The 2015 Annual EDEN Conference took place in Barcelona last week 9-12 June 2015. The theme of the conference was “Expanding Learning Scenarios”. I have already blogged about the great #elearningjournals editors pre-conference workshop.
The recordings of the plenary sessions should soon be available from the EDEN website. The keynote presentations are already available on the website. I did not get to attend many of the sessions but here are some of the highlights from the plenary sessions. I have posted links to the blog posts of others who describe them better than I could 🙂
- Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines by Audrey Watters (her own blog post). In edtech, there is still too much of a focus on the “technologies” and seeing students as “receptors”. And yet it is important to understand the network infrastructure around the technology (and who owns it). We need to consider how learning networks are built and used.
- The Un-education of a Technologist: From EDUPUNK to ds106 by Jim Groom (his own blog post). A story around the MOOC on digital storytelling.
- The battle for open by Martin Weller (blog post by Steve Wheeler).