EDeR – a Journal for Educational Design Research in the making

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 | Announcements | No Comments

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler One of my roles at HUL will be the operational management and “editor-in-chief” for EDeR – an open access journal on Educational Design Research.

The journal will be published and hosted by Hamburg University Press that is operated by the Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky. The details for this partnership are currently worked out.

Apart from the fact that this journal will be dedicated to contributions focusing on Design-Based Research in a wide range of educational contexts, what I find interesting is the particular review process that is intended. We will implement and evaluate a Triple-Peer-Review process that combines elements of a senior-editor model with peer review, and peer discussion. Stay tuned for the details. I will post more on this matter shortly.

We will try to get a first issue published by May 2016. Thus, in September and October we will be looking for collaborators in various roles. If you are invested in Design-Based Research in education you might want to consider coming on board in one way or another.

Research Colloquium at HUL

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 | Announcements | No Comments

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler On September 25th (13.00-16-00) we will start with a regular research colloquium at the Hamburg Center for University Teaching and Learning (HUL).
The following presentations are currently scheduled:

The colloquium will take place on a monthly basis and targets PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who work on their habilitation.

A fresh start on the horizon

Friday, August 14th, 2015 | Announcements | No Comments

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler The waiting time is finally coming to an end. In September I will start a new position at the Hamburg Center for University Teaching and Learning (HUL) at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Gabi Reinmann has recently taken over the directorship of this newly founded research centre. At the moment things are still very much in transition there… but that makes it a particularly interesting period to join.

I am really looking forward to working with Gabi and her growing team.

H|U|L Hamburg Centre for University Teaching and Learning

(my new workplace in Hamburg-Rotherbaum)

The contemplating chimney sweeper

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | Shots | No Comments

Kalamaja, Tallinn, Estonia

A healthy and peaceful 2015!

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 | Announcements | No Comments

“Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves”
– Henry David Thoreau

Autumn tapestry

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 | Shots | No Comments

autumn tapestry

Pääsaküla Rabba, Estonia

A piece of rainbow

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 | Shots | No Comments

A piece of rainbow

Baltic Sea, Helsinki, Finland

“Reusing open resources: Learning in open networks for work, life and education” published

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 | Publications | No Comments

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler The book “Reusing open resources: Learning in open networks for work, life and education” edited by Allison Littlejohn and Chris Pegler just got published. This is what the Publisher Routledge has to say about it:

Every day, learners use and reuse open, digital resources for learning. Reusing Open Resources offers a vision of the potential of these open, online resources to support learning. The book follows on from Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning. At that time focus was on the creation, release and reuse of digital learning resources modeled on educational materials. Since then the open release of resources and data has become mainstream, rather than specialist, changing societal expectations around resource reuse. Social and professional learning networks are now routine places for the exchange of online knowledge resources that are shared, manipulated and reused in new ways, opening opportunities for new models of business, research and learning.

The goal of this book is to extend the debate of how open, online resources might support learning across diverse contexts. Twenty-four distinguished experts from nine countries distributed across Europe and North America contribute empirical evidence and ideas. Collectively they provide a vision of the potential of open, online resources to support learning across everyday contexts of education, work and life.

My own contribution titled “Open-sourcing personal learning” (pp. 43-56) became chapter 3 of this newly released addition to the “Advancing technology-enhanced learning” series at Routledge.

Many thanks to Allison and Chris for an outstanding managing and editing job!

On making intuitions an object of reflection

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 | Quotations | No Comments

“In all helping professions, conceptual frameworks enable practitioners to make a distinction between their own personality and the professional Persona they need in oder to be successful at work. Professionals (in the empathetic sense of the term) share a knowledge base anchored in research that is quite independent of their own personality. Through their particular take on things, practitioners develop an idiosyncratic under-standing of frameworks absorbed through study. While intuition is always a fine thing to have, the more knowledge informs intuition, the more potent the intuition can be. Moving away from one’s own elementary intuitions and personality and standing outside of it – making it and object of reflection – is a developmental journey of great significance…”

Laske, O.E. (2011). Measuring hidden dimensions. Gloucester, MA: IDM Press.

The PLE 2014 Conference is getting closer

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | Announcements | No Comments

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler The 5th International Conference on Personal Learning Environments is getting closer. The event will take place on July 16th to 18th in Tallinn, Estonia.

Registration is now open !

The “Early Bird” regular registration goes for 220 Euro and the student registration for 120 Euro. Both types of registrations include the admission to all conference sessions, coffee breaks, and lunches.
Note that for the “Early Bird” registrations to be effective your bank transfers have to be received by June 25th.

Currently, we are working on the details of the overall programme and schedule.
However, we frequently update the PLE 2014 conference website with programme previews and other news bits.

Come and join us in July for a great (un)conferencing event on Personal Learning Environments… and beyond.

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