Tuesday, December 06, 2016

ALT free online 3 day teaching with tech conference

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has just started a 3 day conference (6 to 8 December) on teaching with technology. Sessions are in various formats e.g. webinar, Tweetchat, Facebook live session. It says it is a "showcase " so some of the sessions are focusing on use of a specific product (it isn't a research conference) but there are also people talking about how they or their institution have used learning technlogy at a practical level. Note the programme is in UK time (which is 5 hours ahead of US Eastern time) - one option to view events is via Google calendar so that may customise it to your calendar's timezone (I'm in the same timezone already, so I can't tell). Examples from Tuesday afternoon (UK time) are: #101creativeideas Challenge; Construals as Objects-to-Converse-With: Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange; Pre-entry module design: preparing incoming students for HE study (with a smidgeon of play); Student engagement: creation of online materials. One session which I would have liked to attend (but I have another meeting) is the Open University Library (Wednesday 7th at 10am UK time) talking about how they use Facebook Live. programme at  https://altc.alt.ac.uk/online2016/#/day1
Photo by Sheila Webber, taken in Second Life (a trademark of Linden Lab)

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