Collaborative reflection is part of our professional development techniques, in several Languages. Our expereince can help others to compare opinions and principles on different training methodologies, or discover alternative paths for innovation in difficult contexts and encorage alternative creative thinking processes.
Today, we hardly spend any time at all phoning on our mobile “phones.” Our portable devices have become internet terminals without our hardly noticing it. Soon, they will metamorphose again – and become our personal antennae
We have provided external assessment to the Cita- Project (EU 2014-1-ES01-KA200-003382, funded by the “Erasmus+”), built because “It is especially important at this moment for local associations to develop and modernize our organisations through international cooperation, sharing common interests, experiences and ways to make the most of our scarce resources.”
Ray Gallon presented a talk at the SOAP 2015 conference, in Krakow, Poland, applying theories of Nemetics to technical communications. The problem of complex technical information, and threading our way through it, can be perceived as a “wicked” problem – one which is highly dependent on sensitive conditions, and which is nearly impossible to solve. Nemetics provides an effective approach, not for solving, but for managing this complexity.
The Transformation Society collaborated with Friends of Education in Macedonia, to help teachers reflect on their own practices (Neus Lorenzo) and think about future technological challenges (Ray Gallon).
In Barcelona, The Transformation Society helped organise the second annual face-to-face #Xatac5 Conference. “Xatac5” is the first weekly moderated education chat in Spain where Catalan teachers debate education, language and technology.
The forces inﬂuencing higher education in a digitally globalized, plurilingual, and intercultural world present a real and current challenge. This chapter by Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon from the book, New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship, proposes some new directions for the evolution of higher education practice, with illustrative case studies.
In the slides from this presentation at TC World 2014, Ray Gallon explores the relationship between remote and mobile learning to traditional user assistance for software. Professional training has already moved, in great measure, from instructor-led classroom sessions to webinars. In a “mobile first” environment – always connected everywhere – mLearning is taking over. User Assistance is a specialised kind of learning. Should we be moving it out of the application and onto mobile devices? Everything will go mobile.
The Transformation Society collaborated with Adobe Technical Communication on a transmedia experiment that gathered and shared information around different technological challenges using multiple channels. This white paper summarises the elements of the project, provides research data, and draws conclusions that also suggest directions for further research.
In this training session Neus Lorenzo explains the nemetics system. Nemetics provides a mechanism for analysing complex communications and transmedia interactions. It uses units made up of conversational routines that can be quantified, visualised, and mapped in different shapes, according needs and the type of information treated. These visualisations are powerful tools for dealing with complexity.