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3-D Multi-User Virtual Environments for Socialisation of Distance Learners
Palitha Edirisingha*1, Gilly Salmon1
1The University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2The University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Reducing barriers  -  14.00
A multimedia instruction to enhance the social skills of the young learner with autism.
Leanne Walsh*, Mary Barry
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
A new digital divide? Comparing learning across three types of technology-enhanced secondary school environments in Kerala State, India
Ajitha Nayar*1, Miles Barker1
1St Thomas Training College, India, 2University of Waikato, New Zealand
Wednesday 10 September:  Building participation  -  15.45
A poor man's interactive whiteboard: using Nintendo's Wii to deliver interactivity on the go
Lee Griffiths*, Joe Brindle
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  9.00
A sustainable university-wide approach to embedding accessibility in e-learning practice and developments
Angela Trikic, Lindsay Evett*
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Abolishing the divide between teaching and assessment: the ALPS experience
Tom Holland*1, Gareth Frith2
1MyKnowledgeMap, United Kingdom, 2ALPS CETL, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  16.00
Accessing virtual worlds via Virtual Learning Environments
Daniel Livingstone
University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Action research into online support for computer based work in mathematics
Abigail Kirk
The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Allocated synchronous peer tutoring in distance education: an evaluation of a first software version
Gijs de Bakker*1, Peter Sloep2, Wim Jochems1
1University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Tuesday 9 September:  Learner empowerment  -  14.00
ALT culture: an investigation into the divisive tension between discourses within learning technology and the effect on individuals and communities
Mike Cameron
University of Durham, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  UK surveys / LT divisive tensions & George Siemens  -  9.00
Alternate reality games for inclusive induction
Nicola Whitton*1, Rosie Jones1, Peter Whitton2, Scott Wilson3
1Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, 2Manchester University, United Kingdom, 3University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Games  -  11.30
An alternative reality for higher education? Lessons to be learned from online reality games
Alexander Moseley
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Games  -  11.30
An interprofessional virtual workshop
Mark McCalmont*, Sharon O'Donnell, Jillian Redpath, Paul Collier
Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Are early adopters and institutional e-learning initiatives on opposite sides of a digital divide?
Cathy Gunn*1, Grainne Conole2, Mike Keppell4, Linda Creanor3
1University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2The Open University, United Kingdom, 3Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom, 4Charles Sturt University, Australia
Wednesday 10 September:  Early adopters and institutional e-learning …  -  11.00
Are Higher Education Institutions capable of putting the interests of learners above their own?
Jonathan Darby*1, Dave O'Hare2, Matthew Duncanson-Hunter1
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2University of Derby, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Are HEIs capable of putting the interests of ...  -  9.00
Assessing learning for professional practice using an online web-based interactive tool
Verina Waights*, Ali Wyllie
The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  15.45
ASSOCiate Online: embedding ICT skills and collaborative learning into the teacher training curriculum and Continuing Professional Development for the Lifelong Learning Sector
Shailesh Appukuttan*, Denise Robinson
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  ASSOCiate Online: embedding ...  -  16.00
Attitudes towards the use of online listening resources for self-study purposes amongst university students of English in Japan
Kristen Sullivan
Shimonoseki City University, Japan
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  11.00
Benchmarking post-benchmarking: how HEIs can leverage on programme results and resources to carry out benchmarking e-learning in future
Paul Bacsich*, Peter Chatterton
BELA, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Institutional trends  -  9.00
Beyond access: social experiences of disability online, in and around higher education
Sarah Lewthwaite
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Disabilities / community access  -  9.00
Beyond podcasting: creative approaches to designing educational audio
Andrew Middleton
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Digital media / PDP  -  11.00
Bridging learning and assessment: exploring the educational potential of online peer review
Patris van Boxel*, Janneke van der Hulst
VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing contribution  -  11.00
Bridging or widening the gap: experiences from students from low and middle income countries
Jennifer Parr*, Reinhard Huss, Taf Cheffo
Univesity of Leeds, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Global and global reach  -  16.00
Bridging the digital divide for distance learners: the use of evaluative research in a review of ICT access for students living in areas of high deprivation
Meg Allen
The Open University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Increasing access  -  16.00
Bridging the divide between pedagogy and technology for online learning using learning designs
Sue Bennett*1, Shirley Agostinho1, Lori Lockyer1, Rob Koper2, Barry Harper1
1University of Wollongong, Australia, 2Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Thursday 11 September:  User informed design  -  10.40
Bridging the divide in language and approach between pedagogy and programming: the case of IMS Learning Design
Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberhuemer*
University of Vienna, Austria
Tuesday 9 September:  Gaming / IMS LD  -  11.30
Can an online environment help to foster collaborative research networks among early career scientists from diverse cultural backgrounds?
