ALT-C 2012 - a confrontation with reality: call for proposals

The 19th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology will be held at the University of Manchester, UK, 11-13 September 2012.

Conference co-chairs

  • Jonathan Drori: Director, Changing Media.
  • Sarah Sherman: Manager, BloomsburyLearning Environment.
  • Julie Voce: E-learning Services Manager, ImperialCollege.

The conference themes are Problem solving, Mainstreaming, Openness and sharing, sustainability, and Entrepreneurialism. 

Whether you have been involved in ALT for years, you are new to the learning
technology domain, or you are an experienced researcher or practitioner from other fields with innovation to report, please take the time to review the call and guidelines documents. With your help, the 2012 ALT Conference will be a truly inspirational, influential, and enjoyable event.

Categories of submissions

We welcome submissions of two broad types:

1. An abstract of up to 350 words describing either a Short Presentation (10 minutes), Short Paper (20 minutes), Demonstration (30 minutes), Symposium ( up to 60 minutes),
Workshop ( up to 60 minutes) or an Hybrid ( up to 60 minutes combining features of the others into a single session). All accepted abstracts will appear in the Conference Abstracts.

2. A full Proceedings Paper of up to 5000 words, for publication in the
peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings of ALT-C 2011 including a traditional 200 word abstract. The paper, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings which will be a journal supplement to the ALT journal “Research in Learning Technology”. In addition, authors of proceedings papers should provide a 350 word long abstract (serving the same purpose as other abstracts and appearing in the Conference Abstracts).

To access the detailed call for Abstracts go to

To access the detailed call for Proceedings Papers go to

The submission system will open during January 2012.