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Learn About Fair 2010

10 February 2010
Milton Keynes, UK

Learn about...and be inspired

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Rebecca Galley
21 January 2010

Learn about...and be inspired

The fair is an annual Open University Staff Development event which is open to all OU staff and gives an informal opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the use of technology in education. This year it was held on 10 February between 11:30 – 2:30pm. It featured a wide range of subjects, including some favourites from the previous fairs such as Accessibility, Podcasting, Blogs and Wikis, and newer subjects such as Mobile Learning, Cloudworks and Elluminate.  In addition, course teams who have practical experience of using educational technologies innovatively and successfully explained how to use various tools to enhance student learning experiences.  There were a series of short presentations on some of the topics which were filmed and are available as podcasts after the event at

Staff could drop in at any time between 11.30 am – 2.30 pm to find out more about over 20 subjects and free lunch was available. 


  • Accessibility
  • Assessment
  • Blogs
  • ‘Business organisations & their environments’ (B201)
  • Cloudworks
  • ‘Digital photography’ (T189)
  • Discussion Forums in Teaching
  • Elluminate
  • Gaming corner
  • Gaming in education
  • iCMAs
  • ‘Introducing health sciences’ (SDK125)
  • Learning design
  • Learning systems
  • ‘Living political ideas’ (DD306)
  • Mobile learning
  • Music computing: Violin
  • Music computing: Wii
  • ‘My digital life’ (TU100)
  • Open & broadcast media
  • Open educational resources
  • Podcasting
  • Second Life campus
  • Social networking
  • Virtual worlds
  • Wikis


All presentations were held in the Jennie Lee Building meeting room 1 (ground floor) and were filmed - you can view the video podcasts at

  • 12:00 Cloudworks Grainne Conole
  • 12:20 Learning systems roadmap Niall Sclater
  • 12:40 Mobile learning Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
  • 13:00 Open and Broadcast media Laura Dewis
  • 13:20 Second Life/Virtual Worlds Anna Peachey
  • 13:40 Gaming in Education Jo Iacovides

The Learn About Fair Debates

Here on Cloudworks, we are hosting three debates in conjunction with the Learn About Fair. Please go along and join in!


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