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Guest Post: 'Can we afford not to think about affordances? Usability lessons from the ecological psychology of design'...by Dominik Lukes

05 August 2020
About This blog post is a preamble to my session at the ALT 2020 Online Summit on what we can learn from UX principles for making more accessible and inclusive learning experiences. It outlines some of the key concepts and gives background for thinking about them. Affordances and meaning We often...

'Becoming President when everything is online'...a blog post from ALT's new President, David White

05 August 2020
‘President’ is a loaded term, but my Tweets are of a higher standard than that American one, so I think it’s ok. My first ALT conference was in 2004. I remember it was at Exeter University and that I didn’t know what I was doing. Since then I’ve learnt a few things and the ALT community and events...

The role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online

03 August 2020
This is a statement by the Information Literacy Group, a special interest group of the CILIP, the library and information association. Our members come from a range of backgrounds, including significant numbers of librarians and knowledge specialists within Higher and Further Education Institutions...

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03 August 2020
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, education has been rapidly transformed by the increasing necessity to deliver remote learning and teaching, and consequently, online assessment practices....
29 July 2020
Closing date: 15 September 2020 Research in Learning Technology (RLT)  is the peer reviewed, Open Access journal published by the Association for Learning Technology. RLT aims to raise the profile of...
29 July 2020
We are delighted to announce that a number of free scholarship places are still available for the Online Summer Summit this year, thanks to our first Scholarship Sponsor, Vevox. The deadline for...
28 July 2020
The Communities of Practice project is led by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and funded by Ufi - the VocTech Trust. The project goal is to establish a successful ‘community of practice...
23 July 2020
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) on 4 March 2020.   ALT’s...
15 July 2020
It’s that time of year where we invite our Members to come and get more involved with ALT.  Taking an active part in the work of the Association ensures that all activities are shaped by Members’...
13 July 2020
The CMALT Accreditation Framework provides pathways to peer-assessed accreditation for Learning Technology professionals in the UK and internationally. Recently, the CMALT and Blended Learning...
01 July 2020
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...
25 June 2020
The programme for the 2020 Online Summer Summit is now available!  Featuring a wide variety of sessions covering all aspects of learning technology, it is sure to provide an inspiring and engaging...
18 June 2020
We are delighted to announce that a small number of scholarship places are available for the Online Summer Summit this year, thanks to our first Scholarship Sponsor, Vevox.  Organised by ALT as the...