BETT 2009 Continued
(photo attribution @theokk)
Live Streaming and videos from BETT MirandaMod seminars
Another major part of my activity at BETT was the live streaming and filming of a series of MirandaMod discussions going on throughout the exhibition, culminating in the seminar below given by Dr John Cuthell of MirandaNet and Norbert Pacheler of the IoE.
I have chosen to show the seminar first because all the discussions during the show follow on from that research. It gives an excellent context for the debate.
Terry Freedman also did an excellent job of chairing two sessions and introducing the seminar below.
During 2007 the MirandaNet Fellowship worked with members of the Naace, ITTE and MirandaNet communities to identify effective models of ICT CPD, and the critical incidents that had proved formative in respondents’ lives. Look at the Seminar and see how much of that prefigures what is happening with the TeachMeet phenomenon…
TeachMeet and MirandaMod – a place for reflection
In many ways these discussions are widening the scope around TeachMeet (which I also filmed on the Friday at BETT and coming soon!). The MirandaMod Moots encourage a space for reflection by practitioners which perfectly complement and embrace that growing grass roots movement.
If you see both John and Norbert’s presentations below you will see how their research findings echo activitiy going on now in the teaching community. Their research really does seem to have its finger on the pulse. That is why MirandaNet is so important.
But more than that – it was a joy to see practitioners from around the world pop in and join the discussion not only in person at the BETT exhibition, but also virtually as well. In fact Dai Barnes‘ class were viewing a session remotely at one point despite the patchy 3G connection for streaming and even managed to ask a question.
Dr. John Philip Cuthell Mirandanet and Norbert Pacheler IoE
CPD – Critical Incidents – Lightbulb Moments
Caroline Daly, WLE Centre, IoE; Tribal Group
CPD; Critical Incidents; Ideas That Make Things Happen.
This discussion leads on directly from the seminar above – the Critical Incidents or lightbulb moments that people had are fascinating = the personal narratives start with Bernard Dady, BSF Programme Director of Tribal Group
He talks about his early opportunities as a teacher in Sheffield to do action research and curriculum development. Learning through doing, learning through networks and learning through collaboration. He’s working with Mirandanet on Action Research and Accreditation as part of the BSF rollout.
Christina Preston‘s Lightbulb Moment was when she was working as a consultant for ILECC an realised that one day courses had neither the depth or the breadth of her experience up to that time internationally and academically.
Lawrence Williams‘ lightbulb moment was in his ground-breaking work with the NHS with his colleagues when he could share the same aims but have different objectives and the collaboration between agencies.
I won’t precis everyone’s contribution you’ll just have to view the videos below and go along to MirandaNet and join. You’ll probably find a few people you know there and many you don’t.
Visual Learning, Multimodal Learning
Christopher Binns, Oracle Education Foundation
Projects in Mobile Learning
Norbert Pachler, WLE Centre, IoE; Rachel Jones, Steljes