Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 2   Monday, October 24, 2005

ISSN 1748-3603

Feature article
Reflections: ALT-C 2005
Case studies
Electronic Voting Systems
Developing tools for visual communication
Project updates
E-learning and accessibility
The FAIR Enough Project
Conference reviews
E-learning - making it work
Post-secondary e-learning conference in Canada
Software reviews
TalisList: web-based reading lists
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's Report
Supporting education in India and Thailand
News from members
Blackboard and WebCT to merge
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Past Issues
Issue 1
August 5, 2005

Reflections: ALT-C 2005
Exploring the frontiers of e-learning - borders, outposts and migration
by Jacquie Kelly and Janette Hillicks, JISC infoNet

ALT's second-largest conference to date offered 600 delegates a broad selection of sessions under four themes - and lots of time to network.
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Electronic Voting Systems
Increasing the "buzz factor" in first year business lectures
by Andreas Panayiotidis and George Masikunas

Over the past two years staff at Kingston University have piloted Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) in undergraduate business studies lectures. The authors found that students who had used EVS performed better than those who had not, and recorded increased attendance at lectures that utilised EVS.
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Developing tools for visual communication
Visual communication and collaboration tools within Blackboard
by Evan Dickerson and Sam Kennedy

The University of the Arts London (UAL), constituted of five leading art colleges, has enhanced its VLE to include tools that allow video and audio communications to be conducted via the VLE, and a discussion forum which is designed to be more "image-friendly" than is typical.
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E-learning and accessibility
New resources for staff development
by Alistair McNaught

Many institutions regard e-learning as a threat to Disability Discrimination Act compliance, but the JISC TechDis service have an upbeat approach to the role of e-learning in maximising benefits and minimising barriers. TechDis have produced seven training packs aimed at staff working directly with learners.
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E-learning - making it work
ALT and LSDA joint conference on 13 October
by Kevin Donovan

Staff from across the tertiary education sector found out how to ‘make it work’ at a conference organised by ALT and the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA). Delegates chose from 20 workshops exploring projects using technology to transform teaching, learning and management.
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TalisList: web-based reading lists
Web-based reading lists made simple!
by Michael White

A sample course reading list TalisList is a system for creating and managing easy-to-use web-based reading lists. Lists can contain linked entries that take students directly to any web-based electronic resources or straight to the appropriate library catalogue record. This review describes the implementation of TalisList at the University of Stirling.
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