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Helen Keegan posted Tats #tattoo
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The web is cruel and direct: not writing for two months looks like a nice long holiday. It was in fact the opposite, with 4 presentations at ALT-C 2011 and several new projects at my University. All in good time, though (or just look on your right and you’ll see the links to the recorded [...]


Fri, Oct 7 at 12:50PM

Maria Chiara Pettenati posted Progetto WISE – FIRB: Giornata di Studio

Wiring Individualized Special Education Milano, 22 Novembre 2011 brochure in pdf


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Wed, Oct 5 at 10:29AM

Every two years since 1983, Cambridge has played host to 90 people from literally every corner of the world – roughly half from developing countries. Drawn together by deep interests in delivering open and distance learning (ODL) to all areas … Continue reading →


Tue, Oct 4 at 4:49PM

Within the context of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) #change11, week 3 dealt with different aspects of digital scholarship. This week's discussion was based on the new book by Martin Weller called: The Digital Scholar. I participated in a webinar with Martin on Wednesday, and heard him present a strong case for the potential impact of digital technologies on professional scholarship. Now I have been following Martin's contributions in th... [read more]


Sat, Oct 1 at 4:02AM

Dave White posted The Learning Black Market

Are we generating a Learning Black Market?


Sat, Oct 1 at 8:30AM

Back in August, I discussed the importance of digital literacy for both students and their lecturers, but if you are not well-versed in the world of educational technology it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to … Continue reading →


Sat, Oct 1 at 4:01AM

Audiographic tools can enable teaching and the support of learning across two or more sites but our university's classroom computing infrastructure cannot support audiographic tools: local hardware is not up to the job. I conducted a trial this week to test these propositions.ContextOur University has four main campuses. We are structurally divided into four faculties. However, the departments of the faculties are not located together on the sam... [read more]


Fri, Sep 30 at 7:02AM

Fleur Corfield posted New Product Design

As Enable moves towards its final phase we are making some great progress with the work we have been doing for the FLAG project and for supporting the work around developing unified course development theory!We have created a number of business layer models of CDD for faculties capturing the here and now, we have noted a few interesting factors:What is believed to happen by managers often isn't the case for those on the groundProcesses that are b... [read more]


Tue, Oct 4 at 4:49PM

Anne Marie Cunningham posted Governmentality and Professionalism

This is an essay that I wrote last year on changing concepts of professionalism for a module on the Cardiff EdD. The ideas need a lot more work but there may be some parts that are of wider interest including a history of medical professionalism in the UK.Governmentality refers to a Foucauldian concept of the "art of governing". If you have any thought on what I have written then please leave a comment. I'm publishing it today as a follow-up to s... [read more]


Tue, Oct 4 at 5:06PM

Alex Moseley posted Museums at Play

A shiny and rather playful new book dropped on my doormat this morning: Museums at Play, the latest in MuseumsEtc.’s quick-to-press up to date publications for the museum sector. I contributed a chapter on the use of pervasive or alternate … Continue reading →


Fri, Sep 23 at 9:35PM

In our roles we are often called upon to create audio content for various projects, such as adding voice-overs to presentation slides or audio narration to Xerte learning objects. This morning I spent some time testing our various microphones to see which one is best for general purpose audio recording. The test consisted of me narrating a [...]


Fri, Sep 23 at 3:03PM

Sarah Horrigan posted The problem with...

... going paperless... is that there's nothing like a good scribble on a piece of paper to get your thoughts together.Actually, that's far too simplistic, but I have been trying my hardest for the past couple of months to go paperless.  The 'going paperless' tools I've been using are as follows:1.  PC2.  MacBook Pro3.  iPad4.  iPhone5. HTC DesireNow, as I said above, I do love a good scribble on paper.  And I'm also one of those people who write ... [read more]


Fri, Sep 23 at 9:33PM

Nuala Davis posted Connections

Rather shockingly I have not been to work since the end of July.  A holiday, one scheduled operation then, during recovery, a perforated appendix and a second operation.  In total 6 days in hospital, 10 staples and the same number of … Continue reading →


Fri, Sep 23 at 3:02PM

I have been looking for the source of a taxonomy of 3 kinds of "authenticity" in learning and assessment.. authenticity with respect to learners current and prior knowledge, skill and understanding: authentic to the person now authenticity with respect to the epistemology of the field: authentic to the accepted canons and methodological protocols of the discipline, laws, theorems, etc authenticity with respect to the practice of professionals in... [read more]


Mon, Sep 19 at 6:46AM

Sarah Horrigan posted On bullet points...

