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Just a few days before the 27th Annual Distance Education Conference in Madison-Wisconsin kicks off and final preparations for the workshop are underway. The conference tweet tag is #dtl2011 and we plan also to use #DialeUS for our session. We expecting at least 17-20 people which will make a very effective focus group to develop the work Kevin Burden and I have done over the last 5 years. We are very excited to be reconsidering the well-tried framework developed for video in a broader digital context with a focus on distance education. We always believed the model was adaptable to context and this is our opportunity to explore that notion with experienced and expert colleagues. Simon Atkinson (from Cambridge, MA!)

The programme has been releasded for the 27th Annual Distance Learning and Teaching Conference at Madison-Wisconsin this August. It looks like a really fascinating programme and I'm very excited to be part of it.

I'll be running a workshop with Kevin Burden on the DiAL-e and details will follow on that (www.dial-e.net) but on the SOLE model front I'm delighted to say that I have two sessions at Madison.

The Videoshare session, which I'll post here immediately afterwards, is V1 on Wednesday 3rd at 4:30.

conference programme screencapture
VideoShare Session

there is also a 45 minute Information Session (which will be a fairly interactive workshop) on Thursday 4th from 2:15-3:00 and is designated I-22

Second programme extract
Second programme extract

It's a great looking programme, I'll just have to remember to turn up to my own session! There doesn't appear to be a conference hashtag# but Kevin and I will be using #dialeUS for our workshop and I intend using #SOLE2011 for my sessions.

Great news yesterday from the 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 3-5 2011 as they issued a workshop invitation to Kevin Burden and myself to present the DiAL-e Framework.

We are really delighted to have this news and keen to explore with a US audience some of the resources outside the original JISC digitization projects which initiated our framework approach. This project started in 2006 as a very small 'assisted take-up' activity for JISC but has maintained a consistent level of interest, development and support.

We are also keen to develop with our US colleagues, at this specific gathering with the focus on distance education,  the 'spaces' dimension of the framework and look at how access to digital artefacts via laptops, tablets and handheld devices affects the pedagogical affordances presumed of them. We'll be tweeting at #dialeUS as we plan and prepare for the conference. We hope some of you will join us.

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