We attended the AACE EdMedia and Innovate conference in Amsterdam last month.
As well as great Keynote presentations from primary secondary and tertiary eduction, there was a varied scientific paper programme and a number of Special Interest Groups. Among the latter an SIG on Learning Design proved to be particularly interesting and relevant. Too often technologists are led by the… technology, rather than considering the Learning needs first and aspects of how these might be met by the design of the learning programme. We hope to keep in touch with this group.
Keynotes from across the educational sectors gave much food for thought and each had a relevance for each sector. For example, Maurice de Hond, a well known personality in Holland spoke about how primary education had to be more individualized to the learner and demonstrated software to facilitate this.