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Start Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000

<p>This free webinar is a chance to hear from current ALT Trustees about their experience of being part of the ALT Central Executive Committee. Doug Gowan and Shirley Evans will talk about why they became a Trustee, what the role involves and how you can become an ALT Trustee. The call for new Trustees has now been published via <a href=" link</a> therefore this is a good opportunity to ask questions and learn more if you are thinking of applying.</p>

<h2><strong>About the presenters</strong></h2>

<p><span class="field-content"><strong>Doug Gowan</strong> was elected vice-chair of ALT in September 2013. He will serve a three year term, becoming chair of ALT in September 2014 and president in September 2015. Doug was born in a mining and mill town in the West Riding. Survived 11+ and Grammar School miseducation. Graduated from Edinburgh University in spite of 1968 and all that. Founded the TUC&#39;s Course Development Unit in the 1970s and helped create a new style of active, learner-centred learning. Developed new styles of campaigning in trade unions and in 1997 set up the Open Learning Partnership.</span></p>

<p><strong>Shirley Evans</strong> has worked in the field of education and inclusion for the last 14 years on a local, regional, national and international basis and as a student, practitioner, manager and policy shaper. This work has cut across HE, FE, ACL and schools and a range of national organisations such as The OU, Becta, Jisc, LSIS, and of course, ALT. Shirley is currently working at Jisc TechDis on a range of projects relating to accessibility and inclusion. She is also employed by the Open University as an Associate Lecturer as well as providing consultancy on accessibility of &nbsp;STEM related modules. Her current research interest is designing e-learning for over 60s. Shirley joined the CMALT Development Group in March 2011 and is a CMALT Lead Assessor. She has been a trustee since January 2013 when she was appointed Chair of the Membership Development Committee.</p>

Title: Becoming an ALT Trustee - a free webinar
Event ID:
ID: 105
Start Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000

<p>As part of the <a href="">ocTEL course</a> we are running weekly webinars, starting on 30th April. Webinars are open to all and are free to attend. <strong>ocTEL participants will automatically receive joining instructions, so there is no need to register again. </strong>We will make the recordings of the sessions available via the ocTEL website. If you haven&#39;t yet registered for the course then you can still do so via the <a href=";id=101">ocTEL registration form</a>.</p>

<h2>This week&#39;s webinar</h2>

<p>You can access this week&#39;s session via <a href=";password=M.157991592AF408... link</a> (please note the session will not be live until one hour before the start time).</p>

<p>This week&#39;s webinar is about sharing approaches to and strategies for what we do and how we do it. We will have two short presentations, introducing examples of approaches to and strategies for Learning Technology. We will then facilitate a discussion with presenters and participants on how to share our approaches, identifying common issues. Following the webinar we invite you to join one of the small group discussion forums on strategies for Learning Technology.</p>

<h2>About the presenters</h2>

<p><strong>Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou </strong>is the Head of e-Learning at the University of Bath. In her role, she leads the enhancement of learning and teaching through the use of technology and her work aims to inform both institutional policy and practice. Kyriaki has presented at over 30 conferences in relation to e-learning, staff development, managing change, and the first year experience. She has numerous published works, is a steering member of the UK Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) and has led on projects funded by the HEA, JISC, MillionPlus and the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education. Kyriaki&rsquo;s more recent work focuses on the design and development to of FutureLearn MOOCs, whilst her work with the British Council and the Indian government explores the potential of large scale online delivery more generally. Her research focuses on educational leadership across the UK higher education sector with regard to e-learning.</p>

<p><strong>James Little</strong> has been involved at the intersection of education and technology for over 12 years, starting with a gap year in an educational consultancy in 2000 followed by work in subsequent years after University as a web designer, before moving into the higher education area in 2007 as a Learning Technologist.&nbsp; James enjoys the creative combination of pedagogical, theoretical understanding and technical skills. He has been involved in running distance-learning Masters for 5 years as well as working to enable staff and student digital literacy. He has presented often at international conferences such as NET and at ALT-C. James joined Leeds SDDU in early 2013 and works both within SDDU to enable effective and appropriate use of technology as well across the University, Leading the Learning Technologists Network and working collaboratively as part of groups such as BLLTIG and eAssessment.</p>

Title: Strategies for Learning Technology - ocTEL webinar week 1
Event ID:
ID: 104
Start Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000

<p>As part of the <a href="">ocTEL course</a> we are running weekly webinars, starting on 30th April. Webinars are open to all and are free to attend. <strong>ocTEL participants will automatically receive joining instructions, so there is no need to register again. </strong>We will make the recordings of the sessions available via the ocTEL website. If you haven&#39;t yet registered for the course then you can still do so via the <a href=";id=101">ocTEL registration form</a>.</p>

