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Mahoodle 2019

Date: July 1, 2019

Location: University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus

The Mahoodle 2019 conference day. “Portfolios, Assessment and beyond – How openness can support learning and teaching”,  is open to anyone who uses Moodle and/or Mahara, at whatever educational level – from schools, through FE/HE to workplace, adult and 3rd Sector training. Register your interest to attend, or to speak at the event, on the website below and follow on twitter at #Mahoodle19. https://bit.ly/2TY0x9z

Immersive Learning Research Network Conference 2019

Start date: June 24, 2019

End date: June 27, 2019

Location: University of Westminster (Cavendish Campus)

iLRN invites the ALT community to attend its annual conference. The event, hosted at the University of Westminster (Cavendish Campus), aims to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. This year’s theme is “Immersive Learning in Urban Environments”. There will be special tracks on augmented reality, digital heritage, serious games, wearable technology, medical education, creative learning, gerontology, data visualisation, among other topics. This year keynote is Prof. Mel Slater from University of Barcelona, with invited speakers from Ordnance Survey, BT, Promethean and the University of the West of England. Further information:  https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2019/

Echo360 European Community Conference 2019

Start date: June 4, 2019

End date: June 5, 2019

Location: University of Edinburgh

Registration is now open for the 2019 European Community Conference. Get a front row seat to hear from fellow academic and technology leaders about best practices, innovations in the classroom and new ways to use video, active learning and student learning data to drive change. We will also be offering a sneak peek into the Echo360 roadmap, with plenty of time to talk to Echo360 leadership and influence future features and functionality: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UvSvVJ

ALTNI Annual Event 2019

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Location: Queen's University, Belfast

The ALT NI Committee is pleased to announce the date for this year’s Annual Event, so add 29th May to your diary!  Following your feedback from our launch last year, the format will include shared experiences from our members. Therefore, please submit an abstract for the projects or work you have been involved in over the last year. It’s a short form and you have until Friday 12th April to submit. Please send Craig (craig.dooley@kcl.ac.uk) any queries about the process. We will be picking up on the ALT Conference 2018 themes across the day, which viewed learning technology through participation, collaboration, critical perspectives and openness.

We’re really looking forward to getting together with members, for a day of networking, inspiration and sharing.

Link: Submit your Abstract

FHEDAWG webinar: Inclusivity by design in Virtual Learning Environments

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar

In this open webinar, organised by ALT as part of our work with the Further Higher Education Digital AccessibilityWorking Group (FHEDAWG), Ben Watson and Daniel Clark of the University of Kent present a discussion accessibility and inclusivity in relation to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Virtual Learning Environments: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2OycYnA

Is it time for the university lecture to evolve? A live panel discussion

Date: April 9, 2019

Time: 14:00

Location: Webinar

Join a panel of academics from University College London who will be asking whether the time has come for higher education institutions to explore new ways of engaging students in their studies: Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, John Mitchell, Professor of Communications Systems Engineering; and Dr Parama Chaudhury, Principal Teaching Fellow, Economics and founding director at Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics. Register: https://go.alt.ac.uk/2UBfhvm

ALT Northern Ireland Members Group Launch

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm

Location: Ulster University, Belfast Campus

Please join us at this launch in Belfast for networking, inspiration and refreshments.

Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of ALT, will be cutting the virtual ribbon on the Northern Ireland Members Group in this half day event. The morning will showcase educational technology across Ireland and across sectors. As this is also International Women’s Day we will celebrate women’s role in the field.

Confirmed speakers include Claire Dewhirst (Queen’s University Belfast), Catherine Bruen (Irish Learning Technology Association), Dianne Hazlett (Ulster University), Stephen McClean (Ulster University) and Paul McElvaney (Learning Pool).

The full programme will be posted on this site during February. We really look forward to meeting you in March.

Event Programme (PDF, 106KB)

ALTC – The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology

Start date: September 5, 2017

End date: September 7, 2017

Location: University of Liverpool

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5 – 7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

Conference themes:
  • Empowerment in Learning Technology: supporting students through staff/student partnerships, students as influencers, developing skills and supporting staff at all levels;
  • Learning Spaces: impact of Learning Technology on the physical and the virtual, strategies for enabling innovation, effectively managing change;
  • Moving from the practical to the ‘publishable’: reporting from the forefront of innovation and research, policy and strategy fit (or not) for what’s ahead, sharing practice and scaling up Learning Technology through large scale institutional projects;
  • At the forefront of innovation: ethical implications of ‘data’ for learning and teaching, making use of data in assessment, the hype around AI, machine learning and learning analytics and what’s beyond;
  • Wildcard: you are free to contribute any aspect of your research, practice or policy work.

Connect More in Northern Ireland

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Ulster University Jordanstown Campus Shore Road Newtonabbey BT37 0QB

This year’s events will focus on the digital capabilities that every practitioner, teacher, librarian and adviser in UK higher and further education needs.

Practice and practitioner-led, the events are an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and a chance to share expertise and insights.

You’ll meet with Jisc and sector experts, and learn more about how we can help your teams enhance their digital practice.

ILTA EdTech 2017

Start date: June 1, 2017

End date: June 2, 2017

Time: 8:30am

Location: IT Sligo

Conference Theme

TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity
Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

‘Supercomplexity’ is the shorthand term used by Prof. Ron Barnett to describe the state of affairs in which we find ourselves: one of uncertainty, unpredictability, challenge and change.’

This concept is particular apt when describing today’s Irish technology-enhanced learning community as it grapples with: increasing demands with limited resources; new models of teaching, learning, assessment and accreditation; emerging strategies, policies and frameworks; and where traditional concepts of the professional, professionalism, and professional life are being reconstituted in an increasingly digital age. Barnett contends that it is impossible for individuals to resolve this overwhelming agenda in traditional terms.
This is where EdTech2017 comes in.

Your Invitation
The Irish Learning Technology Association invites you to contribute to this discourse from a range of local and international perspectives at EdTech2017 June 1-2 at IT Sligo where we consider TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies.