Contents
Editorial
Editorial
ALT news
Chief Executive’s Report
In my opinion
Why some 'successful' projects 'fail'
Smartphone studying: the technology universities try to ignore?
Project updates
Glow: the world’s first national intranet and online community for education
Case studies
The role of embodiment in student success in virtual worlds
Going Mobile: our approach
The National College’s online network
Book reviews
Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide
Events
Events
A week in the life of
A week in the life of...
What to do when you get Google Apps for your school
Epigeum 'University and College Teaching'
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Issue 21 31 Oct 10
Issue 20 11 Aug 10
Issue 19 12 May 10
Issue 18 15 Jan 10
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Editorial
by Morag Munro


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Chief Executive’s Report
by Seb Schmoller

This report covers ALT's response to the October 2010 spending cuts; a significant development in the publishing strategy for the ALT journal, Research in Learning Technology; recent staff changes at ALT; and details of our responses to several major consulations.


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The role of embodiment in student success in virtual worlds
by Mark Childs

Screenshot from Second LifeThis article examines the experience of presence in the effectiveness of learning in virtual worlds. Presence and embodiment were both found to relate to students valuing the learning experience in virtual worlds, and it is suggested that this may be due to the potential they provide for embodied cognition while online.


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Glow: the world’s first national intranet and online community for education
by Andrew Brown

Glow logoLearning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) is embracing the challenges and opportunities technology presents education by pioneering the world’s first national intranet and online community for education, Glow.


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Going Mobile: our approach
by Kayvon Beykpour

Kayvon Beykpour leads Blackboard Mobile – a fast growing team that develops mobile applications for education. This article describes how Kayvon’s team got started and details their approach to mobile development and strategy which centers on two key principles: mobile as a platform and creating an unmatched user experience.

 


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The National College’s online network
A case study in building and managing a professional networking and learning system
by Stuart Sutherland

Screenshot from the National College's Online NetworkStuart Sutherland tells the story of the development, launch and uptake of the National College’s online network, and outlines lessons learned about the development and the management of this professional networking and learning environment.


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What to do when you get Google Apps for your school
by Kevin McLaughlin

Google appsKevin McLaughlin outlines 10 steps to take after you have applied for your Google Apps for Education domain and you want to set it up as a learning platform.


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Why some 'successful' projects 'fail'
by Tom Franklin

Many projects which deliver everything that was asked of them leave little trace of their results a year after they have been completed. This article looks at some of the reasons why this may happen and suggests ways in which the likelihood of significant impact from projects can be enhanced.


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Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide
by Eamon Costello

Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios - book coverEamon Costello reviews ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide by Derrin Michael Kent, Glenys Gillian Bradbury, Margaret Anne Kent, and Richard William Hand.


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Smartphone studying: the technology universities try to ignore?
by Zack Whittaker

Smartphones are intrinsic to the lives of students. After 48 hours of abandoning his computer to rely on only a BlackBerry, Zack Whittaker, a student at the University of Kent, Canterbury found that combining these powerful mobile devices with university-provided resources has significant potential to aid the learning process.


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Epigeum 'University and College Teaching'
by Wendy Harbottle

University and College Teaching UKEpigeum's 'University and College Teaching' is designed to to equip all levels of lecturers (including new staff, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and part-time lecturers) with the skills needed to effectively plan and deliver compelling courses to ensure student success.


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A week in the life of...
Professor John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton
by John Traxler

In this edition we have a week in the life of Professor John Traxler, Professor of Mobile Learning and Director of the Learning Lab at The University of Wolverhampton.

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Events
ALT events in 2011
by Hayley Maisey

ALT has an extensive programme of events planned for 2011 including: 10 free lunch time webinars, run jointly with the E-Learning Network; the ALT conference, ALT-C 2011, in September “Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate"; as well as exhibiting at the JISC conference in March.

Other events include a 'Free and Open Educational Resources' NIACE workshop, in partnership with ALT in February and the OER conference in May.

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