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Weekly News Digest - Issue 491, 11 February 2019

Welcome to this week's news digest. In this edition:

  1. Updates for Members
  2. News, events and Calls for Proposals
  3. Jobs
  4. New publications from #altc blog and Research in Learning Technology

1. Updates for Members

1.1 What we have been up to… a strategic update from the Chair and Chief Executive of ALT

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2S7UJdF

1.2 Welcome to new Organisational Member

A warm welcome to a new Organisational member:

Champneys Beauty College https://www.champneyscollege.com/

1.3 CMALT cMOOC starts 25 February

This open online course is open to all CMALT candidates and may be of particular interest to all candidates who are registered for CMALT Australasia. https://go.alt.ac.uk/2GlSf4X

1.4 ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards now open for entries until 25 March 2019 https://go.alt.ac.uk/2DYUHfu

1.5 Call for Expressions of Interest to Chair the OER 2020 Conference -  closing 15 Feb 19

We are seeking experienced Co-Chairs for the 2020 Conference Committee of the 11th Open Education Conference, who will play a major role in planning and delivery of the conference in 2020.

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2QZK8vY

1.6 Register for the first meeting of the ALT Assembly, London, 20 Feb 2019

The ALT Assembly is the new overarching committee advising the Board of Trustees and providing greater member representation within ALT’s governance. Registration for the first meeting, hosted at City University of London on 20 February 2019, is open to relevant members, who have already been contacted. All members wishing to learn more about the Assembly are welcome at information webinars in January and February: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UWpuzV

1.7 Announcing the launch of Associate & Senior CMALT - Webinars 28 Feb 19

In February we are launching two new pathways to accreditation:

Associate CMALT: aimed at early career professionals and those for whom learning technology is a smaller part of their role;

Senior CMALT: aimed at more experienced professionals and those whose role includes management/leadership or research focus.

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Dz5L2M

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2. News, events and calls for proposals

2.1 Webinar: Setting up the new ALT Assembly - 13 Feb 2019 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

All Members are welcome to this monthly webinar to help set up the new ALT Assembly.

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2xqlc9N

2.2 Call for Papers: Immersive Learning Research Network Conference 2019, London, 24 - 27 June 2019 - Paper submission deadline extended: 15 Feb 2019

iLRN invites the submission of papers, posters, workshop proposals and demos to its annual conference. The event's aim is to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. This year's theme is "Immersive Learning in Urban Environments".

Further information available at https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2019/cfp/

2.3 Call for Proposals: International Forum on Active Learning Classrooms, University of Minnesota, 7-9 Aug 2019 Submission deadline: 15 Feb 2019

Registration for the 2019 International Forum on Active Learning Classrooms opens in early February. Keynote speaker: Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University; Plenary Speaker: Stacy Morrone, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; Closing speaker: Sue Wick, University of Minnesota. lease forward this invitation to other units on your campus that may be interested in the focus of this conference. For more information, contact David Langley, Chair of the Steering Committee, at [log in to unmask] Submission guidelines: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UFohNr

2.4 Call for abstracts: Horizons in HE STEM19 - deadline 15th February 2019

The 4th Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference committee invites abstract submissions for oral presentations, workshops and posters that address general pedagogic themes within STEM higher education and  also subject specific innovations/pedagogy.

The conference will be held  3rd to 4th July at Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, UK. Presenters are encouraged to write a paper based on their presentation for publication in New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences.

Further details available here https://bit.ly/2F95hCk and https://ukstemconference.wordpress.com/

2.5 Echo360 User Community Meeting: Analytics for Educators - 18 Feb 2019

Registration is now open for an #Echo360 user community meeting at Queen Mary University. The theme for the meeting is 'Analytics for educators:

how can data be used to improve learner engagement, personal support, and teaching practice?'" http://blog.echo360.com/user-meeting-2019

2.6 Lecture: 'Aspects of Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education' - 19 Feb 2019

President of ALT and Professor of Educational Technology, Martin Weller will be giving an inaugural lecture on 'Aspects of Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education' at the OU on 19 February 2019, register now: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2TW0LKQ

2.7 CMALT Webinar for New Assessors: 21 Feb 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Information and support to new CMALT assessors, providing an overview of the assessment criteria, advice on how to complete an assessment, and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works followed by Q&A. TO BOOK: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2sChzL6

2.8 Webinar: Associate CMALT launch - 28 Feb 2019 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

This webinar celebrates the launch of Associate CMALT, a new accreditation pathway for Learning Technology professionals.

Come along to the webinar and find out more about Associate CMALT, which is specifically for early career professionals and those for whom Learning Technology is a smaller part of their role.

TO BOOK: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2BOIyJ0

2.9 Webinar: Senior CMALT launch - 28 Feb 2019 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This webinar celebrates the launch of Senior CMALT, a new accreditation pathway for Learning Technology professionals.

