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.


Photo of Martin Weller

Aspects of Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education

22 January 2019
We are delighted that as part of the celebration to mark the Open University's 50th anniversary, President of ALT, Professor Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at The OU, will be speaking about:  Aspects of Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education Tuesday 19 February...

ALT Members respond to Technology and Data Ethics Inquiry

15 January 2019
ALT has submitted evidence to Policy Connect and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics landmark inquiry into data and technology ethics About the inquiry: Taming the new Wild West: Data and Technology Ethics fit for our time Data’s role in our lives has increased but regulators are...
2020 OER Co-Chairs needed

Call for Expressions of Interest to Chair the OER 2020 Conference

14 January 2019
We are seeking experienced Co-Chairs for the 2020 Conference Committee of the 11th Open Education Conference, who will play a major role in planning and delivery of the conference in 2020. For information about previous OER conferences please visit . The conference format...