Sunday, November 28, 2010

BPN 1555 messes up e-reader primer (2)

At the beginning of this month November the Dutch branch of announced that by buying 10 electronic books you would get an e-reader for free. But the campaign did not start well. In the weekend of the launch, ordering was impossible as the price logarithm was not correct. In several instances the candidate buyer would get a different calculation and a different amount. It should be 99 euro, but I have seen at least three different and incorrect amounts, while it is a simple calculation: 10 books for the amount of 149,00 euro less 49,99 euro for the free gift (!) of the e-ereader. But on the Monday the potential buyer could place his order for 99,99 euro plus transport. Yet this was only the beginning of the mess.

As soon as the potential buyer had ordered the bundle of e-books and the e-reader, the likely delivery date of November 11 was shown. When the day was there, no package was delivered, while the delivery message had not changed nor did the buyer get a notification of delay. Some days after that there was a mail strike in The Netherlands. And eventually on November the package was delivered on November 16 (no apologies by e-mail). So at last the e-reader was there.

The package contained also the invoice, or better two invoices. A simple deduction sum showed the correct amount, but the way the two invoices were composed was different from the correct logarithm at the time of ordering. So much for the ordering.

Unwrapping the e-reader was interesting. had said nothing about the screen and the screen resolution in the technical specifications, which had made me suspicious. And in the Hiteker HDB 107 user’s manual, which was delivered with the e-reader, it said: 7 inch colour LCD screen, resolution 800x480. I think that should have been clear about the type of screen. For the brand e-readers has been so far reserved for digital paper screens, produced according to the e-Ink technology. And the resolution of the Hiteker is rather low and rather coarse in terms of present computer screen standards.

Another real e-reader feature has been the long battery life. As this is an LCD screen the battery life is low. It takes an hour to load the device using the AC adaptor and 5 hours to load it with the USB cable from a computer. It is said to have a battery life of 10 hours. Forget it. If you want to use it on a train ride from Amsterdam to Metz in France, you will be out of energy after Brussels.

Looking at the Hiteker, it is in MHO a cheap pad. The pad has a unrefined lay-out. The knobs are rudimentary and hard to press. But, it can sing and dance. You can play music, but the sound is not stereo. You can watch video. You can use it as an electronic photograph case, changing pictures after 5, 10 or 20 seconds. You can record sound. And you can use it as an e-reader, so the first screen says.

Well, as for the screen it is not an e-reader. And for its functioning, it is not an e-reader for the bundle of 10 e-books delivered with it, at least for the time being. Of the 10 e-books only three book are readable. You can see all the 10 coloured covers, but only the text of three books. For the rest of the books a system message appears Failure at opening. Here you are with an imposter of an e-reader and a bundle of 10 e-books, of which you can only read three books. In terms of the’s marketing the three readable books now costs 33,33 euro each with a free e-reader! (Happily I have a BeBook mini and can read all the 10 book on a real e-reader) you have rendered a bad service to Dutch e-reader market by delivering a fake e-reader with a bundle of e-books that can not be read on pad delivered.

30/11/2010: has forwarded a software patch in the meantime and the patch works. I can read now the other 7 books.
I ordered the books and pad on November 3, 2010. I can read the books now on December 3, 2010.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

BPN 1554 Arrangement World Online upcoming

The banks which brought the ISP World Online to the stock market in 2000 are prepared to settle with the VEB, the Dutch stock investors association. The Royal Bank of Scotland as successor to the ABN-AMRO bank and Goldman Sachs have agreed to pay 110 million to 12.000 investors, represented by VEB. It will take some more months in order to work out the principal agreement.

The whole legal wrangling in courts has taken almost 10 years. In 2000 the ISP World Online was brought to the stock exchange for 42 euro a share. The share rose fast, but made a fast dive, when it became known that Nina Brink had sold her own shares for 6 euro a share.This fact was not mentioned in the prospectus

In November last year the highest court in The Netherlands judged that World Online and the banks had misled investors with incorrect and incomplete information in the prospectus. As a consequence of this ruling World Online investors van put in a claim with ex-World Online CEO Ninan Brink and the banks. According to the judge they have acted unlawfully.

They 12.000 investors will have a sum of 110 million euro to share. Everey investor will most likely receive an amount which is probably higher than the netto loss they suffered in the First week of the stock launch.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

BPN 1553 It's EUROPRIX 2010 (5)

The Saturday of the Europrix is always the most interesting day of the festival. All the nominees get 10 minutes to tell about their nominated entry. It is not much time, but if can’t sing it in this short time, you can’t win the Europrix.

