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Description: Sounds of the Bazaar is a podcast and LIVE Internet radio programme produced by the Pontydysgu research organisation and friends.Sounds of the Bazaar focuses on research and practice in technology enhanced learning and the use of social software and Web 2.0 for knowledge development and sharing.Other topics include social networking and digital identities. en-US
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Machines Against Humans?
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I expect to see more of this debate in the future. Richard Palmer (Tribal) and Sheila MacNeil (Glasgow Caledonian University) had a debate at the Jisc Digifest17 about whether learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being. Richard (for machines) and Sheila (for humans), speak about their thoughts on the topic in […] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:05:02 +0000

Mooc Providers In 2016
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
According to Class Central a quarter of the new MOOC users  in 2016 came from regional MOOC providers such as  XuetangX (China) and Miríada X (Latin America). They list the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera – 23 million edX – 10 million XuetangX – 6 million FutureLearn – 5.3 million Udacity – […] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:18:01 +0000

The Open In Mooc Must Include The Ability To Create Courses
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
However you view MOOCs, they have been a success in moving towards open education and in allowing thousands of people not enrolled in formal education programmes to take part in courses. But in all the talk about open and MOOCs one issue worries me: access to platforms. Yes the best MOOCs and the better platforms […] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:03 +0000

Feminist Maker Spaces
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
A post I wrote for the Taccle3 project output on STEM attitudes and encouraging girls and young women to engage in STEM… I recently came across the article The Rise of Feminist Hacker Spaces and How to Make Your Own which describes the history and creation of Double Union hacker space in San Fransisco.  A hacker […] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:43:20 +0000

More About Competency Based Education
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
Just a quick addendum to my earlier article on competency based education. Things go round and much of my experience was from providing professional development to teachers and trainers for the UK around the introduction of the competency based National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)in the early 1990s.  At the same time the National Council for Vocational […] Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:04:58 +0000

What’S The Problem With Competency Based Education?
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I got this diagram from a report by Katherine Hockey on the Accelerating Digital Transformation in Higher Education conference, I’ll write more about some of the topics Katherine raises, but for the moment just want to focus on Competency Based Learning. Katherine says “Higher education learning may be open to change regarding teaching methods. Competency-based […] Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:17:52 +0000

Taccle3 Coding Conference
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
On October 6th 2017 we are organising the Taccle3 project’s final conference in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels. If you: • Want to learn more about ‘computational thinking’ and the link with coding, • Listen to some motivational speakers • Participate in hands-on workshops full of practical class room approaches … then mark the date […] Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:43:11 +0000

Constructing Learning
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
                        Interesting report in the Jisc email. They say: “Blended learning (the merging of technology and face-to-face) involves learners in the construction of their own learning. But a recent survey by Sheffield Hallam University showed that there’s inconsistency in learners’ experiences of this – […] Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:46:23 +0000

Rainer Bremer In Memoriam
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
Last month we received the sad news that our ITB and VETNET colleague Rainer Bremer had passed away after a difficult phase with severe illnesses. Three days ago he would have celebrated his 64th birthday, but now he is gone. It has taken some time to get my thoughts together on this fact. After all, […] Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:00:54 +0000

Interpreting And Presenting Data
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I have been working on the contents for week 4 of the free #EmployID MOOC on The Changing World of Work, taking place on the European EMMA platform and starting in late March. Week 4 is all about Labour Market Information – or as I prefer to call it, Labour Market Intelligence – and how […] Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:21:07 +0000

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