<h2>This week&#39;s webinar</h2>

<p>You can access this week&#39;s session via <a href=";password=M.978EBC82FF34D1... link</a> (please note the session will not be live until one hour before the start time).</p>

<p>This week&#39;s webinar is an introduction to ocTEL and gives you a chance to meet the tutors and previous years participants, and familiarise yourself with the ocTEL platform. This week&rsquo;s webinar has two parts:</p>

<li>a welcome to ocTEL, including a brief orientation and networking session</li>
<li>a panel session featuring questions and answers for ocTEL tutors and participants from last year&rsquo;s course</li>

<h2>About the presenters</h2>

<p><strong>Elizabeth Charles </strong>has worked in the higher education sector for more than 15 years.&nbsp; She is currently the Head of E-Services and Systems at Birkbeck, University of London, as part of the Library and Media Services. This post allows her to further explore her interest in online learning and virtual learning environments. She manages the digital resources for students and staff. She developed the digitised readings service at Birkbeck a key resource for users of the VLE and managed the move from Blackboard to Moodle. She continues to be interested in the transition from face-to-face to virtual environment teaching and learning and has actively participated in a number of MOOC, the most recent being the Learning Design Challenge and ocTEL 2014.&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Martin Hawksey</strong> is Chief Innovation, Technology and Community Officer for ALT his&nbsp;work is focused on the development of ALT&rsquo;s member services exploring how connectivist approaches can be used to support the community. This includes the application of data aggregation and dissemination techniques using existing open source platforms such as WordPress.</p>

<p><strong>David Jennings </strong>consults on online learning strategy and manages innovative projects. He has been self-employed for over 20 years and first managed and co-wrote accredited online courses in 1997. David is author of &ldquo;Net, Blogs and Rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; Roll: How digital discovery works and what it means for consumers, creators and culture&rdquo; (2007). He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Certified Member of ALT. David is also managing a project to develop a mathematics MOOC (massive open online course) with Institute of Education, Calderdale College, CogBooks Ltd and OCR.</p>

<p><strong>James Kerr </strong>is a Graduate Research Associate at the Ohio State University. James is taking a sabbatical to complete his doctoral dissertation at Ohio State University in the US. He has over 20 years in higher education supporting technology, in IT and educational technology. His areas of interest include digital badges, instructional design, and higher &amp; further education administration.</p>

Title: Welcome to ocTEL - ocTEL webinar week 0
Event ID:
ID: 103
Start Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:30:00 +0000

<p>This event is a <strong>free conference</strong> organised by the ALT MOOC Special Interest Group, with keynote from Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, Institute of Education.</p>

<p>The themes of the conference are:</p>

<li>Growing your own Mooc &ndash; models for providers outside consortia.</li>
<li>Incorporating others&rsquo; Moocs within an existing course (&lsquo;wrapping&rsquo;).</li>
<li>Widening and sustaining participation.</li>
<li>Designing and planning for &lsquo;massive&rsquo;.</li>
<li>Assessment and accreditation.</li>

<p>A full programme is now available via <a href=" link</a>.</p>

Title: MOOCs - which way now?
Event ID:
ID: 102
Start Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000

<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-326fcbc3-fe27-e036-6736-358b5df372f2">The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) is back! Starting on the 28th April 2014 you will be able to participate in this online course designed to help you better understand ways to use Learning Technology for teaching, learning and assessment. The course has undergone a revision and now is shorter (six weeks plus induction week) and we are working on incorporating new features including Open Badges for accreditation.</span></p>

<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-326fcbc3-fe27-e036-6736-358b5df372f2">ocTEL doesn&#39;t follow a traditional format and&nbsp;whilst we&#39;d love everyone to complete &#39;the course&#39;&nbsp;you can drop-in for the material and events most useful to you (currently outline of weeks below). Ultimately our aim is to help you make connections between people and knowledge to aid your personal development. ocTEL is an ideal opportunity to consider the connection with your existing skills and experience and </span><a href="">Certified Membership of ALT (CMALT)</a>.</p>

<li>Week 0: TEL &amp; the future (induction)&nbsp;- 28 Apr 2014</li>
<li>Week 1: Concepts and approaches - 5 May 2014</li>
<li>Week 2: Learners and learning - 12 May 2014</li>
<li>Week 3: Materials, platforms and technologies - 19 May 2014</li>
<li>Week 4: Support, feedback and assessment - 2 Jun 2014</li>
<li>Week 5: Leadership, management and keeping on track - 9 Jun 2014</li>
<li>Week 6: Enhancement, review and evaluation - 16 Jun 2014</li>

