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Start Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:30:00 +0000
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<p>Recordings from the conference are now available via the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXyOeMbuQNU&amp;feature=c4-overview&amp;l... YouTube Channel</a>.</p>

<p>Slides from the conference are available from the <a href="http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2326/">ALT Repository</a>.</p>

<p>This one day conference is about current MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) research, experience and development. A key focus of the event is on exploring the impact of MOOCs, how data is created, used and analysed and to consider the potential of MOOCs in education. Organised by ALT&rsquo;s Special Interest Group for MOOCs, the conference will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss, discover and define the evolving MOOC landscape.</p>

<p>For more information about the ALT MOOC SIG and to get involved click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alt.ac.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/alt-mooc-sig">.... The hashtag for the event is #altmoocsig</p>

<h3>Programme</h3>

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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">9.15-9.30</td>
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<p>Welcome: Maren Deepwell - Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">9.30-10.15</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Session 1: Don Nutbeam - Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton</td>
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<p>&#39;Aspects surrounding the role of MOOCs in a modern University&#39;</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">10.15-10.45</td>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">10.45-11.15</td>
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<p>Session 2: Simon Nelson - Chief Executive, Futurelearn</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">11.15-11.45</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Panel session 1</td>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">11.45-12.15</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Session 3: Helena Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Education and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia</td>
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<p>&#39;MOOCs, what makes &#39;good&#39;?&#39;</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">12.15-13.15</td>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">13.15-13.45</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Session 4: Amy Woodgate, Project Coordinator Distance Education Initiative (DEI) &amp; MOOCs, University of Edinburgh</td>
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<p>&#39;Looking Beyond the Hype - MOOCs as Catalysts of Major Educational Change&#39;</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">13.45-14.15</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Session 5 (virtual keynote): Doug Fisher, Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning</td>
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<p>&#39;Using MOOCs to enhance on-campus education - experience, lessons, and research opportunities&#39;</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">14.15-14.45</td>
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<p>Session 6 (virtual keynote): Jonathan Worth, BA and MA course director in Photography, Coventry University</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">14.45-15.15</td>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">15.15-15.45</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Session 7: Martin Hawksey, Innovation and Technology Manager, ALT</td>
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<p>&#39;Show me the data! Actionable insight from open courses&#39;</p>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">15.45-16.15</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Panel session 2</td>
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<td style="height: 40px; width: 100px; border-color: #000000;">16.15-16.30</td>
<td style="width: 100px; height: 40px; border-color: #000000;">Closing plenary</td>
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Title: No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCs
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_83_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 83
Start Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:30:00 +0000
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<p>ALT Policy Board meetings are fora for member institutions to discuss the effect of strategic changes in learning technology options on institutional strategies and on education as a whole.&nbsp; The meetings are chaired by the ALT President&nbsp; with a small number of presentations from those with appropriate expertise and experience in the relevant area while leaving plenty of time for discussion of the issues in groups and plenary. They are convened when new significant matters arise in the LT educational policy arena.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />This year, the Policy Board will be discussing how UK education providers can continue to provide UK leadership in global education with changing models, especially in Learning Technology. We will be drawing on a policy roundtable discussion convened earlier this year, which sought input from institutions, government and universities about key issues in the light of recent developments, such as MOOCs.</p>

