Framework for Ethical Learning Technology: new developments

Framework overview

ALT’s Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT) is designed to support individuals, organisations and industry in the ethical use of learning technology across sectors. Here is an update on new developments relating to the framework: 

Collaborative Review of Ethical Approaches to Online Assessment

With collective interest from digital education practitioners across the ALT, HeLF and ucisa communities there is an opportunity to collectively review ethical aspects of online assessment using the ALT Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT). Our aim is to publish a white paper or similar document about ethical approaches to online assessment across the sector featuring 3-5 case studies aligned with the Framework for Ethical Learning Technology. 

Who’s involved

We have opportunities for individuals to contribute by sharing existing policies and regulations relating to online assessment and/or to be involved in reflective review activities and the development of the case studies. This collation, review and development work will commence in May with case studies being compiled by the end of September. These studies will then feed into the White Paper which will be published in November and then published and presented at events across the sector in December 2022. 


THE Digital Universities Week and Ahead by Bett

ALT took part in the THE Digital Universities Week, in a session chaired by ALT’s CEO Dr Maren Deepwell, and speakers including Chair of ALT, Professor Helen O’Sullivan, Provost and deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Chester, Dr Javiera Athenas, Senior lecturer in teaching and learning enhancement at the University of Suffolk and President of ALT David White, Head of digital education and academic practice at the University of the Arts London. The session explored how the framework was developed and shared resources for curriculum development and learning technology projects. ALT also led a session at Ahead by Bett, focused on the practical implementation of the FELT framework, exploring ethical approaches to digital leadership. This session enabled participants to discuss how to make use of the framework more effectively and discuss what issues institutions are facing. 

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Keep informed and contribute

The work to further develop the framework is now underway. We invite you to:

  • Keep informed: Members will receive a quarterly update about the new framework. If you are not already a Member, consider joining or sign up to our public monthly updates;
  • Join the summit: we are holding an annual summit meeting online, helping you learn about the new strategic developments and research;
  • Contribute: We are actively looking for contributions in order to develop a robust baseline of policies and practice.