All entries for Monday 04 February 2008
February 04, 2008
Shock of the Old is the UK’s top learning technologies conference. This year, I will be talking about ‘Web 2.0’ technologies and their effects upon university teaching and learning, drawing upon my ‘Web 2.0 epistemography’ research and 5 years of experience with such technologies at Warwick.
Shock of the Old is, in my experience, the best annual learning technologies conference. Organised by the Learning Technology Group of Oxford University Computer Services, the presentations and discussions are both cutting-edge and pragmatic. Most importantly for us, research-led universities are in the majority amongst those represented by the delegates. And to make it an even more tempting prospect, the event is held at the wonderful Said Business School.
My 2008 presentation, on ‘Lessons from 5 years as a Web 2.0 university’ will examine Web 2.0 design patterns and their fit with common learning design patterns. This will be a follow-up to my 2005 presentation on Warwick Blogs and guerilla PDP. The outline for my presentation can be found in this entry.