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It was the last Winterschool within the TENCompetence (TCWS09) project which will end in November this year. Check out the movie here! My colleagues Rob, Sebastian and Danishalready blogged about the TENCompetence Winterschool. Thus, I just want to emphasize some new learning experiences.
So in short, we had a great week with lots of new learning experiences. Most of the sessions were longer than expected because the participants continued the discussion of the presented topics.
On Monday, I gave together with my colleague Christan Glahn a session about Mash-up environments. The objective of this session was to identify potentials of the different mash-up techniques for personalized learning environments (PLEs). The session was organized in two parts. We discuss how mash-up systems are related to learner support, context-awareness and self-directed learning and recommendation strategies; and presented the prototype mash-ups (ReScope and the ReMashed system) which focus on the support of learners in informal and self-directed learning.
A rather interesting experience was the late night session on PowerPoint karaoke. PP Karaoke is a very good training for giving presentations, because you have to stick to rules of how to present efficiently and you learn how to improvise during the session. Skills you also need for serious presentations.You can find a picture here.
There are no mandatory rules for PowerPoint Karaoke. To get the ultimate experience some principles should be respected:
• The presenter shall NOT see the presentation slides in advance.
• The presentation time shall be limited. We used 10 minutes as a time limit.
• The jury shall have a sense of humor.
• The speech must be related to the Powerpoint slides. General nonsense is not allowed.
Try it out on your next event; there is also an Open Source tool that uses the Slideshare API. http://www.slidesharetoys.com/karaoke/