This year like last year the TU Graz offered the venue. The room was like an aquarium with lots of glass; and as the day was very sunny, it became like a sauna. But sometimes there was relief at hand, when there were some hilarious presentations. A good laugh is the promo of the car Lada Niva: Roscosmos Edition 1-3 The most hilarious one was by the producers of the game Liquorious; the game itself is one big laugh, but the presentation of the producers was a performance in itself.

There were some remarkable facts this year.
Finland and the Netherlands did not have any entry nominated. From the beginning of the EUROPRIX in 1998 Finland and the Netherlands has always nominees in the list, if not winners. What does this mean? Are other countries in Europe overtaking and catching up in quality content and good design? One constant fact is the French school Ecole de Gobelins, which has had winners ever since they started to participate.
Most of the presentations were professional and many of the products had a business plan. When the Europrix started at the turn of the last century, actually in 1998, technical and arty skills were predominant. Producing a business plan was not in the mainstream. But it looks like we are at a turn in the education, where also attention is given to selling yourself and the project. Another remarkable point was the use of technology. Over the years we have seen many technologies pass. But this time I also noted two project using the Anoto digital pen: one was used in an educational environment of primary school, while the other one was used in a scientific environment for mathematical formulas.
The productions are also professional. This year two women entries were remarkable. One about breast cancer and one about women trapped in the time machine. The entry on breast cancer got a special award from the Austrian TV (ORF), but the managing director missed a chance by not offering a time window for broadcast. The third entry was impressive by treating the sorrow of a son about his father’s death. All these three entries are woth broadcasting.

The climax of the festival is always the award ceremony. This time it was going to be held in the mountain, in the middle of town. A big Dom has been hewn out of the stone. Normally the Dom im Berg is used as a disco. For the winners a majestic stairways (thanks for the photograph Cai) leads them to heaven, Dom im Berg.

The winners of the Europrix 2010 are:

Category: Online webprojects
English title: Topit
Produced by: Einat Dotan, Ira Morstyn, Dany Koren
H.I.T - Holon Institute of Technology , Ramat Gan
Media format: Website

Category: Computer graphics and DesignLada Niva: Roscosmos Edition 1-3
English title: Lada Niva: Roscosmos Edition1-3
Produced by: Florian Werzinksi, Christoph Schmidt, Florian Friedrich Dünzen, Alke Marianne Scherrmann
Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften - Fachhochschule Nürnberg , Nürnberg , Germany

Category: Animations
A Lost And Found Box of Human Sensation
English title: A Lost And Found Box of Human Sensation
Produced by: Stefan Leuchtenberg
Dancing Squirrel GbR , Augsburg , Germany
                                                                               Media format: DVD

Category: Content tools and interface design
NiCE Formula Editor
English title: NiCE Formula Editor
Produced by: Christian Rendl, Florian Perteneder, Robert Zeleznik
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Media Interaction Lab , Hagenberg , Austria

Category: Games
Max & the Magic Marker
English title: Max & the Magic Marker
Produced by: Klaus Hammerum Gregersen, Troels Johnsen, Rune Dittmer, Mikkel Thorsted, Ole Teglbjaerg, Lasse Outzen
Press Play , Copenhagen , Denmark

Category: Interactive installations
English title: Whispering Table
Produced by: Dominik Schumacher, Willy Sengewald, Frédéric Eyl, Gunnar Green
TheGreenEyl , Berlin , Germany

CategoryL Mobile
English title: úti
Produced by: Faustine Clavert, Julie Checconi, Valentin de Bruyn, Alan Langlois, Hans Lemuet
Gobelins, l'école de l'image , Paris , France

Category: Online and digital video/TV
LeCo - Interaktives videobasiertes Sprachenlernen
English title: LeCo - Interactive video based language learning
Produced by: Krister Hymon, Hyun-Suk Cho, Simon Kufner
University for Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken , Heidelberg , Germany
Media format: CD/ROM

Overall winner EUROPRIX 2010
English title: Whispering Table

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Friday, November 12, 2010

BPN 1552 It's EUROPRIX 2010 (4)

On Friday the nominated teams learn about the latest trends and entrepreneurial skills. This usually happens after the press conference. As a nice break between the press conference and the start of the opening of the EUROPRIX 2010 Festival, Adam Montandon the EUROPRIX 2010 Festival President and Gala presenter, directed the game HUMAN SPACE INVADERS.

