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Start Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 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 <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_31_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 31
Start Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:00:00 +0000
Description:

<p>The 19th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology will be held at the University of Manchester, UK, 11-13 September 2012.<br /><br />ALT-C 2012 will provide a valuable and practical forum for practitioners, researchers, managers and policy-makers from education and industry to come together to explore, reflect, influence and learn.<br /><br />Conference co-chairs: Jonathan Drori, Sarah Sherman and Julie Voce.<br /><br />Plenary presenters will include: Martin Bean, Eric Mazur and Richard Noss.<br /><br />Welcoming address: Nancy Rothwell.<br /><br />#altc2012<br /><br />See the conference webpage for further information <a href="http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2012">http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2012</a>.</p>

Title: ALT-C 2012: A confrontation with reality
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_30_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 30
Start Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000
Description:

<p>Materials from the event are available from the <a href="http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2216">ALT repository</a>.</p>
<p>This event will take place in Central Birmingham between 10.30 and 16.00 on Monday 21 May. It is organised by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and the Association of Colleges (AoC). The hastag for the event will be&nbsp;<strong>#LSCRD</strong>.</p>
<p>The aim of the event is to provide participants with&nbsp;<strong>practical ideas and strategies for technology-supported curriculum redesign which will have an impact on large numbers of learners</strong>.</p>
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<p><strong>Programme</strong></p>
<p>The event will consist of a series of 35 minute plenary sessions run by a mixture of presenters. All have valuable insights to share. Please see below for session details and information about the presenters.</p>
<p><strong>10.30 Registration and refreshments</strong></p>
<p><strong>11.00 Welcome from Maren Deepwell (Chief Executive of ALT) and Matt Dean&nbsp;</strong>(<strong>Technology Manager of AoC)</strong></p>
<p><strong>11.15 Peter Kilcoyne - "PAL Packs - Worcester College of Technology's model to deliver 15% of the full time FE curriculum online<strong>"</strong></strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">Worcester College of Technology has implemented a new model of curriculum delivery based around the use of PAL (Personally Accountable Learning) Packs.&nbsp;A PAL Pack is a Moodle course that is specifically designed for independent study, which incorporates the following elements: instructions; learning objectives; learning content; learning activities; and assessment activities.&nbsp;Contact hours on all FT L2 and L3 courses have been reduced by 15% with the PAL packs being used to deliver 15% of the curriculum. This session will look at how the model has been embedded in the college, the support required and examples of PAL Packs from a number of different curriculum areas.</p>
<p><strong>11.50 Ciara Duffy - "Virtualisation of South West College Curriculum Offer"</strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">South West College is a large multi-campus merged college that is intent on using Learning Technology to increase the college's reach and effectiveness in a systematic way and on a large scale. The virtualisation curriculum project for South West College involved the provision of an on-line learning experience for 5,655 students for one week in November 2011. During this week students were able to interact with tutors and access a rich variety of resources relating to their course. &nbsp;Ciara Duffy was seconded in to deliver this project against a very tight timescale of 9 months and in this session you will hear about the strategies used and the lessons learnt.</p>
<p><strong>12.25 Mark Stubbs - "Transforming the undergraduate curriculum at Manchester Metropolitan University"</strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">MMU has recently begun an ambitious change programme, led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, to transform its undergraduate curriculum. Coordinated activity across four interlinked strands enabled over 850 first year module specifications to be entered, reviewed, approved, set up in the student records system, timetabled and populated in a new VLE in 12 months. All second and third year modules will also be refreshed.&nbsp; Professor Mark Stubbs will outline the approach adopted and share lessons learned.</p>
<p><strong>12.55 Buffet lunch and exhibition</strong></p>
<p><strong>13.55 Donald Clark - "Scalability"</strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">There&rsquo;s nothing new about the backlash against Khan and Thrun. It happened with the OU and Wikipedia. Education holds itself back by refusing to recognise that scalability matters. The web offers us truly scalable solutions, not just replication. Donald will argue that scalability should be a necessary condition for funding in education and that truly scalable solutions can now dramatically decrease the cost of education. It will, of course, be resisted by those who want to keep education to themselves as an expensive and elitist endeavour.</p>
<p><strong>14.30&nbsp;</strong><strong>David Newman - "Let's design a learning-centred course - a brainstorming session"</strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">David Newman has just started work as the learning technologist for a new<br />M.Sc.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>at Oxford University. 30 students will arrive in September. The aim<br />is to grow graduates with the skills to become leaders in public policy.<br />But the traditional curriculum lays out the content to be taught, not how<br />students will learn. You will help him turn this into a learning-centred<br />degree, in a collaborative brainstorming session.</p>
