Time for a change
If a new appointment can be made before the next issue of ALT-J, this will be my final offering as Editor, which position I have held since the journal was born, with ALT, in 1993. Were I to follow custom and practice in the matter, I would take this singular opportunity to do a sentimental 'retrospective', highlighting milestones in the development of technology-aided teaching and learning over the six years of my editorship, and, in so doing, showing in the best possible light the extent to which the aims of ALT have been achieved. I fear that such an approach would lead to irrefutable platitudes, and those who have read my editorials over the years (how few are they?) will be aware that I have never shunned controversy - indeed, I have been accused on several occasions of wilful and unjustified provocation. Unsubstantiated as this accusation is, I would not wish my last editorial to break with its tradition. In this final comment as Editor, therefore, I shall express a certain frustration.
Authors contributing to Research in Learning Technology retain the copyright of their article and at the same time agree to publish their articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.