ALT @ 20

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).

Founded in 1993, ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the Learning Technology field and currently has about 1200 individual members and 230 organisational and sponsoring members across education sectors in the UK and internationally.

ALT brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from organisations including universities, colleges, commercial organisations and sector bodies with the aim of improving practice, promoting research and influencing policy in Learning Technology.

The ALT community will be marking 20 years of ALT at  our annual conference in Nottingham during September 2013 and over the coming months, both face-to-face and online.

The Gala Evening to celebrate 20 years of ALT will be held on Wednesday 11 September, in Nottingham, where we will also announce the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards including a Special Award for Learners. These awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field.

Recent winners include Steph Ladbrooke of Pedmore CofE Primary School who used technology-powered projects to encourage children to support each other in their learning and to create global  learning circles. And Philip Tubman of  Lancaster University who implemented a new Virtual Learning Environment across the University and contributed to Open Educational Resources.

The conference will have a session on Thursday 12th September where past Presidents of ALT will also reflect on twenty years in learning technology including Prof Gilly Salmon (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), Prof Linda Creanor (Glasgow Caledonian University), Prof Jane Seale (University of Exeter), and Prof Stephen Brown (De Montfort University).

For the full conference programme and to register go to: http://goo.gl/1XuP3u. Follow anniversary news on Twitter using #ALTat20.