In this Edition – Issue 25, November 2011

Julie Voce provides a round up of the 18th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Conference: Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate,  held at the University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September 2011.

In July 2011, Stanford University announced that three introductory one-term undergraduate courses would be available free as online distance learning courses. Seb Schmoller reflects on his experience thus far as a participant on one of these courses and on the implications for FE and HE.

Tom Franklin discusses how student activity data from various sources can be used to help us to understand students’ behaviour and to help students to improve their performance.

OCR’s Sophie White identifies the different ways that technology is being applied by UK exam board OCR to benefit the whole process of assessment, from administration to exam results.

Sirin Soyöz covers the ELT Blogathon, organised by the British Council English Language Teaching (ELT) team, which  encouraged teachers to move into the technological age with confidence, through blogging and networking.

Clayton R. Wright presents a comprehensive set of  Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses.

Frank Steiner provides an overview of the 4th annual Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference that took place on 7th October.





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