Welcome to the first ALT News issue of 2009!
In this edition...
discusses the design of intelligent buildings using Oaklands College in
Hertfordshire as an example of a new fully-integrated campus planned for
occupation in 2011.
reports on the third International LAMS and Learning Design Conference held in
December 2008, in Australia. Sarah Sherman and Frank Steiner report on the
first Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference, held in October 2008,
reviews the eBeam system, which can convert any flat surface into an
interactive whiteboard or can digitally capture content from a normal
whiteboard. Vivien Sieber provides an overview of the eXe e-learning XML
editor, a free, open-source tool for creating sequences of interactive learning
activities without using HTML or XML.
Sarah Malone, Dave O’Hare and Sarah Darley introduce the POCKET
project which looks at the potential of migrating open content approaches in a
range of disciplines across a number of different higher education institutions
(HEIs). David Jennings reports on the ALT workshop “Sitting on a gold mine” for
the TILE project which looked at improving provision and services for learners
by aggregating and using 'learner behaviour data'.
Also in this edition…
Dominic Savage OBE,
Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
reflects on the development of ICT and education in the 75th year of the trade
association. Kevin Donovan reports on ALT’s first ever Research Committee
symposium on how HE and FE can be transformed for 21st Century learning. Mike
Keppell and Dominique Parrish provide an update on ascilite’s conferences and activities.
Richard Noss and Neil Selwyn describe the first commentary launched from the
Technology Enhanced Learning phase of the Teaching and Learning Research
Programme. The commentary focuses on Web 2.0 and how it can be applied to
designing the web for teaching and learning: Education 2.0.
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