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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:37:04 +0000

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Backchannels and Live participation tools (Call for workshop participation)

Tue, 14 May 2013 06:49:16 +0000

Matti Nelimarkka writes about backchannels and live participation tools: “Backhannels and live participation tools are used e.g. in education, conferences and TV shows to increase the interactivity and participation of learners, participants and viewers. Research-wise the domain is scattered across different fields, such as HCI, CSCW and education. This workshop aims to draw together researchers, [...]

MOOCs or orchestrated jazzy learning with the Web?

Fri, 03 May 2013 15:35:31 +0000

In many things the middle is the best. MOOCs versus no MOOCs? The Web is the best. Photo by synestheticstrings / Wikimedia Commons. The massive open online courses are seen by some as a disruptive innovation in education. For instance, Michael Barber and his fellow lobbyists of the Pearson recently published a booklet with a [...]

The Principles of a Free and Open Source School

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:04:36 +0000

Photo by Lienhard Schulz / WIkimedia Commons. Read about the Rütli School in Berlin. A couple of days ago Esko Kilpi wrote about emergence and self-organization with references to the Wired’s article The GitHub Generation: We’re All in Open Source Now and Sugata Mitra’s latest TED talk Build a School in the Cloud. I started [...]

Design thinking in learning (and education)

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:36:10 +0000

Photo by Nico Kaiser / WIkimedia Commons. In the last ten years design thinking has been one of the most used buzzwords among technology and design circles. In my book Designing Learning Tools — Methodological Insights I also use the term. To be honest, one of the sections is titled “Design Thinking: Solving Wicked Problems [...]

Learning, moving and digital tools

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:02:24 +0000

This week, I saw a presentation about the Muuvit, a Finnish start-up with a teaching and learning tools for elementary schools. Their product is a hybrid of tangible materials that comes in a box and an online community. The idea is to promote children to move more: to play outside, to jump around in a [...]

Prototypes: ReFlex, Square One, Cardboard Hospital

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:19:47 +0000

One of the reasons why I enjoy working in the learning environments research group — and in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture — is the possibility to design and build prototypes. In our academic practice we aim, no only to study and do research on learning environments and learning tools but also to [...]