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Whilst doing the ironing at the weekend I caught what I thought was an interesting programme from BBC Two created in conjunction with The Open University. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zxm9b

In the first episode (only 3 days left to view), "Jacques uncovers the importance of product lifespan – revealing how some products are still made to break, how fashion and aspiration are used by companies like IKEA and Apple to keep us constantly ‘upgrading’ – and how even brand new goods get sent for recycling."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01zxmrv/the-men-who-made-us-spend-episode-1

Some might find it interesting.
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RSS Feed for LTT Training courses from the LMS has been embedded in the Learning Technologies Blog Learning Skills page
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Following up on Ian's post, there is a Canvas Roadshow Event taking place in London, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. See link to sign up.
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This is an interesting blogpost about potential consequences of UK schools infringing copyright and could equally apply to UK universities.
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Yes - I was thinking about the work you've done on this area as I was reading it.
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Talking with +Andrew Tattersall I'm interested in finding out if anyone has any experience with pico or micro projection units that can easily be connected via USB to laptops or possibly mobile devices for impromptu presentations. Any comments or feedback, good or bad, would be much appreciated. Cheers.
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The speaker on one recent BBC Radio 4 Four Thought programme was Dr Mark Graham. He presented some insights into the geographical information divides that exist across the planet.
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Latest Blog Post: Uni Learning Technologists' Forum
Covers Bb updates, Xerte, Pebblepad, Star+, Turnitin mobile
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"Building on the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme which took place during 2013, the Higher Education Academy is now running 8 practitioner-focused events. These workshops offer opportunities to explore practical, innovative uses of digital technologies in learning and teaching and how they might align to strategic priorities in institutions and disciplines."

Schedule of Workshops:
Realities of social media in learning and teaching - University of Warwick - 24 April
Digital literacy - London School of Economics - 7 May
Challenges of ‘residency’ on the web - Plymouth College of Art - 19 May
Online assessment and feedback: Ensuring effective use of technology and innovate practice - University of Derby - 10 June
Flexible and seamless learning - University of Hertfordshire - 11 June
Simulations, virtual worlds and augmented reality - University of Bradford  - 18 June (Currently being developed)
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Due to a family crisis in the night I found myself listening to the BBC World Service at 3:30 GMT. Fortunately it was a rather interesting programme "The Documentary: The Digital Revolution" about MOOCs introduced by Sarah Montague. It seemed to be very balanced in its analysis, though I need to listen to it again. I would think it might be of interest to many in this community.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xrlpm

There is also a previous episode, "Learning with Videos and Video Games." Here is the blurb for that episode:

"What will the classroom of the future look like? Sarah Montague travels to Silicon Valley, home of the Khan Academy. The Khan Academy is an online teaching service whose mission is to provide a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. In Bill Gates' view, it is "a radical rethinking of what it means to go to school". With 10 million users every month logging onto their online videos, Salman Khan - the Academy's founder - is arguably the most important teacher in the world.

Sarah visits schools that are using technology in revolutionary new ways. And she talks to Nolan Bushnell, the 'father of modern video gaming'. His latest venture is a company called BrainRush. Bushnell believes children can learn almost anything through video games.

We meet Rupert Murdoch's head of education, Joel Klein. His company has developed a tablet that they are rolling out to schools across America. Is this the future of education? Have traditional teaching methods outlived their usefulness? And how do children learn best?"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xfb38
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Hi Mark . Theres often good stuff at that time... But its easy to forget it next day!!
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