Ray Gallon

Ray Gallon
The Transformation Society

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Introduction
My work focuses on humanist digital leadership, learning organisations, applications of cognitive science to learning, hybrid society (interactions between humans and machines, especially AI), changing teacher education to adapt to the digital world, the intersections of communication, culture, and technology.

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Lorenzo, Neus & Gallon, Ray (2021) From Pyramids to Spirals. Gamification and Inquiring Minds for Global Skills. 21/04/2021. Presentation at Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), online 2021 conference. https://www.slideshare.net/TransformationSociety/from-pyramids-to-spirals This presentation offers theoretical frameworks for Instru...
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This paper provides theoretical reflections and recommendations for implementing smart learning spaces in schools. Learning resource networks are enlarging students’ opportunities for exploring alternative formal, non-formal and informal education, in physical and virtual learning spaces, inside and outside traditional classrooms. Smart Pedagogy ne...
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Gallon, Ray; Lorenzo, Neus (2021) Creativity: Core skill for inclusive AI-based learning. Workshop. Ed. Transformation Society. Presentation for the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE- RCIE), online 2021. This presentation offers interactive exercises to learn about Artificial Intelligence tools, with an inclusive approach and a cre...
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A presentation of theoretical diagrammes about human-machine interaction, prepared by the authors for the Annual Meeting of The transformation Society 2020.
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Gallon, R.; Lorenzo Galés, M.N. & Josefowicz, M. (2020). A Nemetic Model for Transmedia Organizational Literacy, Chapter 22, In "Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology". IGI-Global. ABSTRACT: The increasing diversification of interconnected media platforms, which provide a complex discourse, demands an effective us...
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This paper presents results of a focus group that gathered data from principals of several public schools in Catalonia regarding the educational impact of Industry 4.0 technologies. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn from qualitative analysis with a view to improving smart classrooms via educational innovation. Results show that the schools...
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As an approach to teaching and learning, creativity helps students to explore unknown zones, develop imagination, and grow as learners. It is a critical competence for encouraging adaptability to a changing world, empowering new generations with flexible skills and habits for learning and living together. Smart learning spaces, powered by artificia...
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Lorenzo Galés, N. and Gallon, R. (2020) Sharing Personalized Learning to Cultivate Creativity. Chapter 4 (pp. 61-87) In 'Pedagogies of Digital Learning in Higher Education', Coord. by Linda Daniela. (248 pages). Routledge: London. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003019466 eBooks ISBN: 9781003019466 Abstract: Whatever hopes or fears we may have fo...
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Future learning experiences will be shared in hybrid communities that include humans and non-human agents. Students will need to be protagonists of their social learning situations, together with interactive “smart” tools, and teachers will share planning responsibilities with high-tech assessment tools. Personal engagement will be a major factor f...
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The rapid advance of technology provides our society with many social and ethical challenges. How can we guide users through a world fostering a society of machines and humans? Published in TC World, ISSN 1862-6386 Online version: https://www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/user-experience/learning-to-learn-with-machines-971/?logintype=login
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Communication has been the basis for "key competencies" in every period of history. In the digital age, these competencies cross over lines of disciplines, modalities, approaches, media, and platforms. This paper shows the evolution of communicative competences, and explores the ramifications of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Indus...
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Educational systems are facing a transformation process that includes not only changes in their methodologies and techniques, but deep evolution of teachers’ mindsets and social perceptions. The need for a dynamic, flexible, and open learning environment for every child is cre- ating the necessity of more complex but enriched principles for teachin...
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A reflection on the ethics and social impact of technical communication as related to new technologies in the new world of AI, conversational interfaces, robotics, and all that is Information 4.0. Uses the example of autonomous automobiles to present a challenge to consider ethics more rigorously in technical communication work in light of our new...
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Social and technological evolutions are forcing changes in education worldwide. An important guide for such changes are the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) adopted by the United Nations. SDG 17 calls for partnerships built on shared vision and goals. In this study, statistics reveal the need, in adult education, for more strategic transversal...
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Ref: Presentation at Mobile Learning Week 2018, UNESCO, Paris. It integrates the common objectives of Education, Artificial Intelligence developers, and Social organizations, following the SDG17 from UN 2030 Agenca, for achieving common good and social well-being.. https://www.slideshare.net/nlorenzo/integrar-leducaci-la-ia-i-els-ods-inclusi-i-e...
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Pedagogy has been defined as the discipline that deals with theoretical concepts and practical educational approaches. A smart pedagogy for digital transformation, where artificial intelligence will provide smart educational agents, needs to consider how technologies affect perceptions of reality, cognition, and social interactions. In the second d...
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The increasing diversification of interconnected media platforms, which provide a complex discourse, demands an effective use of the space that is now called “transmedia.” This chapter provides terms and definitions for transmedia and for the new set of personal skills and abilities required to participate in it. It also presents the nemetic system...
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Presentation at WFATE (Melbourne University) by Dr. Neus Lorenzo & Ray Gallon, Chairs of the RDC in ATEE (Europe) for primary and pre-primary education. July 2018. Setting fields of research, development, and collaboration for an RDG (a Research and Development group) en Smart Pedagogy. Contact us for more information! Ref: https://www.slideshare.n...
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The world is changing with increasing speed. So how can we keep up? Lifelong learning has become an absolute necessity, and technical communicators hold a crucial position in enabling an individualized, customized transfer of knowledge. Published in TC World, ISSN 1862-6386 Online version: https://www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/intelligent-information...
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Lorenzo, N & Gallon, R. (2018). A Social Constructionist Model for Human-Machine Ecosystems, Chapter 3 in 'Learning Strategies and Constructionism in Modern Education Settings', Eds: Linda Daniela (University of Latvia, Latvia) and Miltiadis Lytras (Deree-The American College of Greece, Greece). pp. 25-46. IGI Global. (pp. 25-49) Future learning e...
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In this article, the authors compare traditional learning and communication processes and contexts to new strategies and learning situations adapted to a hyper-connected world, and propose universal pedagogical principles designed for globalised society where human-machine interaction is becoming commonplace. The development known as Industry 4.0,...