Julian Cook*, Hilary Griffiths
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Online communities  -  10.40
Can online communities and networks bridge digital divides?
Graham Attwell*1, Steven Warburton2, Cristina Costa3, Raymond Elferink4
1Pontydysgu, United Kingdom, 2Kings College, United Kingdom, 3University of Salford, United Kingdom, 4Raycom, Netherlands
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities / Gender  -  11.30
Can podcasting be used as an effective component of online learning?
Liz Bennett*, Cheryl Reynolds
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
CMALT in Action: portfolio construction across institutional boundaries
Mike James*, Cristina Costa
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  International experience  -  9.00
Communication and resolution in distance education situations: changing roles to break down barriers
Debra Hoven
Athabasca University, Canada
Tuesday 9 September:  Reducing barriers  -  14.00
Contextually-aware bluecasting for mobile devices
Nick Mount*, Andrew Beggan, Claire Chambers, Patrick Lockley, Wyn Morgan, Gary Priestnall
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  14.00
Critical Success Factors for major e-learning initiatives
Paul Bacsich
Matic Media Ltd, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Crossing the chasm, offering sceptics a helping hand across the digital divide
Asher Rospigliosi*, Susan Greener
University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Crossing the chasm, offering sceptics a …  -  16.00
Crossing the divide: taking the university into the workplace
Haydn Blackey*, Tony Toole
University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Beyond the institution  -  9.00
DEBUT (Digital Experience Building for University Teaching)
Lynne Graham-Matheson*, Susan Westerman
Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Learner empowerment  -  14.00
Demystifying the educational benefits of different gaming genres
Alex Frazer*, David Argles, Gary Wills
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Gaming / IMS LD  -  11.30
Design principles and learner empowerment in the exploration of the digital self
Helen Keegan
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  9.00
Designing complex adaptive learning ecologies
Roy Williams
Univ. Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Designing technology-enhanced learning environments to promote educational equality and social justice
Lyndsay Grant
Futurelab, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing equality and inclusion  -  15.45
Developing an online research community.
Emma Duke-Williams*, Terry King
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Developing and adapting Generative Learning Objects
Tom Boyle*, Dejan Ljubojevic, Enzian Baur, Martin Agombar
London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  11.00
Developing and disseminating best practice in e-learning through institutional partnering
Olaojo Aiyegbayo*, Alejandro Armellini, Roger Dence
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  International experience  -  9.00
Developing community supported learning for a large diverse group of nursing students studying anatomy and physiology
Tim Goodchild
University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Did the university MLE benefit exiting students’ studies?
Amanda Jefferies, Yoeri Goossens*
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Different learners, different behaviours: how do different learners engage in online discussion?
Yvonne Bain
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Digital literacy, online behaviour  -  11.30
Digital divide or digital choices? Exploring the experiences of older students using new technologies
Alice Peasgood
The Open University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Various topics  -  14.00
Digital divides: a challenge for staff development
Betty Collis*1, Megan Lawton1, Jane Rowe1, Sue Westerman1, Tim Linsey1
1University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 2Exeter University, United Kingdom, 3Kingston University, United Kingdom, 4Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Digital divides: a challenge for staff development  -  11.30
Digital division, digital fusion: a comparison of attitudes to e-learning in Egypt and Bahrain
Alan Fell*, Mohamed Fathi El-Zayat
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Global and global reach  -  16.00
Digital portfolios: student learning or student control?
Tjalve Madsen1, Hege Emma Rimmereide*1, Gjertrud Husøy3, Sonja Ekker2, Øistein Gjøvik4
1Bergen University College, Norway, 2Nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway, 3Stord/Haugesund University College, Norway, 4Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway
Wednesday 10 September:  Digital media / PDP  -  11.00
Digitally divided to digitally united: how do we get there?
