Discussant summary for day 1
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14 June 2011
Jonathan San Diego as discussant
Showed slide with logos for all of the presentations - apart from the last (!). Learning about games. Then iSpot, social learning analytics, multiple choice questions, Open ED, etc.
Review of hapTEL project presentation.
Jo - lack of research looking at how engagement, motivation and learning come together in practice. One caught his eye - micro-level analysis - look at a particular user, where learning is actually happening.
Doug - iSpot and Bioblitz.
Social Learning Analytics, Rebecca - five different categories. EnquiryBlogger - issue of representation, and whether people can interpret the representations that explicate user activities.
MCQs to Open confidence-based model, Jon. Made a big difference when presented with choices, then confidence level, rather than other way round. Made me think about the question itself, rather than the choices.
Open Ed - James - Very challenging project. Was interested in learning design analysis; did paper with Patrick McAndrew about how people engage with open content, trying to follow users through resources, back-and-forth behaviour.
Project-based learning - Tina - focus on four elements, interested in data capture using FlashMeeting.
Museum learning - Koula - interesting to use Twitter, in formal setting, children using social technology and see how they appropriate it. Like idea of giving preparatory activity in classrom, relate curriculum to visit, look back on it again. Think may have missed kind of learning when children use Twitter to consolidate their thinking in a small piece of text, would be interesting to see that as well.
Chronically ill children/science, Denise - sympathetic to challenges in working with healthcare professionals, could really relate to it. For a project to finish working with medics/dentists is a really successful one. Idea using mobile technologies, Patsy - a patient used by Richard Cox, would link well with this, see how experts play a big part in giving students/patients learning they may need. In hapTEL see a practice base.
Digital natives/immigrants, Anne, Chetz - age-related differences. Talking to friends, why do you still buy a newspaper when can get over Internet? As long as those preferences exist.
A few closing points:
- Informal to formal - information to knowledge
- Connectivity and connectedness
- offline and online anlytics - most is based on online environment; but some analytics in face to face, may widen it
- User-generated representations? May be a need to explore.
- Technological innovation and pedagogical innovation - are we just reinventing the wheel? Maybe is just revisiting the pedagogy
- ESRC strategic plan - impact is a key word. None of us has mentioned how our project impacts on health care, science and so on.
15:47 on 14 June 2011