Monthly Archives: February 2011

Women in Mathematics Day

>The next Women in Mathematics Day will be held on 6 May 2011 at De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B (Nearest tube: Russell Square). Sessions will include talks by women mathematicians in a variety of appointments and at different career stages.

For more information please see the poster

Sent on behalf of the London Mathematical Society

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Research-Based Teacher Education Reform: Making Teacher Education Work, 13th-15th May 2011

The Local Organising Committee invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Network hosted by the Department of Education at the University of Vienna. The conference will focus on the role that research on teacher education plays in current reforms in Europe, and will address the question of how this involvement might be improved and deepened.

The conference will be opened by the Austrian Minister for Science and Research, Beatrix Karl and key note speakers will be:

· Professor Ian Menter, University of Glasgow

· Professor Michael Schratz, University of Innsbruck

· Professor Jens Rasmussen, Danish Pedagogical University

Important dates

15 March 2011 Submission of abstracts

15 April 2011 Decisions on proposals

Further details can be found at the conference web site

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Mofet study tour



The MOFET Institute, a center for the research and development of programs in teacher education, is pleased to inform about its upcoming study tour scheduled for the last week of March 2011.

The 8-day study tour “T&T and ICT”, will deal with the topic of ICT in Education. The tour is designed for educators who are active in assimilating communication technologies into diverse educational systems.

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Publish Post

lease find additional information regarding the tour outline. We look forward to seeing you at the tour!

Kind regards,

Miriam Schneider

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and these are the readings & research


Recommended Reading

  • Collaborative Augmented Reality in Schools
This brief research paper discusses the use of augmented reality for collaboration and learning, and describes a specific collaborative project deploying three AR prototypes.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • Blended Reality: Superstructing Reality, Superstructing Selves
This in-depth report looks at the impact of augmented reality as it is increasingly integrated into technology and society, focusing specifically on the transformation of sensory perception and its implications culturally.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • Smartphones Give You Wings: Pedagogical Affordance of Mobile Web 2.0…
This paper examines how mobile Web 2.0 tools can be used in higher education.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • Pew Internet Research Report: Mobile Access 2010
This research report by the Pew Internet Project examines mobile computing usage among Americans.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • Global Mobile Statistics 2010
This compilation of independent research on mobile uptake and usage includes global statistics related to mobile use. Of special interest is a section of reports about the ‘mobile-only generation,’ or those consumers who only use a mobile device to access the Internet.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • AdMob Mobile Metrics Highlights 2010
This report analyzes data captured by AdMob, a mobile research unit owned by Google, to discern trends about mobile uptake and use.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • Abilene Christian University’s 2009-2010 Mobile Learning Report
Two years after launching an innovative pilot program to issue mobiles to every student, Abilene Christian University has published a comprehensive report detailing the program and its impact on campus.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • 2009 Librarian eBook Survey
This comprehensive report analyzes how electronic books are being used in libraries in 13 countries. The survey and results were compiled by Stanford’s head biology librarian, Micheal Newman. Convenience, ease-of use and simplicity are the main areas where e-books scored high in this survey. PDF’s are the format of choice, while DRM encoded e-books hindered use by library visitors. In addition, the ability to print from the e-books is very important.
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

  • The Case for Nudge Analytics…
This report put together by researchers for Educause goes into detail about learning analytics using two case studies from Arizona State University and Purdue University. The report discusses the need for more information and data related to how students learn and it also focuses on how data mining and analytics can help fill in some of these gaps in knowledge. This is an important area right now and one that is getting some attention from researchers and teachers eager to improve student performance.
(Added to Navigator Dec 21, 2010)

  • US Consumers Now Report Spending Equal Time With TV And The Internet…
This report by Forrester Research reveals that US consumers now spend must as much time online as they do watching television. The report offers evidence of the encroaching importance of the online world in everyday life. We are seeing it now making major inroads into an established media platform. In addition, the report notes that there are also some significant changes in the mobile space with regards to how people are spending their time online.
(Added to Navigator Dec 20, 2010)