<p><strong>Update:&nbsp;</strong>the course&#39;s main site is at&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.&nbsp;You can still register for the course to contribute to the site discussion (please note it can take up to 24 hours for use to email login details).</p>

Title: Enrol on ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning
Event ID:
ID: 101
Start Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:30:00 +0000

<p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 267px; height: 189px; float: right;" />Now in its fifth year, OER14 is an international conference on open&nbsp;education, which will take place at Newcastle University, 28-29 April 2014. The conference is supported by ALT and the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group. This year the conference themes are:</p>

<li>Building and linking communities of open practice</li>
<li>MOOCs and open courses</li>
<li>Academic practice, development and pedagogy</li>
<li>Open policy, research, scholarship and access</li>
<li>Students as users and co-creators</li>

<p>For more information about the conference and to book please visit the <a href="">conference website</a>.</p>

Title: OER14
Event ID:
ID: 100
Start Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000

<p>This webinar is organised by the ALT Scotland Special Interest Group, in coordination with Jisc RSC Scotland, Cetis, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority as part of the Open Scotland initiative. Presented by Lorna Campbell of Cetis and Joe Wilson of SQA, the session will highlight examples of open education innovation and present the case for greater policy support to embed open education practice across the sector. The webinar will be of relevance to all colleagues with an interest in OER, Open Badges, MOOCs and open education more widely.</p>

<p>The session is free to attend and bookings are via <a href=" link</a> on the Jisc RSC Scotland website.</p>

Title: Open Scotland Webinar
Event ID:
ID: 99
Start Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000

<p>A recording of the webinar is now available via <a href=" link</a>.</p>

<p>This webinar will discuss the models of student engagement at the University of Southampton to support the development of Digital Literacies for staff and students. Working in partnership with students in an engaging and authentic manner is an important aspect of the digital literacies work being undertaken by the Centre of Innovation in Technologies and Education (CITE). &nbsp;A strategic theme for the Centre, the Digichamps have been working alongside academic teams to enhance the curriculum, working in partnership as consultants and running workshops with fellow students. The Digital Marketing DigiChamps are also working hard at events and contributing to the social media presence of the University.</p>

<p><strong>About the presenters</strong></p>

<p>Fiona Harvey is the lead for Digital Literacies in the Centre for Innovation in Technologies &amp; Education at the University of Southampton. She is also working with the University on a Student wide &OElig; Champions Project and will Chair the Student Champions Network Group. She is responsible for Educational Development and works with academics across the University to encourage and support innovation. &nbsp;Her other roles include Chair of the Digital Literacies SIG; Vice-Chair of the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Group; Chair of the ALT MOOC SIG.</p>

<p>Tamsyn Smith is a Professional in Learning Design and team member for the Digital Literacies Programme. She works alongside colleagues and students to provide educational support for a variety of programmes including designing MOOCs. She supports the DigiChamps with support sessions and provides resources and guidance. Her previous experience as a qualified school teacher has made her contribution to the projects she works on invaluable to the team.</p>

Title: Digichamps Webinar
Event ID:
ID: 98
Start Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000

<p>A recording of this session is available from the <a href="">ALT Repository</a>.</p>

<p>This free webinar will draw on the wide experience of ALT&#39;s membership in develping open education. In particular the session will focus on:</p>

<li><img alt="" src=" style="width: 114px; height: 110px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />ocTEL - ALT&#39;s open course in technology enhanced learning, which will have its second run in summer 2014</li>
<li>Research in Learning Technology - ALT&#39;s open access journal</li>
<li>ALT&#39;s Open Education SIG - members of this Special Interest Group will talk about current activities including recent case study work</li>
<li>OER14 - as an activity of ALT&#39;s OE SIG, there will be a brief preview of what to expect from the conference which takes place in April 2014</li>

<p>The hashtag for the webinar is <strong>#altoer</strong></p>

<p>The webinar will be run using Blackboard Collaborate 11. We will notify you of arrangements approximately three days prior to the webinar, giving you time to get your PC or Mac set up and tested, taking account of the guidance on the ALT web site at <a href="">

Title: Open Education in the ALT Community
Event ID:
ID: 97
Start Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000

<p><img alt="" src=" style="float: right; width: 256px; height: 214px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />ALT will be exhibiting at the Jisc Digital Festival on 11th and 12th March.</p>

<p>Please come and visit us on stand 49 to find out more about our work, or say hello if you are a current member.</p>

<p>On the stand will be ALT&#39;s Events Manager, Caroline Greves, and ALT&#39;s Membership Services Manager, Liz Wyatt. We look forward to seeing you there!</p>

Title: ALT exhibiting at the Jisc Digital Festival
Event ID:
ID: 96