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Weekly News Digest - Issue 555,18 May 2020

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 - Important Update: Online Summer Summit, 26-27 August 2020

Due to the global pandemic, ALT will hold an Online Summer Summit this year - bringing together Learning Technology practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share strategies for the next academic year and the new challenges now facing us. Find out more - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2WTWhrf 

 

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Calling Notice for ALT Annual General Meeting 2020

ALT’s members are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held online at 10am (BST) on 24 June 2020. The AGM will be open to all and all eligible Members will receive joining instructions and information about how to vote the week prior to the AGM. https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Z43N5M 

Publication of the ALT Annual Survey Report 2020

The report and data from the sixth ALT Annual Survey have now been published and shared openly in the ALT Repository. https://go.alt.ac.uk/alt-survey-report-2020 

Nominations for 2020 Honorary Life Membership are still open

The Call for Nominations for 2020 Honorary Life Membership has now been issued, with a closing date of Friday 29 May 2020. We encourage nominations from all sectors and invite you to help us recognise those individuals who have made a difference and whom you would like to see receive the Honorary Life Membership Award. https://go.alt.ac.uk/3bMHkh1 

Call for nominations for 2020 Trustee elections closing this week

The Call for nominations for the 2020 Trustee elections has now also been issued. We invite nominations for a Trustee to serve an initial three year term as President of ALT to be elected by Members. All nominations should be submitted by Wednesday, 20 May 2020. https://go.alt.ac.uk/35EklSM 

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2. News, events, courses and calls for proposals

MoodleMunch Webinar 03 - Tuesday 2 June

Join us at this lunchtime webinar in which we share good practice in digital learning and teaching with Moodle. Dublin City University will present its Moodle integration with the video service Unicam, which allows students to express themselves in video format for learning and assessment activities. Dublin Business School will present on its integrated system to capture, organise and share recorded lectures and related resources with its learners. https://go.alt.ac.uk/3fY5tna 

Jumping online: What have we learned?

The Centre for Distance Education is keen to provide support and development for those working in online education during these unprecedented times. We shall be holding a webinar on Thursday 28 May 2020 13.00-14.30 on the topic "Jumping online: What have we learned?" https://go.alt.ac.uk/2WOCV6M 

Attached is the 43rd version of the Educational Technology and Education Conference List comprising a variety of professional development opportunities. The list is a little long simply because some events are listed twice - their original scheduled dates and the new postponed dates. https://go.alt.ac.uk/3dB1Kdm 

Mahara UK & IE Virtual Hui 2020

Free online conference for Mahara ePortfolio practitioners and developers to get together and share what they've been up to. Keynote to be delivered by Kristina Hoeppner, Mahara Project Lead and Community Facilitator https://go.alt.ac.uk/2L3U0Et 

Now free and online: Academic Practice and Technology (APT2020) conference, 6 July 2020

The 18th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2020) annual conference will take place on Monday 6th July 2020, is free and hosted online by Imperial College. This year's conference is entitled "Shaping academic practice for the new decade". The Call for Proposals deadline has also been extended to 15 May 2020. https://go.alt.ac.uk/39nx78W 

Vevox Arms Virtual Pub Quiz

Join the locals at the Vevox Education Arms Virtual Pub Quiz for pints, prizes, puns and mental probing! Glorious bragging rights (and a £20 amazon voucher!) are on offer for the winner… and see how the Vevox quizzing feature works so you can use it for your own virtual classes. https://go.alt.ac.uk/3cgN1E4 

 

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3. Jobs

Members Directory: a directory of consultants and commercial services, connecting those who have expertise with those who need additional input. You can add yourself to the directory here and access the full list here.

