Cook, J. and Pachler, N. (2012). Online People Tagging: Social (Mobile) Network(ing) Services and Work-based Learning. British Journal of Education Technology. Due Summer 2012. (email firstname.lastname@example.org for final draft)
Ravenscroft, A., Schmidt, A., Cook, J. & Bradley, (2012). Designing Socio-Technical Systems for Informal Learning and Knowledge Maturing in the ‘Web 2.0 Workplace’. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL).
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to feature two European projects that have explored innovative approaches to using Educational Technology to mediate “informal learning” in a variety of contexts. The paper is structured as follows. Firstly, it briefly delineate what the author means by “informal learning”, opting for the term ‘task-conscious learning’.
Just had a surprisingly engaging visit to Shoreditch Accelerator #AccTheDuke & Learning Technology Research Institute #LTRI by HRH the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. I made a 2 minute elevator pitch for #mature-ip http://slidesha.re/y9nyqW But wide ranging discussions were had with our Vice-Chancellor looking on. Here is the text of my 2 minute pitch (from a People Tagging perspective):
John Cook from MATURE & LTRI joined the UK Research Council funded TEL Group visit to UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the Department’s HQ in Westminster. The visit was well received and took place on 3rd November, 2011. Messages put over on the day by John:
Comments welcome. See slidesha.re/kwiFVz Comments welcome ... #openness
1. Vision & position
2. Open Journey
- Focus on open design, open research and open practice
- Briefly look at open scholarship, open teaching, open learning, open pedagogy and open policy.
3. Open Questions
Open design questions
Longitudinal, Educational Design Research Investigation of the Temporal Nature of Learning: Taking a Vygotskian Approach
John Cook has a JiME (Journal of Interactive Media in Education) paper published. The title of the paper is "Longitudinal, Educational Design Research Investigation of the Temporal Nature of Learning: Taking a Vygotskian Approach" http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2010-11,
The JTEL2010 organising committee has accepted our contribution and included it in the preliminary programme which you can see posted at the Summer School website, which contains the workshop description: http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2010/index_html. The workshop is in 2 parts (on Monday and Thursday). JTEL takes place in Ohrid, Macedonian, 7th June 2010 to 11th June 2010. John will be funded by MATURE to represent LTRI.
Some preliminary thoughts on the nature of what I am calling Augmented Contexts for Development; an extension of Vygotskyâ€™s Zone of Proximal Development that takes into account the characteristics of 21st Century mass media structures and practices. Presentation at Education in the Wild, Alpine Rendez-Vous, within the framework of the STELLAR Network of Excellence. December 3-4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany.
I will talk with colleagues in Garmisch about extending my notion of Augmented Contexts for Development to work based learning. I would welcome any comments from MATURE colleagues about how it relates to the MATURE model.
The full paper that the above is based on:
Cook, J. (in press). Travelling Without Moving: Design-Based Research into Augmented Contexts for Development. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Invited paper for special issue from the CALRG 30th Anniversary Day. Contact me for a copy.
Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning starts this weekend: http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2009 Follow it on twitter with hash tag #telss09
Carl Smith and John Cook are also running a workshop on context sensitive mobile learning.
On Tuesday 3rd Feb 2009 John Cook, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and consortium workpackage leader, gave his inaugural lecture, called “The digitally literate learner and the appropriation of new technologies and media for education”