E-assessment Scotland 2011

Hello I attended the E-Assessment Scotland 2011 last friday at the University of Dundee. I found it a very thought-provoking conference about the nature of assessment itself and what it does mean to be “assessed” in the Digital Age.

Here is the link to the key speakers’ presentations and workshops:


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For those of you who, like me, couldn’t attend any conference out of Scotland this year, this is our opportunity:

If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happening in your field (and an idea about what will be happening soon) then the Software Sustainability Institute want to hear from you. The institute will pay researchers from any discipline up to £3000 a year to attend conferences and report on the latest developments in their field.

Interested? Visit www.software.ac.uk/agents to find out how to apply.

Closing date: 8 August 2011

The Software Sustainability Institute is funded by the research councils to help researchers use and develop software for their research. To better understand the fields that most need our help, the institute are setting up a network of Agents. Working as an Agent, you will receive travelling expenses in return for a short report about the conference you attended, the people you met and your views on the topics that look most promising in the future.

The benefits:

* Up to £3000 a year to attend the conferences and events that you want to attend
* Your advocacy will ensure that your field benefits from the best support for software development
* Add world-leading researchers to your professional network
* Free attendance at training events for new tools and technologies
* If you develop code, improve your knowledge of effective techniques for developing sustainable software
* A great addition to your CV

You don’t have to be a professor or a Principal Investiga

End of term: Social Gathering in Edinburgh?

Por fin acab’o!!!

I think that all of us finish this term course on sunday (at least the IDEL11 students).
I don’t know how many of you are based in Scotland but I wonder if we could have an end-of-term social gathering in Edinburgh.
It would be nice if our tutors could also attend and we could talk each other face-to-face (Dreyfuss 2003 🙂

I was thinking of a nice caf’e or so around the main campus in George Square. For me, the best days are Thursday or Friday evening, after 6:00 p.m.

Let me know what you thin about the gathering.
I have created a Doodle so that we can decide the most convenient date for all of us:


Mari Cruz Garc’ia.

Lecturer in elearning

A very interesting job related to the master:

University of Edinburgh
Institute for Education, Community and Society: Lecturer in E-Learning

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in E-Learning. You will have academic experience at post-doctoral level including established contributions to teaching and research, preferably underpinned by professional contributions to policy and/or practice.

You will enhance the existing team by developing research-led teaching, undertaking research in an area related to e-learning and supervising research students. You will make a significant contribution to the research profile of the group by securing research grants and by publishing and disseminating high quality research outputs commensurate with the Schools Education entry to the 2014 REF.

Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (FLISoL)

The biggest free software festival in Latinoamerica (FLISOL) will take place on the 9th of April

It aim is to promote the use of free software, explaining its philosophy, latest developments and support available.

For those ones who speak Spanish, there willl be an online streaming version. I will be presenting Sloodle at the Festival.
See more information at: http://flisol.info/ and for the virtual sessions: http://flisol.info/FLISOL2011/flisolvirtual