The OpenScience Laboratory

TEL’s nQuire project featured at the launch of the Open University’s OpenScience Laboratory at the Royal Society on 24th July.

The nQuire project offered students the chance to carry out their own science field experiments with digital tools. Prof Mike Sharples – PI of the nQuire project – and Dr Eloy Villasclars-Fernandez presented nQuire to the Royal . . . → Read More: The OpenScience Laboratory

TEL at the Royal Society

Over 200 educators, students, policymakers, IT industry representatives, academics and general public members attended TEL’s final dissemination event on 6th Nov at Royal Society, London. The event featured:

demos of the eight TEL projects’ hardware and software
keynote from Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts
premiere of TEL commissioned film ‘Inventing the Future of Learning‘
expert panel . . . → Read More: TEL at the Royal Society

Pre-register for free Royal Society event

Registration is open for our final public event – 6th November at the Royal Society.

The event will feature:

exhibitions/demos of the TEL projects and thematic work
panel debate and Q&A with leading figures in the field
first chance to view TEL programme film
and much more in a prestigious and historical location.

The event forms part of the ESRC Festival of . . . → Read More: Pre-register for free Royal Society event

Innovating Pedagogy reports

A new series of reports from the Open University explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

The first report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.

The report producers include members of the . . . → Read More: Innovating Pedagogy reports

TEL stories available

#edtech #tel A new set of leaflets summarising the work of the eight TEL projects is now available. Entitled ‘TEL stories: Evidence from the TEL Research Programme’, the documents aim to show in accessible style the practical impact the programme’s research . . . → Read More: TEL stories available

TEL report: System Upgrade

#tel A report summarising the findings of the TEL programme in the wider context of technology-enhanced learning and offering recommendations for future strategy launched on 13th June at the House of Lords to a group of policymakers, technologists and practitioners chaired by Lord Knight.

The report – a major outcome of the programme – is written by . . . → Read More: TEL report: System Upgrade

E&TE mag features TEL

Article on Personal Inquiry/nQuire project.

The Institute of Engineering and Technology‘s (IET) autumn issue of Engineering and Technology Education (E&TE) features an article entitled ‘Doing science differently’ which covers the work of the TEL Personal Inquiry/nQuire project led by Professors Mike Sharples and Eileen Scanlon of the Open University.

The piece’s author Stephanie Northen invokes Einstein’s ‘holy curiosity . . . → Read More: E&TE mag features TEL

Fully-funded PhD Studentship

Fully-funded PhD Studentship in ‘Design-based Research for Open Inquiry Learning’

Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship in the field of design-based research for Open Inquiry Learning. This is associated with the recent appointment of Professor Mike Sharples to a Chair in Educational Technology.

With an international reputation for research, a supportive environment and excellent research facilities, CREET . . . → Read More: Fully-funded PhD Studentship

TEL at ECTEL 2011

The Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, themed ‘Towards Ubiquitous Learning’ was held on September 20-23 in Palermo, Italy and a number of TEL colleagues contributed including Professor Mike Sharples of the TEL nQuire/PI project and Professor Rose Luckin, leader of the TEL AI in ED thematic strand.

More on . . . → Read More: TEL at ECTEL 2011

TEL curates BIS conversation

Thursday 6th October sees TEL Director Richard Noss curate one of a series of BIS coversations on innovation. Richard will be joined by a group of TEL project and thematic colleagues who will meet with BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) personnel to share findings from the TEL programme. A similar event will take place . . . → Read More: TEL curates BIS conversation