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Fortnightly news Digest 293 - 21 February 2014


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Association for Learning Technology

Fortnightly news Digest 293 issued on 21 February 2014

Please submit items for the ALT Fortnightly Digest, including job vacancies, via the form at http://goo.gl/LlJ3y. 

The deadline for the next issue of the Digest is 12.00 on Wednesday 2 March for the Digest to be issued on Friday 4 March 2014. 

Key links: http://www.alt.ac.uk/key-links

Table of Contents
1. ALT news
2. ALT events
3. News
4. Other events
5. Calls for proposals
6. Funding calls
7. Open Educational Resources
8. Job vacancies 
9. ALT Online Newsletter - links to articles from the latest Issue 
10. Current articles the ALT Journal - Research in Learning Technology 

1. ALT News

1.1 Joint call to join the altc2014 Programme Committee and Online Conference Coordinators group
If you are a member of ALT, or affiliated with an institutional member or sister body of ALT, we would like to encourage you to apply to become a member of the Programme Committee for this conference. For more information and to apply visit http://go.alt.ac.uk/1gK3ak8

1.2 New opportunity for CMALT Holders - join the Register of CMALT Consultants
CMALT Holders who are interested in undertaking work for ALT on a consultancy basis now have the opportunity to join a new Register of CMALT Consultants. The purpose of the register is to enable CMALT Holders to undertake work for projects, programmes or other activities across different sectors, which are externally funded, but contracted through the Association.

1.3 Responses to “Lecture Capture – Sometimes it’s better to be heard…and not seen”
Insightful comments about a recent Online Newsletter blog by Rob Weale (De Montfort University) from Learning Technologists including Terese Bird (University of Leicester), Peter Reed (University of Liverpool) and others.

1.4 ALT launches a new three-year strategy
ALT has launched the new strategy for 2014-2017. The strategy sets out our shared vision for developing the Association as an influential, innovative and independent membership organisation, clearly defining our aims for the next three years.

1.5 Call for proposals for altc2014 “Riding giants: how to innovate and educate ahead of the wave"
Whether you've been involved in ALT for years, are new to the learning technology domain, or are an experienced practitioner, supplier, funder, policy maker, researcher, writer, or presenter from other fields, please take the time to review the calls for proposals. With your help altc2014 can be a truly outstanding, influential, and enjoyable event internationally.

2. ALT Events 

2.1 CMALT webinar for candidates 12 March 12.30 – 13.30
The session is designed to provide information and support to candidates looking to complete their portfolios in the next few months. It will provide an overview of the submission process, advice on how to complete a portfolio and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works.

2.2 The Digital Student – Understanding Student expectations and experiences of the digital environment, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:30
This webinar will report on findings from a Jisc study into students expectations and experiences of the digital environment at university. The study reviewed existing research and survey evidence from institutions, as well as conducting original interviews and focus groups. The webinar is an opportunity for ALT members to take part in this consultation, not only exploring how the findings are reflected at your own institution but helping to shape the future of the project. Jisc is also about to launch a parallel study and consultation process in further education.

2.3 Register interest in a future run of ocTEL
If you would like to be notified of a future run of ocTEL, ALT's open course in technology enhanced learning.

2.4 altc2014 Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave
The 21st annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology - 1-3 September 2014, Warwick, UK. Registration will open in spring 2014, for more information please see the conference pages on the ALT website. 

3. News

3.1 HEA Report published on Flexible Pedagogies and Technology Enhanced Learning
This report highlights a number of developments which could, in the future, aid flexibility beyond the typical features of current technology-enhanced learning or virtual learning environments.

3.2 ALT Sponsoring Member ULCC announces Arkivum partnership
ULCC has partnered with Arkivum to offer quick and cost-effective access to an integrated, long term digital preservation solution for the academic, heritage and special collections sector. ULCC's Academic Research Technologies team is excited to add large scale, long term digital archiving capabilities to its existing service portfolio of digital preservation training, consultancy and repository development and management.

