Being interviewed by @jamesclay at #ALTC2011

Watch live video from jamesclay on Justin.tv Note that I’d just got soaked walking between the buildings… talking about talks, about Twitter, about the conference… Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

#ALTC2011 Comes to a Close

Final Keynote: John Naughton 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? John Naughton #altc2011 (mp3) Naughton read from a script, with no Continue Reading →

From Challenge to Change #altc2011

As a final workshop session, where I wanted to engage with the JISC team (I will be a ‘superdelegate’ at the JISC online conference later this year), I went to ‘From Challenge to Change’. I’d already been to the full day workshops in the past, but it’s good to re-engage with the exercises and think how these could be effectively into use in my own institutional context(s). After 3 intense days of thinking/listening/engaging, it was Continue Reading →

#ALTC2011 Dinner

The dinner was held in the Refectory (where The Who (and lots of other bands) have played in the past. ‘Bubbles’ provided by Google first, followed by dinner… The starter Get me, beat @jamesclay to posting my pic… just Main course Me, just before I deserted dessert and went to sleep! As the puddings were arriving, the speeches and the awards, this is what I was seeing: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Continue Reading →

Discussion & Collaboration #altc2011

Yvonne Bain, Uni of Aberdeen Working on a project, not with her own learners. In 1989 were talking about the possibilities of computer mediated learning. Notion that is woven in – do people really engage with the thinking of others and come up with something different? Tensions in literature – were students really using the benefits of e.g. Asynchronous discussions. Not looking to compare online/offline, but really what were people experiencing in the online environment. Continue Reading →

Joining online? #altc2011

Not the most successful remote joining of a session ever.. I appear to have lost sound to all my internet files … a reboot (as always) seemed to fix that (for now)! Whilst we seek out the recording for this actual session (PPT slides are here), see an 11 minute video from 2010: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Continue Reading →

Making Management #altc2011

First up, Dr Bex Lewis, with ‘Getting in on the Twitter Action? Using Twitter to build your professional network’. University of Plymouth (Janice Gibbs, Neil Witt) ‘Learning Technologists’ is a TEQF – hangover… But money has gone!! Learning Technologists: taken a long time to see past the technology/tied into ‘pedagogic problem to solve’ – here’s your solution. Change in funding – leads to an opportunity to change the structure of the role. Hub & spoke Continue Reading →

Getting in on the Twitter Action? Using Social Media to Build Your Professional Network #altc2011

This paper, written by Dr David Rush and Dr Bex Lewis, was accepted (see abstract), and will shortly be presented on this panel. Getting in on the Twitter Action? Using Social Media to Build Your Professional Network on Prezi     Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share Continue Reading →