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A free (yes, no registration cost, though fully academic quality) International Conference on MOOCs and Informal Learning is being organised at the Open University (UK) in October 2016. http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/free-informal-language-mooc-conference.html
Consider joining (by attending and/or presenting) at the International conference on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. It offers FREE registration for all, plus a potential 200 EUR to cover travel cost if you a...
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Thoughts of a learning geek in response to the events of yesterday in Brussels, Belgium. Or how group actions as a response to an event seem have parallels with learning.
Yesterday Belgian got his share of violence, and as it unraveled it struck me how much of the actions that are undertaken by all citizens, are similar to informal learning actions (but then I am a learning geek). And of cours...
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Preparing for my presentation: sharing strategies and opportunities for those looking for jobs post-PhD ... ah, interesting!
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/finding-jobs-as-post-phd-strategies.html
Today Koula Charitonos and I are sharing some pointers on how to guide your career to where you want to go (as an academic or TELearning professional). The session is part of the valuable CALRG seminars, which are held at th...
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yeah, first newsletter from IAmLearn, one of the most influential academic mobile learning organisations has just been published.
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/2016/03/iamlearn-mobile-newsletter-is-out.html
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The first regular IRRODL issue is out, and what a fabulous set of pedagogical insights from online adoptions in Africa, Mongolia, the Philippines, US... it is just great to see one issue of an open access journal celebrate online education by rolling out truly diverse research!
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/2016/03/a-fantastic-pedagogical-issue-of-irrodl.html

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Two great courses for those interested in instructional design for learning, and personal learning. 
Two free courses that have started a while ago, but that are truly worth taking a look at. Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Step...
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Sharing latest paper with references to a self-regulated learning instrument to monitor motivation and self-esteem in learners as they go through a MOOC journey. 
For those interested in self-regulated learning, building upon the knowledge which is created over the years, I gladly share a recently published paper, which is part of the eMOOCs2016 proceedings. The project is briefly expl...
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sharing my updated visual of self-directed, informal learning inside FutureLearn MOOC ... it has gone through lots of iterations, but, I think there is something in this one (hope is alive):
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Sharing latest update (keynote) on a project with high school/k12 students who are non-native English speakers, but do engage in MOOC. They show increased digital skills, practical language use, and more confident autonomous online learning.
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/2016/03/keynote-non-native-english-k12-students.html
In January I had the pleasure of being invited to the Institute of Technology in Sligo, Ireland to share my findings on a project which involves high school students using MOOC to increase their digital skills, as well as the...
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In between writing frenzies, I am collecting some media on talks I have given. Finally downloaded and edited my keynote debate talk given at Online Educa Berlin. The talk was part of a keynote debate on the impact of Big Data on Education. I was one of the two panel members arguing that big data has potential risks for education. Due to the limited amount of time I focused on the digital divide and the reproduction of the norm. http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/2016/03/keynote-excerpt-on-2-big-data-facts.html
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eLearning mlearning ulearning... I guess it would be xLearning
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  • Open University
    PhD mobile MOOC, 2013 - present
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine
    eLearning coordinator and researcher, 2006 - 2012
  • VOK
    eLearning manager, 1999 - 2005
  • VOK - equal opportunities
    stafmember, 1997 - 1999
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passionate about technology enhanced learning. Started out with eLearning, than going into mLearning and now realizing that ubiquitous learning ... will bring all differentiated technology enhanced learning back to the term learning. I currently work at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium and I am starting my exploratory thesis work for a M. Ed, in Distance Education at Athabasca University in Canada. My main interests are innovative learning methods (MOOC's, socio-constructivist learning), lifelong learning, social media for learning, network for knowledge... well anything that involves learning and connecting to improve knowledge (while using technology).
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My main interest is learning through and with technologies, focusing on the learning affordances of these technologies.

If you want to see what I am working on (or thinking about) in terms of TELearning, lookie here:
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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