Come along to the webinar and find out more about Senior CMALT, which is specifically for advanced professionals whose role includes management/leadership or research focus. TO BOOK: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2BPvmDN

2.10 Submissions wanted: PressEDconf2019 - Deadline 8 March 19

PressEDconf19 is a WordPress conference which happens only on twitter on April 18 2019.

Do you use WordPress in teaching, pedagogy and research?

Great! Then check out the conference website: https://2019.pressedconf.org/

2.11 Next ALT West Midlands region meeting - Monday, March 18, 1000–1530

Join us for the next ALT West Midlands region meeting on hot topic 'Critical Digital Literacies' on Monday, March 18, 1000–1530 at University of Warwick's Experimental Teaching Space.

Find out more details and book your place here, noting that places are limited: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2MTb2Fp

2.12 Call for Proposals - 'Learning with Digital Technologies' in the Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation - Final submission date is March 31st 2019

As editor of the section on 'Learning with Digital Technologies' in the Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation, published by Springer and edited by Michael A. Peters and Richard Heraud, I would like to invite ALT members to submit entries for the encyclopedia.

Please note that contributions should not be written as a research paper. Content should be broadly descriptive of the known information in the area you are covering. Entries will be 3,000 words in length. Please send me details of any proposed topics you would like to work on and distribute this.

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2MoE9Al

2.13 Free VLE Review from LearnX

LearnX, a digital learning services company, are offering Universities a free virtual learning environment review. This is a two day process during which they will review and evaluate the current position of your learning environment landscape and provide you with expert advice on best ways to enhance the teaching and learning experience for your staff and students.  LearnX have substantial experience of reviewing, evaluating and rolling out VLEs for various UK Universities and a wealth of experience of educational systems on the market and how best to implement them. https://www.learnx.co.uk/LMS_Services

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3. Jobs

3.1 FutureLearn

Client Services and Studio

Assistant Content Developer / Producer

924763

£30,000 - £35,000

Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 11 February 2019

Informal enquiries to Richard Banks - [log in to unmask]

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2sXGTvx

3.2 City, University of London

Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD)

Educational Technologist (fixed-term)

60025273

£37,345 - £43,267

Full time, Temporary

Closing date: 12 February 2019

Informal enquiries to Dom Pates - [log in to unmask]

http://www.tinyurl.com/CityET0119

3.3 London School of Economics and Political Science

Learning Technology and Innovation

Learning Technology Systems Support Specialist

£35,999 - £43,360

Full time

Closing date: 17 February 2019

Informal enquiries to Chris Fryer, [log in to unmask]

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2B3Rtp7

3.4 University of York

Programme Design and Learning Technology Team

Educational Adviser

7367

£32,236 - £39,609

Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 20/02/2019

Informal enquiries to Dr Richard Walker: email: [log in to unmask]; Tel: 01904 321138

https://tinyurl.com/Adviser-2019

3.5 Imperial College London

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Senior Learning Technologist (Transformation)

NAT00375

£46,762 – £56,526

This is an open ended appointment with fixed funding for five years in the first instance.

Closing date: 24 February 2019

Informal enquiries to Moira Sarsfield, [log in to unmask]

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Gg4iku

3.6 Queen Mary University of London

The E-Learning Unit

Learning Technology Officer

QMUL17476

£33,615 - £39,483 pa

Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 26 February 2019

Informal enquiries to Alysa Bramble or Rose Heaney at [log in to unmask]

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Br5u0j

3.7 University of Warwick

Academic Technology, IT Services

Academic Technologist

101202-029

£30,395 - £39,609 per annum

Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 05 March 2019

Informal enquiries to Kerry Pinny [log in to unmask]

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Sinmoq

3.8 London Business School

Learning Technology Manager

up to £35,000

Full time

Closing date: None given

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2RsH8IM

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4. New publications from #altc blog and Research in Learning Technology

What we have been up to… a strategic update from the Chair and Chief Executive of ALT https://go.alt.ac.uk/2S7UJdF


The PressED conference https://go.alt.ac.uk/2TrWrmD

 

DigiReady: Equipping our students for the modern workplace https://go.alt.ac.uk/2RPDxJ5

 

M25-LTG November 2018 Learning Design Workshop https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UVjI1q

 

The E-Design Assessment Tool: an evidence-informed approach towards a consistent terminology for quantifying online distance learning activities https://go.alt.ac.uk/2titv58

 

Technology-enhanced learning in physiotherapy education: Student satisfaction and knowledge acquisition of entry-level students in the United Kingdom

https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Gu7iJl

 

Research into effective gamification features to inform e-learning design https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UyEWBn

 

Mobile augmented reality learning objects in higher education https://go.alt.ac.uk/2FZzUKj

 

Embedding educational technologies in early years education https://go.alt.ac.uk/2DtuEwD

 

Students’ perceptions of the educational value of Twitter: a mixed-methods investigation https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Dak5i3


 

The ALT News Digest is now published on Mondays. Deadline for submissions 5pm Friday.

 

Please note that ALT’s postal address has changed to:


Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

PO Box 460

Bicester

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