Association for Learning Technology - Weekly News Digest 356, 6 May 2016
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Table of Contents
1. News from ALT
2. ALT and ALT member events
5. Calls for proposals
6. Job vacancies
7. #altc blog
8. Research in Learning Technology
1. News from ALT
1.1 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
1.2 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
1.3 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 FELTAG SIG webinar: find out about the Blended Learning Consortium, 6 May 2016 12:30 to 13:30
This webinar will give an overview of the Blended Learning Consortium. This is a group of more than 10% of UK Colleges, led by Heart of Worcestershire College, who are working together to co-develop and share high quality blended learning resources, for the sector by the sector. http://go.alt.ac.uk/1S73luQ
2.2 ALT Scotland: Sharing Stories: enablers and drivers for Learning Technology in Scottish Education 7 Jun 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dundee and Angus Colleges, Gardyne Campus, Dundee
This is an event organised by the ALT Scotland Members Group. Bringing together Members from across Scotland the day will have the theme 'Sharing Stories: enablers and drivers for Learning Technology in Scottish Education'. The event is designed to bring together practitioners from across sectors to share experiences of current and emerging practices in encouraging engagement with learning technology, highlighting the key enablers and drivers.
Please submit your proposals there by Friday 22nd April. http://goo.gl/forms/yWfJLaFHPO
For more information or to get involved join the ALT Scotland Members Group.
2.3 University of Hull Federation of Colleges Digital Technologies and Mobile Learning Network ‘Flipped Learning’ Conference, 15 June 2016
The keynote speaker will be Professor Alejandro Armellini, University of Northampton, a noted expert on Flipped Learning. The conference will be delivered as an interactive flipped learning experience with a range of related workshops delivered by Federation of College partners exploring, exploiting and evaluating flipped learning as a useful approach for engaged learning. For enquiries and to reserve a space contact Viv Parker, [log in to unmask] 01482 465023
2.4 ALT West Midlands Region Learning Technology Group Meeting 13 Jun 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Keele Universit, 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.
3.1 Expressions Of Interest Are Invited For Associate Editors For The Journal Of University Teaching And Learning Practice. (JUTLP)
Associate Editors are responsible for managing the peer-review process for manuscripts that progress past the initial stage of article submission. Candidates applying should send their EOI via email to Mrs Narelle Guest [log in to unmask] by COB Friday 20 May 2016. EOI should address the essential criteria for selection and provide Name, Affiliation, email and daytime contact as well as a current CV of no more than two pages.
http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/. For further information contact: Dr Alisa Percy: [log in to unmask]
3.2 LSE engage with the student voice on technology
LTI @ LSE has been working on a project to interview over 100 students to gain their insights into the role and importance of technology in their life, their education and their future career. Calling the project LSE 2020, we have begun the process of interpreting over 300 minutes of interview footage. Our first step was to produce a few teaser trailers from the data set that illustrate the kind of insight we are getting. You can view the two teaser videos at http://go.alt.ac.uk/1QSUVA8 and our blog post at http://go.alt.ac.uk/1QSUUfD.
3.3 Jisc Summer of Student Innovation 2016, closing date for submissions 23 May 2016
The competition is now in its fourth year where successful entrants to the competitions receive a grant and support from Jisc to develop their education technology ideas, with the aim of improving students’ creative design, research, entrepreneurial and project management skills. This year we’re running two competitions: “Student ideas competition” and “Supporting technology startup projects”. Your entry could be the spark of an idea, or it could be ready to pilot with institutions – but whatever stage it’s at, it will need to have the potential for widespread use across higher and further education and skills.
4.1 Learning at City Conference 2016 - 8th June 2016, City University London
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) are pleased to open registration for the 8th annual Learning at City Conference. The overall theme for the conference focuses on Promoting and Enhancing Teaching Excellence. Keynote Speaker is Dr Matthew J Williamson, Director, Learning & Teaching Centre, University of Glasgow.
