About us

We are the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK. We support a collaborative community for individuals and organisations from all sectors including Further and Higher Education and industry and provide professional recognition and development.Membership is open to all with a professional interest in using digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment. 

Our overall 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". Our core activities are focused on membership services that help us achieve our strategic aims and generate the majority of ALT’s income as an independent charity.

Our Members

Since we were established in 1993, our community has grown to over 3,500 Members as Learning Technology has become a fundamental part of learning, teaching and assessment. The pervasiveness of learning technology means that many working in education will be involved with it in some form, so therefore we embrace the diverse range of roles, titles and terminology in Learning Technology across sectors. We believe ‘you don’t have to be called ‘Learning Technologist’ to be one.

What we value and what we do

Our strategy sets out our aims for 2020-2025, a shared vision and values and we have updated our strategy for 2021/22. 

We work across the UK and internationally to increase the positive impact of Learning Technology in education and training for public benefit.

Our aims are to:

  1. Increase access to Learning Technology expertise and professional development.
  2. Strengthen professional recognition for and representation of all Learning Technology roles across the communities we support. 
  3. Provide pathways to accreditation for general practitioners, advanced professionals and leaders through our professional and ethical competencies framework.

Measuring our impact

The Board of Trustees reviews progress against  our strategic aims and objectives annually, reporting to Members and the wider community at the start of each year.

Since 2017 we have published an Impact Report, showing how we make a difference as the leading professional body for Learning Technology.

We work across the UK and beyond

Learning Technology research and practice expands beyond national frontiers, and in order to serve our Membership as effectively as possible we collaborate actively with a global network of partners. We work together with other professional bodies and sector organisations in the UK and internationally in order to achieve our aims and generate the strongest impact for our Members.

ALT is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charity Commission in the UK, number 1160039. We represent Members from all parts of the UK, including the devolved nations.

Note: Until 9 September 2015 ALT operated as registered charity number 1063519.