ALT Survey – Further Reading

After a supervisor meeting a few weeks ago I was recommended this document to look over. I had come across the ALT survey on the effective use of learning technology in education when it had first been published last Summer, but have to admit that I hadn’t put it on the pile of resources to consider for my study, ironic really given how much it relates to the research I’m doing. Sometime’s it does really pay to have someone outside of your project as they can see an overview of what you’re doing and point you to some really useful articles that come in handy. That’s some more reading sorted for this week!

Talking of ALT I also found out that I’ve been accepted to present a paper at this years conference, this will be the second time I’ve presented and I’m really looking forward to it. ALTc is a really informative conference for those in educational technology, the twitter stream is always really active and is well worth keeping an eye on if you’re unable to attend the event in person.

ALTC2013

Really pleased to be part of this years ALTC2013 conference. A colleague and I delivered a presentation about using Google+ Communities to assist with collaborative arts based learning. We felt the presentation went really well and some interesting discussions around peer review and digital identity as a result.

summary-of-altc-2013

This was the first time I’d attended an ALT conference and I would like to think it’s not my last. The “It’s all about the learner” theme is something I’m greatly passionate about and I’d love the change to attend the event last year to share ideas and research with other individuals who work in the same field as myself.

I’m in the process of documenting some of the interesting and appealing presentations I attended. When I do I shall post the link but for now Twitter is a brilliant place to review the discussions that took place over the three days, it was continually trending in the UK through the duration of the conference.