One of the largest learning technology conferences, ALT (Association for Learning Technology) took place this week in Liverpool. BU was represented by Professor Debbie Holley and David Biggins amongst some 400 delegates.
There is an ALT YouTube channel which contains some videos from this week’s conference including the three keynotes which are also available from the ALT site:
- Bonnie Stewart – The new norm(al): Confronting what open means for higher education
- Siân Bayne – The death of a network: data and anonymity on campus
- Peter Goodyear – Shaping spaces
Incidentally, on the ALT YouTube channel at present are the videos from the open education resources (OER) conference in April 17 which may be of interest?
Debbie and I presented twice at the conference. The first presentation was on the 16-17 PREP activity, iInnovate and the second was on our continuing research into TEL Toolkits, looking at alternate uses of toolkits with a view to developing an ontology that will help organisations gain the most from these systems. Marketa Zezulkova also contributed greatly to the second presentation but she was unable to join us at the conference.
There was a lot of interest in BU’s TEL Toolkit from UK HEIs but also from representatives from Germany and Sweden.
It was great to see BU leading the way in this area.