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9:30am

Registration and networking

10:30am
LIVE

Introduction from the conference co-chairs
with Haydn Blackey, and Malcom Ryan
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:30am – 10:40am
Presented by Haydn Blackey, and Malcom Ryan
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

10:40am
LIVE

Welcome Address
with Alan Ford
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:40am – 10:50am
Presented by Alan Ford
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

10:50am
LIVE

Keynote Speech by Rachel Wenstone, NUS, Chaired by Haydn Blackey (901)
with Rachel Wenstone
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:50am – 11:40am
Presented by Rachel Wenstone
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

It’s all about the learner This session will address one of this year’s key themes, ‘It’s all about the learner’, from an NUS perspective. Rachel Wenstone is Vice-President (Higher Education) of the National Union of Students. Previously, she studied for...

11:40am

Shuffle time

11:45am

TEL: crisis & response (342)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Global learning cultures

John Traxler1, Helen Beetham2, Richard Hall3, Debbie Holley4, Karl Royle5 1Learning Lab, University of Wolverhampton, GB, 2JISC, GB, 3De Montfort University, GB, 4Anglia Ruskin University, GB, 5University of Wolverhampton, GB The TEL research community has been successful in extending, enriching and even challenging the...

Research in Further Education – creating a culture and building networks (Why you might want to, but are put off from, researching your practice (387)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on FE/Adult/Skills

Ellen Lessner, Emma Procter-Legg Abingdon and Witney College, GB Having recently been involved in Jisc Advance FE and Skills programme and other national and European projects, the authors have reflected on their personal and collective experience of being researchers in...

A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Technology-Enhanced Field Trips: Investigating Pedagogy, Culture and Values Across Cultures (321)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Adam Oliver, Sarah Davies, Stefan Rüger, Mike Sharples Open University, GB Aspects of field trip pedagogy within the context of a national culture have been investigated (Kent, Gilbertson, & Hunt, 2007), but what about field trip pedagogy across cultures? Research...

Meaningful online discussion activity for distance learners (461)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Megan Kime University of Leeds, GB This presentation will introduce the pedagogic basis for a successful online distance learning masters programme in applied and professional ethics at the University of Leeds. The programme is aimed at professionals from the private,...

iPads in distance learning: learning design, digital literacy, transformation (426)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Ming Nie, Terese M Bird University of Leicester, GB Like many higher education institutions, the <University1> sees the expansion of its distance learning provision as an institutional priority. Meeting remote students’ needs and offering them an excellent learning experience is...

5000 students taking one assessment. A case study in scaling up personalised learning across all programmes and faculties. (397)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Openness

Charlotte Corke, James Turner, Joanne Ives Liverpool John Moores University, GB This presentation is aimed at academics and support teams and will contextualise the challenges and opportunities of using technology effectively to deliver institutional-level change, by reflecting on the design,...

Open education in the fashion studio: the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection project (438)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Openness

Amy Robinson, Marie-Therese Gramstadt, Tony Reeves University for the Creative Arts, GB The JISC-funded Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection project (2011 – 2013) has brought a selection of 500 dresses and garments out of the private archive of influential British...

Levelling the playing field for open source in education and public sector (368)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Scott Wilson1, Mark Johnson2, Rowan Wilson2 1University of Bolton, GB, 2University of Oxford, , 2University of Oxford, Open Source Software (OSS) offers many potential benefits for procuring organisations, including reduced costs and greater flexibility. The UK Cabinet Office has taken an active...

Using OERs and e-tivities to create a collaborative, mobile friendly, learner-centered course (372)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Robert Farmer, Kate Littlemore The University of Northampton, GB This presentation will outline the process of taking a face-to-face course, and transforming it through three distinct stages into an entirely online course. The transitional stages are: (1) course delivered online...

Your Business Future: An award winning OER from a student centred project team (373)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Roger Emery Southampton Solent University, ‘Opening up a Future in Business’ was a JISC OER Phase 3 funded project designed to produce a set of Open Educational Resources (OER) for use with FE and 6th Form students to inform their...

The Making Assessment Count (MAC) framework: A cross-institutional evaluation. (448)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Gunter Saunders1, Mark Clements1, Peter Chatterton2, Mark Kerrigan3, Mark Gamble4, Loretta Newman-Ford5, Maria Papaefthimiou6, Kate Reader7 1University of Westminster, GB, 1University of Westminster, GB, 2Daedalus e-World, , 3University of Greenwich, ,4University of Bedfordshire, , 5Cardiff-Metropolitan University, , 6University of Reading, , 7City University London, Previous work...

First time delegates meet up (727)
Located in ALT Stand

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Located in ALT Stand
In theme ALT Community session

12:45pm

Lunch and Exhibition

1:55pm

"Education is broken, somebody should do something" (367)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Global learning cultures

David Kernohan Jisc, GB Just why did mainstream media decide that there was so much wrong with education, and that the fix lay within silicon valley? Journalism about educational technology is a powerful tool in exposing policymakers, institutional leaders and...

A Comparison Study of the Barriers to Engagement with TEL in Teacher Training in the UK and Kuwait (484)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Global learning cultures

Jebar Ahmed, Ahmad Yousaf University of Huddersfield, GB In the UK TEL is maturing to a level where it is fairly ‘embedded’ within courses (UCISA, 2012). Where the use of TEL has evolved from Intranets, web sites and then what...

China is harvesting your iTunes U - and other findings from researching how overseas students engage with open learning materials (425)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Global learning cultures

Terese M Bird University of Leicester, GB Two strong factors affecting higher education in 2013 are the need to reach out to new student markets, and interest in open educational resources (OER) and practice.  Interest in open educational practice comes...

FELTAG Activities (720)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on FE/Adult/Skills

This session will be chaired by Manoj Badale on behalf of FELTAG

Personalising learning through self-reflective questionnaires (356)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

John Clayton, Sarah-Jane Saravani Waikato Institute of Technology Hamilton New Zealand, NZ Over the last two decades advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital databases have encouraged flexibility in course delivery. Technical refinements, growing sophistication and increased access...

