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IET Technology Coffee Mornings - 2013 Schedule

2 April 2013 - 11 December 2013
at 10:00 am in Meeting Room 1, Jennie Lee Building (or occasionally in the Ambient Technology Lab, Jennie Lee Building)

Exploring, demonstrating and discussing different aspects of using technology in education

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Lynda Davies
26 May 2010

The Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University (UK) hosts a series of technology coffee mornings (IET TCMs) in which different aspects of the use of technology in education is explored, demonstrated and discussed.  The coffee mornings are informal, drop in events for sharing good practice and research.

Live Link to online broadcasts

If you are based on campus please join us for these informal, face-to-face sessions, have a cup of coffee/tea (with biscuits!) and contribute to the discussion.

These events are also broadcast live online for everyone to watch and are recorded for replay.

Technology Coffee Morning Schedule 2013 - 10:00 - 11:30

03 April 2013 - Jacek Kopecky (KMi)
ParkJam: Crowdsourcing Parking Availability Information with Linked Data

17 April 2013 - Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (IET)
Mobile phones, migrants and incidental learning

01 May 2013Dr Chetz Colwell, Dr Anne Jelfs, Graham Healing, Phil Downs (IET)
Conducting usability evaluations remotely

15 May 2013 - Dr Elizabeth FitzGerald and Dr Anne Adams (IET)
Catwalk technologies and researching in the wild

5 June 2013 - Dr Clara Mancini (MCT)
ACI - Animal-Computer Interaction

19 June 2013 - Dr Anne Adams, Dr Gill Clough, Dr Simon Cross, Dr Liz Hartnett, Professor Eileen Scanlon, Dr Mike Sharples  (IET) and Professor Steve Swithenby (Science)
JUXTALEARN: Overcoming 'I don't understand why they don't understand'

03 July 2013 - Rhodri Thomas (IT) and Sharon Monie (LTS)
OU Live, powered by Blackboard Collaborate

17 July 2013 - Professor Patrick McAndrew (IET)
What makes openness work?

04 September 2013 - Dr Doug Clow (IET)
iSpot Project - latest additional features

18 September 2013 - Dr Simon Cross (IET) - APOLOGIES POSTPONED UNTIL2014
Learner experiences and the personalising of paths through a (massive) open online course

02 October 2013 - Professor John Domingue (KMi)
NoTube: supporting the future of Internet TV via services and Linked Data

16 October 2013 - Professor Helen Sharp and Dr Mark Woodroffe (MCT) 
Novice Interaction designers' behaviour in different cultures

06 November 2013 - Guy Carberry (Student Services) 
Responsive Web Design (THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED)

20 November 2013 - Professor Nicholas Braithwaite (Science) 
The OpenScience Laboratory: at the cutting edge of practical science

04 December 2013 - Will Woods (IET)
iSpot Mobile Presentation 

General information about IET Technology Coffee mornings

  1. The presentations are held in the Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 (Ground Floor) or occasionally in the Jennie Lee Building Ambient Technology Lab (Ground floor). Please check the schedule for locations of individual events.
  2. The coffee mornings run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. with up to an hour for the presentation, and up to 30 minutes for questions, depending on the presenter.
  3. Each event is recorded live and a podcast is created for each event for those unable to attend or those who would like to view the session again. Please click on the relevant title for the live links.  Only the events in Meeting room 1 are live broadcast.
  4. We welcome your feedback and there is an online discussion area for each IET TCM on Cloudworks where you can explain your views, so please feel free to post your comments.
  5. The IET TCMs take place each year from April to December (excluding August).
  6. A new list of speakers and subjects to be presented are uploaded in the early part of each year, though the programme responds to latest developments so is subject to change throughout the year. We publish documents and pictures about the events as they progress so please check the schedule for updates.

IET TCM podcast recordings

To access past TCM podcasts please click on IET Technology Coffee mornings (OU Podcasts)

How do I join the mailing list?

Reflecting the informal nature of the IET TCM's, just subscribe to the TCM mailing list to receive updates:

  • For members of staff at the OU, go to the OU mailing lists, look for 'iet-techcoffee-list' and click on 'Subscribe'. If you are a tutor you should use your OU email address without the final '' - for example 'xyz123@tutor'.
  • For anyone else, please contact to subscribe to the mailing list

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