February 4, 2012
2012 is proving a good year for conferences. Have had my paper on learning platforms accepted for the ICTEV 2012 State Conference: Creative Connections in Melbourne, Australia. Just need to find some sponsorship for the visit.
With over 70 presentations and workshops to choose from, this conference promises to deliver to principals, ICT leaders, primary, secondary, and tertiary educators, technicians and specialists, a range of hands-on and practical sessions that will allow conference delegates to explore and examine best practice examples across the entire curriculum. See first hand what is topical and exciting in the areas of ICT in education and new approaches to technology that can enhance learning, all in one day.
The theme of the conference is Creative Connections. Creativity is the driving force behind a significant amount of ICT use in schools. Creativity is achieved when teachers design authentic tasks for their students that are embedded in the real world, tasks with a real purpose and a real audience. Typically, creativity and ICT are connected when tasks cross disciplines and involve a diverse range of perspectives and approaches.
January 25, 2012
I have been fortunate to be invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Eduction CONFERENCE 2012 on Samos Island Greece, July 05-07, 2012
The Conference will build on the success of the previous ICE 2010 and ICE 2011 Conferences, which were held in Samos.
8th ICE SAMOS 2012 aims to facilitate the discussion on the problems of education internationally providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive interaction in a multi cultural social environment. The conference provides a platform for scientists and teachers and researchers to present their work; to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience and to identify and discuss the challenges and solutions to existing problems worldwide known in education.
Ph.D candidates are explicitly invited to present and discuss their research ideas and work in progress.
A bridge between the East and the West for centuries, Samos is located in the heart of Aegean Sea, where you’ll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture along with fascinating beaches and sea.
The 7th ICE Conference was a great success proving it is still the must attend Conference of the year in this field.
I am looking forward to meeting some of you in Samos in July at what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event!
November 28, 2011
I recently conducted a webinar for itslearning entitled “How to succeed with learning platforms – new research into the student’s perspective”. The webinar raised some questions including:
What do students really think of learning platforms? And how can they be used most effectively to improve the performance of teachers and students?
You can listen to and watch a recording of the webinar at http://info.itslearning.net/Wallacerecorded.html?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokvaXLZKXonjHpfsX%2F7ugkXrHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy24ICSNQhcOuuEwcWGog8yRhLFuWUbo5J9PI%3D
November 14, 2011
I was pleased to be invited to speak at the “Next Generation Learning Conference ” in Falun, Sweden in 2012.
The conference is being hosted by Dalarna University in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and is a Nordic conference on the implications for learning and education of the digital revolution. The conference is aimed at development and research projects on NGL in both educational and professional settings.
Next Generation Learning Conference include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Mobility and learning
- Self-paced learning and open educational resources
- Information-tools and knowledge processes
- New knowledge processes within the working life
- Web-based higher education
- Collaborative learning
- Learning environments and the modern school
October 13, 2011
I have had my paper on an analysis of national patterns of learning platform use by students in schools and academies accepted for the 8th International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education, Bucharest Romania, April, 26th – 27th, 2012. Conference details are at http://elseconference.eu/. I hope to see some of you there.