Eileen Webb*1, Sandra Partington2, Judith Kuit3, Dave O'Hare4, Peter Chatterton5, Dina Vyortkina2, Lucy Armitstead-Pinkney1, Simon Ward3
1University of Teeside, United Kingdom, 2University of East London, United Kingdom, 3University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, 4University of Derby, United Kingdom, 5Daedalus e-World, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Digitally divided to digitally united  -  11.30
Dimensions of the global digital divide: the case of the Namibia school link partnership
Hambeleleni Abisai
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Diminishing the digital divide for children who have chronic diseases using Nefreduca
Denise Whitelock1, Roser Pintó2, Marcel·la Saez*2
1Open University, United Kingdom, 2Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Does design for learning have a future?
Helen Beetham*1, Marion Manton2, Miles Metcalfe3, Phillipa Levy4, Simon Walker5
1Joint Information Systems Committee, United Kingdom, 2University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 3Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, United Kingdom, 4University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 5University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Dragster drag and drop activities: pedagogical issues and Web 2.0 type applications
Tony Lowe
Webducate, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  14.00
E-learning and me
Roger Rees, Ruth Catlow, Miles Metcalfe*
Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  All papers in theme  -  9.00
E-learning guidelines: global guidelines for a local context
John Milne*, Niam Hegarty
Massey University, New Zealand
Thursday 11 September:  Institutional trends  -  9.00
Embedding employability skill development within a technical framework: promoting and enabling a blended approach to employability-related service delivery that helps to bridge the pedagogical and technological divide
Peter Berrisford
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  International experience  -  9.00
Embedding learning design in the ESOL department at Barnet College
Simon Walker*1, Lorna Burns1
1The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, 2Barnet College, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  9.00
Enhancing learner experience of managed learning environments through a dramatic expansion of the user type and the integration of social networking technologies
Ian Glover, Andrew Oliver*
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Online communities  -  10.40
E-portfolio thinking in teacher training: a small-scale study in K-12 in Turkey
Ayse Kok
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  International experience  -  16.00
e-Portfolios in the disciplines
Rob Ward*2, Cheri Logan3, Alan Maddocks4, Jacquie Kelly1
1JISC infoNet, United Kingdom, 2Centre for Recording Achievement, United Kingdom, 3Design and Media Subject Centre, United Kingdom, 4Engineering Subject Centre, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  e-Portfolios in the disciplines  -  15.45
Essay exams on computer: fair or unfair?
Nora Mogey*, Jessie Paterson, Mike Purcell, John Burk
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  11.00
eStudy guides: so did the new blended approach to Life Sciences delivery at Peninsula Medical School reduce staff stress levels?
Sally Holden*, Kerry Gilbert, Jim McGarrick, Paul Russell
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Staff development  -  9.00
Exploration of the student experience of e-learning: beginning to bridge the learning divide
Lynne Jump*, Malcolm Ryan, Rita Headington, Mandy Atkinson
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Exploring student experiences of e-learning  -  9.00
Exploring the extension of learning technology systems for accessibility
Christopher Douce*, Martyn Cooper, Wendy Porch, Juliette White, Andy Heath
The Open University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Increasing access  -  16.00
Exploring the use of e-learning technologies in industry training: a New Zealand experience
John Clayton
Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Facilitating transitions from dependent to independent learning
Richard Walker*, Rosemary Papworth, Wayne Britcliffe
University of York, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Learner empowerment  -  14.00
Finding our digital voices
Geraldine Jones*, Christina Maslen, Candy McCabe, Andrea Taylor
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Fitting the skills development of learners to the diverse possibilities offered by e-learning: a framework for staff development and engagement
Siobhan Devlin*, Linda White, Caron Green, John Wraith, Elizabeth Gandy
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Fitting the skills development of learners to ...  -  14.00
Flexibility and access: implications of blended learning for higher education
Joseph Mintz
London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Flexibility and access / disabilities  -  15.45
For the learner by the learner? A study of the divisive and inclusive effects of an international online peer support network through Facebook
Kate Reader*1, Michael Cameron2
1University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2Durham University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing equality and inclusion  -  15.45
Forcing feedback to the frontline with Open Comment: an open source formative assessment tool
Denise Whitelock*1, Stuart Watt2
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2The Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Open source / open content / participatory design  -  16.00
Formative Audio Feedback: is FAF a faff?
