What we do

What we do

We work across the UK and internationally to:

  1. Strengthen recognition and representation for Learning Technology professionals from all sectors;
  2. Enhance professionalisation of Learning Technology nationally;
  3. Increase the impact of Learning Technology for public benefit.

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.

Core activities

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.

Aim 1: Strengthen 


Aim 2: Enhance


Aim 3: Increase impact for public benefit

Annual Conference

Learning Technologist and Research Project of the Year of the Year Awards 

Annual Survey and Member consultations

National Network of Members Groups

Strategic partnerships and collaboration in the UK and internationally 

Advocacy and representing Members at a national scale

Online Winter Conference

Recognition for CPD activities and peer review

CMALT accreditation framework incl. Senior and Associate CMALT

Mapping the CMALT accreditation framework to other national frameworks

Members Assembly

Members News Digest and Discussion List 

Regular webinar series

OER Conference

Publications including Research in Learning Technology and the #altc blog

ALT Open Access Repository

Special Interest Groups that are open to all

Policy responses and briefings for policy makers

Dissemination of research findings and projects

What we value

Our values are inspired by our commitment to best represent and support our Members.

We value openness

We provide an exemplar for how open practice can benefit an organisation and its members. Openness helps us influence policy makers, increase the impact of research for public benefit, build a shared vision for the future of professionalisation in Learning Technology and grow our community of Members.

We value being independent

We are a trusted, independent voice representing the interests of our Membership. We do not receive any core funding from central agencies. Being independent from government and industry enables us to better represent Members, offer a critical perspective to influence policy development. The Board of Trustees oversees the use of our resources to respond directly to the priorities of our Members in a way that is efficient, transparent and fair.

We value collaboration

We support our Members to collaborate, communicate and coordinate their practice and work, both within our national network of Members Groups and beyond. We encourage Members to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and roles. To support these activities ALT has a small, distributed staff team, who support and manage all aspects of ALT’s operations and report to the Board of Trustees.

We value participation

We encourage Members to take an active part in our governance, volunteer as Editors of publications, help organise events, and work together in Member Groups and the Members Assembly. Members directly shape what we do and full Members elect Trustees and vote at the AGM. We provide professional recognition for peer reviewers and assessors.