  • Super Book Educators Web Tools
This is a well-rounded collection of web technologies aimed at use for K-12 educators. This resource is nicely organized by useful categories such as Elementary School, Middle School, High School and specialty areas such as ESL. It provides a short description of various technologies, providing teachers with an easy to look up reference that is clearly written and explained. This was put together by a number of different teachers and technologists working in the K-12 sector. This report can be downloaded at this link through
(Added to Navigator Dec 16, 2010)

  • K-12 Educators’ Usage and Attitudes About E-Books
This a new report that details the use and attitudes of K-12 students and teachers who are using e-books. While the full report is only available through payment, the executive summary provides enough information for some good takeaway understanding. The first paragraph of the this summary provides a general snapshot of the studies’ findings
(Added to Navigator Dec 16, 2010)

  • Bytemobile Releases Global Metrics Report on Mobile Video
This report from Bytemobile, a mobile video optimization company, has some interesting insights into how mobile video will be used and the impact it will have in the near future. A summary of the report findings is below. Report Summary The most prevalent type of video on wireless networks worldwide continues to be user-generated content available on YouTube and Google Videos. On average, this accounts for 48% of the total network video traffic. On a per-user average, iPhone users generate more video traffic than Android device users.
(Added to Navigator Dec 15, 2010)

  • DPA Research Projects | Reynolds Journalism Institute | University of Missouri…
This is a summary of a report on how the iPad is posing a serious challenge to the print media industry, a trend that most likely will continue to accelerate. The study looks at iPad users, their demographics and media consumptions habits in comparison to print media.
(Added to Navigator Dec 10, 2010)

  • Why Broadband Changes Everything
A recent study by Cisco Systems reveals that as broadband adoption and use slowly increases, we are using the internet for more and more things and associated data, helping to build out the “internet of things” as objects are more connected and communicating with our networks than ever before. The study puts forward the straight forward proof that given unlimited bandwidth, we will use it and then want more.
(Added to Navigator Oct 27, 2010)

  • Discover How the World Lives Online – Report
Report summary from website: “Interviewing almost 50,000 consumers across 46 countries, including all BRIC and most N-11 markets, Digital Life is the largest, most comprehensive study of the Global Digital Consumer, ever. These markets represent 88% of the global Digital population; we cover markets from where Digital is close to ubiquitous to those beginning their digital journey whether through PC at home, mobile or internet cafés.”
(Added to Navigator Oct 20, 2010)

  • The Rise of Apps Culture | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
This report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the impact that mobile apps are having giving rise to an “app culture” among mobile device users. The study notes that while apps are used by younger adults and men in general, many people do not take full advantage of these and do not know just what their devices are capable of doing. It notes that apps are still in the early stage of adoption.
(Added to Navigator Oct 20, 2010)

  • Industry Brief: Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning
Industry Fellow Carly Shuler interviews mobile technology experts and looks at current trends to see how mobile devices can be used and fit into the learning landscape. He looks at over 25 mobile products and research projects and highlights how these can help revolutionize teaching and learning.
(Added to Navigator Oct 20, 2010)

  • Survey: How College Students Use Technology – mtvU / Associated Press Survey September 2010
This report by the AP and Edison Research gives a snapshot of how college students use technology in general, including social networks.
(Added to Navigator Oct 6, 2010)

  • The Continued Rise of Blogging
As micro-blogging like Twitter and social networking sites like Facebook begin to dominate the online landscape, blogging seems to have fallen off the radar. But has it? This post looks at the continued rise of blogging and how the remain important channels of content distribution and consumption for many readers. This form of social media has become an accepted part of the online life now and is set to continue to grow.
(Added to Navigator Sep 28, 2010)

  • Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship: Report and Reader Survey
This report describes an experiment and reader survey conducted by the ACLS Humanities E- Book in 2009-10 to assess the effectiveness of electronic scholarly monographs.
(Added to Navigator Sep 21, 2010)

  • The State of Mobile Apps
This report identifies global usage patterns for mobile applications by mobile device type.
(Added to Navigator Sep 20, 2010)

