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.


Celebrating the success of the ALT Online Winter Conference 2019

14 January 2020
We hope enjoyed the 2019 ALT Online Winter Conference - thank you for taking part! We are celebrating the 2019 Online Winter Conference and it’s success, by sharing this new infographic with you.  We would like to thank all our presenters for contributing to a very engaging programme of sessions,...

Human Data Interaction: The Future of Skills, Education and Training

13 January 2020
The Human Data Interaction (HDI) Network Plus is a 3-year programme of supported workshops and funding, structured along a series of core themes related to how people interact with data-driven systems and the implications of those interactions. so far, we have successfully funded six projects on...

Sponsorship packages now available for OER20

07 January 2020
With registration now open and a fantastic uptake in bookings to date, we are excited to launch our sponsorship options for OER20. Now in its 11th year, the annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy, has steadily built its reputation and status to become a key date in the...