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Welcome to the ALDinHE blog aimed at all those working in the field of learning development. If you would like to write a blog, please email admin@aldinhe.ac.uk

#Take5 #103 Supporting compassion in students: reflections on using a charity as a case study assessment

Published: 02/05/2024 - Reading Time: 10 min

Categories: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion | Inclusivity and Differentiation | Take5 |

This #Take5 is brought to you from Nilay Balkan, a lecturer in Marketing at the University of Glasgow. Nilay shares her powerful insights derived from using Charity Case Studies with Business students. This is a powerful and moving piece in itself – and it also reveals the benefit of keeping a reflective diary when we work – to see what emerges from our practice. Compassion front and centre I’ve noticed there are certain attributes and skills that we are particularly interested in within business schools; communication, collaboration, creativity, for example. While undoubtedly important, these are rather project focused in that […]

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Things to do this month with ALDinHE – May 2024

Published: 01/05/2024 - Reading Time: 7 min

Categories: Things to do this month | ALDinHE communications | CPD |

ALDinHE CPD Framework Dr Matt Crofts, Sam Thomas and Kate Coulson are leading a CPD project for ALDinHE to ensure that members have access to high quality CPD resources, events and opportunities to develop the community’s expertise. Please review the proposed ALDinHE CPD framework and provide feedback by Friday 24 May 2024. #Take5 #102 Developing and creating a professional development framework for Learning Developers #Take5 #102 blog is brought to you by Dr Matt Crofts and Kate Coulson. As Learning Developers with a passion for learning and teaching, they are leading a CPD project for ALDinHE to ensure that members […]

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Calls for reviewers – JLDHE New Issue

Published: 26/04/2024 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: ALDinHE communications | JLDHE |

Dear colleagues, We are seeking offers to undertake a blind peer-review of the following submissions to the JLDHE (Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education). If you would like to undertake a review of any of these articles, please email the designated contact editor(s) below (not the whole list), including a brief description of your interest in the topic, your relevant qualifications, expertise and/or experience in relation to the submission (100-200 words max). This might include your knowledge of the subject and/or your experience acting as a peer reviewer for academic papers or as an author or researcher in the field. Please also join […]

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The Learning Development Project podcast: Episode #22 with Georgia Koromila and Ed Powell

Published: 19/04/2024 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: The LD Project Podcast |

Decolonising the curriculum is more than diversifying the authors on a reading list. It’s about the nature of knowledge, and questioning where that knowledge comes from and why, so that we can better understand the history of the paradigms within which we work and live. As such, responsibility for it lies beyond the subject, extending into third space and Learning Development. But it needn’t be daunting. We can all reflexively consider our positioning and praxis, question our assumptions (without necessarily disagreeing with them – criticality can be positive as well as negative!), innovate, and invite reconsideration. In this way, decolonisation […]

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#Take5 #102  Developing and creating a professional development framework for Learning Developers

Published: 18/04/2024 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: CPD | Take5 |

By Dr Matt Crofts and Kate Coulson This #Take5 is brought to you from Dr Matt Crofts and Kate Coulson. As Learning Developers with a passion for learning and teaching, they are leading a CPD project for ALDinHE to ensure that members have access to high quality CPD resources, events and opportunities to develop the community’s expertise. Develop that! ALDinHE currently offers a professional recognition framework for Learning Developers to achieve either CeP (Certified Practitioner in Learning Development) or CeLP (Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development) status. However, ALDinHE does not currently offer formal opportunities for continuing professional development especially for […]

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Collective Diary 15 April 2024

Published: 15/04/2024 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: Collective Diary |

On the 15th of each month, we are inviting those working in the field of learning development to share their day. Write up what you have done on the 15th of the month (or your nearest working day to this date) (plus reflections) and share it with us via this short submission form. The entries will be shared here on the ALDinHE blog. In 2010-11 and 2014-15, the ALDinHE website was previously used for a collective online journal by members of the LD community. The collective journal re-launched on the 15 May 2023. You can read the journal entries for each month. The shared experiences […]

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The 2024 ICALLD Symposium – 23-24 April 2024

Published: 11/04/2024 - Reading Time: 3 min

Categories: ALDinHE communications | CPD | Events |

ICALLD is delighted to announce the 8th international Symposium over Time! Over two days, rolling around the clock, participants from the member associations will take turns in presenting some of their current work. The presentations are arranged to allow members of every association to listen to all presentations from other time zones without staying up through the night, so we hope members will welcome the opportunity to be inspired by colleagues across the globe. The papers align with one or more of the following themes: With the exception of 2 AALL talks, all sessions are delivered twice to be accessible […]

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Recruiting for Copyeditors at JLDHE

Published: 05/04/2024 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: JLDHE |

Dear Colleagues,  We would be pleased to receive applications for the role of copyeditor with the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. If you know someone who might be interested and suitable, please pass this message on.  JLDHE was established in 2009 and is published online https://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk. We are looking for two new copyeditors to support our operations and maintain high quality of our publications. The role involves proofreading and formatting draft manuscripts for the journal as well as compiling queries for authors to address when finalising their papers. The work is periodic during the year and is paid at an hourly rate (currently […]

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#ALDcon24 registration open!

Published: 04/04/2024 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: ALDinHE communications | CPD | Events |

Dear Colleagues,  It’s that time of year again… registration for #ALDcon24 is now open! The full conference programme and Keynote Speakers are available to view, along with our social programme.  Early bird registration closes on 26th April 2024 and registration closes on 24th May 2024. The fee waiver scheme for those whose institutions will not fund the cost of a conference place is now open on an application-only basis, and will close on 12th April 2024. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the ALDinHE administrator, Katharine Jewitt, at admin@aldinhe.ac.uk We are looking forward to seeing many of you online and in Glasgow this June! For conference updates, networking, making arrangements for social […]

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Be a Guest Editor

Published: 03/04/2024 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: JLDHE |

Collaborative Conference Proceedings and Reflections by the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education We are putting together Collaborative Conference Proceedings and Reflections from ALDCon24 and we ask for your contributions to it in the form of critical reflections, observations, and conversations that emerged from the conference session you attended. This collective reflection intends to promote a dialogic approach to scholarly activity in LD and to further our view that a conference presentation, workshop or poster should not be the end of the conversation. You will be able to access the collaborative documents via the programme on the ALDinHE conference […]

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