Communities of Practice Project

We support our community during this crisis. Our members are under exceptional pressure as institutions plan and implement social distancing measures within learning and teaching. We are regularly updating this page and linked resources to support our community. 

ALT are involved with the Communities of Practice project. The project goal is to establish a successful ‘community of practice’ (CoP) where vocational teaching staff are able to acquire, develop and share the digital, and digital pedagogical skills they need to thrive in vocational education.

In order to help in the current crisis, we are publishing a list of the Communities of Practice we are auditing, to help you find and connect with communities.

You can access the full list via this Google sheet

Other ways ALT is supporting our community during this crisis

We will be holding weekly online Members' Assembly Drop-In’s to help members share expertise, ask questions and come together to support each other. These Drop In’s will take place in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and are open to all. To join these no registration is needed. To join follow the weekly drop-in link at the appropriate time (we’ll also be adding these sessions to our event calendar so you can subscribe to them). 

Drop in dates - all at 12.30 - 13.30 (UK local time)

  • Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • Thursday, 23 April 2020
  • Thursday, 30 April 2020
  • Thursday, 7 May 2020
  • Thursday, 14 May 2020
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020
  • Thursday, 28 May 2020
  • Thursday, 4 June 2020

To join follow the weekly drop-in link . 

Expert webinars

We are running and supporting webinars, see our event listings for what's coming up. 

Members Directory

We are setting up a directory of consultants and commercial services, connecting those who have expertise with those who need additional input. You can add yourself to the directory here and access the full list here

Community resource list

We are curating a list of resources. To contribute, tag #altc on Twitter or email your link to . 

Extended deadlines

We have extended the deadline for entries for the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards until 30 April 2020 and will also be accepting late submissions for ALT's Annual Conference 2020

Staying connected and informed

  • #altc on Twitter: The #altc Twitter hashtag is an easy way to see and share information with the ALT community.

  • Weekly ALT News Digest: Our weekly News Digest is emailed to all Members of ALT. Submit items for the digest, or access past issues, here:

  • The #ALTC Blog: ALT publishes an online blog where members share news, opinions, case studies, reviews and other content. The blog is overseen by an editorial team under Editor-in-Chief Anne Hole. To read news and views and to find out more about the editorial team and how to write for the #altc blog, visit the blog website at:  You can also subscribe to email updates or subscribe to the RSS feed.

  • Research in Learning Technology: The Open Access journal of the Association for Learning Technology. Research in Learning Technology (RLT)  is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal published by the Association for Learning Technology. RLT aims to raise the profile of research in Learning Technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. RLT publishes articles in the following broad areas: technology enhanced learning, online learning, distance learning, mobile learning, flexible learning, wearable technologies, simulation, learning environments, learning spaces, pedagogy, open educational practice and social media.