Virtually Connecting is a grassroots movement whose purpose is to enliven virtual participation in academic conferences, widening access to a fuller conference experience for those who cannot be physically present at conferences. We are a community of volunteers and it is always free to participate.
Using emerging technologies, we connect onsite conference presenters and attendees with virtual participants in small groups. This allows virtual conference participants to meet and talk with conference presenters and attendees in what often feels like those great spontaneous hallway conversations, something not usually possible for a virtual experience.
Our onsite buddies for #altc are Martin Weller, Sheila MacNeill, Sue Beckingham and Ann-Kathrin Watolla. Feel free to walk up to them and ask to join or watch a session or ask what vconnecting is about.
Open Academia is a publishing partner aimed at helping scholarly societies and university presses run their journals in an open access environment. We deliver support on all aspects of publishing, making sure that the peer review, production and publication process runs hitch-free and with a happy author at the end of it. Open Academia is not a publisher – we believe academic publishing is best run by researchers and we provide the infrastructure, support and expertise to help accomplish this.
Radio Edutalk is an Internet Radio Station run by David Noble & John Johnston. It consists of live broadcasts and archived content as a podcast. More info: http://edutalk.cc. Guests ‘appear’ over Skype and generally find it an enjoyable experience. The shows go out on Tuesday & Wednesday at 8pm, we normally give a brief intro, ask our guests to introduce themselves, then talk about a topic. We ask questions and sometimes pass on questions from the live audience via email or twitter.The audio is then published as a podcast under a Creative Commons license.
Radio Edutalk is a free education and professional learning resource. There are no production costs, no charge to listeners, and no payments made to guests. Anyone can also contribute short pieces of audio to Edutalk by posting audio to audioboom and tagging their post edutalk or by mailing audio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control.
The Edtech Podcast
Sophie Bailey is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission statement of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation. The main audience are global education leaders, with a secondary audience of start ups, bluechips, investors, Government and media.
The podcast has 1400+ downloads each week from 109 countries. Sponsors of the podcast have included Microsoft, The Japan Prize, Kano computing, Primo Toys, ClearlySo, and Firefly Learning. Sophie has spoken for the Department of International Trade, ASU GSV Summit, Katapult Future Tech and recorded LIVE podcasts at Bett, Loughborough University London and London Edtech Week.
Previous and upcoming speakers on The Edtech Podcast include:
- Kamesh Flynn, Dept of Social Development, Western Cape SA (Early Years)
- Hanan Al Hroub, Global Teacher Prize Winner (K-12)
- Tom Andriola, CIO and Vice President at the University of California Office of the President (HE)
- Paul Feldman, CEO, JISC (HE)
- Dominic Norrish, Group Technology Director, United Learning (K-12)
- David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission (GOV)
- Andrew Harper, Head of Innovation, UNHCR (GOV/NGO)
- Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD (GOV/NGO)
- Justin van Fleet, Chief of Staff to Rt. Honourable Gordon Brown, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education (GOV/NGO)
- Deborah Quazzo, Edtech Investor, GSV Partners (Investment)
- Imogen Heap, Award-winning tech-enthusiast musician and collaborator (Lifelong Learning)
- Eric Sheninger, International Center for Leadership in Education (Leadership)
- Lauri Järvilehto, CEO, Lightneer and Ex-Angry Bird (Start Up/Gaming)
I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.
Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab
The Edtech Podcast is available on iTunes, Pocketcast and Libsyn and is free to subscribe. Follow the conversation on Twitter @podcastedtech, Instagram @podcastedtech and Facebook, The Edtech Podcast.
Visual Thinkery uncovers insight amongst dialogue. We work with individuals and organisations, commonly in the areas of Education, Technology and Business, in order to develop an aesthetic, articulate ideas, define strategies, or craft visual communications. Our process is collaborative, open, and very visual. (Oh – and we’re big fans of ALT!)
#LTHEchat Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Chat
LTHEchat is the weekly one hour tweetchat that welcomes everyone interested in discussing topics related to learning and teaching in Higher Education. It takes place on Wednesdays at 8pm. It’s been described as “CPD on fire” and by Deb Baff as being “So instrumental for me in my continual development as an open education practitioner and academic developer, I continually learn new skills, gain knowledge and grow my personal learning network as a result – I simply love it :)”
Each week we welcome guests who provide a collection of questions to stimulate discussion around their chosen topic. These have included:
- Frances Bell on Revealing and Celebrating Learning Beyond Education
- James Clay on Using Data and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Learning and Teaching
- Fiona Harvey on Innovation and Getting your EdTech Ducks in a Row
- David Hopkins on the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value of Academic Blogging
- Chris Rowell and Steve Dawes on Using Apps in Higher Education
- Rhona Sharpe and Leo Havemann on Experiences of e-Learning
- Eric Stoller on Enhancing the Student Experience with Digital Engagement
The organising team (volunteers from the community) post the questions on the night and collate the responses using Storify. Participants can engage in real time or utilise the rich storify at a time that suits them.
If you are interested in being a guest or volunteering as a member of the organising team (term typically 10-12 weeks) then please contact Sue Beckingham @suebecksor Chrissi Nerantzi @chrissinerantzi.
Founded in 2011, Wonkhe (pronounced wonky) is the home of higher education wonks: those who work in and around universities and anyone interested and engaged in higher education policy, people and politics.
Our mission is to improve policymaking in higher education and provide a platform for the new or previously unheard voices and perspectives in the sector.
Wonkhe is not partisan and not aligned to any particular policies, politics or interests. Wonkhe does not have its own editorial view – our voice is represented only through our many different contributors and their diverse ideas and perspectives.
Our articles bring together leading debate, analysis and commentary across a range of themes. Our jobs board provide the community with the latest positions in the sector. Our events bring the sector together to explore higher education themes and drive professional development in HE.
More at http://wonkhe.com/