Elsevier’s Computers and Learning conference to be held in Brighton

Oxford, 23 March 2009 – Elsevier announced today that it will hold the “Computers and Learning” (CAL) conference from March 23 – 25, 2009 in Brighton.

The CAL biennial conference, organized in association with Computers & Education, and Elsevier, is one of the premier international conferences addressing computers and learning. The conference features computers that assist and improve learning, the latest technologies and how these can benefit education from primary right through to adult learning. The conference offers the opportunity to discuss educational and technological issues with those who work in the education and learning system as well as those providing the technology to these learning institutes.

This year’s conference will take place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in computers and technology for learners, and to hear from prestigious speakers such as Dave Cliff, The University of Bristol, Roger Saljo, University of Gothenburg and Josie Taylor, The Open University.

Councillor Garry Peltzer, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, and Professor Julian Crampton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, will welcome delegates at the Computers and Learning evening reception on 23rd March at the Brighton Museum.
Nigel Clear, Director of Conferences at Elsevier commented, “As the world’s leading scientific, technical, medical and academic publisher Elsevier recognizes the importance of technology in the classroom and we are delighted that the “Computers and Learning” conference continues to provide an international platform to further debate, explore critical issues and further the development of teaching technologies and practices”.

For further details on this year’s event, please go to www.cal-conference.elsevier.com

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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