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Association for Learning Technology announces key themes for 2009 conference

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) announces the themes for this year’s annual international conference; the title for ALT-C 2009 is "In dreams begins responsibility” – choice, evidence, and change.  The conference takes place from 8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK. The key themes address learning and technology, focusing on:

  • learning from history to build on past gains and avoid previous mistakes;
  • spreading innovations that are of true value, rather than mere fads;
  • redesigning pedagogy, the curriculum, and assessment methods to secure a substantial positive impact on learning;
  • ensuring cost effectiveness by various means, from working effectively at a large scale, to supporting peer-assisted learning cultures;
  • developing a research culture that informs practice, and a culture of practice that uses research evidence.

Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive of ALT explains, “Learning technologies and learning technologists are now at the heart of modern learning, and yet our community still faces many challenges. To rise to these challenges, we must dream and act on our dreams, but evidence must justify the choices we make. ALT-C 2009 will provide a broad forum for practitioners, researchers and policy-makers from all sectors to explore, reflect, and learn.”

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