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 of Teacher Education (WFATE) in 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. The next WFATE conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.