Futurelab E-News 28.04.2011

 Some items from Futurelab’s April E-News.

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Event Eye

Futurelab has developed an exciting new technology that enables event and conference organisers to harness the power of social media.

It enables the event organiser to bring together the back channel conversations delegates are having on twitter, blogs and other websites at the conference (before, during and after it). It also allows the organiser to have real-time feedback as the conference develops and for the participants themselves to have an overview of what’s happening and delve deeper into areas of particular interest to them.

Event Eye has the potential to build the social capital of a conference, capture the collective intelligence and to turn an event into a movement.

It does lots more too – you can read more here: www.eventeye.org.uk or contact:  graham.hopkins@futurelab.org.uk


  Education Eye

Education Eye brings you a wide range of exciting, relevant and useful innovations updated daily from the best of the web. Here are some recent Futurelab favourites:

Connecting digital literacy between home and school

This report is the result of a seven-month research project into the connections and discontinuities between children’s digital literacy practices at home and in school. This research formed one strand of the second year of Futuerlab’s Digital Participation project which explored the digital literacy practices needed in order to fully participate in learning, work, civic life, and leisure in an increasingly digital age.

It’s not chalk and talk anymore; school approaches to developing students’ digital literacy 

This document details the findings of a nine-month research project, Digital Literacy Interventions in Schools, which was undertaken as part of the second year of Futurelab’s Digital Participation research. The project investigated teacher and student experiences of school-based digital literacy intervention. This report offers several short case studies which provide an overview of a number of different approaches to fostering students’ digital literacy taken by schools around the country and it offers a thematic analysis of some of the issues involved in developing such approaches.

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