<p><strong>15.00 Refreshment break</strong></p>
<p><strong>15.15 Howard Browes and Bob Harrison - "How a large distributed FE college is using learning technology to bring about large scale organisational change"</strong></p>
<p class="rteindent1">Leeds City College is the third largest general FE College in the UK, formed in 2009 on the merger of three Leeds colleges. The college's technology strategy supports 1700 staff and 90,000 student enrolments. The Principal and the Senior Management team have turned to technology to transform learning, kick-starting change in a coherent, consistent and cost effective way.Howard and Bob will share&nbsp; progress and lessons learned so far.</p>
<p><strong>15.50 Closing remarks from Maren Deepwell and Matt Dean</strong></p>
<p><strong>16.00 Conference close</strong></p>
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<h4>About the speakers:</h4>
<p><strong>Howard Browes</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Howard has worked in Further Education for 20 years in a number of curriculum, student support and senior leadership roles. His is currently responsible for teaching, learning and student progress at Leeds City College. Part of this role is to encourage new approaches to teaching and learning which includes supporting staff and students to make better use of technology. Howard's approach to TEL is very much from a curriculum and student perspective.</p>
<p><strong>Donald Clark</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Donald was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, and is a board member of Ufi, Cogbooks, LearningPool and the Brighton Arts Festival. Donald has been involved in major film, games, simulations, social media and mobile projects. He is an evangelist for the use of technology in learning and has won many awards, including the &lsquo;Outstanding Achievement in e-learning Award&rsquo; at the World Open Learning Conference. He has advised on e-learning for many global, public and private organisations, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. Donald is also a frequent (and controversial!) blogger on e-learning. He is currently writing a short biography of&nbsp;<a href="http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/blog-marathon-50-blogs-on... key learning theorists in fifty days</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Matt Dean</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Technology Manager, Association of Colleges (AoC).</p>
<p><strong>Maren Deepwell</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology (ALT).</p>
<p><strong>Ciara Duffy&nbsp;</strong>&ndash; Ciara is South West College's Virtualisation Project Manager. More bio to come.</p>
<p><strong>Bob Harrison</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Bob has worked in Further, Higher and Adult Education since 1976. He is currently Vice Chair of Governors at Northern College, a beacon college for Adults. After leaving as Principal of South Nottingham College Bob worked for the DfES Standards Unit on the FE improvement strategy&nbsp; including the development of the PQP. He was a member of Becta's National Advisory Board, a member of the MoleNet Advisory Board, and a judge for the Next Generation Learning Awards. He is a member of the ALT-C programme committee and has presented at ALT-C, MLearn and many other events. Bob also works for the National College (for School Leadership) where he has worked on the NPQH programme since 2000 and spent 4 years working on the Building Schools for the Future Leadership programme until its closure last year. He is Education Adviser for Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd and has been supporting Leeds City College, in his personal SET capacity.</p>
<p><strong>Peter Kilkoyne</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Peter has been a lecturer, teacher, advisor and manager in FE and HE since the late 1980s and has extensive experience in using learning technologies. Peter was JISC RSC Curriculum advisor for the West Midlands from 2000 &ndash; 2006 and then moved to Worcester College of Technology as Director of ILT. His main focuses at the moment are supporting a blended learning solution to deliver 15% of the FT FE Curriculum online and developing digital literacies for students and staff as part of a large JISC project. Peter is also working in partnership with Computer Aid International to support e-learning developments at a number of Universities across Africa.</p>
<p><strong>David Newman</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; David is based at the newly established Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. David started work as the School's learning technologist in November 2011. He is finding ways to help the school's Masters of Public Policy students turn into excellent public policy practitioners, through innovative use of technology in learning and teaching. He will be advising both students and academic staff on ways to make learning effective, deep and fun, as they solve public policy problems.</p>
<p><strong>Mark Stubbs</strong>&nbsp;- Professor Mark Stubbs, Head of Manchester Metropolitan University's Department of Learning and Research Technologies, will share lessons learned by MMU in developing and deploying on a large scale a spectrum of applications to support teaching and learning across the University.</p>
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<h4>Event planning group</h4>
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<li>James Clay, Gloucestershire College</li>
<li>Matthew Dean, Association of Colleges</li>
<li>Rob Englebright, JISC</li>
<li>Geoff Rebbeck</li>
<li>Sarah Williams, Yale College Wrexham</li>
<li>Maren Deepwell, ALT</li>
<li>Caroline Greves, ALT</li>
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<p>The event committee will be meeting regularly in the run-up to the event; if you have any questions about the programme please contact Caroline Greves (<a title="Send an email to Caroline Greves" href="mailto:caroline.greves@alt.ac.uk">caroline.greves@alt.ac.uk</a>).</p>
<p>The hastag for the event will be&nbsp;<strong>#LSCRD</strong>.</p>

