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Recent and forthcoming 2012 LTRI dissemination of MATURE outcomes

Journals:
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 john.cook@londonmet.ac.uk 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).

Invited talks:

New LTRI publication on our innovative work at the European work-based learning level

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’.

LTRI pitches MATURE to Prince Andrew in Shoreditch, London

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):

MATURE work presented to UK Gov Department for Business Innovation and Skills

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:

Diary of an open journey. A personal open odyssey ...

Comments welcome. See slidesha.re/kwiFVz Comments welcome ... #openness

Structure
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

Extract:

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,

MATURE workshop at JTEL Summer School 2010: Womble (Work Oriented MoBile Learning Environment).

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.

Mobile Phones as Mediating Tools Within Augmented Contexts for Development

Some preliminary thoughts on the nature of what I am calling Augmented Contexts for Development; an extension of Vygotsky’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.

Download short paper: http://bit.ly/70mDJn
Slides for my talk: available in slideshare http://bit.ly/7VsaOB.

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.

John Cook gives invited talk at JTEL Summer School #telss09: 'Phases of Mobile Learning'

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

Cook Phases Of Mobile Learning

Carl Smith and John Cook are also running a workshop on context sensitive mobile learning.

Slides for John Cook's inaugural lecture 'The digitally literate learner ...'

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”

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