Glossy – MoLeNET

Blog of the Glossy MoLeNET Project

Learning in a digital age – are we prepared?

Learning in a digital age – are we prepared?

4-7th November 2008

Register now for the third international JISC online conference. This important conference for practitioners and managers embedding e-learning into their practice focuses on the tension between the tried and tested and the wholly innovative. e-Learning may now have established a foothold in learning and teaching, but are the demands of delivering the curriculum restricting its innovative potential? How can we plan to ensure the best possible e-enhancement of learning in the future?

Keynote speakers are Professor Gilly Salmon, University of Leicester, on transforming curriculum design through technology and Professor Rose Luckin, London Knowledge Lab, on the relationship between learners, their tutors and institutions. The closing keynote is being delivered by John Davitt, writer, broadcaster and education technology specialist.

The conference has two themes each running over two days and will also include guided tours in Second Life facilitated by the JISC Emerge team. During the reading weeks, the two weeks prior to the conference, there will be orientation sessions for delegates new to Second Life. We are pleased to have James Clay, mobile-learning enthusiast, as the conference blogger. Some sessions will make use of the Elluminate real-time web conferencing system.

Finally, the e-Learning Showcase will provide a shop window on innovative work from JISC e-Learning projects and services and social events include a virtual fashion show.

Details of the programme are available at

Delegates from further and higher education and from overseas are welcome to take part. The conference takes place in an asynchronous virtual environment which can be accessed wherever and whenever is convenient to you. Book now. The fee is £50 per delegate


September 28, 2008 Posted by | blog, e-learning, jisc, online conference | Comments Off on Learning in a digital age – are we prepared?

Glossy in the Blogosphere

The Glossy MoLeNET Blog is very much a project blog, in providing news and views
form the Glossy project. I think it will also be useful when it comes to writing the final report as a diary or journal of the project.

As it is a public blog (purposely so) of course now and again it will be read by others outside the Glossy project institutions and the MoLeNET programme.

Recently a couple of mentions in the Blogosphere have raised the profile of the Glossy blog.

Ryan Collins mentioned Glossy following seeing a link in Twitter.

This is a very interesting project, to utilize mobile devices that students already have. I plan on following their blog and am very interested in their findings.

Read the full blog entry.

Whilst my entry on the Nokia N810 caught the attention of a blog on the Nokia N series of devices.

James Clay over at the Glossy – MoLeNET blog has been testing the N810 as part of the Glossy project that aims to support development of mobile learning at Gloucestershire FE College in the UK (you can read more about it on the blog).

Read that blog entry. What was useful for me about this was the comment on the blog about improving flash video performance on the Nokia N810. For me this is why blogging about the project is useful as there are lots of other people out there that are using these devices and we can learn a lot from them.

March 25, 2008 Posted by | blog, blogosphere, n810, nokia | 1 Comment