Next event: Social Media focus – 3rd June at Liverpool John Moores University

Put the date in your diary if you have not already done so for our next event which focuses on Social Media for Learning. We are putting the programme together and I can already see that there will be a strong representation of presenters from Liverpool John Moores who are hosting this event. There is a lot happening there already around Social Media for Learning.

If you would like to present on your work as an academic, developer or learning technologist please let me know: a.j.middleton AT shu.ac.uk

We will announce the draft programme early next week and information about registration.

MMU event – challenges, opportunities and ideas

I brought back a rucksack from the MELSIG event at MMU on 3rd April stuff with ideas – as usual. I promised to transcribe these and share them back. I have typed up all the Challenge Cards and I am doing the opportunity Cards. I have to photograph and share the posters back with the people who attended my workshop.

In the meantime I have been rounding up all the presentations from the day and putting them up on the event page. And getting on with my day job!

But progress is being made and I will update here soon.

Smart Learning – Book update

Smart Learning

teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education

A quick update to let you know how the new new book is progressing.

We have had a good number of submissions for the book. Thank you. We have run several workshops and generated or captured ideas/scenarios too.

What I have to do now is look at what has been proposed and set out how things fit together at this stage to find cohesion or shape. I will do this in the next week. I will then respond to all those who have submitted. Where I spot common interests I will be asking those proposers if they would like to get in touch so that their ideas can be developed in parallel. I may also spot some obvious gaps for ‘think pieces’ and if I do I willl generate a list of articles that ‘need’ to be written and invite people to take on the challenge of addressing those. I will try to alert you via twitter and the MELSIG mailing list.

More on the Smart Learning book soon.

best wishes

Andrew Middleton