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Invite to scientific committee of Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage (HCITOCH) Carl has been invited onto the scientific committee of HCITOCH. The international committee will explore strategies for creativity within Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage using a triad of approaches from computer science, quality design and communication science. More information: http://www.ainci.com/workshop-2012/workshop_HCITOCH_2012.html
Book chapter published. Book chapter published: Smith, C. (2013). ‘(Re)Engineering Cultural Heritage Contexts using Creative Human Computer Interaction Techniques and Mixed Reality Methodologies’. Published in Advanced Research and Trends in New Technologies, Software, Human-Computer Interaction and Communicability’. IGI Global: Hershey, Pennsylvania –USA.
Full paper accepted for the Difference That Makes a Difference (DTMD) conference at the OU. The Difference That Makes a Difference conference is an interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity that will focus on sharing insights on the nature of information. The paper is a joint effort between Carl Smith and Professor Ambjörn Naeve who is head of the Knowledge Management Research Group (KMR) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The KMR-group is driven by a desire to create new and powerful ways to structure and communicate information in order to support its exformation into knowledge and transmutation into understanding. The peer reviewed paper details are: Title: ‘Spacification: How to design and construct spaces that can enhance knowledge transformation.’ Which will be presented during Session 1: Information and Space. http://www.dtmd.org.uk/programme/session-1-information-and-space. The conference will take place at the Open University and the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. 8-10 April 2013. More information: https://sites.google.com/site/dtmd2013
Full paper accepted for the British Computer Society, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference. Full paper accepted for the British Computer Society, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference: for the fifth year running Carl Smith has had a full peer reviewed paper accepted for the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference to be held at the British Computer Society in London. The paper details are: Smith, C. (2013). Experience Communication through Post Digital Design. The conference will take place from 29th-31st July, 2013. The EVA conference takes place annually in London, Beijing, Berlin, Florence, Montreal, Moscow, Vienna and Warsaw. It is primarily for those interested in using new technologies with a particular focus on visualisation in the arts and sciences. Further details: http://www.eva-london.org/
Invite to present at ‘Synergies in electronic, digital and tangible landscapes event’.Carl presented his work on the relationship between 3D digital landscapes, landscape photography and philosophy at the synergies in electronic, digital and tangible landscapes event. The event took place on Saturday 26 January 2013 at The Gallery, Alan Baxter & Associates LLP, 75 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL from 13:00 to 18:00. More details: http://www.landartnet.org/
Invite to international seminar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Carl was invited to KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Knowledge Management Group in Stockholm, Sweden for a strategic international seminar on Advanced Technologies and links to Arts Industries and Cultural Heritage. Details: http://telmap.confolio.org/apps/index.html#context=2&entry=2571&view=default
AR workshop event report and resources are now available. Following on from his workshop ‘Augmented Reality: Hands-on Workshop and Guide to Best Practice’ for the JISC Digital Creativity event, the report and resources are now available from: http://moodle.rsc-london.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=120 The workshop provided a mix of hands-on sessions alongside research and review talks enabling participants to understand what is technically feasible using mixed and augmented reality methodologies whilst establishing what potential impact this new medium is likely to have on their own teaching and learning practises.
Invite to submit a journal article to the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL). Carl has been invited to submit a journal article to the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL). Smith, C. (2013). Enabling Creative Context Engineering within Augmented Spaces. Special Issue On: Mobile Learning and Creativity: Current Concepts and Studies. The special issue will review and reconsider the role of mobile learning for fostering creativity, focusing on outlining definitions and concepts of creativity, exploring the relationship between learning and creativity in different contexts (for instance, formal education, workplace learning, informal learning), and analysing ways in which mobile media may – or may not – foster creative learning.
Invite onto the Mobile Learning 2012 programme committee. Carl has been invited on to the Mobile Learning 2012 programme committee for the fifth year in a row, to be held in Berlin, 11-13 March. The call for papers is open until October 28, 2011, and the theme of the conference is Mobile Learning where to next? For details of the conference see: http://www.mlearning-conf.org
Carl Smith wins place on the ‘From Research to Entrepreneurship’ event. Carl recently won a place on the event ‘From Research to Entrepreneurship’ organised by the European Centre of Excellence in Media Computing & Communication. The event took place at the prestigious Hackney House venue at the heart of Tech City, London. The event was especially designed for technology researchers and provided practical skills and mentorship from top-flight Tech City entrepreneurs.