An exploration of institutional blockages in relation to the use and development of the VLE (420)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Jess Power, Cath Ellis, Vidya Kannara, Benjamin Fisher, Jonathan Marsh University of Huddersfield, GB It is widely accepted that technology offers many opportunities to transform learning. Despite there being significant investment made by most UK universities to support technology enhanced...

Slow & Steady Wins The Race: Developing Digital Literacies (485)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Bex Lewis Durham University, GB Organisational Developers (OD) within HE have responsibility for supporting organisational-level development within their institutions. Senior members are involved with strategic-level decision making on organisational initiatives such as restructuring the institution, managing change, or introducing new...

eLearning Design and Development: a journey through murky waters (475)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Denise Mary Sweeney University of Leicester, GB Does the proliferation of accredited programmes in university teaching demonstrate that university teaching and learning is now a legitimate field of study that possesses a body of knowledge that can be taught and...

Digital Practice – a framework for engaging staff learners (480)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Elaine Swift Member, GB Across the HE sector there is a growing body of evidence that there is some disparity between: the ambition institutions express regarding their ideals in developing digitally literate students and student perceptions of their own use...

Experiencing online learning: developing staff capacity and capability (416)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Janet Gregory Swinburne University of Technology, AU This presentation will offer findings and recommendations to inform both policy and practice in relation to the development of online capacity and capability for online teaching skills for university and further education teachers....

Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks) (378)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Andy Beggan, Steve Stapleton University of Nottingham, GB Since 2007, the University of Nottingham has released teaching resources as Open Educational Resources (OER) through the U-Now website. Resources made available in U-Now are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, and...

Horses for open courses: Making the backend of a MOOC with WordPress - experiences from ocTEL (396)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Martin Hawksey ALT Member, UK Recently Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have caught the attention of academia. Since the emergence of the term in 2008 the underlying concept has been adopted by various parties, both commercial and academic, including startups...

The Xerte Project : Sustaining Open-Source Innovation (343)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Julian Tenney1, Andy Beggan1, Scott Wilson2 1The University of Nottingham, GB, 1The University of Nottingham, GB, 2OSS Watch, GB The Xerte Project began in 2004, and released its first tools under an open license in 2006. Since then the project has gone...

Small is beautiful: an antidote to Big Data (359)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:55pm – 2:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Big data

Adam R Cooper, Sheila MacNeill, Stephen Powell, Li Yuan CETIS, GB Big Data is in the spotlight following celebrated applications in retail and in detecting criminal activity and doubtless there are hidden insights for teaching and learning in Big Data. ...

2:55pm

Shuffle time

3:00pm
LIVE

Invited Speaker session: P Gentle (501)
with Paul Gentle
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Paul Gentle
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Invited speaker session

Leading new cultures of learning: How leadership can make technological innovation work This session will explore the transformational potential of leadership in education and its central role in shaping the future of our increasingly global learning cultures. Combining sound pedagogic...

LIVE

[Substitution] Invited Speaker session: C Pegler (502) replaced by S MacNeill (504)
with Chris Pegler
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Chris Pegler
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Invited speaker session

Due to illness this invited speaker slot will now be taken by Sheila MacNeill My life as a sponge: soaking up and sowing seeds in the ed tech innovation reef This talk will be a personal reflection of my experiences...

A year of activity and innovation in the FE and Skills Sector: looking back to tomorrow (350)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on FE/Adult/Skills

Nigel Edward Ecclesfield Jisc Advance, GB From September 2012 Jisc Advance has been funding the Further Education and Skills – Development and Resources programme, supporting 33 projects within the Further Education and Skills sector in the UK, selected for their...

The Use of Tablets in Primary Schools–Overview on Worldwide Research (371)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Global learning cultures

Frank Thissen Stuttgart Media University Germany, DE Since of introduction of the iPad in 2010 tablet computer are conquering schools all over the world. Departments of Education for example in Australia, Thailand, or Scotland support the introduction of those now...

Pioneering partnerships for digital literacy development (466)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Global learning cultures

Richard Francis Oxford Brookes University, InSTePP (Institutional Student ePioneer Partnerships) is a project funded by the JISC in the Developing Digital Literacies strand of the eLearning Programme that has been running at Oxford Brookes University since July 2011. It set...

Learning from the early adopters: developing the Digital Practitioner (317)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Liz Bennett University of Huddersfield, GB This paper addresses the questions What works in terms of developing lecturers’ digital skills and practices? And How does the institutional context impact on the staff development process? The paper is based on the...

Form and content: A study of underlying forms of knowledge and technology integration in secondary teaching (478)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Sarah Katherine Howard1, Karl Maton2 1University of Wollongong, AU, 2University of Sydney, AU While there is a considerable amount of research looking at multiple and holistic factors impacting on the effectiveness of technology integration in teaching, a missing element in this...

Kritikos Student Community Visual Media Search Engine (419)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Tim Bullough, Andy Green, Adam Mannis Centre for Engineering Education, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, GB Students and their teachers in further and higher education use a variety of strategies to find useful learning resources on the internet, to...

Engage Students in Creative Multimedia Content Production a New Pedagogic Strategy Using Web 2.0 Learning Technologies (346)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Pandeli Michael Glavanis Professor & Associate Director Center for Learning and Teaching American University in Cairo Cairo Egypt, EG Student-centered teaching and learning is widely accepted as the most effective pedagogy to be used in Higher Education and has gained...

Raising the profile of technology use amongst learners: Taking control of digital literacy development. (375)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Stuart Redhead University of Exeter, GB Research conducted by Kennedy et al[1] shows that whilst students may be coming to University with an array of hardware, their use of emergent web based technologies may be limited and are not being utilised...

Learning in the Open? (360)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Openness

Roy Trevor Williams1, Jenny Mackness2, Simone Gumtau3 1University of Portsmouth, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, GB, 2Independent Education Consultant, GB,3University of Portsmouth, GB This session explores the current bubble in massive open courses (MOOCs), and the expansion of social software platforms for learning;...

