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Learning Without Frontiers Conference 2012 - Day Two


Here we are again, we've packed our suitcases (I had to sit on mine to close it, and while I am sure it now weighs more than I do, I am assured that it doesn't) so that we can go to the airport after the last presentation of the day.

Morning Session - 21st Century Learning



Added by Lynette Barr on January 28, 2012 at 19:35 — No Comments

Learning Without Frontiers Conference 2012 - Day One


We've just filed into the Main Theatre here at the Olympia Conference Centre on Hammersmith Road in London, the same venue that hosted the BETT Conference 2 weeks ago. A different area of the venue is being used - instead of using the huge open area utilised for the BETT Expo, a narrower, longer space is being used to house big, white, inflatable domes with displays in them. I spotted a Nintendo Dome, and it's full of 3DSs set up for delegates to have a go on. I'll be going…


Added by Lynette Barr on January 26, 2012 at 11:04 — No Comments

GBL visit with Dawn Hallybone

After seeing Dawn Hallybone speak about using Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS at Learning Without Frontiers 2011, I have followed her work through her blog From Dawn till Dusk where she writes about her experiences using Games-Based Learning in her classroom. When organising this trip I got in contact with Dawn, and she was more than happy to have myself and Adrian Camm visit her…


Added by Lynette Barr on January 24, 2012 at 3:30 — No Comments

BETT 2012

I am currently in London attending conferences and conducting school and university visits as part of my project to investigate best practice in Games-Based Learning in Education. I attended the BETT 2012 Show and Collabor8 4 Change (a BETT Unconference) on Thursday and attended the BETT Teachmeet on Friday at Olympia London, on Hammersmith…


Added by Lynette Barr on January 17, 2012 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Two interesting school models - Studio Schools & Barefoot University

Studio Schools (UK) - Schools for 14-19 year olds to achieve academic quals and route into university. Focus is on teaching curriculum through practical projects, working through doing, and doing through working. Students work to timetables like a business, and have personal coaches as well as teaches. All schools of this kind are publically funded. See:…


Added by Nyunkia Tauss on October 19, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Literature on ICT, innovation and the rest of the world!

Overcoming the barriers to educational Innovation
Futurelab (September 2009)
Kieron Kirkland and Dan Sutch

Added by Martin Westwell on September 21, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

OECD Innovation Strategy

Something that I am currently reading is the OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting A Head Start On Tomorrow.

The report provides analysis and policy guidance on a broad range of issues from education and training to business environment, infrastructure and actions to foster the creation and diffusion of knowledge. It…


Added by Adrian Camm on June 11, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

2010 Innovation Showcase presentations and recordings now available

Recordings of the many and varied presentations from the 2010 Innovation Showcase are now available. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the Showcase you will still find the videos and podcasts engaging, and the supporting files include the powerpoints or videos that were shown.…


Added by Tricia Robertson on June 7, 2010 at 15:22 — 2 Comments

Blog post about the DEECD Innovation Showcase

Hi all!

Wrote up a blog post reflecting on the DEECD Innovation Showcase. Hope some of you might find it interesting.

The link is here:

Yesterday I attended the DEECD Innovation Showcase (hashtag…


Added by James Spittal on May 15, 2010 at 22:35 — No Comments

Building Innovation: Learning with Technologies

The Digital Education Research Network (DERN) is a network of researchers interested in research about education and the use of digital technologies to improve teaching and learning. It focuses mainly on Australian research although not exclusively. DERN is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne, Australia.

The DERN service…


Added by Adrian Camm on March 19, 2010 at 21:26 — No Comments

2010 March update - what's happening now

Had a great day today at the evaluation of the 'Digital Literacy' project in Melbourne. Was inspring to see so many talented and creative teachers doing wonderful things in their classrooms. I'd not been here in a little while so thought I should drop in.

Lots still happening at Pleasant St. I have moved classes and now in Grade 1 and am hoping to get an iPod Touch Trial up with the Grade 1 classes. Fingers crossed we can get this to fly. I also found out today that Jenny Ashby will be… Continue

Added by Trish Dower on March 19, 2010 at 18:10 — 2 Comments

Data.Gov.UK - Community enrolment available is a UK Government site that has lots of information about innovation - online resources & initiatives, apps, etc - they've also made their community membership open to people outside ... you don't need to register to use the community resources, but

"Once registered, community members can:

- Submit contributions to the site discussion forum

- Create, edit and save new pages on the project wiki

-… Continue

Added by Jeff Evans on February 1, 2010 at 11:21 — No Comments

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

Just finished reading Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen. It is an interesting read about school and educational reform that clearly highlights the problems that we now face. The… Continue

Added by Adrian Camm on January 21, 2010 at 21:30 — 3 Comments


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