Peer reviewed paper accepted. Smith, C. (2012). Enabling Creative Context Engineering within Augmented Spaces. Paper accepted for the ‘Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop (MLCW12): Fostering Creative Learning with Mobile Technologies workshop at EC-TEL2012 http://ec-tel.eu in Saarbrücken, Germany on September 19 (full day). Further details: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2412
Invited workshop Carl was invited to contribute to a workshop at the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning - mLearn conference. mLearn extends the theory and practice of learning and mobility in converging technological environments. This includes applications of innovative mobile and ubiquitous technologies for learning. It covers new educational and technological methods and concepts for supporting formal and informal learning, as well as seamless learning across contexts, and transitions between different types of learning. Workshop details: Smith, C. (2012). Developing Spatial Literacy using Context Engineering within Augmented Spaces. Invited Conference workshop for Mobile Augmented Reality for Learning http://portal.ou.nl/en/web/mlearn-2012/ws5_ar http://www.mlearn.org/mlearn2012 15-18th of October 2012. Helsinki, Finland.
Invited talk to faculty of computing (FOC) department, London Metropolitan University Title: Reality Hacking Via Context Engineering: What Happens to Learning When the World Becomes the Interface? Abstract: As human computer interfaces become more and more spatial in their design and implemenation, the role of the learning designer expands from composing situations for screen based interaction to developing actual structures and form which require the activation of embodiment and experiential learning. Augmented spaces should enable the creation of situations and concepts that could not have been realised with just physical or just virtual methods. These new learning spaces should unite the strengths, features and possibilities of both. Reality hacking is based on the principle that our physical world is actually constructed from compressed information which can be accessed and manipulated. The eruption of the digital into the physical is beginning to enable this hacking of reality via the alteration of consciousness in well designed contexts. As Jesse Schell states "The internet allowed us to think with shared memory... Augmented Reality should allow us to see with shared eyes". This talk will discuss how we can bring together these powerful design tools to explore the 'possibility space of our learning lives. The goal of AR is to augment our perception and our learning potential with methods for deconstruction, reconstruction, and visualization. These methods and techniques will be discussed using recent examples. More details: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/fms/MRSite/acad/foc/research/seminars/2012-13/carl-abstract.html
Webinar for Europlot project. Carl recently gave a webinar for the Europlot project entitled: Persuasive Design as Context Engineering. The webinar focused on how the GLOMaker (http://www.glomaker.org )can act as a context engineering tool. The new version of GLOMaker enables teachers, trainers and students to dynamically manipulate elements of the learning context. This is achieved by exploring the generation of 'meaning' in the physical environment and the inherent relationship between learning content and the context of that content. A recording of the webinar is available from here: http://www.eplot.eu/webinars
FP7 MACH Bid successfully submitted Under call FP7-SSH-2013-2. Project title; MACH: Manufacturing Cultural Heritage: European tensions, challenges and creative opportunities. Transmitting and benefiting from cultural heritage in Europe. The project lead and coordinator is Juan Carlos Revilla from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The London met team is led by Steve Jefferys who did a brilliant job of putting the bid together with the London Metropolitan University team. LTRI will lead on WP8 to provide an online and mobile cultural heritage visualisation tool. The tool will allow various stakeholders to share and manipulate cultural assets and resources in order to explore the transmission of cultural heritage. MACH focuses on the ways cultural heritage is used, neglected, revisited or recreated in order to be transmitted by different actors in specific territorial spaces. It embraces a complete definition of what can constitute a cultural heritage: historical, artistic, industrial, traditions and rituals, landscape, knowledge and skills, etc. Through historical, theoretical and empirical analysis, the project seeks also to understand the ways by which different stakeholders (individuals and collectives, public and private, traditional and creative classes) participate in the process of (re)creation of cultural heritage, thus analysing how collective identities are lived, enacted, resisted and eventually transformed in and between generations. It aims to assess the tangible and intangible benefits that may derive from these activities.
FP7 CRe-AM Bid successfully submitted Objective ICT-2013.8.1 Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of creativity. Project Title: CRe-AM Creativity Research Adaptive Roadmap. This project aims to bridge communities of creators with communities of technology providers and innovators, in a collective, strategic intelligence/road mapping effort. This is intended to streamline, coordinate and amplify collaborative work towards developing, enhancing, and mainstreaming new ICT technologies and tools, by addressing the needs of different sectors of the creative industries. The project also aims to support the creation of multipurpose and sustainable creative ecologies, addressing different sectors of the creative industries. LTRI will lead on a workpackage dedicated to Post Digital and Networked Design which will explore how we are moving from an era of ‘information communication’ to ‘experience communication’. The project lead and coordinator is Brunel University.
LTRI Invited to join consortium on PLECSAL - EU bid LTRI invited to EU bid: Tempus PLECSAL project: Performance–centered Learning Environment for Curriculum Support in Applied Linguistics. More details to follow.