4:00pm

Refreshments, networking and Exhibition

4:30pm

Using mobile technology to develop research skills in clinically based Allied Health Professionals (407)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Making innovation work

Heidi Probst1, David Eddy1, Ann McDonnell1, Susan Walsh1, Chris Wright1, Melanie Lindley1, Tom Holland2, Steve Sidaway2 1Sheffield Hallam University, GB, 2MyKnowledgeMap, GB There are over 130,000 Allied Health Practitioners (AHPs) working across a range of sectors in the UK; contributing critical...

Expectations and reality: the implementation of mobile devices in schools (408)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Making innovation work

Sarah Cornelius, Rachel Shanks University of Aberdeen, GB The implementation of mobile devices in schools has received considerable attention recently in press reports, case studies and systematic reviews (for example Burden et al., 2012; Clark and Luckin, 2013). Lessons are...

Building New Cultures of Learning: Supporting learners to take control of their learning using social media. (445)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on FE/Adult/Skills

Deri Roberts, Adam Richards Bridgend College, GB This paper will address the opportunities provided by the use of Social Media to enable students to take control of their own learning, and enable them to prepare effectively for their future employment...

A Behaviourist approach to evaluating the contribution of e-learning to Further Education (390)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on FE/Adult/Skills

Geoff Rebbeck Member, GB Over the last 14 years of evaluating the value of e-learning in Further Education, quantifying the amount of hardware was replaced by a check-list mechanism for confirming that the presence of processes and systems were in...

Creating Interactive Augmented Reality Experiences (442)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme It’s all about the learner

Farzana Latif City University London, GB Augmented Reality (AR) enables virtual resources (such as video, sounds, 3D models) to be overlaid on the real world, in a context specific manner. As such, it is often linked with Situated Learning, supporting...

A Technology Enhanced Approach to Improving Feedback Satisfaction (446)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme It’s all about the learner

John Morrison Edinburgh Napier University, GB This paper describes an investigation into using screencast-video as a multimodal method for providing feedback for learning. The rational for the study was based on feedback being recognised as an essential component of the...

Enhancing institutional practice through CMALT accreditation (449)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

James McDowell University of Huddersfield, GB This presentation highlights the work of a project which has seen the formation of a university-wide community of learning technologists (cf. Conole, Ingraham & Cook, 2003) aiming to enhance institutional practice through professional accreditation...

Engaging with the new e-learning change agents (453)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Clive Peter Lees Young, Stefanie Anyadi, Lorraine Dardis University College London, GB As the complexity of providing education in an increasingly digitally-rich HE environment has increased and student expectations grow ever more sophisticated, we are beginning to see far-reaching changes...

E-portfolios and Employability: Building Learning Cultures for Life (447)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Catherine Naamani University of South Wales, GB This presentation will describe the findings of the JISC funded Transformations project, Glamorgan e-Portfolios, which aims to promote the use of e-portfolios to enhance student employability in the context of learners’ taking control...

From digital natives to social practice: What we can learn from researching student experiences with technology (385)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Sue Bennett University of Wollongong, Digital technologies play an increasingly important role in higher education by improving access and offering new learning experiences. These developments help to build new cultures of learning, which change the ways in which students, academics...

Getting the most out of (y)our VLE (401)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Suzanne Helen Wright, Andy Beggan, Indre Petrauskaite The University of Nottingham, GB This session will discuss a student-centred investigation exploring maximising the potential of our online learning environment based on Moodle. Since migrating to Moodle in September 2012, we have...

‘The eLearning Unit, how can we help you..?’ - reflections on the Learning Technologist’s role in the context of a newly-formed, central Learning Technology team (399)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Tunde Varga-Atkins, Daniel Roberts, Paul Duvall, Debbie Prescott, Philip Walker University of Liverpool, GB Session outcomes: In this session, with the sub-theme of “it’s all about the learner”, participants will: reflect on their own role and practice as a learning...

Find out about CMALT (728)
Located in ALT Stand

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Located in ALT Stand
In theme ALT Community session

5:20pm

Shuffle time

5:25pm

Open Education SIG Meeting (721)
Located in Conference Theatre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme ALT Community session

Maths Everywhere for Everyone: An app to boost adult numeracy (724) [from 5.30pm]
Located in Conference Suite 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme ALT Community session

Rationale and overview of the NIACE managed Maths4Us Technology strand and the pre-launch of the winning Maths4Us App: Maths Everywhere. An explanation of the methodology behind the development of Maths Everywhere which includes learner engagement, gamification and badgification strategies and a...

White Rose SIG Meeting (722)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme ALT Community session

ALT Scotland SIG Meeting (202)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme ALT Community session

Come and find out more about the work of the ALT Scotland SIG, their activities and members. This session is lead by SIG Officers and is open to all.

ALT Online Newsletter: meet the Editors (735)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme ALT Community session

The session will introduce the Newsletter’s new format and outline the types of content that we welcome.  We will provide some hints and tips on how to write for the ALT audience.  Getting published in the Newsletter is a great...

Video in Education SIG Meeting (725)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme ALT Community session

Members networking session (726)
Located in ALT Stand

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:25pm – 6:15pm
Located in ALT Stand
In theme ALT Community session

6:15pm

ALT New Members Reception – Our annual reception for new members

6:30pm

Dinner and social programme

9:00am

Learning Technologist of the Year showcase (201)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme ALT Community session

The Association for Learning Technology’s Learning Technologist of the Year Award celebrates and rewards excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field. Now in its seventh year of operation, the award is open to individuals and teams based anywhere in the UK. The Special Award...

Focus on research: Introduction (707) [09:30 Start]
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Note: Starts at 09:30 ALT’s charitable object is “to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of learning technology for the benefit of the general public”. Its mission is to ensure that use of learning technology...

Changing the Learning Landscape (711)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme ALT Community session

Changing the Learning Landscape is about enabling higher education institutions in England, including colleges of further education providing higher education, to bring about change in their strategic approaches to technology in learning and teaching. This project is led by the...

