The Videos and Elluminate Live! Session for the Keynote and Invited Speakers at ALT-C 2009 can now be accessed from http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2009/keynotes.html.
Addenda This document contains some general information on the conference, some late changes to the programme, some revised abstracts, and some detailed information on H1N1 (Swine ‘flu). Please read right to the end..... General Information Conference evaluation The conference feedback...
We will be making all keynote and most if not all invited speaker sessions available over the Web in real time, and as archived files, from http://elluminate.alt.ac.uk/. Those participating remotely in the keynote sessions will be able to submit questions...
Over the last few days, the number of conference delegates active on our CrowdVine networking site has jumped past 300. We advise all conference participants to activate their CrowdVine accounts, and in particular to use http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/calendar which contains the definitive...
Delegates details have been uploaded into CrowdVine, the networking site for ALT-C 2009. Delegates will now be able easily to create their accounts in CrowdVine, with ALT approval only needed if you decide to use an email address that is...
On 19 August 2009 we decided to declare ALT-C 2009 fully booked. The conference team is now focused on conference logistics, and bookings are no longer being accepted. In case of real difficulty, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 14 August deadline for bookings for ALT-C 2009 is now passed and the on-line booking system is no longer accessible. If this causes you serious problems please contact us and we will do our best to help: +44 (0)...
Earlier this month ALT put in a response to the Government's consultation on Digital Inclusion, and this may be of interest to users of this site: http://www.alt.ac.uk/docs/Delivering_Digital_Inclusion_ALT_response_to_consultation.pdf Seb Schmoller
Great to see the tag clouds of interests and expertise here - but 'libraries' seems to be missing ... perhaps that's the world as we now perceive it? Is anyone out there interested in the interface of libraries (whatever they are?) with e-learning (whatever that is?) and the potential service possibilities? Or perhaps the answer is just one word begining with G?
Does anyone have any views?
Dear delegates, I have uploaded a collection of ALT-C 2008 photos (and some pictures taken in Leeds) to Picasa. You will find them at http://picasaweb.google.nl/DupuisMC/ALTC2008?authkey=S7frTHv8xk8# Enjoy! Marc
We ran our second slam workshop this year on the topic of the Digital Divide - serious fun was had by all. Even if you missed it, you can still participate (up until midnight 14 September) by viewing the Slams and voting on your favourite http://digdivslam.wetpaint.com/page/View+Slams+and+vote+for+your+favourite (you might need to register, but it's worth it as we'll send out notifications of winners on Monday. Currently in the lead is Digital Di... [read more]
Not sure if this video was taken in 2008 or 1908! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5775nZMpLMY James
Has anyone used social networking tools such as FaceBook or MySpace (or Crowdvine) in a formal learning context?
I wasn't able to make it to the PPP sig earlier today - does anyone know what clue 5 is and how to find clue 6? Julie
Matt Lingard, Kris Roger, and Athina Chatzigavriil, are producing a review of ALT-C 2008 for the October issue of the ALT Newsletter. As Matt reports elsewhere, they've started a wiki at http://altc2008.wikispaces.com/, where conference participants can add their observations. One particular issue on which ALT would value feedback is whether (we think we know the answer..) and if yes how having CrowdVine has benefited your experience of ALT-C; an... [read more]
Just a thought from last night's dinner - which I really enjoyed and thought was brilliantly done - should we, as academics and professional support people, be taking more steps to practice what we preach in terms of conferences? Rather than awarding prizes for posters and papers, should we not be encouraging "blended" approaches to the building and communication of knowledge ....and awarding prizes to reflect this. The use of social networks/Ell... [read more]
We've been told that CrowdVine is now "enabled for mobile devices", with no change in URL. Tony Stubblebine from CrowdVine would appreciate feedback on this via http://blog.crowdvine.com/2008/09/09/mobile-beta/ Seb Schmoller
Do I sense a little tension between the social constructionists and the cognitive psychologists? Perhaps there is a more fundamental "divide" than those digital ones being presented explicitly at the conference sessions? Can we bridge this gap by returning to the difference between the motivation to learn and the process of learning? A difference which seems to have been blurred somewhat by the "noise"`of technology?
It's frightening how easy identity theft can be in a VLE. If you use a VLE for summative assessment, you shouldn't miss the demonstration in Room Y tomorrow morning!
A big thank you to everyone at ALT (and beyond). I think the conference was a huge success and went very well. I would rate it the best ever. A great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new friends and pick up some new ideas (though I won't be teaching from the top of a step ladder). I thought it was an excellent programme, the venue was made to work very well and as usual all the ALT staff were extremely helpful. Thank you very much.
Thought I'd do a real test of mobile devices and see if I could live with just and iPod touch for web and online access. Here's the results: CrowdVine - worked absolutely fine until the crowdvine mobile upgrade took away my full access (some sort of auto-detection issue I guess). I could see all the abstracts, make postings, do my schedule etc Connectivity:- hmm only where there is wi-fi (come on Leeds uni, where's the campus wide wi-fi service?)... [read more]
Hi all, Hope you are all enjoying the conference so far. As today is the last day it would really help us out if all delegates could provide us with feedback on the conference by completing the evaluation forms provided with registration packs. Completed forms can be left in the box provided on the conference helpdesk. If you don't have a form please ask for one at the conference helpdesk.
Hood 2.0: it’s a Web 2.0 world ... Session seemed to go well. Lots of people, many more than I expected. The feedback from the session can be found here: http://altcworkshop.blogspot.com/ Please feel free to add comments to people's blog posts. Other stuff from the workshop can be found on Flickr http://flickr.com/photos/jamesclay Qik http://qik.com/video/285383 Seesmic http://seesmic.com/jamesclay Jaiku http://molenet.jaiku.com/ James Clay
OK you've just arrived... and I'm sure they'll be other other requests for your views on ALT-C but just remember we got in first! Myself, Kris & Athina are writing a review of the conference for the next ALT newsletter and we'd like to know what you think, so head over to http://altc2008.wikispaces.com and share your views with us. No need to wait until the conference is over, we'd like your comments now and as the conference progresses... on the... [read more]
Thank you for the comments on the STRIDE poster. Feel free to add feedback here. I'd like to link with others for the next stage of this project so please contact me if you would like to develop/exploite the videos on YouTube (search 'dissertation' 'hertfordshire' for 'strideproject'.
I am promoting the National Archive of Educational Computing at ALT-C 2008 - see the 'blue peter' stand at the end of the registration balcony. Anyone interested in supporting this activity may wish to join me and others interested at the nearest table to the Information Desk in the Sports Hall at the mid morning break today (Wednesday) at 10.30.
Join the Second Life F-ALT/ALT-C2008 Group. Search for f-alt08 :) Should be open joining. IM me if not Join up, let me know if you want admin rights to the group, etc. Goldfinch Weatherwax
Quote David Kay from a libraries thread earlier..."Great to see the tag clouds of interests and expertise here - but 'libraries' seems to be missing". Do I sense that these clouds are as yet dominated by either "techy" words and phrases or educational technology jargon that outsiders (and possibly many of our students) would not understand. Where is "communication", "language", "people" and "society"? Granted, there's "learning" floating about (n... [read more]
If anyone is presenting on how technology can help disabled people overcome hurdles in the workplace, please let contact me as there is a journalist interested in covering this angle. Many thanks Catherine Tel: 0794 166 9925 I'm at the conference til Thursday afternoon
Hi If anyone is giving a paper on secondary education or doing anything particularly interesting in this field, please could you contact me as I have a journalist interested. Many thanks Catherine I'm here til Thursday afternoon or mobile 0794 166 9925 or message me via Crowdvine