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Published in: #OER18
Published on: 17 May 2018

We would like to say a BIG thank you to our sponsors for this year’s conference.  Your support allowed us to facilitate an excellent conference where great minds from around the globe were able to come together, collaborate and explore open education for 2 full days.

Planning is already under way for OER19 so please check the conference platform regularly for updates.

Registration is now also open for our...

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 17 May 2018

Join a preview webinar looking forward to the course on Thursday 24 May, 12.30 BST: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2rR9tOd

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 17 May 2018

Blended Learning Essentials: Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships

- a free online course for apprenticeship providers

Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships is a new course offering from the hugely popular Blended Learning Essentials programme, led by Diana Laurillard, Bronwen Swinnerton and Neil Morris. This course focuses specifically on incorporating digital resources into the delivery of apprenticeship programmes from start to finish. Specific topics include:

  • Preparation: staff and organisational readiness
  • Planning the...
Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 17 May 2018

For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in Learning Technology from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come. We are putting our values into practice and Members at the heart of the conference, so in this spirit the event will be chaired collaboratively by the Trustees of ALT, led by Sheila MacNeill and Martin Weller.

Full information about registration, the programme and social activities is available on our dedicated conference platform ...

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 11 May 2018

The next Teaching and Learning Conversations webinar is led by Dr Liz Bennett, Director of Teaching & Learning
University of Huddersfield.

The webinar will report on the findings from the study of students’ responses to Learner Dashboards. It will focus on how they can be used within teaching and learning practices to support students’ engagement.

It will cover

  • What are learner dashboards (proxies for learning)
  • Drivers for learner dashboards
  • Pedagogy of learner dashboard designs with focus on self-regulated...
Published in: #ALTC Blog
Published on: 11 May 2018
Dear Members

As I am writing this we are just beginning a particularly busy period for the Association, so my report to you this time will be a whistle-stop tour of what’s happening across our community. I am pleased in particular to welcome new member organisations who have recently joined ALT: Staffordshire University, Ajenta, MyKnowledgeMap, TES, Northern Regional College, University of Dundee and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

A global perspective on professionalisation in Learning Technology

On 3 May 2018 I was honoured to join the BOLT project organisers and partners at the Hong...

Published in: ALT Announce
Published on: 11 May 2018
Published in: #OER18
Published on: 10 May 2018

It’s always strange to watch a conference from afar, using twitter as some form of dipstick diplomatic thermometer. Sadly no one has yet been mentioned in dispatches, for which, I blame, correctly, the Times of London.

So I’ll write about one of the hares set running from David Wiley’s keynote. The notion of “purist” and “pragmatist”, the question of a split, or perhaps a wheel reinvented – rebranded again. Sometimes we nail jelly, sometimes we nail theses. Can we see schisms, or perhaps to...

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 09 May 2018

Photo credit: Mark Power

 

Published in: #ALTC Blog
Published on: 08 May 2018

Learning analytics is a burgeoning area of interest to the learning technology and wider educational community at the moment.  The hope is that by using data more effectively we will be able to support students better and improve their outcomes in particular retention (Johnson et al 2016; Sclater and Mullan 2017).

There are many claims made for learning analytics, including to better understand learners and the learning process, to provide timely, informative, and adaptive feedback, and to foster lifelong learning (see for example Gaešvić, Dawson, & Siemens, 2015).

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