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Pre-conference and Post-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, 7 September 2009 and post-conference workshops will be held on Thursday, 10 September 2009; start time for the majority is 1400. Pre/post-conference workshops are open to all, with ALT-C delegates being given priority of attendance.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present a workshop, please contact Hayley Willis, ALT Conferences and Events Manager on 01865 484126 with any questions/queries you my have.

Pre conference workshops

User-friendly Content Creation: Xerte Online Toolkits
Strategic Shared Services: Sharing Resources to Accomplish Teaching and Learning Goals

Can we make dreams happen with what we have?

Post conference workshops

To be confirmed.

User-friendly Content Creation: Xerte Online Toolkits - in Room 3.204 on the 3rd floor in University Place

The workshop offers an opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the successful open-source software Xerte Online Toolkits, developed by the University of Nottingham, and gaining use all over the world.

Topics to be covered and expected outcomes
Participants will leave the workshop with a good understanding of how to use Xerte Online Toolkits to create rich, accessible content, and publish that content online. Participants will take away an understanding of the different ways that they can use the software to create content and how to go about an institutional installation.

Presenters: Julian Tenney and Pat Lockley – University of Nottingham
Julian Tenney is the lead developer of the Xerte Project, with extensive experience in developing tools to facilitate the production of high quality learning materials by teaching staff. Pat Lockley is the web developer responsible for the development of the web-based version of Xerte Online Toolkits.

Want to attend?
Please contact Pat Lockley at the University of Nottingham. (There will be no charge for this event, which will run from 1400 to 1600 in Room 3.204.)

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Strategic Shared Services: Sharing Resources to Accomplish Teaching and Learning Goals

This workshop will look at shared services from a strategic point of view. Rather than focusing on cost savings, the content will highlight how an institution can utilise shared services to accomplish teaching and learning goals, incremental revenue generation, and flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions.

Topics to be covered and expected outcomes
The session will cover the meaning of strategic shared services, the different models, and some current examples. Expected outcomes will not only be a working knowledge of strategic shared services, but also networking with other institutions and organisations.

Presenter. Paul Hopkins, Interim IT Director, De Montfort University, and CEO of HE-Shared Services Ltd.

Want to attend?
Please contact Kristin Greene at Desire2Learn. (This workshop will run from 1600 - 1800 in Room 2.217.)

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Can we make dreams happen with what we have?

Very often we look outwards for solutions to deliver a good teaching and learning experience. Budget and staff (numbers and skills) limitation makes investing and maintaining of the VLE a challenge. Inwards refocusing might offer an interesting and viable option.

Topics to be covered and expected outcomes

  • Measuring fundamental needs of teacher and learner against current VLE on offer
  • Wishful tools: Are we going to use all of them?
  • Capitalising on what we have…

Collective review of discussions, reflections and conclusions for research.

Presenters: Doreen Nielsen, University of Greenwich.
Currently, a Senior Lecturer and Learning Technologist, leading and teaching Information Systems and Technology related courses in the Business School. With a background in Computer Science, she has many years of experience in industry as an IT Consultant and taken on roles such as those in Systems Design/Architecting and Implementations for Multi-Nationals. She has a keen interest in using technology for teaching and learning.

Want to attend?
Please contact Doreen Nielsen at University of Greenwich. (This workshop will run from 1400 to 1600 in Room 3.209.)

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