Critical CALL: EuroCALL 2015

The European conference for languages connects linguists globally. This annual event for the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning brings together language practitioners from around the world to share and network. The movers and shakers of our community, including those from the US sister organisation CALICO, connect and international collaborations are formed and reinforced. The […] View Article

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Comparing esubmission and marking tools

In common with many other institutions the University of Brighton has seen a huge increase in the volume of assignments being graded electronically and there is a need to ensure that a range of esubmission tools are offered in a clear and consistent manner to support our teaching colleagues. Blackboard and Turnitin Recently a question […] View Article

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From clickers to BYOD: trialling ‘Polleverywhere’ Electronic Voting System at the University of Surrey

The challenges of proprietary EVS Since 2006, academics at the University of Surrey have been using a ‘clicker’ based Electronic Voting System (EVS) to engage students and promote interaction in their classrooms. Although the system has served the University well its reliance on proprietary hardware has limited wider adoption. An issue for students was the […] View Article

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Improving access to online resources

Over the last year the BBC, Jisc and the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) have been working together on the Research and Education Space (RES), an exciting initiative that could transform the ways teachers get access to online educational resources. RES will deliver a linked open data catalogue that aggregates records for millions […] View Article

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A thanks to Seb Schmoller

After over 9 years with ALT, Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive, recently took his retirement. Seb worked closely with ALT’s trustees to plan for this, which enabled us to effect a very smooth handover to his successor, Maren Deepwell. While I’m sure that Seb would be the first to downplay his importance to ALT, I know […] View Article

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Your ALT Newsletter needs You!

Being a membership organisation, the quality of what we can do for our members is often driven by what we can do ourselves to help the broader community of practitioners.  This is particularly true with our ALT Newsletter. To this end, we are always receptive to new ideas and constantly on the lookout for new […] View Article

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