Letting Teachers Innovate (443)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Simon Booth1, Stephen Vickers2 1University of Stirling, GB, 2IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc., Wish you could select learning applications to fit your own needs? Wish your learning applications could be made more easily available to your students? Can it really be...

Students as partners: expectations, challenges and real-world gains (338)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Lisa Gray1, Amy Barlow2, Anne Jones3, Maria Papaefthimiou4 1Jisc, GB, 2University of Winchester, GB, 3Queen’s University Belfast, GB, 4University of Reading, GB There is increasing interest in partnerships with students to transform the curriculum in higher education but what can we reasonably expect...

Building new cultures of learning: using technology to promote assessment and feedback dialogue (374)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Rola Ajjawi, Susie Schofield, Karen Barton University of Dundee, GB Feedback is viewed as important for student learning and is valued by students and staff. Yet students regularly report dissatisfaction with the quality and quantity of feedback provided which differs...

Making Connections: Using technology to improve student engagement with feedback (332)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Stuart Hepplestone, Helen Parkin Sheffield Hallam University, GB This paper will present the findings of a research study at Sheffield Hallam University to identify technological interventions that might help students make connections between the feedback that they receive and their...

Elevate Health: partnership on e-learning (341)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Renée Filius UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands, NL Dutch institutes (University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University) initiated an online academy on health sciences. This academy educates international health professionals, in order to elevate professional knowledge and to improve health worldwide....

10:00am

Shuffle time

10:05am

Enable Network on ICT to Support Lifelong Learning by Disabled Students (347)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme It’s all about the learner

Marion Hersh1, Shirley Evans2, Simon Ball2 1University of Glasgow, UK, 2Jisc TechDis, UK There are approximately 200,000 disabled students in HE (2011) and 550,000 students in FE (2012) in the UK. ICT has the potential to both overcome the barriers experienced...

Digital capital and inclusion: an exploration of the technology and e-learning experiences of disabled university and college students (327)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme It’s all about the learner

Jane Seale1, Jan Georgeson2, Christoforos Mamas3, Julie Swain3 1University of Exeter, GB, 2University of plymouth, GB, 3University of Plymouth, GB In this paper we will report on the methods and results of the TEDS (Technology Experiences of Disabled Students) research project. The...

Accessibility, usability and safety of online environments: the implications for designing e-learning for older people (434)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme It’s all about the learner

Shirley Evans1, Shailey Minocha2 1JISC TechDis, GB, 2The Open University , GB In the UK, 10.3 million people are aged 65 or over and this number is projected to increase to over 16 million in the next 20 years (Age UK, 2013)....

Building global learning communities (351)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Thomas Donald Cochrane1, Ilona Buchem2, Mar Camacho2, Catherine Cronin2, Averill Gordon2, Helen Keegan2 1Academic Advisor Senior Lecturer in educational technology Centre for Learning And Teaching AUT University, NZ, 2N/A In a world enamoured by depersonalised MOOCs, we propose an alternative online...

Large scale innovation and change in UK Higher Education (334)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Stephen Brown De Montfort University, GB In the face of unprecedented change in higher education, the management of change is perhaps the most important challenge facing senior managers in universities today.  Yet universities seem to be peculiarly resistant to change. ...

Tag & track: Analytics as a development and evaluation tool (381)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Hendrik van der Sluis, Colin Loughlin Kingston University, GB Most instructional design (ID) models, of which arguably the most prominent are ADDIE and the Dick & Carey System Approach, envisage an iterative process in the development of Learning Objects (LOs)...

A long and winding road: From Elgg to G+ (but not via Facebook!) (441)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Emma Duke-Williams University of Portsmouth, GB Since 2001 students on Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in a school of computing, have been encouraged to develop learning communities in two units. In both, it was felt that communities of practice are encountered...

Is LaTTE the perfect blend? (The journey of a teaching room into a learning space). (366)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Rachel Challen, Matt Green, Ben Andrews, Cheryl Howells, Emma Purnell, Jon Rhodes, Paul Towers University of Wolverhampton, GB This presentation will describe the process of a recent strategic project to develop a traditional teaching room into a Learning and Teaching...

Teaching and Learning with Lecture Capture (388)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Leonie Sloman King’s College London, This presentation will share findings on how lecture capture affects students’ and lecturers’ behaviour and experiences. The data is drawn from a project conducted in the 2012-13 academic year with 856 1st- and 2nd-year medics,...

From 0 to 80,000 hours: Implementing lecture capture at scale (403)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Ben Steeples, Tessa Rogowski, Mike Rosevear, Marty Jacobs, Alex O’Neill University of Essex, GB This presentation will give an overview of how the University of Essex has implemented a large-scale lecture capture system between 2010 and 2013. It will be...

Healthy MOOCs: Going it alone... (331)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Luke Miller1, Chris Blackmore2, Dan Smith2, Chris Carroll2, Michelle Holdsworth2, Andrew Tattersall3 1The School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, GB, 2The School of Health and Related Research (University of Sheffield)., UK, 3N/A This session will present data from...

NOOCing Nottingham: A sustainable approach to open online courses (402)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Helen Whitehead, Sarah Speight, Andy Beggan The University of Nottingham, GB Our internal open online course ‘Perspectives on Sustainability’ arose out of a JISC funded project which built a variety of sustainability focused Open Educational Resources (OERS and eBooks). Following...

Evaluating ‘Thetford Tomb raiders’: Sharing research findings via an App (487)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Openness

Nicola Louise Beddall-Hill Research Associate at The University of Leicester, GB The Representing Re-Formation project is an interdisciplinary Science and Heritage project exploring the multifaceted lives of the prominent noble family, the Howard Dukes of Norfolk, during the era of...

The Work-based Learning Maturity Toolkit: Evolution into a Reflective Tool to Promote Work-based Learning, based on the University of Ulster Viewpoints Curriculum Design Tool (454)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:05am – 11:05am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Peter Chatterton1, Andrew Comrie2, Gunter Saunders3, Peter Hartley4, Alan Masson5 1Daedalus e-World, GB, 2Edinburgh Napier University, GB, 3University of Westminster, GB, 4University of Bradford, GB, 5University of Ulster, The work-based learning (WBL) maturity toolkit (www.wbltoolkit.pbworks.com) was developed by a group of institutions, as an...