It was hilarious. But after that the serious stuff started: augmented reality. Two speakers had been invited for this subject: Mr Martin Lechner and Mr Michael Gervautz.

Mr Martin Lechner is the CTO and project manager of the Austrian company Mobilizy GmbH. He is responsible in the company for the technological company lead which covers architectural design and development of the Wikitude platform (clients, backend servers and web interfaces). In former positions he worked as a software developer for the development of Wikitude Android client , including 3G extensions for Wikitude with OpenGL, scalable Wikitude server architecture (Lucene tuning), client-server interaction and white label projects such as for Disney, as well as in the field of project management and porting Wikitude to other platforms (Symbian, Maemo, J2ME). He started with mentioning the magnitude of mobile telephones with 4 billion connections worldwide and in India only 15 to 17 million mobile phones. Het has been involved in Wikitude now for 2,5 years and in Mobilizy for 1,5years. Wikitude is an application which augments the reality of a Google map with information and photographs pulled from the web, with a compass and 3D. In this way road maps can be augmented with photographs of buildings and historical and agenda information. But the road maps can also be augmented with real world photographs of the roads, the navigation, the traffic lights and buildings along the road. You can start pre-driving before the actual trip. This type of activity is now done for the operating systems: Android, Symbian, 1Phone and Bada. Mobilizy is organising this augmented road reality and has partners like the Formula 1 companies ING and Red Bull.

Mr Michael Gervautz, a computer graphics expert, is a director of business development at Qualcomm. He is responsible for building up an augmented reality developer network and managing relationships with the universities. He went further with augmented reality than traffic navigation. He sees roles for augmented reality in game playing, discovery, multimedia advertising, instructional activities and social networks. In games there could be a tactile feed-back. In marketing/advertising there could be track and trace. But there could also be coherent rendering leading to X ray vision, looking into a box without opening it. This could also be used for instructional activities such as manuals. Augmented reality is only at the beginning now. It will really take off with mobile media.

Then the part of entrepreneurship followed., presented by STARTeurope, a an organisation founded in Vienna in 2009 by a circle of entrepreneurial thinking people with technical and economic backgrounds. Driven by the same ideas – being the need for change in existing mind sets – the group of young people started challenging traditional perspectives. With the premise of innovation through collaboration” STARTeurope tries to make a difference using a three step approach. Firstly, the organisation leads a movement by establishing a community of diverse people sharing the same values such as curiosity for the new as well as the hands-on approach towards work. Secondly, though the vents STARTeurope wants to sensitise people to entrepreneurship and to alternative career paths, which counter conventional business wisdom. And thirdly, the members of this initiative make change happen not only by shifting thinking , but also by boosting local economies helping local entrepreneurs to start up their own business.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

BPN 1452 It's EUROPRIX 2010 (3)

In the morning of the Academic Network Conference Ms Zsófia Ruttkay, Associate Professor and Head of Creative Technology Lab of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary, and Associate Professor at the Technical University of Twente in The Netherlands, addressed the audience on Educating Applied Artists in the Age of the Digital Renaissance. The majority in the audience were digital natives, born after 1980 and grown up with the web.
Ms Zsófia Ruttkay characterised the present day and age as the age of the digital renaissance. A tsunami has come over the over people of smaller, faster, cheaper, more clever computers, sensors and smart phones and they have come to the point of talking to each other as for example siftables, This equipment aims to enable people to interact with information and media in physical, natural ways that approach interactions with physical objects in our everyday lives. As an interaction platform, Siftables applies technology and methodology from wireless sensor networks to tangible user interfaces. Siftables are independent, compact devices with sensing, graphical display, and wireless communication capabilities.

The age of the digital renaissance talks about embedded, beautiful and post digital. Knowledge which used to be in encyclopaedia, news, timetables, manuals, music, photographs, is in digital format. Everything and everybody is on-line and connected world-wide, in cities, at school, at home. The community has become a content provider with wikipedia, YouTube, open source, creative commons community and crowd sourcing.

New genres are upcoming such as virtual reality, augmented reality, e-readers and e-books, e-learning and (serious) games. There is now a generation which has been living with internet, is visual and fast and learns in its own ways. So challenges and new goals lie ahead. No longer it is about faster, safer, cheaper and more but about free time, consciousness and better life and cooperation aiming at inviting (new) experiences, interactivity, engagement, wittiness, beauty and emotion. It should generate novel applications for private - public, local – global, culture and edutainment.

