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.


ALT - powered by our Members

[Guest post] Sarah Sherman reflects on being a Trustee of ALT

20 May 2019
Back in 2011, on a bit of a whim, I thought it would be fun to propose myself and my good friend Julie Voce (now at City, University of London) as the co-chairs of ALT-C. Both Julie and I had long been supporters of the Association and thought it would be a great chance to be really involved in...
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Participating in the Creative Commons Global Summit 2019

11 May 2019
This year ALT is represented at the Creative Commons Global Summit for the first time as part of a partnership between ALT and Creative Commons for the OER19 Conference, which took place in April. ALT’s senior staff team, Maren Deepwell and Martin Hawksey attend the Summit as speakers for this...
What we value

2019 Annual General Meeting and Trustee elections

26 April 2019
2019 Annual General Meeting ALT’s members are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh, UK, Wednesday 4th September 2019 (time to be announced when the Agenda is published). In accordance with the ALT Constitution adopted in...