Title: Large scale curriculum redesign
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_29_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 29
Start Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000
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<p>The webinar will be run using Blackboard Collaborate 11. On registering for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email containing joining instructions. Please follow these instructions and allow 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_28_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 28
Start Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:30:00 +0000
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<p>With Jane Seale, member of the REF Education sub panel<br /><br />In the learning technology field there is no shortage of research questions - but there is a shortage of research funding. Learning technology researchers are increasingly being required to address issues of impact in order to attract funding.&nbsp; At the beginning of the project, they must anticipate the potential impact of their research on end users, beyond the realms of scholarly citations, and put in place measures to demonstrate that impact. This is a particular challenge, especially in a field that in its infancy was prone to adopt a non-critical &lsquo;evangelical&rsquo; stance to learning technology. The field is maturing however, both in its methodological and theoretical approaches, and it would seem pertinent (if not imperative!) that learning technology researchers be proactive rather than reactive with regards to mapping out what impact means in the context of learning technology research. In this session Jane Seale will:<br /><br /></p>
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<li>Provide an overview of the different ways that funders such as ESRC and HEFCE define and conceptualise &ldquo;impact&rdquo; and &ldquo;users of research&rdquo;;</li>
<li>Offer her personal interpretations, with examples, of how learning technology research might demonstrate impact;</li>
<li>Facilitate debate and reflection regarding how well placed current UK learning technology research is to meet the challenges of demonstrating impact.</li>
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<p><br />Jane Seale joined the Faculty of Education as Professor of Education in September 2010 and was appointed as a member of the Education sub panel for REF 2014 in March 2011.&nbsp; She has undertaken a number of key national co-ordination and leadership roles in the field of e-learning and research including President of the Association for Learning Technology and Co-Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. Jane&rsquo;s research operates at the intersection of education, technology and disability and she has over 20 years of experience examining the role of technology in promoting inclusion, particularly for those with learning disabilities. Her 2006 book &ldquo;E-learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility Research and Practice&rdquo; is in over 450 libraries world-wide. Currently Jane is convenor of the TLRP Technology Enhanced Learning Digital Inclusion Forum. <br /><br />The hashtag for this event is #ltrimpact. A Cloudscape has been set up to enable outside interaction with the event at: <a href="http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2378">http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cl...

Title: Making a difference: How can we demonstrate the impact of learning technology research?
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_27_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 27
Start Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +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 <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_26_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 26
Start Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:15:00 +0000
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<p>The session is designed to provide information and support to new CMALT assessors</p>
<p>It will provide an overview of the assessment criteria, advice on how to complete an assessment and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works.</p>
<p>There will also be time for individual questions at the end of the session.</p>
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Title: CMALT webinar for Assessors
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_23_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 23
Start Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +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 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_21_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 21
Start Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +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 http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/webinar-faqs.<br /><br />The session will provide an overview of the assessment criteria, advice on how to complete an assessment 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 assessors
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_20_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 20
Start Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +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 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_19_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 19

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