Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 4 April 2006   Thursday, April 27, 2006

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Feature article
The changing role of Becta
Case studies
Design for multimedia mLearning
Virtual Clinics: online places for problem-based learning
Coaching students for success
Assistive technology: developing a loans scheme for all
Using a Virtual Learning Environment to motivate learners
Project updates
Designing Spaces for Effective Learning
Conference reviews
International workshop on wireless and mobile technologies in education
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's report
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The changing role of Becta
by Christine Vincent

Becta has moved away from direct delivery of programmes to the sector (such as the ILT champions and the Ferl Practitioners programmes) and is taking a strategic role in the leadership and co-ordination of the DfES e-strategy “Harnessing Technology”.
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Design for multimedia mLearning
by Claire Bradley, Richard Haynes and Tom Boyle

PDA in handA discussion of two projects developed for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), including feedback from users, and design and development issues.
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Virtual Clinics: online places for problem-based learning
by Geraldine Jones, Stuart Miller, Michael England and Tim Bilham

Virtual Clinics ScreenshotThis case study discusses Virtual Clinics: a mechanism to bring authentic practice-based learning opportunities to doctors studying at a distance on the MSc/PG Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the University of Bath.

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Coaching students for success
by James Howard & Nick Pearce

Study Skills ScreenshotA case study on the integration of study skills and research methods into undergraduate degree programmes and the role online learning may play in this process.
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Assistive technology: developing a loans scheme for all
by Rebecca McCready

Newcastle University's Hardware Loans Scheme provides assistive technology to any member of staff, student or visitor to the campus. Further developments to the Scheme have significantly increased use in its second year.
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Using a Virtual Learning Environment to motivate learners
by Syd Rimmer

Faced with the continuous need to improve learning and teaching and to address an area of concern within Barking College, an opportunity presented itself to embrace e-learning through Moodle, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This article reflects on the success of this initiative and outlines its impact, particularly in the area of promoting self-managing learners.
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Designing Spaces for Effective Learning
by Ros Smith

New publication from the JISC.
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International workshop on wireless and mobile technologies in education
by Bob Harrison

Although attended by over 200 delegates from all over the world, participants from the UK played a lead role in discussing the way forward for mobile learning in the tertiary sector at the IEEE workshop held in Japan.
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