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.


Education, open participation and democracy: critical reflections - 27 November 2019, Berlin

12 November 2019
The Association for Learning Technology and Wikimedia Deutschland are inviting you to an open evening: “Education, open participation and democracy: critical reflections”. The event, inspired by the OER20 Conference theme “The Care in Openness” will focus on the ways in which Openness, individuals...

Final call to join the 2020 Annual Conference Committee

07 November 2019
As we head towards the end of 2019, we are already well into the planning and preparation stages for our Annual Conference 2020. Scheduled for 9-11 September, the event will be hosted at Imperial College, in the heart of London. Now in it's 27th year, the Conference promises to bring together...
Learning Technology letters

Opportunities for ALT Members to take part in national edtech projects

07 November 2019
On behalf of the Department for Education, we are encouraging ALT Members from across sectors to take part in these new initiatives that form part of the nationa EdTech Strategy.  EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Programme The DfE is providing an exciting opportunity for schools and...