Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 8 April 2007   Friday, April 20, 2007

ISSN 1748-3603

Cover Page
Feature article
BBC suspends free interactive learning service
Better networked learning
Case studies
A mass collaboration approach to e-learning
Project updates
Conference reviews
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) 2007
24 Hours to secure collaboration on interoperability
CAL07 Review
ALT news
Same role, new job title
Chief Executive's report
Director's report
Forthcoming events from ALT
News from the Netherlands
Publications from the SURF e-learning website
JISC Updates
New publications from the JISC
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Past Issues
Issue 7 January 2007
January 27, 2007
Issue 6 October 2006
October 30, 2006
Issue 5, July 2006
July 11, 2006
Issue 4 April 2006
April 27, 2006
Issue 3, January 2006
January 30, 2006

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Forthcoming events from ALT
by Rhonda Riachi


CMALT Workshops
9 May 2007, Higher Education Academy, York;
15 May 2007, Northampton University, Park Campus.

Edublogs 2.0: the educational uses of social software, blogs, RSS (Really Simple Syndication), wikis and social referencing systems
17 May 2007, The Learning Lab, Telford

Can mobile devices be used in pedagogically effective ways?
13 June 2007, The Graduate Centre, London Metropolitan University

Evaluating learning technology in context
25 June 2007, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

Views from the other side: listening to learner voices
26 June 2007, Glasgow Caledonian University

To book places on these workshops go to


ALT-C 2007: Beyond control
Learning technology for the social network generation
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK, 4-6 September

Keynote speakers

Professor Sir Colin Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
Dr Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
Dr Michelle Selinger, Education Strategist, Cisco Systems
Professor Dylan Wiliam, Deputy Director, Institute of Education, London

Theme leaders
Designing learning spaces: Tim Rudd, Becta, UK
Large-scale implementation: Dr Frank Rennie, UHI Millenium Institute, UK
Learning and internationalism: Prof Hans-Peter Baumeister, European School of Business, Germany
Learning technology for the social network generation: Marion Miller, RSC Yorks & Humberside, UK

Key dates
Presenters' registration deadline: 8 June 2007
Earlybird registration deadline: 29 June 2007
Registrations close: 10 August 2007
Register now at

Major anchor sponsors
Adobe * Becta * Blackboard * The British Council * Desire2Learn * Eduserv * The Higher Education Academy * The Joint Information Systems Committee * JISC TechDis * Positive Internet Company Ltd * The Scottish Funding Council * Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd * Ufi learndirect * The University of Nottingham.

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