This section of the blog describes the blogs, presentations and workshops I have run at various events and conferences.
These descriptions may include video of the presentations, or slideshows as well as links to blog posts made during the conference.
15th June 2010 – I presented at the JISC CETIS Mobile Tech Meeting at The University of Bolton.
e-Books and e-Book Readers are going to be big! Apple have the iPad, Amazon have their Kindle, many other manufacturers are offering a wealth of e-Book Readers. Likewise publishers are now offering many more titles in the e-book format.
e-Book Readers that we have already experienced were first generation devices, Apple’s iPad changes everything.
The iPad is a turning point in consumer devices. It is unique user experience and will change the way that we view content and interact with the web.
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what we think about this in our role as educators, practitioners and learning technologists. The real decision about the iPad will be made by our learners and if we are sensible we will change how we do things in order to meet the needs of our learners. If our learners decide that they want to buy and use the iPad, then I believe as educators we should ensure that our learning content and activities should work on the iPad.
Technology changes, we need to have the culture and flexibility to accommodate those changes in order to provide the best enhanced and improved learning experience for our learners.
This session will demonstrate the potential of the iPad as a tool to enhance and enrich learning. Participants will discuss and debate the merits of the iPad format.
8th/9th April 2010 –I attended the 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference. The conference will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. There will be primary, secondary and tertiary education threads. We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc). I will also be partaking in the Pelican Fringe.
9th March 2010 – I attended the Becta Conference, Time to Innovate: Maximising Value in Further Education and Skills at the ICC, Birmingham.
8th/9th February 2010 – Alas due to illness I could not attend the ALT/JISC TechDis conference “Rewiring Inclusion” event in Nottingham – James Clay will reflect on the conference from his vantage point as “roving rapporteur”.
1st December 2009 – I attended the MoLeNET Conference.
6th-9th December 2009 – I presented a keynote at the ASCILITE 2009 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.
19th November 2009 – I presented the keynote at the JISC Collections 2009 Annual Conference and AGM.
James Clay will look at the ways in which technological change is having an impact on the ways in which society communicates, accesses entertainment, receives information and how this will impact on learners and learning. Gloucestershire College is an exemplar in the way in which it uses technology to support, enhance and enrich learning. James will explore how the 3000 e-books fit in with the future of learning and how colleges and universities will need to be more responsive to the technological changes taking place.
24th -27th November 2009 – I was the conference blogger for the JISC Online Conference 2009.
21st October – I presented a session on MoLeNET at the JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Meeting.
20th October – I delivered a Keynote presentation on Mobile Learning at the Becta and LSIS Leading Innovation, Embracing Technology Conference.
15th October – I am presenting as part of a webinar for ALT entitled Video on a Shoestring. My session is called Me, my camera and I – So you want to create video, you need a crew then don’t you? A lot of hardware, you know cameras, mixers, microphones. You need lots of time, we’re talking days here aren’t we? Oh and yes you need people, lots of people? Well yes you can do it that way if you want to, or you can do it another way, just you (and a camera now and again). James Clay will show how he creates, edits and delivers videos quickly, easily and without a large crew or lots of money. Find out more.
5th-7th October – I attended the Handheld Learning Conference in London. I presented at the conference on Twitter in the Social Media strand and a presentation, Shiny Stuff, for the MoLeNET session. I also helped to organise the Fringe. I also did a few Pechu Kucha including one on Twenty Web 2.0 Apps for Learning.
2nd October – I presented at the FOTIE Conference in London.
30th September – I presented on mobile learning at HMS Raleigh to the Royal Navy the Army and the RAF.
9th July – I presented at the MIMAS Mobile Learning Event in London. Mobile Learning: Telling Tales showcased how mobile technologies are being used to enhance the learning experience in the classroom and on the move.
16th – 17th June – I attended the RSC SW Summer Conference. I presented a joint keynote with David Sugden and ran a workshop on the future of learning. I was also on the expert panel too.
28th April – I attended the FENC Symposium in Birmingham.
23rd – 24th April – I ran two workshops at the Plymouth e-Learning Conference, one on mobile learning and one on Web 2.0 and learning.
21st April – I ran the ILT Champions Informal Conference at Gloucestershire College.
1st April – I presented the keynote at the RSC Eastern’s Mobile Learning Day and ran a workshop on mobile learning.
27th March – I attended part of the Digital Literacy debate (online) however I was also presenting MoLeNET online presentations at the same time.
5th February 2009 – LSIS eCPD Launch Conference
4th February 2009 – Technology in education and training: a leadership issue –
8th-10th October 2008 – I attended mLearn 2008 in Telford.