Renewing our vows to ELESIG: launching ALT ELESIG

ALT ELESIG was officially launched at the ALT conference in Sep 2019.

ALT ELESIG launch at ALTC 2019
ALT ELESIG launch, picturing (l-r) Mary McVey, Vicki Dale, Tunde Varga-Atkins, Denise Sweeney, pic by @chrisbull1980

In this blog post and at the online Winter Conference of ALT, we would like to mark the launch of our new platform under ALT as a Special Interest Group.

So who are we?

We are a community of researchers and practitioners involved in investigations of learners’ experiences and uses of technology in learning. As ALT ELESIG members, we work together to share knowledge, practices and develop a shared repertoire of resources, building capacity by:

  • sharing good practice and developments in learner experience research methodology and methods.
  • sharing the outcomes of specific learner experience research studies, including successes, issues and challenges.
  • identifying areas of shared interest for cross-institutional collaborations.
  • raising the profile of learner experience research within the sectors.
  • collaborating with other stakeholder groups involved with learner experience research, including students as partners.
Our first @ELESIG special interest group meeting at #ALTC in Sep 2019
Our first @ELESIG special interest group meeting at #ALTC in Sep 2019

How can you get involved?

  • Offer to present a webinar related to the above themes or suggest a speaker or a topic we can approach.
  • Locate your nearest regional rep to find out about local/regional events (see our About ELESIG page with Organising Committee members).
  • Share resources you have created to help your learner experience research (e.g. data collection instruments, bibliography, – anything!).
  • Tell us if you have an idea for a topic or a case study to share in our Handbook of Learner Experience research.
  • Follow us on Twitter @elesig
  • See our Activities page for more details.


We look forward to working with you!

Tunde Varga-Atkins (Chair) and Vicki Dale (Secretary) on behalf of the ALT ELESIG Organising committee

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