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eSTEeM Colloquium
Pictures to help People Think and Act

This event took place on 7th March 2012

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 DataDr Tony Hirst, Lecturer in Telematics, The Open University

15:00 – 15:30 Audience Talk Back – panel session

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Select from replays below:

Part 1 AM
Part 2 PM