Robin Johnson*, Anna Buehring, Rosane Pagano
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  11.00
From online to on-campus: using online technologies as a first step in the development of a face-to-face learning community
Jo Axe
Royal Roads University, Canada
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  11.00
From swords to hairstyles: bridging the divide between massively multiplayer game design and Second Life
David White
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Learner empowerment  -  14.00
Game-based tools for the self-modelling of learner inner-state: the case of InnerState
Peter Lager*, Mark Johnson
University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Games  -  11.30
Gender differences in Internet self-efficacy: the digital divide continues
Peter Eachus*, Simon Cassidy
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities / Gender  -  11.30
Get your free e-learning here: building an e-learning object by exploiting open source applications
Anne Dickinson
Coventry University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Getting published in ALT-J
Frances Bell1, Rhona Sharpe*2
1University of Salford, United Kingdom, 2Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Getting published in ALT-J  -  10.40
Getting started with podcasting: a demonstration
Liz Bennett*, Cheryl Reynolds
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Podcasting demos  -  10.40
Getting through to employers: an open services model
Tom Holland*, Paul Wren
MyKnowledgeMap, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Giving voice to learners: using private blogs to develop self-reflection
Alison Hramiak*1, Helen Boulton2, Brian Irwin1
1Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, 2Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  15.45
Globalised learning: are institutions facing an educational tsunami?
Tony Toole1
1University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, 2Swansea Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Institutional trends  -  9.00
GRiID: Gcu research in Internet 3D
Kathryn R. Trinder*, Ferdinand Francino, Allison Littlejohn
Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Hakodate 2017: using futures scenarios for community and communication
Michael Vallance
Future University, Japan
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  11.00
Hear my voice: disabled e-learners' narratives of exclusion and inclusion
Jane Seale*, E.A Draffan, Mike Wald
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Disabilities / community access  -  9.00
Hood 2.0: it’s a Web 2.0 world out there
James Clay
Gloucestershire College, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Hood 2.0: it’s a Web 2.0 world ...  -  11.30
How language and literacy may influence participation within an online community of adult learners enrolled in a higher education establishment
Martin Belgrove
University of East London, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Building participation  -  15.45
How the web continues to fail people with disabilities
David Kreps
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Flexibility and access / disabilities  -  15.45
ICT skills and e-learning
Richard Elliott*1, Peter Looms2
1Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand, 2IT University, Denmark
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
If you build it will they come? A model for sustainable online community networks for practitioners
Helen Whitehead*, Liz Cable
Reach Further Ltd., United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Online communities  -  10.40
Immersive staff development
Mark de Groot*2, Christina Mainka1, Gill Harrison2
1Napier University, United Kingdom, 2Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  9.00
Information Literacy: Using LolliPop to empower digital citizens and inter-dependent learners
Ronan O'Beirne*1, Debbi Boden2
1Bradford College, United Kingdom, 2University of Worcester, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  16.00
Instead of merely tweaking content, try a 21st century makeover which shifts the emphasis from the tutor to learners
Martina A. Doolan*1, Chris Turnock1
1University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Instead of merely tweaking …  -  14.00
Investigating the digital divide for higher education distance learners in prison
Anne Pike
The Open University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Beyond the institution  -  9.00
Invitational interfaces: fostering Communities of Practice in a New Zealand tertiary institute
Adam McMillan
Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Is 'connectivity' connecting? Engaging with those who do not appear to want to be engaged: common experiences of disadvantaged groups in Yorkshire and the Humber as they are connected to e-learning and technology
Roy Smith
Digital 2010, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Reducing barriers  -  14.00
Is there still a gendered digital divide? Nattering on the net revisited
Clem Herman*1, Helen Donelan1, Gill Kirkup1, Els Rommes3, Frances Bell2, Gwyneth Hughes4
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2University of Salford, United Kingdom, 3Radboud University, Netherlands, 4Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Is there still a gendered digital divide?  -  14.00
'Isn’t it nice to have a lovely online space to engage in learning?'
