Weekly News Digest -  Edition 396, 24 February 2017

Welcome to this week's news digest (also published at http://go.alt.ac.uk/2mfxESz). In this edition:

Weekly News Digest -  Edition 396, 24 February 2017

1. Updates for Members

1.1 Make sure you stay for the #OER17 closing plenary panel with @catherinecronin, @Czernie and @MuireannOK

1.2 Research in Learning Technology - submissions suspended, while archive remains available

1.3 In memory of Hans Rosling

1.4 Get Creative - Take the OER17 Media Challenge

1.5 The #ALTC blog survey - closing 28 February

1.6 2017 Call for Proposals open now #altc

2. News, events and calls for proposals

2.1 Webinar: Launching the New Strategy for ALT 2017-2020, 2 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.00

2.2 Open Education SIG webinar: OER 17 preview - The Politics of Open, 9 March 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

2.3 CMALT webinar for new assessors, 10 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30

2.4 Webinar: How to submit a proposal for the 2017 ALT Annual Conference, 10 March 2017, 2.00 - 3.00

2.5 Call for Papers for ALT’s Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, 5 - 7 September 2017

2.6 Open Education SIG webinar: Keynoting at #OER17: a personal perspective on open practice, 29 March 2017, 11.00 - 12.00

2.7 OER17: The Politics of Open, Resource for London, 5 - 6 April 2017

2.8 Feedback request for GCSE revision website

2.9 Call for Papers: Immersive Learning Research Network Conference 2017, Coimbra, Portugal, 26 - 29 June 2017

2.10 Extended Deadline for Call for Papers for IFIP WCCE 2017, Dublin, 3 - 6 July 2017

2.11 NetworkED seminar: Uncertain Futures, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1 March 2017, 2.30 - 4.00

2.12 Call for Papers: EUNIS 2017 Congress, University of Münster, Germany, 7 - 9 June 2017

2.13 EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award

2.14 Call for proposals: DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) 2017, London, 14 - 15 September 2017

2.15 Call for Papers: 1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Education (TIE '17), Canterbury, UK, 13–14 July  2017

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

4. Jobs

4.1 Education for Health (Warwick)

4.2 University of Aberdeen

4.3 Royal National College

4.4 University of Leeds

4.5 University of Edinburgh

4.6 University of Hertfordshire

4.7 Newman University, Birmingham
e-Learning

1. Updates for Members

1.1 Make sure you stay for the #OER17 closing plenary panel with @catherinecronin, @Czernie and @MuireannOK

OER17 will take place in London from 5 to 6 April 2017 and gives all concerned with open education the space to reflect on ‘The Politics of Open’. If you are coming to #OER17, you might want to make sure you stay to the very end in order not to miss the plenary panel, ‘Mapping the Politics of Open’, with panelists, Catherine Cronin (@catherinecronin),  Laura Czerniewicz (@Czernie) and Muireann O’Keeffe (@MuireannOK).

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2maNfpV

1.2 Research in Learning Technology - submissions suspended, while archive remains available

Research in Learning Technology is ALT’s Open Access online journal. Its publisher, Co-Action, joined Taylor & Francis last autumn. The formal transition of the journal to Taylor & Francis is now complete; due to a large number of unresolved issues, however, the journal is not currently accepting new submissions. The full archive of journal articles remains available and papers already submitted will be processed as normal.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kNsIU0

1.3 In memory of Hans Rosling

We are sad to report that Hans Rosling died on 7 February, aged 68, from pancreatic cancer, in Uppsala, Sweden.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kWnebZ

1.4 Get Creative - Take the OER17 Media Challenge

Get creative and submit engaging images, video or other creative media that we can use on social media and on our website to promote the OER17 conference. There are even some prizes on offer.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kKZS7B

1.5 The #ALTC blog survey - closing 28 February

The #ALTC blog brings together news and views from the ALT community and is a popular way to keep in touch with new courses, tools and events from different sectors.

