Weekly News Digest - Issue 551, 20 April 2020

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Weekly News Digest - Issue 551, 20 April 2020

1. Updates for Members

FEATURED - Annual Conference 2020 - Call for Proposals closing soon

Learning Technologist of the Year Awards 2020 - deadline for entries extended to 30 April

Revisit the #OER20 online programme

What ALT is doing to support Members during this crisis

2. News, events, courses and calls for proposals

Submit proposal for "Managing Change - Challenging Existing Practice", 11.00-14.00 UK time (UTC+1) on 11 June 2020 - Online event

Mini-Webinar Series - Supporting Student Distance Learning & Engagement in Myshowcase.me

Webinar: Taking MS Teams to the next level

3. Jobs

NEW - St Mary's University - Learning Technologist

NEW - University of Greenwich - Learning and Teaching Projects Officer (2 posts)

NEW - Royal Agricultural University - Learning Technology Support

NEW - STEM Learning - Learning Technologist (Project Lead)

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Resource Designer

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Designer (x 2)

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Technologist

UNIwise - Business Implementation Manager

City, University of London - Assistant Educational Technologist (Multimedia)

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

#ALTC Blog

Research in Learning Technology

1. Updates for Members

FEATURED - What ALT is doing to support Members during this crisis

We support our community during this crisis. Our members are under exceptional pressure as institutions plan and implement social distancing measures within learning and teaching. We are regularly updating support for the community page and linked resources, as well as running drop in sessions.. Our next weekly drop in session is on Thursday 23 April 2020 at 12.30pm.

Annual Conference 2020 Call for Proposals closing soon

Our Call for Proposals for the Annual Conference 2020 will be closing next week, on 30 April. The call is open and you can submit your proposal and find out more about the Annual Conference 2020 here.

2. News, events, courses and calls for proposals

Submit proposal for "Managing Change - Challenging Existing Practice", 11.00-14.00 UK time (UTC+1) on 11 June 2020 - Online event

You’re invited to share your experiences of ‘Managing Change’ on 11 June 2020 (11.00-14.00) at an online event jointly organised by ALT East England and East Midlands Learning Technologists’ group (EMLT). You can opt for a 10 minute virtual presentation or 30 minute interactive workshop/webinar. Especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic we’d love to hear about how you’ve facilitated the change process, achieved buy-in and your lessons learnt on achieving successful transitions.

The event will start with a session on the experiences of moving a UK University campus online at the University of Northampton, delivered by Rob Howe (Head of Learning Technology). Any questions please email alteastengland@gmail.com. The call is open till 12.00 UK time (UTC+1) on 11 May 2020. Please submit using the form on our website - https://go.alt.ac.uk/3eAvPLo 

Mini-Webinar Series - Supporting Student Distance Learning & Engagement in Myshowcase.me

The world of learning and education is increasingly online, but how can we ensure students continue to share, engage, communicate and feel supported? In our mini-webinar series, we'll be covering a different topic in just 25 minutes each week; demonstrating how easy it is to get started with Myshowcase.me and support distance learning.  Each webinar will be held twice on the same day, at 07:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT respectively to cater for different time zones.  If you are unable to attend, but would still like to watch our webinars, feel free to still register for the webinar you would like to watch, and we will send you the recording once it's taken place. You can find out more here: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2RPI2Ss 

Webinar: Taking MS Teams to the next level

On Tuesday, 28 April 2020 from 1000 to 1100 we’re hosting an open webinar: Getting the most out of Teams & Office 365. This will be a Teams Live event.

Microsoft Teams usage has increased massively in recent weeks across a wide range of organisations. This webinar is aimed at Teams users who want to maximise effectiveness and efficiency when using it and other linked apps in Office 365. We'll give our top hints, tips and best practice advice for managing collaborative groups, including using Planner, PowerAutomate, Forms, OneNote and other apps. We'll also look at running efficient meetings, webinars and live events.

How to register - Go to https://go.alt.ac.uk/2VdYLzY 

3. Jobs

NEW - St Mary's University - Learning Technologist

Technology Enhanced Learning
From £32,548
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 27 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Bing Choong,
bing.choong@stmarys.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3cuSRkX 

NEW - University of Greenwich - Learning and Teaching Projects Officer (2 posts)

Greenwich Teaching and Learning, Vice Chancellor's Office
Ref: 2335-E & 2336-E
£23,754 - £26,715 plus £4800 London weighting
Full time
Closing date: 29 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Donovan Synmoie
d.w.synmoie@greenwich.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/3bofFT7 

NEW - Royal Agricultural University - Learning Technology Support

IT Services
£25,941 - £30,942
Full time, Temporary
Informal enquiries to Marieke Guy, Digital Learning Manager (
marieke.guy@rau.ac.uk)
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2VK8Sg2 

NEW - STEM Learning - Learning Technologist (Project Lead)

Remote lessons and student engagement
£375/day
Temporary
Closing date: 24 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Amanda Miller,
a.miller@stem.org.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2VGyHh7 

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Resource Designer

Educational Technology
Ref: FAL1084
£23,754 - £27,511
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 26 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Amy Sampson;
amy.sampson@falmouth.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2B1t9VW 

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Designer (x 2)

Educational Technology
Ref: FAL1086
£33,797 - £39,152
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 26 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Amy Sampson;
amy.sampson@falmouth.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2B1t9VW 

NEW - Falmouth University - Learning Technologist

Educational Technology
Ref: FAL1085
£28,331 - £31,866
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 26 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Amy Sampson;
amy.sampson@falmouth.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2B1t9VW 

UNIwise - Business Implementation Manager

Training & Consultancy
Full time
Closing date: 30 April 2020
Informal enquiries to
amir.ebrahimi@uniwise.no
https://go.alt.ac.uk/33SPotq 

City, University of London - Assistant Educational Technologist (Multimedia)

Learning Enhancement and Development
Ref: 60025553
£30,046 - £36,914
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 30 April 2020
Informal enquiries to Steven McCombe, Educational Video & Multimedia Specialist,
Steven.McCombe@city.ac.uk
https://go.alt.ac.uk/2JwkayM 

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

#ALTC Blog

Research in Learning Technology

The ALT News Digest is published on Mondays. Deadline for submissions 5pm Friday. Submit your items via https://www.alt.ac.uk/news/alt-news-digest 

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