#76 – StarTrek, Open Education & ALT with Maren Deepwell
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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.
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
- Maren Deepwell: http://marendeepwell.com/ ; https://twitter.com/MarenDeepwell
- Richard Herring podcast: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/
- Bridget Christie podcast: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/comedians_comedian_podcast/90_bridget_christie/
- ContraFabulists: http://podcast.contrafabulists.com/
- Ken Lane: http://kinlane.com/
- Audrey Watters: http://audreywatters.com/
- TEF: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/tef/
- ILTA: http://ilta.ie/project/edtech-2017/
- Martin Hawksey: https://mashe.hawksey.info/
- Dublin Institute of Technology: http://www.dit.ie/
- Digital Pedagogy Lab: http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/
- Bonnie Stewart: http://bonstewart.com/
- Future Learn: https://www.futurelearn.com/
- EdX: https://www.edx.org/
- Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/
- Geneva Learning Foundation: http://learning.foundation/
- Rhizomatic Learning Dave Cormier: http://davecormier.com/edblog/
- Commander Data: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Data
- Garth Nix – The Good Wizard/FrogKisser: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Frogkisser-Garth-Nix/dp/1524702005
- Martin Weller, Open University: http://blog.edtechie.net/
- Lorna Campbell, Open Scotland: https://lornamcampbell.wordpress.com/about/
- James Clay, FE: http://elearningstuff.net/about-2/
- Peter Goodyear, Learning Spaces: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/staff/profiles/peter.goodyear.php
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