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.
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.
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.