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May 2014

OER 14

OER14, the fifth annual UK OER (Open Educational Resources) conference, was held in the Centre for Life in Newcastle on 28th & 29th April. The conference themes this year focussed around OER as a catalyst for building communities of open practice which, given recent criticism of the OER movement for …

The seduction of coding in a data-driven society

I attended the second seminar in the Code Acts in Education series, entitled ‘Learning through code/learning to code’, held at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 9th May 2014.The event aimed to examine the sociotechnical interaction of software code and educational institutions. In the midst of mostly social scientists, informaticists, …

Innovative and Educational: A postcard from Valencia

My first impression after arriving at the venue of INTED2014 (10th-12th of March, Valencia, Spain) was the conference’s size. I was immediately reminded of the organisers’ original promise of a truly international event with 650 delegates from 75 countries. The promise had been kept, and as a result here we …

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