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Published in: #ALTC Blog
Published on: 19 February 2017

The University of West London (UWL) published its learning analytics policy in September 2016. In this post I share some tips on developing an institutional learning analytics policy. The UWL policy was written and published in 3-months. The need for speed was the equally rapid implementation of a predictive analytics project at the university which is also outlined below.

1) Focus on purpose

Be clear about what you are trying to achieve and why you need a policy. If I’m honest, the initial impetus behind our policy was that we knew we ought have one. We were aware of the...

Published in: ALT Announce
Published on: 17 February 2017
Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 16 February 2017

FELTAG SIG webinar series 2017

New course design for Reflective learning

Our second Webinar explores another of our Frontier themes for the FELTAG Movement: ‘New course design for Reflective learning’.

The Webinar is presented by Daniel Scott, lately of Barnsley College and now working as (details to follow)

He will explore ideas and thinking around how e-learning design is now able to incorporate more reflection into courses as a...

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 16 February 2017

Research in Learning Technology is ALT’s Open Access online journal. Research in Learning Technology publishes papers concerning the use of technology in learning and teaching in all sectors of education, as well as in industry. The focus of the journal is on publishing high quality evidence-based manuscripts from researchers, practitioners and policy makers which serve the needs of the diverse and international readership.

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 16 February 2017

This session is designed to provide information and support to CMALT holders interested in acting as CMALT assessors. Assessing CMALT portfolios helps you to

  • Keep up to date with current practice
  • Continue your professional development and expand your skill-set as a peer assessor
  • Contribute to the development of the scheme

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.

Presenter: Adam Warren, University of...

Published in: #ALTC Blog
Published on: 15 February 2017

“Academics never stand on ladders, only working class people.” Hans Rosling, ALT Conference, 9 September 2008, in Leeds.

Many people will have been sad and shocked that Hans Rosling “a kind and constantly curious genius” died on 7 February, aged 68, from pancreatic cancer, in Uppsala, Sweden.

Rosling was professor of international health at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. In 2008 he gave a brilliant and memorable keynote –...

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 15 February 2017

“Academics never stand on ladders, only working class people.” Hans Rosling, ALT Conference, 9 September 2008, in Leeds.

Many people will have been sad and shocked that Hans Rosling “a kind and constantly curious genius” died on 7 February, aged 68, from pancreatic cancer, in Uppsala, Sweden.

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 13 February 2017

The second Playful Learning conference, based at Manchester Metropolitan University and organised in conjunction with the ALT Playful Learning SIG (formerly Games and Learning SIG), will be running from 12 to 14 July 2017. Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults.

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 10 February 2017

CMALT is the peer-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT to enable people whose work involves learning technology to

  • have their experience and capabilities certified by peers;
  • demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development.

CMALT is a flexible framework, accommodating a wide variety of job types and roles.

This webinar looks at the value and benefits of completing the CMALT process, and of demonstrating a solid and informed understanding of the benefits and constraints of...

Published in: ALT Announce
Published on: 10 February 2017

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