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.


Supporting Members during industrial action

18 February 2020
  We are taking action to support ALT Members who are taking part in forthcoming strike action in the UK [University and College Union (UCU) announcement of strike action on pensions and on pay and working conditions, Thursday 20 February - Friday 12 March]. Led by the Board of Trustees, we have...

'Annual Conference 2020 Artwork Competition' Matt Lingard

18 February 2020
Last week we launched a competition for the artwork for this year’s conference. Along with the launch of this website and the Call for Proposals it is starting to feel real now! Later this month the volunteer conference committee will also meet for the first time. The artwork competition is being...

ALT Annual Conference 2020 - call for Proposals now open

11 February 2020
The Call for Proposals for ALT’s Annual Conference 2020 is now open for you to contribute your submissions.  All submissions are made via the ALT Online Submission Form Call for Proposals open until 19 March 2020 This year’s conference focuses on inclusivity as its overarching theme and our ability...