Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 16 May 2009   Monday, May 11, 2009

ISSN 1748-3603

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Feature article
The man behind the hole in the wall
Technology reviews
Screencasting using Articulate Presenter and Adobe Captivate
Letting learners get closer with real time screen capture
Lecture Capture using the EchoSystem from Echo360
Project updates
Stairway to online collaboration: The APT STAIRS project
The UK Access Grid
College strategies relating to learner-owned mobile devices
MoLeNET
LEAP2A: A specification for e-portfolio portability and interoperability
Reports
NGfL Cymru supporting sharing
ALT news
Chief Executive's report
Publications
New publication on learning technology from the Institute of Education
ICT Skills Briefing
Events
ALT-C 2009
Lunchtime Webinars
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Editorial
by Morag Munro

Welcome to the Spring Edition of ALT News.

In an article reprinted with permission of ICT Skills Briefing, Peter Robinson provides a compelling account of Sugata Mitra’s 'hole in the wall' experiments.  Sarah Sherman discusses the Bloomsbury Colleges’ APT STAIRS (Appropriate & Practical Technologies for Students, Teachers, Administrators and Researchers) project, an initiative aimed at bridging the 'Technology Gap' that may exist between lecturers and students.   Deborah Haile provides a round up of some of the innovative uses of the UK Access Grid conferencing system,  while Sian Williams introduces NGfL Cymru, and the resources available via the repository.  Steve Butler provides an update on the The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET), which is supporting and promoting mobile learning in the Further Education sector via supported shared cost mobile learning projects.

In articles focusing on technical infrastructure and interoperability, Simon Grant introduces the LEAP2A specification for information portability and interoperability between electronic portfolio tools and related systems, while Dave Pickersgill and colleagues discuss the impact that increased student use of mobile devices for learning will have on the Sheffield College’s technical infrastructure.

Finally, we have three software reviews focusing on screen and lecture capture tools in this edition. Simon Davis reviews Camtasia studio, Graham McElearney evaluates Articulate Presenter and Adobe Captivate, while Kris Roger and Chris Fryer review Echo360's EchoSystem lecture capture system.

Would you like to contribute to ALT News?
The ALT News team welcomes articles that relate to Learning Technology, including policy focused articles, case-studies demonstrating good practice, reviews of software, book reviews and conference reviews.

ALT News is published quarterly online. The author guidelines are on the ALT web site. http://www.alt.ac.uk/docs/guidelines_for_altn_authors_2005.pdf

For further information and guidelines contact the Editor, Morag Munro: morag.munro@dcu.ie.

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