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Theme 1

Conference opening podcast
The opening podcast was by Tish Roberts, Director of the JISC e-Learning Programme.
Theme 1: Embracing the future now

Keynote: Future Learning: Desire or Fate?

by Gilly Salmon

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Learning space design for 21st century learning and teaching

by Tom Hamilton and Richard Everett

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Does Web2 fundamentally alter the learner-teacher relationship?

by Vic Lally and Richard Noss

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There is a PowerPoint presentation, plus six associated audio files, an introduction, plus more detailed notes on five of the slides. View the PowerPoint, then listen to the introductory audio file.

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Moving forward with e-portfolios: challenges, tensions and inspirations

by Julie Hughes and Geoff Rebbeck

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Geoff's presentations

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Supporting staff - transforming culture

by Grainne Conole and Alan Masson

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Orientation guide

This session wassupported by multiple resources. Open the Orientation Guide (PDF) first.

PowerPoint presentations

There are 4 powerpoint presentations from Grainne - for each there is a PDF file and an MP3 file

There are also 2 PowerPoint presentations from Alan:


There are 5 core articles referred to in Grainne's PowerPoints:

1. An overview of CompendiumLD (doc)
Conole, G., Brasher, A., Cross, S., Weller, M., Clark, P. and White, J. (2008), Visualising learning design to foster and support good practice and creativity, Educational Media International, Volume 54, Issue 3, 177-194.

2. An overview of Cloudworks (doc)
Conole, G., Culver, J., Well, M., Williams, P., Cross, S., Clark, P. and Brasher, A. (accepted), Cloudworks: social networking for learning design, ASCILITE conference, Melbourne, December 2008

3. An overview of Schema for design (Article 1 available online)
Conole, G. (2008), New schema for mapping pedagogies and technologies, Ariadne magazine

4. An overview of Schema for design (Article 2 doc)
Conole, G. (forthcoming), Stepping over the edge: the implications of new technologies for education in M. Lee and C. McLouglin (forthcoming), Web 2.0-based e-learning: applying social informatics for tertiary teaching, Hersey, PA: ICI Global.

5. Forms of representation (doc)
Conole, G. (2008) 'Capturing practice: the role of mediating artefacts in learning design', in Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies, in L. Lockyer, S. Bennett, S. Agostinho, and B Harper (Eds), 187-207, Hersey PA: IGI Global

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Listening to learners

by E A Draffan and Malcolm Ryan

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