Items tagged: "Learning technology"

Saturday 30 April 2011

Augmented Reality and Web 3.0

During my recent spate of workshops, training and conference presentations, one of the most common questions I have been asked is: “What will Web 3.0 be like?” I guess it had to come. Almost as soon as people started describing various sites as Web 2.0 others started speculating about Web 3.0 and what it would [...]

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Friday 8 April 2011

Survey: Mobile Learning in ELT 2011

It’s around a year since the launch of the first iPad in the UK and almost a year since I launched my first research questionnaire on mobile learning in ELT. The original questionnaire produced some interesting and surprising results regarding teachers’ attitudes and their openness to mobile learning, the results of which were published online [...]

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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Why it’s Digital Playtime in ELT

Hi everyone, I’m Graham Stanley and my co-author is Kyle Mawer. We’ve written a book called Digital Play : Computer games and language aims for the Delta Teacher Development Series, which will be published shortly. During the next month we’ll be writing for the DELTA Publishing Teacher Development blog. This will also coincide with the 45th [...]

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Wednesday 30 March 2011

The worst thing about educational technology is educational technology

This must seem like a contradictory title and an odd one especially coming from me, as I am an educational technology consultant and writer, but to be honest I stand by this statement and I’d like to tell you why. Over the last ten plus years ‘consumer technology’, and by that I mean the everyday [...]

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Saturday 5 March 2011

Is the 140 character ‘micro interaction’ enough?

A few years back educationalists were getting extremely excited about the possibilities that computer games and virtual worlds had to offer within education.  Even the mainstream press seemed to develop a fascination for Second Life, which was hardly out of the news and even inspired an episode of the TV crime series CSI. Marc Prensky [...]

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