Author: Lawrie Phipps

FOTE 2008: 1st Session Google and Second Life

Here at FOTE (Future OF Technology in Education) 2008, Welcome from Tim Bush (organised the event) and David Rippon the Director of ULCC. Sam Peters from Google What’s driving cloud computing: Falling cost of storage Ubiquitous Computing Democratisation of production “We’re all part of the revolution” Sam described how the previous technology paradigm was focused…

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Managing the Crowd

“Imagine an organisation where users are free to describe the content they create as they see fit. Where they help decide the retention and disposal of every record that they create or use, based on how useful and valuable they deem it to be. Where, based on a combination of their thoughts and actions, they…

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Edupunk?

There’s a nice debate going on out there, this posting is just my own perspective and a signpost, if you want to engage more fully take a wander over to the funnymonkey posting and follow the trail. “Punk-related ideologies are mostly concerned with individual freedom.” Looking at the wikipedia entry for punk it identifies a…

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Research 2.0? Risks and Rewards of Using Emergent Technologies

This blog post supports a presentation at the UKGrad Yorkshire & North East Hub, E-Researcher Development Meeting, an e-learning day for trainers and developers. The presentation will open with a brief introduction to the JISC Users and Innovation Programme and discuss the importance of eliciting user needs. This section uses an image from a Flickr…

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Immersion or Augmentation: A culture or just another tool?

As well as developing technology and processes many of the Users and Innovation projects are also engaged in much wider debates, pushing our understanding of the role of technology in the wider education sector. The Habitat project is currently exploring the role of virtual worlds such as Second Life, which may on one hand be…

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