Title: ALT Policy Board
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_82_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 82
Start Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000
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<p>A recording of this webinar is now available via the <a href="http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2322/">ALT Repository</a>.</p>
<p>This webinar presents a view of digital literacy through a discussion of E-learning and Digital Cultures (known as EDCMOOC), a Massive Open Online Course offered in January 2013 by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Coursera. The profusion of multimodal artefacts produced in response to the EDCMOOC will provide a number of examples with which to explore sociomaterialism in relation to literacy practices online. It will be suggested that this work constitutes a set of sociomaterial entanglements, in which human beings and technologies each play a part. By looking at these examples, we will suggest that sociomaterial multimodality offers a different way of thinking about digital literacy: not as a set of representational practices, but rather as complex enactments of knowledge, specific to particular contexts and moments.</p>
<p><strong>About the presenters</strong></p>
<p>Jeremy Knox is a PhD student at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh and a tutor on the MSc in Digital Education. He is also a member of the ?E-learning and Digital Cultures? MOOC teaching team. His research concerns relationships between critical posthumanism, new materialism and the open education movement.</p>
<p>Sian Bayne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Director of Studies on the Edinburgh MSc in Digital Education. My research interests revolve around educational change as we become more and more enmeshed with the digital. Current particular interests are around posthumanism and online education, the geographies of distance education, museum learning and multimodal academic literacies. I&rsquo;m currently Associate Dean (digital scholarship) in the College of Humanities and Social Science at Edinburgh.</p>
<p><strong>About the series</strong><br /><br />This seminar series is funded by the JISC IOE Digital Literacy project, and will be hosted by ALT. It will explore the themes of the forthcoming special issue of Research in Learning Technology, which will focus on Digital Literacies and Digital Scholarship. The authors of four of the papers in the special issue will present on their research and theoretical perspectives surrounding these themes.&nbsp; The series will be curated by Lesley Gourlay (joint editor of RLT) and Special Issue guest editors Martin Oliver and Norm Friesen. Sessions will involve presentation, exploration of themes by the facilitators and open discussion with participants.</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="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs">http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/we...

Title: Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: Multimodal Profusion in the Massive Open Online Course
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_81_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 81
Start Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000
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<p>Materials from this webinar are now available from the <a href="http://repository.alt.ac.uk/view/divisions/Scholarly,Digital,Open=3Aanim... Repository</a>.</p>
<p>Traditionally, university faculties have exercised economic and organisational autonomy over the activities of scholarship, believing themselves to be the guardians of a social consensus on the value and role of scholarship as a 'public good'. But, in the contemporary context of national education policies that construct the public good of the university in terms of economic value - of its research, and of the skills, qualifications and career opportunities offered to students and future employers - a new discourse of 'open-ness' is threatening the traditional scholarly values of critical reflection, methodological rigour, and the expert search for truth.</p>
<p>Digital communication and the internet bring competing sets of values, including immediacy, serendipity, the mutability of knowledge, and the participation of crowds. How can the traditions of scholarship, the principle of open-ness, and the new cultures of digitality be combined? Is such a triangle even possible?</p>
<p>In this session Robin Goodfellow will take a critical look at some contexts of practice in which scholarship, digitality, and openness interact, and explore the inherent tension between practices that aim to deepen the understanding of specialist communities, and those that aim to open up the social construction of scholarship to universal participation. He will discuss implications for the relationship between scholarship and teaching in the digital university, and look at some recent work on literacy and knowledge practices in digital higher education which points to a way out of the apparent contradictions.</p>
<p><strong>About the presenter</strong></p>
<p>Robin Goodfellow is Senior Lecturer in Teaching with New Technologies at the Open University's Institute of Educational Technology. He was principle investigator for the ESRC-funded seminar series Literacy in the Digital University between 2009 and 2011 and is a contributing co-editor of 'Literacy in the Digital University - Critical Perspectives on Learning, Scholarship and Technology' (Routledge 2013). He is also co-author of Challenging E-Learning in the University - a literacies perspective (McGraw Hill/Open University Press 2007).</p>
<p><strong>About the series</strong></p>
<p>This seminar series is funded by the JISC IOE Digital Literacy project, and will be hosted by ALT. It will explore the themes of the forthcoming special issue of Research in Learning Technology, which will focus on Digital Literacies and Digital Scholarship. The authors of four of the papers in the special issue will present on their research and theoretical perspectives surrounding these themes.&nbsp; The series will be curated by Lesley Gourlay (joint editor of RLT) and Special Issue guest editors Martin Oliver and Norm Friesen. Sessions will involve presentation, exploration of themes by the facilitators and open discussion with participants.</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="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs">http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/we...
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Title: Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: Scholarly, Digital, Open: an impossible triangle?
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_80_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 80
Start Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000
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<p>Materials from the session are now available from the <a href="http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2329/">ALT Repository</a>.</p>

