A collection of short presentations about projects and the research being carried out by staff at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.
The Visitors and Residents Principle: A guide to assessing motivations towards the web
An update to Prensky's 'Digital Natives' idea, taking the stand-point that individuals attitudes to the web are not primarily governed by age or technical skill. The original blog-post can be found here: http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/2008/07/23/not-natives-immigrants-but-visitors-residents/
Phoebe: a pedagogic planner
Marion Manton gives an overview of the Phoebe project which aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res03 to view the full presentation from Marion Manton, including her slides.
Using virtual worlds for teaching and learning
David White gives an overview of the Open Habitat project which is investigating using virtual worlds for teaching and learning. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res02 to view the full presentation from David White, including his slides.