Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 1   Friday, August 5, 2005

ISSN 1748-3603

Cover Page »
Feature article
More than just e-Learning: Sakai so far …
ALT news
Executive Secretary's Report
Director's Report
News from members
Your views on implementing accessibility regulations
Project updates
Skills for access: Putting the world to rights for accessibility and multimedia
Conference reviews
EdTech 2005, the sixth annual Irish educational technology users' conference
Legal issues of online learning environments: a JISC legal conference
Software reviews
Macromedia Breeze v5
Learning Activity Management Sequences (LAMS)
Hints and tips
Scenario-based learning using PowerPoint
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Privacy policy

Editorial Team

ALT Website
Director's Report
News from Rhonda Riachi

ALT-C 2005: places going faster than ever!
The conference timetable is now online with links to all the abstracts and you can list abstracts by theme. The deadline is fast approaching, so register now for ALT-C 2005 and book your accommodation on the booking page. En suite accommodation with Internet access and telephones is available on campus next to the conference venue; book well before the deadline to secure this. Nearby hotels are also offering discounts for ALT-C delegates, which can be booked online via First Option until 5 August. Registration closes on 12 August.

Annual General Meeting
Our twelfth Annual General Meeting will take place at University of Manchester on Wednesday 7 September, 1700-1730. All members are warmly invited to attend. Three nominations have been received for two vacancies for trustees on the Central Executive Committee, which means an election will be held at the AGM. The candidates are Dawn Leeder, Tom Franklin and Jonathan Darby. One nomination was received for the Vice-Chair: Linda Creanor. Linda Creanor is therefore elected unopposed. Along with reports on all ALT activities and committees, the trustees will be proposing amendments to the constitution, so please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

Members on the move
We send our best wishes to Prof Betty Collis, who is retiring from the University of Twente in September after a distinguished career in learning technology. Congratulations to Dr Hugh Davis who was promoted to the new role of Director of Education at the University of Southampton last month, and to Nick Jeans who is moving from the Sheffield College to become Content Team Manager for the South Yorkshire E-Learning Programme (a post he saw advertised in the fortnightly ALT email digest…). ALT was well represented in the National Teaching Fellowships this year, amongst whom we congratulate Philip Barker, Barbara Newland, Richard Francis and Ranald MacDonald. Au revoir (or should that be Farval in Swedish?) to Alison Hudson, who begins a secondment to the University of Umea in Sweden in September, returning to Sheffield in December 2006.

The ALT digest: all the news direct to you
If you have any learning technology vacancies, events, calls for papers, etc, email your brief text to the ALT office with the subject line “For the digest”. Be sure to include a URL where more information can be found. The digest goes out fortnightly to everyone on the alt-announce list (over 1,000 UK and international subscribers).

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