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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#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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Things to do this month with ALDinHE – March 2024

Published: 01/03/2024 - Reading Time: 4 min

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

Empower, Engage, Enrich. Click the image below for ways to get involved in ALDinHE and ways to disseminate your research through the association. Free events this month – March 2024 13th March 2024 12.00 – 13.00 Ethical and inclusive approaches to student use of Artificial Intelligence with Dr Mary Davis, Academic Integrity Lead at Oxford Brookes University 13th March 2024 15.00 – 16.00: LD@3 Adapting collaborative reading techniques within the disciplines: developing practice with Jane Saville and colleagues, University of the West of England 13th March 2024 17.30 – 18.30: JLDHE reading club 14th March 2024 14.00 – 16.00: Professional recognition writing retreat Career […]

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Things to do this month with ALDinHE – February 2024

Published: 01/02/2024 - Reading Time: 4 min

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

Free events this month – February 2024 9th February 2024 12.00 – 13.00: Promote, prevent and prosecute: Tailoring academic integrity for distinct student psychological profiles with Guy Curtis, University of Western Australia. 27th February 2024 15.00 – 16.00: LD@3 Examining change: The future of Learning Development in Higher Education with Ed Bickle and Steph Allen University of Bournemouth. Join the new ALDinHE Community of Practice on reflection Read the Take 5 with Nikki Clarke, Birmingham City University.  Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) Call for Special Issues Liberating learning in higher education 500-word abstract due: 15th February 2024 Full submissions due: 14 June […]

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Collective Diary 15 December 2023

Published: 05/12/2023 - Reading Time: 3 min

Categories: Collective Diary | CPD

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 […]


What’s on this month in ALDinHE – December 2023

Published: 01/12/2023 - Reading Time: 3 min

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Submit a proposal for the ALDinHE 2024 Learning Development Conference. Visit the ALDcon24 website for more information. If you haven’t presented at the ALDinHE conference before, you can request a mentor to guide you through the submission process.  Deadline to request a mentor is today: 1st December 2023 at 5pm Deadline for submissions: 15th January 2024 at 5pm Share your experiences and thoughts for ALDinHE’s new training and development project for Learning Developers.  Complete the online survey Deadline for submissions is today: 1st December 2023 at 5pm Plan your calendar for 2024!  Upcoming online events (free) available to book now for 2024: 10th January 2024 17.30 […]

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Professional Recognition Writing Retreats (free and online)

Published: 24/11/2023 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: CeLP | CeP | CPD

The recognition scheme is open for applications all year round. Join us on an online writing retreat to progress your Certified Practitioner (CeP) and Certified Leading Practitioner (CeLP) award. The CeP and CeLP awards promote Learning Development as a profession in its own right. Successful applicants receive formal recognition of their specialist knowledge and practice. This demonstrates expertise to both current and prospective employers, and might also be useful when applying for HEA fellowship. Successful applicants are: There is currently no requirement to revalidate an award. However, ALDinHE reserves the right to introduce a revalidation scheme / tiered recognition categories […]


How to be a Learning Developer in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives, Community and Practice 

Published: 10/11/2023 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: CPD

We’re delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of How to be a Learning Developer in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives, Community and Practice at the end of November. So many talented people have been involved in bringing it to life, we can’t wait to see it in print! To whet your appetite, we’ve asked some of our fabulous authors to give you a taste of what you can expect from their chapters. Watch out for these over the next couple of weeks and let us know what you think – our hashtag on social media is #How2BeLDbook. First, find out what you can […]

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What’s on this month in ALDinHE – November 2023

Published: 01/11/2023 - Reading Time: 2 min

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

Join our Professional Recognition Writing Retreat 15th November 2023 1pm – 3pm (online) Book a free place.  Booking closes: 14th November at 5pm Make this the month you start on your CeP / CeLP application Applications for CeP and CeLP are open all year round.  Read more about professional accreditation on our website.  Reflect on your day.  Contribute to ALDinHE’s collective diary on the 15th of the month (or your nearest working day) Transition Skills for University  29th November 2023 10am – 12.30pm (online) Regional event hosted by Queen’s University Belfast Book a ticket: Free to members and £25 for non-members Booking closes: 22nd November at 5pm […]

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ALDinHE Project: Training and Development for Learning Developers

Published: 23/10/2023 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: CPD

Hello LDHEN, The ALDinHE Steering Group are launching a new project related to training and development for Learning Developers. To inform the direction and outcomes of the project we would really like to hear from all Learning Developers about their experiences of training and development and their future needs. We use the term “Learning Developers” to include all colleagues who work within the realm of learning development and are likely to have a myriad of job titles (you know who you are!) To this end, we have created an online survey where you can share your experiences and thoughts. The survey is […]

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