4. Events 

4.1 ULCC // Arkivum Briefing, Senate House, University of London.  24th February 2014
After announcing it's partnership with Arkivum, ULCC would like to invite librarians, archivists, academic researchers, research administrators, records managers and anyone interested in archiving digital assets in the long-term to attend the ULCC /Arkivum Briefing.  Come and join us to find out more about emerging requirements for data management and digital preservation in the HE and cultural heritage sector - whether for research data, digitised collections, or business records management 

4.2 Education and Innovation Conference and Exhibition: 27-28 February 2014
EICE is a national conference and exhibition taking place in Manchester that brings together leading education experts, thought
leaders and inspirational practitioners to share expert advice, training and guidance about integrating innovation and technology into

4.3 Bristol Ideas in Mobile Learning symposium , Watershed, Bristol, 6-7 March 2014.
This course now has a few places available for participants on a first-come-first served basis. The mobiLearnFest component of the Symposium on Thursday 6th March in the afternoon is open to anyone free of charge; please note this is an experiment in public engagement around the idea of an 'Augmented City of Bristol'. 

4.4 ELESIG Masterclass: Guerrilla Research 17 March 2014
The Art of Guerrilla Research: this workshop will explore new lightweight approaches to research, with the principles of no external funding and no required permission to conduct. It will feature presentations from Martin Weller and Tony Hirst and group activities looking at this approach, possibilities and issues.

4.5 Successful Supervising 5 March - 4 April 2014
The main topics covered are: monitoring students’ progress, cross-cultural awareness, research ethics, academic writing, and the supervisory relationship.  You will be expected to develop confidence and competence in these areas.

4.6 Online course: Teaching online 10 March - 4 May 2014
Teaching Online Courses is an open online course. You can take it for free, or for a fee you can register for assessment and formal credit. It has been validated by Oxford Brookes University as a 10 M-level credit module within the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE). 

4.7 "Digital Literacy for the Collaborative Classroom" How do you make lessons more interactive and engaging? Dublin, July – Aug 2014
For teachers who want to create dynamic, interactive lessons, technology is one of the ways forward!  This summer we are hosting a one week course  in Dublin and it doesn't have to cost as Erasmus+ grants are available for this from EU. Our courses are suitable for any teacher (primary, secondary or third level) seeking to improve their technology skills to very easily create better, more interactive lessons, and new classroom resources. The deadline for Erasmus+ grants is very soon so apply now!

5. Calls for proposals

5.1 Connected Learning in an Open World. APT 2014, University of Greenwich, Tuesday 8 July
Deadline for submissions: 3 March 2014
Contributions are invited from practitioners, researchers, students and employers in all education and training sectors. Keynote speakers include Stephen Downes and Professor Diana Laurillard.  Contributions may take the following formats: case study; practitioner-led inquiry; research paper/work in progress; developmental/research project report, and posters. 

5.2 Call for Papers on Cyber Ethics in Education, Deadline for submissions: 17 March 2014
Full papers are requested for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education, with a focus on Social Justice in elearning. 

5.3 Call for Presentations for the 20th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning (ALN),Orlando, 29-31 October 2014.
Deadline for submissions: 5 May 2014
Since this year’s theme is “Online Learning: Driving Innovation with Online Learning,” the Sloan Consortium is specifically looking for proposals that address: Faculty & Professional Development & Support, Open, Global, Mobile,  Institutional Strategies & Innovations,  Leadership, Values & Society, Student Services & Learner Support Technology & Emerging Learning Environments. 

6. Funding calls

None this issue.

7. Open Educational Resources

7.1 New version of PILOT available on Jorum
PILOT is a web-based information literacy training package aimed at postgraduate and post doctoral researchers. It covers information and communication skills. It includes sections on copyright and your research profile (handy for the REF!). Available for free download on Jorum. More information from [log in to unmask]

7.2 Free educational transition resource for international students
‘Prepare for Success’ is a UKCISA-sponsored website of free multimedia learning resources  for international students coming to study in higher or further education in the UK. The resources help students prepare for UK academic culture and introduce the academic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills they will need. Over 800,000 students from 224 countries have used Prepare for Success. Institutions also link to and use it with  students post-arrival. For more information contact [log in to unmask]

8. Job vacancies

8.1 University of the West of England
Education Innovation Centre
Education Innovation Coordinator
£46,400 - £55,375
Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 23 February 2014 
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.2 Coventry University
Engineering and Computing
Research Fellow
£35,601 - £50,691
Full time
Closing Date: 24 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.3 ifs University College
Learning Resources and Libraries Department
Manager, Learning Design & Technology
Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 26 February 2014 
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.4 Loughborough College
eLearning Team
Learning Technologist
Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 26 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask] 

8.5 Loughborough College
eLearning Team
Senior Learning Technologist
£27,225 per annum
Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 26 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask] 

