Saturday, June 17, 2006

#3 ICED, Mobile Learning, Games, International Students

In the mini feature this week I reflect on a couple of the sessions that I attended at the ICED 2006 educational development conference that took place here at Sheffield Hallam University. I look at two initiatives from Europe, one a role-play technique and the second a solution to delivering educational development materials by email:

The main feature crosses several themes of interest to me - mobile learning technologies, games for learning and cultural exchange. I talk with two post graduate students from Germany about their innovative projects. They're here studying with UK students from the MSc in Games Software Development at Sheffield Hallam University.
They mention PDA (Portable Digital Assistant) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) based projects. Try Wikipedia as a starting point for further information on these devices:
Also see:
Kukulska-hulme, A. and Traxler, J. (2005). Mobile learning: a handbook for educators and trainers. Routledge.
Prensky, M. (2001). Digital game-based learning. McGraw-Hill.

The Big Idea - This week I suggested making a resolution to breaking down cultural resistance to reusability by 'daring to share' not just resources, but ideas and practice too.

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