SMARTHINKING To Exhibit At 15th Annual Association Of Learning Technologies Conference

Published: Wed Aug 27 2008

SMARTHINKING, Inc. (, the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students, has announced that its representatives will participate in the 15th International Conference of the Association of Learning Technologies (ALT-C) Sept. 9-11 at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England. ALT-C is the United Kingdom’s primary conference for practitioners, researchers and policy-makers in the learning technology domain and typically draws more than 500 delegates from all over the world including universities, colleges and other learning providers as well as business and key government agencies.

The theme for ALT-C 2008 is "Rethinking the Digital Divide." Keynote speakers for this year’s event are:

David Cavallo, chief learning architect for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
• Presentation Topic: The New Maths: Multiplying by 1-to-1 to Reduce a Division

Itiel Dror, senior lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton (UK).
• Presentation Topic: Learning and Technology: What is It All About?

Hans Rosling, professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
• Presentation Topic: A Fact-Based World View

John Fischer, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Leeds, and professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
• Speaker Topic: Welcome address to attending delegates on behalf of the University of Leeds

At ALT-C 2008, SMARTHINKING will exhibit its award-winning, live, online tutoring services which are delivered to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the subjects of math, writing, science, business, ESOL and Spanish. In 2007, SMARTHINKING was honored with the coveted Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. To date, the company has provided more that 1 million tutoring sessions to college students.

For general information or to register for ALT-C 2008, visit Additional information on SMARTHINKING is available online at

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"We are looking forward to attending the Association of Learning Technologies Conference," said SMARTHINKING CEO Burck Smith. "This is an exciting opportunity for SMARTHINKING to showcase its premier online tutoring services."

SMARTHINKING is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Their services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor®-certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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