The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) represents individual and organisational Members from all sectors and parts of the UK. Our Membership includes practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in Learning Technology. Our community grows more diverse as Learning Technology has become recognised as a fundamental part of learning, teaching and assessment.

Our charitable objective is "to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public". We have led professionalisation in Learning Technology since 1993.

How we define Learning Technology

We define Learning Technology as the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching and assessment. Our community is made up of people who are actively involved in understanding, managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of Learning Technology. We believe that you don't need to be called 'Learning Technologist' to be one.

What we value and what we do

Our current strategy sets out our aims for 2017-2020:

Increasing the impact of Learning Technology for the wider community, strengthening recognition and representation for the Membership at a national level and leading professionalisation for individual Learning Technology professionals in a broad range of roles.

You can explore the strategy slides, download the full text in PDF or Google docs. Visual content is available on Flickr.



CMALT cMOOC starts 25 February

11 February 2019
Since 2017 Dr Thomas Cochrane of the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand in partnership with ASCILITE has provided a free, open professional development opportunity in the cMOOC (connectivist massive open online course) around the CMALT accreditation framework: https://cmaltcmooc....

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards now open for entries until 25 March 2019

05 February 2019
Celebrating excellent research and practice in Learning Technology The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology. Established in 2007, the Awards have established a benchmark for outstanding...
Drawing of the moon with an ALT Flag

2019 strategic update from the Chair and Chief Executive of ALT

04 February 2019
Dear Members We about to embark on the third and final year of ALT’s Strategy 2017-2020. Together we have made strong, strategic progress putting our shared values into practice and meet our aims for Members and for public benefit, too. We reported to Members and stakeholders from across sectors in...