December 10, 2023

ALT Assembly Badge Creation and Issue

Ok so I have been working on some badge creation and issuing for work and today we launched our first official badge in recognition of our ALT Assembly Members. I’m still ironing out some teeny problems with sharing the actual image on social media but having tested the WordPress embed here that all seems to be working fine .. so hopefully if you click on this image it should take you to my Open Badge Passport. ALT Assembly Member Association for Learning Technology

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I’ve been GASTA’d (Again) #ALTCSummit

After a full day of working behind the scences at the #ALTCSummit activities on Wednesday last week I also survived my second GASTA … and am now looking forward to my badge ! Honoured to be in the esteemed company of my fellow GO_GN Gastateers , Ada, Aras, Michael, Jo and Taskeen who all did an absolutely awesome job .. and of course we were all kept under control by the lovely Tom Farrelly and herded into position by my lovely ALT boss Maren Deepwell. My ‘warm up’ act was strangely right at the end instead of first so by the time it got to me I was completely hyperactive but hey ho in for a penny in for a pound .. Everyone else did their’s to time .. I just about got my last slide in before Tom kicked me out … It was such a giggle as expected. …

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GASTA Presentation #altcSummit 2020

I’m really excited to be presenting at at the ALT Summer Summit 26th – 27th August 2020 Learning Technology in a time of Crisis, Care and Complexity #ALTCSummit this week. I’m doing a GASTA presentation alongside colleagues from the most awesome Global OER Graduate Network GO-GN Network. The wonderful Dr Tom Farrelly, Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) will be doing his stuff to keep us all in line. Gasta means “fast, clever, quick, smart” and in that spirit sessions will involve active participation from everyone in the audience as well the invited speakers giving their Gasta for 5 minutes each ~ALT This is actually my second GASTA, so having done one in real life, I already know what I am letting myself in for but I have to admit I am kind of nervous doing it online for the first time and to be in such amazing company with all …

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#ALTC 2018 Debs Adventures Part 1

So this might actually be a record of me attempting to do a blog post within a couple of days of returning from the ALTC conference … I always have the intention of doing it but somehow I always get sidetracked .. anyhow, in the hope that this post actually gets finished I shall crack on as they say.. Cakes This years conference was a special one, the 25th anniversary to be precise. There were even cakes, both edible varieties and even really cool virtual ones courtesy of the fabulous Bryan Matthers, who despite not being in actual physical attendance at the conference was ever present where ever I went.   I was lucky enough to be able to attend for the full three days. It was a real packed programme and it was so difficult to try and select which of the sessions that I would go to. I’m …

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ALT-C 2017 Beyond islands of innovation

Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)  5–7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK I went to ALT-C last week and as ever it was the conference that delivered. I’m always in awe of the sheer brilliance of the (very tiny) ALT team when it comes to pulling this off. Just check out the size and scope of the programme Keynotes from Bonnie Stewart, Sian Bayne and Peter Goodyear were simply fab and are available to view from the ALT-C Website. Bonnie’s talk ‘ The new norm(al) ‘ : Confronting what open means for higher education’  really made me think about things. She has such a brilliant way of connecting with the audience.  What struck me about her talk was how important it is to be aware that what is normal for me is not necessarily normal for others –  it’s all about perspective and …

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ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2016 Cast your vote now !

…dear me … so many amazing people to choose from but there can be only one winner of the ALT community choice. Check out the wee little videos for some fab insights into what these fabulous finalists have been doing ! You can have one vote using twitter or email so make yours count ! Deadline for voting is noon (BST) 7th September

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ALT-C 2015 Day One < nearly

Well I’m on the train to sunny Manchester and feeling well excited to be at ALT-C … Things I have discovered so far … Manchester seems a really loooong way away on a really slow train journey Train journeys make it tricky to try and use a pen … So much for sketch noting ! I’m really hungry … I’m not entirely certain where my hotel is … A Caramel Latte and a choccie chip shortbread would make the journey much more civilised .. Ooh trolley on its way … Am filled with hope 🙂 Cold tea and a Kit Kat it is then … Anyhow Really looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones though  … Only another hour and a bit to go ….

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