The question is however: who can, will invent the new apps and what business models will work? The man of the digital renaissance is an artist working with new media, new genres, with technology and science, but for the society. That renaissance artist will look for a new approach, experiment, explore, make sketches and play for the best solution. This renaissance should deliver a new type of experts: artistic, creative and socially sensitive, combine knowledge and skills in digital technologies.

This creates a new educational paradigm in learning by doing, using special tools for artists, visual and interactive projects and real-life scenarios. This paradigm is incorporated in the practice at MOME as can be seen in the Media Design BA course where students get chips of technologies such as web; programming (visual, procedural); sensor technology (Arduino); creative sound; 3d modelling; pixel processing and visual maths. But they have also to participate in interactive (art) installation; hacking Budapest, VJ and e-learning. And they have to sell their projects through written, online and oral presentations; at festivals and for real clients and surveys.

This sounds all very nice but there are also dilemmas such as discontinuity in culture. This poses problems with regard to history and reinvention, authorship, quality vs mass trash as well as reading and writing. The technology education teaches people to knowing about, but does it also provide team scenarios and is mastering for creative usage feasible at an art school? Besides art schools are in nobody’s land regarding national and EU financing and quality criteria. And is there a role for industry as a creative, mobile, cultural institute and beyond for example in architecture, textile.

In the afternoon I gave a presentation on the subject of my forth coming book (in the Dutch language) on Pre-internet. I put the fuull presentation on Slideshare.

BPN 1551 It's EUROPRIX 2010 (2)

Abstracts of the lectures presented at the EUROPRIX Academic Network Conference 2010

Theme: Teaching & learning with digital natives

Mrs Rene Alimisi, Student, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly and University of Thessaly, Greece
Topic: Best practice in teaching & learning

Abstract Title: Virtual Experiments towards Explorative and Collaborative Environmental Primary education
Global awareness on the need to change everyday behaviour towards more environmentally friendly practices has been gaining momentum over the last years in the face of emerging phenomena such as global temperature rising, desertification, extreme weather, sea water level rising, and the potential resulting disruption to everyday life for large populations. While the global community is more sensitive than a few years ago on the effects of common business and residential practices to the environment, many still consider the issue as one of the future as opposed to today and perceive the change of daily activities towards more environmentally compatible solutions as a sacrifice of comfort and routine. In other words, acceptance of environmentally friendly initiatives, such as renewable energy solutions, is still low and may face resistance by local communities pointing to the urgent need for environmental education, especially targeting the next generation, as a complementary strategy to policies towards pollution control.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The work presented in this paper has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Short biography and past speaking experience:

CV: Rene Alimisi is a Computer Engineer with a focus on educational technology. She works in the field of Information and Communication Technologies in Education, where her main research interests are in the development of applications and learning frameworks that facilitate the idea of ‘constructionism’ and encourage ‘authentic learning’ in under-representative groups of people. She has focused on the exploitation of these ideas for teaching programming to novices. Rene Alimisi is also interested in the educational use of digital video production for the creation of narratives.
Rene Alimisi is a perspective PhD student. She holds a Master with distinction in Information Communication Technology in Education (2009) from the University of London, Institute of Education and a Diploma (5 years studies) in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications (2008) from the University of Thessaly, Volos. She has attended numerous seminars and has taken actively part in international workshops in the University of London, London Knowledge lab and University of Thessaly concerning ICT in Education.

Mrs Zsófia Ruttkay, Head of the Creative Technology Lab, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Topic: Best practice in teaching & learning

Abstract Title: Educating Applied Artists in the Age of the Digital Renaissance:
After 25 years in academic research and education as a computer scientist, in the past 4 years I have been involved in starting new types of education, first at a technical university (University of Twente) in the Netherlands, and recently at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest. In both cases, the multidisciplinary curriculum includes art, science and technology courses. I will outline, based on examples, the need for and potentials of putting digital technology – new media, but also, physical sensor and communication technology – in the hands of applied artists. In my view, our digital age makes it feasible and necessary to take the attitude of the Renaissance man.
Based on my teaching practices, I will talk about the merits, special methodologies and problems of multidisciplinary education at an art university. I will show examples from student projects, including: Hacking Budapest, Interactive Wall, etudes on physical computing. I will also talk about the participation of MOME in TERENCE, an EU FP7 Information Technology Research Project aimed at providing multimodal aids for text comprehension. I will raise some dilemmas, concerning the evaluation, recognition and funding of multidisciplinary research. I will close my talk with raising issues of the nature of the culture and intellectual attitude of the internet generation.

