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External Networks

A list of communities, networks and associations, holding virtual and/or face-to-face events.

  • ALT-ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners from higher and further education who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning. ALT-ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector. @ELESIG
  • ALT (Association for Learning Technology)’s objective is "to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public”. Its regional community, ALTNWE SIG exists to provide a network for the exchange of ideas and practices in relation to current issues in educational technology with the aim of supporting the informed use of Learning Technologies in North West England. ALT has a vibrant mailing lists and the annual conference offers a great opportunity to disseminate your educational innovations.
  • MELSIG is a values-driven voluntary association of individuals working to promote innovative teaching and learning practice in UK post-compulsory education and beyond. @MELSIG
  • The R&D division of Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee, a membership organisation, providing digital solutions for UK education and research) identifies emerging technologies and develops them around particular sector needs – check out their site for current projects and see how you can get involved.
  • UCISA draws together and enhances the collective and individual expertise of the people leading and supporting digital transformation and services in educational institutions to the benefit of all members. UCISA is a member-led, open, impartial and representative association. It provides a national and international presence for the people responsible for digital transformation and who make information systems and services work. UCISA has a range of publications, resources and opportunities for awards – a useful association to bear in mind for your innovation projects.
  • SRHE (The Society for Research into Higher Education) is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. It holds events, a prestigious annual conference and has a digital university network, and also has awards and funding opportunities in case you wanted to explore these options.
  • #LTHEchat is ‘the weekly Learning and Teaching in HE chat created by the community for the community’ on every Wednesday 8-9pm on Twitter – more info and recent topic, please see the #LTHEchat

If you would like any other networks added in this section or ask more detail about how you may benefit from these, please email cie@liverpool.ac.uk.