We are very pleased with the publication (June, 2020) of this chapter, in the book Pedagogies of Digital Learning in Higher Education, edited by Linda Daniela and published by Routledge. It explores how we combine human creativity and machine based, highly personalized learning processes, to optimize not only students’ experiences, but those of adult and non-traditional learners at all stages of life.
In this article published in October 2019, in TC World Magazine, Ray Gallon explores different learning theories from recent past and present, in the light of new learning technologies driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
This is a chapter in a book, Didactics of Smart Pedagogy, edited by Linda Daniela and published by Springer. In it, we cover the essentials needed to provide a sound pedagogical basis for the use of artificial intelligence and other “smart” technologies in newly designed classrooms known as smart learning spaces.
As in 2016, Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo participated as facilitators and leadership trainers at the biannual conference of the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education in Melbourne, Australia. At that conference we formed a new research group with members across the globe, dedicated to Transformation and Information 4.0 in Education, which we co-chair.
Nemetics is a fractal code, evolved in a meta-language to facilitate communication among researchers in different disciplines in order to debate about complexity. The Transformation Society and the International Nemetics Institute have developed a Nemetic view of the current phenomena of Transmedia and Transliteracy, and have presented it as a paradigm for analysis of complex phenomena.
This article focuses on the relationships between hybrid communication environments and skills that will be needed to work in Industry 4.0. It also provides models based on the nemetic system, which are useful to analyze, track, and represent hybrid interactions in extremely digitalized environments.
The Transformation Society was invited by the UnEntretants organization in Valencia, Spain, to present a future vision of communication and networking in education from a connectivist approach. We presented interactive workshops at the ComparTIC-Conference 2016 for the “Xarxa Cooperativa d’experiències TIC per al’ensenyament del Valencià.” This activity widened our training impact in a minority language context. The UnEntretants Organization is a virtual community that facilitates contact between teachers and teacher educators from all educational levels.
The Transformation Society collaborated in the coordination of a thought-leadership group for the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE) in Barcelona, April 2016. We conducted leadership training in an intercultural environment that integrated university research, professional training, and personal development for attendees from 40 different countries. This biannual conference brings together a significant network of teacher educators with representatives from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon co-chaired the Primary and Pre-primary Teacher Education Research and Development Community (RDC) of The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) from 2016-2019. It started with a workshop at the 41st annual ATEE Conference, in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The focus was to coordinate projects in University Teacher Education settings that can help future teachers meet the challenges of a globalized digital world.
Since 2015, the Transformation Society has collaborated with prestigious research institutions, such as Jaume Bofill Fundation and universities, like Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, to debate innovation methodologies for training and networking, and to engage influencers in social change.