Today was the first day of the seventh edition of the PICNIC festival in Amsterdam (hashtag #picnic12. The festival's goal is "to discover opportunities for transformation: processes, cultures, products, services, models and experiences". The theme for the year is New Ownership: the shift from top down to bottom up. This is my first time attending … Continue reading PICNIC Festival 2012 Day One
I haven't been blogging much about Moodle lately, but this news excited me very much, so I'll do a quick write-up. Moodle HQ has decided to move away from native mobile Moodle app development and will switch to developing with HTML 5 and the open source mobile development framework Phonegap. This will allow developers to … Continue reading Moodle Changes its Approach to Mobile
It has been a few months since I attended SxSW in Austin. Time to do a bit of reflection and see which things have stuck with me as major takeaways and trends to remember. Let me start by saying that going there has changed the way I think about learning and technology in many tacit … Continue reading Reflecting on South by Southwest (SxSW) 2012
The final themed session at Lift 11 France is about OPEN - What happens when barriers to innovation become drastically lower?. From the introduction: The Internet has radically open innovation systems in digital products, content and services. Today, the same is happening to manufacturing, finance, urban services, even health care and life sciences. What will … Continue reading Open – What Happens When Barriers to Innovation Become Drastically Lower?
Introduction Jie-Eun Hwang and Yasmine Abbas are leading a workshop titled: Memory Feed: Reclaiming a Sense of Place through Mobile Augmented Reality. From their introduction: With Mobile technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) entered a whole new phase. Mobile AR promises to enable in-situ activities and kinds of communications that allow people to solicit memories of places. Nevertheless, a series of … Continue reading Memory Feed: Reclaiming a Sense of Place through Mobile AR