Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 15 January 2009   Friday, January 30, 2009

ISSN 1748-3603

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Building a better future – planning and designing innovative, intelligent educational buildings
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Perspectives on learning design – a report on the 3rd International LAMS and Learning Design Conference
FOTE – Future of Technology in Education 2008
Technology reviews
The eBeam – interactive whiteboard and capture system
eXe – e-learning XML editor
Project updates
Developing open content – the POCKET perspective
Web 2.0-style resource discovery comes to libraries – the TILE Project
ALT research news – transformed for 21st century learning
Technology and learning – a trade association perspective
Commentary launched: Education 2.0? Designing the web for teaching and learning
The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) update
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by Hayley Willis

ALT-C 2009: “In dreams begins responsibility” – choice, evidence, and change
8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK

Submission guidelines for Research Papers and for Abstracts are available from:
Proposals can be submitted via

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 12.00 midnight, 16 February 2009
Bookings open: May 2009
Presenters' registration deadline: 29 June 2009
Earlybird registration deadline: 6 July 2009
Bookings close: 14 August 2009
Sponsorship: Organisations considering sponsoring ALT-C 2009 should contact Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive of ALT:
Exhibiting: Organisations considering exhibiting at ALT-C 2009 should contact Hayley Willis, Events Manager:
One-day events
Supporting and enhancing learning through the effective use of technology
5 February 2009, Central London, UK

For all those engaged in the Further Education system, an invitation to share good practice at the national launch conference for the eCPD Enhancing Learning Programme. BDP Learning, ALT, and a consortium of FE partners have been commissioned to deliver the programme on behalf of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
eReturn – using ePortfolios to support women returners to employment
24 - 25 February 2009, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Two one-day events to disseminate the work of the JISC-funded eReturn project. The eReturn project is led by the Open University, in partnership with the UK Resource Centre for women in SET (UKRC), Cardiff Women’s Workshop (CWW), the University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), Centre for Science Education, and ALT. The eReturn partnership has been working with the Open Source “MyStuff” e-portfolio to support cross-institutional delivery of lifelong learning for women returners in their transition to employment.
Costs: there are no fees associated with attending the day event(s). Dinner and accommodation is available on the night of 24 February at cost to those wanting to attend both days or for delegates travelling from afar in preparation for 25 February.
Second Life in real life: education beyond the hype
12 February 2009, 9.30 - 16.00 Netskills Suite, Newcastle
Presenters: Steven Warburton, King's College, London and Graham Hibbert, Leeds Metropolitan University
Offered again due to popular demand, the aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to immersive 3D environments from a practical perspective and to stimulate critical inquiry into the possibilities that massive multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) offer learning and teaching practice.
Costs: £100 members, £155 for non-members.
ALT is exhibiting at various events in 2009 including the JISC Conference on 24 March in Edinburgh and the E-Guides National Event on 26 March in Nottingham. If you are attending either of these events please drop by our stand.
To book onto the above events or find out where ALT is exhibiting this year, please visit our website:

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