Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.

ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field.

Our purpose is to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed. We do this by improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy.

The 2015 conference will be chaired by Amanda Jefferies, University of Hertfordshire and Liz Masterman, University of Oxford, under the theme ‘Shaping the Future of Learning Together’. There will be a focus on:

  • Harnessing the power of the crowd – collaboration and connectivist learning;
  • Social media in learning and teaching;
  • Open educational practice;
  • Learners as agents of change;
  • Participatory approaches to the development of learning technologies;

500 word proposals (welcome from schools, colleges, universities and industry) must be submitted by Friday 13th March 2015 via

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Posted by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction