Weekly News Digest -  Edition 395, 17 February 2017

Welcome to this week's news digest (also published at http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lnBZ8m). In this edition:

Weekly News Digest -  Edition 395, 17 February 2017

1. Updates for Members

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

1.2 In memory of Hans Rosling

1.3 Playful Learning Conference

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 Call for Papers: Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 12 - 14 July 2017

2.2 FELTAG SIG webinar: New course design for reflective learning, 22 February 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

2.3 Webinar: CMALT: An academic perspective, 23 February 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.10 Feedback request for GCSE revision website

2.11 Meetoo Education webinar: Student Interactive Response Systems - The benefits of going online, 21 February 2017, 11.00 - 11.30

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

2.13 LDCIN#5: Supporting Learning Design,  University of Northampton, 24 February 2017, 10.00 - 4.00

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

2.15 EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award

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

4. Jobs

4.1 University of Reading

4.2 University of Sunderland

4.3 Lancaster University

4.4 King's College London

4.5 Education for Health (Warwick)

4.6 University of Aberdeen

4.7 Royal National College

4.8 University of Leeds

4.9 University of Edinburgh

4.10 The Development Manager Ltd., Wyre Academy

1. Updates for Members

1.1 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

1.2 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

1.3 Playful Learning Conference

The second Playful Learning conference, based at Manchester Metropolitan University and organised in conjunction with the ALT Playful Learning SIG (formerly Games and Learning SIG), will take place from 12 to 14 July 2017. The Call for Papers is still open but closes today.

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

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 Call for Papers: Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 12 - 14 July 2017

The ethos of this conference, organised in conjunction with the ALT Playful Learning SIG, is to break the traditional conference mould and programme a range of different types of talks and activities, from research paper discussions to live gaming role play events. Submissions in all areas relating to playful learning in adult education, including – but not limited to – higher and further education, playful workplaces, and lifelong learning are welcome. (If you would like to contribute but cannot meet the deadline, please contact Nicola Whitton – n.whitton@mmu.ac.uk – or Alex Moseley – alex.moseley@le.ac.uk – directly.)

Deadline for submissions: 17 February

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2k6uRh8

2.2 FELTAG SIG webinar: New course design for reflective learning, 22 February 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

Daniel Scott, E-Learning Developer at 5M Publishing, will explore ideas and thinking around how e-learning design is now able to incorporate more reflection into courses as a means of learning, demonstrating achievements and characterising attributes.

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

2.3 Webinar: CMALT: An academic perspective, 23 February 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

CMALT is the peer-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT. This webinar looks at the value and benefits of completing the CMALT process, and of demonstrating a solid and informed understanding of the benefits and constraints of learning technology, as an academic practitioner engaged in teaching and research.  

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2llQSs4

2.4 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

2.5 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

2.6 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

2.7 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

2.8 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

2.9 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

2.10 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

2.11 Meetoo Education webinar: Student Interactive Response Systems - The benefits of going online, 21 February 2017, 11.00 - 11.30

Mick Wood, Senior Learning Technologist  from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), will be sharing his experiences as UCLan has recently moved from clickers to online voting systems. He will show why and how did they made the change, the benefits, and how Meetoo is now used by lecturers across UCLan: http://go.alt.ac.uk/2ksCgDd

See the Meetoo blog at http://go.alt.ac.uk/2l3MMkO to read about Meetoo at BETT 2017 and more.

2.12 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.

New and final deadline for submissions: 3 March 2017

Final deadline for early bird rate extended: 8 April 2017

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

2.13 LDCIN#5: Supporting Learning Design,  University of Northampton, 24 February 2017, 10.00 - 4.00

The agenda for the fifth Learning Design Cross Institutional Network meeting has now been published. If you are unable to join in person, there will also be some opportunities for remote participation.

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

2.14 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 for this talk are free.

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

2.15 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

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

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

Rich media for learning http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kslrMT

Open Learning as Lifelong Learning: Conduit for education in South Korea http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jCNHes

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 University of Reading

Centre for Quality Learning and Development

Senior TEL Advisor

SRF15508-R

£39,324 to £48,327

Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 17 February 2017

Informal enquiries to Vicki Holmes v.holmes@reading.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2jR1L27

4.2 University of Sunderland

Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
HOTL1
£50,000 - £60,000
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 20 February 2017
Informal enquiries to Prof Michael Young,
michael.young@sunderland.ac.uk, 0191 515 2715

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

4.3 Lancaster University

Information Systems Services Faculty IT
Digital Learning Facilitator x3
A1758
£32,958 - £38,183
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 21 February 2017
Informal enquiries to Alison Sharman
a.sharman@lancaster.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2k6r8R2

4.4 King's College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law
Technology Enhanced Learning Manager
Salary Details: Grade 6, £32,958 - £39,324  Allowances: London Allowance - £2,623
Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2017
Informal enquiries to
catrin.ball@kcl.ac.uk

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2k7aHPl

4.5 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

4.6 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

4.7 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

4.8 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

4.9 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

4.10 The Development Manager Ltd., Wyre Academy

Academic: Software Engineering
£28,000-£45,000
Full time
Closing date: 30 December 2017
Informal enquiries to Derrin Kent,
derrin@tdm.co.uk, 07792569415

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

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