The 2012 Mobile Learning Day will allow experts from Canada, England, Switzerland and Germany to discuss about the implementation of Mobile Learning in different areas. Three workshops will also allow participants to exchange experiences and make contacts. This will take place on November 8th in Hagen.
In the last years, E-learning has confirmed itself as a real and complementary learning form. The so-called Blended-learning concept takes advantage of the place and time flexibility of e-learning and the individuality of coaching and face to face training. The rapid diffusion of mobile devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, etc.) makes it necessary to rethink the so-called mobile learning but creates also new challenges:
- the displays are smaller
- the learning units must be smaller because Mobile Learning is used mostly in short periods (for example waiting times)
The Mobile Learning joint research project involves big corporations, small and medium businesses, a university and a german public institution.
Mobile Learning Day
On November, 8th 2012, 9a.m. – 5.30p.m.,
at FernUniversität in Hagen in Ellipse Room.
More information here.
In diesem Jahr werden wir von der herkömmlichen Struktur unserer Fachtagung abweichen und neben einem klassischen Thema des E-Learning auch eine Fragestellung aufgreifen, die über den konventionellen Themenkanon hinausreicht.
Am Vormittag werden wir uns mit E-Klausuren beschäftigen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die praktischen Erfahrungen mit solchen Prüfungen und die Darstellung der verschiedenen technischen Systeme. Auch die didaktischen Besonderheiten beim Aufbau einer elektronischen Klausur wollen wir erörtern und der Frage nachgehen, wie eigentlich eine didaktisch gut durchdachte E-Klausur aussehen muss. Zudem müssen bei notenrelevanten Prüfungsverfahren rechtliche Standards beachtet werden, auch diese sollen thematisiert werden.
Nachmittags werden wir uns mit den Auswirkungen der elektronischen Lehrmedien auf die Hochschulorganisation und die Didaktik beschäftigen.
The Seventh EDEN Research Workshop
Learners in the Driving Seat
Users? – Partners? – Consumers? – Peers?
Where are we heading to?
A workshop about effective learning experience for researchers and practitioners
Deadline: 25 September 2012
How students are driving teachers, instructors in the fields where new learning technologies play important role? The special facet of the conference will be the active participation of groups of Leuven university students. They will present their cases, share the experience and practice they came across and co-operate in validating research views.
Wednesday 19 September 2012, 15:00 CET
On-line distance workshop in real time.
Topic: “Exploring Diversity in University Lifelong Learning”
Moderated by Andrea Waxenegger, University of Graz, Austria
The objectives of this workshop are to explore and reflect on the issue of diversity in University Lifelong Learning (ULLL): in particular the various definitions of ULLL, the relationship between university strategies and ULLL provision, and the diversity of target groups and matching ULLL programmes to their learning needs.
Participation is free, supported by the EC.
Wednesday 19 September 2012, from 15:00 CET hours
“Exploring Diversity in University Lifelong Learning”
On-line distance workshop in real time.
Moderated by Andrea Waxenegger, from University of Graz, Austria
Are you interested to:
- explore various definitions of ULLL and university policies in / strategy approaches to ULLL
- develop an understanding of the great variety of (potential) target groups and the characteristics of programmes needed to match their learning needs
- discuss the challenges of diversity
Then this is for you!
Participation is free, supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the EC.
Notes about the IMPLEMENT project
“Implementing Lifelong Learning Universities through Training and Development” is a project funded under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The objective of IMPLEMENT is to further disseminate and actively exploit the highly praised results of the BeFlex Plus project training materials for professionals in the ULLL/UCE sector. This is accomplished by adapting the initial materials to the project partners’ realities and making these tools available on-line for wide and open use.
Smartphones und Laptops im Hörsaal sind ein Fluch für uns Lehrende, sie lenken die Aufmerksamkeit der Studierenden ab. Mit TED-Systemen (Clicker) und virtualisierten Laboren könnten sie ein didaktischer Segen sein: Mobile Abstimmungssysteme erlauben Feedback und Interaktion auch in Massenveranstaltungen und tragen zur Aktivierung des Auditoriums bei. Wenn dann noch auf die Anwendungen der PC-Labore von jedem Laptop zugegriffen werden kann, als säßen die Studierenden an einem der wenigen Labor-PCs, lässt sich der rechnerbasierte Übungsbetrieb in den Hörsaal verlagern.
