The Colloquium explored the role of pictures and diagrams in learning.
Keynotes from OU and external speakers included:
Why diagrams are useful? What is special about them?
How people use Rich Pictures to help them think and act
Online use of diagrams to help people
Communities and diagrams
The Colloquium offered the chance to:
Explore a powerful form of human communication
Understand how this medium has been used in various cultures and contexts
Evaluate how technologies can mediate picture drawing and
Gain first-hand experience of rich picture making processes
It has been arranged for the Colloquium’s papers to be published in the Journal: Systemic Practice and Action Research in a special edition in the summer of 2012.
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction to the Colloquium, Dr Keith Williams, eSTEeM Director (MCT) and Prof Simon Bell, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, The Open University
10.15 – 10.30 Keynote presentation - Livescribes, how we create Rich Pictures through Visual Thinking, Chris Shiptonand Rikki Marr of Livescribes
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote presentation – How diagrams aid teaching and learning, Prof Andy Lane, Professor of Environmental Systems, The Open University
11:15 – 11:45 Keynote presentation – How people use Rich Pictures, Prof Simon Bell, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, The Open University andProf Stephen Morse, Chair in Systems Analysis for Sustainability, University of Surrey
13:30 – 14:00 Keynote presentation – Diagrams in making learning happen, Vicky Eves, Media Developer – Graphics, Learning & Teaching Solutions, The Open University
14:00 – 14:30 Keynote presentation - Mapping and Tracking Process: Using CompendiumDS for Design Thinking, Prof Peter Lloyd, Professor of Design Studies, The Open University
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote presentation – Visual Conversations with Data – Dr Tony Hirst, Lecturer in Telematics, The Open University
15:00 – 15:30 Audience Talk Back – panel session
For more information about eSTEeM please visit our website www.open.ac.uk/esteem
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