Timetable for ALT C 2011 conference
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Tuesday, 6th September
09:50 – 10:15 Introduction and Official Opening of the Conference by the Lord Mayor of Leeds
John Cook (Chair) and Councillor the Reverend Alan Taylor
Introduction to the Conference and the Official Opening of the Conference by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor the Reverend Alan Taylor John Cook, Lord Mayor of Leeds .
10:15 – 11:15 The educational and social impacts of Plan Ceibal – a new approach to the use of technology in education.
John Cook (Chair), and Matt Lingard (Online Moderator)
Uruguay has deployed more than 450,000 computers to every pupil in state education from the 1st year of primary to the 3rd year of secondary school. 99% of these students now have Internet connectivity in their school.
Miguel Brechner’s talk will report on Plan Ceibal to date, and examine in detail its many social, cultural and educational impacts.
11:40 – 12:40 Jo Axe – Associate Dean in
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the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia;
Ewart Wooldridge CBE, Chief Executive of the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education .
Gilly Salmon (Chair) and Matt Lingard (Online Moderator)
Open courses: Converting, launching, and letting go… Jo Axe
Using one of Royal Roads University”s latest open educational resource (OER) as an example, Jo will talk about the course and the process taken in converting it to an OER.
Leadership in a cold climate. Leading where the past is no reliable guide to the future. A reflection on the strategic leadership of people, technology and institutions in UK HE. Ewart Wooldridge. Ewart Wooldridge will focus on the potential discontinuity of change facing universities across the UK as a result of funding and legislative measures of governments.
14:50 – 15:50 Malcolm Read – Executive Secretay of JISC; Josie Fraser, ICT Strategy Lead (Children”s Capital), Leicester City Council.
Linda Creanor (Chair) and James Clay (Online Moderator)
JISC”s support for learning and teaching in a changing educational environment Malcolm Read JISC has helped promote significant innovation in learning and teaching over the past ten years. This talk will focus on how we can help institutions improve student satisfaction through the effective use of ICT in the changing HE and FE environment. Topics to be covered will include improving student feedback, e-assessment and the growing value of open educational resources.
The city as the learning environment: making change happen in Leicester”s schools Josie Fraser. Josie Fraser works for Leicester City Council, which is rebuilding or remodelling each of the secondary schools in the city. Her role is to ensure that the investment made in technology supports the City”s aspirations.
Josie will talk about:
- the current social, economic and technological drivers shaping learning technology in the schools sector;
- the city-wide strategy and the practical steps that will transform learning with technology;
- what Leicester”s young people have told the council about
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Wednesday, 7th September
09:00 – 10:00 Anne-Marie Cunningham – Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University; Rajeev Arora – Vice-President, Blackboard Collaborate.
Steve Ryan (Chair), Thom Cochrane (Online Moderator).
On being public…how social media reshapes professional identity. Anne-Marie Cunningham . Social media has created opportunities for all of us can to spend a lot more time in public than we used to. Professionals who have grown used to working in confined spaces, with distinct boundaries, are learning how to be in the digital world at large.
In the past three years I have inhabited these spaces as a professional in public: an educator and a doctor. What are the opportunities and challenges this has brought me? I will describe my personal journey, but consider the wider implications for professional identity of increasing opportunities, and sometimes pressure, to maintain a public profile.
14:00 – 15:00 Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology Karen Cator.
John Cook (Chair), and Thom Cochrane (Online Moderator)
The U.S. Department of Education”s National Education Technology Plan articulates a bold vision of powerful learning. Creativity and innovation are hallmarks
of powerful learning and technology provides an environment for developing these skills. Ms. Cator will convene a discussion of the opportunities and barriers to leveraging technology for Some games , like pokies, are straightforward and don’t need much explanation, but other games , like blackjack and Australian pontoon, are interesting enough that you could write entire books on the appropriate playing strategies. improving the opportunity to learn.
Thursday, 8 September
09:00 – 09:30 Sonam Penjor, Head of Educational Technology at the Royal University of Bhutan remembers Robin Mason
Barbara Newland (Chair)and Thom Cochrane (Online Moderator)
10:30 – 11:30 Dónal Fitzpatrick – School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland; Gilly Salmon – Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Sarah Sherman (Chair) and Matt Lingard (Online Moderator)
I Have a Blind Student in My Maths/Science Class, Should I panic? How to promote inclusion for blind students. Dónal FitzPatrick .
Well, the kookaburras, thought it was funny anyway! Gilly Salmon explores innovation in UK and Australian Higher Education. Gilly Salmon. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter ; good-natured, but rather hysterical. Have you heard it around your university? Kookaburras adapt to a wide variety of wild and human habitats. They are feted by Australian people, (the first owners of the land as well as settlers) for their ability to kill snakes (as well as, more recently, pre-dead barbecue meat!). Gilly Salmon shares pictures, stories and kookaburras from dipping and diving in search of innovation in UK and Australian Higher Education. She identifies some ‘snakes’ that she was considering offering up. She marks
out some similarities, differences and lessons for the future…
11:40 – 12:40 The elusive technological future John Naughton
Sugata Mitra (Chair), and Thom Cochrane (Online Moderator)
Many of the most important technological developments in computing and networking have come as surprises – pleasant and/or unpleasant – to professional communities and commercial organisations, including those which are supposed to know what the future holds. How does this happen? Why are we so bad at anticipating the technological future? And what would we need to do to improve?
12:40 – 12:50 Closing remarks and Launch of ALT-C 2012 in A1 John Cook, Sugata Mitra, Julie Voce, and Sarah Sherman
Julie Voce and Sarah Sherman will outline the focus and themes of the 2012 ALT Conference, to be held in Manchester between 11
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