• #EduWiki conference 2012

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    #EduWiki conference 2012

    (click on the image for more photos)

    I spent an enjoyable couple of days in Leicester this week at the inaugural EduWiki conference organised by Wikimedia UK. Martin Poulter, the conference organiser, asked me a few months ago if I’d be part of a panel talking about Assessment and accreditation in an age of open learning (aka badges!)

    The conference consisted of a day and a half of presentations and panels. I would have liked to see a few workshops – although there were plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage in tangential discussions!

    Presentations were recorded and are being uploaded to Wikimedia UK’s YouTube channel as I compose this post. I copied-and-pasted the links that popped up on the #EduWiki hashtag Twitter stream into an Etherpad here: http://etherpad.mozilla.org/eduwiki

    I particularly enjoyed the keynote by former JISC colleague’s Amber Thomas as well as the panel discussion. Another highlight was the unexpected tour of Leicester’s Guildhall (some images of this included in this set). Overall, it was a very encouraging coming-together of Wikipedians and educators and I’m looking forward to next year’s in Switzerland! :-)

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    Dr. Doug Belshaw works on education-related stuff for the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. Things like the Web Literacy Standard, Open Badges and helping others teach the Web.

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