altc2013 Building new cultures of learning

EMCC, venue for altc2013Malcolm Ryan and Haydn Blackey, altc2013 Co-chairsStephen Downes, altc2013 keynoteALT pin badgesDelegates at ALT-C 2012

The 20th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology 10–12 September 2013, Nottingham, UK

The 20th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) set out to explore and contribute to building new cultures of learning. From learning tailored to the requirements of one individual to courses educating tens of thousands, the conference examined evolving learning cultures.

The five main conference themes were:
  • It’s all about the learner: the role of student pioneers, learners as change agents, partnerships with learners, learners in control, learner contracts, everybody is a learner, lifelong learning journeys;
  • Making technological innovation work: pedagogic strategies for using technology effectively, the importance of technological developments for strategy, institutional practice, the importance of senior management, learning from techies;
  • Big data: making sense of big data, student analytics, big research, can we predict the future?
  • In the Open: Open Educational Resources, Open Access research and publishing, MOOCs;
  • Global learning cultures: crowd-sourcing, collaboration, global competition, educational policy and politics, new educational powers in the global market

A PDF version of the timetable is available here and the online conference platform is archived at

Conference co-chairs: Haydn Blackey and Malcolm Ryan

Keynotes and invited speakers include: Stephen Downes, Wendy Hall, Rachel Wenstone, Paul Gentle, Chris Pegler, Lawrence Ragan and Bruce Chaloux

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Learning Technologist of the Year Award sponsored by ULCC