Contents
Editorial
In this Edition
ALT news
Chief Executive’s Report
Conference reviews
OER 2010: Exploring OER Content, Design and Communities
Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2010
Telling Stories at ELI2010: the Educause Learning Initiative 2010 conference, Texas
MoodleMoot UK 2010
MEC 2010: Celebrating 30 Years of Sharing Learning Technology Experience and Expertise
Project updates
Innovative Teaching and Learning Research
COAR General Assembly, 2nd March 2010
Case studies
Using a departmental blog with post-16 Health Sciences students
Online Learning – a Guide for Associations
Action Research as a key to stimulating Innovation and Professional Development in ILT
Amplified staff development
Events
The Latest ALT Events
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In this Edition
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Chief Executive’s Report
by Seb Schmoller


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Innovative Teaching and Learning Research
Studying Changing Teaching Practices and Students' 21C Competencies
by Maria Langworthy

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research is a multiyear global research program designed to investigate the factors that promote the transformation of teaching practices and the impact those changes have on students’ learning outcomes across a broad range of country contexts. The pilot study year has been completed in Russia, Senegal, Finland and Indonesia, and the research will extend to more countries after the pilot year.


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OER 2010: Exploring OER Content, Design and Communities
by Theo Lynn and Neil Bruton

OERlogoOER10, organised by RLO-CETL, was held in the Gillespie Centre at Clare College, Cambridge from 22 to 24 March. Theo Lynn and Neil Bruton provide an overview of the conference.
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Using a departmental blog with post-16 Health Sciences students
by Keith Shaw

Science staff at New College Nottingham developed a departmental blog that has been a big hit with learners and staff alike and is now being replicated across the college. Keys to success were enthusiastic support of managers and involvement of students.
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COAR General Assembly, 2nd March 2010
by Neil Jacobs

Coar logoThe Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.  The General Assembly offered members an opportunity to discuss and set its direction.


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Online Learning – a Guide for Associations
by Louella Morton and Brendan Noud

Different associations approach online learning in a variety of ways, and each has their own specific requirements and targets. WBT's Louella Morton and Brendan Noud offer practical advice on how best to select and roll out an appropriate solution. 


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Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2010
by Leo Havemann and Mimi Weiss Johnson

A review of the 2010 Blackboard conference which recently took place in Swansea, and offered Blackboard's user communities a taste of the brand new release (9.1). The conference offered an interesting variety of topics from both technological and pedagogical angles, including contributions from delegates on the interesting and effective uses they make of Blackboard in its many current flavours.


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Telling Stories at ELI2010: the Educause Learning Initiative 2010 conference, Texas
by Jackie Carter

Educause logoThis article covers my experience at the ELI2010 conference through a report of the main themes covered at the event, and an overview of the poster presentation I gave on a case study approach to unveiling teachers’ and learners’ experiences of using real world data.


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Action Research as a key to stimulating Innovation and Professional Development in ILT
by John Webber

Sussex Downs College have recently completed a college-wide trial of an approach to Continuing Professional Development that combines mentoring, peer coaching and action research. John Webber describes the approach taken, which has proved highly successful in stimulating collaborative learning, experimentation and development.


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MoodleMoot UK 2010
by Jessica Gramp

Moodle Moot 2010 logoMoodleMoot UK 2010 was held from 13th-14th April at the University of London. This review focuses on the opening and closing keynote presentations and looks at how social constructionist theory can encourage self-directed learning. It also expores how visual design can impact  the uptake of online learning tools.
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Amplified staff development
by Jennifer Jones, Joanne Badge, Stuart Johnson and Alan Cann

‘Amplified events’ utilize social networks to record and relay discussions from a physical event to a much larger online audience. This case study is an analysis of the impact of Web 2.0 tools to amplify a local staff training event.  We explore the affordances of social technologies to increase participation in the event beyond the confines of a single institution and give practical advice for others who would like to run an amplified event.


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MEC 2010: Celebrating 30 Years of Sharing Learning Technology Experience and Expertise
by Theo Lynn, Neil Bruton and Kieran Linehan

MEC conference logoMEC2010 provided a rich and diverse learning experience to 1,200+ delegates over three days through workshops, hands-on presentations, and trade exhibits on learning technologies.
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The Latest ALT Events
by Hayley Willis

ALT-C 2010 “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change.

The 17th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, University of Nottingham, UK, 7-9 September 2010. Further information is available from: http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2010

ALT Policy Board - "Technology in Learning and Teaching, an Enabler or a Tax?"

18 June 2010, London School of Economics in Holborn, London. For further information: http://www.alt.ac.uk/events.php

 

 

 


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