Neil Currant*1, Gary Bonsall2
1University of Bradford, United Kingdom, 2DB Learning, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Demos  -  9.00
ISPPS: Identity Supporting Personalised Progression Spaces (iCaboodle)
David Sowden*, Andrew Chandler
University of Hull, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Learner modelling, creativity and social action: building online self-confidence on the SPLICE project
Graham Hall*, Miranda Edwards
Coleg Harlech WEA(N), United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities  -  11.30
Learner-centred social support: enhancing Online Distance Education for underserved rural high school students in the United States
Julie Keane*, Claire de la Varre, Matthew Irvin, Wallace Hannum
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Wednesday 10 September:  Wikis / distance learning  -  9.00
Learning about the digital divide
Frances Bell*1, Josie Fraser2, Frank Thissen3, Helen Keegan1, Cristina da Costa1
1University of Salford, United Kingdom, 2SocialTech, United Kingdom, 3Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany
Wednesday 10 September:  Learning about the digital divide  -  11.00
'Learning Opportunities': personalised, web-based information, advice and guidance
Liz Thackray
Sussex Learning Network, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Learning to text and texting to learn: adopting and adapting to SMS
Geraldine Jones*, Gabriele Edwards, Alan Reid
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Lecture and event capture system implementation: Newcastle University and CETL4HealthNE
Philip Bradley, Carol Summerside*, John Moss, Dave Wolfendale, Az Mohammed, Janet Wheeler, Mark Agar, David Teasdale, Lesley Scott, Ashley Wright
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Lifelong competence development: a European network approach
Christopher Kew
University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Longitudinal survey of technology enhanced learning in UK higher education
Tom Browne1, Martin Jenkins2, Richard Walker*3
1University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 2University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 3University of York, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  UK surveys / LT divisive tensions & George Siemens  -  9.00
Managing lifelong competence development: the TENCompetence system
Christopher Kew
University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Managing lifelong competence development  -  9.00
Mapping the digital divide in Britain: implications for education policy and practice
Rebecca Eynon
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  UK profile / family  -  10.40
Maritime lessons for the digital age
Paul Breen
Greenwich University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  International experience  -  16.00
Maximising the potential of e-learning technologies in designing 'fit for purpose' student learning environments
Richard Elliott
Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Medical students’ EMP learning through interactive mobile services
Jafar Asgari Arani
Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Thursday 11 September:  All papers in theme  -  9.00
Meet or manage: the role of learner expectations in strategic development
Helen Lyons*, Liz Aspden
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Student voice, expectations and ownership  -  10.40
Mind the gap...understanding the space between the institution and the learner
Helen Beetham*1, Eta DeCicco2, Sarah Knight1, Ellen Lessner4, Rhona Sharpe3, Ros Smith1
1JISC, United Kingdom, 2NIACE, United Kingdom, 3Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, 4Abingdon and Witney College, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  The space between the institution & the learner  -  11.00
Mission, purpose and intent: necessary foundations for effective course design
Roger Dence*, Alejandro Armellini
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Mobile enabled disabled students
Christine Dearnley, Stuart Walker*, Jak Radice, John Fairhall
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Increasing access  -  16.00
Modernity, mobility and the digital divides
John Traxler
Learning Lab, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  All papers in theme  -  9.00
Multimedia wiki: a Web 2.0 approach to learning object content creation
Julian Tenney
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Demos  -  9.00
My Word, My Scholar: why leave your learning behind?
Richard Mobbs*, Roger Dence
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
New technologies: easy to use with help
Jordi Duran i Batidor
iwith.org, Spain
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Nothing about me, without me: the use of participatory research methods to give voice to disabled learners experiences of e-learning
Jane Seale*, Mike Wald, E.A Draffan
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Disabilities / community access  -  9.00
On-demand examinations: how technology enablers are improving learner empowerment and inclusion for global education
Paul Walker*, David Foster, Leslie Thomas
Drake Kryterion, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Increasing access  -  16.00
Online reflections: effective learning revisited
Eric Bel*, Myriam Mallet, Eileen Webb
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Online testing of higher order skills
Jessie Paterson*, Nora Mogey
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Open Educational Resources as a vehicle for staff development
Robin Mason*1, Frank Rennie2
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2Lews Castle College, UHI, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Opening access to all, opening up the API
David Thompson
MyKnowledgeMap, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
OpenMoo: making resources accessible outside the VLE
Paolo Oprandi*, Carol Shergold
University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Participatory design in teacher education: digital libraries and the flexible language acquisition project
Alannah Fitzgerald
Concordia University, Canada
Tuesday 9 September:  Open source / open content / participatory design  -  16.00
Pathfinder: a single, long and winding road or a multi-lane highway?