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Abstract: Pedagogy has been defined as the discipline that deals with theoretical concepts and practical educational approaches. A smart pedagogy for digital transformation, where artificial intelligence will provide smart educational agents, needs to consider how technologies affect perceptions of reality, cognition, and social interactions. In th...
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En este texto se reflexiona en torno al ruido como materia prima de composición sonora, visto desde una concepción artística. Se propone que, a partir de una re‐contextualización del ruido, éste se convierte en sonido, y con ello se pueden crear múltiples juegos para el oído, generando incluso situaciones dramáticas y narrativas. Específicamente, s...
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"The increasing diversification of interconnected media platforms, which provide a complex discourse, demands an effective use of the space that is now called “transmedia.” This article provides terms and definitions for transmedia and for the new set of personal skills and abilities required to participate in it: “transliteracy.” It also presents...
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List of videos. Full webinar recordings: New URLs. Presentations can be found at https://www.slideshare.net/TransformationSociety/presentations
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We have long succumbed to the fact that Artificial Intelligent (AI) beats our humble human brains at many kinds of activities – not just in a game of online chess. But we’re still in control, right? While we cannot fight the rise of AI, we need to learn to communicate and interact with our hyper-digital, interconnected environment in a way that goe...
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This article focuses on the relationships between hybrid communication environments and skills that will be needed to work in Industry 4.0. It also provides models based on the nemetic system, which are useful to analyze, track, and represent hybrid interactions in extremely digitalized environments. For people to function in Industry 4.0, they wil...
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Probing our Future http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/technicalcommunicationsuite/technicalcommunicationsuite_2015/pdf/Probing_Our_Future.pdf
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Igual que nos implicamos en el reciclaje de materiales para mantener el equilibrio ecológico, nos enfrentaremos en breve a la necesidad de eliminar el exceso de información y de reutilizar lo esencial en nuevos contextos. Descartar la acumulación innecesaria, y transformar el conocimiento significativo en nutriente social es un InfoCompostaje neces...
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Context sensing provides us with the means to produce highly personalized information that is geared towards the user’s needs on a minute-by-minute basis. So are we ready to become creators of Information 4.0?
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This webinar is part of a research project developed by The Transformation Society and Adobe Technical Communication that continues their ongoing partnership to seek deeper understanding about the technological developments that are offering new horizons to the content industries. The technologies associated with Industry 4.0 promise to change the...
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When humans started to codify text, voice, or images in strings of 0 and 1, we entered a new Era. Never before had we been able to unify every language, every communication technique, every aspect of reality, into the same single code, nor had we been able to transmit messages representing images, words, movements or sounds as simple binary pulses....
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In the last 20 years, the explosion of communication technologies across the planet has meant that all educational systems have had to face growing demand for learning processes based on interactive skills, collaborative competencies, and networking abilities. The need for creative ideas and divergent solutions demands individual responses and dive...
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As technical communicators, we aim to deliver just enough information to users when and where they need it. But new technologies such as Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things provide an ever-increasing number of use scenarios – leaving us with little to no knowledge of our users’ context. Nemetics offers a solution here. Published in TC Wor...
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Executive Summary: The Transformation Society collaborated with Adobe on a transmedia experiment to create a series of four communication events that gathered and shared information around different technological challenges. To follow these participatory activities, our audience had to use transliteracy skills in order to access and integrate fragm...
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'New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship' explores the role of higher education in today’s society. [http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/higher-education-and-globalization/123676] It discusses the rapidly changing nature of higher education around the globe, especially the relationship between higher education and social development....
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Mobile learning forces educators to try to understand the learner’s needs and abilities on a deeper level than ever before. What opportunities does m-learning hold for technical communicators? Published in TC World, November 2014 (regardless of the footer in the attached pdf). ISSN 1862-6138. Online version: https://www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/user...
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The principles of minimalism, as developed by John Carroll in The Nurnberg Funnel and subsequent works, are based on solid principles of learning theory derived from cognitive science. Too often, we forget that our “users” are, in reality, learners. Published in TC World, ISSN 1862-6186. Online Version: https://www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/user-expe...
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Content professionals are facing the breakdown of traditional boundaries that affect their subject matter as well as their professional functions. Among the issues that are influencing this evolution are: • Physical space has disappeared • Time is asynchronous • Users become producers • Consumers raise corporate consciousness • Private life becomes...
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The history of human communication can be measured by a series of paradigm shifts: speaking, writing, printing, and now, interconnecting globally. Government and business need to invest in research and innovation to explore how the communicative context is changing, how individuals will be affected by their interconnection with electronic objects,...
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The challenges of teaching Content Strategy and Information Architecture in a professional Master's program are daunting because in these two disciplines the source of quality is hidden and methodology can provide little useful guidance. The solution was to provide the cultural, epistemological, structural, and strategic principles behind these dis...
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Virtual art can be viewed in a continuum of work that dates back at least to the end of the nineteenth century, using the intangible elements of light and sound. By its dematerialised and ubiquitous nature, however, networked ditial work is breaking down our concepts of art and how it is understood, experienced , and sold. Coupled with some recent...
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Transformation can only occur through behavioural evolution. Global consciousness, collective intelligence and other similar utopian expressions fill the pages of books, websites, blogs and academic articles as once again the promise of transcendent transformation via new technology fills our techno-romantic hearts with hope.Past promises have ofte...
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Already for some time, people concerned with the acoustic environment have spoken about the effects of motorization. Above all, motors are dangerous for the acoustic specificity of a given place because of their acoustic masking effect. However, it is also important to consider the effect of amplified sound, which has become practically omnipresent...

