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ALT Northern Ireland Members Group Launch

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm

Location: Ulster University, Belfast Campus

Please join us at this launch in Belfast for networking, inspiration and refreshments.

Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of ALT, will be cutting the virtual ribbon on the Northern Ireland Members Group in this half day event. The morning will showcase educational technology across Ireland and across sectors. As this is also International Women’s Day we will celebrate women’s role in the field.

Confirmed speakers include Claire Dewhirst (Queen’s University Belfast), Catherine Bruen (Irish Learning Technology Association), Dianne Hazlett (Ulster University), Stephen McClean (Ulster University) and Paul McElvaney (Learning Pool).

The full programme will be posted on this site during February. We really look forward to meeting you in March.

Event Programme (PDF, 106KB)

ALTC – The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology

Start date: September 5, 2017

End date: September 7, 2017

Location: University of Liverpool

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5 – 7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

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.

Connect More in Northern Ireland

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Ulster University Jordanstown Campus Shore Road Newtonabbey BT37 0QB

This year’s events will focus on the digital capabilities that every practitioner, teacher, librarian and adviser in UK higher and further education needs.

Practice and practitioner-led, the events are an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and a chance to share expertise and insights.

You’ll meet with Jisc and sector experts, and learn more about how we can help your teams enhance their digital practice.

ILTA EdTech 2017

Start date: June 1, 2017

End date: June 2, 2017

Time: 8:30am

Location: IT Sligo

Conference Theme

TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity
Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

‘Supercomplexity’ is the shorthand term used by Prof. Ron Barnett to describe the state of affairs in which we find ourselves: one of uncertainty, unpredictability, challenge and change.’

This concept is particular apt when describing today’s Irish technology-enhanced learning community as it grapples with: increasing demands with limited resources; new models of teaching, learning, assessment and accreditation; emerging strategies, policies and frameworks; and where traditional concepts of the professional, professionalism, and professional life are being reconstituted in an increasingly digital age. Barnett contends that it is impossible for individuals to resolve this overwhelming agenda in traditional terms.
This is where EdTech2017 comes in.

Your Invitation
The Irish Learning Technology Association invites you to contribute to this discourse from a range of local and international perspectives at EdTech2017 June 1-2 at IT Sligo where we consider TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies.

QUB Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Date: April 12, 2017

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Location: Computer Science Building, Queen's University Belfast

9.45 – 10.15 Registration, Foyer, Computer Science Building

10.15 – 10.30 Opening remarks: Professor David Jones, PVC Education & Students

10.30 – 11.15 Keynote: Doug Belshaw – Open Educational Thinker, THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL LITERACIES

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee

11.45 – 1.15 10 minute Presentations from QUB staff

1.15 – 2.15 Lunch and posters

2.15 – 3.15 Digital Literacies Workshop, Doug Belshaw, Peter Knipe & Stephen Kelly


2.15 – 4.00 Presentations demos

4.00 – Close


If you have specific needs and have not done so already, please contact Lina on 02890 97 1447 or by email at l.furnell@qub.ac.uk with any access requirements.



Registration will take place from 9.45 in the Foyer of the Computer Science Building.  Refreshments will be available from 9.15 during this time, again in the Foyer.

Please note that, for sustainability reasons, only copies of the programme will be made available on the registration desk on the day.


Meeting rooms & catering arrangements

The event is taking place in the lecture theatre on the 2nd floor.

Teas and coffees will be served in the Foyer as will lunch.

If you have not done so already, please contact Lina on 02890 97 1447 or by email at l.furnell@qub.ac.uk with any dietary requirements.