The roots of the concept “new media” can be located to the late 1980’s and early 1990’s emergence of digital and computerized media products, such as CD-ROMs and WWW-sites. The reason to call these products “new media” was to distinct them from such “old” media products as television and radio programs, feature films, recorded music, […]
Open 2009: "Learning by Cheating"
If you are interested in to “understand the recent shift from an industrially organized era to an era of networks and open information and social production” join us in the Open 2009 symposium, taking place right now in Helsinki and online. We have a video stream and the videos of the talks will be online […]
There are two new lectures online, I gave recently. They are both in Finnish. The titles of the lectures are 1) New Media and Digital Culture and 2) Learning Society? Knowledge Society and Learning. The first lecture – New Media and Digital Culture – is part of a common study program for students of the […]
Spotify is probably the best new internet-thing in years. I have some good reasons to claim that Spotify will be soon added to the list of commercial internet innovations changing the game, such as Yahoo!, Amazon, Netscape, Google or Skype. Just like all these have had an effect on learning and teaching, I think so […]
Progressive Inquiry LOs in practice
As a researcher it is a great pleasure when someone somewhere is “implementing” your idea the right way. Now it is happening in Estonia. Five years ago we were presenting the idea of Progressive Inquiry Learning Object templates (PILOT). We claimed: … learning objects should be designed and presented in a special way in order […]
Fle4 and LeMill 6742
I am very happy to write this post – for my own records and for you. I have a pleasure to report some new design research results from my research group. Designing experimental learning environments and tools for them, is anyway the topic I am excited about. Fle4 is here. Future Learning Environment is the […]
I just got home from Wikimania 2009 – the conference I am willing to call THE free culture conference (now when iCommons seems to be history, why?). The Wikimedia Foundation’s conference was just as good as I was expecting it to be: The energy and the good will was all there, more and better academic […]
Nokia Booklet 3G for schools?
Nokia just announced their new device – a mini laptop, a netbook with ultimate connectivity (3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), large screen, camera, microphone etc. As such it sounds like an excellent tool for schools, learning and education in general. There is just one thing I do not like in it: it comes with Windows. […]