Active Learning SIG

Who are we?

The ALT Active Learning Special Interest Group was established in July 2020. The ALSIG will provide a platform for sharing practice across, primary, post primary, further and higher education sectors to learn what has worked and most importantly what hasn’t to give our staff and students the confidence and expertise to use apps appropriately, effectively and to also build their digital capabilities.

Join Active Learning SIG

To join the Group and be kept up to date with the latest news and events, subscribe to the Active Learning SIG mailing list and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #alsig.

If you would like to get involved in the organisation of the Group and its activities, let us know by expressing an interest.

Future events

View Active Learning SIG's upcoming events.

Past events and recordings

View past events and recordings on Active Learning SIG's YouTube playlist.

Publications and blogs

Active Learning Special Interest Group Blog.

Our remit

  • To support colleagues from UK and Ireland (and wider) across sectors in Primary, Post Primary, Further Education and Higher Education to appropriately adopt apps and emerging technologies into their practice that facilitate active learning pedagogies in face-to-face, blended and fully online delivery modes with a focus on remote delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • To explore the pedagogic affordances of apps in all learning environments as well as the barriers and opportunities for collaborative partnership in new, unexpected and remote online learning situations.
  • To increase colleague awareness of data protection regarding Apps and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) practice.
  • To support the adoption of appropriate apps through learning design and scaffolding student digital capabilities. Incorporating collaborative and inclusive practice as well as facilitating innovations in assessment design that help build and foster digital capabilities of students and staff.
  • To provide a platform for sharing and learning from excellent practice across the education sectors.


  • Richard Beggs, Ulster University (Co-Chair)
  • Elisabetta Lando, City, University of London (Co-Chair)
  • Angelica Risquez, University of Limerick (Secretary)
  • Deborah Arnold, AUNEGe
  • Lucinda Bromfield, BPP
  • Debbie Baff, Jisc
  • Rod Cullen, MMU
  • Julie Gray, CCEA
  • Áine MacNeill, Ulster University
  • Orlagh McCabe, MMU
  • Ian Miller, EdTech Consultant
  • Stephen Rogan, Southern Regional College
  • Vilinda Ross, Queens’ University Belfast
  • Aidan Stennett, NI Assembly RaISe