Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 15 January 2009   Friday, January 30, 2009

ISSN 1748-3603

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Building a better future – planning and designing innovative, intelligent educational buildings
Conference reviews
Perspectives on learning design – a report on the 3rd International LAMS and Learning Design Conference
FOTE – Future of Technology in Education 2008
Technology reviews
The eBeam – interactive whiteboard and capture system
eXe – e-learning XML editor
Project updates
Developing open content – the POCKET perspective
Web 2.0-style resource discovery comes to libraries – the TILE Project
ALT research news – transformed for 21st century learning
Technology and learning – a trade association perspective
Commentary launched: Education 2.0? Designing the web for teaching and learning
The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) update
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Chief Executive's report
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In this edition...
by Julie Voce

Welcome to the first ALT News issue of 2009!

In this edition...
Richard Everett 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.

Diana Laurillard 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, in London.

John Conway 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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