Although I couldn’t be at the #ALTC Conference in Manchester this year, it was great to get a shout-out from @MarenDeepwell in her keynote address while overviewing the impact of research in technology enhanced learning (or the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, SOTEL) as one of the distinctives of Senior CMALT (SCMALT).
It was also great to see mentions of many of my international colleagues as well such as @catherinecronin
Hoping to see many more colleagues recognised as CMALT and SCMALT in the future – join us on the journey of building an international community at http://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com
Today I received an email with a new digital badge/sticker design that recognises the new Senior CMALT Award – YAY! Thanks to Thomas Palmer and the ALT team for their work on extending CMALT accreditation to three ‘levels’ to cater for a variety of experience and focus.
We plan on launching the CMALT cMOOC again next week starting 19th March and it will run for 7 weeks until 4th May. The cMOOC is completely free and is aimed at participants sharing experiences as they explore developing CMALT eportfolios, and gaining a professional development experience.
We aim to have a G+ Hangout as an intro for anyone interested in the cMOOC 16th March Friday morning, 12 noon. There will be one for UK participants Thursday 15th March 10pm NZ time.
We use a G+ Community, Twitter, and WordPress to facilitate the cMOOC
The SOTEL (Scholarship Of Technology Enhanced Learning) research clusters are designed to provide a hub for academics to build a community of researchers and a showcase of their scholarly research into their teaching practice. We welcome participants from any discipline context to join us and form associated research cluster groups at http://sotel.nz
We officially launched the SOTEL Research Cluster Group at the inaugural SOTEL Symposium on 15th February at AUT South Campus. We hope you will put the SOTEL Symposium in your annual event calendar!
Next find the Research Cluster Group that you would like to join on the Groups page http://sotel.nz/groups/ and choose ‘Join Group’. Each group will have 1-2 Admins/Moderators who can manage and modify the group settings.
We aim to hold monthly online chats and webinars for the SOTEL research cluster groups, and will be running the CMALT cMOOC and MOSOMELT cMOOC again soon in 2018 if you are interested in participating.
Note if you are planning on submitting your CMALT portfolio the next submission date for CMALT Portfolio accreditation is 1 June 2018. The CMALT cMOOC is designed to create a supportive community of people exploring and building their CMALT eportfolios. http://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com
The MOSOMELT cMOOC is designed for participants to explore the potential of mobile social media in higher education http://mosomelt.wordpress.com
G+ Hangouts have now been integrated into YouTube Live – so you don’t get Hangout event notifications via G+ anymore 😦
To join a Hangout Live discussion you need an invitation from the creator of the Hangout – you should be sent an invitation that will popup either in the Hangouts App on your mobile device (if you are signed in with the same email as your G+ account) or via being signed in to the Web interface at https://hangouts.google.com
We will invite participants to join the Hangout discussion 5mins before starting the YouTube Live broadcast, so login to either the Hangouts App or the Hangouts web page early.
If you follow the creator of the YT Live Hangout you should get an automatic notification when the Hangout starts as well – My G+ name is +Thom Cochrane
If you simply click on the YouTube Live link for the Hangout you will be able to view the Hangout once the broadcast has started, but not join in the discussion directly – although we will enable the text comment feature of YT Live.
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