LTRI visit from the Ministry of Education, Argentina LTRI had a visit from the Ministry of Education of Buenos Aires, Argentina on 30th January. Carl presented recent EU work and talked about the latest technologies and their likely impact and application within the field of learning science. LTRI were amongst additional visits to MIT and UCL, who were also consulted during the tour made by the Ministry. More details to follow.
Full paper accepted for the Difference That Makes a Difference (DTMD) conference at the OU The Difference That Makes a Difference conference is an interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity that will focus on sharing insights on the nature of information. The paper is a joint effort between Carl Smith and Professor Ambjörn Naeve who is head of the Knowledge Management Research Group (KMR) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The KMR-group is driven by a desire to create new and powerful ways to structure and communicate information in order to support its exformation into knowledge and transmutation into understanding. The peer reviewed paper details are: Title: ‘Spacification: How to design and construct spaces that can enhance knowledge transformation.’ Which will be presented during Session 1: Information and Space. http://www.dtmd.org.uk/programme/session-1-information-and-space. The conference will take place at the Open University and the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. 8-10 April 2013. More information: https://sites.google.com/site/dtmd2013
Carl Smith awarded ECQA mLearning Manager qualification Carl has been awarded the trainer certificate for the ECQA mLearning Manager course which took place between October 2010 and October 2012. mLeMan (http://mleman.dipseil.net) aims to develop and mainstream Europe wide skills recognition and provides a qualification service for mobile-learning managers, and other individual management level charged with evaluating sourcing or implementing m-learning solutions. mLeMan will contribute to the quality assurance of m-learning provision in Europe by developing vocational skills according to pre-defined and continuously up-dated common European standards.
Invite to participate in an international research workshop at Birkbeck Carl was invited to participate in an international research workshop at Birkbeck on Culture, Computers & Communications Planning: Towards framework programme 8 (FP8) 2020. The aim of the workshop was the exploration of opportunities, challenges and cooperation between archives, museums & libraries. The international participants were from Government, Academia and the Cultural Sector. Carl discussed advanced telepresence technologies. The title of his presentation was : Telepresence: Reclaiming the Site Specific through ‘Context Engineering’ and ‘Post Digital Design’. The workshop took place on Monday 25th Feb, 2013.
Carl Smith has been appointed deputy chair of the Landscape and Arts Network (LAN) Carl has been appointed and accepted the position of deputy chair of the Landscape and Arts Network (http://www.landartnet.org). The Landscape and Arts Network was launched in 1993 by artist Francis Carr with the aim of bringing together landscape architects, engineers, architects, artists, educationalists and ecologists: in effect, all those individuals, professional or otherwise, who feel passionate about improving and sustaining the quality of our urban and natural environment. As a network one of its founding aims is to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilisation, both in theory and practice. Creativity is at the heart of its agenda, offering unique opportunities for members to explore and relate to a variety of challenges.
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Augmented Learning Carl was invited to share his expertise in Augmented Learning by the MobiMOOC (8 - 30 September 2012) and covered: augmented mLearning, mHealth, mobile gaming, mLearning pedagogy, global mLearning impact, building a mobile learning curriculum framework, train-the-trainer, mobile activism, looking at tools collaboratively, ICT for development, and an overall introduction to mLearning. The course wiki tells all.
Augmented Reality: Hands-on Workshop and Guide to Best PracticeFollowing his keynote talk for the JISC Digital Creativity 2012 event ‘Space is the machine: best practices and techniques for using mixed and augmented reality in education’, Carl gave a full day Augmented and Mixed reality workshop, 14 Nov 2012. ‘Augmented Reality: Hands-on Workshop and Guide to Best Practice’ offered a mix of hands-on sessions alongside research and review talks. The event took place atThe Tomlinson Centre, Hackney, London.
