The first conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C 94), sub-titled Enabling Active Learning, took place at the University of Hull last September. It provided a unique opportunity for lecturers, courseware developers, library staff, computing support staff, educational development staff and institutional managers to meet and discuss the effective implementation of educational technology. Space has allowed only a small selection of the papers presented to be included in this special issue of ALT-J devoted mainly to the conference, but these papers address the major issues discussed.
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.