<p>This webinar is based on a paper due to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Research in Learning Technology, arising from the significant, exhilarating but sometimes also uneasy and difficult conversations across disciplinary areas that are provoked when scholars researching digital learning technologies meet those working from a literacy studies tradition. These conversations are part of the effort to understand the significant shifts in practices of communication, learning and meaning-making that are currently taking place.</p>

<p>In the session Mary Hamilton, Mary Lea and Lesley Gourlay will review some key differences, tensions, problematics and debates between the two traditions of literacies and learning technologies research. They will marshal arguments about the importance of looking carefully at how these two traditions intersect and what each brings to our understanding of learning and meaning-making. They will suggest that the key elements from the critical theoretical tradition of literacy studies should be integral to discussions of new media and new learning. Further, the terms &quot;literacy&quot; (and &quot;literacies&quot;) need to be carefully reconsidered in relation to these discussions since it is constantly being parted from its root meanings and used in multiple, confusing ways.</p>

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

<p>Mary Hamilton is Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK and teaches there on a Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced learning. Her research explores communication and interaction in the everyday textually-mediated social world and involves close analysis of how texts, both print and digital, are used within social encounters and how texts circulate within institutional settings. She is interested in informal learning across the lifespan and also in the globalisation processes of educational policy. See her full profile at <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/centres/tel/profiles/mary-hamilton">http...

<p>Mary R Lea is Reader in Academic and Digital Literacies at the Open University. Both her research and practice are concerned with writing, knowledge and meaning-making in a wide range of HE contexts, including the digital landscape. She is interested in the way that technologies have become aligned uncritically with literacy in order to promote dominant institutional agendas (Lea 2013a). She offers a counter to this in a reappraisal of academic literacies research in the digital university, exploring its potential in relation to a network perspective ( Lea 2013b)</p>

<p><em>References</em><br />
<em>Lea, M R (2013) Reclaiming literacies: competing textual practices in a digital higher education, Teaching in Higher Education 18 (1) 106-118<br />
Lea, M R (2013) Academic literacies in the digital university: integrating individual accounts with network practice Literacy in the Digital University: critical perspectives on learning, scholarship, and technology New York/London: London</em></p>

<p>Lesley Gourlay is&nbsp;Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literacies and Director of the Academic Writing Centre at the Institute of Education. Her background is in Applied Linguistics, and her research interests include academic literacies, trajectories of staff and students, internationalisation and widening participation in HE, and the implications of digital mediation for the contemporary university. Lesley is also interested in developing pedagogic models of writing development in Higher Education, and in uses of writing in the curriculum.</p>

