Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 6 October 2006   Monday, October 30, 2006

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Feature article
ALT-C 2006: summaries of conference themes
Blogs, buddies, wikis and wine: reviews of ALT-C 2006
Case studies
Interactive game-based learning
Rapid development of media-rich, interactive e-learning
Project updates
Federated access management
Conference reviews
EuroCALL goes virtual: from Granada to Cyberspace
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's report
News from the Netherlands
Publications from the SURF e-learning website
JISC Updates
Game On for learning
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Issue 3, January 2006
January 30, 2006
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October 24, 2005
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ALT-C 2006: summaries of conference themes
by Gilly Salmon, Philip Candy, Terry Anderson and Julie Voce

Tim O'SheaFollowing another successful ALT-C, this review provides summaries of the main conference themes: Next Generation Learning, Next Generation Learners, Next Generation Technology, and Next Generation Providers.
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Blogs, buddies, wikis and wine: reviews of ALT-C 2006
by Cathy Ellis and Frances Bell

Lively conversation at the conferenceThese reviews present personal perspectives on the conference from Cathy Ellis and Frances Bell. We also provide links to four of our conference bloggers: Marc Dupuis, Steve Warburton, John Rudkin and Russell Dyas.
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Interactive game-based learning
by Maria Fasli and Michael Michalakopoulos

Screenshot from computer market gameThis case study examines how online games may provide the means to increase student motivation and engagement and how they can even make the learning experience enjoyable and fun.
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Rapid development of media-rich, interactive e-learning
by Niall Watts

Screenshot from Virtual ClinicThis case study describes an e-learning action research project carried out by the University College Dublin Audio Visual Centre and School of Medicine and Medical Science.
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Federated access management
A new framework for accessing online material
by Henry Hughes

On 30 November 2006 UKERNA will launch a new Federated Access Management Service for schools, further and higher education and research organisations in the UK, using the standards-based Shibboleth software.
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Game On for learning
by Sara de Freitas

Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game-based learning (commissioned by the JISC) provides a scoping study of current usage of games for learning in the higher education and post-16 sectors in the United Kingdom.
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EuroCALL goes virtual: from Granada to Cyberspace
The EuroCALL Virtual Strand
by Lesley Shield

Eurocall logoThis year the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL) conference offered a Virtual Conference Strand to those unable to attend the conference in Granada.
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Publications from the SURF e-learning website
by Marja Verstelle, Peter B Sloep, Gayle Calverley

This occasional column provides summaries of articles published in English on the SURF E-learning Theme Site (http://elearning.surf.nl/e-learning/english). Links to PDFs of the work and contact details are provided.
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