Anti-Racism and Learning Technology SIG

Who we are 

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.

Contact the SIG via arltsig@alt.ac.uk.

Our remit

  • 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

Our principles

All group activities will follow five established community principles:

  1. Use welcoming and inclusive language
  2. Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  3. Be allies to each other and beyond
  4. Be active listeners
  5. Be conscious and respectful of the difficulty of sharing personal or sensitive stories

Future events

View ARLTSIG's upcoming events.

Officers

  • Chair, Dr Teeroumanee Nadan, Independent Researcher on International, Inclusive & Digital HigherEd

  • Secretary, Stella Ekebuisi, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Internal Promotion Lead, Dr Tania Dias Fonseca, Kingston University

  • Events Officer, Matt Lingard, London College of Communication

  • Events Officer Lead, Chris Rowell, University of the Arts London 

  • Dr Monica Chavez, City of Liverpool College

We will be recruiting for more officers soon, further information will be made available on this page.