ALT contributes learning technology professional profile as part of building Jisc’s digital capability project

Jisc have developed a series of role profiles to complement the Digital Capability Framework developed as part of the ongoing Building Digital Capability project. The profiles provide examples of the digital skills used by staff across and within different roles, showing how new areas of practice are emerging, and how individuals might use their digital skills in different areas of their designated roles. The roles profiled are:

  • HE teacher

  • FE and skills teacher

  • Library and information professional

  • Learning technologist

  • Leader

  • Researcher

  • Learner

The framework and all the role profiles can be consulted at

The profiles might be used:

  • by individuals to review their own development, and/or to ensure their digital capabilities are fully recognised and credited e.g. in appraisal and review;

  • by teams and team leaders to assess collective strengths and priorities, and identify areas in which new skills need to be developed or recruited;

  • as the basis for a local version, with language and examples relevant to local requirements;

  • to develop or curate resources relevant to people in specific roles.

The learning technologist role mapping was developed in collaboration with ALT, and loosely mapped to the Certified Member of ALT (CMALT) framework, building on the key principles of the CMALT scheme and its commitment to critical, reflective practice.

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;

  • demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development.

Currently, existing mappings of CMALT include:

  • CMALT and UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) [download a PDF mapping of CMALT and the UKPSF];

  • CMALT and Blended Learning Essentials for vocational education [further info & a mapping is available to download] ;

  • CMALT and ocTEL, the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning [further info];

  • CMALT Australasia which provides a version of CMALT for individuals in Australasia;

  • CMALT and internal CPD provision: we offer a discounted registration rate for groups from ALT member organisations. Coming soon will be more information about CMALT integration into internal CPD provision.

Have a look at the CMALT Prospectus [PDF] for a brief introduction to the scheme.