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Bloomsbury Hack Day Print
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Thursday, 04 September 2014
thumb-events_03.pngThe inaugural Bloomsbury Hack Day on July 16, jointly hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, UCL and the Institute of Education, University of London, saw children from three schools participate with a programme of different lab-based activities designed and guided by three top London universities located in Bloomsbury. Alongside UCL Academy, Watford Grammar School for Boys and Townlee Grammar School (Girls) learned about programming during the hands-on activities. Read on for a video report.
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16th What The Research Says Event Print
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

thumb-events_04.pngThe 16th What The Research Says event has the title: The Potential and Impact of TEL on Teaching and Learning and runs on Friday 26th September 1.30-4pm at the London Knowledge Lab. Read more details and sign up for the event!

 

 

16th What the Research Says Event: The Potential and Impact of TEL on Teaching and Learning

Where: London Knowledge Lab

Time: 1:30-4:00

When: Friday 26th September 2014

Please see the attached document for the speaker and demo list (details available below as well): The Potential and Impact of TEL on Teaching and Learning

In March 2012 we launched the first what the research says event. A short discussion document titled "Technology can help us learn faster, better, deeper ..." formed part of the event. Where are we now? Perhaps there are more questions than answers but evidence is emerging showing us where the right kind of context of use of technology does illustrate impact on learning. But what is the right kind of context of use? Can this knowledge be shared?

This what the research event explores, discusses and debates: how can teachers use old and new learning technology to drive learning innovation and discover what works and why? What is the potential and impact of technology on teaching and learning experience? What is the evidence that pedagogies using technology help us learn any better? What are students' expectations of learning through technology? How might we facilitate students to reflect on the role of technology when learning?

The event will include presentations, demos and discussions to exchange experiences of the challenges faced in education, and to test how well and where technology help teachers to discover and create innovative learning experiences. And what is the view of the students? Are they equipped to get the best out of this kind of learning?

WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE TELL US ABOUT THE TYPES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING TAKING PLACE?

WHAT IS "IT" THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO CLASSROOM AND ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING?

WHAT ARE STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPECTATIONS FROM DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY?

WHAT ARE TEACHERS' LEARNING EXPECTATIONS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY?

Speakers for the day (1:30-2:20)

Rose Luckin, "Reflections on TEL" (Professor at London Knowledge Lab)

Mark Robinson, Research and the opportunities for a reformed view of formative assessment pedagogy in a device rich world, Head of Education Product Strategy, Promethean

Graham Newell, "The Case for Empowering Teachers" (Director of Education at IRIS Connect, a MirandaNet associate)

Sarah Younie and Roger Turner, "An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning" (Reader at DMU and MirandaNet Senior Fellow: LightSpeed is a MirandaNet associate)

Christina Preston, "The relationship between parental engagement, digital home-school links and pupil achievement" (Founder of MirandaNet and Professor of Education Innovation at University of Bedfordshire)

Prabhu Subramanian, "CoLearnr: A collaborative learning experience", (Founder & CEO, CoLearnr Ltd)

John Millner, "A content format designed for learning - the BBC's iWonder" (BBC)

Joanna Wild, Incoming expectations of the digital environment formed at school, (Independent consultant and co-fonder of Creative Digital Solutions)

Alison Clark-Wilson, Cornerstone Maths - Scaling TEL within key stage 3 mathematics (Research Fellow, London Knowledge Lab)

Eileen Kennedy, ‘If you don't get feedback in online learning you start feeling like you're in the dark': The potential for technology to enhance affective practice in an online Doctoral community" (Doctoral Tutor, Laureate Online Education-University of Liverpool and Research Officer, London Knowledge Lab)

Demo session (2:20-3:15)

Mark Robinson, Enabling collaboration and feedback in a diverse, device rich world: Multi-screen ideas and using 1:1 and BYO devices to enable media enhanced feedback & formative assessment - using ClassFlow as a "work in progress" platform.

