ALT announces 400th CMALT holder

Clare Lewis, CMALT holder

We are delighted to announce that the 400th successful CMALT candidate has recently been awarded the accreditation.

Clare Lewis, Postgraduate Programme Officer at the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, is the 400th candidate to be awarded Certified Membership of ALT. She says,

‘Gaining CMALT means an awful lot to me. As a Programme Administrator, I believe it is just as important for those in support roles such as mine to be thinking and engaging with Learning Technology. All university staff contribute to a student’s learning experience and it shouldn’t just be those in dedicated Learning Technology roles and teams that look at how technology aids and shapes learning. I am very proud to be a CMALT holder as I want to keep working at my institution to champion the full possibilities of our Virtual Learning Environment and encourage staff to consider innovative pedagogic practice.’

ALT's Certified Membership Scheme (CMALT) 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
demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development.

CMALT candidates build a portfolio which allows them to reflect on and to demonstrate their experience, skills and achievements as Learning Technologists.

Commenting on this milestone and on the growing importance of professional recognition for Learning Technology skills and experience, Maren Deepwell, chief executive of ALT, says: "CMALT is becoming ever more widely recognised as the leading professional accreditation for Learning Technology professionals. ALT’s strategy sets out ambitious expansion of the current framework to provide accreditation pathways for a wider variety of professionals at different stages of their career. Celebrating the achievements of hundreds of Members across our community who have now been awarded CMALT reflects how much of a contribution they make to their institutions and as individuals."

CMALT is recognised across sectors as a valuable professional development tool and a hallmark of good practice in the field of Learning Technology.

Find out more about Certified Membership here, and see a list of current CMALT holders here. ALT offers a number of initiatives to encourage individuals and groups to participate.

This year’s open Online Winter Conference includes a number of CMALT sessions:

The Winter Conference showcases the best work in Learning Technology from across ALT’s membership. Register for free now.