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ALT-C 2006 keynote presentations and audio files

Stephen Heppell's keynote: 19 MB, 65 minute MP3; Diana Oblinger's keynote: 1.5 MB PDF 25 MB, 88 minute MP3; Tim O'Shea's keynote : 5.5 MB PPT 16 MB, 56 minute MP3; Terry Anderson's summing up from "next generation technology" theme: 3.6 MB PPT 21 MB, 73 minute MP3; Phil Candy's summing up from "next generation learners" theme: 0.3 MB PPT 13 MB, 44 minute MP3; Gilly Salmon's summing up from "next generation learning" theme: 0.8 MB PPT 9 MB, 33 minute MP3; Chris Yapp's summing up from "next generation providers" theme: 3.7 MB PPT 19 MB, 68 minute MP3.

Professor Stephen Heppell, Heppell.Net Ltd

Stephen spent 20 years building Ultralab which has established an exceptional, unique, reputation as a world leading learning technology research centre. He has been a professor for 17 years and is a respected regular in blue-chip and innovative boardrooms, in ministerial offices and represented in the media around the world. Stephen is a visiting Professor at Bournemouth Photo of Stephen Heppell University, continues to be a member the governments BSF working group, and is a non-executive board member of Teachers TV & much else.

Whilst at Ultralab Stephen was highly successful at attracting research funding from a wide variety of sources: EU, traditional research funding, government funding to name only a few. The Ultralab projects list is extensive and impressive, including: Learning in the New Millennium, an early 90's project that pioneered broadband, mobile phones and online communities; Notschool.Net, a virtual school for excluded youngsters; Talking Heads, an online community of practice for all the UK's headteachers, now handed successfully to NCSL and Ultraversity; and 'Be Very Afraid' an annual children's creativity event at BAFTA, a radical work placed learning, research based, innovative undergraduate degree with an exhibition based dissemination and a substantial number of m-learning phone-based projects.

'Helping learners to help each other: why learning in the 21st century is a very different place.'
In the 20th century scale mattered and we built big things that did things for people, from the BBC and universities through to railway systems and networks of travel agents. But in the 21st century new technologies have given us the ability to help each other and all the success stories are about helping people to do just that: from ebay and Google, through the on-line booking of flights and holidays, to blogs and podcasts. We are in a peer-to-peer, exciting, rather collegiate world driven by some remarkable, ubiquitous, pocketable, connected technologies. For an education system built top down, underpinned by quality controls and centralism, this poses a revolution. The simple question is: can education be agile enough to seize the moment, or are we now beyond education's century, at the birth of a learning millennium?

Stephen Heppell's keynote: 19 MB, 65 minute MP3

Dr Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE

Photo of Diana OblingerDiana Oblinger is the Vice President for EDUCAUSE's teaching and learning initiatives and directs the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Previously Oblinger served as the Vice President for Information Resources and the Chief Information Officer for the 16-campus University of North Carolina system and as a Senior Fellow for the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. She was the Executive Director of Higher Education for Microsoft Corporation and led the Institute for Academic Technology for IBM. Oblinger was on the faculty at Michigan State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she also she served as an academic dean.

Diana is known for her leadership in teaching and learning with technology and distributed learning. A frequent keynote speaker, Oblinger has authored and edited numerous books and publications, including the award winning What Business Wants from Higher Education. A graduate of Iowa State University, she has received several awards, including Young Alumnus of the Year from her alma mater.

'Listening to What We're Seeing.'
One student walks across campus listening to an iPod; another is engrossed in text messaging on her cell phone. During class, they're Googling, IMing and playing games - often at the same time. More likely to use the library as a gathering place than a resource, this is the Net Generation. They co-exist beside older students who are juggling work, childcare and eldercare. Although we see them daily, do we understand our learners? What do their experiences, attitudes and expectations mean for educational institutions? This presentation will help participants listen to what we are seeing - and respond.

Diana Oblinger's keynote: 1.5 MB PDF 25 MB, 88 minute MP3

Professor Tim O'Shea, University of Edinburgh

Professor Tim O'Shea is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. He has a wealth of academic and management Photo of Tim O'Sheaexperience, having spent eleven years within senior roles in the higher education sector. A graduate of the Universities of Sussex and Leeds, he has worked in the United States and for the Open University where he founded the Computer-Assisted Learning Research Group and worked on a range of educational technology research and development projects.

