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Weekly News Digest 359 - 27 May 2016

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Association for Learning Technology - Weekly News Digest 359, 27 May 2016

Submit your news at http://go.alt.ac.uk/ALT-Digest, deadline 5pm on Wednesdays. 

Table of Contents
1. News from ALT
2. ALT and ALT member events
3. News
4. Events
5. Calls for proposals
6. Job vacancies
7. #altc blog
8. Research in Learning Technology


1. News from ALT

1.1 A very warm welcome to our newest Organisational Member - Heriot-Watt University!

1.2 ALT and ILTA working in partnership
This week sees the Annual Conference, #ilta2016, of the Irish Learning Technology Association. The conference brings together the Irish community and international delegates to share practice and research and celebrate the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Participating in the event is one example of how we have worked actively in partnership since ALT and ILTA signed a new partnership agreement in 2014. ALT and ILTA are both membership charities working to enhance learning technology knowledge and practise in education.This year #ilta2016 we are sharing an update on accreditation for Learning Technology focused on the CMALT framework.
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1sezR2X

1.3 Announcing the 10th Learning Technologist of the Year Awards - closing date: Sunday 12 June 2016. 
The 2016 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards are now open for entries. The full call and information about how to enter is available via the ALT website.  http://go.alt.ac.uk/24zFwi3 

1.4 2016 Call for nominations for Honorary Life Membership - closing date: Friday, 10 June 2016  
ALT awards Honorary Life Membership to individuals whom ALT believes have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the advancement of ALT's aims for the development of learning technology in a regional, national or international context through research, practice, policy-development, leadership, or a combination of these.
The Nominations submission form is located on our website: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1T9rSd6

1.5 2016 Nominations for Trustees and Vice-Chair of ALT and AGM Calling Notice - closing date for nominations: Friday 10 June 2016
The 2016 AGM Calling Notice and Trustee and Vice-Chair nomination forms have now been published at http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2366/. To find out more about being a Trustee of ALT, see http://go.alt.ac.uk/1jiG6eC. 


2. ALT and ALT Member Events

2.1 ALT Annual Conference 2016: Connect, Collaborate, Create - ‘Early Bird’ Registration now open!
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology will take place at Warwick University, 6-8 September 2016.The conference provides an international platform for Learning Technology research, practice and policy work from across sectors. Confirmed speakers include Josie Fraser, Ian Livingstone CBE, Lia Commissar, and Donna Lanclos & David White.

Early bird registration offers a significant discount across all conference fees and is open until 30 June. ALT members are also entitled to a further 20% discount on attendance.
To book please visit: http://go.alt.ac.uk/2016altcReg .

2.2 Blended Learning Essentials: Getting started - course preview 15 June 2016 12:30 to 1:30 pm Location: Online
This webinar is about the upcoming Futurelearn course Blended Learning Essentials: Getting started - A free course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning. The course starts on 4 July and is open to all. 

2.3 ALT South West-South East Learning Technology Group information session 9 Jun 2016 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: Online
This is an informal session to explore the possibility of forming one or more ALT members learning technology groups in the South of England. Come along if you live or work in the South and would like to learn more. http://go.alt.ac.uk/1OOD6rT 

2.4 ALT West Midlands Region Learning Technology Group Meeting 13 Jun 2016 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
The first meeting of the WMRLTG will be held at Keele University on Monday, 13th June between 10am and 1pm. The theme of the meeting is ‘digital capability’ and we are encouraging members to offer presentations or to lead discussions at the meeting based on any of the dimensions covered in the JISC project ( http://go.alt.ac.uk/24BfvyH ). 
To register for the event, and to express an interest in presenting or leading a discussion, please visit http://go.alt.ac.uk/23rBg1p Closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm 13th May.


