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Notes from the March 2012 meeting of the M25 Learning Technology Group* at QMUL, which included talks on Barcamps, Cloud VLEs & Digital Pens.
Paul Lowe from University of the Arts introduced and ran a mini “BarCamp”. Barcamps are a form of unconference – open, participatory events where the sessions are proposed on the day by the delegtes, who then delivery them. BarCamps are not new to City; the School of Informatics & others have played to a number: for example UXCamp 2011 & BarCamp London 9. Paul led a very successful mini 30-min barcamp with 3 x 3 10-min parallel sessions. It made me wonder if there is a place for this format in our work – mini barcamps for staff around teaching & learning ( including educational technologies).
Would all traditional conferences benefit from a barcamp-style session at them, in addition to the more formal peer-reviewed sessions?
I’m using Moodle as an example of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). Kris Roger from the LSE Centre for Learning Technology (from where I recently departed) spoke about a new breed of VLE. More >