I had a great time at the VI International Seminar on Open Social Learning (UOC, Barcelona). For me, this kind of small scale events is a lot more interesting than big conferences. Bleeding edge ideas and projects and a lot more dialogue than the lecture like format of many conferences. So here’s some (very subjective) […]
ED EN’s 7th Open Classroom Conference, that took place in Porto, from 15 to 17 October 2009, was a great event. Good presentations (some excellent) and a very warm and friendly atmosphere among the participants. According to Alan Tait, the President of EDEN, this was the most successful open classroom conference ever.Well, we enjoyed fabulous […]
Here’s the presentation I gave with João Ventura (IST) at the XIII Conference of the Ibero-American Associaiton for Distance Higher Education (AIESAD), which took place in Lisbon and Coruche from 16 to 18 September, 2009. The title of the article is “Blended Learning no Ensino Superior – Um Programa de Formação em e-Learning para Professores […]
Yesterday I had the public defence of my master’s dissertation. The title is “From Web 2.0 to eLearning 2.0: Learning in the network”, somewhat exploratory and theoretical, without a practical study, as is more common. Profª Maria João Gomes, from University of Minho, was the best one can expect: very competent and very nice. It […]
“Classical music with shining eyes”, by Benjamin Zander, is one of the many pearls that can be found at TedTalks. It’s really worth watching. From the idea of “one buttock playing” to Zander’s definition of himself and of the director’s role, so near to the essence of being a teacher, in my view, it’s around […]
Vimeo is similar to Youtube, with a little less confusion, which makes it easier to find some great stuff. In this case, a 4m20s video of New York in slow motion made by Vicente Sahuc. Sometimes, it’s hard to say why certain things touch us more than others, but this very short film really hit […]
I’m not an expert, so I can’t talk about technical quality or originality. In other words, I don’t know if it’s good or bad, musically speaking. But I found it awesome. Her name is Hiromi, she’s a Japanese and her site is worth a visit.
José Peixoto & Filipa Pais: Dia da Tentação (Temptation Day) This is a perfect way to start a day, better even if it’s a Monday morning. Particularly if one has the guts to follow the advice.