Feeler prototype seeks to foster reflection about learning experiences through EEG data.
From October the 6th until the 10th, the 9th edition of Design & Emotion conference took place in Colombia. The conference was preceded by several workshops that happened in some of the main Colombian cities (Medellín, Cali and Bogotá).
As part of the contextual inquiry of Feeler’s prototype design, a participatory workshop was held with MA students of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
During the Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Scaling up learning for sustained impact (EC-TEL 2013), Feeler design concept was presented in the framework of the Awareness and Reflection workshop (ARTEL).
From 10th to 12th of April, the 2013 Interaktiivinen Tekniikka Koulutuksessa took place in Hämeenlinna.
Feeler is a design concept included in a design research that seeks for solutions to help people reflect on their wellbeing and learning. The aim of the project is to develop a tool for visualizing learning performance and wellbeing drawing on data collected from online learning services and quantified self tools.
The high proportion of computer-mediated interactions in learning has created an interest about how data collected from the interactions can be used to improve teaching and learning.
In many occasions, technology and innovative practices in teaching and learning seems to come together. Obviously, one cannot generalize and reduce all initiatives to such a simplistic approach. However, despite all the enthusiasm and expectations on technology and new media – at the end we are talking about tools – it’s important to stop and consider what’s the final goal.
Since March until mid-April, the Advisory Board (AB) of the Horizon Report: iberoamerican edition has been working collaboratively, first through a wiki and later in a face-to-face meeting in Puebla, México, to select and identify those technologies, challenges and trends with a greater potential throughout next 5 years in iberoamerican Higher Education.
The idea that the school isn’t the only place where we learn isn’t new. In fact, in many of seminars I’ve attended lately, one of key ideas was the need of rethinking school and the type of learning that students are supposed to achieve there.