CV: I graduated as a mathematician at Eötvös Lorán University, Budapest. I obtained PhD in Computer Science, with a thesis on Computer Facial Animation. I have been doing academic research in computer science, particularly, artificial intelligence, human-media interaction, virtual agents and computer graphics for more than 25 years. I had given over 50 talks at international conferences, run workshops and conferences. I was also involved in cross-disciplinary activities, inclu Abstracts of the lectures presented at the EUROPRIX Academic Network Conference 2010

Vladimir Burcik, Adjunct Professor, PhD, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in
Trnava, Faculty of Massmedia Communication, SK
Slavomir Magal, Head of Dept., University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava,
Faculty of Massmedia Communication, SK
Dana Petrova, Dean, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of
Massmedia Communication, SK

Abstract Title: Praxis of building and using virtual learning environment

Key words: elearning, ecourse, virtual class, Wiziq, Sclipo, Wimba classroom,
Elluminate, Blackboard, managing of elearning projects

Our faculty continuously works on implementing new methods of teaching to our learning programs. In the framework of the project "Design and application of the e-learning courses" we have developed e-learning logistic and content for the doctoral students. In the preliminary phase we tested the possibilities of the virtual class as a tool for efficient online transmission of the content. We have tested Elluminate, Wiziq, Wimba classroom and Sclipo. We tried to find answers to the questions regarding technology parameters, quality of internet connection but also experience of teachers and students while using it. Our experience shows that progress is very fast and technology is much more reliable as before. The continuous problems are on the user side. Content and context are still crucial. This is the main reason why e-learning is considered a long distance race.

Mrs Anu Halme, Sales Director of HammerKit Oy, Finland

Abstract Title: Agile Learning in Helsinki: A Company Perspective

Keywords: Web Service Design, Agile learning, real-time Web Design, collaborative working and learning surrounding

During the Spring and Autumn of 2010, three university courses involving around 150 students of the Metropolia University for Applied Sciences in Helsinki undertook software testing, web service development and application design together with a Helsinki based company, HammerKit using a new cloud-based web design service. The sessions allowed teams of students to work together in real-time to design new online services and explore in a more practical way the challenges of creating compelling services and applications.
The new online service helped the academic staff to coordinate a real-life example, but the unexpected result was the speed with which the students developed their ideas and the degree to which they became engaged in the process. These projects demonstrated potentially interesting concept of agile learning, with the students able to iterate their ideas in real-time and work together in distributed groups using the platform. In the future, it is likely that rather than producing static content, such as presentations, the students will be encouraged to create dynamic services using tools such as HammerKit
CV: After graduating from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1997, Anu worked in advertising and PR, and later as Account Manager for Finnish and American mobile game companies, like Mforma and Digital Chocolate. Anu is the Sales Director of HammerKit since February 2009. Speaks all the time with her clients and 3 children but not so often in academic circles.

Mr. Jak Boumans EADiM, VOF Electronic Media Reporting, The Netherlands

Abstract Title: Pre-Internet in the polder
History of the new media is still a rare subject. In the past year I have intensively studied the Dutch Pre-Internet period from 1967 till 1997. Having flown in from the US start with ASCII databases and hosts like Dialog and SDC, the development of the European online Volkswagen of videotext and the frozen online of CD-media, I have made an inventory of these three media in the Dutch new media industry. It was very interesting to discover that the Dutch videotext services had never more than 350.000 occasional users, while internet gathered within three years of existence between 1993 and the beginning of 1996 no less than 325.000 subscribers and at the end of 1996 totalled 1 million users. What did Internet have that videotext and ASCII as well as CD-media lacked?

CV: Jak Boumans is principal consultant at the private company VOF Electronic Media Reporting in Almere (The Netherlans). He is also the secretary general of the European Academy of Digital Media (EADiM). Presently Mr Boumans is writing a book (in the Dutch language) on Pre-internet in the polder.

