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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.