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by Hayley Willis

ALT-C 2010 “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change

The 17th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology will be held at the University of Nottingham, UK, 7-9 September 2010.

There will be a welcoming keynote from Saul Tendler, the University of Nottingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Biophysical Chemistry.

Our keynote speakers will be:
1. Barbara Wasson, Professor of Pedagogical Information Science at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway;
2. Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University;
3. Donald Clark, Board Member of Ufi, and former CEO of Epic Group plc.

Invited speakers include: Heather Fry, Martin Hall, Frank McLoughlin, Aaron Porter, Josie Taylor and David White.

Major anchor sponsors include: Becta, BIS, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Elluminate, JISC,
The Higher Education Academy, Positive Internet, TALIS, Ufi, University of Nottingham and Wimba.

The ALT-C booking system opens early May. Further information, with a sign-up form for low volume email distribution list about the conference, is available from the conference website

ALT Policy Board - "Technology in Learning and Teaching, an Enabler or a Tax?"

18 June 2010, London School of Economics in Holborn, London

Plenary contributors will include: Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE DRS FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton; Sarah Jones, Chief Executive of Ufi/learndirect; Terry Mayes, Emeritus Professor and past Head of Academic Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University; Sir Tim O’Shea, Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Chair of JISC; Jane Williams, Executive Director for Further Education, Skills and 14-19 at
Becta; Ewart Wooldridge CBE, Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Further details will follow.


ALT/eLN lunch time webinars

Dates for your diary, with further details to follow:

  • 2 June 2010 - The Science of Learning, with Donald Clark and Richard Cox;
  • 2 August 2010 - How to Run a Virtual Classroom Session;
  • 14 October 2010 - Shooting Video for eLearning;
  • 6 December 2010 - Learning in 2020.


Further information on all ALT’s events:


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