About the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is the UK's leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Founded in 1993, ALT's purpose is "to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed."

In addition to the Association for Learning Technology website, you can follow ALT on X or LinkedIn .

Become a member

Associate Membership of ALT

Associate Membership is free to Imperial employees and entitles you to benefits such as event discounts and access to Members' Mailing Lists. To become an associate member, sign up here using your Imperial email address.

Certified Membership of ALT (CMALT)

Photo of CMALT certificate and badgeCMALT, 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.

The following members of Imperial staff are current CMALT holders:

  • Shireen Lock
  • Agata Sadza 
  • Moira Sarsfield
  • Katie Stripe

More information about CMALT

Join a special interest or member group

ALT run a number of special interest groups on a variety of topics such as Open Educational Resources, MOOCs and Games + Learning.

In addition, ALT support the M25-Learning Technology member group who run three meetings a year for London-based learning technology staff to meet up and share good practice, discuss common issues and solutions and network with other London institutions.

Attend an ALT event


Photo of delegates at the ALT conferenceALT runs an annual conference (ALT-C) for learning technologists which is one of the largest of its kind, and takes place every September over three days.

In addition, ALT organises an ongoing programme of events including one-day conferences, workshops and webinars. Events are usually open to all but members receive discounts on paid events.

Read an ALT publication

ALT's main publication, Research in Learning Technology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to research and good practice in the use of learning technologies. The journal is jointly published with Co-Action Publishing.

ALT also run the ALT blog with articles from members such as case studies, book reviews and conference reports. To submit an article for the blog, see the submission guidelines.

Find out more

For further information about ALT and membership, please contact Imperial's institutional representative John Ramsay, Head of Education Platforms - Digital Education Services, ICT