How our profession is changing

Key findings from ALT's Annual Survey 2021/22

This report explores one of the key questions we ask in the survey: how are institutions investing in Technology-Enhanced Learning? We continue to see an increase in investment of over 30% overall, although smaller than the previous year, when 45% of Members reported an increase in their budgets. From 2020 to 2021, investment in permanent posts has increased from 32% to 54%, and for fixed term posts from 34% to 50%, emphasizing the continued and growing demands for Learning Technology professionals in the long term.

Reflecting on the findings, Chair of ALT, Professor Helen O'Sullivan says

"The results of this survey will not be a surprise to members and reflects the enormous influence that they have had on enabling universities (and colleges) to respond and now adapt to the circumstances of the pandemic.  I am really pleased that members value the sense of community, support and professional development that they get from being part of ALT and the Trustees are committed to finding ways to continue to serve that purpose into the post-pandemic reality."

ALT’s Annual Survey has run each year since 2014, with a number of the core questions remaining unchanged. We think it provides a unique insight into how learning technology is used across sectors as well as identifying emerging trends in current and future practice.

Other Key findings 2021/22

Explore key findings from this year's survey:

Trends in Learning Technology 

This report focuses on how the Learning Technology landscape is changing through a focus on tools and technologies and also professional practice. Our findings provide insight into how blended and hybrid models are becoming the main mode of learning, for 66% of our Members and that student engagement continues to be the number one drive behind the adoption of learning technology.