Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) Team

News from ALT-C: An award winning year!


Our big news is that we won the Community Choice Award at the Association of Learning Technologists conference (ALT-C) this month.  The awards are to "celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field and to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale."  

We would like to thank all of those who have supported us, and also ALT who are a valued community for us as learning technology professionals and academics. 

We were also runners up in the Learning Technologist of the Year team award. The winner of this award is the Learning Technology and Innovation team at LSE, many congratulations to them. 

Presenting at ALT - Getting Crafty

As well as winning awards, we also presented in various sessions at ALT-C this year:

Collaborate to Create

This session gave attendees the opportunity to get out the pens, clay and pipe cleaners, and explore the topic 'What is a Learning Technologist?'. The aim was to immerse participants in the storyboarding and creative methods we use to develop authentic e-learning resources and stories from our communities.  You can see some photos on the session Padlet site here

Collaboration in the Heart of the MOOC

Kirstie presented the story of our first MOOC, Designing E-Learning for Health and how it had a product of collaboration between HELM, academics and students. 

Gone in a Flash

Cherry, Mike and James tackled the subject of finding post-Flash solutions for e-learning development. They also talked about our ongoing project to re-develop our legacy RLOs and the challenge of future proofing digital resources in a rapidly changing technical landscape. 

HELM2-sept16E-portfolios as communication and sharing tools: students’ perspective

Eman Ghalib presented outcomes of her PhD study into understanding of the pedagogical value of e-portfolios for healthcare students and the ’contradictions’ that affected their effectiveness as a learning tool. 

Overall, we had a great time at ALT. We learned a lot, and talked to many knowledgeable people working in the learning technology and education fields and look forward to coming back next year!

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Photo credit: Group award photo courtesy of Chris Bull

Posted on Tuesday 20th September 2016

Health E-Learning and Media Team

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