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:
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.
Find out about ALT’s new strategy, which will underpin all of the organisation’s activities until 2020.
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
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.
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.
A blog post by Aleksandra Perisic
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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
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
Best-practice model for technology enhanced learning in the creative arts http://go.alt.ac.uk/2iTa3FD
Learning & Teaching Innovation Centre
E-Learning Technology Developer
£26,829 - £29,301 with potential to progress to £32,004
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 7 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Karen Barton firstname.lastname@example.org
£19,485 - £21,843
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 8 March 2017
Informal enquiries to email@example.com
Digital Learning Service
E-Learning Developer/Learning Technologist
£26,052 - £38,183
Closing date: 10 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Carol Elston C.A.Elston@leeds.ac.uk, +44 (0)113 343 8819
Technology Enhanced Learning
Technology Enhanced Learning Coordinator
£20,624 - £23,879
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 13 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Dr David Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Learning Development Team
Educational Adviser (E-Learning)
£31,076 - £38,183
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 16 March 2017
Informal enquiries to Dr Richard Walker email@example.com, 01904 321138
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