Previous educational positions include Master of Birkbeck College, Provost of Gresham College and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of London, as well as various Artificial Intelligence research roles and elected roles. He is a Fellow of the European Co-ordination Committee for A.I. and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Tim O'Shea's personal research is in the area of computer-aided learning, and in particular he pioneered the development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems.

Tim O'Shea's keynote : 5.5 MB PPT 16 MB, 56 minute MP3

Theme Speakers

Terry Anderson Ph.D, Athabasca University

Theme: next generation technology

Photo of Terry AndersonTerry is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University - Canada's Open University. He has published widely in the area of distance education and educational technology and has co-authored or edited five books and numerous papers. Terry is active in provincial, national, and international distance education associations and a regular presenter at professional conferences. He teaches educational technology courses in Athabasca's Masters of Distance Education program.

Terry is also the director of CIDER - the new Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research and the editor of the International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning (IRRODL). The complete text of his most recent edited book, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, is available as an Open Access resource.

Terry Anderson's summing up from "next generation technology" theme: 3.6 MB PPT 21 MB, 73 minute MP3

Dr Philip Candy, UK National Health Service

Theme: next generation learners

Phil is an Australian currently working to support Education, Training and Development for the UK National Health Service - the largest employer in Europe and onePhoto of Phil Candy of the three largest in the world. Since 2003 Phil has occupied various senior roles in the NHS; first with the proposed corporate university for the NHS as Director of Research & Development and as Director of the NHSU Institute, an internal think-tank. Latterly, he has worked as Director of Education, Training and Development for NHS Connecting for Health, the largest civilian IT project in the world.

Phil is well known for his work in adult, continuing and higher education. He is the author of an award-winning book on self-directed learning, and has written and presented extensively on lifelong learning, self-directed learning and information literacy. In 2002 he was a National Research Fellow with the Department of Education Science and Training in Canberra, where he examined the field of self-directed online learning.

Read Phil's Fellowship Report , entitled Linking Thinking: Self-directed Learning in the Digital Age.

Phil Candy's summing up from "next generation learners" theme: 0.3 MB PPT 13 MB, 44 minute MP3

Professor Gilly Salmon, University of Leicester

Theme: next generation learning

Photo of Gilly SalmonGilly joined the University of Leicester in the UK in 2004 as Professor of E-learning & Learning Technologies to head the Beyond Distance Research Alliance, after 15 years with the Open University Business School. She is known for her research and practice in the arenas of development and change for creating engaged and successful e-learning processes. Her focus is on designing for participation and intervening for learning using the best of networked technologies. Her current research spans the role of ICT in enabling change in Higher Education, through the development of research-led e-learning strategy, to pedagogical innovation in a wide variety of forms including mobile learning, wikis and blogs. Gilly has two research degrees - one in online training and one in change in education.

She is known for her many articles and commentary about the future for learning technologies and as an international speaker. Prof Salmon is the author of the work now considered seminal in the field of teaching online called 'E-moderating', a 2nd Edition of which was produced in 2004, as well as a recent book about designing for low cost collaboration in all online learning situations called 'E-tivities'.

Gilly Salmon's summing up from "next generation learning" theme: 0.8 MB PPT 9 MB, 33 minute MP3

Chris Yapp, Microsoft Ltd.

Theme: next generation providers

Chris is Head of Public Sector Innovation at Microsoft. He has been in the IT Industry since 1980 at Honeywell, ICL and most recently Hewlett Photo of Chris YappPackard.
He has been involved in Public Sector IT for the majority of that period and has been involved in many policy and advisory groups on strategic and management aspects of IT.

Chris is a Patron of NACE, and a Trustee of world e-citizens. Chris is also an Associate of the think tank, DEMOS, and a former Director of the Internet Society of England. He is a past Trustee of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the British Committee of the UK-Canada colloquia He is a frequent public speaker and writer on the e-agenda. His most recent publication is 'Personalization of education in the 21st century'.

Chris Yapp's summing up from "next generation providers" theme: 3.7 MB PPT 19 MB, 68 minute MP3


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