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I've received some conference calls for papers from this organisation, and it looks, on the surface, pretty OK. The only thing is, I am getting lots of these all at once for unrelated conferences, and I can't find any mention of them anywhere on the Internet - using their name as a keyword only leads to their sites. This rings an alarm bell for me, so if anyone knows anything about them, I'd be grateful for your insights.
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Like many people, I used the built-in citation management software available in MS Word for a long time and had an extensive database in it, that was lost when the MS Source Manager started freezing and crashing Word - something experienced by many users and never solved, so far as I know.
So I'm looking for two things to replace it:
- A manager for citations - I don't care about managing pdf's as in Mendeley, etc. I just want to keep a list of my source documents and be able to plug them into my papers in the right format when I need them.
- A way to import existing citations from the "references" section of my documents into the above, so I don't have to manually redo them. I no longer have the MS database, so the only way to recover this information is from my existing published papers.
Anyone with experience in doing this who can provide tips will be greatly appreciated.

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Find new approaches to teaching, and to teacher education, adapted to the digital age.
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Acoustic Ecology seeks to go beyond the understanding of sound as nuisance (noise abatement and other similar subjects) and poses the question, "what is a sonic environment of quality?" What kind of sound environment do we need or want for different situations? How can we differentiate between the sounds we want, and those we don't.