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#altc 2019 - 23/08/19
We look forward to welcoming you to ALT’s Annual Conference 2019. With a packed programme, ~450 participants from across the globe, we look forward to coming together as a community from across sectors. The hashtag for the event is #altc. Our Conference has taken 18 months of planning led by Conference Co-Chairs, Melissa, Keith, and […]

Putting your best foot forward with #altc

#altc 2019 - 22/08/19
What to expect from the ALT Conference’s social media channels and how to get involved. By Lorna M. Campbell, @lornamcampbell, University of Edinburgh The ALT Conference is almost upon as and we’re looking forward to welcoming delegates to the city and University of Edinburgh.  Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit at any time of […]

Guest Post: Virtual Participation at ALTC19 by Frances Bell

#altc 2019 - 20/08/19
  You can participate in ALTC 2019, without being in Edinburgh. At ALTC 2019, hundreds of delegates will attend in person: for the whole conference or just for one day; and as presenters, organisers, session chairs, exhibitors, sponsors  or in other roles. As there are 7 streams at ALTC 2019, even delegates attending in person […]

An update on the creation of the ALT Awards 2019

#altc 2019 - 20/08/19
  Lisa Mclaughlin is a 2019 graduate from the B.A.(Hons) Textile Design course at Hereford College of Arts. This year, she was selected to design and make the ALT awards, for the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards ceremony. If you missed last month’s update, have a look here to see the progress that has […]

Guest Post: Virtually attending ALT-C as a Members Group by Clare Thomson

#altc 2019 - 19/08/19
  Many of us working within the educational technology community are unable to get to large national conferences such as ALT-C due to restrictions of time, funding or both. So as a new group looking to grow a new community across Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland member group committee came up with the idea of […]

Preparing for the ALT Annual Conference 2019

#altc 2019 - 15/08/19
The ALT Annual Conference 2019 is now less than three weeks away, so excitement is building and final preparations are well under way. We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference in Edinburgh, 3-5 September. If you haven’t yet secured your place, remember that registration closes tomorrow at midnight (Friday 16 August). With over […]

Guest Post: Looking ahead to ALT-C 2019: Data dialogue and doing by Sarah Knight

#altc 2019 - 14/08/19
  “Image credit: Jisc and Matt Lincoln”   In my role as head of change for student experience at Jisc, ALT-C is one of conferences I look forward to the most each year. The conference offers a valuable opportunity to find out about current practice in universities and colleges, and to learn about some of […]

Annual Conference 2019 social programme announced

#altc 2019 - 14/08/19
We are delighted to announce the ALT Annual Conference social programme for 2019. As well as a packed programme of sessions at the Conference, we are also looking forward to offering you an array of social events throughout the Conference week. The pre-conference events start on Monday, with the ‘Launching the European Maturity Model for […]

Guest Post: Looking for critical frameworks by Helen Beetham

#altc 2019 - 13/08/19
  This year we’ve been challenged by ALT’s conference chairs to consider: ‘What are the theoretical frames of reference that can support further critical research and reflection, and inform more critically grounded digital education practices going forward?’ 1. Critique ‘Critical’ appears in many guises in the ALT Conference programme, swelling the mood music of recent […]

Final call for registrations for the Annual Conference 2019

#altc 2019 - 12/08/19
  This week is your final chance to register for ALT’s Annual Conference 2019, taking place 3-5 September 2019, in Edinburgh, UK. Registration closes: Friday 16 August 2019 at Midnight (BST). Discounted rates for ALT Members are still available https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2019/registration/. The conference provides an international platform for Learning Technology research, practice and policy work from […]

Welcoming our 2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

#altc 2019 - 06/08/19
This year, we give a warm welcome to three inspiring keynote speakers at the Annual Conference 2019. Over the three day conference, each keynote speaker will introduce the day with an inspiring hour-long keynote based on this year’s Conference themes: Student data and learning analytics Creativity across the curriculum Critical frames of reference Learning Technology […]

Learning Technologist of the Year 2019 Community Choice Award: Voting now open

#altc 2019 - 05/08/19
The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards 2019 will take place on 4 September, at the University of Edinburgh.  Voting is now open for the Community Choice Award. Find out who the finalists are and cast your vote. ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards 2019 are proudly sponsored by Edina. Established in 2007, […]

Meet our Exhibitors for the 2019 Annual Conference

#altc 2019 - 01/08/19
A big thank you and a warm welcome to all our exhibitors for the 2019 ALT Annual Conference: Association for Learning Technology, Blackboard, Immersive VR Education, Jisc, Keylinks, Myshowcase.me,  Rapidmooc, RM Results, Surpass by BTL, Turning Technologies, Turnitin, Urkund, and Vevox. We are sure you will enjoy meeting them in Edinburgh. The exhibition hall will […]

Twelve Doug Gowan Fellows invited to ALT s Annual Conference 2019

#altc 2019 - 31/07/19
Funding from the Doug Gowan Memorial fund (in memory of Doug Gowan, President of ALT, who passed away in February 2016)  gives Learning Technology professionals in the UK the opportunity to travel to ALT’s Annual Conference they might otherwise be unable to attend. We were delighted to receive a record number of applications, 17 in […]

Discover Edinburgh at the ALT Annual Conference 2019 #altc

#altc 2019 - 30/07/19
Have you booked your place for the ALT Annual Conference 2019 in Edinburgh? As well as offering an exciting and packed programme and social events during the Conference, we have also put together a great guide of things to do in and around Edinburgh during your visit. With the help of our ALT Conference Committee, […]

#altc Meet our 2019 Sponsors

#altc 2019 - 30/07/19
  We are delighted to announce our sponsors for this year’s ALT Annual Conference 2019: Blackboard, EDINA, RM Results, Positive Internet Company, and Vevox. Limited sponsorship opportunities and exhibition spaces are still available, so if you’d like to find out more, check the website for further details or reasons to get involved. This year’s Conference is being […]

Guest Post: ALT 2019 A novice abstract reviewer s tale by Alan Williams

#altc 2019 - 22/07/19
Why offer to review abstracts anyway? When I saw a call for reviewers for ALT 2019 I asked myself “Is this something that I am capable of?”. Yes, I’ve worked in higher education for well over a decade – I’m a late starter having worked in the NHS for two decades – have subjected myself […]

Student competition to create ALT s Awards 2019 Update

#altc 2019 - 18/07/19
  Lisa Mclaughlin is a 2019 graduate from the B.A.(Hons) Textile Design course at Hereford College of Arts. She was delighted to win the ALT award-making competition this year. This article gives you some information about Lisa’s work, and hints at what the awards will look like (they are currently under production). To give you […]

Listen to the ALT Annual Conference 2019 preview on Radio #EDUtalk

#altc 2019 - 17/07/19
As part of the build up for the ALT Annual Conference 2019, which takes place in Edinburgh on the 3-5 September, Sue Beckingham, one of our conference keynotes was joined by Maren Deepwell and Martin Hawksey to speak to John Johnstone one of the hosts of EDUtalk. EDUtalk is organised by David Noble (@parslad) and […]

#altc 2019 Annual Conference accommodation options

#altc 2019 - 17/07/19
If you haven’t already sorted your accommodation we have now added lots of information to our website, with options in and around the University of Edinburgh. We have agreed some discounted rates with Edinburgh First, for delegates attending the conference. You can access these discount codes through our accommodation page. There are also a whole […]


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