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Conference Reminder - apologies for cross-posting.
The earlybird reduction of £40 for bookings for this year's ISL
conference (9 - 11 September 2001, at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh,
UK) ends on the 31st July. This year's theme is Improving Student
Learning Using Learning Technologies (and for more details see below).
An electronic booking form is available on the ISL websiteI:
To request a paper booking form:
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or write to OCSLD, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, OX3 OBP,
or phone 01865 484610
It is also worth noting that this symposium has been designed in
conjunction with the ALT-C conference which will take place immediately
after ISL for the following two days at the University of Edinburgh, and
there is a further discount for booking for both conferences. For more
information on ALT-C see their conference website at:
Details of the conference, including abstracts of the keynote addresses
and sessions to be presented, can be found at the ISL website
This conference will provide a forum to explore the research evidence
available of the possible ways and the degree to which the use of
different learning technologies may help to improve student learning.
The prime focus will be on the implications of the use of learning
technologies on teaching and learning rather than on the technology
The major aim of this symposium is to bring together those who are
primarily researchers into learning in higher education, learning
technologists responsible for supporting the development of Information
and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning, and
teachers in higher education who are interested in improving their
practice. The phrase 'learning technologies' was deliberately chosen to
encompass the widest possible range of applications going beyond ICT
based activities such as computer-aided assessment, computer-mediated
discussion, on-line course delivery, electronic portfolios, and
student-created web pages to potentially include all audio-visual media
such as audio-tape and video as well.
Sessions for the symposium have been grouped under the following four
How do students learn using learning technologies (LTs)?
How can course design using LTs assist student learning?
How can we research student learning using LTs?
How can we successfully innovate/disseminate the use of LTs?
Over the past eight years the Improving Student Learning Symposium has
welcomed a wide international audience with participants from over 27