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#ETUG Conference keynote, 21 June 2019

This is a written version of my keynote for the ETUG conference in Kamloops, Canada, on the 21st June 2019. Thanks to the conference organisers you can now also watch the video of this talk. You are more than a data point. Weaving a tapestry of hope and humanity. It’s a real privilege for me to be here, to have been invited to contribute to ETUG’s 25th Anniversary Conference, and also to have the honour…

ETUG keynote preview: You are more than a data point.

Next week I’ll be joining ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference, and I am really looking forward to contributing what is promising to be a very special event. The schedule for the conference looks great and there’ll be plenty of opportunities for everyone to engage, including VConnecting and no doubt a lot of tweeting throughout. It’s a privilege for me to be able to travel all the way to Canada (my first trip to that part of…

Reflections from a keynote seminar: speaking about realising the potential of Learning Technology

This week I spoke at a keynote seminar on realising the potential of technology in Higher Education and it was a valuable opportunity to share the work of ALT and its Membership. Whilst ALT is growing and the number of Members has more than tripled over the past 10 years, I always include some key points at the start, including our definition of Learning Technology and Learning Technologist and our shared values that inform ALT’s…

People-powered innovation: #RIDE2019 keynote

This is a summary post for my keynote at the 13th Research and Innovation in Distance Education, and eLearning (RIDE) annual conference which takes place on 14 March 2019 in London. This year’s conference focuses on the themes ‘Professional development and student experience’ and my talk aims to consider these as challenges for digital education. You can access the full slide deck at https://go.alt.ac.uk/2EUioER. It’s a pleasure to talk to an audience with a long…

Promoting equality in a distributed organisation

Today for International Women’s Day Martin Hawksey and I joined an inspiring day organised by the University of the Highlands and Islands Women’s Network. We contributed a joint keynote on promoting equality in a distributed organisation. ‘Equality is for women AND men’ – we like your thinking @MarenDeepwell! She’s joined by her colleague @mhawksey from @A_L_T as they deliver their session on #equality during #InternationalWomensDay#BalanceForBetter #IWD2019 #ThinkUHI pic.twitter.com/Or6JyI8VrY — University of the Highlands and Islands…

Community, openness, equality: a keynote in three hashtags #SocMedHE18

It was a real pleasure to be invited by the organisers of Social Media for Learning in Higher Education to keynote at this year’s conference and this post provides a summary of the talk and slides. You can also access the actual slide deck at https://go.alt.ac.uk/SocMedHE18Keynote . Given that it’s early in the year and a cold, dark morning in Nottingham, UK, I felt it would be useful to start this talk with a sunnier…

‘Learning Technology in Higher Education – challenges and opportunities’ – SEDA Conference keynote

I was delighted to be invited to speak at this year’s SEDA conference. It’s a special honour this year, as both SEDA and ALT are celebrating their 25th anniversary and my talk followed inspiring keynotes by Pauline Kneale, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, from Plymouth University and also Julie Hall, Professor of Higher Education and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Solent University Southampton as part of the conference programme. Here is the abstract of my talk: This talk will address…

Preview: SEDA Conference keynote ‘Learning Technology in Higher Education – challenges and opportunities’

I am really looking forward to speaking at this year’s SEDA conference and I wanted to share a preview of my talk ahead of the event. It’s a special honour to be invited to speak this year, as both SEDA and ALT are celebrating their 25th anniversary and I look forward to hearing Pauline Kneale, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, from Plymouth University and also Julie Hall, Professor of Higher Education and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Solent University Southampton as…

Beyond Advocacy: Who shapes the future of Learning Technology

This is a very special keynote to me and I am grateful to the Trustees of ALT to invite me to speak at ALT’s 25th Annual Conference. This post shares the slides and some of my notes for the talk and you can also watch a recording from the conference here . Thanks to James Clay for this video sketch note of the talk. I wanted to introduce myself via the skin of my laptop, which…

Joining the launch of ALT Northern Ireland

I was really pleased to be able to join the launch of this new Members Group in person and if you are interested in finding out more about the work of the group, have a look at the ALT NI Twitter account who covered the day excellently. One of the things I reflected on in my opening keynote was the changing landscape of Learning Technology and the significance of the day, during Open Education Week,…

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