Latest publication Smith, C. (2012). (Re)Engineering Cultural Heritage Contexts using Creative Human Computer Interaction Techniques and Mixed Reality Methodologies. Full paper accepted for the Third International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage -HCITOCH 2012 Strategies for a Creative Future with Computer Science, Quality Design and Communicability. The workshop will take place in Venice, Italy. September 27–28, 2012
Literature Review Carl has been invited to produce a literature review on augmented and mixed reality for the University of Leicester. The literature review will focus on location specific cultural heritage provision, scope and effectiveness of mobile heritage apps alongside emergent and best practice. The review will help the ‘Representing Re-formation’ project research team with market and user intelligence to inform the writing of an invitation to tender for a heritage-based mobile media app. Further information: http://representingreformation.net/ 3/8/2012
Carl recently gave a keynote talk for the DHI group http://www.dhigroup.com in Denmark. DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation. Their objectives are to advance technological development and competence within the fields of water, environment and health. On Thursday 28th June project partner Carl Smith gave a presentation on 'Building the Context Engine to Drive Creativity using Spatial Literacy’. DHI is cooperating with Carl Smith on the EU project EuroPLOT (http://www.eplot.eu/ ) under the Lifelong Learning Program. 3/8/2012
LTRI is delighted that Tom Boyle has been made Professor Emeritus at London Metropolitan University. 3/8/2012
Following on from his talk ‘Space is the machine: best practices and techniques for using mixed and augmented reality in education’ for the JISC Digital Creativity 2012 event a rather colourful review has been posted by the JISC RSC London team: http://moodle.rsc-london.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=115 Carl has now been invited to do a full Augmented and Mixed reality workshop in October. More details to follow.
Carl is helping to organise the ‘Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop (MLCW12): Fostering Creative Learning with Mobile Technologies workshop at EC-TEL2012 http://ec-tel.eu/ in Saarbrücken/Germany on September 19 (full day). The call for papers (Workshop and IJMBL) is available via : http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2412
LTRI research on contextualised learning has been featured in the final report from the STELLAR Network of Excellence. The report is titled ‘A Vision and Strategy for Technology Enhanced Learning: Report from the STELLAR Network of Excellence’. The report can be downloaded from here (p.18): www.teleurope.eu/mod/file/download.php?file_guid=152343
Carl has been invited to review submissions for the premier international conference on research into the science, technology, applications and uses of Mixed and Augmented Reality. Carl will review the Science and Technology track of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2012. The position of a reviewer for ISMAR 2012 is of vital importance to the conference as they rely on leading researchers in the field in order to generate an outstanding program. Further information: http://ismar.vgtc.org/
Carl was recently invited to give a pecha kucha presentation regarding his work in LTRI concerned with ‘Augmenting and Shaping Learning Contexts’. The aim was to strengthen connections between practitioners of all creative disciplines at London Met. The event took place in the Graduate Centre on Thursday May 17th, 2012.
Carl was invited to chair the session ‘The place and the digital’ at the upcoming ‘Electronic Visualisation & the Arts’ conference. EVA London is one of the international EVA conferences. It is an event where people using or interested in new technologies can share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Its focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies. Carl also presented a full paper ‘Enhancing spatial cognition to improve pattern recognition within mixed reality environments’. The event took place at the British Computer Society from 10th-12th July, 2012. Further details: http://www.eva-london.org
LTRI's John Cook: Cook, J. and Pachler, N. (2012). Online People Tagging: Social (Mobile) Network(ing) Services and Work-based Learning. British Journal of Education Technology. Due Summer 2012. 3/4/12
Cook, J. (2012). Social Network(ing) and Mobile Learning in Workplace Practice. Invited talk, 12th June, University of Paderborn, Germany.
Cook, J. (2012). Online People Tagging: Social Mobile Network(ing) Services and Work-based Learning. Invited talk 4th July at University of Augsburg, Germany.
Cook, J. (2012). Social Media and Mobile Technologies in Workplace Practices: Interpretations of What Counts as Good Research. Lecture, 8th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTEL), 21-25th May, Estoril, Portugal.
Cook, J. (2012). What is the Potential for the Use of Social Media and Mobile Devices in Informal, Professional, Work-Based Learning? Invited talk at Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada on 16th April. Slides available at http://tinyurl.com/6lhlrwu
Cook, J. (2012). Can Social Media and Mobile Devices be Used to Design Transformative, Augmented Contexts for Learning? Invited talk at Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada on 16th April. Slides available at http://tinyurl.com/ctns4l5
Cook, J. and Pachler, N. (2012). Online People Tagging: Social Mobile Network(ing) Services and Work-based Learning. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference. 4 - 6 September, University of Manchester, UK.
Cook, J. and Pachler, N. (2012). Online People Tagging: Social Mobile Network(ing) Services and Work-based Learning. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2012, Cadiz, Spain, 18 - 21 September
Cook, J., Pachler, N., & Bachmair, B. (2012). Using Social Network Sites and Mobile Technology to Scaffold Equity of Access to Cultural Resources. In G. Trentin & M. Repetto (Eds.), Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning. Chandos.
