The ALT News Digest
The #ALTC Blog
ALT publishes an online blog where members share news, opinions, case studies, reviews and other content. The blog is overseen by an editorial team under Editor-in-Chief Anne Hole.
To read news and views and to find out more about the editorial team and how to write for the #altc blog, visit the blog website at: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/.
Research in Learning Technology. The Open Access journal of the Association for Learning Technology
ALT's main publication, Research in Learning Technology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to research and good practice in the use of learning technologies. The journal is jointly published with Co-Action Publishing. If you'd like to find out more about the journal and its aims, please refer to the journal's strategy.
The formal transition of the journal to Taylor & Francis is now complete; however, due to a large number of unresolved issues we do not currently accept new submissions. The full archive of journal articles remains available and papers already submitted will be processed as normal.
Meet the Editorial Team
Professor Lesley Diack
Professor Lesley Diack is responsible for the development of Technology Enhanced Learning and Collaborative Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. For the last 12 years she has been actively working on and researching both. She was the principal investigator on the Scottish Government funded IPE project and author of the 2008 report. She has worked on a number of other funded IPE and education projects totalling over £1m including projects with Police Scotland, Cancer Link Aberdeen and the North (Clan), Janssen, and with collaborators in Japan and Qatar. She is one of only a few Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy in Scotland. She has presented widely on education and technology topics at a number of national and international conferences as well as publishing many articles on both including a chapter on ‘Interaction with other healthcare professionals and patients’ in Jason Hall ed. Pharmacy Practice (OUP 2013). Details of her publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lesley_Diack.
Professor Amanda Jefferies
Dr Amanda Jefferies is a Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, where she leads the Technology Supported Learning Research group. Her research interests relate to students’ experiences of using technology to support their learning and the development of supportive pedagogies and interfaces. She has led two JISC funded projects in the UK in this area. In recognition of her extensive national and international engagement to promote an excellent student experience in her teaching and research, she was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2011.
Bio to follow.
Dr Fiona Smart
Dr Fiona Smart is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University where she works in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. Fiona is a Higher Education Academy Associate and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Fiona is an Executive Member of the Scottish Higher Education Developers group. At the University, Fiona is the Deputy Programme Leader for the MSC Blended and Online Education; she is also leads the University’s UKPSF scheme and is currently managing a University-wide Programme Focused to Assessment and Feedback project. Her scholarly development centres on learning and its enhancement, through the use of agile curricula and the thoughtful, evidenced-based employment of technology. Her own research is concerned with using poetic transcription to facilitate reflective practice in a group context.
Associate Professor Gail Wilson
Gail is Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Southern Cross University, Australia. Gail is a member of a number of Australian and overseas journal review panels, and currently serves on editorial boards for two journals - the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) and Research in Learning Technology. From 2012 – 2014 she was a member of a publications team who edited the ALT annual research conference papers and she has served also on the ALT conference program committee. She is also a member of HERDSA and ASCILITE in Australia and held a position on the HERDSA Executive for six years.
The Editorial Board is chaired by Professor Neil Morris, University of Leeds. See the full Editorial Board.
Further information about Research in Learning Technology
- If you are interested in submitting a paper please refer to the Instructions for authors and go here to → Submit a manuscript online
- If you'd like to find out more about publishing a themed collection or special issue, please contact us
- From its inception until January 2004 (Issue 11.3) the journal was published by the The University of Wales Press. From January 2011 the Journal's name changed from ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology to Research in Learning Technology, The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology. ISSN 2156-7069 (print) ISSN 2156-7077 (online). It was then published by Co-Action Publishing up to 2016 and is now published by Taylor & Francis as an Open Access journal, ISSN 2156-7077 (online). All articles from previous years are freely available on the journal's website
- Back issues of Research in Learning Technology are also made freely available from the ALT Open Access Repository
- Research in Learning Technology is currently indexed in: Australian Education Index (AEI); Australian Research Council (ARC) Ranked Journal List; British Education Index; Contents Pages in Education; Educational Research Abstracts Online (ERA); ERIC; ERIH Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences); National Database for Research into International Education (NDRI) and PsycINFO. Material in Research in Learning Technology is also further distributed by EBSCO, one of the world's largest content aggregators and research database providers, which helps link the content in the Journal to the research literature.