Featured Speakers

This year we are convening three debates as part of this year’s conference programme, to foster discussion around key issues. Here’s what’s in store:

Day 1: Learner Experiences

On the first day of the conference, we put the learner voice centre stage. Join a panel of learners from different sectors who share their insights into Learning Technology in practice, their experiences of the past year and their expectations going forward.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Taskeen Adams, Associate Manager at Open Development and Education / Researcher at EdTech Hub
  • Georgia Debling, Student, The University of Sheffield
  • Nicolas Garcia, former Student president at City of Glasgow College
  • Riddi Viswanathan, Founder – Generation Purple and former overseas representative of the National Union of Students

Day 2: Launching ALT’s Ethical Framework for Professional Practice in Learning Technology

Nearly a year in development, we are excited to launch ALT’s ethical framework for Learning Technology. Building on ALT’s professional accreditation framework, CMALT, which was expanded to include ethical considerations for professional practice and research last year, our initial aim is for ALT to establish a framework that can be used as a starting point for informing the ethical use of Learning Technology by professionals, institutions and industry. We have received a lot of of input from the working group, including many links to resources and organisations that can help inform the framework and we have worked to define a set of ethical principles which will form the core of the new framework alongside tools including for example a checklist or reflective questionnaire, to help individuals, institutions and industry to see how these principles are put into action.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Javiera Atenas, Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Suffolk
  • Bella Abrams, Director of IT at the University of Sheffield
  • Cat Hallam, Faculty Learning Technology Officer, Keele University
  • Rob Farrow, Open University
  • Sharon Flynn, Project Manager of the Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning project at the Irish Universities Association
  • Natalie Lafferty, Head of the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning at the University of Dundee
  • John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton

Day 3: Future Perspectives

In our final plenary session of the conference, we are looking at what’s ahead in Learning Technology. Our speakers will be sharing their perspectives on future developments and participants are encouraged to join in to share their own questions and thoughts.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Dr Monica Chavez, Educational Developer, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Tim Drysdale, Chair of Technology Enhanced Science Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Chief Executive, Ufi Trust
  • Ro Tomlin-Wills, Inclusive Curriculum Student Co-ordinator