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Weekly News Digest - Issue 532, 25 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 - Final call for volunteers for the Annual Conference Committee 2020

The call for volunteers for the Conference Committee for the 2020 Annual Conference closes on 30 November 2019. To get involved and shape the Conference, please express your interest in becoming a Committee Member via this form: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Csyyo5 

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Call for Participation in our Project – the Femedtech Quilt of Care and Justice in Open Education

This is a warm and inclusive invitation to participate in the process of creating a Quilt of Care and Justice, that will be developed with the help of the Femedtech community and others over the next few months. The quilt will be completed and displayed at the OER20 Conference in April 2020. For full information: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2XpjAZL 

Invitation to join the ALT North West England Members Group

ALT North West England Members Group exists to provide a network for the exchange of ideas and practices in relation to current issues in educational technology with the aim of supporting the informed use of Learning Technologies in North West England. The group is currently inviting ALT Members to join them to grow, and will also have some Committee vacancies in the future. More information on the Members Group can be found here: https://go.alt.ac.uk/MembersNWE 

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2. News, events, courses and calls for proposals

Emerging Educational Research in Lecture Recording and Student Learning Behaviours

This educational research webinar series will focus on emerging academic research into the impact of lecture recordings on student outcomes and learning behaviours. Four experienced researchers will outline new studies, providing a context for their work, their methodological approach and early findings. This is an opportunity to learn more about video-based learning, accessibility and analytics. In these interactive sessions, the presenters are also interested to learn from other similar experiences so will provide plenty of time for discussions and will explain how to conduct similar work in your institutions. Webinars will be held at 12noon on the 13th, 20th and 27th Nov, and the 4th Dec. Learn more: https://go.alt.ac.uk/310KBTE 

St George’s University of London Launches the George’s Award with Myshowcase.me

St George’s University of London (SGUL) launches the George’s Skills and Recognition Award with digital portfolio, Myshowcase.me to support their students in getting involved in extra-curricular activities and boosting their employability skills. Via a Canvas integration, St George’s students register for the Award and use Myshowcase.me to submit evidence of their extra-curricular activities and skills against each of the George’s Awards Digital Skills Badges. Once a student completes at least 7 out of the 11 Digital Skills Badges, they then automatically receive the George’s Skills and Recognition Award. https://go.alt.ac.uk/2KxWNFX 

Pedagogic value of video for learning & lecture recording

This Video and Lecture Capture learning event will be hosted by The Centre for Innovation in Education of the University of Liverpool. We look forward to welcoming you in to University of Liverpool on 9th January to discuss and consider the following themes around the pedagogic value of video learning and lecture recording:

  • Value of lecture recording
  • Attendance impact on lecture recording
  • Video for assessment
  • Video within flexible spaces
  • Flipped approach (video pre or post lectures/seminars)

We’re keen to hear from those looking to present on any of the themes above and are open to various different formats of presentations, including pre-recorded or streamed. All submissions should address one of the above themes. Collaboration and remote speakers are encouraged. Proposals close on 9th December 2019: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2KeBCIN 

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3. Jobs

NEW - The University of Lincoln - Digital Education Developer (Online Programmes)

Digital Education
Ref: LALT032
From £28,331 per annum
Full time
Closing date: 11 December 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]

NEW - RMIT University - Dean of Management

College of Business
Ref: RMIdmg1019
Full time
Closing date: 29 November 2019
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]

NEW - RMIT University - Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching

College of Business
Ref: RMIdpv1019
Full time
Closing date: 29 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Pauline Gates [log in to unmask]

Nottingham Trent University - Learning Technologist

School of Arts and Humanities
Full time, Temporary
Closing date: 01 December 2019
Informal enquiries to Rachel Challen

University of Cambridge - Learning Technologist

University Information Services
Ref: VC21265
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 01 December 2019
Informal enquiries to Mark Chaney, [log in to unmask], 01223 760909

King's College London - E-Learning Content Developer

King's Online
£32,575 to £37,297 pa inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance per annum
Full time
Closing date: 27 November 2019
Informal enquiries to Louise Bennett ([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 - Non-institutional learning technologies, risks and responsibilities: a critical discourse analysis of university artefacts
    Sam Berry - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2QPVvKq 
  • Open educational resources for research training: quality assurance through a collaborative evaluation
    Victoria I. Marín, Martha Lucía Orellana, Nancy Peré - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2qn6nVe 
  • Exploring children experience with educational mobile technology
    Zuheir N. Khlaif, Jamil Itmazi, Shahid Farid, Ali Zuhdi Shaqour, Bochra Kouraïchi - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2CUqYDa 
  • Social media and professional development: a systematic review
    Carles Bruguera, Montse Guitert, Teresa Romeu - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2KffXk1 
  • 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 

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