11:05am

Networking and Exhibition

11:35am

Why it's not all about the learner: a sociomaterial account of students' digital literacy practices (456)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme It’s all about the learner

Lesley Gourlay, Martin Oliver Institute of Education, University of London, While digital literacies are seen as an important area of current research and practice, most accounts of this rely on capability or competence models of what “digital literacy” means. These...

The Learning Design Studio: Collaborative Design Inquiry as Teachers’ Professional Development (409)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Yishay Mor1, Orit Mogilevsky2 1Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK, GB, 2University of Haifa, IL The learning design studio is a collaborative, blended, project based framework for training teachers in effective and evidence-based use of educational technology. Arguably, teachers are...

Integrating technologies into ‘authentic’ assessment design: An affordances approach (429)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Richard Osborne, Elisabeth Dunne, Paul Farrand University of Exeter, GB Current pressures in higher education around employability are driving new initiatives for change. Assessment is also a topic of debate, as it is both a key driver of student behaviour...

Building a culture of flexible online learning (482)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

James KA Little, Kirsten Thompson University of Leeds, GB Overview “Everybody learns, but the ways in which we learn are rapidly changing”  (ALT, 2013) and those who facilitate learning need to not only adapt to meet these ever changing requirements...

Using Technology to Support New Ideas in Language Learning: a 'TESS Experience' exemplar covering written and audio assessment in Spanish (364)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Jonny Crook The University of Manchester, GB As part of a new module for 4th year undergraduate Spanish Language students, this project used technological innovation to support original teaching ideas for summative assessment, following the TESS* process. Due to time and...

Hearing their song and singing their tune…. Creating harmony or discord? (369) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Rachel Challen, Catherine Soden, Gavin Rhoades, Debra Cureton, Ruth Fairclough N/A, GB Note: this paper will no longer be presented. During a recent Institutional wide Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) review, extensive consultation was undertaken to establish staff and student needs....

Motivated Authentic Learning: Engagement to Employability in Student Groupwork Projects (412)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme It’s all about the learner

Gary C Wood, Jamie Lepiorz University of Sheffield, GB Teamwork and collaboration are widely recognised as key employability skills. Yet academics often assume that students develop these skills just by working on group projects, whilst students frequently evaluate the process...

Voice in the Ether - Seeking the Authentic Self Online (410)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Sharon Boyd The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, GB The mystory and MEmorial activities were created by G.L. Ulmer, Professor of English at the University of Florida. The mystory assists the participant in understanding their skills...

Deconstructing the Large Lecture Environment Through Technology (335)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Perry Samson University of Michigan, US The large lecture hall may be an efficient way to use instructors to present content to a large population of students, but few would argue that this is the best pedagogical design for learning...

Meeting students where they are and not where we would like them to be (473)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Jonathan Darby1, Barbara Hubert2, Kim Brooks2 1Oxford Insight, GB, 2Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University, US The massification of higher education in the USA is well advanced with enrolments growing 37% between 2000 and 2010 to 21 million (nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=98).  41% of...

Flipping the Classroom with Just in Time Teaching and Peer Instruction: Case Studies from the Sciences and Business (393)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Steven Bentley1, Robert Allan1, Daniel Belton1, Deborah Pufal1, Pauline Balac1, Alison Hunter1, Fiona Moffat2, Nicola Shaw3 1School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, GB, 2The Business School, University of Huddersfield, GB, 3School of Applied Sciences, GB Studies published over the last 50...

Members networking session (729)
Located in ALT Stand

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:35am – 12:35pm
Located in ALT Stand
In theme ALT Community session

This informal session takes place at the ALT stand in the Exhibition Hall and provides everyone with the opportunity to meet members of ALT, particularly those involved in one of our four Committees for Further Education, Publications, Research and Membership...

12:35pm

Lunch and Exhibition

1:45pm
LIVE

Invited Speakers: B Chaloux and L Ragan (503)
with Lawrence Ragan, and Bruce Chaloux
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Presented by Lawrence Ragan, and Bruce Chaloux
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Invited speaker session

Leadership Challenges in the Rapidly Changing Global Culture of Learning Higher education across the globe is undergoing a soul-searching period as the forces of change impact existing educational models. Administration wants more cost-effective delivery, faculty desire a simpler and more...

LIVE

[Substitution] Invited Speakers: S MacNeill (504) [moved to Tuesday]
with Sheila MacNeill
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Presented by Sheila MacNeill
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Invited speaker session

Note this session has been moved due to illness to Tuesday 10th 3pm My life as a sponge: soaking up and sowing seeds in the ed tech innovation reef This talk will be a personal reflection of my experiences of...

“I don’t think I would be where I am right now.” Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning. (423)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Ros Walker United Learning / University of Huddersfield, GB Do pupils use mobile devices to help their learning? Which affordances of mobile devices are most useful to pupils? Do pupils think mobile devices help with their learning? Should mobile devices...

Student engagement with a content-based learning design (428)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez1, Alejandro Armellini2 1University of Leicester, GB, 2University of Northampton, GB Learning is commonly conceptualised as a social, collaborative process. However, in corporate organisations, online courses often provide limited or no opportunities for communication between people. How do...

Keeping ahead of the curve. Technology and our ever-changing consumer. (493)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Graham Taylor1, Colin Loughlin2 1Desire2Learn, GB, 2Surrey University, GB How are the needs of students evolving, and what will your organisation need to do in the future to meet them? This session immerses us in the next generation of challenges in...

Carpe Diem Collaborative Learning Design (417)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Gilly Salmon, Janet Gregory Swinburne University of Technology, AU The Carpe Diem collaborative learning design process was created through research and prototyping from the year 2001, originally in Glasgow Caledonian University. Carpe Diem has since been developed, trialled, and scaled...