Most people who know me will have heard me give them the 'I hate bullet points' monologue when triggered.  Those who've worked on a presentation with me, may have had the experience of me un-bullet-pointing a presentation we'll be delivering together.  Brutally.  Not in a mean way - but it would take a *lot* to persuade me that a presentation should have bullet points in it at all.  And if they are there, they should be minimal and contain only t... [read more]


Mon, Sep 19 at 8:58AM

This is the third of a series of blog posts in which I write up my reaction and reflections on some of the sessions at the ALT-C 2011 learning technology conference. This keynote looks at US policy for elearning. read more


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:04AM

Emma Duke-Williams posted Day 259
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Fri, Sep 16 at 6:15PM

A_L_T: The wireless network just worked: ALT, The wireless network just worked. Association for Learning Technology. http://t.co/Nb0yjYJq


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:05AM

A_L_T: "The wireless network just worked" - data about wireless utilisation at a big conference #altc2011 http://t.co/xkxlJsjd


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:05AM

Helen Whitehead posted TouchStone Open Source e-Assessment

Good news! The University has recently secured JISC funding to support the release of TouchStone, an e-assessment tool originally developed within the Medical School, as an open source solution to benefit the wider HE community. In the 2010, the University adopted TouchStone as the centrally supported e-assessment tool and has recently completed a programme of [...]


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:03AM

Here are some photos of the awards ceremony for the Jorum Learning and Teaching competition, presented during the Gala Dinner at the ALT-C conference 2011.


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:02AM

Sarah Horrigan posted Getting going with CMALT

Since I've just written up some advice about starting CMALT for another audience... I thought I might be lazy and turn it into a blog posting too. Here goes...If you're trying to make a start on your CMALT portfolio then there are a few basic hurdles to jump first. Hurdle 1. Making up your mind to do it!I first looked at CMALT several years before I did anything about applying. Why, I don't know - but it sat in the background for a very long time... [read more]


Mon, Sep 19 at 8:58AM

Sarah Horrigan posted Dark and winding
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Fri, Sep 16 at 5:41PM

A_L_T: JISC's Malcolm Read has been made an Honorary Life Member of ALT - http://t.co/D45Uac8K


Sat, Sep 17 at 4:05AM

Open Nottingham wasn’t Nottingham’s only success at ALT-C this year. “Statistics – An Intuitive introduction” (SII) was commended in Jorum’s Learning and Teaching Competition. This is the first time that Nottingham has been placed in this particular competition. Jorum may not be a name familiar to everyone. It began as the UK’s national repository for resources in higher [...]


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Sarah Horrigan posted Oh for a simple life...
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Sarah Horrigan posted This little piggy went to market...
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Emma Duke-Williams posted Day 258
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James Clay posted Broken USB Stick
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James O'Toole posted Post doc role in Helskinki

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology (http://www.hiit.fi/). A new research group Social Interaction and Emotion in the Network Society research programme will focus on the social psychological aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT). They are . . . → Read More: Post doc role ... [read more]


Fri, Sep 16 at 10:05AM

James O'Toole posted STELLAR call for proposals

Call for Proposals for an International Roundtable The STELLAR (The European Network of Excellence in TEL) Theme Team on “Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning” (SoMobNet) invites proposals for an International Roundtable which will take place at the Institute of Education in London on 21st November 2011. Participation at the event is by invitation only and free . . . → Read More: STELLAR call for proposals


Fri, Sep 16 at 10:05AM

Oliver Quinlan posted Trainees tweeting

Joining the professional community from day one.


Fri, Sep 16 at 4:04AM

Last week I presented at #altc2011 (the Association for Learning Technology Conference). My topic was "On being public.... how social media reshapes professional identity". One of my main points was that social media almost necessitates a reflexivity which we can get by without in face to face encounters. The pace of interaction is fast, we're dealing with people we may not otherwise come across, and norms are still being established. In fact we ... [read more]


Fri, Sep 16 at 6:01PM

Steve Wheeler posted Fire and brimstone

I spoke earlier today at the Concede User Generated Conference in the venerable surroundings of the old Palace of the Marquis de Pombal, here in Oeiras, Lisbon. In my presentation, entitled The Good, the Blog and the Wiki, I tried to paint some broad brushstrokes on how students (and their teachers) are creating and sharing content that supports their learning, both socially and academically, through a range of social media. I pointed out some of... [read more]


Fri, Sep 16 at 6:16PM

Teresa Mackinnon posted From curation to creation

I have invested some time in learning and using scoop.it over the past few months. My topics have increased, as have the follows, so that's all good. Recently, prompted by a contact @sensor, who I got to know through another part of my pln, @timbuckteeth, I have also revisited pearltrees. At first I found the interface tricky but with interaction and support from @sensor I am getting it. Suddenly, as I explored a penny dropped... The more I curat... [read more]


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