Social Programme

Quick Overview

For full information of each session please read the full descriptions featured below

Date & TimeEvent
Mon 7-11 DecActive Learning Special Interest Group Tweet Chat

#ALSIG #5daysofales #ALTC

Tue 8 Dec
15:00-17:00
M25-LT Member Group Meet Up

Please contact for link to meeting

Mon 14 Dec
19:00
#altc Winter Conference Conference – Radio Show Special
Tue 15 Dec
09:00 onwards
Virtual Cafe  – open from 9.00 daily
Tue 15 Dec
13:00-13:45
Members Groups and Special Interest Groups meet ups
Tue 15 Dec
18:30
ALT Quiz – hosted by Vevox
Wed 16 Dec
09:00 onwards
Virtual Cafe  – open from 9.00 daily
Tue 16 Dec
13:00-13:45
Members Groups and Special Interest Groups meet ups
Wed 16 Dec
16:30
ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards

Incl. 2020 CMALT Ceremony

 

14 December – Pre-conference activities

#altc Winter Conference Conference – Radio Show Special

The Thursday Night Show join our very own online radio show in partnership with The Thursday Night Show, hosted by The Thursday Night Show and ALT Members but actually on Monday 14 December 19:00. Listen along at https://www.thethursdaynightshow.com/

Listen to Thursday Night Show ALT Special

Pre-Conference Meets ups

Get together with Members and connect with or find out about Members Groups and Special Interest Groups.

  • Active Learning Special Interest Group 07-11 December 2020
    The Active Learning SIG was established earlier this year. They will be hosting a Tweet chat between Mon 7th to Fri 11th December 2020 Entitled the “5 days of winter ALEs (Active Learning Enhancement Sharing) Follow the hashtags  #ALSIG #5daysofales #ALTC
  • M25-LT Member Group – 3-5pm 08 December 2020
    Join us for our annual M25-LT Winter Meeting with the theme Student Engagement and Monitoring.

15 December

Virtual Cafe  – open from 9.00 daily

(Conference login required)

Accessible to all delegates for the duration of the Summit. Need to take a break? Want to make some new connections? Drop by with your favourite brew.

Join the Virtual Cafe

Members Groups and Special Interest Groups meet ups

(Open to all)

During the conference lunch break from 1.00-1.45pm we invite you to come and join some of our Member and SIG group Committee Members who will be holding various informal networking sessions. This is your opportunity to drop in to the group of your choice, get involved and find out more about what they do. All Welcome!

Join the Brown Bag Lunch, Meetups and Networking Session

  • ALT Northern Ireland Member Group Come and join us for a short and informal session on what ALT Northern Ireland can offer colleagues working with technology in educational settings across the sectors.
  • ALT East Midlands Member Group A chance for the EMLT community to come together online to look back and share stories and experiences of an unprecedented 2020 whilst looking to 2021
  • Active Learning Special Interest Group The Active Learning SIG was established earlier this year.  Come and join us for a short and informal session to share practice and network.
  • CoOL Special Interest Group The newly formed Copyright and Online Learning (CoOL) special interest group has been created following increased interest in copyright issues since the start of the pandemic. This interest has been reflected in the successful webinar series “Copyright and Online Learning at a Time of Crisis” presented by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker and hosted by ALT since March 2020. Join Jane, Chris and other founding members of the group to discuss its priorities, make suggestions and help them ensure the group’s remit reflects the needs of the education community.
  • Immersive Technologies Special Interest Group The Immersive Technologies SIG was established earlier this year.  Come and join us for a short and informal session to find out more about our exciting plans.
  • ALT Open Education Special Interest Group The OE SIG focuses on connecting open communities of practice across a broad spectrum (open access / open data / open source / open education / open textbooks / OER etc ) and disseminating open practice through regular webinars, social media and other related activities. Aligning with the ALT strategic aims, the OE SIG advocate for open within their institutions and relevant sector. We are actively seeking more members. Please do join us to say hello during the ALT Online Winter Conference.
  • ELESIG ALT ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners involved in investigations of learners’ experiences and uses of technology in learning across all education sectors. We want to support the use of the theory and research and further develop the practice of researching learners’ experience in the context of technology enhanced learning/e-learning. Our network meeting is chance for current and new ELESIG members to get together and get to know others in the community.
    Guest speaker: Dr Brett Bligh, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, and co-Director of the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning. Brett will present an overview of the current challenges and the opportunities at this time for learning technology research, and help the ELESIG community move forward with a better understanding of the importance of research and theory as part of unique shift towards online learning.
    Launch: ELESIG Scholar Scheme (pilot): Scholars and Advisors are sought for the launch of the new pilot ELESIG Scholar Scheme starting in 2021. Further information including the application process, benefits and expected time commitment will be provided at the session.

Find out more about all of ALT’s Members Groups and SIGS

6.30pm ALT Quiz – hosted by Vevox

(Conference login required)

This year’s winter conference will include an interactive quiz, hosted by Vevox, that will be sure to get you in the festive mood…

What can you expect?

  • 3 rounds of themed questions to test your ALT knowledge and get you in the Christmas spirit!
  • 1st place prize is a Vevox hamper* PLUS a £25 amazon voucher
  • A Vevox branded Chilly’s bottle for the highest voted joke
  • 30 mins of brilliant puns and prizes

Experience how EASY it is to provide online or hybrid quizzes. Make sure you have your mobile to hand to play – we’ll explain how it works at the start!

*Vevox hamper includes: Chilly’s bottle, reusable coffee cup, Vevox branded beanie and t-shirt! (Please provide t-shirt size) and a box of Celebrations!

Join the ALT Quiz – hosted by Vevox

16 December

Virtual Cafe  – open from 9.00 daily

(Conference login required)

Accessible to all delegates for the duration of the Summit.Need to take a break?Want to make some new connections? Drop by with your favourite brew.

Join the Virtual Cafe

Members Groups and Special Interest Groups meet ups

(Open to all)

During the conference lunch break from 1.00-1.45pm we invite you to come and join some of our Member and SIG group Committee Members who will be holding various informal networking sessions. This is your opportunity to drop in to the group of your choice, get involved and find out more about what they do. All Welcome!

Join the Brown Bag Lunch, Meetups and Networking Session

4.30pm ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards

(open to all – registration required if not attending the conference)

The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology. Established in 2007, the Awards have established a benchmark for outstanding achievement in Learning Technology on a national scale and attract competitive entries from the UK and internationally. All entries are reviewed by an independent judging panel chaired by the President of ALT.

This year, the Award Ceremony is open to all and free to attend and we are inviting everyone to come and join in and receive a very special community award. You can register for your free place (for conference participants this is automatically included in your registration for the event).

Join 2020 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards Ceremony