Barbara Newland*1, Phil Gravestock2, Tim Denning3, David Benzie4
1Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, 2University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 3Keele University, United Kingdom, 4University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Pathfinder: a single, long winding road or ...  -  9.00
Pedagogy or technology: enabling collaborative e-learning development for non-technical educators
Matthew Nilan
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Pedagogy or technology: shifting perceptions of learning in immersive virtual worlds
Maggi Savin-Baden*1, Terry Poulton2, Emily Conradi2
1Coventry University, United Kingdom, 2St George's University of London, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  User informed design  -  10.40
Personalised without prejudice: innovative CPD using web conferencing tools and a multi-layered approach to learning
Matthew James*, Kathleen Seddon
National College for School Leadership, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Digital literacy, online behaviour  -  11.30
Pimp your PDP: how SaPRA can engage your students in the process
Becka Currant*, Ruth Whitfield
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Pimp your PDP: how SaPRA can engage your students in the process
Becka Currant*, Ruth Whitfield
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  15.45
POCKET: Project on Open Content for Knowledge Exposition and Teaching
Sarah Malone*1, Dave O'Hare1, Patrick McAndrew2, Tina Wilson2
1University of Derby, United Kingdom, 2The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Podcasting: a digital divide in action?
Naomi Head, Jason Ralph, Simon Lightfoot*, Mark Reed, John Sandars
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Putting plagiarism prevention before detection
Eileen Webb*, Emma Bradburn
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Pyjama learning: learners' transitions
Gemma Towle*, Rob Howe
The University of Northampton, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Digital literacy, online behaviour  -  11.30
Reflections on the introduction of read/ write web platforms to support work based learners and the implications for WBL teaching methods
Anthony Basiel1, Paul Coyne*2
1Middlesex University, United Kingdom, 2Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  14.00
Reflective practice and blogs: developing a new model for assessment
Rosanne Birney*, Mícheál Ó hÉigeartaigh
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  9.00
Repurposing resources as open content: studying the experiences of new providers
Patrick McAndrew*1, Tina Wilson1, Dave O'Hare2, Sarah Malone2
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2University of Derby, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing equality and inclusion  -  15.45
Rethinking management strategies for the online learning environment
Janet Buchan
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Thursday 11 September:  Institutional trends  -  9.00
Ring-fencing 'e-moderation': a suggested framework for understanding moderation of online asynchronous discussions
Panos Vlachopoulos
Napier University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
‘Scene I.T.’: Crime Scene Investigation at the University of Teesside
Tim James*, Debra Tinney
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Schome: building a community of learners
Anna Peachey
Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Security vulnerabilities in VLEs: protection against identity theft versus innovative education
Andrew Booth*2, Jon Maber1
1Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, 2The University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  9.00
Seeing what’s invisible: exploring the further potential of the contributing student approach
Cath Ellis*, Sue Folley
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing contribution  -  11.00
Sharing the benefits of Leicester University's Pathfinder project across HEIs: the CHEETAH project
Alejandro Armellini*, Olaojo Aiyegbayo
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
SMS based collaborative learning
Paul Brett
University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Mobile  -  10.40
Social capital: re-framing the digital divide
Julie Keane
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Social learning by adults: stepping over the digital divide
Esther Barrett*, Paul Richardson
JISC Regional Support Centre, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Sounded good, but was it? A review of the ‘Sounds Good’ project
Bob Rotheram*, Simon Thomson
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Digital media / PDP  -  11.00
Sounding Boards: asynchronous audio for learning
Elisabeth Yaneske
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Spanning the boundaries
Judith Good2, Liz Thackray*1
1Sussex Learning Network, United Kingdom, 2University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Strategies for adopting an evidence-based approach to embedding e-learning
Phil Alberts*1, Patrick Carmichael2, Helen George3, Maria Christiana Papaefthimiou4, Grainne Conole5, Natalie Parnis1, Anu Sharma1, Julia Stephenson1, James Fraser1, Linda Murray1, Catherine Howell2, Julia Rafal2, Matthew Riddle2, Rod Rivers2, Fran Tracy2, Sarah Bell3, Ruth Brown3, Russell Kenny3, Ryan Bird4, Clare McCullagh4
1Brunel University, United Kingdom, 2Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 3London South Bank University, United Kingdom, 4University of Reading, United Kingdom, 5The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Strategies for adopting an evidence-based appoach ...  -  15.45
Strategies to encourage local ownership of online collaboration technologies in West Africa
Caitlin Bentley
Canadian Crossroads International, Canada
Thursday 11 September:  Student voice, expectations and ownership  -  10.40
Student Experience of E-Learning (SEEL)
Yana Tainsh, Rita Headington*
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Student voice, expectations and ownership  -  10.40
‘Student’s and Tutor’s Reflections and Insight’s into the Dissertation Experience’ (STRIDE)
Joanna Teague
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Student’s and Tutor’s Reflections and Insights into the Dissertation Experience (STRIDE)
Joanna Teague
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  15.45
Students make a plan: understanding student agency in constraining conditions
Laura Czerniewicz*, Kevin Williams, Cheryl Brown
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Wednesday 10 September:  Student agency / empowerment  -  11.00
Summative assessment to formative feedback using e-tivities
Olaojo Aiyegbayo*, Alejandro Armellini
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Supporting online collaboration: implications of teacher and student concerns for instructional design
Debbie Witney*, Teresa Smallbone
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Supporting online collaboration  -  15.45
Supporting the development of Communities of Practice: informal versus formal communities
Muireann O'Keeffe*1, Lisa O'Regan2, Diane Cashman3
1Dublin City University, Ireland, 2NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 3University College Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities / Gender  -  11.30
Supporting work-based learners beyond the institution
Mark Stiles*, Fleur Corfield
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Beyond the institution  -  9.00
Taecanet Knowledge Network: raising standards through collaboration
Ian Nairn
Taecanet, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Demos  -  16.00
Tangible benefits of e-learning: does investment yield interest?
