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FHEDAWG webinar: Discussing and sharing approaches to VLE accessibility

09/10/19

This webinar is organised by ALT as part of our work with the Further Higher Education Digital Accessibility Working Group (FHEDAWG). This time we welcome a special guest Gavin Henrick who is an experienced educational technology consultant, with over 15 years’ experience delivering education solutions with a focus around online and blended learning technologies, such as Moodle. Gavin and his team has been working on evaluating, remediating and improving platforms and content with an accessibility lens taking a bigdata / smalldata approach. 

This session will be a discussion and information sharing on how people are approaching the accessibility with regard to their VLE and Online Learning Content specifically. As part of this webinar Gavin is inviting attendees to consider and contribute experiences around:

  1. What are the challenges right now around accessibility?
  2. What type of testing do they carry out (if they carry any out)?
  3. What resources are they using to help fix the issues found?

Gavin is also inviting attendees to share any other questions they would like covered which can be asked via the Vevox Q&A App 

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ALT Assembly online meeting

08/10/19

The ALT Assembly meets monthly online, with two annual face-to-face meetings in February and September.

The webinar will run in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. If you have not used Collaborate Ultra before, it may be helpful to consult our webinar FAQs at https://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs

The Assembly is the overarching Member committee advising the ALT Board of Trustees. The Assembly is chaired by the President of ALT, Martin Weller, and provides greater representation for Members and in particular Member groups, in the governance of the Association. 

This meeting is open to all Members of ALT who are Members of the ALT Assembly, including:

  • Editors of the blog and journal
  • Members of the Editorial Board
  • Members representing Conference Committees
  • Members representing Member Groups
  • Members representing Special Interest Groups
  • Honorary Life Members
  • CMALT Lead Assessors
  • Members involved in CMALT development
  • Trustees
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ALT Assembly Meeting

19/08/19

The ALT Assembly meets monthly online, with two annual face-to-face meetings in February and September.

This meeting will take place during the ALT Annual Conference 2019, at the University of Edinburgh. You can also follow the session online: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2z6xjcz 

ALT Assembly Terms of Reference 2019
Agenda and Notes for the meeting (shared open doc)
Link to join the session

The Assembly is the overarching Member committee advising the ALT Board of Trustees. The Assembly is chaired by the President of ALT, Martin Weller, and provides greater representation for Members and in particular Member groups, in the governance of the Association. 

This meeting is open to all Members of ALT who are Members of the ALT Assembly, including:

  • Editors of the blog and journal
  • Members of the Editorial Board
  • Members representing Conference Committees
  • Members representing Member Groups
  • Members representing Special Interest Groups
  • Honorary Life Members
  • CMALT Lead Assessors
  • Members involved in CMALT development
  • Trustees
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"Digital Accessibility as a right - FHEDAWG guest webinar with Greg Gay"

25/07/19

Barriers in digital information can prevent people with disabilities from participating as full members of society. It’s surprising that digital accessibility practices are still rarely taught as part of formal education. Digital accessibility is integral to enabling all learners in today’s information society. Teaching digital accessibility as part of college and university curriculum is important.
    
To fill the gap, Ryerson University has created five practical online courses and corresponding interactive, modular, and open textbooks aimed at raising awareness of digital accessibility globally.

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Academic online identity and social media

24/07/19

Whether you are a serial poster, super scroller or logical lurker, there are opportunities for everyone to think about how to get more from social media.  This session will help you think about your academic identity online, providing opportunities to think about the way you network and what your social media is capable of doing for you.   Sarah will be sharing practical strategies and approaches that have been tried and tested, whether you want to engage students in sessions, reach a larger network with your research or want to connect with a wider community. 

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CMALT Webinar for Assessors

23/07/19

At this session we will provide information and support to CMALT assessors, providing an overview of the assessment criteria, advice on how to complete an assessment, and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works.

There will also be time for individual questions at the end of the session.

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Meeting of the ALT Board of Trustees

09/07/19

The Board of Trustees of ALT is the Association's overall governing body and meets three times a year face to face and monthly online. 

You can find out more about the Trustees on our governance pages. You can read the minutes from previous meetings on the committee minutes page

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Meeting of the ALT Board of Trustees

04/07/19

The Board of Trustees of ALT is the Association's overall governing body and meets three times a year face to face and monthly online. 

You can find out more about the Trustees on our governance pages. You can read the minutes from previous meetings on the committee minutes page

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OER20: The Care In Openness

04/07/19

Covering issues of privilege, equity, precarity, power relations and public interest, OER20 will put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of care in open education. 
 
Care is a means for social transformation when it is rooted in actual practices and mechanisms that guarantee its redistribution towards a lasting social reorganisation (ZEMOS98, 2019). But in the age of data surveillance and significant risk on the open web, how can we map out and give visibility to the critical component of care practices? How can we build sustainable communities, participatory practices, and civic engagement for the public good and a healthier democracy?  

OER20 Conference Committee: This year we are offering all volunteers an opportunity to sign up for what you are particularly interested in helping with in the run-up to and during OER20. We would like the conference to reflect the diverse and growing OER20 community across the UK and beyond. The work of the Committee will start in late September 2019 as the Call for Proposals is issued and continues up to the conference in April 2019. If you would like to apply to join the OER20 Committee please complete this form.
 
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have an interest in the following indicative areas of practice:

  • Openness in the age of surveillance
  • Sustainable open education communities
  • Open education for civic engagement and democracy 
  • Criticality and care in open education 

The Call for Proposals will open in September 2019. 
 

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