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About: I work half-time as Chief Executive of ALT.

Prior to joining ALT in 2002 I spent six years as Learning Technology Development Manager at the Sheffield College, where I am now a Governor.

I represent ALT on the JISC Committee for Learning and Teaching and in various other fora.

I write Fortnightly Mailing - http://fm.schmoller.net/.

[With Ian Carey, Richard Kocher, and ALT Publications Committee Member Dominic Watts I will be riding to raise money for Barnsley Hospice in the Brompton World Championships on 4 October. You can support us at http://www.justgiving.com/Ian-Carey/.]

Job title or role title Chief Executive

Organisation ALT

Interests Nordic skiing, open content, web usability, online learning, policy

What topics are on your radar? Consolidation in the e-learning industry


11 August 2010

Signed up to attend Redesigning design, Staff skills

Talks

24 September 2009

Videos of 3 keynotes and 9 invited speaker sessions, plus links to other assets - Updated 23/10/2009 with link to video of Jonathan Drori's "Being mighty: how mortals can make learning technology projects that cause real impact" Below you will find links to each of the three keynote speeches and to eight of the nine invited speake...

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11 September 2009

Keynote speech - Nearly all presentations are up as Elluminate sessions at http://elluminate.alt.ac.uk/. Videos that will run in your browser are in production at the moment.

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6 September 2009

e-portfolios - This session is nearly full, if al who expressed an interest get to it. Seb Schmoller

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5 September 2009

Poster - Arrangements for voting-by-SMS in the Best Poster competition are summarised here: http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/talks/show/6828 Voting closes at 1700 on Wednesday 9 September.

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Teaching with Twitter - Over the last few weeks Manchester University has extended the WiFi network to levels 3 and 4 of University Place and we are reasonably confident that the network will perform reasonably well, though 600 delegates most with wifi enabled devices will if they choose to be able to put a lot of pressure on it. - Seb

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4 September 2009

The Government's Consultation on Legislation to Address Illicit P2P File-Sharing - One of ALT's key activities is producing responses to Government consultations. You can see a range of these at http://www.alt.ac.uk/documents.html. We are intending to respond to the Government's Consultation on Legislation to Address Illicit P2P Fi...

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1 September 2009

Second life processes - Some of Kate Boardman's presentation for 308 (moved from where she posted it) is here: Some of my presentation: http://animoto.com/play/om71uio2yCJm1iOGhMBpnw

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Second life processes - cc John Slater and Lucy Saxton, ALT Colleagues. Concerning http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/talks/show/6856 "Second life processes" and http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/talks/show/6841 "Redesigning pedagogy" we have discovered a programming error which meant that Kate Boardman's presentation "308 Dreams into [virtual] reality" and Graham McElearney et al's presentation "248 Responsible Approaches to Student Generated Podcasts" were each inappropriately positioned. We have swapped them between sessions. There is no change to the timing of either session, both of which start at 09.00 on Wednesday 9 September. Apologies for any inconvenience. Seb Schmoller

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Redesigning pedagogy - cc John Slater and Lucy Saxton, ALT Colleagues. Concerning http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/talks/show/6856 "Second life processes" and http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/talks/show/6841 "Redesigning pedagogy" we have discovered a programming error which meant that Kate Boardman's presentation "308 Dreams into [virtual] reality" and Graham McElearney et al's presentation "248 Responsible Approaches to Student Generated Podcasts" were each inappropriately positioned. We have swapped them between sessions. There is no change to the timing of either session, both of which start at 09.00 on Wednesday 9 September. Apologies for any inconvenience. Seb Schmoller

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Scott Wilson - Scott, I've asked Tony Stubblebine about whether there is a CrowdVine API for widget purposes. Seb

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Hans-Peter Baumeister - When will you be arriving in Manchester, Hans-Peter? Seb

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31 August 2009

Kate Boardman - Yes, I'm not a fan of friend and fan either. I quite like "associate". Seb Schmoller

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30 August 2009

Research in learner experience - Stephen Downes reviews Paper 55 by Sarah Cornelius,Carole Gordon, Margaret Harris here: http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=49926

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28 August 2009

Morag Munro - I attempted to simplify the Newsletter post, and made a bit of a hash of it. Sorry. The trouble is that on the home page the HTML does not render properly, whereas it does here: http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/posts/6157687 Seb

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Steven Warburton - Steve, I assume you are aware the thing I report on here: http://fm.schmoller.net/2009/08/hal-abelson-on-app-inventor-for-android.html ? Seb

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27 August 2009

Alan Cann - Alan. We are not intending to contact all CV account holders at all often. My guess is two or three times more between now and the end of the conference. Unless things unravel in some nasty way. Seb

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26 August 2009

Sonja Grussendorf - Personally I think the old Nazi Heidegger has things to say about user interface design in an indirect way.

