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Terry Anderson

Interview with Terry Anderson

Professor Terry Anderson, who is based at Athabasca University in Canada, is one of the famous figures of contemporary education, and his list of achievements is lengthy. He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open […]

The open course you cannot fail…

… unless you fail to find something interesting. The second run of ocTEL, the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning, is starting at the end of April. Last year we ran the course[1], designed, written and supported by members of ALT, for the first time and 1200+ people registered. Within the first few days, hundreds […]

Chief Executive’s Report

A shared vision for the future In early February Diana Laurillard, Chair of ALT, led the launch of our new strategy for 2014-17. The strategy sets out a clear vision for the work of the Association over the next three years and strongly articulates our core values of being participative, open and inclusive, innovative, collaborative, transparent, […]

Terry Anderson

Interview with Terry Anderson

14 April 2014

Professor Terry Anderson, who is based at Athabasca University in Canada, is one of the famous figures of contemporary education, and his list of achievements is lengthy. He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open […]

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The open course you cannot fail…

10 April 2014

… unless you fail to find something interesting. The second run of ocTEL, the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning, is starting at the end of April. Last year we ran the course[1], designed, written and supported by members of ALT, for the first time and 1200+ people registered. Within the first few days, hundreds […]

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Chief Executive’s Report

09 April 2014

A shared vision for the future In early February Diana Laurillard, Chair of ALT, led the launch of our new strategy for 2014-17. The strategy sets out a clear vision for the work of the Association over the next three years and strongly articulates our core values of being participative, open and inclusive, innovative, collaborative, transparent, […]

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Digital voices and media-enhanced learning

07 April 2014

Thinking differently about digital and social media The Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) is a forum for thinking differently about digital and social media, and how we can use them to enhance learning environments. MELSIG includes academics, learning technologists, educational developers and students from post-compulsory education in the UK, led by a core group […]

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A supportive environment for digital literacy development

03 April 2014

There are many studies of how user expectations of institutional IT are changing: see for example the recent Educause review of IT issues and regular surveys from UCISA. The Developing Digital Literacies programme has focused rather on how people acquire the digital literacies they need for academic success, and how aspects of the institutional environment […]

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Digital literacies for lifelong/online learning

01 April 2014

One area the JISC digital literacies programme did not set out to explore was the capabilities required to learn successfully online. Before the current interest in MOOCs led to a resurgence of online-only provision, the focus was on harnessing digital technologies to the requirements of a blended context, and this was reflected both in the […]

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SIG Update: Open Education Resource

31 March 2014

The Open Education Resource SIG (OERSIG) was established in March 2012 and has over 110 members. As part of ALT’s contribution to celebrating Open Education Week, the SIG participated in the ALT Community webinar on 13 March 2013 to talk about current activities including recent case study work. Debbie Holley encouraged all interested persons to […]

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Engaging staff with technology enhanced learning using video

31 March 2014

An evolving case study from the Faculty of Environment and Technology at the University of the West Of England. Top-down organisational change, however necessary, can be unsettling. It exposes skill and knowledge gaps, and is expected to be rapid.  The Learning Innovation Unit was established within the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol […]

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altc2014 – submission deadline extended to 14 April 2014

28 March 2014

The 21st international conference of the Association for Learning Technology will be held at the University of Warwick, from 1-3 September 2014. The submissions deadline for altc2014 has now been extended to midnight GMT on Monday 14 April 2014. Whether you’ve been involved in ALT for years, are new to the learning technology domain, or are […]

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Some pros and cons of ‘track-changes’ feedback on work returned to students electronically

26 March 2014

Despite the fact that ‘track-changes’ is normally used in one-to-one editing and feedback (for example on draft theses, dissertations, reports and so on) it seems likely that ‘track-changes’ feedback is already well on the way towards replacing ‘handwritten comments on students’ work in assessment in general. This short discussion is about using the ‘track-changes’ function […]

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A Review of “Literacy in the Digital University”

24 March 2014

Literacy in the Digital University: Critical Perspectives on Learning, Scholarship, and Technology Edited by Robin Goodfellow and Mary R. Lea Published by Routledge This is an edited collection authored by a range of academics predominantly from the UK. Contributing authors include some familiar names for instance Martin Oliver and Lesely Gourlay, Chris Jones, Alison Littlejohn, […]

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Sharing stories: E-learning case studies from the Jisc Regional Support Centres

17 March 2014

Each year, our customer satisfaction survey tells us how much our supported learning providers appreciate hearing about real experiences from others in the sector: what they’ve been up to; what they are thinking of trying; what works well and, equally as important, what might be good to avoid. The Jisc Regional Support Centres across the […]

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Developing and running a MOOC: some practical considerations

14 March 2014

Report from a Centre for Distance Education seminar, University of London, 13 Jan 2014 The University of London’s (UoL) Centre for Distance Education (CDE) provides thought-provoking lunchtime seminars on topics of interest to learning technology practitioners and staff who teach or administer online courses. A recent well-attended seminar on the practicalities of Massive Open Online […]

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ALT’s new Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer – Martin Hawksey

10 March 2014

I’ve been an ALT Individual Member since 2010 but having started my career in learning technology at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2004 and sharing my workplace with the likes of Linda Creanor and Terry Mayes the Association has been known to me for a lot longer. I joined ALT when I was working in the […]

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UCISA Effective use of mobile technologies to enhance learning, teaching and assessment

10 March 2014

How can mobile learning enhance the student learning experience? What are the pedagogic benefits related to the use of mobile technologies in learning, teaching and assessment activities. What are the most effective strategies for engaging learners as mobile learners? These are just some of the questions addressed in a new collection of case studies on […]

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