We are looking for feedback to help develop the #ALTC blog and make it even more useful. Please complete our short survey.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kRLf4S

1.6 2017 Call for Proposals open now #altc

The 24th Annual Conference takes place from 5 to 7 September 2017 in Liverpool. The theme this year is ‘Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)’.

The Call for Proposals is now open and the submission system will open later this month.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jX9dun

2. News, events and calls for proposals

2.1 Webinar: Launching the New Strategy for ALT 2017-2020, 2 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.00

This webinar is free to attend and open to all. The session will explore the new ALT Strategy 2017-2020 and set out priorities for the coming year. Led by Trustees and chief executive Maren Deepwell, it will share the result of the consultation process with members and highlight related results of ALT's Annual Survey.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2ks6g6k

2.2 Open Education SIG webinar: OER 17 preview - The Politics of Open, 9 March 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

OER17 will take place in London from 5 to 6 April 2017 and gives all concerned with open education the space to reflect on ‘The Politics of Open’. Conference Co-Chair Josie Fraser provides a preview of the conference and shares the ways in which all can participate and engage with the future of education.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jUOvZG

2.3 CMALT webinar for new assessors, 10 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30

This session is designed to provide information and support to CMALT holders interested in acting as CMALT assessors.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lSt6S1

2.4 Webinar: How to submit a proposal for the 2017 ALT Annual Conference, 10 March 2017, 2.00 - 3.00

The session will offer practical advice on how to submit proposal for ALT's Annual Conference 2017.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lIJAOS

2.5 Call for Papers for ALT’s Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, 5 - 7 September 2017

The theme this year is ‘Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)’. The Call for Proposals is now open and the submission system will open later this month.

Deadline for submissions: 20 March 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kWrJ73

2.6 Open Education SIG webinar: Keynoting at #OER17: a personal perspective on open practice, 29 March 2017, 11.00 - 12.00

Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, will be a keynote speaker at OER17, which takes place from 5 to 6 April 2017 in London. To celebrate Open Education Week, she offers her personal perspectives on the this process, giving us the opportunity to consider how open practice supports open education.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jvAi9i

2.7 OER17: The Politics of Open, Resource for London, 5 - 6 April 2017

OER17 is an opportunity for open practitioners, activists, educators and policy makers to come together as a community to reflect on The Politics of Open and to discuss challenges and strengths, priorities, and changes we want to effect. The conference will be chaired by Josie Fraser, social and educational technologist and Wikimedia UK Trustee, and Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe, co-founder and coordinator of Creative Commons Poland.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2gObOoN

2.8 Feedback request for GCSE revision website

Your feedback is invited for the GCSE revision website https://exambrain.co.uk

This has been created as part of a GCSE project.

Email your feedback to  hey@exambrain.co.uk

2.9 Call for Papers: Immersive Learning Research Network Conference 2017, Coimbra, Portugal, 26 - 29 June 2017

Besides the main conference there will be a number of special sessions and workshops about learning using augmented reality, digital heritage, serious games, wearable technology, and sociocultural aspects of immersive learning among other topics.
Deadline for full paper submission: 24 February 2017
Deadline for short paper and poster submission: 10 March 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kgNlse

2.10 Extended Deadline for Call for Papers for IFIP WCCE 2017, Dublin, 3 - 6 July 2017

The World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE 2017), organised by the International Federation for Information Processing and hosted by the Irish Computer Society, has the theme ‘

‘Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone’. Three keynote speakers have now been announced.

The deadline for submissions has been extended.