OER Research Hub: Understanding the impact of OER (440)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Openness

Beatriz de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Patrick McAndrew, Leigh-Anne Perryman, Beck Pitt, Martin Weller Open University, UK, As Open Educational Resources (OER) move into the mainstream of educational practice, some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be...

Automatically add Creative Commons licences to your own images (attribute images) (380)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Openness

Steve Stapleton, Andy Beggan University of Nottingham, GB The Xpert search engine currently provides access to 300,000+ open learning resources. Funded in 2009 as a JISC rapid innovation project, this University of Nottingham built system has matured into one of...

Analytics at the sharp end. (382)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Big data

Patrick Lynch, Anji Gardiner, Kate Bridgeman The University of Hull, GB The Faculty of Health and Social Care and the eLearning Team at The University of Hull have been exploring the use of learning analytics to understand what is happening...

Academics and their online networks: Exploring the role of academic social networking sites (336)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Big data

Katy Jordan The Open University, UK, GB In recent years, the advent of social networking sites has revolutionised the ways in which we connect and communicate with others. Online social networkings’ rapid rise in popularity has been followed by a...

E-assessment and globalization (479)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Big data

Cormac O’Keeffe Lancaster University, FR Using two network theories, material semiotics and social network analysis, this literature review explores the research on e-assessment within the context of globalization between 2008 and 2012. Three concepts in the cultural theory of globalization;...

Developing students’ digital literacies through Enquiry-Based Learning: a matter of student ownership (377)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Making innovation work

Tunde Varga-Atkins, Simon Snowden, Emma Thompson University of Liverpool, GB How the curriculum can support the development of students’ digital literacies is currently receiving a great deal of attention in higher education (Beetham et al 2009, Littlejohn et al 2012)....

Extending CMALT to a range of staff groups in Higher Education: benefits, difficulties and practical considerations (460)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Making innovation work

Stefanie Anyadi, Clive Young, Lorraine Dardis University College London, UK As technology enhanced learning is becoming mainstream, a wider range of staff groups beyond academics and learning technologists is getting involved in using and supporting relevant processes and systems. While...

Find out about CMALT (730)
Located in ALT Stand

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Located in ALT Stand
In theme ALT Community session

This session provides an overview of the Certified Membership scheme of the Association for Learning Technology, CMALT. CMALT is our portfolio-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT to enable people whose work involves learning technology to have their experience and...

2:45pm

ALT Annual General Meeting (731)
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme ALT Community session

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Learning Technology

Networking and Exhibition in Exhibition Area

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 2:45pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm

Refreshments and networking

4:00pm
LIVE

Keynote Speech by Wendy Hall, Chaired by Malcolm Ryan (103)
with Wendy Hall
Located in Conference Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Wendy Hall
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

What a difference a Web makes When ALT started in 1993, there was no Web as we know it today. It was very embryonic – just another hypermedia system in many people’s minds, but it has transformed our world –...

5:00pm

How to get published (709)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Focus on research

One of the main problems facing researchers is how to get there work noticed. Publication is the main way in which this is done and yet some authors seem somewhat badly prepared in this area. This session will involve an...

East Midlands SIG Meeting (719)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme ALT Community session

Come and find out more about the work of the ALT East Midlands Learning Technologists’ Group, their activities and members. This session is lead by SIG Officers and is open to all.  

Inclusive Learning SIG Meeting (712)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme ALT Community session

Come and find out more about the work of the ALT Inclusive Learning SIG (ILSIG), their activities and members. This session is lead by SIG Officers and is open to all.

Certified Members Meeting (713)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme ALT Community session

Led by members of the CMALT Development Group (CDG) the 4th annual Certified Members Meeting is taking place at this year’s conference. All Certified Members of ALT (CMALT Holders), candidates, assessors or individuals otherwise interested in CMALT and who are...

Games and Learning SIG Meeting (714) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme ALT Community session

Come and find out more about the work of the ALT Games and Learning SIG (GLSIG), their activities and members. This session is lead by SIG Officers and is open to all.  

6:30pm

Gala Evening to celebrate 20 years of ALT and the Learning Technologist of the Year Award

9:00am

MOOC SIG Launch (710)
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme ALT Community session

Come and celebrate the launch of the ALT Mooc SIG, find out more about the work of the Group, their activities and members. This session is lead by SIG Officers and is open to all.  

Using the ‘TheBrain’ to teach Business Strategy (405)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Chris Rowell Regent’s College, GB This is a short paper looking at how TheBrain software is being used to support the students’ learning experience on a Business Strategy module on the second year of a BA in International Business. What...

Female under-representation in Computer Science education and workplace - A survey of issues and interventions, moving towards a game-based learning solution. (424)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Joseph Osemwegie Osunde1, Liz Bacon1, Gillian Windall1, Lachlan MacKinnon2 1The University of Greenwich, London., GB, 2The University of Greenwich, London, GB The proportion of females studying and working in computing progressively decreases from early secondary education (age 11-14) to the workforce...

Open Badges: a practical implementation of an open-badge workflow in healthcare and beyond (370)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Tom Holland, Dave Waller MyKnowledgeMap, GB Mozilla Open Badges offer a way to recognise learning by enabling organisations to issue, manage and display digital badges across the web, using open standards that can be implemented within almost any learning context....

Are Virtual Worlds still worth the effort? (497)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Rose Heaney, Remy Olasoji, Clare Duguid UEL, GB The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB) at the University of East London (UEL) has been active ,in the virtual world (VW) Second Life® (SL) since 2009 developing a range of...

One Hundred And One Things About Video In Education (413)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Sandra Partington, Luis Balseca, Mike Hughes, Steven McCombe, Sophie Paluch, Morris Pamplin, Natasa Perovic, Connie Tse City University London, GB This presentation outlines the results of a review of the use of digital video and associated technologies for educational purposes...

Building a community-informed framework for assuring quality in distance learning programmes (344)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme Making innovation work

Richard Walker, Wayne Britcliffe University of York, GB This presentation reports on the work of the University of York’s Distance Learning Forum in developing an interactive, evidence-based framework for distance learning programmes, addressing the specific dimensions of quality for the...