Walther Nagel, Agent of department, Social Learning Dept (CIS), University of Technology Graz, Austria

Abstract Title: E-Books at TU Graz - Development, experience, and outlook of ebooks
and e-readers within university practice and research
Since Amazon launched its e-reader Kindle in 2007 a new era for e-books has begun. Though the market for e-readers is not that booming in Europe as it is comparatively in the United States e-readers are predicted to have a big future also for educational purposes. At Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) this trend to e-readers has been picked up and combined with the development of an e-book authoring tool and corresponding e-book environment that has started in 2001. This paper not only describes the e-book system and strategy implemented into TU Graz teaching and learning services but also covers current achievements in the creation of e-reader readable e-book formats on base of nearly arbitrary learning content offered by teachers. The different possibilities and ways of realisation of these goals display the feasibility at this point of development. Furthermore the problems of converting raw material of content into e-reader suitable formats such as EPUB and Mobipocket are discussed as well as future targets in this context. The presentation at the conference will include a demonstration of such e-books embedded within the TU Graz Learning Management System called TU Graz TeachCenter and on different e-reader devices to state the actual limits of development.

CV: Martin Ebner is currently head of the team Social Learning at Graz University of Technology. He is responsible for all e-learning activities of this university. His research focuses strongly on the use of Web 2.0 technologies for teaching and learning purposes. Martin has taught a number of lectures and seminars around the topic of e-learning and the use of computers in educational settings.
He studied from 1995 - 2000 civil engineering and got his master at the Institute of Structural Concrete. Afterwards Martin worked as scientific assistant at the Institute of Structural Concrete and wrote his Ph.D. thesis about "E-learning in structural engineering". Since 2005 he holds a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences from Graz University of Technology. From 2005 to 2006 he worked at the Institute for Building Informatics as Assistant Professor. Since September 2006 Martin is head of the team Social Learning at the Computing and Information Service Department and senior researcher at the Institute of InformationSystems and Computer Media. Find more details at as well as the last presentations/publications.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BPN 1450 It's EUROPRIX 2010 (1)

It again the time of the year for the EUROPRIX Festival. This year it is for the 12th time and again in Graz. Having seen the program, the mainlines have not changed, but venues have changed. So we will get to know Graz better. And of course, the main change: Rainer Steindler is nicht da. After some 10 years of excellent work he has left the Europrix organisation for new ventures. So now a new organiser is in place and the signs are promising.

The program of the EADiM Academic Network Conference 2010

Theme: Teaching & learning with digital natives

University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum Graz
Location: University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum Graz
Eggenberger Allee 11, 8020 Graz

09:30-10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:00-10:20 Welcome EADIM and FH Joanneum
Richard Vickers, Chairman Academic Network Conference 2010, University of Lincoln, UK
Konrad Baumann, FH Joanneum, AT
Maja Pivec, FH Joanneum, AT

10:20-13:00 Paper presentations: Best practice in teaching & learning
Moderator: Jak Boumans, EADiM, NL

10:20 Virtual Experiments towards Explorative and Collaborative Environmental Primary
Education by Rene Alimisi, Computer Engineer, Centre for Research and Technology, University of Thessaly, GR

10:50 Educating Applied Artists in the Age of the Digital Renaissance
Zsofia Ruttkay, Head of the Creative Technology Lab, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and
Design, HU

11:20FH Coffee and tea

11:40 Praxis of building and using virtual learning environment
Vladimir Burcik, Adjunct Professor, PhD, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava,
Faculty of Massmedia Communication, SK
Slavomir Magal, Head of Dept., University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of
Massmedia Communication, SK
Dana Petrova, Dean, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Massmedia
Communication, SK

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00-15:15 Moderator: Cai Melakoski, TAMK School of Art, Music & Media, FI

14.00 – 14.15 New Multimedia Studio at the Pan European University in Bratislava
Martin Sperka, Faculty of Media, Pan European University Bratislava, SK
Samuel Brecka, Faculty of Informatics, Pan European University Bratislava, SK

14:15 Agile Learning in Helsinki: A Company Perspective by Anu Halme, Sales Director, HammerKit Oy, FI

15:15 Coffee break

16:00 Pre-Internet in the polder by Jak Boumans, EADiM, NL

16:30 Development, experience, and outlook of e-books and e-readers within university
practice and research by Walther Nagler, Agent of department, Social Learning Dept (CIS), University of Technology Graz, AT

17:00 Conclusion and extensions
Richard Vickers, Chairman Academic Network Conference 2010, University of Lincoln, UK

17:20 End of the EADiM Academic Network Conference 2010.

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