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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