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

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