Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 12 May 2008   Tuesday, May 6, 2008

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Feature articles
Web Science
The ALT paperweight
CMALT at preferential rates
Case studies
The eLIDA CAMEL
Project updates
Working together to build a thriving e-learning community
Experiences available from making e-Learning work
ALT news
CMALT in Action
Chief Executive's Report
Reports
In-source, out-source, open-source, right-source
Interoperability Standards: Addressing Education Industry Challenges
Futurelab research discussion day
Ascilite Awards 2007
JISC Updates
JISC e-Learning Programme
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Editorial
by Morag Munro

Welcome to the Spring 2008 edition of ALT-N!
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Web Science
by Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall

Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall argue for the development of the discipline of Web Science, in order to better understand the reciprocal relationship between the Web and society.
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The ALT paperweight
by Ray McAleese

ALT paperweightRay McAleese reflects on his experience designing and commissioning the ALT paperweights.
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In-source, out-source, open-source, right-source
Running a Service Not a System
by Dick Moore

Ufi Director of Technology, Dick Moore discusses the infrastructure underpinning learndirect’s learner management system (LMS), learndirect’s service characteristics and highlights the role that 'right sourcing' has played in learndirect's success.
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CMALT at preferential rates
JISC supported CMALT scheme
by Jay Dempster

Thanks to a generous grant from JISC, ALT has launched a new time-limited scheme to enable individuals to apply for Certified Membership of ALT (CMALT) at preferential rates until 31st July 2008.
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Interoperability Standards: Addressing Education Industry Challenges
Student Textbook Use and Pricing
by John Falchi

IMS Global's John Falchi provides an overview of current IMS GLC initiatives aimed at developing of interoperability standards to support the development of a dynamic, 'born-digital' alternative to paper-based student textbooks.
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Futurelab research discussion day
'The future of education'
by Bob Banks

Bob Banks reports on Futurelab's recent research discussion day 'The future of education'. As with much of Futurelab's work, most of the focus was on practices and cultures of teaching and learning, rather than on technology.
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JISC e-Learning Programme
Pedagogy Planning Tools Strategic Review meeting
by Ellen Lessner

Ellen Lessner reports on the recent Pedagogy Planning Tools -Strategic Review meeting held on 4 March 2008.
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Working together to build a thriving e-learning community
by Clive Shepherd

Clive Shepherd, recently appointed Chair of the eLearning Network (eLN), provides an update on the network's new website and membership options.
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Ascilite Awards 2007
by Frank Rennie

Frank Rennie provides a précis of the recent The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite) Awards, which were judged by members of the ALT Research Committee.
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