Das Fachforum „Hörsaal 2.0“ wird über den Einsatz mobiler Abstimmungssysteme und virtualisierter Desktops in Lehr- und Lernszenarien für MINT-Studiengänge informieren. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Die Teilnehmenden werden gebeten, Smartphone und Laptop mitzubringen.
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The world is witnessing a revolution in mobile and computing technologies which will transform all handheld devices into small computers with multimedia, web browsing and gaming capabilities, and desktop work environments with office software, in addition to the usual telephony on mobile networks and the Internet. IMCL2012 comes as a response to this challenge. The event is part of an international initiative to promote technology-enhanced learning and online engineering world-wide. The initiative includes a series of conferences which are organized under the umbrella of the International Association of Online Engineering.
IMCL2010 will cover all aspects of mobile learning, mobile business, mobile government, mobile society as well as the emergence of mobile technologies, services, implementation and implications for education, business, governments and society.
Aaron Doering stopped by the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Edulearn12 in Barcelona to share his passion for using technology in innovative ways, by focusing on experiences instead of products. His most recent project, Earthducation, takes this concept to creative extremes by bringing adventure learning to the classroom.
Aaron Doering’s experience as a K-12 Geography teacher convinced him of the need to link the real world to the classroom via technology in order to motivate students. Today he is associate professor in learning technologies at the University of Minnesota, co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab, and runs the adventure learning project Earthducation, which focuses on bringing global narratives on education and sustainability to students the world over.
Doering (www.chasingseals.com) recently stopped through Barcelona to deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Edulearn12, and to share his recipe for combining adventure and teaching in order to create change.
How is adventure learning possible…virtually?
What we do is write this specific curriculum, tie it to our experiences, and then bring in all the experts. So if we’re talking about whaling in the Arctic communities, we talk to a scientist, but we also bring in the students and the elders from that community, which people don’t normally do.
It’s applicable to every area, not rocket science at all, and the idea is that the ‘explorer’ is the expert in the field. It does take a different way of designing the learning environment, but you could have an electrical engineer providing real-time updates in coordination with the curriculum, for example.
Earthducation has you dog-sledding across the Arctic and cross-country driving in Australia, does the e-learning part of your project have as many miles under its belt?
It all depends on the year and how much exposure the project gets…But we’ve had over 3 million students a year who use our projects. That’s at least 2,000 classrooms on six continents.
Some of the climate hotspots you travel to are pretty remote, is e-learning a real option for isolated rural communities today?
It’s actually funny to talk about Internet access around the world, because it’s not what you might expect. In the Arctic, for example, maybe there were areas that weren’t connected 10 years ago, but now most are. The school is the hub of their village, and so they’ll have Internet access there, interactive whiteboards…it’s pretty amazing.
I’ve also spent a lot of time with the Sami, and they’re talking about how they can sustain their culture and their language, through online learning. They run videoconferences so as to teach in regions that otherwise wouldn’t have classrooms or teachers.
If that’s the case, what kinds of roadblocks does online education still face?
Well, take Africa, for example. You find they’re using little chalkboards because they don’t have textbooks, and they don’t have pens, but what they do have is mobile technologies. So it’s crazy, everyone’s texting when they don’t even have access to water.
So if we have mobile technologies in these communities…I mean, we’re dealing with other problems like how to charge the battery, or access to solar power…but the future might just look like this, like the mobile.
How does Europe compare to the U.S. with regards to online learning?
I think our goals for online learning and education are pretty similar. But we really need to rethink how we’re delivering online learning. It can’t just be discussion boards, or throwing up a power point and asking students to learn from that. It’s about creating an experience for each learner individually, by having them generate projects related to who they are, even as they’re working on the content we’re teaching.
What’s your advice for teachers who aren’t well versed in technology?
The first thing is that they just can’t allow themselves to be afraid of it. And we have to remember that this process takes time. Technology not only has the power to motivate your students, but also to reenergize you as an educator. It’s not going to happen overnight, though, and you have to move forward without fear. If you’ve got motivation and ambition, then you can truly change students’ lives with technology.
CSEDU aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers