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16th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2017)

March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

512px-O_Porto_(visto_da_Ponte_Dom_Luis_I)I’ve now been asked by two people to pass this news on – note that the deadline is very soon:

This is the Final call for papers for the 16th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2017) being held at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP), Portugal on the 26-27 October 2017.

This call is open until 6th April 2017.

In addition to the main conference topics, we invite submissions to the following mini tracks:

·         Integrity of Student Assessment
·         Posthumanism in Education
·         Data Analytics for Assessment and Feedback
·         Social Media in Education
·         Wearable Technologies in Learning and Teaching
·         Diversity and Inclusive Teaching
·         The variety of uses of video in e-learning

For more information and to submit your abstract, please go to: http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecel/ecel-call-for-papers/

ECEL 2017 will also host the final round of the 3rd International eLearning Excellence Awards.  More details about the competition can be found at http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecel/ecel-excellence-awards/

Image of Porto – By Rititaneves (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Critical pedagogy in the age of digital education

March 16, 2017 in events

Thursday 23 March

Professor Petar Jandric, University of Applied Science, Zagreb, CroatiaPetar

Petar will introduce the tradition of critical pedagogy through three generations, starting with the work of Freire, then writers such as Giroux and McLaren, and finally considering the latest generation of contemporary authors.   He traces their changing perspectives on the use of technology in relation to issues in digital scholarship and social justice.

Petar is a visiting ERASMUS scholar with us for a couple of weeks at the University of Edinburgh.  Petar is an educator, researcher and activist. He has published three books, dozens of scholarly articles and chapters, and numerous popular articles. Petar’s background is in physics, education and information science, and his research interests are situated at the post-disciplinary intersections between technologies, pedagogies and society. See more at his website: http://petarjandric.com/

Here is a link to Petar’s talk on Collaborate Ultra.  We had some technical problems with sound and had to swap laptops, so Hamish’s photo appears while Petar is talking.  (It is a lovely photo though!)  Thanks to everyone who attended – a great discussion.

If I Googled you, what would I find?

March 13, 2017 in technology

DF LogoI would like to draw your attention to a new free online course launched by the University of Edinburgh (on Coursera).

The Digital Footprint MOOC is open to all (students, staff, researchers, and the public) and we would be delighted for you to join this course. The course is held over 3 weeks and is available on demand, all year.

The University of Edinburgh Digital Footprint MOOC, focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing privacy online, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (eprofessionalism). By the end of the course participants should be confident at managing a digital footprint that works for them, whether it’s small and private, or a more effective and impactful presence.

As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don’t always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.  This course includes a range of experts from across the world, practical advice, as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on and refine your own online presence and digital footprint.

The course starts 3 April 2017. Register now https://goo.gl/jgHLQs

You can also join the conversation on Twitter @DFMOOC #DFMOOC

Further information about Managing Your Digital Footprint at the University of Edinburgh can also be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

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