Digital badge dashboards: A conceptual overview for New Zealand District Health Boards. (325)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

John Clayton1, Richard Elliott2 1Waikato Institute of Technology Hamilton New Zealand, NZ, 2Senior Research Analyst, Waikato Institute of Technology, NZ National strategies for the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) have seen increasing health sector interest in using ICT tools...

eMarking and eFeedback - institutional developments across the UK (339) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Barbara Newland1, Alice Bird2, Lindsey Martin3 1University of Brighton, GB, 2Liverpool John Moores University, GB, 3Edge hill University, GB eMarking and eFeedback are increasing following the increase in eSubmission. These practices are part of the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) which uses...

Reconstructing the Past through Visual Assessment (TESS Experience exemplar) (358)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Catherine Booth University of Manchester, GB Archaeology and other subjects (Ancient History, Anthropology, Art History) are visual disciplines: from analysing aerial photographs to illustrating new artefacts, practitioners work every day with images. Yet undergraduate students often underestimate the importance of...

Flexible assessment goes live: delivering a self-paced module with standards-based assessment tools (340) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Sue Milne1, Niall Barr2, Sarah Honeychurch2 1ELandWeb Ltd University of Glasgow QTIDI project Uniqurate project QTI-PET project, GB, 2University of Glasgow, A Mathematics module for student Technology teachers has been redesigned for anytime, anywhere, delivery using standards-based tools accessed via the...

E-Assessment Practices (468)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Cormac O’Keeffe Lancaster University, FR Traditional or ‘paper and pen’ and face-to-face assessments are still widely used but as new technologies assume a greater role in education, so to does assessment by and through new technologies. This paper explores the...

A Synthesis of Modelling Tools for Education Management Systems Design (326)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Tony Toole Swansea Metropolitan/UW Trinity Saint David, GB The purpose of management modelling is to encourage and contribute to a systematic and structured approach to management systems planning. It aids the planning process by presenting existing and proposed management systems...

Allied health academic’s views about providing screencast feedback on written assignment: a small scale mixed method study (384)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Anthony Herbland Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, GB Background: Assessment and feedback has been a much neglected part of learning and teaching in higher education (HE). Since its inception, the National Student Survey conducted by the Higher Education Funding...

Reviewing the impact of online submission and marking (Turnitin/Grademark) (498)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Anna Verges University of Manchester, GB A relatively small number of UK studies have formally reported on the effects from the introduction of Turnitin/Grademark for online coursework submission and marking. Reviewing available evidence as well as adding evaluation data from...

10:00am

Refreshments and Exhibition

10:45am

TELUS about it: collaborative approaches to staff development (436)
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Making innovation work

Sarah Horrigan1, James Little2, Anna-Leiza Barthorpe3 1University of Derby, GB, 2University of Leeds, GB, 3University of Sheffield, GB Collaborative approaches to staff development sound great in principle, but practice can be very different.  This presentation reflects on the experience of the cross-institutional...

Academic perceptions of differences between teaching face-to-face and online teaching (352)
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Making innovation work

Sue Folley University of Huddersfield, GB The increase in online teaching provision by many HEIs has resulted in more than just the technology enthusiasts, or as Rogers (1995) terms them the ‘early adopters’ teaching online. This paper explores the early...

Technological innovation and academic workloads (386)
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Making innovation work

Belinda Tynan1, Yoni Ryan2 1Open University, GB, 2Queensland University of Technology, AU In this presentation we discuss the findings of a research study into the perceived workload associated with online and ‘blended’ learning. While earlier research ((Twigg, 2003; Laurillard, 2007) demonstrates...

Student ownership of technology: towards developing their learning culture (406)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme ALT Community session

Amanda Jefferies University of Hertfordshire, GB Students’ ownership of technologies to support their learning has increased greatly in the past decade. At what point however do technology -rich HE students develop the necessary digital literacy for thriving with online learning...

Voice of ALT - Reporting from the members survey (716)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme ALT Community session

Approximately every 2 years ALT conducts a survey of its members to help identify what their interests are, whether these align with those that ALT thinks they are, and to look at how efficiently they think that ALT has been...

Now is the time to rethink the use of VLEs (394)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme It’s all about the learner

Fawei Geng, Jill Fresen, Joanna Wild University of Oxford, GB Notwithstanding the debate around the ‘death of the VLE’, the majority of UK higher education intuitions continue to make use of VLEs to support student learning (Walker, Voce, and Ahmed,...

Working with postgraduate students to build new digital cultures (481)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme It’s all about the learner

Elisabeth Dunne, Helen Beetham University of Exeter, GB As the relationships between students and higher education providers are challenged by changing priorities and structures, all institutions will need to maintain a persuasive vision of the role students can play in...

Open Badges in Higher Education - Perception and Potential (323)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme It’s all about the learner

Ian Glover1, Farzana Latif2 1Sheffield Hallam University, GB, 2Sheffield University, GB Background Open Badges have been developed by the Mozilla Foundation (creators of the Firefox web browser) as a way to recognise informal learning in online courses; however, they also have...

Emerging trends and definitions of blended learning: Reviewing informal and formal learning environments and course design. (318)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

John Clayton, Richard Elliott Waikato Institute of Technology Hamilton New Zealand, NZ Blended learning (BL) is generally regarded as a course design process combining in-class, face to face (synchronous) and out-off-class, online and digitally mediated (asynchronous and synchronous) modalities and...

The Development of Mahara as a VRE and Academic Staff Profile Management System: A Case Study of Plymouth College of Art (418) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Kerry Dungay, Elaine Garcia Plymouth College of Art, GB The use of Mahara as an e-portfolio system for student use has certainly received an increasing amount of attention over recent years. Mahara now reportedly accounts for 27% of centrally supported...

Keep climbing - institutional media management with Matterhorn (474) [Cancelled]
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Carol Shergold, John Davies, Paul Gration, Paul Pettit University of Sussex, GB Matterhorn is an open source lecture capture and media management platform that is gradually expanding into the UK higher education institutions. In this short talk, we are reporting...

