DU-TEL-SIG Event (October 2016)

Earlier in October the DU-TEL-SIG organised a public talk named “Developing cognitive and social skills through the computing curriculum and digital learning”, where members of the group were joined by Gary Beauchamp, Tom Crick and Nick Young from Cardiff Metropolitan University. The event was open to public and was attended by over 30 post graduate students and teachers from the local area. At this talk Tom Crick, Gary Beauchamp and Steve Higgins (with input from others) discussed the future of technology enhanced learning following the (re)introduction of computing to the KS1-4 curriculum in England.

This discussion was followed by separate group sessions where anonymised data from the recent remote collaboration trial was the focus of both. One group discussed trends and points of interest arising from the data whereas the other was given a demonstration on how the recordings from the study were systematically coded to produce quantitative data with the SynergyView tool. The two groups then came together again to discuss outcomes from the sessions and for a final question and answer session. During this final session potential applications and implications of the findings and technologies produced from the DU-TEL-SIG’s latest study were discussed in detail.

The talk formed part of a two day workshop for all the researchers involved in the remote collaboration trial that took place earlier this year to discuss findings and next steps relating to the trial and Technology Enhanced Learning in general. There are several outcomes from this workshop including various publications and plans for further studies. News on these are planned to appear on this site in the near future.

Photos courtesy of Nick Young.

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