The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is the leading membership organisation in the field of educational technology with the objective to “advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public”. This year sees the 25th Annual conference, taking place in Manchester from 11-13 September, with the aim to bring together different critical perspectives in Learning Technology from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come.
The call for proposals for the conference has just been launched. Submissions are welcomed under one of the following themes:
- Participation through Learning Technology: including how to use technology to work in partnership with learners, how to create engagement and built informed consent, critical digital literacy, accessibility and equity;
- Collaboration for Learning Technology: such as working together on projects, scaling up innovation, the role of staff empowerment and leadership, collaboration or across institutions and countries, how learning technology can enhance (a)synchronous collaboration;
- Critical perspectives in Learning Technology: critical, historical and political perspectives, research and analysis that question the purpose or impact of technology used for learning, teaching or assessment; learner driven education;
- Openness and Learning Technology: for example open education practice, resources, policy for openness in education, open data and open governance;
- Wildcard: if your work doesn’t relate directly to any of the conference themes, then we encourage you to select the wildcard theme when submitting your learning technology research, practice or policy work from any sector including Further Education, schools, vocational learning and training, lifelong learning and work-based learning.
You will need to select what kind of session you would like to run from the following options:
- Work-in-progress report/experimental session(30 min, usually interactive and seeking feedback from participants)
- Short presentation(20 min, with min.5 minutes for Q&A)
- Research session(30 min, with min. 5 minutes for Q&A at the end, usually in the main auditorium)
- Lightning talk(5 min, concise, punchy talk, usually in the main auditorium)
- Poster & poster talk(digital/print poster + 5 min lightning talk, usually in the main auditorium)
- Discussion panel or forum(1 hour, usually with min 3 presenters)
- Workshop or demonstration(1 hour, usually BYOD for participants)
Full details https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/call-for-proposals/
Submission deadline: 8 March 2018
Membership of ALT
City is an institutional member of ALT, which means that City staff can apply to be Associate Members free of charge. Membershp benefits include a discount to ALT events, a weekly ALT digest of news, events and job listings, and access to the ALT-Members list, which is a wealth of ed tech information.