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.


OER20 - save the date

OER20 Conference: Call for proposals now open

15 October 2019
Organised by the Association for Learning Technology in the UK, this is the 11th annual OER conference for Open Education research, practice and policy.The conference will be co-chaired by Mia Zamora, Daniel Villar-Onrubia and Jonathan Shaw.  Read more about the conference co-chairs. We are...

Winter Conference 2019: Call for proposals and registration now open!

08 October 2019
The Online Winter Conference will take place online 11-12 December 2019. Now in its 6th year, the ALT Online Winter Conference is back to showcase some of the best Learning Technology from ALT Members from across sectors. It is free to attend and open to all. Register for the ALT Online Winter...
Strategy consultation visual

Have your say for ALT's new strategy - update from the Chair and Chief Executive

02 October 2019
Dear Members We wrote to you in July 2019 to update you that we will launch the next strategy for ALT and together with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sheila MacNeill, I am excited to share an update about how our work is progressing. As well as the suggestions we are receiving via the...