#SCMALT & SOTEL Overview from @MarenDeepwell at #ALTC

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).

Thanks Maren!

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


#Scholarometer a research impact tool

Scholarometer(beta) is a social tool to facilitate citation analysis and help evaluate the impact of an author’s publications. Scholarometer uses Google Scholar data to create a relative discipline based research impact factor.

For example, my Scholarometer impact factor as at 14 December 2016 is found at: http://scholarometer.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/indexu.cgi?func=query&expr=e80965fb1f92e0f532ab47824efa0e09&ver=4.1.0

A widget provides a summary of the impact factor analysis:


The widget provides embed code for use in various websites:

var scholarometerWidgetAuthorId = ‘e80965fb1f92e0f532ab47824efa0e09’;var scholarometerWidgetPreferences = {‘cited articles’: true,’citation count’: true,’h index’: true,’Scholarometer %ile’: true,’hs index’: {‘scholarship of technology enhanced learning’: true, ‘mobile learning’: true, ‘education & educational research’: true, ‘social sciences’: true, ‘educational technology’: true}};var scholarometerWidgetColors = {‘headingBackground’: ‘#cf8c21′,’headingText’: ‘#ffffff’,’contentBackground’: ‘#ffffff’,’contentText’: ‘#785A28′,’measureText’: ‘#4E360D’};var scholarometerWidgetWidth = ‘200px’;var scholarometerWidgetHeight = ‘auto’;var scholarometerWidgetFontSize = ‘0.9em’;http://scholarometer.indiana.edu/api/authors/author/e80965fb1f92e0f532ab47824efa0e09?format=jsonphttp://scholarometer.indiana.edu/html/js/scholarometer.widget.js

This based upon my Google Scholar profile:


Scholarometer is an interesting attempt at creating a relative research impact factor analysis tool, and works via either a Firefox or Chrome browser extension. It’s another tool to add to your research profile alongside research networks such as Researchgate.net




and ResearcherID