In April 2003, The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) celebrated its tenth anniversary and this book has been produced in order to commemorate this landmark achievement. It represents a collaboration between key members of ALT and members of ALTs' sister organisations: SURF in Holland and ASCILITE in Australia.
The aims of the book are to use the topic of "institutional implementation" to present a review of the impact of learning technology on tertiary education over the past few years; and to highlight and discuss key changes and developments that are shaping present and future activities and consider the implications for individual enthusiasts who work in the field of learning technology. The book outlines the context in which individual enthusiasts have operated and institutional implementation has occurred over the last ten years.
Four key themes are highlighted throughout the book:
* the individual enthusiast and their role in institutional implementation;
* the institutional enthusiast and their role in local and global e-learning initiatives;
* finding the evidence to justify enthusiasm and underpin implementation;
* reinventing the individual enthusiast.
Contents Preface Gabriel Jacobs Chapter 1 Enthusiastic Implementation: Setting the Scene for Evolution and Revolution Jane Seale Chapter 2 Reconsidering Content: Technology, Learning and Learning Technology Gayle Calverley Chapter 3 Learning Objects, Pedagogy and Reuse Tom Boyle & John Cook Chapter 4 Experiences of National Projects in Embedding Learning Technology into Institutional Practices in Higher Education Jacqueline Dempster & Frances Deepwell Chapter 5 Embedding Learning Technologies into Institutional Practices: A Further Education Perspective Joe Wilson Chapter 6 From Pioneers to Partners: The Changing Voices of Staff Developers Allison Littlejohn & Susi Peacock Chapter 7 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education: A Dutch Perspective Wim de Boer, Petra Boezerooy & Petra Fisser Chapter 8 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education: An Australian Perspective Ron Oliver, John O'Donoghue & Barry Harper Chapter 9 Facing the World Challenge: Risk, Resistance and Collaboration Gabriel Jacobs Chapter 10 Understanding Enthusiasm and Implementation: E-Learning Research Questions and Methodological Issues Grainne Conole Chapter 11 Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: an Overview, Some Conclusions and an Agenda Martin Oliver Contributors Index