Weekly News Digest -  Edition 397, 03 March 2017

Welcome to this week's news digest (also published at http://go.alt.ac.uk/2lXuXa9). In this edition:

Weekly News Digest -  Edition 397, 03 March 2017

1. Updates for Members

1.1 Findings from the 2016 ALT Annual Survey

1.2 New ALT Strategy 2017-2020 launched

2. News, events and calls for proposals

2.1 FELTAG SIG webinar: Using technology with under-represented adults, 7 March 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

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  5 Effective Ways to Use Meetoo in the Lecture Theatre

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

2.10 EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award

2.11 Call for Papers: Learning at City 2017 - Developing Theory into Practice in Higher Education, London, 21 June 2017

2.12 Call for Ideas: Celtic Knot - Wikipedia Language Conference, Edinburgh, 5 - 6 July 2017

2.13 Reminder: Research and Innovation in Distance Education and E-learning Conference 2017 Learning and Teaching in a Digital Age, London, 24 March 2017

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

2.15 Call for Papers: 15th Academic Practice and Technology (APT) 2017, Greenwich, 4 July 2017

2.16 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 University of Hertfordshire

4.2 Newman University, Birmingham

4.3 University of Leeds

4.4 University of Sussex

4.5 University of York

1. Updates for Members

1.1 Findings from the 2016 ALT Annual Survey

Findings from the survey, designed to understand and inform current and future practice, show how Learning Technology is used across sectors, and help map the ALT strategy to professional practice to better meet the needs of and represent our Members.

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

1.2 New ALT Strategy 2017-2020 launched

Find out about ALT’s new strategy, which will underpin all of the organisation’s activities until 2020.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2md1Osm

2. News, events and calls for proposals

2.1 FELTAG SIG webinar: Using technology with under-represented adults, 7 March 2017, 12.30 - 1.30

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2mK72IW

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

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

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

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

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.

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. To celebrate Open Education Week, she offers her personal perspectives on the this process.

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  5 Effective Ways to Use Meetoo in the Lecture Theatre

A blog post by Aleksandra Perisic

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

2.9 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

2.10 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

2.11 Call for Papers: Learning at City 2017 - Developing Theory into Practice in Higher Education, London, 21 June 2017

Colleagues in the HE sector are invited to submit a paper or poster to this annual conference (free to attend), organised by Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) at City, University of London. This year's theme is Developing Theory into Practice in Higher Education.

Deadline for submissions: 8 March 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2md7LWF

2.12 Call for Ideas: Celtic Knot - Wikipedia Language Conference, Edinburgh, 5 - 6 July 2017

The event will focus on Celtic and Indigenous Languages, showcasing innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities. Suggested ideas and session proposals should be no longer than 100 words.

Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2017

Submissions can be emailed to Ewan McAndrew at ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk.

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

2.13 Reminder: Research and Innovation in Distance Education and E-learning Conference 2017 Learning and Teaching in a Digital Age, London, 24 March 2017

This one-day event explores new directions and developments in distance education and technology-enhanced learning. It has a strong research focus and incorporates outputs from the CDE’s programme of Teaching and Research Awards. The programme features seminars, workshops and showcases around three themes: Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses, and Innovation. Keynote speakers are Professor Anne Boyer, University of Lorraine, Nancy, and Simon Nelson, CEO, Futurelearn.

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2k2XuIf

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.

Deadline for submissions: 3 April 2017

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

2.15 Call for Papers: 15th Academic Practice and Technology (APT) 2017, Greenwich, 4 July 2017

This conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE), has the theme: ‘The future ain't what it used to be: inventing and re-imagining higher education practice. Contributions are invited from colleagues who are imagining and making the futures of higher education – colleagues who are pushing boundaries; evolving teaching and learning practices; developing new curricula; creating new collaborations or markets; analysing big data.

Deadline for submissions: 7 April 2017

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2kRibe9

2.16 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.

Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2017

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

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

Will BREXIT prompt Universities to sharpen communication of Higher Education value? http://go.alt.ac.uk/2mOIsqu

Launching the new ALT Strategy 2017-2020 http://go.alt.ac.uk/2mKRMLX

A day in the life of an ALT Trustee: Bella Abrams http://go.alt.ac.uk/2msw0ka

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

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

4. Jobs

4.1 University of Hertfordshire

Learning & Teaching Innovation Centre
E-Learning Technology Developer
14384
£26,829 - £29,301 with potential to progress to £32,004
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 7 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Karen Barton
k.barton@herts.ac.uk

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

4.2 Newman University, Birmingham

e-Learning

Learning Technologist
REF: NU0417
£19,485 - £21,843
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 8 March 2017
Informal enquiries to
bob.ridge-stearn@newman.ac.uk

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

4.3 University of Leeds

Digital Learning Service
E-Learning Developer/Learning Technologist
CSDLS1001
£26,052 - £38,183
Full time
Closing date: 10 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Carol Elston
C.A.Elston@leeds.ac.uk, +44 (0)113 343 8819

http://go.alt.ac.uk/2ly6XrS

4.4 University of Sussex

Technology Enhanced Learning
Technology Enhanced Learning Coordinator
1775
£20,624 - £23,879
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 13 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Dr David Walker
d.j.walker@sussex.ac.uk

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

4.5 University of York

E-Learning Development Team
Educational Adviser (E-Learning)
5570
£31,076 - £38,183
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 16 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Dr Richard Walker  
richard.walker@york.ac.uk, 01904 321138

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

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