Famous designs created by renowned designer Zandra Rhodes, and worn by global icons such as Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor, are just some of the 500 dresses and garments that have been painstakingly prepared, catalogued and photographed over the past 18 months and included in the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection.
Known for her bright pink hair and cutting-edge designs, Zandra Rhodes has remained one of the most recognisable names in fashion over the last five decades and remains relevant with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paris Hilton wearing her dresses today.
Actress Joanna Lumley kickstarted the initiative, working with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to launch this Jisc-funded digital archive. That has implied locating, preparing, photographing, researching, and cataloguing 50 years of fashion collections in order to successfully compose the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection.
Hype again or useful tool in the difficult times? - VISIR Consultation about the role of ICT in education
What do you think about the potential of ICTs for cost reduction, transferability of learning outcomes, employability and for scalability of innovation in education?
Join the short VISIR survey and share your opinion to discuss how the policy can contribute to finding solutions!
How can educators incorporate augmented reality into education? What projects are currently being employed? Come to Aumenta.me 2013, on 20 April 2013 in Valencia, Spain, to learn more!
Aumenta.me comes back for its second edition with a conference will feature the educators, researchers, materials designers and companies who use augmented reality in everyday education. The event, sponsored by the non-profit Asociación Espiral, Educación y Tecnología and the public Institute for Human Centered Technologies Lab Human, will take place in Valencia, Spain.
The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) is biannual conference that takes place in April and October. 2013's edition will kick off in Dublin, from 15-17 April.
The so-called 'knowledge triangle' is key to Europen innovation policy and the focus of the Ireland International Conference on Education: a collaborative relationship between the fields of education, research, and innovation.
The ultimate aim is to connect research and practice, bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Participants are invited to present papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation are welcome.
There are still places available for the training week in Berlin that will be taking place from the 21st to the 25th of October, 2013.
The course is based on a combination of video education and social media methods and is a hybrid outcome of these two EU projects: www.web20erc.eu and www.viducate.net. The aim is to explore creative approaches in the online and offline use of video within education.
You can apply at your National EU Agency for funding. The deadline for application is the 30th April 2013.
You can find the course description here.
The international scientific journal "Problems of Management in the 21st Century" is now accepting submissions for articles. Papers should be original work, and substantively different from papers that have been previously published or under review in another publication. Applications are due 30 April 2013, and full papers should be sent in by 5 June 2013.
More information here.
This book, recently published by the Laboratori de Mitjans Interactius (Interactive Media Lab), surveys university presence "in the cloud" and the extent to which different institutions incorporate online learning systems into higher education. The book collects research from two research groups on either side of the Atlantic - the University of Barcelona's Interactive Media Lab, in Spain, and the Federal University of Santa Catarina New Technology Lab (Communic), in Brazil.
The British Universities Film & Video Council has just published a best-practice guide for citing any kind of audiovisual items.
The style guide covers film, television and radio programmes, audio recordings, DVD extras, clips, trailers, adverts, idents, non-broadcast, amateur and archive material, podcasts, vodcasts, and games.
As this is the first edition and will be reviewed periodically, the BUFVC welcomes comments and feedback via email, or by tweeting @bufvc. A downloadable HTML version will soon be available for organisations that wish to include the guidelines on their own website.
Dream up your own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and make it come true with a 25,000 Euro fellowship from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and iversity. Applications for the contest are due before 30 April 2013.
The MOOC Production Fellowship Contest is currently looking for ten innovative concepts for massive open online courses (MOOCs). The fellowship will be awarded by Stifterverband and iversity to ten instructors (or teams) that show potential for raising awareness of the tremendous potential of digital technology in education. Fellows who successfully present innovative and creative projects will receive 25,000 Euros in funding as well as assistance with course production.
The aim is to have at least five courses online in the fall of 2013, and five more in the spring of 2014. The courses will run on the iversity platform and will be available to the public free of charge.
Students' attitudes towards ICT learning uses: a comparison betweeen digital learners in blended and virtual universities
This study focuses on the analysis of students’ ICT uses and perceptions in academic contexts comparing two groups of students: those attending to an online university versus students at traditional universities that provide access to a virtual campus and offer some blended courses.
The paper aims to clarify issues relating to the types of activities that technologies support in everyday and academic life. The initial hypothesis is that the use of technology to support learning is related with the type of actions and tasks being carried out on a daily basis and therefore it is also influenced by the academic learning context, in this case the university model (online or face-to-face/blended).