Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 3, January 2006   Monday, January 30, 2006

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Case studies
An electronic learning curve: implementing ePortfolios
Literacy through technology: The Sheffield College experience
Hip hop - beats, rhymes and life
Viewed from the other side
Zalatwic - Using MOODLE to accomplish things
Project updates
JORUM Contributor Service launched
JISC infoNet: Freedom of Information survey
Staff ICT and e-learning skills in Scottish higher education
Conference reviews
Designs on e-learning
A clear view and strong signal for m-learning
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's report
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Privacy policy

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October 24, 2005
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August 5, 2005


An electronic learning curve: implementing ePortfolios
by Richard Ingram

This case study at the University of Dundee suggests that ePortfolios contributed positively to the development of reflective learning. Issues relating to IT skills, assessment, the tutor/student relationship and access are highlighted, and suggestions for future developments are presented.
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Literacy through technology: The Sheffield College experience
by Julie Hooper

YPSOIn the first of two case studies by authors at The Sheffield College, Julie Hooper discusses the 'Young People Speak Out' course. This blended learning programme has illustrated how exploiting technology and popular culture as well as utilising students' knowledge base and interests can help to re-engage disenfranchised learners in both literacy and education in general.
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Hip hop - beats, rhymes and life
by Matt Hine

students rapIn the second article from The Sheffield College, Matt Hine describes the 'Hip Hop - Beats, Rhymes and Life course' which fuses literacy, cultural studies, digital media and performance.
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Viewed from the other side
Student involvement in online course design
by Stuart Hepplestone and Helen Rodger

The benefits of employing students to assist teaching staff in the development of online learning materials are described here.
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Zalatwic - Using MOODLE to accomplish things
by Drew Buddie

The Royal Masonic School has been using MOODLE, Forum Blog and Wiki creation tools to explore how new forms of communication can enhance learning with school students, including discussions for gifted and talented students and GCSE and A-level Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
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JORUM Contributor Service launched
by Michael Dodds

JORUM is a JISC-funded, free online service for UK Higher and Further Education institutions, supporting the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching resources. Colleges and unversities are invited to upload materials to the site.
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JISC infoNet: Freedom of Information survey
by Steve Bailey and Andrew Stewart

JISC infoNet conducted a Freedom of Information survey during October/November 2005 which achieved a 50% response rate. It reveals that the Higher Education sector has responded both positively and successfully to the first year of the Act.
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Staff ICT and e-learning skills in Scottish higher education
by Sarah Price

An online training needs survey to gauge the ICT-related skills of staff in the 20 higher education institutions in Scotland illuminates some areas of similarity between the experience of staff in further and higher education.
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