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How gaming in the classroom prepares children for life in a surveillance state

Posted on 4th June 2017

shutterstock Laura R. Pinkerton, University of Oxford It’s well known that surveillance effects how we behave. A recent study on the issue showed that traffic to Wikipedia articles on controversial subjects dropped off significantly after Edward Snowden revealed widespread Internet surveillance by the NSA and GCHQ. This shows both the short and long-term effect that […]

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Presentation of AI Cloud Services integrated with Snap! at the Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments Center of the National University of Singapore and Keio University on 16 March 2017 by Ken Kahn

Posted on 16th March 2017

To an audience of nearly one hundred students and faculty Ken Kahn described the eCraft2Learn project followed by three demonstrations. The first demonstration included speech recognition and synthesis in an application where the user gave verbal commands to a virtual robot. The second demonstration sent an image from the laptop’s camera to Google, IBM, and […]

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Building capacity on disability in low- and middle-income countries seminar series

Posted on 15th March 2016

As part of the new Oxford Network on Health Care Training, Social Justice & Technology, a seminar series is being started on “Building capacity on disability in low- and middle-income countries”. The first talk in the series will be given by Sridhar Venkatapuram, who’s done a huge amount of work with the capabilities approach. Details are below. All welcome! […]

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NIRE Seminar – Innovations in online learning environments: intrapersonal perspectives

Posted on 3rd March 2016

The Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE) is holding its fourth seminar, entitled Innovations in online learning environments: intrapersonal perspectives, at the University of York on 17th March, 9:30-4. This seminar is free to attend, to book a place please e-mail: nire@education.ox.ac.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. For a full list […]

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LNTRG Poster Conference

Posted on 22nd October 2015

On the 12th of October Oxford University Department of Education hosted its annual poster conference to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year.     The Learning and New Technology Research Group was very well represented, displaying 10 posters on the research work of its DPhil Students and Academic staff.  These can be downloaded […]

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LNTRG Publications: The digital skills paradox: how do digitally excluded youth develop skills to use the internet?

Posted on 8th September 2015

Earlier this year two members of the Learning and New Technologies Research Group, Rebecca Eynon and Anne Geniets, published an important paper in Learning, Media and Technology reporting the findings of digitally excluded young people and digital skills. Entitled ‘The digital skills paradox: how do digitally excluded youth develop skills to use the internet?’, the […]

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John Fell Pump-Priming Award: New Project to address child abuse in the context of disability in Kenya

Posted on 7th September 2015

The mCHW team in the Learning and New Technology Research Group has recently received an award from the John Fell Fund to continue their work on mobile technologies and health care. Anne Geniets writes about the new project: This new project emerges from the mCHW project. The ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project set out to train […]

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Oxford Africa Conference

Posted on 2nd June 2015

These past two weekends, three MSc members from our research group were involved in successfully putting together the 2015 Oxford Africa Conference. The conference, which was held from May 22 – 23rd, is the largest student-led conference of its kind and brought together over 450 delegates for the event. The speaker line-up was impressive with […]

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Seminar Day: Technology Enhanced Data Collection

Posted on 14th May 2015

The Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE) in Oxford University Department of Education is organising a series of day long seminars sponsored by the ESRC.  The second of these focuses on technology enhanced data collection. The day is free to attend and takes place on Thursday 11th June 2015 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Department […]

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Teacher Abuse on Social Media: Moral Panic vs Common Sense

Posted on 2nd April 2015

The NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Woman Teachers), the largest teacher union in the UK, has reported that teachers are facing increasing amounts of abuse on social media (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32145849). About 60% of the 1,500 union members questioned in an informal poll for the union said they had faced online abuse compared with 21% […]

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