Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 6 October 2006   Monday, October 30, 2006

ISSN 1748-3603

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ALT-C 2006: summaries of conference themes
Blogs, buddies, wikis and wine: reviews of ALT-C 2006
Case studies
Interactive game-based learning
Rapid development of media-rich, interactive e-learning
Project updates
Federated access management
Conference reviews
EuroCALL goes virtual: from Granada to Cyberspace
ALT news
Director's report
Executive Secretary's report
News from the Netherlands
Publications from the SURF e-learning website
JISC Updates
Game On for learning
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April 27, 2006
Issue 3, January 2006
January 30, 2006
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October 24, 2005
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News from Rhonda Riachi

ALT-C 2006: biggest and best yet!
Having closed registration early, we still welcomed 650 to Edinburgh – our biggest conference to date. Many thanks to the ALT staff, the ALT-C 2006 helpers, staff at Heriot-Watt University, the programme committee, session chairs, our sponsors and exhibitors, and all the members and presenters who made it an inspiring and enjoyable event. The keynote and theme speakers’ presentation slides can be found at

Audio files of the keynote and theme speakers will also be added shortly. Other presentation files are being uploaded to the web site by authors, and you can search for these at

ALT-C 2007 keynotes announced
We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speakers will be: Dr Michelle Selinger, Education Strategist, Cisco Systems; Dr Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google; Professor Dylan Wiliam, Institute of Education; with a welcome keynote from Professor Sir Colin Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. Go to

The deadlines for ALT-C 2007 are similar to this year:
• research papers close 14 February 2007
• all other streams close 28 February 2007
• registration for presenters closes 29 June 2007
• registrations close 10 August 2007

CAMEL report published
Find out how the CAMEL exchange project went by ordering your copy of the report and CD-ROM from JISCinfoNet at
ALT is a partner in the next CAMEL project, CAMEL eLIDA, concerning tools and systems to support design for learning, which is being run by the University of Greenwich:  

ALT at Online Educa Berlin
Last chance to book your flyers for display on the ALT exhibition stand at Online Educa! Contact Teresa Prochazka, Project Manager, for more details:

EASA to close December 2006
The European Academic Software Awards are no more (go to, but a successor is planned. An announcement is expected at Online Educa Berlin (we’ll keep you posted).

AGM news
Congratulations to Cathy Ellis (Centre for Excellence in Leadership), who was elected unopposed to the Vice-Chair of ALT at the Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh. Linda Creanor (Glasgow Caledonian University) is now Chair of ALT and Jane Seale (University of Southampton) is President for 2006-2007. Also joining the Committee are Liz Bennett (Huddersfield University) and Gayle Calverley (Manchester University). We gave our thanks to retiring President, John Cook, and also to Jay Dempster and Barbara Newland, who retired from the committee in September. Following the AGM, the Central Executive Committee made these appointments to committee chairs:
• FE Committee: Cathy Ellis
• Membership Services: John Phelps
• Publications: Paul Bacsich
• Research: Robin Mason

ALT-N Editor vacancy
Susi Peacock plans to stand down as Editor in 2007. We are grateful for all the hard work Susi has put in over the years first as Deputy, then as Editor of ALT-N. ALT advertised this vacancy on alt-announce in October. Contact me or Susi ( for more details.

Spring Conference 2007
The Spring Conference and Research Seminar will take place in Oxford 16 and 17 April 2007. Note this date now!

Rhonda Riachi

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