How to augment and repurpose lecture capture videos (458)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Clive Peter Lees Young1, Sylvia Moes2 1University College London, GB, 2VU University Amsterdam , NL Lecture capture has proved to be an extraordinarily popular technology with both students and staff. Although the use so far has been relatively conservative the potential...

Social Networks as Communities of Discovery (477)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Cheryl Maria Reynolds University of Huddersfield, GB This presentation is prompted by the incipient use of social learning networks in Higher Education. Their recent introduction into a vocational degree at a UK University is the subject of a small-scale, action research...

Supporting collaborative arts based learning using Google+ Communities (348)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Steph Comley, Amy Sampson Falmouth University, GB Increasingly we are enabling student led learning, collaboration and peer review using digital technologies. Providing the technical and pedagogical support to facilitate these collaborative learning experiences is key to successful active social learning....

Learner driven strategies and technologies for effective engagement with MOOCs - a personal reflection (404)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme It’s all about the learner

Sheila MacNeill JISC Cetis, University of Strathclyde, GB Much of the current debate around MOOCs centres on their disruptive potential to traditional institutional models of provision and course delivery mechanisms. Equally, MOOCs have the potential to be a disruptive force...

Out of something rich and strange: the use and evolution of key terminology in ALT Conferences from 2000 – 2011 (349)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Big data

Nigel Edward Ecclesfield1, David Morris2 1Jisc Advance, GB, 2Coventry University, GB The paper outlines the methods used by the authors to explore the use of key terminologies in the printed documentation of the ALT-C Conferences run annually by The Association of...

Assessment Analytics: should we do it and if so, what might it look like? (422)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:45am – 11:45am
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme Big data

Cath Ellis1, Cheryl Reynolds1, Rachel Forsyth2 1University of Huddersfield, GB, 2Manchester Metropolitan University, GB Learning analytics have been defined as “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and...

11:45am

Shuffle time

11:55am
LIVE

Twenty Years in Learning Technology (717)
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme ALT Community session

Six former presidents of ALT including the very first and the most recent come together as a panel to look at what has happened in those 20 years. They will present partially contrasting views of the period and propose answers...

Making learning possible - net based learning at Dalarna University (451)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Anna Munters, Inger Lindqvist Dalarna University Sweden, SE Dalarna University (DU) has made a strategic choice to emphasize pedagogic development for the next generation. DU is renowned in Sweden for developing net based courses. From the perspective of the University,...

To iTeach or not to iTeach: How academics use iPads for teaching and their perceptions of the device’s pedagogical affordances. (361)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Olaojo Aiyegbayo University of Huddersfield, This presentation is based on some of the key findings of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) Fellowship funded project on academics’ use of iPads for academic practices. Though mobile tablets are not yet...

Open implementation practice for wide-scale e-Portfolio use (431)
Located in Conference Suite 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 1
In theme Making innovation work

Gordon Joyes, Kirstie Coolin University of Nottingham, GB This paper presents a case study of the University of Nottingham e-Portfolio implementation strategy that was informed by the guidance provided within the JISC e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit (JISC, 2012). Key features of...

ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (715)
Located in Conference Suite 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 2
In theme ALT Community session

Come and meet some of the team behind ocTEL – the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning.– ALT’s MOOC-style approach to extending the learning technology community of practice. ocTEL, which ran this spring with over a thousand registered participants, was...

Social Reading: an action research study (435)
Located in Conference Suite 3A

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3A
In theme Making innovation work

Alison Sharman University of Huddersfield, GB This paper reports on the potential of a social reading project that has taken place at the University of Huddersfield with second year undergraduate humanities students.  The aim of the project was to develop...

It’s Only a Conversation: the Hermeneutics of Engagement and Disengagement in Virtual Spaces (411)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Julian Jay Green University of the West of England, GB It is widely recognised that virtual learning spaces and social media (2D and 3D) hold rich potential to enhance the learning experiences of students (see Barab et al. 2004). Engagement...

Creating a Personalised Learning Environment to support progress (398)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Jago Brown Stanmore College, GB Communication between the learner, their parents, tutors, teachers and other supporting staff is critical to supporting a student’s progress. In schools & colleges this is never easy to achieve particularly where face to face communication...

Embedding Dynamic Learning Maps (486)
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 3B/C
In theme Making innovation work

Simon Cotterill1, Janice Ellis1, Helen Jones1, John Peterson1, Gordon Skelly1, Mark Thomason1, Phil Devine2, Tony McDonald3, Sara Roberts4, Alan Thomas4, Simon Tweddell5 1Newcastle University, GB, 2University of Cumbria, GB, 3, GB, 4Bangor University, GB, 5Bradford University, GB Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) are interactive navigable...

The journey is the reward: online induction for online distance learning (322)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Aileen McGuigan, Lucy Golden School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, GB In this presentation, Aileen McGuigan and Lucy Golden of University of Dundee report on their case study to evaluate the introduction of an online...

Blended Learning – The Perspective of the Learner Working on Placement. (463)
Located in Conference Suite 4

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:55am – 12:55pm
Located in Conference Suite 4
In theme It’s all about the learner

Ruth Clark, Mark Rogers, Christine Bates Leeds College of Music, GB This presentation will share and discuss the nature of the online facilities, developed specifically for Level 6 learners taking the Community Music Project Module at Leeds College of Music...

12:55pm

Lunch and Exhibition

2:00pm
LIVE

Keynote Speech by Stephen Downes, Chaired by Haydn Blackey (104)
with Stephen Downes
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Stephen Downes
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

What Are Cultures of Learning? In the previous three days Alt-C members will have explored all aspects of cultures of learning, ranging from digital literacies to learning landscapes, classroom environments, VLEs and open courses. But beyond examining the leaves and...

3:00pm
LIVE

Closing Speech and preview of the 2014 Annual Conference
Located in Conference Theatre

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 3:00pm – 3:25pm
Located in Conference Theatre
In theme Keynote plenary session

3:25pm

Refreshments

3:45pm

Close of Conference