Monday, December 07, 2009

Ascilite 2009 day one morning symposium

Decided to attend the one hour symposium on "Cascading change: the role of social software and social media in educational intervention and transformation."

Originally with 9 but due to various professional and personal lifes we have 4. They are Sebastian Fiedler, main presenter, from tech.knowledge unit in Vienna. He provided a good overview of the social networking landscape and the focus of the symposium.

Terje valjataga from the Tampere University in Finland summarised a research project there to study the resources, tools and landscape of social networking.

Robert Fitzgerald from University of Canberra followed with a review of the broader socialand political trends in building a better understanding of users and their use of technology. Students who are high users of technology score more poorly in th Pisa maths and Reading tests. Most university students tend to browse rather than generate content for blogs, wikis and social networking sites.

Next up was George Siemens now at Atabasca University, spoke on need now for organisational change to transform society and how it works.

Getting the hang of blogging on the iPod touch although still to work out how to copy and paste hyperlinks in!! Instead of having to type them in.

2 comments:

don said...

"Getting the hang of blogging on the iPod touch although still to work out how to copy and paste hyperlinks in!! Instead of having to type them in." - The beauty of iPods. I think you really enjoyed the eLearning symposium.

fireomen said...

what were the things that you learned from the symposium?