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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Futurelab's news October 2008

Here is Futurelab's news, which aims to keep you informed about their latest projects, resources and events.

Challenging Learner Voice - 23 October, Warwick

There are still some places left for our autumn conference, which takes place later this month, and aims to challenge ideas about what learner voice should mean in practice. With a packed programme featuring a wide range of inspirational speakers, it should be a really stimulating event for anyone interested in this area. Register online now.

Adult Informal Learning event - outcomes

This Open Space Discussion was designed to build constructive partnerships with others interested in adult informal learning and the role technology has to play in supporting it.
report is now available, summarising the key points discussed.

Video of David Puttnam - Building Schools for the Future

A new video shows Futurelab's Chairman Lord Puttnam of Queensgate giving a keynote presentation at the 3rd National Summer Conference for City Learning Centres. As part of a new series of resources intended to disseminate some of the ideas and research presented by Futurelab at external events (supported by Becta), this video is available to download and share, as well as to watch online. More will follow over the coming months.
See This Video

Latest web articles

Recent web articles include: 'Something to shout about!', an interview with ShoutBox inventors Mobile Pie, by Kim Thomas; 'Fragmented treasures awaiting prospectors for personalisation', Merlin John's interview with mobile learning researcher Elizabeth Hartnell-Young; and 'The digital panopticon' by Jim Fanning from Tideway School, an update on the school's experimentation with learning platforms.

ShoutBox report and video

ShoutBox is a cross-platform tool which allows young people to recognise, capture and showcase their informal out-of-school learning experiences. Users generate and collate different forms of content with their mobile phone and then share this online, tagging their learning with different categories (eg sports, music etc).
A new report and video present findings from initial research and development work.

Source: Futurelab