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Hi all!

Do you know where I can find information about what courses are going to be available for this term? (it would be also interesting to know when they start). I’ld be spetially interested in the ones offered in Hamburg…

Thanks in advance!


a new ePedagogy Twine

Twine is an online service that is currently in private beta. It is something like a cross between del.icio.us and a community-based version of study.log.

Anyone can start a Twine about anything, and invite members. Members can post things there: essays, but also urls, media, and anything that can be stored on the web. Each post can be tagged, shared and commented on. Even better there is a Firefox bookmarklet that you can use to post any web page you are reading to the Twine of your choice, tagging it and adding a comment as you go.

This means that groups like ours can create shared libraries of interesting online material, and then link it through posting essays of our own that draw threads between various posted links and media.

Obviously I managed to get an invitation, and I have just invited everyone whose email address I had to hand. If you have not been invited (Wey hasn’t for one because I didn’t have his email address in Airset for some reason) then email me and I will invite you. This also applies to all the new students. Mail me at owen@owenkelly.net with the subject Twine ePed and I will invite you straight away.

It seems much neater in lots of ways than other attempts to create such an online shared library, and I think that we should try it to see what use we can make of it.

Web 2.0 and onwards!

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Things I should have posted time ago…

I just want to coment you about a center of art production, information and research focused in digital culture (http://medialab-prado.es). It is placed in Madrid and it’s quite “young”. I tell you this because it can be interesting for you to know what’s going on in Spain. If you have any project or presentation, I also think it’s a good place to apply ( they organize seminars and workshops quite often). I copy the info they give about themselves and stop this litle “propaganda”.

Take care,


Medialab-Prado is aimed at the production, research, and dissemination of digital culture and of the area where art, science, technology, and society intersect.

Our primary objective is to create a structure where both research and production are processes permeable to user participation. To that end, Medialab Prado offers:

· A permanent information, reception, and meeting space attended by cultural mediators.

· Open calls for the presentation of proposals and participation in the collaborative development of projects.
We have several on-going programmes, which are as follows:

Interactivos?: creative uses of electronics and programming

Inclusiva.net: research and reflections on the network culture

Visualizar: data visualization tools and strategies

Laboratorio del Procomún: trans-disciplinary discussion on the Commons

AVLAB: audio-visual and sound creation


John Connell: pedagogy and technology

John Connell has written an interesting piece about the relationship between pedagogy and technology.

He argues that it “is an absolute truth that the technological basis of the society we inhabit will have a profound effect on the nature and form of education that can take place in that society. Indeed, new technologies can change what we mean by education because they change what it means to be educated.”

I found the piece via the RSS feed from George Siemen’s elearnspace site.


Proposals for changes on eped.loveitorchangeit.com

During the international seminar in Karlsruhe the idea came up to optimise this blog as central entry for us students.
Please comment here, what you think should be changed to achieve good usability.

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As Arie says great pictures from Ralf and Alex which my family enjoyed too- thank you. I trust the trip back to Hamburg (and Helsinki of course) was not too bad with the snow – we had the Four Seasons in One Day (Crowded House?).

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Seminar: Games, Play and Education

Like Ralf and Christina, I’m offering a seminar for the ePedagogy Design programme, open also for students of the Hamburg University’s Faculty of Education (33 participants as yet).
It will focus on game based learning, striving for an overview on learning theories, theories on game and play, and selected medium specific theories and practices dealing with (digital) game design. The goal would be to reach a deeper insight in the workings of educational games, on what different cognitive levels a (computer)game could be used as a learning environment, to get an overview on some popular genres of Game Based Learning and generally to take a personal and reflected stance on this topic.
Project work will aim for a documented and reflected draft, design or analysis of a gaming environment usable or used for education. Documentation and results will be made available in the projectroom’s public wiki.

The seminar will take place with synchronous sessions at tuesdays, from 12:00 to 14:00 german time (13:00 to 15:00 Finland time), where you should be available to participate via internet connection, and asynchronous, self-organised project work in groups of two to four students.
For questions or requests for participation as student or guest, please mail to wey-han.tan [at] uni-hamburg.de.


Change of media – change of educational settings

I am also giving a seminar, starting in the first week in April. It belongs to the seminar series “KnowledgeFormation” – with the focus on “Change of media – change of educational settings”. At wiki.christinaferner.de you find a description of the seminar.
There will be synchronous events on Tuesday, 14-16 p.m. (German time). The seminar will be mainly based on project work and discussions via Skype or Adobe Breeze. The project work will be based on building up a media-rich knowledge base in a wiki.

If you want to enroll, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment or write a mail to christina.ferner@uni-hamburg.de


Seminar: Premesis of virtual Learning

Hello ePedagogy Fellows!
Within the first week of April my first Seminar for the ePedagogy Program will start. The Title will be “Premesis of eLearning” and it deals with… yes, eLearning. 😉
You will find the description of the Seminar here.
22 Participants from Hamburg already signed up, but the concept of the seminar takes into account that there might be participants from anywhere else where you will find a Internet connection.
We will have some synchronous Sessions on Tuesday 10.00-12.00 (UTC/GMT +1 hour) and a lot of work in groups, more or less asynchronous, but you should be available (online) during this time.
There will be Tasks every week, and if you like you can already start with the first one
If you don’t have time to join us regularly think of participate via the blog even sometimes, would be nice.


Epedagogy, learning and Second Life: a course

Owen says “hello”.

He adds: I am running a course on Learning and Second Life for anyone interested in doing it as part of their epedagogy masters. The course will be worth 5 credits.

The course will be entirely online, and will involve chats in Skype; inworld explorations in Second Life (and hopefully Active Worlds by way of comparison); and course timetables, project plans, documentation and discussion on Airset.

The course starts on Tuesday February 5 at 20.30 Helsinki time, with an introductory Skype session. So you know what you will be getting into, I have published the current version of the course description on Zoho, and you can read it here.

If you want to enroll then please email me at owen@owenkelly.net. If you know someone who might want to enroll then please tell them.