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by Hayley Maisey

ALT-C 2011: “Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate”

ALT’s 18th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September 2011.

The ALT-C 2011 themes will be:

  • Research and rigour – creating, marshalling and making effective use of evidence
  • Making things happen – systematic design, planning, and implementation
  • Broad tents and strange bedfellows – collaborating, scavenging and sharing to increase value
  • At the sharp end – enabling organisations and their managers to solve business, pedagogic and technical challenges
  • Teachers of the future – understanding and influencing the future role and practices of teachers
  • Preparing for a thaw – looking ahead to a time beyond the disruptive discontinuities of the next few years

 Keynote speakers to include:

  • Miguel Brechner, Head of Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal, under which all children and teachers in public schools in Uruguay have received their own laptop and connectivity to the Internet;
  • John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University, and the Observer’s technology columnist.

 Conference co-chairs:

  • John Cook, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning at the Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University;
  • Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University


  • October 2010: call for sponsors and exhibitors
  • November 2010: call for proposals for demonstrations, full proceedings papers, posters, short papers, symposia, and workshops
  • December 2010 to 14 February 2011: submission of proposals for inclusion in the conference programme
  • April 2011: review, acceptance, rejection and editing of proposals
  • May 2011: bookings open
  • 27 June 2011: booking deadline for presenters
  • 4 July 2011: early-bird booking deadline
  • 12 August 2011: bookings close

For further information with a sign-up form for low volume email distribution list about the conference is available from the conference website

ALT/eLN lunchtime webinars

Dates for your diary:

  • 6 December 2010 - Learning in 2020, with Gilly Salmon (now Chair of ALT)

 For further information on all ALT’s events:

ALT runs a number of one-day conferences, workshops and webinars throughout the year for its members. If you have an idea for a workshop or a webinar, please email Hayley Maisey, Head of Operations and Events at ALT: We are interested in proposals to run a workshop/ webinar at which you might be a presenter, or demands for a workshop /webinar on a topic or theme that you feel represents a gap that needs filling.

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