BCS-HCI 2010: Play is a serious business

September 13, 2010

Call me dumb, but I thought there was going to be a greater focus on HCI in games at this conference – I must’ve misunderstood the suggested theme. :-/ That aside, the conference was interesting and I came away with a few interesting things to think about. Day 1 (Wednesday) opened with an interesting keynote [...]

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eAssessment Scotland 2010

September 5, 2010

Well here’s a turn up for the books … we submitted the SMS Disaster Simulation for the mobile category of the eAssessment Scotland Awards 2010 – we didn’t win, but instead we got the award for innovation! Not a category you could submit for – it was selected by the judges from all the categories [...]

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Further Development of the Context Categories of a Mobile Learning Framework

April 5, 2010

And another one … Sarah and I have just had our paper in RCETJ published online (open access). This is a special issue to accompany the Handheld Learning Conference ’09‘s research strand. Here’s the abstract: Building on the literature theorizing mobile learning, Frohberg, Göth and Schwabe (2009) provide a framework that has been developed to [...]

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Rethinking Assessment – Assessment 2.0

March 27, 2010

Last wednesday I managed to nip down to Glasgow (University of Strathclyde) to attend an impromptu session set up by JISC:CETIS to take advantage of a visit by Prof. Geoffrey Crisp of University Adelaide Centre for Learning and Professional Development. Incidentally the CLPD has an almost identical role to Aberdeen’s CLT, but they do have [...]

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First steps towards an interactive real-time hazard management simulation

March 1, 2010

At blooming last! The paper we submitted to the Journal of Geography in Higher Education about the SMS simulation over 2 years ago has finally been published! Here’s the abstract: This paper reports on the construction and initial testing of a computer-based interactive flood hazard management simulation, designed for undergraduates taking an applied geomorphology course. [...]

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Towards an understanding of the virtual context in mobile learning

January 9, 2010

Cool … Sarah and I have just had our paper in ALT-J made available online – if you or your institute have a subscription that is (If you don’t and want to read it, the publishers have given us a limited number of hard copies to share, so drop me a line). Here’s the abstract: [...]

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We are the people we’ve been waiting for

November 27, 2009

There’s a new feature length documentary about UK Education coming out any day now. You can be find more information here http://flux.futurelab.org.uk/2009/11/20/we-are-the-people-weve-been-waiting-for/ “Billed as an ‘Inconvenient Truth’ for education, a new documentary from Lord Puttnam and Sir Michael Barber is exploring the UK education system. The film asks current students, education experts and high-profile figures [...]

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Handheld Learning Conference ’09

November 4, 2009

Handheld Learning (5th -7th October) was a bit of a surprise for me this year. In previous years I’ve usually come away inspired by particular projects and technologies and full of ideas about how they might be used for some of the learning activities I support (this despite the fact the HHL is almost always [...]

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Hello world!

October 26, 2009

Well here it is at last! For a few years now, as I bang off information emails about interesting things I find out to different groups of people, I keep getting told I “should blog this stuff”. So as I start my PhD, it seems like a good time to set one up. I’m not [...]

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