  • Virtual Worlds and Kids: Mapping the Risks
This December 2009 report to Congress explains what risks may lie for kids in virtual world environments and how to deal with these while still making use of the technology and its benefits.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

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2014 K12: Emerging Technologies

On the way to producing their report – these are the

Recommended Readings

  • Digital Media and the Changing Nature of Authorship… 

    This post by John Jones from UT-Dallas on the DMLCentral blog brings up some thoughtful questions and observations, about how faculty need to think about teaching writing to their students. He writes that students need to be made aware of how their authorship can go well beyond academia into social media and other areas on the Web. How do we address this? What do we teach in regards to this? This is a very good question that John brings to the table.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 21, 2010)

  • Hyper Island School 

    is a unique school that has recently opened some new campuses. The school’s director David McCall has described the school as: There’s no teachers, no grades, no theory, no lessons. For the first few weeks they will probably be completely frustrated because we do team work and they won’t get to do much with digital projects. Then come the projects, they take on different roles and slowly they will start to see why we spent that time at the beginning as they relate it to the team work.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 14, 2010)

  • 5 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2011…This post at Campus Technology gives an overview of five technologies that educators should keep their eyes on in 2011. These include the spread of wireless, mobile device adoption, increased attention to online education and finding a balance between over-using technology and not using it effectively.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 13, 2010)
  • Are You Ready for IPv6? You’ve Got 6 Months…

    As the number if IP addresses approaches the limits for this version of IP, a new version offers almost unlimtd addresses but you have to be prepared to make the move over. This article talks about what is involved with IPv6 and what it means for IT adminstrators and others dealing with IP addresses.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 7, 2010)
  • 10+ Ways to Promote a Learning Culture in your School (revisited) : 2¢ Worth post revisits some of the authors thoughts about Personal Learning Networks and his move away from this approach. Instead, he talks more broadly about how to foster a culture of learning within one’s school. He gives a number of ideas, some related to technology and some not.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 6, 2010)
  • Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: Multitasking and Continuous Partial Attention: An Interview with Linda Stone (Part One)

    Henry Jenkins interviews technology visionary Linda Stone about the challenges facing young people as they cope with managing large amounts of information they encounter on the web and the distractions it can bring. Stone talks in depth about what she has seen in her work over the years and offers some insights into this issue. The interview is continued in Part 2 also found on this blog by Henry Jenkins.
    (Added to Navigator Dec 3, 2010)
  • The Future of Higher Education and the Roles of Faculty…

    Case Western University’s VP for Information Technology Services, Lev Gonick, offers a glimpse of how higher education may be structured in the future and what role faculty will play in this new construct. In particular, multi-institution, multi-discipliary approaches leveraging information technology will play an important role in the future of higher education.
    (Added to Navigator Oct 22, 2010)
  • How the Gates Foundation Will Spend Its Education-Technology Dollars

    This article is an interview with senior program officer, Josh Jarrett, of the Gates Foundation. Garrett discusses how the foundation plans on investing in K-12 and later higher education online learning resources and initiatives.
    (Added to Navigator Oct 6, 2010)
  • Innovation, Education and Makers – O’Reilly Radar

    This O’Reilly Rader post discusses what would happen if the do-it-yourself tinkering of the Maker community was unleashed into education. What would the effects be? What kind of impact would it have on education and exploration for learning?
    (Added to Navigator Oct 4, 2010)
  • Hacks Into Hackers Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is starting a dual-degree master’s program in journalism and computer science. Many j-schools teach how to edit videos and write HTML, the Internet’s simplest code. One goal of the Columbia program, according to Bill Grueskin, the dean of academic affairs, is to produce journalists who will “take it several steps beyond — to where they’re creating a lot of their own new tools.”
    (Added to Navigator Sep 29, 2010)
  • Education As a Platform

    Data-driven software architecture has potential to disrupt school systems as more people use this type of platform. The disruption occurs on both a software and human systems level. As data-driven approaches to computing increase, these can be powerful tools for students to empower themselves for more personalized and flexible learning.
    (Added to Navigator Sep 28, 2010)
  • 5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

    With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you’ll want to watch in the new year. Here they are.
    (Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

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