Bernie Goldbach in LIT | 290 words
MY LEARNING SPACE starts at the end of my pen and extends through the pixels on my screen. I wonder if that's a thought the participants at the 2012 Learning Spaces Conference would affirm.
Pam Moran writes, "Our lives are filled with spaces where we learn from the time we are born and forever after. Learning begins with sounds, smells, tastes, textures, images, and emotional responses. Learning connects us to the world and the world to us. We learn as individuals and with each other. We represent our learning through our stories, images that we capture, words on pages, work we accomplish, and the symbols we use to describe, qualify and quantify our universe. Our learning embodies the uniqueness of who we are; no two memories are alike. This space for learning creates an opportunity to connect and construct memories together that become internal documentaries of that which we choose to explore- to rewind, play, pause, or fast forward. We are all creators of learning moments. That’s what we do."
The 2012 Learning Spaces Conference connects enthusiasts at all levels of Ireland's educational system. It provides educators with practical ways to integrate technology into their learning spaces. It is about providing teachers with the tools which will allow them to connect with learners of the 21st century, who are at ease with technology. The ethos of the conference is "by teachers for teachers" and the strength of this annual conference is that it connects educators across primary, secondary and tertiary education.
The Learning Spaces Conference runs on Saturday, May 19, 2012, on the Thurles campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology. I'm going to be there.
Bernie Goldbach curates links about ictedu
Great educators, great community, great future - CESI12 (marloft.posterous.com)
Operationalising good practice in technology-enhanced learning and teaching (ictelt.blogspot.com)