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On 16th February, I attended the Intrallect Future Visions Seminar, held in Edinburgh. The day consisted of four presentations, each outlining the speaker’s view on the future of learning, with voting on some issues. First up was Intrallect’s Martin Morrey, speaking about repositories in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010. Martin’s view was that the 90s focused on ‘intelligent tutoring systems’, adaptive content and global re-use, but the 00s have shown/will show that computers are not that intelligent and that it is hard to make content adaptive. Martin also covered content management, sharing and re-use, alongside repository infrastructure and services.
Anne Eastgate talked about BBC Jam, in which interactive content aimed at schoolchildren helps to assist with learning. A visual-intensive presentation, we were treated to several demonstrations of activities from the application, with activities and games to participate in. They didn’t have this when I was a lad!
Note: BBC Jam was suspended shortly after this – see the notice on the website.
The remaining presentations were harder to follow, most likely due to the media-rich format they were trying to follow, but it was a useful day.