An open conference on open learning

Glancing to the right in my ‘Blogroll’, you’ll see my favourite educational bloggers: the officially accepted guru Stephen Downes; wise old (well, not that old) Terry Anderson; really old (but wise and indefatiguable) Tony Bates; messianic (with respect to his zeal rather than his spirituality) Zaid Ali Alsagoff; and the ever-engaging Martin Weller. Continue reading

Authenticating authentic learning

I’m currently at ICT2009, an ‘International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning’, organized by the Open University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Web Symposium Consortium.

In the first keynote, Jan Herrington gave an enthusiastic and engaging presentation on ‘Blended learning and the new technologies: Authentic learning using powerful cognitive tools’. Continue reading