8.6 The University of Edinburgh
The Moray House School of Education
Chair in Learning, Analytics and Informatics
Salary: Professorial
Full time
Closing Date: 28 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: Rowena Arshad [[log in to unmask]] and Dave Robertson [[log in to unmask]]

8.7 The University of Edinburgh
The Moray House School of Education
Chair in Digital Education
Salary: Professorial
Full time
Closing Date: 28 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.8 The University of Edinburgh
The Moray House School of Education
Lecturer In Digital Education
£37,756 - £45,053 
Full time
Closing Date: 28 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.9 Floream
Learning Technologist
-Lt 5
Negotiable based on experience
Closing Date: 28 February 2014
Informal Enquiries to: Eoin McDonnell, [log in to unmask]

8.10 University of Leeds
Digital Learning Team
Digital Content Officer
£25,013 - £29,837
Full time
Closing Date: 3 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: Carol Elston, [log in to unmask]

8.11 University of Leeds
Digital Learning Team
Instructional Designer
£30,728- £36,661
Full time
Closing Date: 3 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: Carol Elston, [log in to unmask]

8.12 Imperial College Business School
Assistant Learning Technologist
ICBS 2014 006
£28,770 - £32,750
Full time
Closing Date: 4 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.13 University of York
Academic Support Office
Lecture Recording and E-learning Support Officer
£29,837 - £36,661
full-time, fixed-term until 31 December 2015
Closing Date: 3 March 2014
Informal inquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.14 Imperial College London
E-learning Support Officer
SS 2014 030 TAA
£33,590 - £41,540 
Full time, Maternity cover - 12 months
Closing Date: 4 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: Mrs Sue Pritchett, Tel 020 7594 5486

8.15 The University of Northampton
Learning Technology
Learning Designer
£31,644 - £35,597
Full time, Temporary, 2 year fixed term
Closing Date: 12 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

8.16 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Educational Development Centre
Learning/Instructional Design Specialist
Full time, fixed term for eighteen months
Closing Date: 22 March 2014
Informal Enquiries to: [log in to unmask]

9. Current articles from the ALT Online Newsletter

The newsletter website is at: http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/

Latest Articles

Article -“Lecture Capture-Sometimes it’s better to be heard and not seen”, Rob Weale

Article – “SIG Update: The Inclusive Learning Sig”, Shirley Evans

 Article – “#Bett2014 – another shopping opportunity”, Shirley Evans

Article - “ebooks for Teaching and Learning”, Hayley Atkinson

Article – “Chief Executive’s Report”, Maren Deepwell

Article – “#Bett2014: Another year another BETT show”, Tim Seal

Article – “Three Days at #Bett2014”, Joe Wilson

Article – “RIG update: M25 Learning Technology Group and  MUGGL”,  Leonard Houx.

10. Current articles from our peer-reviewed Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology

The journal website is at: http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/

Latest articles:

Article - “Keep taking the tablets? Assessing the use of tablet devices in learning and teaching activities in the Further Education sector”, Khristin Febian, Donald Maclean
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v22.22648

Article - “Facebook levels the playing field: Dyslexic students learning through digital literacies”, Owen Barden
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v22.18535

Editorial- “Research and Literacies in a Digital Age”, Norm Friesen, Lesley Gourlay, Martin Oliver
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v21.23834

Article – “Textual practices in the new media digital landscape: messing with digital literacies”, Lesley Gourlay, Mary Hamilton, Mary Rosalind Lea
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v21.21438

Article – “The five resources of critical digital literacy: a framework for curriculum integration”, Juliet Hinrichsen, Antony Coombs
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v21.21334

Article – “Capturing the sociomateriality of digital literacy events”, Ibrar Bhatt, Roberto de Roock

Article – “Scholarly, digital, open: an impossible triangle?”, Robin Goodfellow
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v21.21366

Article – “Multimodal profusion in the literacies of the Massive Open OnlineCourse”, Jeremy Knox, Siân Bayne
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v21.21422

Article – “The habitus of digital scholars”, Cristina Costa
DOI: 10.3042/rlt.v21.21274

The digest returns on 4 March 2014. All items for inclusion in the next issue should be submitted using the form at http://goo.gl/LlJ3y by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 2 March 2014. This issue was compiled by those who submitted content for it, and very lightly edited by Sam Varney.
Disclaimer. Reasonable care is taken to ensure that the ALT Digest is accurate. But ALT does not vouch for the accuracy of information provided on web sites to which the digest links, and opinions expressed on those sites should not be construed to be those of ALT. 

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