Who are we?
The ALT Anti-racism and Learning Technology Special Interest Group was established in Nov 2021. ARLT SIG will provide a platform for tackling sectorial racism. Outside ALT, members have been active as a group since Nov 2020. To date, there are three active groups within the SIG: Recruitment and Development, Research Connected Activities, and Guidance for Content Developers.
Join Anti-racism and Learning Technology SIG
To join the group and be kept up to date with the news and events, subscribe to the ALT-ARLTSIG mailing list.
If you would like to get involved in the organisation of the Group and its activities, let us know by expressing an interest.
Past events and recordings
View past events and recordings on Anti-racism and Learning Technology SIG's YouTube playlist.
Publications and blogs
- The group operates as a community of practice to empower and connect all members to be allies in creating an anti-racist community by sharing best practices, testing new ways of influencing learning technology and sharing lived experiences within a safe space.
- The group advocates for anti-racism within the wider learning technology community by recognising the diversity of voices and experiences in learning technology, building a sense of belonging within the community, and influencing anti-racist teaching practice with a variety of activities.
- The group provides a forum for members to discuss and progress anti-racist activities. This includes work focused on recruitment, developing staff, research, creating guidance for the community, and raising the learning technology community’s awareness of issues such as bias in technologies.
In common with ALT Members Groups and SIGs this group will:
- Support activities in line with ALT’s strategic aims
- Share ALT’s values of being participative, open, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and transparent
All group activities will follow four established community principles:
Be conscious and respectful of different viewpoints, experiences, and personal stories by being active listeners, and using welcoming and inclusive language;
Maintain confidentiality of all small group, non-recorded events/activities;
Aspire to be allies to underrepresented groups within the professional arena;
Adhere to the values of ALT.
- Dr Teeroumanee Nadan, Independent Researcher on International, Inclusive & Digital HigherEd (Chair)
- Dr Olatunde Durowoju, Liverpool John Moores University (Vice-Chair)
- Amin Neghavati, University of Bath (External Engagement Officer)
- Rachel Branham, University of West London (External Engagement Officer)
- Dr Tânia Dias Fonseca, Kingston University (Internal Engagement Officer)
- Chris Rowell, University of the Arts London (Events Officer)
- Dr Javier Mármol Queraltó, University of Southampton (Events Officer)
- Roshni Bhagotra, University of The Arts London (Events Officer)