SALSA has officially started! Mark (Gaved), the lead researcher, has now started his new post as a lecturer in the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology and so we’re starting to develop our initial proposal and think in detail about what we’ll be aiming at this year. To start conversations, Mark presented the project at the MK:Smart project’s meeting in the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University on the 8th October, outlining the project and getting feedback from partners. We got some great ideas and contacts. We’ll put up the slides shortly, and welcome any thoughts you might have. Who should we talk to in Milton Keynes? are there particular types of language learners we should approach (students, international business people, people on low income, particular nationalities)?