Pekka and I are just finishing up our presentation ahead of the Networked Learning Conference 2014 in Edinburgh. I just wanted to share it here along with our actual paper.

The title of our presentation is Pedagogy of Simultaneity and Learning in the Open. The gist of our presentation is that there is a heady mix of layers involved in mobile learning in the (wide) open and we need to reconfigure our pedagogies for formal education to make use of that. We define open in a slightly different way than the academic open (as in open access, or open learning). We define it to mean open in the physical sense. Outside the confines of the classroom, where a multitude of variables are competing for our attention and are perpetually being synthesized for meaning. Either way, the presentation doesn’t make that much sense without the text. I am hoping to record a version of audio for it as well and upload that to Slideshare.

First the presentation (mostly visuals) and then the paper (all text).

The Paper

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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