Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 17 July 2009   Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ISSN 1748-3603

Contents
Feature article
A systems approach to e-learning
Case studies
Learning on the go with an iPod Touch
Conference reviews
Second ILT Champions informal conference
Project updates
EduApps: it's the environment, stupid
In my opinion
Open opportunities, open threats?
Digital Britain sees digital inclusion emerging from the chrysalis
Digital Britain: Carter's charter for luvvies & lawyers
Advocacy for scholarly communication
ALT news
Chief Executive's report
Professor Robin Mason: 1945 - 2009
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Chief Executive's report
by Seb Schmoller

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Professor Robin Mason: 1945 - 2009
Robin Mason's friends and colleagues reflect on her significant contributions to the learning technology field.
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Open opportunities, open threats?
by Derek Morrison

Derek Morrison explores the rush to procure virtual learning environments, and the subsequent agonising over lock-in, costs, advantages and disadvantages.
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EduApps: it's the environment, stupid
by Martin Hawksey, Kenji Lamb, Craig Mill and Sarah Price

Edu Apps USBEduApps extends the already successful AccessApps philosophy of free portable software in your pocket.  
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Digital Britain sees digital inclusion emerging from the chrysalis
by Helen Milner

Helen Milner considers the Digital Britain report from the point of view of digital inclusion, and argues that people need as much investment as pipes if Britain 2.0 is going to be Great.
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Digital Britain: Carter's charter for luvvies & lawyers
by Donald Clark

Donald Clark provides a frank critique of Lord Carter's Digital Britain report.
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A systems approach to e-learning
by John Davis

John Davis discusses how 'systems thinking' has impacted his approach to directing e-learning at the University of Bristol.
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Learning on the go with an iPod Touch
by Timos Almpanis and Stewart Bruce-Low

Ipod touchTimos Almpanis and Stewart Bruce-Low summarise the findings from a small-scale case study on using the iPod Touch for learning.
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Advocacy for scholarly communication
by Keith G Jeffery

Why is there so little effective take-up of the scholarly digital space? Keith Jeffery argues that clearer advocacy linked to emerging tools would be effective, but only if it acknowledges benefits to the higher education community.
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Second ILT Champions informal conference
by James Clay

James Clay reports on the second ILT Champions Informal Conference, which took place at Gloucestershire College in April.
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2008/9 Jennifer Burke award for innovation in teaching and learning
by Morag Munro and Jen Harvey

Jennifer Burke award: prizeThe winner of the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is announced.
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