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ALTC 2014 Riding Giants

Learning Technologist of the Year #altc #LTaward

The 2014 ALTC conference is the first I’ve attended in person, it’s one of the conferences I’ve wanted to get to since I started in this career. It’s also the first year I’ve been part of the Learning Technologist of the Year award. I am proud and honoured to be recognised, through the ‘highly commended’ LTOTY award, for my work.

  • This is Part 14 in my series where I am posting on my thoughts about being a Learning Technologist. This, and the previous posts, have been collected together with context and commentary into my eBook ‘What is a Learning Technologist?’

Many thanks to the award committee, to ALT, to those I’ve worked with, and those who I’ve had contact / tweets / conversations with over the years. Just so you’re in no doubt, I haven’t finished yet, there’s more to come from me … !

As part of the timetable for the ALT conference I was asked to present a short session to delegates on the LTOTY award, in support of the award. For me it’s all about the main/core attitudes we, LTs, need to have: confidence, communications, creative, curious, adaptable, relaxed, agreeable, humble, and above all, just be ready to take on all work, at all levels, to the best or your ability and recognise when you need to learn something new!

Here are my slides:

David Hopkins: 2014 Learning Technologist Of The Year Award #ALTC

As part of the award I also wrote an article for the ALT Newsletter, again highlighting my work and the award – I used the space to talk about the attitudes, work ethics, professionalism, etc. of LTs. You can read my ALT Newsletter article here.

And, just to prove it really did happen, he’s the photographic proof, thank you ALT:

ALTC CONFERENCE

Cover image credit: freepik.com

The 10th Annual Edublog Awards Are Here! #eddies13

Nomination(s) for the 2013 Edublog Awards #eddies13

Nominations Open! The 10th Annual Edublog Awards Are Here!If it’s November, then it’s time for the annual EduBlog Awards. And this year it’s their 10th anniversary.

So, who or what has made a mark in 2013? Here’re my thoughts, why not write your own post and make your own nomination?

Follow the nominations and awards on Twitter #eddies13 hashtag and make your own nominations count.

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech

Top 10 Must Read eLearning BlogseLearning Industry have produced a list of ‘top 10′ must-read blogs for you – Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs – and yours truly has made it to the bottom of the highly respectable list along with friends Ryan Tracey, Jane Hart, Jane Bozarth, Cathy Moore, etc.

If you haven’t already checked out the list and the other entries, then please take a few moments now … !

  1. e-Learning Provocateur
    Provoking deeper Thinking, by Ryan Tracey, eLearning Manager. The e-Learning Provocateur is where Ryan shares his valuable 10+ corporate eLearning, as well as, higher education experience.
  2. The eLearning Coach
    Tips and reviews from success with online and mobile learning, by Connie Malamed, eLearning, information and visual designer. The eLearning Coach is where Connie shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help you design, develop and understand online learning.  Continue reading

Nominations Open – The 2012 Edublog Awards are here!

Nomination(s) for the 2012 Edublog Awards #eddies12

Nominations Open – The 2012 Edublog Awards are here!November can only mean one thing … EduBlog Awards (and you thought I was going to say “nearly Christmas”, right?). Nominations are open for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and here are mine:

There are many reasons for the choices above, and they are in no way a slight to everyone else in my network – you are all fabulous and bring so much to my day, individually and as a group, but I had to choose one of you in each category to reflect all your wonderful work.

OK folks, let’s see what & who you like this year … click here for the Edublog 2012 nomination hashtag: #eddies12 and make you own nominationnoon the following link: http://edublogawards.com/2012/11/13/nominations-open/

PS: if you feel generous and want to nominate me, how about the “Best EdTech Blog” or “Best Individual Blog”categories … please?

