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Doctor of Education

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Co11: Near and Far Contemplating (NFC) the future trends in Mobile and what’s happening right here right now by Andy Black

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This webinar is hosted in English

Using Mobile Devices in the classroom by Andy Black

About the Presenter:
Andy Black has worked in the Education sector for more than 20 years, His major interests are the use of ICT to overcome barriers to learning in disengaged and disadvantaged learners. He has worked with rural communities in this and changing staff attitudes to e learning. He has written extensively on these subjects and role of emerging technologies. He is often cited as one of the countries leading expert in the area of mobile technologies and asked to wrote or present on the area. He has developed a sideline in demonstrating gadgets and gizmo’s along the lines of 40 gadgets in 40 minutes. He lives on line via his personal blog .

Andy joined British Educational Communication Technology Agency (Becta) July 2003 and was involved in supporting the Learning and Skills Sector. His current role as a Technology Research Manager is looking at and evaluating technology that may impact on education in the next five years.
He is currently managing the final year of three year research project undertaking by the University of Bristol on Becta behalf on 1:1 computing looking at schools in Wolverhampton and Bristol at his time largest role out of 1:1 devices in europe.

The project he is most proud of commissioning is a project involving an ICT terms glossary in British Sign Language on the web . The project and a proof of concept mobile device version was show cased in October 2006 at Mlearn in Canada.

Andy has presented widely at Mlearn 2006 and 2008 and ALTC and Handheld Learning 2006,07,08,09, Online Educa in Berlin 2008,2010. He has presented on mobile learning to Malaysia n Open Univiersity and Saudi National E learning centre .

His raison d’être is “don’t forget the learners” and wants to write a “e- book “entitled “what do when the kit doesn’t work apart from tell jokes.” Andy thinks he should blog more and get our more if that’s not a contradiction or at least a paradox. He likes to think his personal views are where technology and educational pragmatism meet.

About the Presentation:
Strand 4: Utopian corner: Glimpse of our future learning and work
Strand 3: Concrete pointers and examples on mobile learning
Andy building on his well known forty gadgets in forty minutes of general technologies to support learning presentations’ will give it a mobile twist. Using mobile technologies already available in mobile device or the cloud will demonstrate and involve the audience in examining the existing offer and how they as educational and technical professionals will see it develop.

* Technologies examined will be QR and other 2d tags in development
* No see um tags the hidden messages within for example click2c technology
* Near Field Communication (NFC) with specific reference to use of embed readers in mobile devices and Ultra High Speed technologies (UHST) of NFC such as Jet stream
* Augmented reality
* Augmented memory
* Location Location the role of GPS in mobile and ways of increasing accuracy
* Over the air deployment of software and services

The presentation will draw strongly on commercial non academic work such as Gartner Hype cycle report (various)


Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning
CO11 on IT4ALL Moodle & WiZiQ
Feb 4-6, 2011

Welcome to the annual connecting online live online conference (CO11). You are cordially invited to participate at the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 4-6 2011.

The conference will be of interest to educators, administrators, students, and community members who value the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum to improve instruction and learning. Online learning involves various skills on the part of the instructor and learner. These include social and communication skills, social networking, independent learning strategies, critical and higher order thinking skills, creativity, and effective online and face-to-face facilitation. In addition, there are may challenges that the educators, administrators, students, and community members face.

The CO11 will be conducted on IT4ALL Moodle with the presentations on WiZiQ through the Moodle.

The themes for the presentations are:

  1. Connecting Online to Improve Instruction and Learning: Online Learning and Instructional Experience

  2. Experiences with technology in face-to-face and online classes. What worked and what didn't work for you?

  3. How do you use technology to promote and sustain your online workshops, consultation, and communities of practice and learning?

  4. Research conducted on e-learning, blended online learning, and blended learning.

  5. Reviewing or promoting books on integrating technology into the classroom, e-learning, blended learning, and blended online learning.

  6. Challenges administrators, instructors, students, and community members face in connecting online.

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Doctor of Education


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