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Weekly News Digest - Issue 505, 20 May 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

FEATURED - Early Bird Registration open for the ALT Annual Conference 2019 - Data, Dialog, Doing, 3–5 September 2019, Edinburgh

Early bird registration is open for the ALT Annual Conference 2019 which will seek to confront and challenge established assumptions, approaches and accepted truths in relation to key dimensions of digital education. ALT Members receive a minimum of 20% discount on ALT Conference fees. If you are not already a member you can join as an Associate Member and receive the discounts if your organisation holds an Organisational Membership or join ALT as an individual member at the time of booking for only £55 and receive the membership discount. More information about the conference and registration fees is available on the ALT Annual Conference 2019 website.

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NEW - Webinar Recording: Equality in Learning Technology: New insights from ALT's Annual Survey

Equality is for everyone and we all have a role to ensure that we promote equality within the field of Learning Technology. As part of this webinar Dr Maren Deepwell and Martin Hawksey explore equality as a challenge for Learning Technology professionals and discuss the new findings from ALT’s Annual Survey. Here is a recording and slides.

NEW - Next ALT Assembly online meeting, 06 June 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

The Assembly is the overarching Member committee advising the ALT Board of Trustees. The Assembly is chaired by the President of ALT, Martin Weller, and provides greater representation for Members and in particular Member groups, in the governance of the Association. The next online  meeting of the ALT Assembly is 06 June 2019 at 12:30 BST. The event page has more information about the next meeting and instructions on how to participate.

ALT North West England Members Group meeting - #ALTNWESIG 2019, 22 May 2019, 12.30 - 16:30

The next ALTNWESIG meeting will take place at the University of Lancaster. Big thanks to Steve Powell and his team for agreeing to feed, water and accommodate us once again. This is a community-led event, created by you and for you. So, if you'd like to suggest a topic, present a case study, lead a discussion, or ask the group to help solve your problem, please contact Alex Spiers ([log in to unmask]).  Places are limited, so please book early via Eventbrite. If you have any dietary requirements please contact [log in to unmask] 

ALT Northern Ireland Members Group Annual Event 2019, 29 May 2019, 10:00 - 14:00

The ALT NI Committee is pleased to announce the date for this year’s Annual Event, 29 May 2019. This year the format will include shared experiences from our members, and abstracts are being accepted until 12 April. Full details are available via the event page.

ALT Scotland Annual Gathering, 19 June 2019, City of Glasgow College, City Campus

This ALT Scotland event will bring practitioners together from across sectors to share their experiences of strategy, practice and policy in learning technology. The day will be hosted by City of Glasgow College (City Campus). This event is free to attend. Visit the event page for a draft agenda and to register.

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2. News, events and calls for proposals

Webinar: Making the most of flipped learning with a Student Response System, 14:00 BST, 06 June 2019

In this webinar, award-winning Professor David Read from the University of Southampton will discuss his experiences of using the student voting technology of Vevox to enhance flipped learning. Register and attend the online webinar on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 2pm (BST). https://go.alt.ac.uk/2VlRGAg 

Immersive Learning iLRN2019 Conference June 23-27 London

The 5th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network will be an innovative hands-on and scholarly meeting for an emerging global network of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. Workforce trainer, higher education, and K12 practitioners are also invited to participate in iLRN 2019. https://go.alt.ac.uk/30tjbXk 

Join Panopto's 'Perspectives on Video in Higher Education' webinar series

Panopto is running a short series of three webinars focused on different perspectives on video in higher education. If you're interested in using video for distance learning, student recording or to enhance the accessibility of your learning resources, you should register today. Each webinar will focus on a different use for video in an educational context and will be led by a customer expert from the Panopto community.The webinars will all be 40 minutes long and will include an opportunity for you to ask our customer expert and Panopto Customer Success Advocates your questions on the topic being covered. The Perspectives on Video Learning webinars are as follows:

  • Powering effective distance learning with Panopto - a perspective from Matt Newcombe, University of Exeter - 11 June 2019 at 2:00 PM BST - https://go.alt.ac.uk/30zye1E 
  • Using student recording to enhance teaching and learning - a perspective from Professor Laura Richie, University of Chichester - 2 July 2019 at 2:00 PM BST - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2LVNfrH 
  • Using video to create accessible and inclusive learning materials for your students - a perspective from Daryl Haynes, University of St Andrews - 9 July 2019 at 2:00 PM - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Q9x8Fl 

Echo360 European Community Conference, University of Edinburgh, 4 - 5 June 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 European Community Conference. Get a front row seat to hear from fellow academic and technology leaders about best practices, innovations in the classroom and new ways to use video, active learning and student learning data to drive change. We will also be offering a sneak peek into the Echo360 roadmap, with plenty of time to talk to Echo360 leadership and influence future features and functionality: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UvSvVJ 

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3. Jobs

NEW - University of East London - Learning Technology Adviser

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Ref: PS081S2019
Full time
Closing date: 6th June 2019
Informal enquiries to Santanu Vasant [log in to unmask]

NEW - University of Southampton - Professional Specialist in Learning Design

Digital Learning, iSolutions
Ref: 1141419JF
£30,395 - £37,345 
Full Time, Fixed Term (1 year)
Closing date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Informal enquiries to Bobbi Moore  [log in to unmask]

University of the West of Scotland - Online Learning Specialist

Education Futures
Ref: REQ000742
£36,261 - £43,266
Full time
Closing date: 27/05/2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]

Manchester Metropolitan University - E-Learning Developer

Apprenticeship Unit
Ref: 1795
£30,395 - £34,189
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 29 May 2019
Informal enquiries to Osman Javaid, [log in to unmask], 01612472286

SOAS - Learning Designer

Widening Participation
£350 per day
Closing date: 31st May 2019
Informal enquiries to Renata Albuquerque [log in to unmask] 

University of Reading - Senior TEL Advisor

Centre for Quality Support and Development
Ref: SRF28505
£40,792 - £50,132
Full time, Part time, Temporary
Closing date: 24 May 2019
Informal enquiries to Vicki Holmes, [log in to unmask]

University of Sydney - Researcher - Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)

Business School
approx  £42500 - £50600 plus pension, loadings and relocation
Full time, 3 year contract
Closing date: 30th May 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]

University of Sydney - Senior Lecturer Educational Development

Business School
£69000 - £80000 approx plus pension, loadings and relocation
Full time, 3 year contract
Closing date: 2nd June 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask] 

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

#ALTC Blog

Research in Learning Technology

  • NEW - Use of the game-based learning platform KAHOOT! to facilitate learner engagement in Animal Science students
    Kristie E. Cameron, Lewis A. Bizo - https://go.alt.ac.uk/30tAUxP 
  • Beacons: A tool for 21st Century teaching and learning?
    Charles Atherton - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2VBPTTv 
  • Using a handwriting app leads to improvement in manual dexterity in kindergarten children
    Christi Butler, Ricardo Pimenta, Jodi Tommerdahl, Chadwick T. Fuchs, Priscila Caçola - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UyinAv 
  • Animating student engagement: The impacts of cartoon instructional videos on learning experience
    Chelsea Liu, Philip Elms - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UrpoDa 

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