Top 25 Must Read Blogs About eLearning #edtech #eLearning

KZO’s Top 25 Must Read Blogs About eLearningCongratulations to all those who made the listed on the “KZO’s Top 25 Must Read Blogs About eLearning“. As the introduction to the list goes;

“The blogs listed here offer relevant and timely information for anyone interested in eLearning, whether you’re a content producer, a platform user, or someone trying to determine how eLearning technologies can help your business grow. Because eLearning practices are still evolving, it can often be difficult to find the best information on the topic“

Many thanks for my inclusion (at number 2 under the ‘Focused on Technology for Learning’ heading, if that’s anything to go by?), I am honoured to be in such esteemed company with the likes of the Upside Learning blog, Kirsten Winkler, Jane Hart, Angela Maiers, Cammy Bean, Stephen Downes, and the Rapid eLearning Blog, to name a few.

My musings here have been described as

“a blog which we’d recommend you do waste your time on! The posts can help you to understand how technology is changing the way we interact and educate our students.”

So, not too much pressure then to continue and do even better ‘stuff then’? Nah, should be good fun!

Top 20 most influential Tweeters in Learning Technology #edtech

Congratulations to all those successfully listed on the Now “Top 20 most influential Tweeters in Learning Technology“. As the introduction to the list goes;

“It’s the only chart in the business that actually asks real marketing people in learning technology to vote for the tweeters they really like to follow, so we don’t think we’re exaggerating too much when we say it’s pretty unique. “

Many thanks for my inclusion (at number 9, if that’s anything to go by?), I am honoured to be in such esteemed company with the likes of Steve Wheeler, Nancy Rubin, Simon Finch, Jay Cross, Tony Karrer, Shelly Terrell, Joyce Seitzinger, Alec Couros, etc.

So, not too much pressure then to continue and do even better ‘stuff then’? Nah, should be good fun!

Top 10 Education & Teaching Blogs

Congratulations to the other 9 entrants to the “Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs” alongside my blog Don’t Waste Your Time, at number 8.

  1. Clive on Learning
  2. OUseful.Info, the blog…
  3. Box of Tricks
  4. The Whiteboard Blog
  5. Ewan McIntosh’s edu.blogs.com
  6. dougbelshaw.com/blog
  7. TheUniversityBlog
  8. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time
  9. Teaching News
  10. Learn 4 Life

As of 1/12/11

Described as the “fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.”

It is also with pride that I share a place on the list of “Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs on Twitter” at number 8.

  1. @dannynic
  2. @dajbelshaw
  3. @psychemedia
  4. @ewanmcintosh
  5. @jamesclay
  6. @creativeedu
  7. @oliverquinlan
  8. @hopkinsdavid
  9. @josepicardo
  10. @mweller
As of 1/12/11

Edublog Awards 2011

Nomination(s) for the 2011 Edublog Awards #eddies11

We are here again, that lovely time of year when we get to say something nice about each other and help us get the recognition that money can’t buy (?).

Nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards are open, and here are mine.

OK folks, let’s see what & who you like this year … click here for the Edublog 2011 nomination hashtag: #eddies11 and make you own nominations here: http://edublogawards.com/nominations/

Postgraduate Certificate #bugraduation

Excellent, it’s official – yesterday I graduated from Bournemouth University with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice, with Merit. W’hoo! It was 8 months of hard work and well worth the effort, but I got there through the three Units and assignments.

Next up … CMALT, and who mentioned a PhD?

Top 20 most influential Tweeters in eLearning, Training and HR #eLearning

Congratulations to all those successfully listed on the Now Saturday “Top 20 most influential Tweeters in eLearning, Training and HR“. As the introduction to the list goes;

“Wouldn’t it be cool to compile a hot-list of influential tweeters operating exclusively in eLearning, training and HR? So we asked everyone we know in the webucation business (that’s quite a lot of people) to name their tweeter of choice.  Presented  … is what you get when you askover 500 marketers working in training, eLearning and HR to nominate just one tweeter worth following? “

Many thanks for my inclusion at number 12, I am honoured to be in such esteemed company!

So, not too much pressure then to continue and do even better ‘stuff then’? Nah, should be good fun!

Top 20 Twitter