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Connections, Clouds, Things & Analytics

I had the privilege of presenting to the Caledonian Academy yesterday at Glasgow Caledonian University on Connections, Clouds, Things & Analytics. Slides are below, the recording is available here. It was wonderful to connect (again) with Allison Littlejohn, Anoush Margaryan, Colin Milligan, and others. Their institute has the buzz, energy, and feel that are often not evident in university research learning/technology institutes.

On a side note, many universities have an educational technology department that is focused on PD. Research institutes devoted to understanding the intersection of education, technology, systemic reform, and pedagogy are less rare. Several years ago, Phil Long (CEIT) and I discussed the need for a collaborative network of research labs/academies/institutes that were focused on researching learning technologies, not solely on driving institutional adoption. Perhaps it’s time to revisit that idea.

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2 Comments

  1. Keith Lyons wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this presentation, George. I am very interested in joining with you in the renewed conversation about a collaborative network of research labs/academies/institutes that are focused on researching learning technologies.

    I trust you enjoyed Scotland.

    Best wishes

    Keith

    Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  2. Melanie wrote:

    Agreed George! I think that we are now in a time and culture that is more aligned with technological principles. It will be interesting to see how these new programs develop!

    Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Permalink