3. News

3.1 MOOC Survey - Closing 31 May 2016
Taken, run or produced a MOOC? Complete the www.moocsurvey.org. Whatever your role is within Higher Education your views and opinions are valuable, and appreciated. This survey aims to understand the effects of MOOCs on institutions in the following areas:
* Impacts that production of MOOCs are having within Institutions
* The process of how MOOCs are being implemented
* Drivers and rationale for producing MOOCs
Contact James Little if you would like to take part - [log in to unmask] @jimjamyahauk 


4. Events

4.1 Seminar by Dr Ole Smørdal, EngageLab, University of Oslo -  27 June 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm Lecture Theatre 3, Management School Tea and cakes followed by seminar on:
Participatory Design & Design for Participation, a case with Talkwall. Talkwall is a micro-blogging and visualization tool, at the heart of a new research project being undertaken by University of Oslo and University of Cambridge (2016-2020), targeting secondary school students’ collaboration and critical thinking within three core domains (language, social science and natural science). Schools in Norway and England are taking part. For more information: [log in to unmask] 

4.2 Educational Technology and Education Conferences for January to June 2016
Clayton R Wright has circulated an updated version of his thorough listing of conferences and, as with previous updates this is now on the ALT Open Access repository at 
http://repository.alt.ac.uk/2362/


5. Calls for proposals

5.1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special issue on “Social Presence and Identity in Online Learning” Proposals due June 13th 2016. More information here: http://go.alt.ac.uk/25nsaZT 

5.2 Social Media for Learning in HE Conference - Sheffield Hallam - 16 December 2016
Call Extended to 01 June 2016. 
The second year of the conference has the theme of 'The Empowered Learner?', which will enable the sector to critically and creatively explore the role of social media in learner empowerment. Submit your proposal now for this one day conference (#SocMedHE16) hosted at Sheffield Hallam University on 16 December http://go.alt.ac.uk/1F2xaqG. 

5.3 Call for papers for the 2nd Panhellenic Conference for the Promotion of Innovation in Education by June the 15th 
The 2nd Panhellenic Conference for the Promotion of Innovation in Education, which will take place in Larisa, Greece, in Oct 21-23, 2016, accepts papers written in English or Greek by June the 15th, 2016. More information about the Conference can be found at http://go.alt.ac.uk/27Ty7g5 and submission guidelines can be found at http://go.alt.ac.uk/25ns9VS 


6. Job vacancies

6.1 City University London
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD)
Educational Technologist
AI60013639
£35,609 to £41,255 (pro rata)
0.8 fte
Closing date: 29th May 2016
For more information: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1W4aFZq 

6.2 City University London
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD)
Senior Educational Technologist
AI60012060
£42,488 to £50,702 (pro rata)
0.5 fte
Closing date: 29th May 2016 
For more information: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1XBW1bk 

6.3 London Business School
Ed Tech Team, Degree Programmes
Education Technology Manager
£29,000 - £34,000
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 30 May 2016
Informal enquiries to Linda McBain email: [log in to unmask]
For more Information: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1XBWsSZ 

6.4 Sheffield Hallam University
Learning Enhancement and Academic Development
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Academic Development (Digital Capability)
17622
£32,600 - £47,801
Full time, Temporary
Closing date: 1 June 2016
Informal enquiries to Brian Irwin, [log in to unmask], 0114 225 2979
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1TYfsWm 

6.5 University of Oxford
Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach
Widening Access and Participation Coordinator, Digital Outreach
123465
£30,738 - £37,768
Full time
Closing date: 6 June 2016
Informal enquiries to: [log in to unmask] 
For more information: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1OOKfIA

6.6 University of Greenwich
Vice Chancellors Office.
Online Tutor
£43.48 - £50.37 rate
Hourly paid
Closing date: June 13th Midday
Informal enquiries to: [log in to unmask] 
For more information: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1U1DShp 


7. For latest posts, visit the #altc blog 
https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/


8. For latest articles, visit Research in Learning Technology http://go.alt.ac.uk/RLT_Journal


The digest is published weekly on Fridays. Submit your news at http://go.alt.ac.uk/ALT-Digest, deadline 5pm on Wednesdays. This issue was compiled by those who submitted content for it, and very lightly edited by Jane Frankel.

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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