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Added Nigel Ecclesfield (friend) and Guy Lambert (friend)

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25 August 2009

Update on the development of this site - 20/8/2009 - We will be including something like this in the guidance to presenters: *Important information about CrowdVine* CrowdVine is the networking site for ALT-C 2009. Its URL is http://altc2009.alt.ac.uk/. Many of you have already got accounts on CrowdVine, and over the next few days all conference delegates will be given active encouragement to create accounts. There are two helpful things you can do to help delegates get the most out of your session. Firstly, please use the "Calendar" tab to find your session on CrowdVine and sign up to attend it. Please encourage fellow presenters to do likewise. Secondly, if and when you have a PowerPoint or other presentation to share with conference participants, please upload it to CrowdVine as a comment to the session in which you are presenting. If you do this, please include in the covering note to the upload a clear reference to the number of your presentation, which appears in bold font immediately before the title of your presentation. For obvious reasons it would be best to avoid uploading large files - say over 10 MB in size. As an alternative you may wish to point instead to a URL that contains your presentation elsewhere.

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Added Joe Wilson (friend)

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24 August 2009

Friendfeed site for ALT-C 2009 - Alan, Thanks for doing this. I'm a semi-detached FriendFeed user but could do with a words of one syllable explanation of what this FriendFeed Group does and where it is getting its data from. Seb

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Update on the development of this site - 20/8/2009 - The conference calendar is now live in CrowdVine, with a tab for it now visible. Our next step will be to publicise the CrowdVine site to all those who have booked for the conference. Seb

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21 August 2009

Added Alan Cann (want-to-meet) and Ron Mitchell (friend)

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20 August 2009

Update on the development of this site - 20/8/2009 - We are close to releasing the conference programme in CrowdVine. I gather from users that some people have already chanced upon it. If this happens to you please refrain from creating your personal schedule for the moment as there may be some late ch...

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George Roberts - George. It is on the way and use of it through finding it as you've done is at your risk! Though I think the risks of anything going wrong are low. Thanks for pointing out the issue. Much appreciated. Seb

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Rachel Harris - Good to hear from you Rachel. Yes, let's try to say hello during the conference. Seb

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Richard Elliott - Ricahrd - re maps. I am on the case. I edited your location to NEW ZEALAND to New Zealand to see if there is a case issue, but there does not seem to be. Seb

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Added Jill Jameson (friend) and Richard Elliott (fan)

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Seb's Network


Fawei Geng
Fawei Geng (mutual) friend
Georgia Slade
Georgia Slade (mutual) friend
Philip Tubman
Philip Tubman (mutual) friend
Josie Taylor
Josie Taylor (mutual) friend
Helen Keegan
Helen Keegan (mutual) friend
Mark Stiles
Mark Stiles (mutual) friend

Notes


Sonja Grussendorf:

It would have to be indirect and somewhat posthumously - i heard he dead (the old Nazi) :-)

Derek Law:

Looking forward to seeing you there!#Derek

Joanna Teague:

Are you entering the World Championship at Blenheim this year? Saw you there last year and am considering entering. Nice to see the Brompton on teh newsletter :-)

George Roberts:

"...use of it through finding it as you've done is at your risk! "

Try making that one stick ;-) Though I'd say there was a very low risk of any severe consequences. Other people are finding it too. Presumably as they join the network and update their profiles. All good, serious fun.

George Roberts:

Hi Seb, maybe it is on its way, but there needs to be a direct link to the calendar from "My Profile" or even a tab "My Agenda". At the moment the only time the link appears is if one edits the profile and saves it. Then, a set of links appears with "other things you can do" such as update your schedule

Rachel Harris:

Hi Seb I imagine you will be a tad busy at the conference, so thought I'd say hello before it all gets underway! Hope to catch up sometime.
Rachel

Richard Elliott:

Hi Seb from very sunny and warm Auckland, New Zealand...not a snowflake in sight:-) incidentally NZ is still on the world map but doesn't have a locator showing I am here:-( Haven't set out for ALT-C, yet so maybe a flag will appear soon

Richard Elliott