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Google joins The Association for Learning Technology

Media release 29 April 2010

Google is now a Sponsoring Member of The Association for Learning Technology (ALT), the UK’s leading independent organisation in the learning technology domain.

Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive of ALT, said, "We are delighted that Google has decided to become a Sponsoring Member of ALT. Google's tools and services are a crucial part of the environment for learning and research. Google's own research and development efforts are on a very big scale, and the work it is doing in areas like machine translation, spam-filtering, and Internet security are world-class."

Google's Director of Research, Peter Norvig, said, "I've kept in touch with ALT since I spoke at the 2007 ALT conference and I know ALT is doing relevant and valuable work in the learning technology space. We share ALT's commitments to spreading good practice in the use of technology in teaching and learning and to making links between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. We are very pleased to be able to support the association through our membership."

The 30+ Sponsoring Members include Adobe, Becta, Eduserv, JISC, Sun Microsystems, Talis and Ufi. Sponsoring Members of ALT are entitled to be represented at the ALT Policy Board, to participate in ALT focus groups as well as discounted major sponsorship of the ALT conference and marketing benefits. ALT’s 17th annual conference has the title “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change and will take place at the University of Nottingham, UK from 7-9 September 2010.

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Notes to editors

For further information contact:
Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology
Tel: +44 (0)114 2586899 or +447753324503
seb.schmoller@alt.ac.uk

About ALT

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is a professional and scholarly association which brings together those with an interest in the use of learning technology. It has over 250 organisational and sponsoring members and over 650 individual members. The latter include policy makers, researchers, creators of digital content, and people responsible for the deployment of technology to support learning.

ALT is a Registered Charity in the UK, number: 1063519

The Association for Learning Technology’s 17th annual conference has the title “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change and will take place at the University of Nottingham, UK from 7-9 September 2010. See http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2010/

For media information on the ALT Conference, high resolution images, or to apply for a press pass, please contact:

Hayley Willis, Head of Operations and Events, Association for Learning Technology
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484126
hayley.willis@alt.ac.uk

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