Jacquie Kelly*1, Cary MacMahon3, Megan Quentin-Baxter2, Steve Probert4
1JISC infoNet, United Kingdom, 2MEDEV Academy Subject Centre, United Kingdom, 3History, Classics and Archaeology Academy Subject Centre, United Kingdom, 4Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Tangible benefits of e-learning: does …  -  14.00
Teaching with wikis: addressing the digital divide
Gayani Samarawickrema1, Robyn Benson*2, Charlotte Brack2
1Deakin University, Australia, 2Monash University, Australia
Wednesday 10 September:  Wikis / distance learning  -  9.00
Testing the possibilities of e-inclusion in a divided society and education system: the experiences of four projects in South Yorkshire
David Kay*, Kevin Donovan, Seb Schmoller
Sero Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Reducing barriers  -  14.00
The AWESOME dissertation
M Highton*, V Dimitrova, A Walker
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
The Bridge Support Framework for Online Learning Environments: towards managing the digital divide
Janet Buchan*, Michael Swann
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
The CAMEL moot: collaborating across digital divides
Jill Jameson1, Seb Schmoller*2, Gill Ferrell3, Terry Mayes4, David Kay5, Cathy Ellis6, Sally Anne Saull6
1The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, 2ALT, United Kingdom, 3JISC infoNet, United Kingdom, 4Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom, 5Sero Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom, 6BECTA, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  CAMEL moot: collab. across the digital divide  -  15.45
The digital divide: is it the hyphen?
Judith Kuit*, Alan Fell
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Staff development  -  9.00
The digital divide: is it the subject, the team or the individual?
Judith Kuit*, Jean Barnett
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Staff development  -  9.00
The educational value of student-generated podcasts
Ming Nie*, Annette Cashmore, Chris Cane
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Student agency / empowerment  -  11.00
The great history conundrum: an alternative reality for research skills teaching
Alexander Moseley
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
The importance of the purpose of interaction in asynchronous online discussions
Panos Vlachopoulos
Napier University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities  -  11.30
The Internal/ external divide: supporting the development of external distance learning tutors
Lindsay Jordan*, Erica Power, Polly Clark, Roger Gardner
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
The Intute Repository Search Project: an iterative approach to developing a national search service to support scholarly communication, teaching and learning
Linda Kerr*1, Sophia Jones1
1Intute, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 2SHERPA, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Global and global reach  -  16.00
The mobility of learning: using mobile learning to rethink the digital divide
James Clay*, Alan Graham
Gloucestershire College, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  The mobility of learning ...  -  16.00
The MSc Blended and Online Education programme: learner-centred, work-based, flexible and always on
Christina Mainka*, Keith Smyth
Napier University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
The Rocks From Space 'Space Safari': an example of an integrated online tool for formal and informal science education
Victoria Pearson*1, Val Brooks2
1PSSRI, The Open University, United Kingdom, 2Stockton City Learning Centre, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  9.00
The seven year itch: working on the relationship between Peninsula Medical School and their MLE
Natasha Harden*, Sally Holden, Karen Mattick
Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing contribution  -  11.00
The Sheffield Family e-Learning Project. What effect did it have on the digital divide? Did the provision of access to technology enable those in disadvantaged circumstances to become part of the digital society?
