Recently a new scientific vision statement outlining the future of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research in Europe was crafted through the collaborative efforts of members of Kaleidoscope. It represents the collective view of some of Europe’s leading researchers in the field. (read)
Kaleidoscope member Dietrich Albert (University of Graz, AT) co-authored (with Ley T., Lindstaedt, S.N., Know-Center, AT) a chapter in a new publication that serves as a comprehensive reference for how competencies can be utilised for organizational e-Learning. (read)
Apprendere in rete significa apprendere grazie alla rete, dove per rete si intende Internet e tutto l’insieme di servizi e applicazioni che ha reso disponibili, ma significa anche apprendere attraverso la rete, ossia operando all’interno di un contesto sociale costituito da individui insieme ai quali č possibile dar forma alle proprie competenze.
Online learning means both learning by using the Internet with its hardware/software infrastructures and learning within social networks, that is interacting with a given socio-cultural context to build one’s own competencies.
Research in education and technology can seem impenetrable, even detached from how findings can be applied within educational settings.
Paul Davey (Kaleidoscope dissemination team) reports from some workshop sessions and presentations at the recent Kaleidoscope Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Alpine Rendezvous, which looked at how classrooms have evolved over the years, and why we might now peek back a few centuries for inspiration. (CSCL is a sub-field of technology enhanced learning that investigates social interactions between learners in education settings).
It seems there is the continuing need for researchers within fields of education technology to come together from all disciplines and tackle issues at higher social, economic, and political levels.
The winners of three major European awards for outstanding research, design and development in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), established by the Kaleidoscope special interest group CSCL, were presented at the recent Alpine Rendezvous, in Villars, Switzerland. These awards are a sustainable outcome of Kaleidoscope, and will continue in 2008. (read)
On this site, we are continuing to develop resources for researchers as they seek future funding. Here is brief report from the recent Open Day for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which was held in Luxembourg. (read)
Kaleidoscope members Ana Paiva (INESC-ID, P) and Giuliana Dettori (ITD-CNR, IT) recently attended the 3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE 2006), held in Darmstadt, Germany. They report that the discussions from both the conference and pre-conference workshop contributed to the advancement of research in the field.
As the Kaleidoscope network of excellence moves into its fourth year, we say au revoir (but not goodbye) to Nicolas Balacheff, previously Scientific Manager of the network, and welcome his replacement, Sten Ludvigsen, director of Intermedia, Oslo, Norway. We spoke to Sten regarding his thoughts about Kaleidoscope past, present and future (read)