Final deadline for submissions: 3 March 2017

Final deadline for early bird rate extended: 8 April 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jYG3Lw

2.11 NetworkED seminar: Uncertain Futures, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1 March 2017, 2.30 - 4.00

Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor & President Loughborough University, will be discussing the role that learning technology and innovation have played in the successes enjoyed by Loughborough University and the challenges he sees arising from the ‘uncertain futures’ that will shape Higher Education over the next five years. Tickets are free.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kNC6Hh

2.12 Call for Papers: EUNIS 2017 Congress, University of Münster, Germany, 7 - 9 June 2017

EUNIS Annual Congress is a forum for international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from across Europe to share research and experience in the development and deployment of technology in HEIs..

Deadline for submissions: 5 March 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2l2XcAP

2.13 EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award

The award is given for outstanding and innovative application of information technology (IT) in an educational setting. Entry is open to all EUNIS members.
Deadline: 5 March 2017

To find out more, contact contact gill@aspire-edu.org

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1n0jDYk

2.14 Call for proposals: DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) 2017, London, 14 - 15 September 2017

DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education. Themed ‘Teaching Making / Making Teaching’, this year’s conference seeks to explore creative practices and processes of teaching with digital technology. Practitioners and educators from creative disciplines are encouraged to share, harness and critique digital tools and spaces. Individuals and groups across all creative disciplines, working in roles including instructors, lecturers, researchers, support staff, instructional designers and technicians, are welcome. Deadline for submissions: 3 April 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2maCCU2

2.15 Call for Papers: 1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Education (TIE '17), Canterbury, UK, 13–14 July  2017

TIE ’17 invites the submission of papers, posters, workshop proposals and demos. The event focuses on interdisciplinary and cross-discipline knowledge and debates in the areas of entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, technology and education, and is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation. Accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Full paper submission deadline: 1 May 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2motoj6

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

7 tips for developing a learning analytics policy http://go.alt.ac.uk/2mfywXk

In memory of Hans Rosling http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lnzbYZ

#23things – how taking part turned into a digital knowledge habit http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jpM0Rc

The management of schools’ websites in Cantabria, Spain http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kVK7xe 

Best-practice model for technology enhanced learning in the creative arts http://go.alt.ac.uk/2iTa3FD

Designing for learner engagement with computer-based testing http://go.alt.ac.uk/2hwHT5C

Different views on Digital Scholarship: separate worlds or cohesive research field? http://go.alt.ac.uk/2gFA1LB

4. Jobs

4.1 Education for Health (Warwick)

Technology Enhanced Learning Team
Head of eLearning and Technology Services
c.£41,000
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 26 February 2017
Informal enquiries to
m.burton@educationforhealth.org, 01926 493313

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1MI2Kfv

4.2 University of Aberdeen

Centre for Academic Development
eLearning Adviser (Online)
CAD029A
£39,324 - £46,924
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 28 February 2017
Informal enquiries to Patricia Spence,
p.spence@abdn.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kq1xhO

4.3 Royal National College

Learning Directorate
E Learning and Digital Technology Analyst
n/a
£31,249 - £35,355
Full time
Closing date: 28 February 2017
Informal enquiries to Human Resources
hr@rnc.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kXrngk

4.4 University of Leeds

Organisational Development and Professional Learning
Online and Distance Learning Adviser
CSODP1000
£32,004 - £38,183
Full time, fixed-term for three years
Closing date: 01 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Ann Meredith a.meredith@leeds.ac.uk 0113 3434098

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lbBgFk

4.5 University of Edinburgh

Learning Teaching & Web
Head of e-Learning Services
38905
£49,722 - £55,998
Full time
Closing date: 01 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Kevin Brogan,
kevin.brogan@ed.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1d0uIfw

4.6 University of Hertfordshire

Learning & Teaching Innovation Centre
E-Learning Technology Developer
14384
£26,829 to £29,301 with potential to progress to £32,004
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 07 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Karen Barton
k.barton@herts.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2moi9XZ

4.7 Newman University, Birmingham

e-Learning

Learning Technologist
REF: NU0417
£19,485 - £21,843
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 08 March 2017
Informal enquiries to
bob.ridge-stearn@newman.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lyAYIM

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