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Association for Learning Technology (ALT) appoints first Director of Development

Mark van Harmelen will join the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) as its first Director of Development in May. Dr van Harmelen gained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Manchester, where he was formerly a Lecturer and a Research Fellow. Mark has also
been a Cabinet appointee in South Africa, where he was responsible for aligning stakeholders and planning a national institute for ICT tasked with assisting in socio-economic change and later established as the Meraka Institute.

Mark is pictured here:


ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) is a professional and scholarly association which brings together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology. There are over 200 organisational members from higher and further education institutions, private and public sector organisations and over 500 individual members. Sponsoring members include Becta, HEFCE, Microsoft, the Scottish Funding Council, Adobe, and the Learning and Skills Council.

ALT organises a yearly high profile conference – ALT-C, this year the theme for ALT-C will be Rethinking the digital divide. The conference takes place from 9-11 September 2008, Leeds, UK.

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