ALT Conference: Call for proposals

Annual Conference 2017: Call for Proposals now open
The 24th ALT Annual Conference takes place from 5 to 7 September 2017 in Liverpool. The theme this year is ‘Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)’. The Conference is chaired by Peter Alston and Professor Helen O’Sullivan, both at the University of Liverpool.
The Call for Proposals is now open: You can view it as a Google Doc or download a PDF.

Conference themes:

– Empowerment in Learning Technology: supporting students through staff/student partnerships, students as influencers, developing skills and supporting staff at all levels;
– Learning Spaces: impact of Learning Technology on the physical and the virtual, strategies for enabling innovation, effectively managing change;
– Moving from the practical to the ‘publishable’: reporting from the forefront of innovation and research, policy and strategy fit (or not) for what’s ahead, sharing practice and scaling up Learning Technology through large scale institutional projects;
– At the forefront of innovation: ethical implications of ‘data’ for learning and teaching, making use of data in assessment, the hype around AI, machine learning and learning analytics and what’s beyond;
– Wildcard: you are free to contribute any aspect of your research, practice or policy work.

Key dates
Call for Proposals announced in early February 2017
Submission system opens in late February 2017
Webinars for potential authors: March 2017
Deadline for submissions is Midnight GMT, Monday 20 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 2017
Register to attend: May 2017
Webinar for accepted authors: August 2017
Proposals for different session formats:
You can submit proposals for one of the following:
– Posters (displayed in print and online)
– 5 minutes: Lightning talk, usually a presentation
– 20 minutes: presentation with time for questions or a brief discussion
– 40 minutes: research presentation, technical demonstration or discussion, all with an interactive element for participants
– 1 hour: workshop or panel discussion, fully interactive format.

Please see the full call for further information and guidance on how to submit your proposal.

Thank you,
and best wishes,

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