Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Microlearning2008 Conference

The 4th Microlearning 2008 Conference focussed on 'Microlearning & Capacity Building'. It was held from June 25th – 27th 2008 in Innsbruck, Austria. The conference venue was the University of Innsbruck.

… was about the dramatic impact of digital microcontent on the way we are living and working.

Workers and learners become “digital beings” who will have to adapt to swimming in a sea of “micro-information”.

→ The patterns of attention of media users are undergoing fundamental changes.

→ Enterprises & educational institutions will have to reorganize information, communication, and learning for a new kind of “micro-information ecology”.

Featured speakers were Judy Breck (USA) and Teemu Arina (Finland). Judy's presentation deals with 'Cloud Education'. Teemu spoke in Innsbruck about 'Innovation and Microinformation'. Both their presentations are on video.

Being familiar with these speakers I can fully recommand their presentations. Judy and I co-blog on Smartmobs. Teemu I have met in person in November 2005 during the 'Mindtrek' conference in Tampere Finland.

Judy Beck saught to convince the audience that these two things are crucial to the future of learning:

Delivering the cloud to individual students is the key mobile role for education.

The node junction between web assets is the most important component of online learning.

The Conference Proceedings

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