Eileen Kennedy, screencasting feedback and students' responses. Eileen will demonstrate giving feedback using Jing screencasting software, and show data from surveys and interviews with the research participants.

John Millner, A content format designed for learning - the BBC's iWonder

Joanna Wild, Incoming expectations of the digital environment formed at school

Prabhu Subramanian, Tools for collaborative learning - Research and Evidence: Demo:http://www.colearnr.com

Alison Clark-Wilson, Cornerstone Maths



David Miller and Bernard Horan, Hakitzu Elite: Code your way to victory and become the ultimate code warrior!

Hakitzu introduces players to programming in an immersive environment using giant Robots and dramatic battle arenas. The player has to write JavaScript code to move their robots around an obstacle-strewn world in order to hack the core of their opponents. It is proving very popular in Primary and Secondary schools with over 350,000 downloads, and 1,000,000 code sessions.

Hakitzu comes with five weeks of lesson plans, which scaffold the learning for the player, as well as providing teachers with an engaging introduction to classroom code activities.

David Fuller and Dominic Preston, Tablet Academy (a MirandaNet associate)

Graham Newell, IRIS The Case for Empowering Teacher

Roger Turner, LightSpeed,

Christina Preston and Sarah Younie, Hands-On ICT

Discussion and facilitated debate (3:15-4:00)

There will be online group discussions where we will work in groups to provide our thinking about Teaching and Learning innovation and TEL (details to be given closer to the time).

There will be a final discussion and debate to round off the session.
 

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LKL at ALT-C 2014 Print
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Monday, 01 September 2014
alt-logo2014.pngAs in previous years, the LKL shows again a strong presence at ALT-C, the annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology. After one year as Chair of ALT, Diana Laurillard takes over as President, and LKL researchers are running a total of four sessions. Read on for details.
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2nd Global Education and Technology Health Summit Print
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Monday, 01 September 2014
LogoThe LKL is pleased to be a partner of the 2nd Global Education and Technology Health Summit, talking place in Dublin on November 13-14 2014. The summit brings together Governments, NGOs, Education and the digital and IT sectors to address the global health worker shortage, through the use of digital media and ICTs. The LKL will be presenting the latest research from the ESRC/DFID-funded mobile community health worker project, contributing to advancing knowledge on effective approaches to health worker training in low resource settings.
 
HRH Princess Anne visits the London Knowledge Lab Print
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

HRH Princess Anne at the London Knowledge Lab On Thursday, 8th May, the Chancellor of the University of London, The Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne, visited the London Knowledge Lab. She was accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sir Adrian Smith, and the Director of the Institute of Education, University of London, Chris Husbands.

The Chancellor was introduced to the work of the Lab and was shown a selection of LKL projects. The visit marks the LKL's tenth anniversary, Prof Richard Noss, Co-Director of the LKL, ended the visit by inviting Her Royal Highness to the twentieth anniversary - when the time comes!

 
DARE and Shoot Smart, the “Into Film” Project Print
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

DARE chop batik 2[1]Researchers from the DARE team, John Potter and Theo Bryer, have won a bid to research and evaluate "Shoot Smart", a film-making project using Tablet devices, during the summer term, 2014.

Shoot Smart is funded by Into Film, the film education charity and involves working alongside partners, Xube Ltd, a film-making company specialising in films in educational settings. The competition for funding was substantial with 42 bids submitted and only 4 projects funded. It will take place throughout the summer term with children in year 5 and year 8 working in after-school clubs and using iPads to shoot and edit short films.  John will work with the primary age groups and Theo will work with the secondary students, observing weekly workshops and working on an evaluation and research framework which will provide evidence of good practice with Tablet devices which Into Film hopes can become a resource for film-making in schools and after-school clubs across the UK.

More information can be found here and on the DARE Blog: http://darecollaborative.net/2014/04/16/dare-and-shoot-smart-the-into-film-project/

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Children from Clip Club use the iPad to review and set up a shot for their latest production

 
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