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Weekly News Digest - Issue 529, 4 November 2019

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

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

1. Updates for Members

FEATURED - Online Winter Conference: Call for proposals closes on 18 November

The call for proposals for the Online Winter Conference 2019 closes on 18 November. Submissions can be in the form of webinars, tweetchats, edit-a-thons, or a 60min format of your choice. To submit your proposal, visit https://go.alt.ac.uk/2IySRnB 

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A warm welcome from our 2020 OER Co-Chairs

Our Co-Chairs for OER20, Mia Zamora, Jonathan Shaw, and Daniel Villar-Onrubia, have kicked off our series of OER guest posts between now and the conference in April. You can read their post, where they give us a warm welcome, here https://go.alt.ac.uk/30joWFJ.

Sponsorship opportunities: Online Winter Conference 2019

The ALT Online Winter Conference 2019 is scheduled to take place 11-12 December and will attract over 400 attendees. This year there are a number of ways for our supporters to sponsor the event and benefit from exposure to our international audience. Full details here: https://go.alt.ac.uk/31oN5eJ  As with previous years, the conference is designed to be a festival of learning with the aim of increasing the impact of Learning Technology for the wider community and will be marketed to our 3500+ membership as well as the wider Learning Technology community.

Human Data Interaction: The Future of Skills, Education and Training

Workshop Friday 6 December 2019, 1000 - 1600, Bayes Centre (G.03), University of Edinburgh

The Human Data Interaction (HDI) Network Plus is a 3-year programme of supported workshops and funding, structured along a series of core themes related to how people interact with data-driven systems and the implications of those interactions. so far, we have successfully funded six projects on the themes of Intelligible AI and Beyond Smart Cities and we look forward to funding a further 21 projects under the banner of HDI! Skills, Education and Training is the fifth of a series of 9 workshops where we will ask participants to help us set the agenda for this call for funding and to meet others with whom they might submit a proposal.

To book a place contact [log in to unmask]. Bursaries for travel are available and places are assigned on a first come basis. Organisers: Maren Deepwell (Association for Learning Technology), Patrick Lee (Dept. for Education), Brian Hills (Data Lab), Ewa Luger (University of Edinburgh)

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2. News, events, courses and calls for proposals

Social Media for Learning in HE Conference 2019 (#SocMedHE19), 19 December 2019, Ormskirk  - Call for submissions and ALT Member Discount

The Social Media for Learning in HE Conference 2019 #SocMedHE19 will take place at Edgehill University on 19 December 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Pedagogy and Practice’. Closing Date for abstracts 20th November 2019. There is also a special conference rate of £35 for ALT Members, please use the ‘EHU Staff’ rate tab when booking. For more details including submitting a proposal and registration visit: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2nU2cP2 

Call for Special Track proposals: iLRN 2020 - 6th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (IEEE technically co-sponsored conference on VR/AR/MR/XR for learning)

The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) invites the scholar community to submitting a proposal for organising a Special Track at iLRN's annual conference. Our annual conference is the premier scholarly event focusing on advances in the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and other eXtended reality (XR) technologies to support learners and learning. From 21 to 25 June 2020, leading scholars and professionals operating in formal education settings as well as those representing diverse industry sectors will converge on the historic and picturesque coastal city of San Luis Obispo, California, USA. iLRN 2020 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Education Society, with proceedings to be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®. The Call for Special Track Proposals can be found at https://go.alt.ac.uk/32YA117. Submission deadline is 11 November 2019.

20th Annual Durham Blackboard User's Conference: 6th-8th January 2020

Registration and the call for papers is now open. Papers should be submitted by the 15th of November. This year's theme is 'Access All Areas' - see the website for full details. We are planning something special for our 20th anniversary year - hope to see you there.More information here: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2NoG1d0 

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3. Jobs

NEW - King's College London - Instructional Designer

King's Online
£38,304 - £45,026
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 17 November 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask] 

NEW - The University of Edinburgh - eLearning Officer (Learning Analytics and Data)

Learning, Teaching and Web Services
£33,797 to £40,322
Full time, 2 years fixed term
Closing date: 17 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Anne-Marie Scott ([log in to unmask])

NEW - Newcastle University - Learning Enhancement and Technology Adviser

Learning Enhancement and Technology Team Manager
Ref: 1042
£30,492 - £44,045
Closing date: 12 November 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask] 0191 208 3903

NEW - University of Central Lancashire - E Learning Developer

Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching
Ref: REQ004639
£25,482 - £29,515
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 10 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Kevan Williams ([log in to unmask] / 01772 892760)

NEW - Falmouth University - Head of Educational Technology

Educational Technology
Ref: FAL1008
£23,754 - £27,511
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 17 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Amy Sampson [log in to unmask] 

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Technologist

Educational Technology
Ref: FA1007
£28,331 - £31,866
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 17 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Amy Sampson [log in to unmask]

University College London - Digital Skills Trainer

Digital Education
Ref: 1833503
£35,965 - £43,470
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 22 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Caroline Norris [log in to unmask] Interviews will be held on 10 December.

Coventry University - Production Editor

Coventry University Online
Ref: CUOL000012
£26,397 - £32,996 per annum
Full time
Closing date: 15 November 2019

University of East Anglia - Learning Technologist (Maternity Cover)

IT and Computing Service
Ref: ALC960
£33,797 - £40,322
Full time, Temporary
Closing date: 05 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Alicia McConnell on Tel. 01603 591250 or e-mail: [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 - The effect of writing modality on recollection in children and adolescents
    Satu-Maarit Frangou, Jan Wikgren, Sara Sintonen, Leila Kairaluoma, Pekka Vasari - https://go.alt.ac.uk/34a2bq9 
  • Swords and sorcery: a structural gamification framework for higher education using role-playing game elements
    Konstantinos Ntokos - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2oboj4n 
  • Living under occupation: Palestinian teachers’ experiences and their digital responses
    John Traxler, Zuheir Khaif, Alan Nevill, Saida Affouneh, Soheil Salha, Ali Zuhd, Fuad Trayek - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2mdw7kV 
  • Affordances of music composing software for learning mathematics at primary schools
    Samuli Laato, Teemu Laine, Erkki Sutinen - https://go.alt.ac.uk/301EQEJ 
  • Digital divide: addressing Internet skills. Educational implications in the validation of a scale
    Alessio Surian, Andrea Sciandra -  https://go.alt.ac.uk/2ZqnGV9

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