This 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.
What we value
We value our Members
Our Members are at the heart of everything we do. It is input from this growing community that shapes our vision and direction. Membership of ALT is open to all with an interest in Learning Technology and we actively promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.
We value participation
With over 2,500 Members, we work hard to make sure everyone can take an active part. Full Members have voting rights, and annually elect new Trustees to join the Central Executive Committee, a group of Members who govern ALT. Members also lead other activities, for example by volunteering as Editors of publications, helping to organise conferences, and acting as peer assessors for accreditation. Members also serve on Operational and Conference Committees.
We value openness
At the heart of our approach is a strong belief in the value of openness, and this is reflected in the way we operate as an Association, in our policy work, and the activities of our Membership. Our Members advocate open practice and support open publication, for example via our Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology, the #altc blog and the Open Education Special Interest Group.
We value collaboration
We enable our Members to collaborate, communicate and coordinate their work, both within the network and beyond. 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 Trustees.
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 and being independent from government funding enables us to better represent Members and influence policy. Trustees oversee the use of our resources to respond directly to the priorities of our Members in a way that is efficient, transparent and fair.