Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 7 January 2007   Saturday, January 27, 2007

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Feature article
Partnerships with Palestinians
Where is the E in L itch? Embedded or Invisible?
Leitch: another skills report
The Quality Improvement Agency’s (QIA) response to Leitch
Leitch is no Occam
Case studies
Mobile Learning
The Tribal Education Innovation Challenge
Accessibility awareness raising and continuing professional development
Project updates
JANET Voice Service
Conference reviews
mLearn 2006: Across generations and cultures
ASCILITE 2006
LAMS 2006
Online Educa Berlin 2006
Software reviews
Using Wink to create software presentations
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's report
News from the Netherlands
Publications from the SURF e-learning website
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Partnerships with Palestinians
by James Everett

Mediterranean Virtual University WebsiteJames Everett discusses the achievements of the Mediterranean Virtual University project and outlines some of the issues that arose when working with Palestinian partners.
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Where is the E in L itch? Embedded or Invisible?
Leitch Review of Skills: Prosperity for all in the global economy - world class skills
by Bob Harrison

December 2006 saw the publication of Lord Leitch's final report considering the long-term skills needs of the UK until 2020. The report sets out ambitious goals for 2020 which, if achieved, would make the UK a world leader in skills.
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Leitch: another skills report
"For skills to benefit the economy, they must be economically valuable" or "don't get too excited"
by Kevin Donovan

Once in every generation, at least, the government panics about a perceived skills shortage in the UK economy. Everybody gets blamed. A report is commissioned. Reforms are proposed. Not much seems to change. Then there is another panic. … And so it is once more.
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The Quality Improvement Agency’s (QIA) response to Leitch
by Markos Tiris

The ambitious targets set out by Lord Leitch in his Review of Skills are attainable. The QIA will be offering colleges and providers with the help they need to achieve these ambitions.
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Leitch is no Occam
by Donald Clark

Does the Leitch report to adhere to Occam's Razor principle: use the minimum number of entities to achieve a given goal?
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Mobile Learning
by Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith discusses three methods by which practitioners with limited technical knowledge and time might adapt existing materials for mobile devices.
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Using Wink to create software presentations
by Athina Chatzigavriil and Julie Voce

Wink screenshotThis review describes the functionality offered by Wink, a free, easy-to-use tutorial and presentation creation software.
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The Tribal Education Innovation Challenge
by John Simpson

Tribal has launched its first ever Education Innovation Challenge campaign: a competition to attract new business start-up ideas for services and products in all sectors of education.
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JANET Voice Service
A new Voice over IP service from UKERNA
by Arron Bowley

Users in the JANET community will be able to collaborate using voice and instant messaging, with the potential for other features in future.
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Accessibility awareness raising and continuing professional development
The use of simulations as a motivational tool
by George Papadopoulos and Elaine Pearson

Glaucoma simulationThis project sets out to examine the use of simulations as a motivational tool for raising accessibility awareness in academic staff.
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