Published in: ALT News
Published on: 18 July 2017

Digital skills are essential in today’s workplace, as there are few jobs that don’t require these skills, yet employers report a shortage of digital skills. It is therefore vital for teachers to expand the digital skills of their learners.

Published in: #ALTC Blog
Published on: 18 July 2017

eLearning@ed is a community of practice at the University of Edinburgh, which brings together learning technologists and academic colleagues through meet ups and events. This year’s annual conference looked at Playful learning.

Opening Keynote Prof Nicola Whitton (Manchester Metropolitan University), introduced playful learning (and her early love of the ZXSpectrum) and the importance of having space to fail. She highlighted three key aspects to build into teaching and learning: freedom to fail – particularly the usefulness of the “micro fail”; lusory attitude – a...

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 17 July 2017

The summer meeting of the East Midlands Learning Technologists group has the theme 'Learning Analytics: Using data to improve the learner experience'. 

The data we collect from learners can be really powerful in helping us to shape and improve learning and educational institutions and organisations are pushing to use learner data more effectively. But, how can we use this data most effectively? How...

Published in: ALT News
Published on: 17 July 2017

The #altc blog gives voice to news and opinions of Member of ALT. It publishes blog posts on a variety of topics of interest to the Learning Technology community, from reviews of conferences, new technology and books, via news of innovative practice to opinion pieces. Since its transition from newsletter to blog, the readership and output of the blog has increased significantly and the blog is going from strength to strength.

Published in: ALT Announce
Published on: 14 July 2017
Published in: ALT News
Published on: 13 July 2017

CMALT, ALT’s Certified Membership scheme, is a peer-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT to enable people whose work involves learning technology to:

  • have their experience and capabilities certified by peers

Published in: #altc 2017
Published on: 12 July 2017

With less than two months to go before the conference registration is busy and we are looking forward to a full programme in September. With the exhibition now fully booked, we are now offering final opportunities to support the event and get involved as a conference sponsor.

Why get involved?

Reach a broad range of sectors – our  500+ participants come from Higher and Further Education, Further Education, industry and adult learning as well as schools.

We have an international reach – in 2016 we welcomed participants from over 14 countries...

Published in: ALT Announce
Published on: 10 July 2017
Dear Members

Today is a good day for the Association and our journal, Research in
Learning Technology, as we re-open for submissions. See

We have already received our first submission and will publish the first
new article shortly.

Taking more ownership of the journal’s content and associated data will
provide more continuity for authors and readers alike, ensuring that the
growing body of research and evidence continues to be a valuable resource
for ALT Members and the...
Published in: ALT News
Published on: 10 July 2017

Members will be pleased to see that ALT's Open Access journal, Research in Learning Technology, has now re-opened for submissions.

Published in: ALT Events
Published on: 07 July 2017
9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy

OER18 turns the focus on one of the often-cited benefits of 'open' – the promise of inclusivity. How do the resources, methods and projects that make up open education support making education available to all? As a movement over 15 years old, has open education made an impact – on learners, on society and on education? What can we do to to support learning in the open – and how can we use open to support learning? The conference will be chaired by academic and open...