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Whether you've been involved in ALT for years, are new to the learning technology domain, or are an experienced researcher or presenter from other fields with innovation to report, please take the time to review the call and guidelines documents below.

Categories of submissions for ALT-C 2009

We welcomed submissions of two broad types.

  1. Full 5000 word Research Papers, for publication in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of ALT-C 2009, with a 350 word abstract (taken from the paper) and a 200 word presentation overview both of which will appear in the conference Abstracts Handbook, and online.
  2. 350 word abstracts describing 30 minute Demonstrations, Posters, 20 minute Short Papers, 90 minute Symposia, and 90 minute Workshops. All abstracts will appear in the conference Abstracts Handbook, and online.

Calls and Guidelines

The process for submitting abstracts and research papers differed from previous years. Rather than summarising the requirements here on our web site, instead we provide comprehensive documents for you to download and refer to prior to writing or submitting a proposal. Please read these carefully.

The online submission system is now closed.

Key dates

  1. Calls and Guidelines issued 3 December 2008
  2. Proposals accepted from late December 2008
  3. Deadline for receipt of proposals: extended to midnight UK time 2 March 2009
  4. Bookings opened during May 2009
  5. Presenters' registration deadline 29 June 2009
  6. Earlybird registration deadline 6 July 2009
  7. Bookings closed 14 August 2009

All primary contacts will be informed of their proposal status by mid May 2009.

Awards and prizes

Outstanding and Best Paper Awards

All presented research papers were considered by ALT for an Outstanding Research Paper Award. To receive this award, the judges must all agree with the statement "This paper presents work that strongly advances the field of learning technology". If there is no agreement on the words "strongly advances" then the judges may make a Best Research Paper Award.

The best papers at ALT-C 2009 were forwarded to the Editors of the Association for Learning Technology Journal (ALT-J), one of whom is a member of the Programme Committee, to be considered for possible publication there. This does not preclude authors of other accepted papers from submitting revised papers to ALT-J. Further information about ALT-J.

Best Poster Award

All accepted posters were eligible for the Best Poster Award, voted for by the conference delegates.