NEW - University of Edinburgh - Learning Technology Support Officer

Information Services Group
Ref: 052131
£28,331 to £32,816
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 04 June 2020
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2Lzb8Ca 

NEW - London School of Economics and Political Science - Learning Technologist (2 posts)

Eden Centre for Education Enhancement
From £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive of London allowance with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 03 June 2020
Informal enquiries to Athina Chatzigavriil, [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3bGVIq3 

NEW - London School of Economics Political Science - Learning Technology Systems Specialist

Eden Centre for Education Enhancement
From £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive of London allowance with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 03 June 2020
Informal enquiries to Chris Fryer, [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3bG3twB 

University of West London - Learning designer

ExPERT Academy
Ref: EXP007
£37,190 to £45,178
Fixed term (9 months)
Closing date: 24 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Diogo Casanova, [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2AiTrED 

INASP - Programme Coordinator Technology Enhanced Learning

Ref: This vacancy will be held open until it is filled, so applicants are advised to submit applications as soon as possible.
£28.000-£35.000
Full time, One-year fixed term
Closing date: 31 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Joanna Wild, [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2WHWRbG 

PebblePad - Learning Technologist

Implementation and customer success
£28,000 - £35,000
Full time, Part time, Permanent, Flexible
Closing date: 12 June 2020
Informal enquiries to Iain Griffin [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2SIKbQu 

University of Hertfordshire - E-Learning Technology Developer

Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre
Ref: 027236
£28,331 - £33,797
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 25 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Jonathan Meere [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3cdYS5F 

The Open University - Senior Product Development Manager

LDS
Ref: 17321
£41,526 - £49,533
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 22 May 2020
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2L9ndOk 

The Open University - UWP (Xbox) App Developer

Learner and Discovery Services
Ref: 17306
£33,797 - £40,322
Full time, Temporary
Closing date: 26 May 2020
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2SF8zT2 

Leeds Beckett University - Instructional Design Support Officer

Distance Learning Unit
Ref: REQ0000364
£25,941 - £30,046
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 22 June 2020
Informal enquiries to Sara Thornes - [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2xLXGI0 

University of Leeds - Course Design Manager

Digital Education Service
Ref: CSDLS1066
£33,797 - £40,322
Full time
Closing date: 19 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Angela Holmes ([log in to unmask])
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2YI8fqo 

University of Leeds - Lead Instructional Designer

Digital Education Service
Ref: CSDLS1065
£27,511 - £32,817p.a.
Full time
Closing date: 19 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Richard Nelson ([log in to unmask])
https://go.alt.ac.uk/35Pj63D 

London School of Economics - Head, Digital Education

LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement
£54,536 to £62,939 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £69,744 pa inclusive of London allowance
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 25 May 2020
Informal enquiries to Dr Claire Gordon, Director of the Eden Centre, [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3doaOlx 

University of West London - Learning designer

The Expert Academy
£37,190-£45,178
Temporary, Until 28th February 2021
Closing date: 22 May 2020
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask] 

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - e-learning Systems and Content Manager

Services to Members - Education Team
Starting at £40,172 per year and rising each year (+£5,215 per year London Weighting for London HQ based)
Full time
Closing date: 25 May 2020
Informal enquiries to [log in to unmask]
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2SzIXqv 

 

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

#ALTC Blog

Research in Learning Technology

  • NEW - Peer-graded individualised student homework in a single-instructor undergraduate engineering course
    Olivier Cleynen, Germán Santa-Maria, Mathias Magdowski, Dominique Thévenin - https://go.alt.ac.uk/3dQJtIU 
  • Holographic teaching presence: participant experiences of interactive synchronous seminars delivered via holographic videoconferencing
    Nai Li, David Lefevre - https://go.alt.ac.uk/3c83muF 
  • Learner skills in open virtual mobility
    Kamakshi Rajagopal, Olga Firssova, Ilse Op de Beeck, Elke Van der Stappen, Slavi Stoyanov, Piet Henderikx, Ilona Buchem - https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UAKIEq 
  • The seven principles of online learning: Feedback from faculty and alumni on its importance for teaching and learning
    Cynthia Janet Tanis - https://go.alt.ac.uk/3bpL7Al 
  • Examining educational technology and research impact: the two roles of e-learning and related terms in the 2014 REF impact case studies
    Katy Jordan - https://go.alt.ac.uk/3cNuaRH 

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