Overview of Technology  Will Woods Senior Learning and Teaching Technologies Manager  The Open University's Institute of E...
IET Systems <ul><li>Small </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul>The Open University's Instit...
IET Systems 2 <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive </li></ul>The Open Universit...
IET Systems 3 <ul><li>Trend Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Innovating </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul>The Open Universi...
Quality of our work? <ul><li>In the past six years we have won four OU teaching awards for systems developed by IET </li><...
Want some acronyms? <ul><li>Worked with MIT and Cambridge on the Knowledge Resource Network (KRN) </li></ul><ul><li>Workin...
More to follow… <ul><li>I have not mentioned (in detail) anything that my colleagues will be bringing up later. However we...
More? The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
Immersion <ul><li>Virtual Reality – Secondlife et al </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>First person ga...
Mobility <ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra light PC’s and tablets </li></ul><ul><li>ePa...
Web 2.0 - Personal and Social <ul><li>MySpace, Ning, Netvibes, Facebook, Del.icio.us, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube, iTun...
Fun and informal <ul><li>Gaming devices (Wii) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive television </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging...
The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
Future Gadgets… <ul><li>We’re only scratching the surface  http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ </li></ul>The Open University...
Conclusion <ul><li>Technology exploration for pedagogic advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing and disseminating good pract...
The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
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Pvc (Lt) Presentation November 2007

  1. 1. Overview of Technology Will Woods Senior Learning and Teaching Technologies Manager The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  2. 2. IET Systems <ul><li>Small </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  3. 3. IET Systems 2 <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  4. 4. IET Systems 3 <ul><li>Trend Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Innovating </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  5. 5. Quality of our work? <ul><li>In the past six years we have won four OU teaching awards for systems developed by IET </li></ul><ul><li>We have also won an award from the International Information Industry, for Innovation in Knowledge Management. </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  6. 6. Want some acronyms? <ul><li>Worked with MIT and Cambridge on the Knowledge Resource Network (KRN) </li></ul><ul><li>Working with pan European partners on EU projects (EU4ALL) </li></ul><ul><li>Working with AACS and LTS on OpenLearn and VLE </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Library on Open Library 2.0 and KN </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with Student Services on DALS </li></ul><ul><li>Working with ECM team on Knowledge Management systems </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  7. 7. More to follow… <ul><li>I have not mentioned (in detail) anything that my colleagues will be bringing up later. However we do all that too… </li></ul><ul><li>(Knowledge Network, Learning Design, TEL Research etc.) </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  8. 8. More? The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  9. 9. Immersion <ul><li>Virtual Reality – Secondlife et al </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>First person gaming </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  10. 10. Mobility <ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra light PC’s and tablets </li></ul><ul><li>ePaper and eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>PSP and handheld games devices </li></ul><ul><li>GPS receivers – Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =rYc4dnVs4RM </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  11. 11. Web 2.0 - Personal and Social <ul><li>MySpace, Ning, Netvibes, Facebook, Del.icio.us, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube, iTunes, lastFM </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Google Jockeying </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis and Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http:// pipes.yahoo.com /pipes/ </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  12. 12. Fun and informal <ul><li>Gaming devices (Wii) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive television </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging and presence </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting and Video blogging (Youtube) etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable technology </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.apple.com/education/itunesu / </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  13. 13. The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  14. 14. Future Gadgets… <ul><li>We’re only scratching the surface http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Technology exploration for pedagogic advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing and disseminating good practise </li></ul><ul><li>Developing systems around people </li></ul><ul><li>Working with others to scale up to very large numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Moving fast and dragging the OU forward with us </li></ul>The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
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