The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) represents individual and organisational Members from all sectors and parts of the UK. Our Membership includes practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in Learning Technology. Our community grows more diverse as Learning Technology has become recognised as a fundamental part of learning, teaching and assessment.

Our 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". We have led professionalisation in Learning Technology since 1993.

How we define Learning Technology

We define Learning Technology as the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching and assessment. Our community is made up of people who are actively involved in understanding, managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of Learning Technology. We believe that you don't need to be called 'Learning Technologist' to be one.

What we value and what we do

Our current 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.

You can explore the strategy slides, download the full text in PDF or Google docs. Visual content is available on Flickr.


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Media release: OER19: Recentering Open

08 April 2019
OER19: Recentering Open: Critical and global perspectives clearly resonates with the larger community at this point in time when the open education movement is more firmly established and can be said to becoming mainstream. While this is a sign of success, it is also a critical moment, where...
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Department for Education publishes new EdTech Strategy

03 April 2019
The DfE today publishes a new strategy for EdTech, 'Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry'. The strategy sets out the Government's aim "to support and enable the education sector in England to help develop and embed...

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards - deadline for entries 25 March 2019

19 March 2019
Celebrating excellent research and practice in Learning Technology The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology. Established in 2007, the Awards have established a benchmark for outstanding...