I wanted to share news of an upcoming event – free to attend – as it is a chance to see the outputs of 12 UK Higher Education projects of which at least 3 relate to elearning and mobile learning directly and I think that we have a fourth project that will have some fantastic applications in eLearning. All are welcome but you do need to book – here’s the official blurb:
“Because everyone will eventually have ‘an App’ in their pocket that uses GPS!”
JISC is pleased to announce the launch of several new BETA products and tools centred around geospatial technology and aimed at Universities, Colleges and Schools. Come along and experiment with these soon-to-be-released products at a special one day event on Monday November 28th at Ravensborough College (next door to the Milennium Dome) in London. We encourage students, researchers and teaching staff from all disciplines to attend and sample these fantastic new tools so that we can further their usefulness to everyone in Academia. Come along and discover how Geo really is part of everyday work and play 🙂
So, what can you expect?
Well, we have a fantastic set of geospatial tools and projects including these highlights:
Are you a student? You’ll want to see the #Gemma project (University College London) and their cool new Android and iPhone apps that help collect data for research projects and assignments and then present your data as colourful maps. Want to impress your teachers and get a better grade on your next assignment? Want to use your smartphone for data collection? Then you need to check this event out.
Are you a researcher? You’ll want to see how the Halogen2 (University of Leicester) project have build cross-disciplinary geo links between DNA data and other scholarly datasets: archaeology, genealogy, history…. Welcome to the future of cross-disciplinary research!
Are you a teacher? You’ll want to see the new handbook that GeoSciTeach? (Institute of Education) is producing on how to integrate geospatial tools into class activities. See how they used mobile phones to conduct a lesson at Kew Gardens, making the great outdoors into an interactive teaching and learning space. In short, you’re not cool unless you’ve got geospatial in school!
Best of all the day is finished up with an evening Awards party (in the Millenium Dome!) for the projects and all their hard work. Come shake hands with these projects, toast their success and find out who will win Geospatial project of the Year!
For a Draft Agenda for the event please see: http://code.google.com/p/jiscgeo/wiki/ProgrammeMeetingAgenda
Please use the hashtag “#jiscGEO” to talk about this event on your favourite social network.
To register for this event please use the following link (Day 1 is the ‘Show and Tell’ Day described above for these projects – though you are welcome to stay on and learn more about geo on the other event days):
See you there!
JISC GECO Project Team
JISC GECO Website: http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk/
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