

Mark Childs, Loughborough University Students collaboratively work on a project brief, design a building for a specific site, submit a report and reflect on process. Learners constrict meaning through the act of design. Meaning is constructed jointly by the community. … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Digital storytelling as a effective practice tool in a community of professionals

Corrado Petrucco, Univ of Padova The human brain seems to manage to understand stories rather than logical processes, but stories but still follow some rules. A good story can be used as the basis of an argument to convince others. … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Success factors for virtual mobility exchange on open educational resources

Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautus Magnus University Virtual mobility allows international, collaborative teaching and learning experiences. Not to replace but to enrich and enhance physical student mobility. Aim to identify success factors for implementation. Designed an international course with input from 6 … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 badging for informal learning

Andrew Law, Patrina Law, Open University OpenLearn Informal learners mostly older and in full time employment – free online modules, starting to create digital badges which recognise achievement by creating an online record of engagement. Cloud based system that is … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Smarter training for smart manufacturing towards the 4th industrial revolution

Fabrizio Cardinali, keynote speaker day two The industrial revolution clock, rapid progress provided over recent years. The digital disruption triggered by the internet moving us toward the 4th industrial revolution. New players, new stakeholders, new accepted models of producing and … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Interesting work and open education

Alan Tait, keynote speaker day two Challenges of work in life: context of increasing unemployment across Europe, country average of about 11%, range is between 5 and 27%, particularly bad for 18- 25 year olds. Threat from unemployment: this is … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Filling the gap: e-skills for jobs

Andre Richier, keynote speaker day two context of growing unemployment and problems within industry of not being able to find people with the right skills. New demographic reality, a youth bulge in the developing world, Africa and asia’s labour force … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 educational triage in higher online education: walking a moral tightrope

Paul Prinsloo, Unisa and Sharon Slade, Open University consider the issues associated with distance learning, retention and time taken to complete. Students as the walking wounded and HE as the battlefield. Are students walking around with invisible triage tags attached … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 LACE – creating a community on learner discourse on learning analytics and educational data mining – structuring the discourse

Tore Hoel, Oslo and Akershus University lots of questions about how data mining and learning analytics can help inform understanding. Lots of talk about the promise of learning analytics, suggests too much talk and too many promises. LACE is a … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 spatial abilities: a group of basic workplace skills developed through geogebra 3D

Andrea Karpati, ELTE, Hungary; Budai Laszlo, Debrecen University New ways of assessing spatial skills. Hard to test in 2D on paper. Better tools for digital creation offer potential for more effective design and teaching of 3D issues, eg iPads art … Continue reading

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