Contents
Feature article
The wide open learning world: sea, land, and ice views
In my opinion
Potential implications of the online learning innovation fund
Conference reviews
@#altc2009: impressions of ALT 2009
Future of technology in education conference
Project updates
WikiVet
Interdisciplinary design to support learning design
Global resources for on-line education
Back to basics: the web, academic values, and Sakai
Education in a changing world: teachers and technology
Case studies
Twittering the student experience
Online 'student common rooms'
Introducing a radiofrequency clicker system: staff perceptions
ALT news
Chief Executive's report
All of a twitter
Events
Innovating e-Learning 2009
Editorial
ALT-C Keynote and invited speaker sessions
Sections
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Editorial
by Morag Munro


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Chief Executive's report
by Seb Schmoller


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@#altc2009: impressions of ALT 2009
(in more than 140 characters)
by Kevin Donovan, Graham McElearney and Kirsten Thompson

17-altc-coverKevin Donovan, Graham McElearney and Kirsten Thompson reflect on this year's ALT conference:  "In dreams begins responsibility" -  choice, evidence, and change.
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ALT-C Keynote and invited speaker sessions

Watch videos of the 3 keynote speeches and 9 invited speaker sessions.

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WikiVet
A learner's perspective
by Beverley Panto

17-wikivet-coverWikiVet is a peer reviewed, comprehensive curriculum wiki to enhance the teaching of veterinary medicine. Beverley Panto provides a student perspective on WikiVet's benefits.


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The wide open learning world: sea, land, and ice views
by Curt Bonk

Curt Bonk shows how technology is facilitating self- and peer-faciltiated learning "aboard ships or planes, high up in the mountains, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, or when standing on thinning sea ice".


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Potential implications of the online learning innovation fund
by Paul Bacsich

The recently established Online Learning Innovation Fund (OLIF) aims to "facilitate UK universities to deliver online distance learning to the furthest corners of the world". Paul Bacsich considers issues relevant to ALT membership raised by the proposal and suggests some possible ways forward.
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Interdisciplinary design to support learning design
by Liz Masterman

17-masterman-coverThe Learning Design Support Environment project is designing an online environment that will allow lecturers to experiment with innovative approaches to the curriculum via creative use of digital technology.
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Global resources for on-line education
Envisioning a research agenda for the future of technology and education
by Beverly Park Woolf and Burton I. Woolf

The Global Resources for on-line Education (GROE) project aims to set out a long range vision for educational technology and to outline a path for realising this vision via an intentional program of research.
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Twittering the student experience
by Alan Cann, Jo Badge, Stuart Johnson and Alex Moseley

17-twitter-coverAlan Cann and colleagues from the University of Leicester consider Twitter's potential for gathering data relevant to student support and communication.
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Back to basics: the web, academic values, and Sakai
by Clay Fenlason

The latest version of the Sakai collaboration and learning environment, Sakai 3 has been developed from a deep reflection on the VLE's mixed record of support for the academic mission.
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All of a twitter
by Matt Lingard

17-alttwitter-coverALT is now providing regular news updates via Twitter, including links to upcoming events, ALT-J articles & additions to the ALT Repository. 
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Online 'student common rooms'
by Emily Bennett, David Carpenter, Paul McVeigh, Nancy North and Mary Watkins

17-student-common-rooms-coverThe University of Portsmouth's School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies has launched a a School-wide project to design, create and run online 'Student Common Rooms'.


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Education in a changing world: teachers and technology
by Peter Twining

The Open University and e-skills UK have been commissioned to lead a £5.65million programme to bring about a step change in the teaching and use of ICT in schools and sixth form colleges in England.
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Introducing a radiofrequency clicker system: staff perceptions
by Daniela Gachago

17-clicker-coverThe College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh recently replaced their infrared student response systems with radiofrequency technology. Daniela Gachago reports on reactions to the new system.
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Future of technology in education conference
by Tim Bush

17-fote-coverFOTE 09 focused on two of the hottest current topics for IT and teaching and learning professionals: on cloud computing and social media.


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Innovating e-Learning 2009
Thriving, not just surviving, JISC online conference, 24-27 November

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