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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 27, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Intro: death of a campervan, events, and news about ASU GSV Summit series kicking off on the 6th August
  • Interview with one of edtech's greatest mind attics, Maren Deepwell, the CEO of the Association for Learning Technology or more commonly known as ALT. We talk Sherlock Holmes, Equality, Government Policy and Open Education.

  • Events: If you’re London based join us at some summer edtech drinks on the 22nd August. Venue is TBC so if you have one, why not let us know!
  • The ALT conference is on the 5-7th September in Liverpool this year AND finally
  • The Innovate Edtech conference takes place in London on the 11th November, looking at the Rise of Learner Experience. 

Sample quotes: 

I grew up with Star Trek and the vision of technology as a very benevolent force

#altc generates 1.5m twitter impressions each year, so it’s worth sharing

One of the favourite aspects of my job is I get to work with many awesome people

We’ve long been campaigning for the Government to mandate that all publicly funded research is openly accessible

I’m a real geek at heart and I love new technologies, but we also need to keep in mind how can we build a responsible relationship between technology and its users?

I don’t think we are isolated from the hard times the sector is experiencing, but we are very small and lean

On policy makers: It would be great to have more official endorsement and support of using learning technologies

Is a blog post, if it’s on a well visited blog, is it as valid evidence for a research article?

'We know the limits of what data can tell us.’ - on TEF

They have a really strong and lively learning technology community in Ireland

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The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

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