Vivienne Drake
Sheffield City Council, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  UK profile / family  -  10.40
The use of Web 2.0 technologies for developing a Community of Practice for distributed tutors
Gillian Armitt*, Roland Ukor
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Demos  -  10.40
The value of synchronous multi-media communication systems to remote learners
Sandra Fitton-Wilde*, Adam Bailey
University of Derby, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Digital media / PDP  -  11.00
Turning educational content into open content
Patrick McAndrew*1, Tina Wilson1, Dave O'Hare2, Sarah Malone2
1The Open University, United Kingdom, 2University of Derby, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Turning educational content into open content  -  9.00
Typing without a keyboard: breaking down barriers to learning by partnering Dragon Naturally Speaking with Moodle
Jo Axe
Royal Roads University, Canada
Thursday 11 September:  Demos  -  10.40
Understanding skills: individual and institutional perspectives
John Davies*, Carol Shergold, Judith Good
University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Reflection  -  9.00
Understanding the diversity of technology use and preference within the ‘Net Generation’
Sue Bennett*1, Gregor Kennedy2, Terry Judd2, Karl Maton3, Barney Dalgarno4, Andrea Bishop4, Kathleen Gray2, Jenny Waycott2, Kerrie-Lee Krause5, Rosemary Chang2, Anna Churchwood2
1University of Wollongong, Australia, 2University of Melbourne, Australia, 3University of Sydney, Australia, 4Charles Sturt University, Australia, 5Griffith University, Australia
Thursday 11 September:  Beyond the institution  -  9.00
Use of MathTran in a third level physics electronic forum
Jonathan Fine
The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  9.00
Using an e-learning knowledgebase to bridge the knowledge gap in e-learning development
Tim Cappelli*, Alisdair Smithies
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Demos  -  9.00
Using podcasts to enhance flexible teaching and learning
Jakki Sheridan-Ross*, Andrea Gorra
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Podcasting demos  -  10.40
Using wikis in group work to facilitate the production of student e-resources
Kathryn Cheshir*, Barbara Newland, Kate Welham
Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing contribution  -  11.00
Values and identity in community IT centres
George Roberts
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Disabilities / community access  -  9.00
Version Identification Framework (VIF): how digital repositories can improve access to versions of research
David Puplett
VIF, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Various topics  -  9.00
Virtual Forum Theater: collaborative playmaking to explore unjust situations
Alice Cavallo*, Alva Couch
Tufts University, United States
Wednesday 10 September:  Building participation  -  15.45
Vodbox: an inexpensive device to capture all projected output and deliver it as a vodcast.
Sion-Wyn Morris*, Terese Bird, Jesse Martin
Bangor University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
‘We are the Web’: Communities of Practice and embedding digital fluency
Melissa Phillips*, Nichola Hayes
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities  -  11.30
Web 2.0: the digital divide between Net Generation learners, institution and practice
Martina A. Doolan*1, Will Stewart1, Peter Hartley1, Mary Simpson1
1University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Web 2.0: the digital divide between …  -  16.00
Web conferencing: bridging or extending the digital divide?
Juanita Foster-Jones
The Open University, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Communities  -  11.30
What can we learn from a WoLF? Mobile learning lessons from a HE in FE project
Samuel Nikoi*, Palitha Edirisingha
University of Leicester - BDRA, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Mobile  -  10.40
What shall we do with Web 2.0? Does a digital divide between the intention of creators and the practice of users, promote creativity in learning and teaching?
Cate Thomas
Kingston University, United Kingdom
Thursday 11 September:  Staff development  -  9.00
Why don’t more students use speech recognition technology?
Stuart Walker*, Peter Hartley, Chris Alder
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30
Widening participation: addressing the social divide
Haydn Blackey
University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Increasing equality and inclusion  -  15.45
Wiki activities: five steps forward
Steve Wheeler*, Dawn Wheeler
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Tuesday 9 September:  Various topics  -  14.00
Wikis supporting authentic, collaborative activities: lessons in usability
Pete Thomas, David King*, Shailey Minocha, Josie Taylor
The Open University, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Wikis / distance learning  -  9.00
Work-based e-learning: a systematic review of student experience of e-learning techniques
Christopher Carroll*, Andrew Booth, Diana Papaioannou, Anthea Sutton, Ruth Wong
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 September:  Posters  -  12.30