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Oxford Union elearning debate 6th October 2010 at 4 pm BST

This house believes that technology-based informal learning is more style than substance. What is...

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Julie Carle
20 September 2010

This house believes that technology-based informal learning is more style than substance.

What is your view?

Speaking against: David Wilson, Founder and Managing Director, Elearnity
Speaking for: Mark Doughty, Director Leadership, Talent & Development, Deutsche Bank
Speaking for: Nancy Lewis, former Vice President, Learning IBM and Vice-President and Chief Learning Officer, ITT
Speaking against: Jay Cross, Chair of Internet Time Alliance, prolific writer, blogger, speaker, and person who first coined the phrase 'e-learning'
Speaking for: Dr Allison Rossett, Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego University
Chair: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology Correspondent

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Bob and Sue preparing for the Oxford eLearning Debate

Bob and Sue preparing for the Oxford eLearning Debate

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Technology-based informal learning is cool

Technology-based informal learning is cool

Accessible Alternative
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More discussion of the upcoming debate

More discussion of the upcoming debate

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Bob and Sue's reaction to the debate preparations

Bob and Sue's reaction to the debate preparations

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Highlights from the eLearning Debate

Highlights from the eLearning Debate

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James Aczel
8:29pm 1 October 2010


Following Julie's initiative in setting up this page, I've added a few links relating to recent research in technology-based informal learning.

My cartoon (above) is tongue-in-cheek. My substantive (boring) point is that such a debate must be informed by research, not simply anecdote and enthusiasm.

Those interested in exploring research in e-learning further might like to consider The Open University's course in Practice-based research in educational technology.

James

Nancy Lewis
9:59pm 7 October 2010


These are GREAT! Really enjoyed them.

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