4.2 EDD (EXPLORE, DISCOVER, DISCUSS) Thursday 16 June 2016 and Wednesday 29th June 2016
Free afternoon development sessions for teachers in schools, further education colleges, and HE institutions. The sessions provide a space to explore, discover, and discuss how technology can co-evolve with pedagogy to enhance the student experience. Please email [log in to unmask] with your name and which session you would like to attend.
4.3 Supporting refugees access, retention and success in higher education - 30 June, 2016: 10.00am to 16.45pm - SRHE, London
This one day seminar will present research contextualising contemporary forced migration, refugees’ experiences of higher education in both the UK and Australia, and how different universities are working to better meet and support their needs.
To reserve a place visit http://go.alt.ac.uk/1JGIyWP
4.4 Creativity, Collaboration, Community and Co-development: the first annual Blended Learning Consortium Conference, Bromsgrove, 30 June 2016
The Consortium is a group of more than 10% of UK Colleges, led by Heart of Worcestershire College, working together to co-develop and share high quality blended learning resources, for the sector by the sector. The conference aims to: help build and develop the community of the consortium through sessions to bring together staff in similar roles in member colleges; to share best practice in the use of technology enhanced learning in consortium colleges; to share ideas around implementing blended learning and using BLC resources. Keynote from Bob Harrison.
4.5 ENIGMA. Re-Assess: Re-Imagine: Re-Invent - CPD with a difference at Loughborough College
Forget what you know about staff development and immerse yourself in the ultimate learning experience. ENIGMA challenges staff, re-inventing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to make it more exciting, more relevant, with long lasting impact.
4.6 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
5. Calls for proposals
5.1 Call for proposals for the 6th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium & Screening in Melbourne, Australia, deadline Friday 24 June 2016 5pm (NZ time)
MINA is glad to announce that Swinburne University will host #mina2016 – Mobile Futures: Poetics, Production and Innovation, the 6th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium & Screening in Melbourne, in collaboration with Te Rewa O Puanga - School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ), Colab (Auckland University of Technology, NZ), and in association with RMIT University (AUS).
Call for Films http://mina.pro/cff2016
Call for Papers http://mina.pro/cfp2016/
5.2 Call for Papers: SRHE Conference 2016 Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education SRHE International Research Conference: 7 to 9 December 2016
SRHE Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference: 6 December 2016
Submission Deadline: Friday 24 June 2016
The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is now inviting research contributions to the 2016 SRHE International conferences. The theme for SRHE Conference 2016 is an exploration of issues around freedom and control in global higher education. http://go.alt.ac.uk/1rwn1wt
5.3 Call for Proposals MLEARN 2016 (15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning) 24 – 26 October 2016 University of Technology Sydney, Australia
We invite researchers, school and higher education educators, industry practitioners, mobile technology developers, higher degree students and everyone interested in teaching with and researching in mobile technology to submit abstracts and papers to share their findings and experiences with an international audience at mLearn 2016.
5.4 Social Media for Learning in HE Conference - Sheffield Hallam - 16 December 2016
The call for papers is now open for this one day conference at Sheffield Hallam University on 16 December (#SocMedHE16). 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. Deadline for submissions is 16 May. http://go.alt.ac.uk/1F2xaqG.
6. Job vacancies
6.1 City University London
Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD)
£35,609 to £41,255
Closing date: Sunday 8th May
6.2 Edge Hill University
Learning Technology Development Officer
£25,769 to £28,143 per annum pro rata
Part time, Maternity cover - Fixed Term of 6 months in the first instance
Closing date: 20 May 2016
Informal enquiries to Megan Juss [log in to unmask]
6.3 NHS Moorfields & UCL
Optometry and Digital Education
£37,659- £47,778 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date: 24 May 2016
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]
7. For latest posts, visit the #altc blog
8. For latest articles, visit Research in Learning Technology http://go.alt.ac.uk/RLT_Journal
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