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WCCE '95

The World Conference Computers in Education is run by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) every four years and invites global participation from policy, research, industry and education. This was the second time I attended, but now with far greater participation.
When Jul 23, 1995 to
Jul 27, 1995
Where Birmingham

I had a part in three presentations and papers for this conference:

Discussing difficult decisions through direct manipulation of simple data

Richard Millwood and Greta Mladenova

Abstract

This paper discusses the potential for computer software to offer modes of representing, modifying and calculating data which is ordinal in nature. Such data is usually discussed in statistics to represent evaluations of opinion where alternatives are ranked in order. This same notion can be applied to computer modelling, which is more often numerically quantitmative in nature. This can allow the modelling of decision-making problems, particularly where ranking is the only authentic evaluation to be made. Such decisions can include moral and political choices, and as with other applications of modelling in learning, the research and discussion which is motivated can be an important opportunity for deeper understanding.

 

Education 2010: An Experimental Form of Academic Conferencing

Martin Owen and Richard Millwood

Abstract

This paper discusses the nature of academic discourse in the electronic age. It reports on the development of an alternative form of academic conferencing where the aim is to produce a multimedia CD-ROM reflecting the live face-to-face discussions of a group of academics. The CD-ROM can then be used as a stimulus to continuing the debate amongst others.

 

Supporting linguistic & cultural learning with immersive software

Sam Deane, Pekka Lehtiö, Richard Millwood and Alice Mitchell

Abstract

There are new requirements for language learning as the mobility of the student population and the work force increases. At the same time new media and access methods are likely to become commonplace. The adaptation of, or access to, existing materials is important and should be supported. In addition there is a trend towards increased autonomy for students and responsibility for management of their learning. For these reasons it is desiˇrable that the level of 'reusability' of materials is increased and the manageability of multimedia software is improved. The prototype design described here is specially designed to support applied language learning about foreign culture/business practice. It features an immersive approach which motivates learners with problems to solve, tools to operate and agents to advise. The authors believe that this can facilitate the development of cognitive and affective language learning strategies and techniqueså. The software can also offer organisations a framework to standardise and support knowledge transfer, technology transfer, commercial activity and customer care.

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Lewis Carroll describes a fictional map that had:

"the scale of a mile to the mile."

A character notes some practical difficulties with such a map and states that:

"we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."
— Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Lewis Carroll, 1893

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