….. doesn’t float every boat, but this afternoon with a group of MScITE was a bit of fun, I thought.
Those throwaway references (why do I do it, it always comes back to haunt me?!) are given below. Or at least as many of them as I could fremember & then find are:
There’s more here about DEMOS. [Of their recent materials — all freely downloadable — The Atlas of Ideas is particularly amazing stuff. ] But I personally love especially their Greenhouse which always seems to have one or two fun but daft ideas in the planting tray.
With a slightly more Ireland slant:
HERE’S that SIP publication I mentioned. (Good editor….!!!).
ESAI ( Education Studies Assoication of Ireland) is HERE. Their annual conference usually throws up a few ICT papers of reasonable quality and interest. Cavan this year (Cavan, for flip sake!) what with inclusivity and all that…. 😉
The Diageo Liberties Learning Iniative is HERE. More to follow soon as the initiative evaluation is on the brink of being published.
TASC is HERE – there are some free downloads if you mooch about a bit but if you can spare the €20 or so Taming the Tiger is a well recommended read for anyone interested in the general area of social partnership and the policy intent underlying it. Widely available from bookshops…
And finally, for a fairly short, both-barrells look at the state we’re in regarding ICT policy try HERE. It’s been described as “…typically engaging and provided much ‘food for thought’ ” by a critically informed member of the audience that was present… 🙂
For a broader European picture THIS might be of interest. Note the 2 feb entry by Roger Blamire (‘invisible technology’) and the Report that can be downloaded. There is however a massive amount of stuff on the blog –it’s a day’s work even to make your way through Round Table 1 – the policy one. However, that’s where the conversation is currently – which those nice CERI people have noticed…
[Nice meeting you all. For Trinity students you aren’t a bad shower. Shame about the lack of coffee though… ]