Talks at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
LTRI's John Cook will be involved in a series of talks at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), University of
Over the past five years LTRI's DILL research theme and the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) have developed a body of literature and project outcomes upon which John has based six guiding principles for thinking about the use of social media and mobile devices for social justice and learning (see http://slidesha.re/GYYP7X for details and related publications). The above talks will explore 2 of these principles. The trip is funded by LTRI projects: SoMobNet and MATURE. 3/4/12
Keynote, Workshop and Conference paper
Following his Keynote ‘The Role of Design and Technology in the Development of Augmented Learning Contexts’ for Brunel Univesity Carl Smith has been invited by JISC to give a follow up keynote and workshop for their Digital Creativity conference to be held on the 23 May 2012. The keynote is titled: ‘Space is the machine: Best practices and techniques for using mixed and augmented reality in education’. The session will exploit the web of relationships made possible through combining the physical, digital and conceptual aspects of space to increase knowledge formation. As interfaces become more and more spatial the role of the learning designer expands from composing situations for screen based interaction to developing actual structures and form which activate embodiment and experiential learning. Further details: 3/4/12
Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference
For the fourth year running Carl Smith has had a full paper accepted for the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference to be held at the British Computer Society in London. The paper details are: Smith, C. (2012). Enhancing spatial cognition to improve pattern recognition within mixed reality environments. The conference will take place from 10th-12th July, 2012. The EVA conference takes place annually in London, Beijing, Berlin, Florence, Montreal, Moscow, Vienna and Warsaw. It is primarily for those interested in using new technologies with a particular focus on visualisation in the arts and sciences. Further details: 3/4/12
British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) article accepted
LTRI's John Cook is lead author on a paper that has been accepted in the highly regarded British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET). The paper is based on LTRI's work on social mobile network(ing) for the MATURE project. Abstract and full reference is below. Please email John for a final draft. BJET is a tier 1 journal, Impact Factor: 2.139; ISI Journal Citation Reports Ranking: 2010: 11/177 (Education & Educational Research).
New book: Refining current practices in mobile and blended learning
The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) special issues from the Alpine Rendezvous that LTRI took part in in (2009) and other contributions we made to the IJMBL feature centrally in a new book which is basically a reprint of IJMBL journal papers framed by an introduction/editorial in which our triangle (e.g. Cook et al., 2011) is used as a central theoretical perspective for thinking about mobile learning: www.wwwords.co.uk/ELEA 6/3/12Cook, J., Pachler, N., & Bachmair, B. (2011). Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: A Cultural Ecology for Mobile Learning. E–Learning and Digital Media, 8(3), 181-195. See
New journal article published
Tom Boyle and Debbie Holley (now at Anglia Ruskin University) have a new journal paper published on working with staff at LondonMet to develop multimedia learning resources with GLO Maker. The paper is available online.
ECQA Certified mobile Learning Manager
New LTRI publication on our innovative work at the European work-based learning level
ALT Workshop 'Making a difference: How can we demonstrate the impact of learning technology research?', 20/3/12
LTRI visited by HRH the Duke of York
Horizon report now available
JISC online session on ‘Anytime Learning Literacies Environment’ (ALLE) project, January 20, 14.00-15.00
Tom Boyle to co-present HEA Discipline Workshop, University of West London, January 25
John Cook to give seminar at Anglia Ruskin University
Claire Bradley to give HERS seminar, January 31
Preview of the Horizon Report
Klaus Rummler from the University of Bremen gave seminar at LTRI
Research in Learning Technology journal goes Open Access
John Cook invited to mLearn 2012 programme committee
Workshop on Evidence-Based Policy Development in Learning Technology
Workshop at BETT 2012
SoMobNet Roundtable 'Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning', Nov 21st
John Cook to advise on the Horizon Project Advisory Board
Claire Bradley to demonstrate use of GLO Maker at the Bloomsbury Colleges E-Learning Showcase event
John Cook to be part of group to visit and talk to the Department of Business Innovation
Carl Smith invited to submit a paper for a special issue
Call for papers for a special issue of BJET on Social Networking and Mobile Learning
LTRI staff invited on Mobile Learning 2012 programme committee
Art and Science of Learning Design Workshop, London Knowledge Lab,
GLO Maker downloads
Call for proposals for International Roundtable on Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning
LTRI had a large presence at this year's ALT-C conference
Carl Smith invited to be a judge on the Mobile Learning Challenge
Carl Smith invited to become a member of the AMD cross faculty research platform at London Metropolitan University
Carl Smith invited to become a member of an integrated research platform in the Faculty of Computing
LTRI staff give 3 presentations at Mobile Learning: Now and the Future, 28/9/11, College of North West London
ALT response to the Review of the National Curriculum Call for Evidence
Mobile Learning: Now and the Future, 28/9/11, College of North West London
Papers presented atEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2011, Palermo, Itay, 20-23 September
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