<p><strong>About the series</strong></p>

<p><span>This seminar series is funded by the JISC IOE Digital Literacy project, and will be hosted by ALT. It will explore the themes of the forthcoming special issue of Research in Learning Technology, which will focus on Digital Literacies and Digital Scholarship. The authors of four of the papers in the special issue will present on their research and theoretical perspectives surrounding these themes.&nbsp; The series will be curated by Lesley Gourlay (joint editor of RLT) and Special Issue guest editors Martin Oliver and Norm Friesen. Sessions will involve presentation, exploration of themes by the facilitators and open discussion with participants.</span></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="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs" title="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs">http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/we...
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Title: Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: Textual Practices in the New Media Digital Landscape - Messing with Digital Literacies
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_79_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 79
Start Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000
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<p>This seminar will explore perspectives on digital literacy and the impact that different meanings might have, both on academic perception and on the curriculum. It will introduce a new framework for understanding digital literacy from a critical perspective, with discussion and examples of how such a framework might be used in curriculum and professional development contexts.</p>
<p><strong>About the presenters</strong></p>
<p>Juliet Hinrichsen is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at the University of Greenwich. She has a background in e-pedagogy, digital humanities and academic development. Her research interests are around the concept of the lecture in relation to the embodied teacher; and methodological approaches to the design of learning.</p>
<p>Antony Coombs works in Educational Development at the University of Greenwich, providing specialist advice in the application of digital technologies for teaching and learning. He combines expertise in the areas of visual design, information design and design for learning.</p>
<p><strong>About the series</strong></p>
<p><span>This seminar series is funded by the JISC IOE Digital Literacy project, and will be hosted by ALT. It will explore the themes of the forthcoming special issue of Research in Learning Technology, which will focus on Digital Literacies and Digital Scholarship. The authors of four of the papers in the special issue will present on their research and theoretical perspectives surrounding these themes. &nbsp;The series will be curated by Lesley Gourlay (joint editor of RLT) and special issues guest editors Martin Oliver and Norm Friesen. Sessions will involve presentation, exploration of themes by the facilitators and open discussion with participants.</span></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="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs">http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/we...

Title: Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: The Five Resources of Critical Digital Literacy - A Framework for Curriculum Integration
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_78_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 78
Start Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000
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<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="http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs">http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/we... /><br />The session is designed to provide information and support to candidates looking to complete their portfolios in the next few months.<br /><br />It will provide an overview of the submission process, advice on how to complete a portfolio and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works.<br /><br />There will also be time for individual questions at the end of the session.</p>

Title: CMALT webinar for candidates
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_77_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 77
Start Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000
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<p>The ALT annual conference has and continues to be an opportunity to come together and celebrate the recent achievements in technology enhanced learning. As with previous years we are looking to maximise the benefit to members by Live streaming via Adobe Connect and the ALT YouTube Channel a number of the sessions and reaction from presenters, chairs and delegates. For altc2013 we will also be launching a new conference website to allow delegates to connect and share their knowledge and expertise. Using techniques applied in ALT's Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) a dedicated site has been created focusing on capturing as much of the conference activity in 3rd party spaces such as personal blogs and social networks, sharing this back to the community. In this orientation session Steve Milligan (Collaborate) and Martin Hawksey (ALT) will host an orientation session designed to highlight the main features of the live feed and conference site.</p>
<p><strong>About the presenters</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Steve Milligan</strong> is Director of <a href="http://www.collab8.com/">Collaborate</a> and has been working within the virtual learning and collaboration workspace for nearly 10 years. He has significant understanding of the technologies supporting e-learning, webcasting, video conferencing and the use of video as an effective learning and communications tool<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Martin Hawksey</strong> has recently been employed by ALT to develop the altc2013 site following his work on ocTEL. Martin has expertise in a range of fields including data mining and visualisation, learning analytics, social network analysis. He is active within the open education community and has supported a number of courses including the Current/Future State of Education and ds106.<br /><br /></p>

Title: Preview webinar for altc2013 online platform
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_76_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 76
Start Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:30:00 +0000
Description:

<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 http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs.<br /><br />The session is designed to provide information and support to candidates looking to complete their portfolios in the next few months.<br /><br />It will provide an overview of the submission process, advice on how to complete a portfolio and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works.<br /><br />There will also be time for individual questions at the end of the session.</p>

Title: CMALT webinar for candidates
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_74_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 74
Start Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000
Description:

<p>The ALT-Scotland special interest group will be hosting an event on Thursday 20 June 2013 at Glasgow Caledonian University. The focus will be on open education and what it means for our practice in Scottish institutions. Topics will include Edinburgh University&rsquo;s experience of Coursera (Christine Sinclair), a look at Open Badges (Grainne Hamilton), designing the ocTEL platform (Martin Hawksey) and an update from the SQA (Joe Wilson). There will also be plenty of time to network and catch up on the latest developments.<br /><br /></p>

Title: ALT Scotland Meeting
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_72_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 72

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