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WE/ME in epedagogy design

Wey-Han Tan

Reviewing the seminar “Games, Play and Education”

August 26th, 2008

This is a short review on the seminar “Games, Play and Education” I held as a combined event for both online students in ePedagogy Design and offline students of educational science from Hamburg University during summer term 2008 in Hamburg. Read the rest of this entry »


eLearning and ePortfolios

May 19th, 2008

ThanksHey Guys, unfortunately no one of the international ePedagogy students participated in my seminar this semester. Thats was a little bad sad for the other participants, but because the students expected an seminar in english language and there are other international students in we are having the seminar in english, yeah!
You can follow most parts of the seminar on the web as I mentioned already. I just wrote a little blogpost about the seminar in my own blog which might be interesting for you, it is in english too.
It is about Reasons to work with a Blog and Wiki in Seminars, the Request for Feedback to what the students did and an outlook what will happen in the next weeks with the seminar. It would be great if you find some intersting stuff for you or give feedback to the students blogs! (They admitted that the international collaberation would had been very intersting for them!)



Things I should have posted time ago…

April 19th, 2008

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

April 18th, 2008

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.


ePedagogy(Bar)Camp Barcelona?

April 9th, 2008


The next international Seminar is said to be in the begin of October and should be held in Barcelona (great!).

I thougt about if a BarCamp as a open Structure for this Seminar might be right decision. For those of you who don’t know yet what a BarCamp is:

BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

When you come, be prepared to share with barcampers.

When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world.

Source: barcamp.org
In my opinion the Part of exchanging knowledge should be implemented much more in our Read the rest of this entry »


Proposals for changes on eped.loveitorchangeit.com

April 9th, 2008

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.


April 8th, 2008

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?).


International Seminar in Pictures

April 5th, 2008

Day three is just about to start and as always you can find some pictures of the seminar with the tag epedagogyka2008 at Flickr. Please use this tag if you post pictures there.

Any other documentation of you online? Comment and trackback to this post.

Wey-Han Tan

Seminar: Games, Play and Education

March 29th, 2008

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

March 22nd, 2008

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