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The Open Revolution Book – free to download

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With thanks to the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group for sharing The Open Revolution: Rewriting the Rules of the Information Age by Rufus Pollock  About the Book:   The Open Revolution Book An Open World, A World In Which Information Is Openly And Freely Available To Us All  Will the digital revolution give us digital… Read more »

Join in – free training for staff developing digital skills – the BLE MOOC

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Dear colleagues, You may be interested in sharing this with your colleagues – some excellent free training for developing staff digital skills. Forwarded on behalf of ALT: The next course in the The Blended Learning Essentials Program, Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships – Starts Monday 8th of October https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-digitally-enriched-apprenticeships The Blended Learning Essentials Program on FutureLearn is a… Read more »

Am I Hired? What does your social media profile say about you?

Colleagues from the University of Lincoln presented a rather innovative tech tool, “Am I Hired?” at the recent ALT Annual Conference, 2018 in Manchester, 11-13 September. 70% of employers profile potential job candidates via online search engines and individual social media sites in order to select an appropriate job applicant (Salm, 2017). Learning Technologists and… Read more »

Past, Present and Future of Learning Technology: A Review from ALT

The ALT Annual Conference, 2018 was hosted at Manchester University 11-13th September. The keynotes focused on the past, present and future of Learning Technology/Technologists. Dr. Tressie MacMillan Cottom, a digital sociologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University opened the conference with an animated discussion: “Context Matters: When and where we enter with learning technology.” In her keynote,… Read more »

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »

Xerte Online Toolkits version 3.6 now released

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Apologies for cross posting, but may of interest to us ‘Xerte’ fans: Julian Tenney <Julian.Tenney@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK> wrote: Dear all, The Xerte team and project are very pleased to announce the official release of Xerte Online Toolkits version 3.6 available from http://xerte.org.uk. A huge amount of work has gone into this latest release and there are many… Read more »

Reflections from the OER18 Conference

Myself and two colleagues (Liz Falconer and Denyse King) attended the OER18 Conference Yesterday.  They presented two case studies (VR Avebury, and VR Healthcare) and illustrated how VR (virtual reality) brings unique considerations for open access.  For example, considerations about whether settings, avatars, props etc are available to others; and indeed, the point that OE-VR… Read more »

#OER 2018 Invitation: Friday 9th March at 1pm (UK) time for the #OER18 Preview webinar where we will be joined by the keynote speakers.

Please see below ==== An invitation and preview of the #OER2018 conference Please join us on Friday 9th March at 1pm (UK) time for the #OER18 Preview webinar where we will be joined by the keynote speakers. “This Open Ed Sig webinar gives you the opportunity to meet one of the keynotes from the conference, Lorna… Read more »

ALT Annual Conference 2018: Call for Proposals

Colleagues, the call for papers now open… We now invite you to submit a proposal under one of the following themes: Participation through Learning Technology: including how to use technology to work in partnership with learners, how to create engagement and built informed consent, critical digital literacy, accessibility and equity; Collaboration for Learning Technology: such… Read more »

Open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.

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Apologies for cross posting – but this is a fabulous resource… ==== Dear ALT Members,   In our experience, teaching staff often do not have much opportunity to find out what their peers are doing. Therefore, late last year, the BLE published a freely available, open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in… Read more »